The 2020 O2 L.E.A.D. Empowerment Summit was filled with inspiration, connection and so many tips to help O2 leaders grow and succeed in the coming year!
In addition to impacting lives, we had the privilege of recognizing the Top 10 in Personal Sales, Top 10 in Personal Sponsoring and Top 10 in Team Sponsoring of the nearly 400 leaders who attended L.E.A.D.* The earning period for these recognitions was October to December 2019.
The event also included special recognition of the Top 53 Designers who are on track to Parliament. The 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council was also announced from stage! (read more about our Young Entrepreneurs Council here)
Top 10 in Personal Sponsoring* at L.E.A.D.
- Aimee Johnson, Senior Director — 5 — 10,923 PV
- Sandi-Rose Smith, Director — 4 — 13,892 PV
- Angela Lamboo, Senior Team Manager — 4 — 8,286 PV
- Karen Alaniz, Executive Director — 4 — 6,702 PV
- Tami Butcher, EFVP — 4 — 3,381 PV
- Lora + Erin Schott, Director — 4 — 2,977 PV
- Maggie Stephens, Executive Director — 4 — 2,757 PV
- Breanna Johnson, Senior Director — 3 — 14,398 PV
- Erin Zapata, Senior Director — 3 — 11,486 PV
- Kandice Astamendi, Senior Team Manager — 3 — 10,956 PV
Top 10 in Personal Sales* at L.E.A.D.
- Breanna Johnson, Senior Director 14,398 PV
- Sandi-Rose Smith, Director 13,893 PV
- Randy Mellon, Director 13,409 PV
- Holly Corbett, Director 13,363 PV
- Linda Peterson, Senior Team Leader 12,591 PV
- Erin Zapata, Senior Director 11,487 PV
- Sandra Dreier, Executive Team Leader 11,429 PV
- Kandice Astamendi, Senior Team Manager 10,956 PV
- Aimee Johnson, Senior Director 10,923 PV
- Cailin Bundrick, Director 10,350 PV
Top 10 in Team Sponsoring* at L.E.A.D.
Qualified PV Team Name
- Tami Butcher, EFVP — 20 — 3,381 — Team Believe
- Lora + Erin Schott, Director — 12 — 2,977 — Our Owl Family
- Aimee Johnson, Senior Director — 10 — 10,923 — Team Light & Love
- Karen Alaniz, Executive Director — 9 — 6,703 — Team Light of Believe
- Beverly Marshall, Executive Team Manager — 9 — 5,522 — Team The Beehive
- Rosa Lopez, Team Manager — 9 — 2,011 — Dream Team
- Kandice Astamendi, Senior Team Manager — 8 — 10,956 — Team Limitless
- Michelle Freatman, Senior Director — 8 — 6,243 — Team All Hearts
- Anna Davalos, Executive Team Leader — 8 — 4,062 — Hoots
- Heidi Fleming, EFVP — 8 — 1,698 — Team SuperStars
*This is the Top 10 in Personal Sponsoring, Personal Sales and Team Sponsoring based on those leaders who attended L.E.A.D. only. This is not a reflection on the Top 10 in Personal Sponsoring, Personal Sales and Team Sponsoring for all Origami Owl Designers. To be qualified, new Designer must reach a minimum of 75 PV in any given month during recognition period. Team Sponsoring is first level only and includes level 1 roll-ups. Personal Sponsoring also counts in the Team Sponsoring numbers. Leaders must have a minimum of three (3) qualified personally sponsored Designers.
2019 Diamond Parliament Members
The 2019 Diamond Parliament members were called to the stage to be recognized again for their achievements in 2018-2019! Another huge congratulations to 2019 Diamond Designer of the Year Karen Alaniz who was gifted a crystal-studded Olive the Owl (with over 4,500 crystals!).
Karen Alaniz, Executive Director – Diamond Designer of the Year
Simcha + Jaiden Bloomfield, Director
Tami 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 (not pictured)
Top 53 on Track to 2020 Parliament (in alphabetical order)
- Katie Allen Peace Love Lockets
- Emily Allison Team Lovely Lockets
- Frances Brunner The Night Owls
- Cailin Bundrick Locket Loving Ladies
- Tami Butcher Team Believe
- Courtney Butler Team Diamond
- Robyn Torres Team FAB
- Holly Corbett Team Goal Crushers
- Jenny Corbin The Owlery
- Kathy Cornell Team BeHootiful Owls
- Denise Curran Owlstar Cast
- Melissa Davis Goal Rushers
- Katie DeVito Team Owl-ology
- Hope Erbert Team Hopeful
- Tara Feld The OwlStars!
