From Kristen's Desk
The past few weeks were nothing short of enthralling! I’d love to share some of this with you, along with some exciting things coming up.
The Dalmatia Aromatic Farm Experience trip with our qualifiers to Dubai, Split and Rome was an exciting journey for everyone. The sights and sounds of Dubai were delightful, a true jewel of the Emirates. It was an absolute honour to connect with our qualifying members and their guests at the Young Living Dalmatia Aromatic Farm where our precious Helichrysum flowering plant is grown and farmed, wild among the rocks.
The opportunity to plant a Helichrysum seedling and hear our farm manager Dominik talk about our farming practices was inspiring. Our YL Dalmatia Aromatic Farm is said to be the largest Helichrysum farm in the world, with over a million Helichrysum plants throughout this farm. We also saw first hand how our Helichrysum Essential Oil is distilled, all of us leaving this fascinating farm so knowledgeable, and so in awe of our pure Helichrysum Essential Oil. The fact that we can see and experience how our pure oils are made is what truly sets our company apart from the rest.
The city of Rome was a feast for our eyes - rich in art, history, culture, cuisine and much more. It was a fitting location to end our trip with La Dolce Vita (life should be lived to its fullest) themed Gala Dinner, celebrating the accomplishments of our members and leaders. These special moments have created lasting memories for all of us on this trip of a lifetime. To all of you aspiring towards our upcoming rewards trips - I wish you every success, and I assure you that the hard work you put in now is definitely going to be worth it!
Last month was magnificent with one of our biggest potential markets opening in China! With Young Living products now available in China, it’s a significant stride toward fulfilling our mission of bringing Young Living essential oils into every home in the world. I’m delighted to note that the Country Manager for China is Vance Yuan, currently the Country Manager for Taiwan. Vance is now Country Manager for both Taiwan and China and I wish Vance every success.
It was a memorable moment attending the the official opening of Young Living Philippines just last week. We had many of our amazing global leaders and YL executive team attend from YL Global Headquarters, and the Manila office put on a fantastic show, complete with a spell-binding performance by the popular Filipina singer and actress Lea Salonga well known for her voice of Disney princesses! She is also an avid YL EO user and member - a fitting choice for this special occasion and I wish GM Tente Alday and Philippines team all the very best.
In this edition of Essential Business news our ‘Member Success Story’ features YL Golds Kim and Paul Ellis. You will enjoy reading this power couple's recount of embracing and sharing the wonderful goodness of our oils.
I’m so pleased that interest in our YL Leadership Academy has been phenomenal! We have 807 registrants who are undertaking the coaching program aiming towards the reward trip to Disneyland California and the YL Whispering Springs Farm in Mona, Utah and/or International Grand Convention 2019 along with their families. Keep kicking those goals – you have our fullest support to make it happen!
I’m delighted to note that we’ve had an overwhelming response to the beautiful gift packs in this year’s Christmas catalogue. If you are planning to order, I would make it sooner rather than later as these packs are selling fast and there are only 5 weeks till Christmas!
In closing I would love for you to consider ‘rounding up’ when you place your order – a small contribution that has great power and means so much more to those who are less fortunate than us. Every cent that is rounded up is utilised for life changing programs carried out by the D. Gary Young Young Living Foundation to those in need. Thank you for giving.
I quote an apt verse by Gary himself: “The greatest happiness we find is when we help others, especially those in such tremendous need.”
General Manager, Australia and New Zealand