Here at NDH, we are thrilled to honor and recognize Happening People, those native North Delawareans who have achieved DELebrity status – who are going above and beyond to push the personal and professional limits while positively influencing our communities. Our May 2013 honoree is one Happening Woman and Entrepreneur – Liz Coleman Nicholson. Liz is high energy, full of inspiration, & contagious fun.
There are people you meet that touch your life and those that leave an ever lasting impression. You know those who you can go for years and not see and then WHAM,! there they are standing in front of you in the baby aisle of Walmart. Before you know it, your 20 minutes in and solving all the world’s problems like you never missed a beat. That’s Liz! We worked together at Grottos in Wilmington many years ago and look at her now – Arbonne Regional Vice President – empowering women all over Delaware and throughout the U.S.!
Liz has been an Arbonne Consultant since 2008. She is the youngest of 8 children, was born and raised in Wilmington and is a graduate of St. Mark’s High School and Delaware Technical and Community College where she earned a degree in Dental Hygiene. Liz is a licensed Dental Hygentist and practiced for 10 years prior to becoming an Arbonne Consultant. She and her husband, Don, have been married for 10 years and have 3 amazing children, Cate, Ella and Andrew.
Liz’s Arbonne Adventure
Liz Coleman Nicholson, RVP, Arbonne Independent Consultant is empowering women all over Delaware and beyond. The most impressive part – she was promoted to RVP after just four years as a consultant – that’s White GL450 Mercedes Level. SWEET! So we sat down with Liz over a glass of wine at BBC in Greenville to catch up and learn how she achieved so much and what inspired her to choose Arbonne.
First a little about Arbonne. Arbonne is a highly regarded, premium brand with a Swiss heritage. Their products range from skin care and cosmetics to health and wellness. All products are consumable, dermatologist tested, botanically based & inspired by nature. Arbonne combines superior products with a generous compensation plan, exceptional support, training and committed leadership to create the perfect window of opportunity. Arbonne products are sold exclusively through a network of independent consultants, like Liz.
Build Them & They will Build You
NDH – How did you learn about Arbonne?
Liz – I attended an Arbonne party for my friend, Amy, while I was pregnant with my second child. I figured it would be a fun girls night out(GNO) with good food (hopefully as I was hungry). Plus, it couldn’t hurt to educate myself more – after all, I was still using the same lotion on my face as on my body. At that point a mother in my 30s, I figured it was time to consider anti-aging.
NDH – What intrigued you most about the Arbonne Opportunity?
Liz – The Arbonne consultant shared her personal story of how she was promoted to Mercedes level and let’s just say I was all ears. You see, I was considering a business opportunity to help us exceed our financial goals but I had benchmarks. I wanted – part-time hours, to be my own boss with unlimited income potential – all while allowing me to be omni-present for my family. I even considered Rita’s Water Ice. Once I heard the Arbonne consultant’s story – that perfect mix of replacement income, interaction with consumers and consultants, no pressure and quick advancement – I thought “I found it”.
NDH – What, if any, hurdles did you endure in the beginning?
Liz – At first, Don wasn’t thrilled with the idea. Then he researched the company himself and soon gave me the green light. My main goal was to simply take the pressure off him financially. We took the leap of faith and haven’t looked back since. Believe that your biggest obstacle CAN become your most incredible advocate. Mine did and today continues to be my biggest ambassador, every day.
NDH – What’s the best advice for those considering this opportunity?
Liz – Treat this as a true business and it will pay you like a true business should. Overcome the adversity of independent network marketing. It’s high energy and provides the ultimate flexibility. Attitude IS Everything. Be present. Don’t settle for less. We have two ears and one mouth for a reason – listen to your customers and consultants. It’s all about the experience.
NDH – What has been the biggest reward?
Liz – Without a doubt, the biggest reward for me is seeing others achieve their dreams. You have direct control over your own successes.
NDH – How do you balance family & business?
Liz – Time management. Do what works best for your schedule. I work 10-15 hours a week combining home shows, reorders and team building.
NDH – What was your biggest blooper moment?
Liz – Doing a presentation with my zipper down (didn’t realize it until I got home!).
NDH: Tell us about an inspirational or empowering moment you experienced.