- Dawn Firstenberg Owl-In
- Michelle Freatman Team All Hearts
- Daisy Garcia Faith & Believe
- Sandra de la Garza Team Wonder Women
- Tiffany & Jonathan Gin Team Owlhana
- Angelica Gomez Team iHeart
- Maria Guerra Sparkle Warriors
- Mirta Hernandez The Wise Owls
- Rosalinda Huey Team Hueyowletts
- Aimee Johnson Team Light & Love
- Breanna Johnson Team BRE
- Tatiana Quattrone Lessa Team We Owl Can
- Melissa Link The Soaring Owlgals
- Jessica Lopez Team Owl-Rageous
- Rosa Lopez Dream Team
- Beverly Marshall Team The Beehive
- Lindsey Grace Mckenney Fiesty Owlz
- Mamie Miller Team Owl-Rageous
- Amy Nelson OrigamiGals
- Sandy Gast Sister Owls
- Tara Parsons GypSy OwLz
- Heidi Pintar Team Simply Charmed
- Rebecca Robinson Porter Team CHARM-ing
- Christina Reyes Owl Dolls
- Erin Roberts Team Owletinis
- Ashley Robinson Shimmer & Shine
- Alba Saenz Team Pixie Sparkle
- Crystal Salinas Team Peace Love & Lockets
- Evelyn Salinas Charmed Night Owls
- Lora & Erin Schott Our Owl Family
- Julissa Schuster Team Fancy Whooters
- Desiree Selby Team Owl Stars
- Sandi-Rose Smith The Blessed OwlChicks
- Jessica Steiner Locket Like That
- Melissa Taylor Team Cute Hoots
- Kristen Tuttle Team Tuttle
- Erin Zapata Team Sparklelicious
- Jessica Zarate Team Night Owls
2019-2020 Parliament Details + Qualifications
Ready to earn your own trip of a lifetime to Austria, Switzerland and Italy? Our 2019-2020 Parliament program earning period is underway!
Get more details on the 2019-2020 Parliament qualifications here.
2020-2021 Parliament Program Update
We also announced on stage at the 2020 L.E.A.D. Summit that beginning with our 2020-2021 Parliament Program, we’re changing up our Parliament Trip!
We know earning Parliament is truly a team effort, and many of our Diamond Parliament members said they wished their team members could go with them on these trips. So, starting in July, everyone will earn toward ONE Parliament trip and we will no longer host an exclusive Diamond Parliament trip. We believe this provides a uniting, inclusive opportunity for teams to work together and earn the trip as a common goal, and then celebrate together!
This exciting announcement is just one more way we’re listening to (and incorporating!) your feedback in the year of O2!
Congratulations to our new 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council, announced at O2 L.E.A.D. Empowerment Summit in January!
The Young Entrepreneurs Council (formerly the Youth Council) gives Owlettes and BROs (Boys Representing Origami Owl®) the opportunity to serve their peers in the Young Entrepreneurs Program (formerly the Owlette Program) and provide a youthful perspective, which is important in developing a strong program. Young Entrepreneurs Council members represent their fellow Owlettes and BROs, while making a difference and gaining leadership skills.
Congratulations to our 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council:
Katie Berg, 16 years old, Montana
“The Young Entrepreneurs Program has had a huge impact on my life,” shares Katie. “It’s helped me come out of my small-town-girl-shell and become more confident in who I am. I’ve made long-lasting friendships all across the country with people I continue to communicate with on a daily basis. It’s also strengthened my relationship with my mom because of the extra time I have to spend with her. I’ve been able to make my own money and pay for my (school) activity pass, as well as my volleyball gear. I’ve also been able to buy my own cell phone and pay for my own plan. Because of Origami Owl, I’ve also had the opportunity to go to Disney World, Phoenix and Savannah. I know that I always have people who will support me and who I can go to if I have a bad day at school or home. I can now comfortably speak in public in front of 500 people and walk confidently up to an adult to talk to them. The Young Entrepreneurs Program has given me the business skills I will use for the rest of my life and memories that will last a lifetime!”
Phoebe Davis, 15 years old, New Mexico
“Origami Owl has impacted my life in so many ways,” shares Phoebe. “I used to hide behind my mom and our table at events, but now I am doing Jewelry Bars® independently with friends! The Young Entrepreneurs Program has given me my voice, my confidence, courage and friendships when I had none. My business thrives all year despite my schedule. I have learned calendar control and have figured out a system that works for me during my busy swim months. I love that my teammates and their mothers remember my business and come to me for gifts! I have created so many connections with my teachers and Customers through our jewelry, and have some really great fundraisers set up for 2020 for some organizations in our community that I am excited about, including one for homeless teens in Albuquerque! I am proud to represent the Young Entrepreneurs Council!”
