She’s Essential

Young Living champions women by providing the opportunities, tools and confidence to build healthy, abundant futures! We believe an equal world is an empowered world. So today, we celebrate all the incredible women – the mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, coworkers – who play an extraordinary role in the lives of others by sharing safe, natural choices with the world. They empower others to take control of their wellness and create strong, healthy communities along the way – and we love them for it.

We asked YL Canada team members and leaders what empowerment means to them. Here’s what they shared!


Jilene Hay, Royal Crown Diamond

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

My most used essential oil in the history of ever would be VALOR! It’s been a favourite since I first started using it 8 years ago. And today, when you see me walking up on stage, you can darn well bet I’m LAYERED in Valor and likely have a bottle or two on my person at all times.

Who is an empowering mentor in your life?

Hands down it would be my mom, Angie Breitkreitz.  She taught me that it’s possible to be a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur AND an amazing mother at the same time.

My parents owned a retail business when I was growing up and she worked out of her home office until my younger brother and I were both in school full time. When I was 13, I started working for my parents’ business at the front desk. I was in charge of face-to-face customer service, trouble shooting, scheduling – and they even had me doing cold sales calls. Not going to lie, I never liked that last bit, but it taught me what it took to be successful! I can’t imagine where I would be if it wasn’t for the love and influence of my mother. She was the very first person who said yes when I invited her to join me in Young Living, she’s one of my hardest working team members today and the very top of my BIGGEST team!

Today, my four children are witnessing the next generation of the lessons my mother taught me and my girls are being raised up to be empowered women themselves. My 11-year-old can’t wait for the day she’s allowed to open her own Young Living account! And I have no doubt she’ll surpass us both because empowered women raise empowered women.

 

Amanda Mueller, Senior Graphic Designer

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

After a long day, I enjoy my nighttime routine! A combination of Frankincense, Tea Tree, Geranium and Copaiba in my night cream brings both an energy and sense of empowerment that completes my day!

How does your role at YL empower you?

I love being responsible for creating visual graphics that represent YL and our members!

 

Chanelle Morin, Platinum

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

Valor for sure is the most empowering! It makes me feel like I can conquer anything.

What are your favourite ways to empower yourself day-to-day?

Taking time to myself each day to do a quick meditation and make a list of things to accomplish for the week makes me feel so empowered! Working my Young Living business and being able to stay home and take care of our home and family feels like a lot some days, but when I take time to myself to do these important things it makes me feel my most empowered.

 

Jillian Angus, Regional Manager – Western Canada

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

Sacred Frankincense!

What are your favourite ways to empower yourself day-to-day?

I feel empowered being part of a community of strong women who support and celebrate each other. My mom is my rock, I have three brilliant sisters, amazing girlfriends, and I’m lucky to work alongside a team of incredible women at YL!

 

Heather Di Francesco, Platinum

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

The Premium Starter Kit! It’s perfectly crafted with all the tools you need to add value to your family’s life. When I got started, I was so lost when it came to helping my kids. So overwhelmed! That box showed up and as I started to learn more and use the products, it was so freeing. I am all about simple solutions and trying new things. The PSK fit that perfectly! Six and a half years later, I have given my whole family something they can feel really good about.

 How does YL empower women?

On a service trip with the YL Foundation, one of the partners said, “It’s amazing what can get accomplished when no one takes the credit.”

YL is a lifestyle. The heartbeat of our company is to help empower people to live a life of wellness, purpose and abundance – bottom line. We are cultivating communities that are wanting more and are unwilling to settle for less. Empowered individuals dramatically improve the wellbeing of their families, their communities and the world. It multiplies the impact when we all buy in to helping others. I love being part of a group of people who have a serious thing for multiplication!

 

Kaedy Long, Inventory Specialist

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

Valor! I love to diffuse Valor, especially when I want a calming and empowering scent to approach the day. I always have my Valor Roll-On handy for those much-needed midday boosts!

Share a quote that empowers you and why?

“To me, a leader is someone who holds (themselves) accountable for finding potential in people and processes.” – Brene Brown

I love this quote because I believe that we, as people, have the capacity to lead and make positive changes every day. I’m empowered by women who do exactly the above and lead through discovering the strengths in individuals – because we all have them. And of course, since I am on the Operations team, I can’t help but be empowered by process!

 

Louise van Dam, Will Call Agent

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

Pine essential oil! I like to wear it and smell like a forest because that’s my happy place!

What are your favourite ways to empower yourself day-to-day?

Packing my own breakfast and lunch so I know what I’m putting in my body, while also saving money!

