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Independent Brand Partner Spotlight: Jen Yost

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Independent Brand Partner Jen Yost’s life has changed in a multitude of ways since joining Nerium International. Through her Nerium International business she has more flexibility, work-life balance, more confidence and earned a Lexus car bonus! In addition to these positive life changes, Jen credits the relationship she and husband Dave have formed with “Little” Tyler as the best benefit of all. Jen and Dave (also a Nerium Brand Partner) met Tyler through the Nerium Ripple Foundation’s partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA). “I have always loved helping people, so it is amazing to have the opportunity through BBBS and the Nerium Ripple Foundation to mentor and build a relationship with Tyler, our Little,” Jen said. “He is an amazing kid, and we love spending time with him. Tyler has brought so much joy to our lives.” Tyler, 11, enjoys playing video games and laser tag for…

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Independent Brand Partner Spotlight: Morgan Ott

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“Loving, caring, sharing” isn’t just our company philosophy at Nerium International. It’s something we live by and apply in our daily lives through the Nerium Ripple Foundation, which partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), World Vision, Live Happy and the SUCCESS Foundation. Independent Brand Partner Morgan Ott has certainly taken our mission to heart by leading a Bowl for Kids’ Sake event in Louisville earlier this year, which raised close to $30,000 for BBBS of Kentuckiana. In addition to hosting this successful Bowl for Kids’ Sake event, Morgan has served as a “Big” to 14-year-old “Little” Josy for the past year. “I love hanging out with Josy,” Morgan said. “We go out for ice cream, hike, go to dinner and do so many other fun activities. Josy makes me feel young again, and it is such a blessing to have her in our lives!” “People are hesitant about making the…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Honors Louisville Brand Partners

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For the second year in a row, Louisville Independent Brand Partners participated in Bowl For Kids’ Sake, raising close to $30,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Kentuckiana. To recognize Louisville Independent Brand Partners’ hard work, dedication and support, there was a check presentation following a BBBS Board of Directors meeting. “What Nerium and its local Brand Partners have accomplished this year is truly exceptional,” stated Jeri Swinton, CEO of BBBS Kentuckiana. “We are thankful for their generosity and look forward to continuing to work with a team of individuals who are truly dedicated to the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters.”

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North Carolina Brand Partners Hold Bowl for Kids’ Sake Event

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Graham and Swain County Independent Brand Partners held a Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS) event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina on Nov. 5, 2016. This was the first BFKS event for the Graham and Swain County branch, and it was a success! The Nerium team (one of eight at the event) was successful in using the online fundraising vehicle to gather support from other Independent Brand Partners. The funds raised at this event will help support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina’s new school mentoring program. Graham County started its program this fall. Both counties are in a rural, mountainous area of North Carolina. A great portion of the area is part of a Cherokee reservation and Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The Brand Partners concentrated on recruiting business and civic teams in the area to great success! Total donations for the BFKS event…

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A Special Honor for a Devoted
Big Brother

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Independent Brand Partner Steve Engleman was recognized as Big of the Year at the annual The Big Event and Impact Awards this month at Greektown Casino and Hotel in downtown Detroit. Steve became a Big Brother in January 2015 when he was matched with a 9-year-old boy named Seth. Steve was inspired to become a big by a mentor of his own who promised him that becoming a Big would be one of the most rewarding and gratifying experiences of his life. “The experience has been nothing short of amazing,” said Steve. “It has given me more than I ever imagined and provided me with the ability to make a difference in another person’s future. My relationship with my little, Seth, has grown and we have built a strong friendship based on trust and mutual interest in helping Seth grow and stay on course for reaching his goals.” Seth and…

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A Letter from BJ Choi

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Dear Nerium Brand Partner, Since the beginning, Nerium has been a company rooted in people. Not only do we work together in our businesses sharing the freedom of the Nerium Opportunity with others, but we pull together to make a real difference in our community. I urge you to keep working for this cause. It is easy to get sidetracked with our own lives, but we must never forget that our children need our help. Time is of the essence, there are children whose futures depend on the selflessness of our hearts. Let’s do this for them. Let’s do this for the well-being of our beloved community. Thank you, BJ Choi General Manager, Korea Nerium International

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Mentor Helps Little Find Strength, Confidence

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Two years ago, I got out of my comfort zone and committed to being a Big Sister. I was matched with an incredible 6-year-old with a beautiful name: MaKayla. As with any 6-year-old, her energy was off the charts! But one of the things she had issues with, and still does to some degree, was self-confidence. She was scared of everything! But she was willing to try almost everything, too! We’ve climbed the wall at the rec center, gone horseback riding, swimming, and so much more. She has definitely won the heart of my family. MaKayla’s biggest accomplishment is that when we met, she was terrified of Teva, my dog. I understood how a wolf-looking (Shepherd Husky) dog can scare people! Now she now likes to call Teva her dog, she pets her, feeds her treats, and always asks if we can see her. MaKayla has grown in her self-confidence and…

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Nerium se honra en otorgar el Premio Ripple a 12 Brand Partners

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La fundación Nerium Ripple continúa su misión de “Hacer que las personas estén mejor”, y los Brand Partners de Nerium son la fuerza motriz detrás de las iniciativas de la fundación para seguir cambiando vidas. La Fundación Ripple se enfoca en crear una cultura basada en cariño, solidaridad y entrega, y de esta manera motivar a las personas a apoyar a sus comunidades de manera individual y colectiva. ¡Eso es exactamente lo que sucedió en el año 2015! Los Brand Partners no sólo colaboran con sus donaciones mensuales, si no también dedicando su tiempo como mentores voluntarios para Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) y Bowl for Kids sake”, lo cual significa la práctica de “Liderazgo de Servicio”, y estos esfuerzos desinteresados merecen ser recompensados. Así en el más grandioso de los escenarios, 12 de los más influyentes Brand Partners de Nerium fueron honrados en Get Real St. Louis 2016 con…

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Ripple Award Winners

Nerium Honors 12 Brand Partners with Ripple Awards

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The Nerium Ripple Foundation is on a mission to Make People Better, and Nerium Brand Partners are a driving force behind the foundation’s life-changing initiatives. The Ripple Foundation aims to create a loving, sharing and caring culture that encourages people to give back to their communities, both individually and collectively – and that’s exactly what happened in 2015! Brand Partners not only gave in the form of monthly contributions, but in their time as volunteer mentors, leaders and companions with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) and Bowl for Kids’ Sake. It’s what “Practice Servant Leadership” is all about, and those kind of selfless efforts deserve to be rewarded. So on the grandest of stages, 12 of Nerium’s most influential Brand Partners were honored at Get Real St. Louis 2016 with a Nerium Ripple Award for their generosity over the past year. Nerium Co-CEO Jeff Dahl, Chief Leadership Officer Renee Olson…

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