Welcome To The Feathered Fashionistas!!!

I am so excited that you are now an official Independent Designer with Origami Owl!

My name is Mindy Giambalvo, Director and team mentor for The Feathered Fashionistas! Your are now my personal business partner or your mentor is a business partner in my success line/team ! The Feathered Fashionistas have grown to over 1300 designers in just a 2 years!!! Your mentor will be the first person to turn to when you need any type of help! If you are not already a part of The Feathered Fashionistas Facebook Page please join us there. We share some amazing information for you to use, to grow as a designer! We also have a bunch of fun, and love to share our ups and downs! Check out the FILES tab at the top of the page for many helpful documents! There are also lots of pictures and videos you can use that are found in the PHOTO tab at the top of the Fashionistas Team Page!

First you will want to check out our amazing Soar to Success program! You will not want to miss out on this one!!! Work with your mentor (me) on scheduling your debut party and future jewelry bars so you can achieve these wonderful awards that will help boost your business. Studies also show that by committing to really pushing yourself in your business in the first 90 days, you will create a strong foundation for future success!! Hoot! {o,o}

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

Tami and Madi Butcher, Kimberlie Harrell, Heidi Russell{our upper- success line}, Maggie Stephens, and Kristine Stevens.

We all are part of one of these lovely ladies success line! We, my awesome Fashionistas, are lucky to be a part of Heidi Russell's, #1 team in the company, Team Superstars! Heidi is a spectacular leader and you'll want to learn all you can from her any chance you get!

Here is our lineage:

1. Heidi Russell- Executive Director "Team Supertars"

2. Leslie Rhodes- Senior Director

3. Lisa Vining- Senior Director "FAB Team"

4. Michelle Freatman- Senior Director "Team Freatman Inspired Fortune Cookies"

5. Kim Parsons - Director "Team Hootiepatootie"

6. Mindy Giambalvo- Director "The Feathered Fashionistas"

7. You or Your Mentor or me :)

From this point down, there are various branches of our family tree. Your mentor will be able to tell you who your lineage is- from me to you! It's 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 them.

Where do you see yourself in 3 months? 6 months? On your 1 year "Owl"versary? Shoot for the stars!!!

The "Juicy" Info ......

Now Let's Really Get Started! What do I do Next?

Getting the 411 on what to do, 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.

First of all, get out that great book that came with your starter kit! It is the spiral bound book called START LIVING YOUR DREAMS. Read it!! It is a wonderful training guide for you, full of information, and it also includes checklists and how to do your first Jewelry Bar. Seriously, it is an awesome book.

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

The Feathered Fashionistas Team Page

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

I recommend you print the P&P, three hole punch the papers and put it in a binder for reference!

Get right to work on your SOAR TO SUCCESS document as soon as you order your kit! It is a "map" of sorts. If you follow each step you will have a successful business, it's as easy as that!!!

Make sure you are logging in to your back office, at least, everyday and check to see if anything new has been posted. Any news from the Nest will be posted right on your home page along with any videos that have been made. You will also see your PV and other important info. right there when you log in! The O2 Academy, which can be accessed from your back office, has so many great training files, photographs, and power points, and videos also! Take a day and just start clicking around your BO to get acquainted with it.

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

Designer Care:

Phone- 888.491.0331



designersupport@origamiowl.com for Designer support

canadasupport@origamiowl.ca for Canada Designer support

returns@origamiowl.com to submit returns requests


Finance@origamiowl.com for refunds + PV questions, commission payments


CGSupport@origamiowl.com for U.S. policies and procedures

CGSupportcan@origamiowl.com for Canada policies and procedures

mentorplacement@origamiowl.com for mentor placements


externalcompliance@origamiowl.com for Intellectual Property violations – Possible Copyright, Trademark + Patent infringements.


sales@origamiowl.com to submit your weekly best practices video ideas, overall Designer training

