Kelli Chunn – Legacy and Impact

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

When she signed up as a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant, Kelli Chunn never expected the decision would change her life. “I went to an event in a tiny little town in Mississippi, and when I joined, all I wanted was for my Rodan + Fields business to make enough additional income to pay for my products and maybe allow me to save a little extra money on the side. I thought that was really reaching for the stars. To imagine four years later, this Company has given me the opportunity to earn a Lexus… it’s just craziness. I would never have dreamt it in my wildest dreams!”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Kelli Chunn

Finding a skincare solution

Back in spring 2013, before R+F ever entered her world, Kelli was doing everything she could to make up for a season of financial hardship in her family. She was working three different jobs as a nurse practitioner, and often worked 90 hour weeks. “As much as I loved my career, I was working so many hours that it just wasn’t enjoyable anymore. I was at the hospital all day every day, trading time for money and just going through the motions. Life was passing me by.”

Kelli also struggled with adult acne during that time and found herself surprised by an unexpected solution. “I was totally put off when another nurse practitioner said to me, ‘You are too cute to be walking around with all that acne on your face. You need to let me help you clear that up.’ I intended to never speak to her again. That obviously didn’t happen, and I’m glad! I was still a total skeptic when I eventually ordered UNBLEMISH, and circled the 60 day return date in my calendar. But lo and behold, by the end of those first two months, my skin looked better than it had in ten years.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Kelli Chunn - Lexus License

Kelli’s Lexus lisense plate with the “What If” Rodan + Fields tagline.

Overcoming her fears

Kelli later read about owning her own skincare business on the Rodan + Fields website and was immediately intrigued. “I couldn’t help but think maybe this was our answer! Maybe this would allow me to be home more, cut back the hours I was working, and have some control over my schedule. Maybe this would help me get my life back.” Still, she felt a bit nervous about getting into sales. “I quit Girl Scouts because of the cookies. If you can’t sell some Thin Mints in Mississippi, you are not a saleswoman! But I realized quickly that R+F has something for everybody. Even someone like me, with no sales experience, could leverage this incredible brand.”

Meanwhile, people already started noticing something different in Kelli’s appearance. “They asked if I’d had a new haircut, lost a few pounds, or changed my makeup. They couldn’t quite put their finger on the fact that my skin looked so different. I had no idea about the power of this vehicle when I started. I thought, if just those individuals bought from me, maybe I could meet my goal!” Kelli held her first launch event with eight women, six who became Preferred Customers and two who went on to join her team. “From that night on I promoted, got my first fully commissioned check, and was totally hooked.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Kelli Chunn and Husband

Kelli and her husband, Scottie, hiking at Lake Louise on her reward trip to Canada.

Rewarded for her work

Meshing her new career with her existing schedule was a challenge Kelli readily accepted. “My Rodan + Fields business opened up a new world to me. At lunch everybody else would go to the lounge area and eat, and I would stay in my office to listen to a training call or read a network-marketing book. I was totally obsessed! Every free minute I had was devoted back to my R+F business.” Her hard work paid off in April of 2014 when Kelli chose to leave her extra part-time jobs. Still putting in a consistent 10 hours per week, she aimed even higher.

“I remember telling my husband that this was my year to earn Level V. My Upline RFX Leader Barbie Bassett suggested I host weekly events and challenged my team members to do the same. She said, ‘If you’re doing that, Level V’s going to come. And when you build an audience, I will come and speak.’ That was all I needed to hear. My team gained a ton of momentum, and I hit Level III, Level IV, and Level V the very next month. I achieved Premier V and Lexus the following years.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Kelli Chunn and Team

Kelli and the Team SMILE family at her Lexus Celebration.

Legacy and impact

When Kelli went to her first leadership luncheon that year, she gave careful thought to what owning a skincare business meant to her. “At that time, I said ‘legacy’ would be my focus. I don’t have children, but in the relationship I have with other people in this business, I feel like I am building a legacy where I will be remembered. But over the years, this question has evolved into something much bigger. Now it’s all about ‘impact’. I just feel like the universe is really up to something in my little leg of this Company. It’s amazing to watch us have an immediate and long-lasting impact on someone’s life.”

Kelli finds plenty of opportunities to make an impact while leading Team S.M.I.L.E (Succeed. Motivate. Inspire. Lead. Encourage.) “As Independent Consultants, we’re so celebrated by R+F! At every little milestone you get recognition: a gift in the mail or the trip of a lifetime! But the best part of being in R+F is the relationships and the community. I had such a small social circle when I started, but now four years later I have business partners in three countries. It’s mind-boggling. I didn’t expect it at all! I’m just so proud of my team and the culture we’ve created. If nothing else ever came out of this business, that’s enough.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Kelli Chunn Toasting in Canada

Kelli joining in on a toast in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada.