 

Katlyn Bailey, Senior Star

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

Without a second thought, Valor is one of my favorite products to make me feel empowered! As an introvert, I often find social situations or new experiences to be quite intimidating and just downright terrifying at times. Just having that ability to grab the oil, take a few deep breaths and bring myself back to center provides me with a sense of calm and confidence to face those situations head on. To have some physical control over the emotions my body feels is both powerful and empowering.

How does YL empower women?

Young Living gives women the tools, ability and confidence to take control of their wellness. With the community created through Young Living, women are empowered to embrace the role of the gatekeeper of the home and make informed decisions that benefit themselves and their families. Just knowing that there are hundreds of thousands of women around the world joining together and saying yes to wellness and natural living is such an inspiring thought and something I’m so proud to be part of! I’ll be forever grateful to the community of women that welcomed me with open arms, shared with me, learned with me and inspired me to welcome others into this community.

 

Nancy Whitecalf, Leadership

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

Bergamot!

Share a quote that empowers you and why?

“I have discovered that my freedom is within me and nothing can destroy it.” – Janet Frame

I have this quote taped to my computer monitor and it reminds me that I am capable of anything I set my mind to! I believe it’s important for me as a woman to know that I possess my own freedom – I have the
ability to be who I want to be and do what I want to do.

 

LiLien Tong, Gold

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

To me, empowerment means choice. As a nurse, a mother, a wife and as a friend, YL offers me unlimited choices of empowerment. If I had to choose one product that makes me feel empowered, it would be the Premium Starter Kit. For an incredible price, this kit offers so many tools of natural products to support my family’s health. I also have the opportunity to share this kit with so many incredible men and women and by doing that, I help others realize that they have choice. They have options. They have opportunity. At the end of the day, what is more empowering than the ability to have choice and helping others see the same thing?

 Who is an empowering mentor in your life? 

An empowering mentor in my life is a friend that I met through YL, Harmony Patterson. She taught me from the beginning of my oily journey to believe in myself and believe in a better way, while always holding me to a higher standard – and just loving me for being me. Harmony taught me about a healthier way of living physically, emotionally and spiritually. She supported me in making educated choices and encouraged me to always be the best I could be.

I appreciate the fact that, because of network marketing, I have met some of the most influential people in my life. I can only hope that I continue to strive to be a positive influence in others’ lives, the way that Harmony has been for me!

 

Rosalind Jones, Leadership

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

The YL product that makes me feel empowered is our Savvy Minerals Foundation Powder. It’s rare to find a foundation that feels light and comfortable all day, no matter how long the day may be. I feel confident knowing I’m putting the highest quality, plant-based ingredients on my skin.

Share a quote that empowers you and why?

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s a reminder that if someone views or speaks of you in a negative light, you don’t have to give in to that thought – what other people think of you is none of your business. Be proud of your unique self, always!

 

Sarah Hames, Silver

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

As a mom, you take extra ownership over what products are used and how they are used in your home. I am the gatekeeper of my home and I originally joined Young Living with the Thieves Premium Starter Kit. I fell in LOVE with the laundry soap! I had used other brands with many scents and dyes previously, not realizing all the unnecessary and often harmful ingredients in them. It was the beginning of falling in love with natural, plant-based products and I am so thankful to have these goods shipped to my house every single month!

How has being a woman shaped your career?

I probably wouldn’t have joined the business side of Young Living unless I was home raising my three girls already. I am so thankful every day that I get to talk to so many other women and men of all demographics and share the love of natural living. I love being able to contribute financially to our home, in coordination with raising three busy girls. You have full ownership over your business and how much time you put in. Being your own boss is the best!

 

Sarah MacDonald, Events Coordinator

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

Valor helps me feel brave and confident to take on whatever the day throws at me!

How does your role at YL empower you?

As an Events Coordinator, I’m encouraged to collaborate. When different departments and people collaborate and the end result is successful, it truly feels empowering!

 

Victoria Beaune, Country Manager – Canada

What YL product makes you feel empowered?

All Young Living products! They’re about choices and living in the present moment. When you make decisions about the products you use to enhance your life, knowing the Seed to Seal promise is behind every one of our safe solutions, you can live your life more happily and peacefully. That’s empowerment to the fullest.

Share a quote that empowers you and why?

“Authenticity inspires respect because it takes courage to own who you really are.” – Arlene Dickinson

To be authentic is to be empowered and sometimes, that takes courage. It’s all about self-discovery and living the life you imagine.

 

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What YL product empowers you to share your best self with the world? Share in the comments!

 

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