Get A Strong Start with Origami Owl

The Hegenauer Express ~ Hoot Hoot


Congratulations on making the decision to join Origami Owl as an Independent Designer! My name is Sharmin Hegenauer and I have the pleasure of being an Origami Owl Senior Team Leader and mentor of the Hegenauer Express team. We are a fun loving group who have the same goal in mind- to achieve success with OUR businesses - and we are thrilled you are joining us!
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The {Heart} of it ALL!!

The heart of this company is the Living Locket and the helping people tell their story. Every Locket tells a story...

And the Origami Owl Warehouse were the magic happens...

I encourage you to consider this questions: Why did you decide to become a Designer with Origami Owl? Always keep that reason in your mind and in your heart and you will achieve success. Consider sharing your "WHY" with your mentor and that will help her know just how to help you.

Origami Owl was started by the hopes and dreams of a 14 year old girl named Bella Weems. She wanted a car, and with the support and help from her mom, her dreams came true. Check out these videos to give you more information about how Origami Owl started and where we are now:

Our Family Tree

First, let’s talk about our "Family Tree" so you know who people are talking about when names are being thrown out!

Origami Owl has 5 Designers who are the "Direct to Corporate Designers"

Tami and Madi Butcher, Kimberlie Harrell, Heidi Russell, Maggie Stephens, and Kristine Stevens.

We all fall under one of these lovely ladies.

Our team is part of Executive Director Heidi Russell's Superstars team. (May I just add that this is the biggest team in the company with the highest sales!?!)

There are many upline leaders between Heidi and you, but I’ll only list names you likely to hear.

Your O2 lineage:

Heidi Russell- Executive Director, Superstars

Heather Hall- Senior Director, Team Rockin’ Lockets

Jenifer Savage- Director, Savvy Networking Team

Janelle Rodriguez- Director, Origami Owl Dream Designers

Sharmin Hegenauer-Senior Team Leader, Hegenauer Express

And finally, your mentor :)

Important information, updates and training will be posted on our team fb page: There will be a lot of information, but don’t be overwhelmed. As you dig into the Back Office and all of the available resources, write down your questions and/or post them on our team page. It is important to utilize your mentor FIRST if you have questions or need advice. You can then follow the chain up, as needed. Give your mentor the opportunity to grow with you by not skipping over them. Remember, we’re all learning and we’re in this together!

Take a moment to think... Where do you see yourself in 3 months? 6 months? On your 1 year anniversary? Shoot for the moon! You may just land among the stars!

Now, Let's Get Started!!

Get the 411 on where to go from here, product information, and all the files/resources you can get your hands on because you want to read, take in the knowledge, and run with it.


Mission Statement

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Contact Info

I would love to connect with you and learn about you and your dreams!! Whether you would like to earn some extra grocery month or pay for college or travel or become debt free, I am here to help you succeed!!! Email me your goals!

Be a {Force for Good}

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Additional Information

Back Office

Try to login daily to see daily updates and stay in the know. Your Mentor does not know anything before you do. Any news we receive is from there.

Keep your eye out for news. On Wednesdays we receive a newsletter called The Hoot. It's full of very important information. Watch your email for the link!

Products and Policies

It's important to learn what our products are made of and what Origami Owl's policies and procedures are. There are full descriptions of our products in the Points of Difference document that can be found in the back office and also in the files section of our team fb page.


If you are on Facebook, please ask your Mentor to add you to our team page. Or you can request to join:

Our team page is a wonderful resource for support and there is a group of fabulous team members who are ready to welcome you in. We really love to help each other out. We do have a few guidelines which we strive to follow.

1. Our page is a grump-free zone. Please do not post anything negative on the page. Any and all frustrations or complaints, venting about stuff, will be removed from the page. No ARGH's, GRR's or UGHH's! Yes, this page is for support, but negativity and venting fosters the wrong vibe for this page and we want to truly keep our group page a happy place where asking questions, celebrations, sharing ideas, and encouragement are the main topics and posts. If you have issues or concerns, shoot your Mentor a message and she will be more than glad to help you work through it!

2. The Team page does NOT substitute as your Mentor! Please be sure to communicate with her when you have questions. That is why she is your Mentor.

3. Our page is not a trading forum. It is against Policy and Procedure to buy or trade with other designers. Buying or trading can be very tricky for taxes, and for warranty issues. (This does not include back order or retired items.)

***Pay particular attention to Origami Owl's Policies & Procedures ***

You can find the document in the Back Office under ‘tools’ then ‘document library’ under ‘business resources’ and also in the files section of our team fb page.


We can order 2 ways. 1-you can order through your ORDER tab by clicking Shopping. This will allow you to order at our wholesale price. Know that if you do this, it will not count towards hostess rewards or go towards a party. 2-Create a Jewelry Bar with you as the hostess and place any orders you receive through this Jewelry Bar to go towards the hostess rewards which you get to redeem! How awesome is that?

