Holly Brewer – Writing Her Own Success Story
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

When she graduated from North Carolina State University, Holly Brewer formed a very clear career plan: she wanted to work for a national CPA firm and eventually become a business consultant and entrepreneur. Surprisingly, that last step came true in a field completely outside of accounting. “I’m the daughter, granddaughter, and wife of entrepreneurs. It was in my blood. I knew what it took to work for yourself, and I always dreamed of the benefits of owning your 24 hours. I put that dream on hold for a while, but never in a million years could I have known I would bring it to fruition by helping Independent Consultants across the United States, Canada, and Australia build businesses in skincare. My life has truly come full circle.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Holly Brewer

Pursuing motherhood

Holly’s journey toward Rodan + Fields began in 1998 when she gave up a promising career as a CPA to raise her first child. “When Anderson was born, he really did redefine my career path and I realized my life goals had changed. My ‘master plan’ was to build a career and climb the corporate ladder until I could venture out and start a business of my own, but having a child helped me understand that where you invest your time really matters. I wanted to invest my time into my children, and I was so fortunate that my husband Paul supported that. In place of a career, I started to pursue motherhood.”

After 13 years of raising her two sons, Holly started getting antsy. It was finally time to reawaken her dream. “We were feeling the pinch of the recession and needed another career in the family. I also missed having something of my own, and I started feeling a nudge I can’t explain — I just knew there was something new on the horizon for me. I was still so passionate about entrepreneurialism and wanted to help other people build businesses of their own. I wanted a position where I could have flexibility and I could feel challenged and experience personal growth. Somewhere I could feel like I was making a difference. But when I really started looking, I could not come up with a single option that provided those things.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Holly Brewer and Family

Holly and her husband, Paul, with their sons Anderson and Bennett.

Taking a brand new turn

Holly learned about Rodan + Fields in the midst of her search, when Jen Parish reached out to share her new skincare business. “I shared the idea with Paul, who had been a strong believer in Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields (and their products) since before we met. He thought I’d be crazy not to partner with them. This shocked me. I’d never been in sales in my entire life, and I’d never had any interest. It’s so ironic that now I’ve built a very successful career in sales! At the time, I knew this opportunity would take me so far outside my comfort zone — but I was so overwhelmingly intrigued by what was being offered to me that I really did believe in my heart that I could be successful. Jen started her business in May 2012, I joined her in June, and we both put our heads down and went to work.”

Within the first few weeks, Holly grew to be passionate about her new skincare products and the opportunity they carried. “I started using REVERSE, and that Regimen did more for the appearance of my skin in two and a half months than my dermatologist had been able to do for me in two and a half years. I also became super passionate about the business-building aspect of Rodan + Fields. Until you are part of R+F, you honestly can’t believe how unique and supportive it truly is. I was given everything I needed to succeed, and my Upline leader Jessica Edwards was so abundantly generous with her knowledge. The community, the collaboration, and the friendships are absolutely incredible.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Holly Brewer at the Home Office

Holly and her Sideline, Downline, and Upline RFx friends at Voices of the Field.

Reaching for initial achievements

Holly continually learned everything she could about R+F and started sharing the news with everyone in her network. “I tuned into training calls and immediately became a student of this business. When I saw that Rodan + Fields was bringing value to people who really needed help with their skin, my belief grew exponentially. We truly have the best products on the market, and we have a business that’s, frankly, unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I went out and told as many people as I could about what R+F was doing and the value we were bringing to the marketplace.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Holly Brewer in Ashville

Holy and the Level V leaders in Asheville, NC — winter 2017.

Within six months, Holly had achieved Level V — what she remembers as: “the gateway to the good stuff. That was the foundation where I really started to build a substantial business. In those six months, I worked hard. I put in anywhere from 15-40 hours each week from wherever I was — whether at home, in the car, or on vacation. Apparently that was intriguing to other people as well, because Team Credo started to grow quickly. By the second anniversary of starting my business I earned my Lexus. The following year I became an RFX Circle Achiever.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Holly Brewer at Celebration

Team Credo at Holly’s Lexus celebration  2014.

Supporting her success

Holly’s Rodan + Fields business has brought benefits she never dreamed were possible. “What I’m most proud of is that my kids have been inspired to think outside the box as well. Never once when I was a stay-at-home mom did my boys look at me and say ‘I want to be like you someday’ — but after a couple of years with R+F, my son Anderson told me that he wants to be a leader just like me. That would not have happened without this opportunity.”

Looking back on her journey so far, Holly is thankful for the myriad of supporters that helped her work toward her biggest goals. “I especially give Paul credit for being who he is as a partner and spouse. I’m very thankful that he was willing to go on this journey with me and to adapt as our lives were changing. I also have to mention the mentors and friends whose partnership has been such a gift! I’m so grateful to Romi Neustadt, Jenni Pilcher, Amy Hofer, and Marissa McDonough for being like family to me. The other benefits of this business are incredible, but the friendships we form as R+F Independent Consultants are the best part.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Holly Brewer and Husband

Paul and Holly in Paris following the RFX trip to Cannes.

Writing her success story

Moving forward, Holly is dedicated to pursuing the freedom to honor her greatest priorities in life. She wants to continue empowering new entrepreneurs, growing the Rodan + Fields brand, and helping her team members build their own dreams. “I never knew that I was going to be able to write a success story like this in a matter of years. Sometimes your life doesn’t unfold in the way you expect it to. We consistently worked and we persisted and we believed so strongly in what we had that we could not be deterred or discouraged. I’m so glad I was willing to open up my mind and my heart to something new and different — because it has completely redefined my family’s life and the lives of countless others.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Holly Brewer and Power Partners

Holly and her power partners, the Neustadts, Hofers, and Cassidys in Cannes.


Tell Me More…

What one word do you most relate to? Hardworking

Where do you draw your inspiration from in life? My faith, my family, the outdoors, and people who work hard and overcome obstacles to get to where they want to be.

Favorite pet? Hamp, my golden retriever

What was the biggest R+F hurdle you overcame? Letting go of the fear of what people might think about me and my own preconceived notions about sales in general.

Who’s the most influential person in your life? My father


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2 responses to “Holly Brewer – Writing Her Own Success Story”

  1. Sara Dwyer says:

    Nobody can crunch a number like this company and their business owners! So proud of you! Congrats Holly!

  2. Donna Chambers says:

    Ypoua re amazing!

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