Feeling at home in herself

Over the course of her years with R+F, Kelli has learned so much about herself. “I have grown into someone I never knew I could be! The personal development I’ve gained through this business has been one of the best perks. I didn’t know how much I would need to grow… but I also didn’t know how much I could grow. This business really has made me a better-rounded and kind-hearted person, and I really think it’s because the heart of this Company is filled to the brim with positivity.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Kelli Chunn in Napa Valley

Kelli and Scottie in the vineyards of Napa Valley on her Premier V reward trip.

While on her Premier V trip, Kelli heard the phrase that perfectly illustrated this point: At R+F we value passion and purpose, over power and position. “Hearing Heidi Wismiller say those words, it was almost like the ground shook beneath me. I felt such a strong affirmation that I’m in the right place at the right time and with the right people. I fully believe that you saying ‘yes’ to this business, regardless of what you do or do not accomplish, may turn out to be someone else’s answered prayer. It’s about so much more than just business. This really is Life-changing Skincare.”


To contact Kelli about joining her team or purchasing products, connect with her here.


Tell Me More…

What one word do you most relate to? I’ve always said LEGACY… but I have come to realize that legacy is really about the IMPACT you make along the way.

Have there been any especially significant people in your R+F journey? Barbie Bassett, my Upline RFX leader.

Best meal you’ve ever had? My momma’s fried chicken, potato salad, black-eyed peas, and cornbread. It can’t be beat! (Imagine this answer in your best southern accent, because I’ve sure got a thick one.)

If you could meet anyone, who would it be? Mother Teresa. No question. She made an impact by LOVING PEOPLE. ALL people. ALL the time.

What is my favorite R+F product? I’m an 80’s lady and spent way too much time in the sun. Thanks to REVERSE, no one has to know that! It’s also the product that made me research this company and ultimately join, totally changing the trajectory of my life.R




10 responses to “Kelli Chunn – Legacy and Impact”

  1. Kelli is the lady that I worked beside as a nurse and watched her grow her RF business and surpass her goals every month! I too was working long hours and missing special moments with my family! After about 1 year of watching Kelli’s growth I decided I wanted a piece of that pie!
    I already believed in the products and was ready to jump on board . As Kelli mentions in her story how this business has helped her personal growth , I am a firm believer that God placed this opportunity in my lap for this very reason! I have learned to be more positive and have grown so much within myself. I feel like I know am more in tune with my purpose and love sharing this opportunity with others to help them find theirs. Kelli has been such a great team leader and mentor. I am truly thankful for all of her hard work and dedication .

  2. Susan King says:

    Congratulations Kelli!!! You are a shining light for TEAM SMILE and many more!!!

  3. Sara J says:

    Awesome lady! Awesome team leader! Awesome new friend! She has been such a help in me getting started in my business and such an inspiration! Any question, any idea, any thought, or even when I was so scared in the beginning, she is such a cheerleader! I can’t say enough about her! ❤️❤️❤️

  4. Rhonda Bailey says:

    congratulations, Kelly! I has been amazing watching you grow your own business.

  5. So PROUD to be a part of Kelli’s team and journey!! She is one of the most selfless, caring individuals who goes above and beyond to help her teammates. She has so many innovative ideas, and shares whatever she can to help. So grateful for this lady! RF has really REDEFINED her life, and she’s using it to impact others so they can Redefine theirs!

  6. Christine Perillo says:

    Kelli Chunn has been an inspiration to me since I joined Rodan & Fields 2 years ago. Nothing in this article suprises me. She depicts integrity and intelligence and a genuine personality. Kelli is a true blue person and an awesome Team Leader!!

  7. Kelli took care of my Mama for years, and Mama always had nice things to say about her. Kelli is so motivated, inspiring, and carries such integrity and dignity with her at all times, that it was no surprise when I joined her team. Now Kelli is my mentor, gently guiding me and keeping me accountable. She is always helpful, gives constructive feedback, and I have never ever ever ever in the many years I have known her, ever seen this woman as anything less than positive. She can turn a bad situation into something to look forward to, even if its just for it to be over. Kelli has a heart of gold and I am so proud of all her accomplishments. She is definitely building a life of legacy and impact!

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