YOUR Website: Did you know you now have your own website? It's FREE for your first 90 days! You should have chosen a prefix to your website at enrollment. Whatever you chose will then go before (EX: I chose carissasstory, so my web address is

If you don't remember, you can always check in your back office. Go to "Account", then "Personal Preferences". You can also add a picture here so that your customers know they are in the right place! After 90 days pass, you can continue to give your customers this awesome service for just $10 per month! Your subscription bundle also includes:

O2 Connection or Newsletter: We have a wonderful tool provided by Origami Owl that is a monthly newsletter that goes out to all of our customers. (you should receive an email on setting yours up or you can call or email the Nest for more info on how to begin) All the customers in your back office will automatically be added and you can also add them yourself. This is great info that the Nest works hard to put together. You will receive a "Warm Call report" after these go out showing you who opened it and what they looked at. You can then use this information to know what they are interested in and contact them accordingly. To edit your info, visit "Business Tools" and go to "Newsletter Management" (Update 3/15/15...the ability to manually edit and add customers to our newsletter is currently unavailable... stay tuned for instructions when it becomes available)

Returns and Missing items: Occasionally things may arrive less than perfect, have a defect...or on the seldom occasion, not at all. (After all...those owls packing at the nest are in fact human...and do make mistakes) If this happens, do not worry. Go with your order number, fill out the appropriate form and it will be taken care of. (Please note the time frame in which this has to be submitted)

Incentives: At Origami Owl, they like to keep things challenging, and FUN! Check out our incentive website at for all the fun things going on. We have had partnerships with The Band Perry and also Rascall Flatts! We also had our first ever incentive trip to Los Cabo, Mexico and then most recently to Maui, Hawaii!! How exciting is that?!? You can also find information on all of these fun things under the 'stay-up-to-date' tab. Click 'incentives and promotions.

Hostess Rewards: We have a great hostess rewards program. With each level of sales the hostess gets, she earns Hostess Hoot Loot (Free product), Half price items, additional half price items for each booking, and our fabulous Hostess exclusive. See the current Hostess rewards flyer above.


Still have questions? Log in to your Back Office, scroll all the way to the bottom, and choose FAQs for answers!

Get Ready to SOAR!!!

Here are some tips to help you start your Origami Owl business on the fast track!

· Make a locket and wear it daily!!! (If you haven't already!) A locket is like your billboard! Wear it everywhere...change it up! You will be surprised how many people will notice and ask about it. What a wonderful opportunity to tell them about your business!

· Designate a workspace. The first step is to select one location for your workspace. Ideally, this is a designated home office, but some of us may not have the space in our home, So this space can be the kitchen table, a small desk in your bedroom, etc. Whatever the space, it is important that you make this your space. Carving out a home office space, can help you be more productive at home and maintain your sanity when family and household issues threaten to impede your work.

· Set up your email- you are an excited new Designer, you will be sending out emails about your new business to prospective customers and hostesses When you have a designated email address just for your Origami Owl business, it tells everyone you are OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Be sure to follow the P&P Guidelines for setting up an email. No proprietary, trademarked terms. You cannot use origami owl, livinglockets, or O2 in your email address. Having an email just for your Origami Owl business is a great way to keep organized with all the communications you will be having between you and Hostesses, customers, and your Mentor and leaders. Check this out... it is a fancy e-signature that you can create for your business email address. It is great because it looks professional, and you can add your contact info, as well as set up the buttons to link to your website and social media sites, and even if you aren't emailing them about OO, they will see it! **NOTE- please make sure whatever email address that you have saved in the back office is what you would like to receive email communications from the Nest...and from me.


· Make your list of 100 immediately. List all the people you know and don't be judgmental of who may or may not love Origami Owl. You never know!! 10 friends, 10 relatives, 10 neighbors, 10 acquaintances and 10 people surrounding children or spouse is 50 already. And you can contact them using your brand new email address! Make sure you tell them ALL about your new business!

· Pick a date for your launch party IMMEDIATELY!!! When will your DEBUT be? And who will be attending this debut? I know.. that is an exciting thought!! Your launch party should be your introduction of your new business to all of your family and friends! Your launch party should focus on bookings and sharing Origami Owl with people who might want to start their own business. Don't worry so much about selling products. Consider doing a raffle for a $25 gift card. EX- 1 ticket for each $25 earned, 1 ticket for bringing an uninvited friend, 4 tickets for booking a Jewelry Bar, 4 tickets for inquiring about the opportunity, etc...

· GET YOUR CALENDAR FULL! Schedule your launch party; The goal will be to book 3 jewelry bars from your launch party and book an additional 3 jewelry bars to host within your first 6-8 weeks. This will give you a quick start and get your business booming. Origami Owl Jewelry Bars are so much fun! And it is even more fun when you are excited, enthusiastic, and get the balling rolling!!!! That is the key to your success!

· Jewelry Bar Training: Want to know how to truly ROCK those Jewelry Bars? Our very own Heather Hall did a fabulous training that will walk you through a Jewelry Bar and how to fully get maximum results! It is fabulous and is the model I use. Check it out at - part one Password: rockin - part two Password: rockin

· Start growing your Team!!! Did you know the fastest way to grow your business is by adding to your team? Jewelry Bars are the heart of our business, but growing a team can drastically increase your paycheck, far beyond sales commissions. It is SO rewarding to share this wonderful opportunity {and why not share something SO amazing!?!} and to see others accomplish amazing things! Some of my favorite times are watching my team mates walk across the stage and be recognized for all of their success! See this amazing chart below of what leaders can make. {Remember, these numbers don't include sales!!! Woahhh!} You can also check out our generous compensation plan in the document library under ‘business materials’

SET YOUR GOALS and DREAM BIG! Email me your goals at and tell me why you are excited about starting your adventure with O2!

Marketing Yourself and Your New Business as an O2 Independent Designer!


First of all, order yourself some beautiful and high quality, pre-designed business card in your back office under the shop tab.


Go ahead and set up a Facebook business page and share it with your friends and family! There is instructions in the files section on our team fb page.

Remember, your Facebook page needs to follow O2 compliancy, therefore your page's name has to be Origami Owl- your name, Independent Designer

And that is it!

Take a moment to add Origami Owl's contact info to your cell phone contacts.

Designer Care:

Phone- 888.491.0331

Email- go to and click on contact us and use the contact to select the issue at hand.

And last but not least, make sure you have my phone number and your Mentor’s phone number saved into your cell phone's contacts too! (See my contact info above.)