*GULP*

I have something to share with you...

Hello to all of YOU!

As a leader, I never want to be caught in the situation where I’m talking the talk but not walking the walk with you. Over and over, I’ve encouraged you to declare your goals; to announce them BOLDLY, without fear, and to hold yourself accountable.


Well, it’s my turn.


Here we are late May, in the middle of an amazing SPRING season and I find myself 3.5 years from just 'giving this a try'…I am truly blown away by all that has been accomplished. It is truly a testament to the strength of our team – and to YOU, your tenacity, your vision and your success in this business. And I have to tell you about a goal that I want to hit before Hoopla...(which, yes in reality, we have 1 month left)


For a while now, I’ve been in the ‘Well, if it happens, it happens' mode. So, you know what, I’m calling BULLSHIT here on myself.


So here it is... Out into the world...


I want to hit Director. I really, really want to hit Director. In a perfect world, I want to hit it before a deadline of HOOPLA!!


I’m sharing this with you because getting us all there is literally a team effort. Hitting Director requires that we have 2 first line Stars, I need to submit my minimum 1500 PCV ($2308 retail) which I plan to personally do 7 times over, and our team collectively needs to submit 25,000 GCV in a given month. ( That is about $39,000 retail within a month !!!) Which we totally surpassed so far in the month of May!
It's a tall order, but it's SO DOABLE!!!


And why should you care, you ask? Great question. And prior to sitting down to write this, I soul searched and struggled a lot around that very question. So, here goes...


  • When we hit it, we get to declare to everyone that we are part of a true Leadership team and fall under a Director's team! Currently, we only have ~15 Directors in all of Canada!!! And only 2 are in the Executive level. That's crazy! I want to change that number!!


  • It can be a HUGE marketing and recruiting tool for you. You can promote to potential recruits the benefit of joining one of the leading teams in the ENTIRE Stella & Dot structure. Seriously.


  • Since I will have better access to top-level training, you will too!


So while promoting to Director is my personal goal, I see it being as much about WE as I do about me. And I hope that many of you know me well enough by now to understand how sincere I really am about that.


I’m nervous, excited and scared – all at the same time -- to go for this. My heart is beating a little faster even as I think about posting this. But I’m going for it! It's out there! And thank you so much in advance for standing by my side. Together TEAM Pearl Gems can achieve greatness! I want potential stylists in your lives WANT to join our team because we are known as the 'fun' group with great direction & leadership!


And I hope it goes without saying – PLEASE give me a call to discuss your own career path plan. Whatever your dreams are with Stella & Dot, my job is to help you get there. I take that job on with a HUGE amount of pride and joy. HUGE.


Hugs, kisses and high fives...


Claudia

Leadership team in the making!!