My journey with running my own business began with Chloe & Isabel. I became a Chloe & Isabel merchandiser in the fall of 2014. It was a leap of faith and once of those no-idea-what-to-expect kind of adventures. (Those are always the best kind!)
I had just wrapped up graduate school in May 2014, gotten married in June 2014, and was finding that I needed something to propel my creative energy into. I fell in love with the bead + chain wrap bracelets, and the rest is history.
Sometimes life throws you opportunities and you have 2 options:
say 'yes, and'
turn and walk away
(okay, I know most decisions are never that simple but, hey, sometimes they are!)
In this case, I said 'yes, and'. ('yes, and' is my husbands life motto and a phrase based on improv comedy. To learn more about saying 'yes, and' in leadership and life, check him out here.)
Side note: I know people get all weird and prickly feeling when you hear someone sells something. I get that. I get weird and prickly feeling talking about it still sometimes. One of my resolutions is to take myself and my business more seriously so here I am, telling you about it.
My adventure changed me and brought me leadership skills that I would not have gotten in my career in higher education.
With Chloe & Isabel, I learned every day what it means to run a business. I led a team of over 100 incredible women who continue to inspire me every single day. They're the real MVP's.
After 4 years though, I started really reflecting.
I started to think about how passionate I am about wellness and safer beauty.
I started to think about how much I love my Beautycounter products.
Chloe & Isabel will always be a part of my story.
Beautycounter is my future.
And I am so excited.