William DeCoursey, 17 years old, California
“I have been a BRO for a little over four years now,” shares William. “I joined because I fell in love with the Charms. I started working with my mom doing minor things like sorting Charms and stocking items. When we had events or parties, I would help set up, then go sit in a corner. My mom would sign us up for events left and right. Then, one time she couldn’t get the time off from her full-time job, so I had to go by myself (my grandma drove me and dropped me off). I realized quickly I had to step out of my comfort zone and talk to people who would come to my booth. Little by little, I started building confidence when talking about Origami Owl. Flash forward to present day, I mostly work events by myself and was able to save enough money to purchase my own car, and pay for travel to L.E.A.D. Summits and Conventions. Most importantly, I’ve been able to give back to my local community. I want to shed a light on BROs; we’ve come a long way with the number of BROs who are part of the Young Entrepreneurs Program since I started. I am happy to see them all working their businesses. I want to be someone they can go to for help or advice.”
Kayla Edgar, 13 years old, Ontario, Canada
“During the several years of experience I have had with Origami Owl, it has broadened my public speaking skills. I am now comfortable speaking in front of groups – whether it be at a school assembly or in front of a big team of Designers. Our Owlette and Bro Zoom Calls have taught me that I can make goals and achieve them, too!”
**We’d like to give a shout-out to Kayla for thinking outside of the box by submitting a video. We think it’s OWL-mazing that she took a risk and got out of her comfort zone! Kayla’s submission was one of the best we’ve ever received, which earned her a spot on this year’s Council! Kudos, Kayla! **
Watch her video submission here: https://youtu.be/UDHUedd1vcg
Jaymee Gomez, 13 years old, Texas
“Origami Owl has made a difference in my life by allowing me to be more active in my community, helping those in need and being a leader,” shares Jaymee. “I love the jewelry and helping people tell their stories through it, allowing women to feel strength and hope through our Empowerment Collection, but I understand that what we do is so much more than selling jewelry. I truly love Origami Owl and the opportunities it gives me daily to be a better person in my home, my school and my community.”
Cassidy Grover, 12 years old, Alberta, Canada
“I joined Origami Owl a year ago on my birthday,” shares Cassidy. “It has been the best thing that has ever happened to me in my entire life. I joined the Young Entrepreneurs Program because I was bullied and needed something that would give me a reason to smile every day, and something that had people who would accept me for who I am. The Young Entrepreneurs Program has helped me feel good about myself. I want to help others who go through what I went through to feel good about themselves, as well. I just want to thank Origami Owl for this amazing journey that my mom and I are part of!”
McKayla Hartung, 15 years old, New Mexico
“Being an Owlette for more than a year has impacted my life in many ways,” shares McKayla. “I joined because I needed to fundraise for a huge school field trip, but I stayed because I have learned and improved in multiple areas. I now have a sense of responsibility because Origami Owl has helped me break out of my shell! I never would have imagined being a GIRLBOSS at 14! I am now trying very hard to become a Team Leader. This job has helped me visualize my future more and learn about the business world. I believe anyone who wants their child to start ahead can benefit from the Young Entrepreneur’s Program because you learn so much. The community is a perfect and positive place to work at such a young age.”
Elizabeth Hendrickson, 14 years old, Florida
“I am so thankful for the ways Origami Owl has impacted my life,” shares Elizabeth. “It has given me the opportunity to be a Force For Good®, to gain confidence in myself, to help inspire others and make the world a better place, and so much more. It has also given me the opportunity to be a young entrepreneur by owning and working my own business! But, most importantly, I am helping others heal, grow and love by telling their story in a Locket.”
Megan Hendrickson, 21 years old, Florida (Alumni)
“Origami Owl has helped awaken who I was meant to be,” shares Megan. “Before I joined at 15, I did not wear jewelry! But despite that, I recognized what this company has that no one else does – community, an incredible Young Entrepreneurs Program and Founders with a lot of heart. Because of those reasons I joined, and it’s also why I am still part of this company now as a 21-year-old. Our jewelry is personal, powerful, beautiful and impactful. But, we are so much more than just our products. The people I have met and connected with all mean so much to me. I was surprised by being named the 2016 Most Inspiring Owlette four years ago at Convention. That moment humbled me and made me realize that we ALL are inspiring. You are inspiring, simply by being yourself. Origami Owl took a shy, non-jewelry wearing, unconfident 15-year-old and transformed her into an ignited, confident, strong, jewelry-loving adult who isn’t afraid anymore. Helping and encouraging up-and-coming Owlettes and BROs is a huge passion of mine. I’m grateful for our Young Entrepreneurs Program and Origami Owl!”
