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Jeanie Martin

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VII

VICTORIOUS WOMEN

Jeanie Martin

Jeanie Martin

When Jeanie Martin taught commas and Shakespeare, she was also teaching high school kids how to stand up in front of their peers, overcome their fears, and be their best. When Jeanie taught skin care and make up artistry, she also introduced women and men to an opportunity to build their own business by developing relationships and improving their own self esteem. In that time, she grew a Mary Kay National Area into an organization of over 1,500 people in 36 states. For her last 7, years her national area averaged $4.5 million in retail sales per year.

Jeanie has bachelor degrees in English and speech, a master’s degree in reading, and taught high school speech and English. She began building her MK business in 1988 and was in a leadership position with Mary Kay Cosmetics for over 25 years. Some think she left teaching to sell lipstick. In truth, she found a venue in MK that put her in front of thousands more “grown-up kids” to teach and influence.

In 2010, she reached the highest level of Mary Kay Leadership when she was appointed to the National Sales Director position. To put that in perspective, there are about 600,000 Mary Kay consultants in the United States, over 10,000 directors, and only 225 nationals. In that capacity as a National Sales Director, Jeanie was invited to work with leaders all over the country who own their own business. She coaches, mentors, and leads women to tap out their full potential through the avenue of a business.

Since retiring from Mary Kay in 2018 as a Legacy Leader, Jeanie has continued to impact lives. She specializes in leadership and motivation as well as sales training and image development. She’s committed and passionate about working with winners to actualize their full potential.

Jeanie’s mission is to teach others how to live richer, more abundant lives. An opportunity to speak gives her a platform for fulfilling this purpose.

Jeanie Martin
Jeanie Martin NSDS
[email protected]
www.jeaniemartin.com
815-354-3250

My Story

My Story

We’ve Unleashed Her

As Jeanie shares her captivating story through her personal experiences, there is humor where she can laugh at herself or the situation. There are sad parts that touch the heart and make her real and thought provoking, and reflective parts that make you grow and blossom. She uses a soft voice with lots of expression, and if she were presenting it, that voice would turn loud with a commanding but meaningful tone when expressing a point. She’s intentional about what she is teaching in her story. You can sense her unbridled passion and fun personality. Before you realize it, her story will bring her to life.

Laticia Thompson

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VII

VICTORIOUS WOMEN

Laticia Thompson

Laticia Thompson

“If your dreams don’t scare you then they aren’t big enough.” Laticia (Tish) Thompson, born and raised in Joliet, IL, embodies this sentiment. For much of her life she has taken deliberate steps to challenge the status quo, test her limits, and step into fear vs. run away from it. Attending high school graduation four months pregnant motivated Tish to defy the stereotypes that are associated with being a teenage mom. She made it her mission to build a comfortable life for her family and knew that a college education was the key. In addition to her business degree, she holds a Master of Science degree in Management and Organizational Behavior with concentrations in Human Resources and Organizational Development. Tish is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Business Psychology.

Stepping outside of her comfort zone, Tish founded a management consulting firm called Legacy Blueprint, LLC. The firm was birthed to help organizations and individuals maximize their fullest potential. Legacy Blueprint, LLC partners with organizations to provide the blueprint for strategy cultivation and execution, staff and leadership development, executive coaching and employee engagement support. Because of the success of her firm she was faced with having to make one of the toughest decisions in her career: play it safe and remain in her steady, well-paying job, or step out on faith and pursue her dream of growing her business. She stepped out on faith and hasn’t looked back.

Tish is described by many as a dedicated mom of four, a trailblazer, an infectious motivational speaker and facilitator, a passionate entrepreneur, and a five time marathon finisher. Tish is passionate about giving back to the community and will soon be launching a not-for-profit organization for pregnant teens. Are her dreams big enough? Absolutely!! She will tell you she’s terrified… in a good way!

 

Laticia Thompson
Legacy Blueprint, LLC
[email protected]
www.legacy-blueprint.com
815-919-4940

My Story

My Story

I Am Not My Hair

In our world we are bombarded with messages that define our value by how much money we make, what we wear, what we look like, and our marital/relationship and parental status. Imagine the power of challenging what society deems successful, beautiful and acceptable by unapologetically recognizing and honoring the greatness that dwells within and inviting the world to experience it. The “I Am Not My Hair” message invites participants to explore their personal greatness and shares practical techniques to live out loud.

Valerie Mrak

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VII

VICTORIOUS WOMEN

Valerie Mrak

Valerie Mrak

Speaker • Coach • Storyteller • Filmmaker

Valerie is a visionary leader, inspiring workshop participants with new and engaging concepts. Her unique and laser-like skills in listening help them move from the impossible to the doable with ease.

She traveled the world exploring peace and interviewing Nobel Peace Laureates, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She also worked with former gang leaders and former violent offenders who were working for peace in their neighborhoods.

Valerie leads Conflict to Possibility workshops and trainings for businesses, community organizations and youth groups, as well as coaches individuals in mastering those skills. Her TEDx talk, Peace Inside/Out, can be viewed at https://you.be/NpHE2Q_QM6E.