Liz – I was attending a small conference in King of Prussia with consultants from different teams in the area. One of the speakers was a young girl, who had just started over the summer. She shared her story of how she was helping her team meet their goals. During her presentation, she mentioned she attended the Arbonne car presentation of local Regional Vice President, Liz Nicholson (ME!). She shared that she, along with her team, were so inspired by my personal story and the possibilities that they were all blazing with enthusiasm and exceeding their goals. You have to understand, I was never expecting to hear this. Let alone from someone who wasn’t on my team and whom I’d only met briefly a few months prior. This is just another notch on what I absolutely LOVE about this opportunity – that is, how we can inspire so many to change their life, even people we don’t know. Then suddenly this positive growth in people becomes exponential! You just cannot find this in any regular office job. There are so many people whom I have never met in this business who have inspired me in so many ways – the enthusiasm is simply contagious. When I started this venture, I never imagined I would be that inspirational person to someone else. I adore this opportunity most definitely because I can assist people with their health and/or their wealth. This is all about paying it forward and I am beyond grateful that someone shared this with me. Arbonne truly is the best business gig in town!
Liz – My top five favorites…that’s HARD! I started listing them and then realized just how many I love! I threw in #6 for my kids.
- Fizz Sticks. Increase energy and metabolism. Nothing artificial and they are actually GOOD for you!
- Re9 Advanced Anti-aging skincare. I’m 40, need I say more! I need anything with quick results.
- Protein Shakes. Great for on-the-go, breakfast, and/or after a workout. Sometimes when I only have time to eat the leftover crust from my kids grilled cheese, at least I know I enjoyed something healthy earlier in my day. (P.S. my kids love the shakes too)
- Cellular Renewal Mask. It’s like a 5 minute face lift! I do this once a week.
- The makeup. Primer, tinted moisturizer, bronzer – Primer helps everything go on so easy and even better, stay on.
- ABC body oil from the baby line. Awesome choice for kid’s winter dry skin and a great alternative for steroid creams for those who have eczema and psoriasis.
NDH – Tell us about the Awards/Rewards you have earned from Arbonne.
Liz: One thing I love about Arbonne is how much they appreciate their consultants and boy do they show it! Here are some of the awards I have earned over the last four years.
- Trip to Mexico all inclusive for 2
- Weekend retreat to Arizona with the President of Arbonne
- Trip to Oklahoma for some incredible training (and got spoiled) by the #1 income earner, Cecilia Stoll, & company President.
- Trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas (couldn’t go because of premature contractions 2 months early!)
- Weekend retreat to Oklahoma
- Vegas for the Arbonne Global Training Conference
- Vegas 5 years in a row for the Arbonne National Conference. Experienced private concerts with David Cook, Kevin Costner and his band, Sara Evans, David Cassidy (note: his wife is a National Vice President with Arbonne), Duran Duran, and in April was Florida Georgia Line!!
- Jewelry from Arbonne has been incredible! Tiffany bracelet, Tiffany necklace, Tiffany picture frame, Crystal watch (represents the gift of time), David Yurman ring, more necklaces and bracelets and dozens more gifts from my Vice Presidents and team. Don jokes that he never has to buy me jewelry ever again…and he’s right! I receive flowers for my birthday, Tiffany every year for Christmas, and a Valentine’s Day card from the company. In addition to my check, there are also cash bonuses every month too.
NDH – Do tell us about your Arbonne Consultant Team.
Liz – Sure! I am so grateful to work with such a diverse team, where Arbonne can meet whatever need they want from this business. They are a group of such sharp, positive people who have incredible integrity and a huge heart for helping others. They inspire me to be better every day. There are also many consultants who are either working towards their first promotion, want to make an extra few hundred dollars a month, or just enjoy the consultant discount.
Area Managers: Genevieve Clark, Erica Reed, and Dr. Jimmie Glenn.
District Managers: Katie Ellis, Laura Sarapulski, Maria Lucey, Brenda Denesowicz, Kristen Bruce, Anne Cobourn, Kristina Byrd, Jennifer MacBride, Alicia O’Brien, Maria Rees, Lisa Burke, Vickie Bonvetti, Laura Sarapulski
To book a show, place an Arbonne order or simply connect with Liz visit www.liznicholson.myarbonne.comLiz NicholsonArbonne Independent ConsultantRegional Vice President, Delaware
The idea to provide skin care products unparalleled in quality and effectiveness developed in Switzerland in 1975, when one man, Petter Mørck, together with a group of leading bio-chemists, biologists and herbalists, fulfilled his vision and founded Arbonne. Arbonne’s skin care products, based on botanical principles, became a reality in the United States in 1980 and are now shared throughout the world through Arbonne’s network of Independent Consultants. Building on these same founding principles, Arbonne’s product line has since grown to include both inner and outer health and beauty products that are unparalleled in quality, safety, value, benefits and results!
The wonderful thing about Arbonne is that it’s not just about great products, it’s also about great people. The Arbonne family is made up of thousands of individuals working to make their dreams come true. Through sales incentives & rewards, travel opportunities, a generous SuccessPlan and great products, Arbonne offers a unique opportunity that can help make anyone’s vision for the future a reality.