Back in June, 2014 I received a call from Robin at our Home Office telling me that I had earned a spot on our 2014-2015 Leadership Council based on my achievements from June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014. (Keep in mind that I just joined Thirty-One on February 27, 2013, just a few months before the earning period began!)
Here’s what Thirty-One says about Leadership Council:
Leadership Council members are invited to be a part of an exclusive leadership meeting held once a year where they will experience leadership training and build relationships with our National Executive Directors and Senior Executive Directors, as well as other top-performing leaders and Home Office staff.
To earn an invitation to participate in the next Leadership Council leaders will need to be a Senior Executive Director, be a National Executive Director, or finish the 2014 – 2015 Sales Year as one of the top 25 performing leaders in one of our National Recognition categories:
- Team Sales
- Personal Volume
- Promotion Bonus Earners
I have to be completely honest, the phone call telling me that I earned a spot brought me to tears while I was on the phone with Robin. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate how Thirty-One goes above and beyond to celebrate, encourage, reward and recognize us.
A few weeks ago we had our Exclusive Leadership Council Meeting in Columbus, OH (where our Home Office is). I have to admit, I was nervous to go. I mean, I was going to be spending a few days with the TOP LEADERS of the company! How crazy is that!?! Both my husband and my daughter had to remind me that I also earned that title, but it still seems crazy to me!
My dear friend Angela and I had decided to be roommates a few months prior to the meeting, and I’m so glad that we were able to spend that time building on the friendship that we started when we were in Mexico on our Leadership Incentive Trip back in September. (As I’m typing this, I realize how spoiled it makes me sound by this company and it’s true!) The women that Thirty-One has brought into my life are strong, smart, inspiring women that I know were brought into my life for a reason, and Angela is no different. The amount of similarities in our lives are crazy and I know that she is now a life-long friend and I’m so beyond blessed because of that!
So… what happens at Leadership Council?
We are celebrated…I was one of only four women who joined Thirty-One in 2013 that earned a spot on Leadership Council. The rest of the council joined in 2012 or earlier!
We are empowered… My Thirty-One team has over 40 women on it, and we’ve already done over $155,000 in revenue this fiscal year. Learning that this means my business is above average for women owned businesses was HUGE for me!
We are rewarded… or spoiled if you want to call it that 🙂
We get sneak peaks and get to give our input… Thirty-One values our opinions and our knowledge of our customer base
We make new friendships… I’ve said it a thousand times, and I know I’ll say it a thousand more, but my favorite thing about Thirty-One is the relationships that I’ve formed with women I would have never met. Our business is so much more than a really really cute purse!
I am so thankful for this experience. I fall more in love with Thirty-One with every event that I attend. ❤