She is a storyteller, leads story-telling workshops and tells original stories at public performances around the Chicago area. She has also been a storyteller with the National Park Service, relating traditional folk tales in addition to regional favorites.

Her Telly Award-winning documentary Shadow Over Tibet: Stories in Exile, a film about Tibetan immigrants in America and India, striving to maintain their religion and culture in exile aired nationally on PBS. It features a personal interview with the Dalai Lama and is narrated by Richard Gere.

She has produced videos for mitigation experts and defense attorneys that provided juries with a vital understanding of the early lives and environments of defendants being considered for the death penalty. Her work contributed to juries and judges choosing alternative sentences over death for her clients’ cases.

Valerie served as media director for Youth Technology Corps, where she sparked a 5-year US-Mexico youth documentary exchange and she produced and directed a children’s video on the environment.

She lives on the southern shore of Lake Michigan with her husband, Michael.

 

Valerie Mrak
Mrakulous Productions
[email protected]
www.mrakulous.com
www.ConflictToPossibility.com
773-255-1425

My Story

My Story

Journey to Peace

After Valerie Mrak produced a video interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, her life changed forever. In her story, she moves us through her life of outward success but inner turmoil to one of peace, strength and contribution, showing us why it is important for everyone to make that journey. She shares what she learned from Nobel Peace Prize winners and also former gang leaders and former violent offenders who are now working for peace in their neighborhoods. Her view of how to create peace within yourself and in your homes, communities, schools and workplaces is a unique and vital message.

Natalya Melnik

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VII

VICTORIOUS WOMEN
 

Natalya Melnik

Natalya Melnik

Natalya is the mother of seven beautiful children, who are her whole world. She loves Jesus and says, “By the Grace of God, I made it this far.” She came to the USA as a refugee in 1993 and has come to call America her home. She loves cooking, baking, singing, and playing her violin.

Natalya loves creating her own products with the best natural and efficacious ingredients. She became one of the top leaders and directors as an independent brand partner in a natural skincare company. She became one of the faces of the company by working hard to earn the opportunity to be in a photo and video shoot that was offered for the select top leaders of the whole company. Her struggle with cystic acne and scarring led her to finally find a solution after 15 long years, thus leading to her mission to help others with skin concerns. She is empowering women to feel beautiful in their own skin and uses positive techniques to show that people are beautiful both on the inside and the outside. Motivating and uplifting others are the key components she builds all of her principles around, so that others can catch some light and begin to shine!

She hopes to share her story of heartache, failure, and hitting rock bottom, and how she scrambled out of it all, rose, took a stand and went after success with all her might, with others so that they too can have hope and follow her example of never giving up.

 

Natalya Melnik
[email protected]
www.natalyamelnik.com
413-896-3029

My Story

My Story

Never Give Up

Struggles, pain, suffering, rock bottom, despair… it almost broke her, but she came out of it. Natalya went from being completely broken to becoming successful. She shares her essential tips to follow; tips that gave her the strength and courage to keep going, no matter what. She learned to see the bigger picture, knowing that breakthrough may be just around the corner, and if she gives up now she will never achieve her dreams and goals. Yes, it wasn’t easy… but it was so worth it!

Aimee Carlson

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VII

VICTORIOUS WOMEN

Aimee Carlson

Aimee Carlson

From successful franchise owner to Professional Network Marketer, Aimee Carlson is able to share a unique perspective and demonstrate that outward appearances are not all they seem to be. Aimee heads the only 100% woman-owned franchise in her industry of over 2,200 service centers nationwide. She has been awarded Operator of the Year and several Customer Service awards, and has led her 5-person team to win the first ever National Championship as well as runner-up in the following year. Aimee’s company has also been recognized with the Arlene Karlson “Heart and Soul” award for their contributions to their community, where their primary focus has been helping kids. They are proud to be partnered with Rock In Prevention, an anti-bullying and drug and alcohol prevention program, as well as MDA in raising funds to help send kids to summer camp.

As a Network Marketing Professional, Aimee has reached the top 1% in her industry. She leads a team of nearly 300, helping to transform lives! For the last four years she has created and produced an annual event for her team, and has also worked with other leaders in creating and promoting quarterly educational events. Aimee has attended numerous workshops and seminars for Network Marketing Professionals to further her skills and development. You can follow her story through her blog at www.aimeecarlson.com/blog.

Aimee Carlson is a wife, mother of three grown sons and grandmother to twelve. She lives in Iowa during the summer months and winters in Arizona. She loves to be outdoors, where you can find her hiking, kayaking, boating, biking, or reading while relaxing on the water. She and her husband love to travel and experience the beautiful outdoors, enjoying God’s creation!

 

Aimee Carlson
[email protected]
www.aimeecarlson.com
515-240-1794

My Story

My Story

From Franchise Owner to Network Marketing Professional

Walk with Aimee as an accidental opportunity yields the best discoveries of her life. From all outward appearances, she had it all: a successful small business, a fantastic family and a loving husband. They were able to travel and were living what they thought were there dreams. And yet, she still yearned for more; something was missing. Aimee learned how to stop listening to the committee in her head and to transform the movie of her life. She is now able to do things she never dreamt possible!

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