THE COURAGE TO
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PURSUE YOUR DREAMS
What does it take to build an amazing business with Arbonne?
Desire … a desire to change your life in a positive way, have time
for the people and things that matter and have the freedom to make
your own choices. It also takes courage … the courage to believe in
yourself, be confident in the face of negativity and know that suc-
cess rests squarely on you. However, anyone can succeed with
Arbonne, if they have the vision of a better life and decide to make
I never dreamed I would do something like Arbonne. I went to an
Ivy League college and worked in the non-profit sector before pur-
suing my MBA at Yale. My desire to do something that was social-
ly valuable led me to the health care industry and a career in mar-
keting at a major pharmaceutical company. I climbed the corporate
ladder and believed that I was “doing good” while “doing well.”
Independent Consultant, Regional Vice President
Pamela Laber Region; Glenside, PA
However, when my father died, it opened my eyes to the obvious,
which was that I was not going to be around forever, and my cur-
rent life did not allow me the time or energy to focus on what real- That is why, when my friend ERVP Dr. Tanis Gaitens, introduced me
ly mattered to me in the world — my family, friends and our broad- to Arbonne, I was willing to explore the opportunity. I was
er community. I felt I had made a deal with the devil. Although I impressed by the products and the world-class marketing materials.
was making a great six-figure income, I had sacrificed the life that The company’s rapid growth and the smart, compassionate execu-
I wanted to lead. I had three amazing children, a wonderful hus- tives that run the company also inspired me. I started my Arbonne
band and a lot of interests and dreams, yet I did not have the time business in March of 2005 and hit the ground running. As the pri-
or energy to enjoy them fully. I felt trapped by the security my job mary breadwinner in my family, I knew that if I was going to make
gave me in the form of a large paycheck and long-term benefits. this work, I would need to make it work fast. I understood the com-
What else could I do that would provide the same rewards, with- pensation structure and knew of the financial potential. But what
out the same chains? gave me the belief that this opportunity could really change my life
was that I met women who were earning twice as much after two
Pam with husband, Miguel.
Pam’s children: Nick, Ariana and Pablo.
Pam with DM Silvana Carbajal in Montreal.
s uccess strategy:
“ Help the people who join your team
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
to succeed and you will succeed.
years with Arbonne as I had been earning after 13 years in my cor-
I am thrilled to have reached RVP in 10 months, to be earning a
great income and driving a beautiful Mercedes-Benz. More impor- AM-in-qualification Linda Laskowski, Pam and AM Vicki West.
tantly, I am now living the life I choose to lead. I have become more
conscious of the choices I make each day and choose daily to be
the best person I can possibly be. brought us closer together! Thank you for your support; it means so
much and I love you.
One of the most valuable things Arbonne has given me is the oppor-
tunity to work with and know the wonderful women on my team. AM Finally, I want to thank the person who would be getting the biggest
Vicki West, AMs-in-qualification Missy Vitek and Linda Laskowski, kick out of my success, my dad. The last time I saw my dad, he was
DMs, Carol Biel, Andrea Volm, Barbara Hanuscin, Jen Lapa, very sick. We were talking about what my life might be like in the
Silvana Carbajal, Missy Kolsun and all the other DMs-in-qualifica- future, the future he would not be part of. I told him that maybe I
tion, as well as my Consultants and Clients, have all enriched my life would change my career … move away … start something new …
The testimonials in this story reflect the actual experience of an individual, are anecdotal only, and may be atypical.
greatly. I feel unbelievably fortunate to count them as colleagues I did not know what exactly I wanted, but I knew that fear was hold-
and as friends. I never could have gotten here without them, and ing me in place and I wanted something different. His words stick
together we will all go far. Thank you, all! clearly in my head: “Whatever you decide to do I know you will suc-
ceed at … you already have all the tools you need inside.”
To my upline, child psychiatrist, ERVP Dr. Tanis Gaitens, and NVP
Marlene Teleford: Tanis, Arbonne is in my life only because of the My experience with Arbonne has shown me that my dad was right.
courage you had to think outside the box and the traditional expec- In building my business, I have drawn upon inner resources I never
tations of educated professionals. I never would have had the knew I had and have learned many new things about myself. The
courage to take the risk to begin a business with Arbonne on my road to success with Arbonne has not always been easy, but it has
own. Marlene, thank you for all your support and encouragement, been transforming and uplifting. I would say to anyone who is con-
for training me as if I were sponsored by you and for cheerfully sus- sidering building an Arbonne business that it is the journey, not the
taining my unending barrage of questions. Thank you both so much! destination, that makes it all so worthwhile. Dare to trust that you
already have everything you need inside.
To my husband, Miguel: You are my biggest cheerleader. Thank
you for everything you do every day to make our lives better. Thank
Pam’s Boston team: Kristin MacDonald, Meghan Kinsey, Donna Warne,
you also for being there for me and for just being you. I love you. Chrissy Byrne and Pam.
To my children, Ariana, Pablo and Nicholas: I would not have seen
so clearly that my life was out of balance if it were not for you. Just
being the great kids you are made me see all the things I was miss-
ing out on. You have each helped me to be the person I want to be.
Thank you and I love you!
To my mom: When I first told you about Arbonne and network mar-
keting you were skeptical, and you must have thought, “Where did
I go wrong with this child?” How great that Arbonne has actually
Pam with ENVP Cecilia Stoll.
BACK, L–R: DM Jen Lapa, DM Andrea
Volm, AM-in-qualification Missy Vitek,
Pam, ENVP Linda Parker, NVP Marlene
Telesford and ERVP Tanis Gaitens.
FRONT, L–R: AM-in-qualification Linda
Laskowski, AM Vicki West and DM
E Y E O N A R B O N N E | MAY 2006