Janet McElligott: Negotiating a Successful Business as a Solopreneur

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Janet McElligott is best described as a force of nature. A strong person with a bold personality, she is not the type of woman to sit idly by until she is called to action. Her fortitude and expertise as a political advisor made her the first female in history to advise an Arab head of state, and she continues to advise on hostage situations and serves as an unofficial liaison between the Catholic Church of Sudan and the Sudanese government. ... Continue Reading



Tracy Willard – A Working Mom Builds a Foundation for Success

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, August 30th, 2013

In 2007, Tracy Willard was living the American dream. She drove away from her beautiful Montana home each morning to a rewarding job, and at the end of the day, returned to her husband and two little girls. A educator of fifteen years, she had recently landed a position in the department of education at Montana State University, which is a dream come true for a passionate teacher. She looked forward to her days at school and evenings at home, ... Continue Reading



Jenny Parsons – Working Mom on a Mission

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, August 26th, 2013

Jenny Parsons is on a mission. She has a vision of what her life will look like a year from now, and she is well on her way there. A devoted wife and mother of three boys, her family is her top priority. With them in mind, she has mapped out plans for the future, and her determination to ensure her family’s happiness is a testament of strength and patience. Five years ago, the Parsons were struggling financially. Their auto dealership ... Continue Reading



Meribeth Puckett – A New Career for a New Life

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The heat was brutal in Virginia during the summer of 2012. Long, humid August days fatigued D.C. commuters and checked the pace of enthusiastic outdoor joggers. Nightfall offered little respite from daytime temperatures, and the entire metropolitan area became like a pressure cooker, slowly but steadily gathering steam. In a local hospital bed within a cool, quiet room, Meribeth Puckett’s husband lay dying. Having been diagnosed with kidney failure five years earlier, he had now reached a terminal condition. Dialysis was ... Continue Reading



Amy Byrd – Taking Wing and Becoming Her Own Boss

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

If you told Amy Byrd four years ago that she would one day be in direct sales, she wouldn’t have believed you.  “I would have told you that you’re crazy,” she affirms.  A pharmaceutical sales rep of nine years, Amy was already successful in her career, and her sights were set on motherhood, and the children she wanted to have with her husband, Stephan. When the couple began their family by adopting two children from China, Amy traded in her ... Continue Reading



Ask Me Anything

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, August 19th, 2013

Any attorney might tell you that the worst thing that can happen in court is getting asked a question to which you don’t know the correct answer. What color was the man’s sweatshirt? requires an answer, and if you’re the one being cross-examined, an “I’m not sure” can cast just the right amount of doubt in the jury’s minds. But maybe you can’t remember. You aren’t prepared for this question. Was it blue, or was it yellow? Your mind races. ... Continue Reading



Allison Flynn – Multiplying Success

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, August 16th, 2013

Imagine being in the prime of your life and wanting a child more than anything. Like many young women, Allison Flynn had plans to start a family with her husband, Dan, a few years ago when Allison was thirty years old. In her twenties, she had been a teacher, but switched careers early on and worked her way up the corporate ladder in a fortune 500 company. She says with enthusiasm that she loved every minute of it, but she ... Continue Reading



In the Long Run: Investing in Your Long Term Success as a Solopreneur

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

What invisible force pushes a marathon runner to reach the finish line? Sometimes it seems like people who attain great things in life are being guided by something mysterious and magical; an inner strength that almost seems non-human. What makes us human in the first place, though, is that we doubt, and make mistakes. Being humans, we are also meant to survive and push through, because we have survived on this earth for a very long time. We know how ... Continue Reading



Christie Waechter – Setting the Stage for Success

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, August 12th, 2013

Christie Waechter took a final bow, then stepped off the stage of her college theater and into the arms of the man she married. A theater major, she had already played many roles over the years, though none of them would compare to the most challenging but rewarding role she would play in life as a mother to five children. For twelve years, Christie devoted all of her energy into being a wife and stay at home mom. Christie was someone’s ... Continue Reading



Lisa Meade – A Solopreneur’s Small Steps to Big Victories

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, August 9th, 2013

“To feel a sense of peace every day, knowing that you’re doing exactly what you should be doing in your life, and that you’re exactly where you need to be.” That is how Lisa Meade describes success. Lisa had recently left behind a successful career as a pharmaceutical manager in preparation for the child she and her husband were seeking to adopt, and were already in the process of adoption. While that adoption didn't work out, Lisa knew that eventually the ... Continue Reading