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Jen Schmeling – Inspired By Community

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Jen Schmeling has always recognized the power of making quality relationships and values her close friendships. So when her good friend introduced her to the Rodan + Fields business, Jen was immediately intrigued, especially since she had been observing her friend as she went from experiencing great results with the products to enjoying her new community as an R+F Consultant. Inspired by all the connections her friend was making and the life she had created for herself, Jen made the decision to start her own R+F business in January of 2017.

Discovering Community
During this time, Jen and her husband had been struggling with infertility. Though disheartened, they remained dedicated to starting a family and pursued the alternative path of adoption. By continuing to work her business during this difficult time, she became aware of how the R+F community offered a level of comfort during this time in her life. Uplifted and motivated by her new positive community, Jen began to work on growing her business by making quality connections and proactively sharing R+F.

Jen with her close friend and sponsor, LaChelle Wieme.

Buoyed by the strong foundation of Customers she was cultivating through thoughtful reach-outs, Jen next turned her focus to growing her team of Consultants. “I invited my good friend to come to a regional R+F event thinking she wouldn’t be interested in the business at all – and she was! So she joined me the next week and told me, ‘that was awesome, I need this in my life’.” Encouraged by her friend’s response, Jen continued to share the opportunity of R+F with others and watched her team begin to grow.

Making Quality Connections
When reaching out to prospective team members, Jen developed a strategy. “When I reach out to someone, I want to genuinely connect with that person. I think, ‘How can I benefit them but also, how can they benefit my team as well’. It’s a cool perk that we can pick who we want to work with.” By recognizing the value of reaching out to others mindfully, Jen’s team began to grow with like-minded individuals who inspire each other to be the best versions of themselves. Her success at building a strong foundation from the very beginning gave Jen the confidence that her team could continue to empower more people by sharing the R+F opportunity.

Jen with her husband and children.

Her Mission Moving Forward
After enduring the challenging process of foster care, Jen and her husband were able to adopt four beautiful children. Now thrilled with her family of six, Jen looks back on what she considers a very lonely time in her life. Though she found little support to ease the weight of the adoption process in the beginning, her R+F community eventually inspired her to remain confident. “My experience with infertility, foster care and adoption has opened this door to where I, in the next ten years, would love to do more to support those individuals facing those challenges.” As a Level I Executive Consultant, Jen’s more motivated than ever to share her story while offering the R+F opportunity to reach those in need of support.

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