O2academy@origamiowl.com for O2 academy related issues

hootacademy@origamiowl.com for Hoot Academy, Owlette Registration

leadsgenerator@origamiowl.com for feedback regarding the Leads Generator System


pr@oprigamiowl.com for media inquiries, advertising + partnership opportunities


marketing@origamiowl.com for flyer + print material corporate approval




events@origamiowl.com for convention or O2 event questions

Contact Us Form : For reporting any problems you may be having you can click on the link or go to www.origamiowl.com and click on contact us and use the contact form

And last but not least, make sure your Mentor's phone number is saved into your cell phone's contacts too! Hoot!! {o,o}


The Feathered Fashionistas is our group of Independent Origami Owl Designers that are devoted to being a {Force for Good}.

So here are a few things to live by:

1) Operate by the Golden Rule

2) Cultivate Family Spirit & Team Unity

3) Nurture, Respect & Be Honest in ALL relationships

4) Foster a PAY-IT-FORWARD Mindset

5) LOVE what you do

6) EMBRACE Creative Innovation for a Positive Change

7) PURSUE Learning & Growth Opportunities

8) SUPPORT one another's personal development

9) UPLIFT others with wise words & thoughtful actions

10) SHINE humbly with a GRATEFUL Heart.

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

  • 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 and voicemail- 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 can not use origamiowl, livinglockets, or O2 in your email address. Something simple like mindyhoot@gmail.com or owl.mindy@gmail.com is great! 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. You will also want to set up your voice mail on your phone!!! Record a professional message letting your customers know they have reached you! Something like “Hello, you have reached Mindy Giambalvo with Origami Owl, I am sorry I've missed your call; please leave a message and I will call you back at my earliest convenience.” You can also include business hours if you like.
  • Open a bank account. Open a separate checking account for your new business. Look for a personal account with minimal fees and an ATM card. Deposit client checks as well as sales and use it to order supplies and pay for business expenses. This makes for MUCH EASIER tracking and accounting at the end of the year when you're trying to do taxes! This is the account where you can deposit customer checks, and link your SquareUp, PayAnywhere or other mobile cash register credit card swiper account.
  • Sign up for mobile credit card processing.

    Do research on using a mobile credit processing service. There are many out there. PayAnywhere, Paypal, SquareUp, Intuit...the list goes on and on. Even though YES, the Origami Owl backoffice does run credit cards for free through the party tab, it is only for when you are placing orders. The great thing about having a mobile credit card swiper is that you can run someone's card at the event, have it go directly into your business account (most take 24 hours to deposit), then turn around and order the product in your back office using debit card linked to that same account. For the most part, they are available for free when you register your account and they send you the reader. You may pay a service fee of about 2.5% - 3% depending on the company, so research well and decide if this is something that is important to your business or not. It's a CONVENIENCE, not a NECESSITY.

  • Order your business cards: You can order pre made, beautiful quality cards from Flyers Direct at www.flyersdirect.com/origamiowl , or there are templates in the O2 Academy that are already approved for use by Origami Owl to upload and use on your own printer.


  • 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 is 50 already. And you can contact them using your...GASP! Brand new email address!

  • 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!! The launch parties 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.

  • GET YOUR CALENDAR FULL! Schedule your launch party, and try to get 2 parties from your launch party and 2 outside bookings. This will give you 5 in the next 4-6 weeks and will get your business booming. Origami Owl Jewelry Bars are easy and so much fun! But it is even more full when you are excited, enthusiastic, and get the balling rolling!!!!

ALWAYS make sure to wear your Origami Owl jewelry everywhere you go! Be sure to layer your Living Lockets and Core together! Change it up, so when you see your friends they see different looks and it creates even more interest! You are a walking advertisement for your own company!

Start planning your display. Origami Owl has wonderful branding and suggests that when we are setting up our jewelry bars we use an aqua, white and linen theme. This way whenever someone sees the aqua and white, they know it is an Origami Owl table. Especially at events!

For home jewelry bars, less is more on your table. Stick with clean lines and an uncluttered look so the attention is on the jewelry. Here are a few things you can start shopping for. You can find the linen busts in the back office under the supplies, but also at stores like Michael's or online at sites like nilecorp.com or gemsondisplay.com.

