Our 2019 Diamond Parliaments members were treated to an unforgettable trip of a lifetime to Italy to reward them for all of their hard work this past year!
The trip started in Rome where our trip earners experienced the majesty of some of the world’s most historic sites including the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona.
Next stop on the tour of Italy was to beautiful Sorrento where our Diamond Parliament members enjoyed a tour of the ancient city of Pompeii.
The last stop was to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast where Diamond Parliament members explored the cliff-side villages and world-famous historical sites while taking in this picturesque coastal town.
Here’s what a few of our Diamond Parliament members had to say after the trip:
“Would Italy have been as awesome without these homies? Honestly? I hesitate. I mean, Italy is Italy, right? But. There was truly something magical about experiencing it WITH these fools that pushed the trip over. the. top. This is Origami Owl’s Top 10 (minus one very precious and amazing expecting Mama who was ordered to stay home. We love you, Robyn). And in spite of the fact (yes, I said in spite) that this group had last year’s top performers, this group was humble, easy, fun, and go with the flow. For real. This group was a delight. I’d travel with them ANYWHERE. Unless you have to get on an Italian train to get there. And it was beyond, beyond, beyond to have time like this with our Founders. Jason and I have the deepest levels of love, gratitude and appreciation for Chrissy, Warren, Shawn, Terri, Tyson, Bella and Dallin. You guys are pretty incredible humans. And some of the funniest people I’ve ever met. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime. But mostly, thanks for the laughs. So my answer is…no. Italy would not have been as awesome without these humans. I love you all! Take. Me. Back.” – Kate McKenzie, Senior Director
“Leaving Italy exhausted, but truly knowing we filled each moment with everything but…..sleep! Loved spending the week with some if the strongest women I know, their 9 guests, the BEST Founders + their families, and the new friends we met in Italy. Cannot wait to return one day. Thank you Chrissy, Warren, Bella, Dallin, Tyson, Shawn, Terri and Origami Owl for the trip of a LIFEFIME. Me and Megs are SO grateful.” – Karen Alaniz, Executive Director
“Where sea meets sky, let your soul fly. Staring off into the horizon where I couldn’t tell if I was looking at the sea or the sky was surreal. It was empowering. So many thoughts about life, endless possibilities, dreams, aspirations, but the biggest most powerful was overwhelming gratitude. What a life-changing moment. What an amazing experience. Thank you Origami Owl and our amazing Founders Chrissy Weems, Bella Weems-Lambert, Shawn Maxwell and Tyson Basha for allowing me to earn this trip which gave me this moment. A year’s worth of hard work, dedication, commitment and focus with my team brought me to this place, and I’m forever grateful. To anyone reading this…dream BIG dreams and believe in yourself because ANYTHING is possible! You can achieve everything you want if you work hard for it!”
– Breanna Johnson, Senior Director
“This week was something I never knew I wanted and needed so much. Never in my wildest dream did I think we would get to spend a full week exploring Italy. It’s funny because, this trip was truly one for the books. Full of adventure, laughter and incredible new friendships. This will be an experience we will never forget. Huge thank you to Origami Owl for allowing us the opportunity to dream and make those dreams true. To our Founders who made this not only possible, but one we will never forget, and to Kate McKenzie for sharing her love of Italy with us! – Alba Saenz, Director
Here are some photos from the trip:
Congratulations, again, to our 2019 Diamond Parliament Members!
Karen Alaniz, Executive Director – Diamond Designer of the Year
Simcha + Jaiden Bloomfield, Director
Tami, Brooks + Tatum Butcher, Executive Field Vice President
Holly Corbett, Director
Aimee Johnson, Senior Director
Breanna Johnson, Senior Director
Kate McKenzie, Senior Director
Alba Saenz, Director
Melissa Taylor, Senior Director
Robyn Torres, Field Vice President
Parliament Tips of the Month
“Connect with those who have earned Parliament and dig into how you earn Parliament Points. “I wish I had understood how to earn Points earlier so I could have possibly earned more! Once I understood Parliament was a numbers game, it really helped me. I mapped out the best way for me to earn the Points and I worked for it.”
“I am embarrassed to say that it took me 5 1/2 years of being with Origami Owl to even start tracking Parliament. I always thought it was something that was out of reach and something I could never achieve……in actuality, it is achievable for each and every Designer. It does take working your business with intention and sharing the opportunity with others. Last July, I fell and suffered a severe concussion. I was forbidden to use the computer, watch TV, or text. It was very boring…..for 6 weeks, the only thing I had was the telephone to make phone calls and to personally meet with people face-to-face. At that time, the magic happened. I was able to personally connect with others and verbally share the opportunity. I was also more accessible to help my team in achieving their goals. Since reaching Parliament is a group effort, it is important to know the goals of your team and to help them reach for the stars. It was an absolute blessing to share a week with our Founders and some of the top leaders of our company. It was a truly humbling experience and one that I will always be grateful.”