Leah Yim – On The #RFJourney

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The following story recounts how this Independent Consultant utilized one of the many Rodan + Fields® Programs designed to motivate and incentivize dedicated Consultants who are working to grow their business.


Between flying for Hawaiian Airlines and caring for two special needs children, Leah Yim admits that, “caring for myself is usually the furthest thing from my mind.” But a new opportunity allowed her to continue attending to the well-being of her loved ones and start investing some time into her own success.

Though she’d heard of Rodan + Fields® before, Leah’s journey didn’t begin until September of 2015, when she learned more from a friend at a barbecue. Afterward, Leah and her sister, Heather, eagerly joined the business together. “We linked arms from the beginning, and the rest is history.”

R+F Consultant Leah Yim headshot

Securing a Fast Start

Leah joined Rodan + Fields as an Independent Consultant right before the baby luau for her daughter’s first birthday—a joyous but expensive celebration that made money tighter than usual. As a result, when she signed on with R+F, she didn’t tell her husband what she was doing. “I purchased the business kit on my credit card and hoped that the Fast Start Program would help me earn the money back before Jeremy even noticed it was gone,” Leah laughs.

Both she and her sister did earn their reimbursements from Fast Start, and have been running full speed ever since. Leah was surprised at her immediate success. “We were blind in the beginning, but we were sharing with such excitement. Heather had the product testimony, I had the facts and figures—and between our opposite natures, it just worked. I don’t know that I would have jumped in as a Consultant if it weren’t for the Fast Start Program!”

Leah's R+F Ohana

Leah’s R+F Ohana

Leading the way to Level V Circle

The next step for the pair was to build their businesses through the Lead the Way Program. Leah was motivated by Lead the Way’s Milestone rewards—especially the gifts she could pass on to others. “I gave the Bose® Bluetooth speaker to my husband, and I liked that I could reward and surprise him.” Other gifts went to her kids and relatives, making Leah’s business a family affair.

Leah and her husband, Jeremy,  Leading the Way in Banff, Canada

Leah and her husband, Jeremy, Leading the Way in Banff, Canada

The final Lead the Way reward was Leah’s favorite incentive. “My sister and I got to go to Banff, Canada, with our husbands. It was such an amazing experience.” This trip also fueled Leah’s fire for learning. “Being in Canada was such a game-changer for my business. It gave me the confidence I needed to be a true leader for my team.”

The new Level V Circle Program was introduced to Leah at the perfect time on her business journey. “The harder goals seemed impossible to me at first… but what’s so cool about this program is that it is so possible and can set you up for the future. This one is not about you. This is about supporting others on your team.” With encouragement from Uilani Cordiero, Nohea Daliva, Heather, and other leaders, Team Heart + Hustle rallied to meet the new goal. Working 20 hours per week, Leah achieved Level V Circle in August of 2016.

Nashville, Here we come!  This was Leah visualizing her team as a Level V Circle team before it actually happened.

Nashville, Here we come! This was Leah visualizing her team as a Level V Circle team before it actually happened.

Life-changing results

Leah expresses deep gratitude for the impact her business has had on her family. “I’m a totally different person now than I was a year and a half ago. R+F allows both me and my husband to be home with our children.” The family went from just barely making ends meet to moving into a beautiful and accessible home that “definitely improved our quality of life. We’re now giving back to many of the groups that helped us during our hardest years.”

Leah's son Elijah, who will be walking the RFX stage with her

Leah’s son Elijah, who will be walking the stage with her

Today, Leah is confidently running for Lexus with Premier V and RFX on the horizon. “I dream the impossible dream now!” Becoming an RFX Circle Achiever means much more than simply the title for her. “RFX seemed like it would never be in the cards for me—just like my son was told he’d never be able to walk. Our journeys are intertwined. He is now standing on his own and walking with my assistance. When I walk across that stage, I believe Elijah will be walking with me.”


Tell Me More…

Which R+F Program have you achieved, and what are you running for next? I have achieved the Fast Start Program, Lead the Way, and, most recently, Level V Circle. My team and I are now running for Lexus volume.

Where would you most like to live? I wouldn’t live anywhere else than Hawaii. I’m very fortunate to get to visit and experience many places, but no place is like my home.

What is your favorite R+F product? My favorite product has got to be the REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream.

Advice for newcomers on the journey? Just do it. Have faith in this Company.


The information, materials and views provided by a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant during this presentation are her or his own and do not necessarily represent the views of Rodan + Fields. Rodan + Fields makes no representations about the accuracy of the information. The stories shared may be atypical experiences among Consultants who join the business. Actual earnings vary significantly, and no income is promised or guaranteed. Potential Consultants are urged to perform their own due diligence prior to making any decision to participate.

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For information regarding earnings under the Canada R+F Compensation Plan, see the Income Disclosure Statement. We estimate that in Canada the typical plan participant will earn between $1,700 and $2,000 CAD per year.



One response to “Leah Yim – On The #RFJourney”

  1. Lahela Rapozo says:

    I was touched by your coaching and testimony last year in Oahu. Your sweet spirit and genuine intent in loving and helping others will take you beyond RFX. So excited for your journey and grateful for your genuine aloha and desire to help others. My best to your beautiful babies and ohana!!

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