Linen jewelry busts

Chain display

White frame for your Origami Owl sign

One or two white oblong dishes

There are many tools and insights you will discover along the way. One of the most important habits to get into is touching your business a little every day. Just like anything new, it is a learning process and everything will become easier as you go. You will find as you go through the training materials in the O2 Academy from Origami Owl, and from the team training suite, that you will pick up more and more tricks and tools to become successful! The important thing is to just go for it! You will learn as you go and you have a great support system behind you!

Enjoy the journey!

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Thanks to our Senior Director, Michelle Freatman, we have an amazing team training suite at www.myorigamistory.com. At the top of the page you can click on Team Freatman Training. In this suite you will find an exclusive team training series from Lynsey Jones, a much loved direct sales coach that has a printable workbook and a series of six teleseminars (45 minutes each) that will take you from starting your business all the way through growing your customer base to moving into leadership!

You will also find videos on how to do jewelry bars and another training series by Sarah Robbins, a well known direct sales leader. As well, you will see a second link at the top of the page with an exclusive team social media training by Lynsey Jones which also has a printable workbook and a series of webinars to teach you how to master Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, and You Tube!

The password for these team links is: hearts

***Please keep this password for yourself and your future team as these are commissioned trainings for our team ☺***

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Go ahead and set up a Facebook business page and share it with your friends and family!

When you are ready to create your page here are some simple directions in this video from the Nest: http://vimeo.com/73182972 password: oocall and fast forward to min 9:58. Great and simple instructions!

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! Now you can add pictures and whatever you would like. BUT, be diligent in crediting photo sources. If you know you are not the one who took the picture, either do not use it, or credit the person who took the picture.

The best way to avoid copyright drama is to use pictures that are from your backoffice, ones that have a watermark on them, or ones you have taken yourself. Remember, we are being a force for good, and editing or cropping out another Designer's name is disrespecting them, because their time and efforts went into creating the beautiful locket photo. Our audience does not know that the Designer's name is another Designer. They see that as a photographer's signature on her work. If it is their website and/or Designer info on the picture, just do not use that picture. Simple.

***Remember, you are now a representative of Origami Owl. Please make sure your posts reflect the company you represent and YOU in a good light. Do not post anything that may offend others or cause controversy. We all come from different backgrounds, and have different beliefs. We all have our own story- that is what Origami Owl is all about- telling our stories, which are all different! As we celebrate our diversity, always choose to be respectful. We never know who is looking at our page. HOOT!!!

Feel the Love: The Origami Owl Difference

"Mentoring is a developmental partnership through which one person shares knowledge, skills, information and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of someone else. The power of mentoring is that it creates a one-of-a-kind opportunity for collaboration, goal achievement and problem-solving."

Please feel free to contact your Mentor (which may be me) or her/his upline if you have any questions. We are here to help and happy to do so. You can call me, text me, email me too. If I do not get back to you right away, I promise to return your message as soon as I can. Thanks again and I look forward to getting to know you and helping you reach your goals, whether they be big or small.

Welcome to The Feathered Fashionistas! I wish you much luck, happiness, and success! HOOT!!! {o,o}

MINDY GIAMBALVO Director/Independent Designer #3268 with Origami Owl

I am a single mom of 3 lovely children! Zack is 18, Bria is 10 and Julianna is 8. We live in Stuart, Florida and O2 is my job! My daughter Bria is Autistic and is the reason why I started in DS to begin with. After a short stint with another DS company I found O2, and my life has never been the same! I have grown as a person and have found my purpose in this life! To help other people like me find this opportunity and run with it! It keeps getting better day by day too! I can not put into words how much I love to be a leader and watch the women and men on my team grow and flourish just like I have with O2! I aim to become Executive Director by the end of 2015 and I'm bringing all of you hard working Fashionistas with me! I'm so completely excited to see what the future holds for us and am loving the journey!!! {o,o}