Selina Novello, 18 years old, Alberta, Canada (Alumni)
“The Young Entrepreneurs Program has given me so much more than I could have ever imagined,” shares Selina. “I have been able to travel to Conventions and grown personally because of it. It has given me more tools in my toolbox for who I will become in the future. Origami Owl is so much more than just a jewelry company; they believe in the growth of their youth. I have learned so much about myself and how to have a greater impact on the lives of others. I have become a stronger Force For Good and learned how to empower others. I’ve made connections with other Designers and most of all, been able to leave my sparkle everywhere I go. Because of Origami Owl, I am the best version of myself.”
Jade Rangel, 12 years old, Texas
“I have been given a beautiful opportunity to work side-by-side with my mother,” shares Jade. “Normally in corporate business, the parents work and the kids stay at daycare or with family. Instead, I get to share this time with my mother and family working this business together. I want to help others succeed so they know they, too, can grow and help others. I love that I have been able to grow as a person, daughter and sister.”
Kami Scheele, 12 years old, Montana
“The Young Entrepreneurs Program has impacted my life by providing me with life-changing opportunities,” shares Kami. “I use my commission to help pay for my softball equipment. One of my favorite parts is that I get to be closer to my mom by working and traveling with her.”
McKendra Sloan, 19 years old, Oklahoma (Alumni)
“Origami Owl has impacted my life in MANY ways, but there’s one that sticks out most to me,” shares McKendra. “Before Origami Owl, I suffered from severe social anxiety, which made me lose confidence in myself. I was afraid to go out and meet people, or even just say a simple ‘hello’ due to my social anxiety. I would worry about what people thought of me because of my height. All that changed in 2017, when my mom and I started this business together. With each event we did, I slowly started to come out of my shell and engage people more. I now look forward to events and meeting new people. As a matter of fact, I will talk their ears off! I never would have had this much confidence without the love and support of my O2 family and this amazing opportunity.”
Brianna Standen, 18 years old, Ontario, Canada (Alumni)
“Origami Owl has helped me in so many ways, that I can’t even count how much love and positivity this company has given me,” shares Brianna. “When I first joined, I wasn’t aware of how this company was so much more than jewelry until I started going to Conventions. Last year’s Convention in Savannah made a huge impact on me and showed me that we are all a big family. I’m so blessed to work for this amazing company with my mom and help her every weekend by spreading love and joy that this company has brought to our whole family.”
Mattie Warren, 13 years old, Texas
“The Young Entrepreneurs Program has impacted my life tremendously,” shares Mattie. “I have been able to make money and save it for the future. It has been so fun running a company on my own. One of my love languages is gifts. I love to receive and give gifts. Since I started O2, I have been able to gift a lot more to my family this year than in the past years! One of the amazing things about the Young Entrepreneurs Program is that you learn business skills at such a young age! My mom had been in direct sales for a long time. I enjoy sharing what I love!”
Kelsea Whiting, 16 years old, California
“The last five years with Origami Owl have been nothing short of life-changing,” shares Kelsea. “I am not even sure that I can find the proper words to explain just how much this company means to me. As a young girl, I suffered from major social anxiety. I ate lunch in the cafeteria, cried every day of kindergarten, and absolutely refused to speak to a crowd. I worried about things I could not control, and this was a major source of my stress. This stress and anxiety was amplified when I was 12 years old and my parents divorced. This was also the time that I discovered my outlet – Origami Owl. Little did I know, starting as an Owlette with this company would completely burst my shell, eliminate my anxiety, and allow me to give major speeches to large crowds. It is because of my experiences at Jewelry Bars and vendor events that I had the confidence to run and win the title of State Vice President for California Future Business Leaders of America. I have given speeches to crowds of 1,000 people at a time, without worry, all because of Origami Owl.”
Wellington Emanuel, 16 years old, North Carolina
“Origami Owl has given me the opportunity to be a Force For Good and mentor others,” shares Wellington. “I enjoy doing events and fundraisers with my mom. Most of all, our mission statement is one we all can live by.”
More About the Young Entrepreneurs Council
Thank you to all the Owlettes, BROs and Alumni who sent in their submissions to participate in the Young Entrepreneurs Council! The Young Entrepreneurs Council is a one-year term, so we highly encourage those who weren’t selected this year to try again next year!
Young Entrepreneur’s Council Perks: Opportunity to enhance the Young Entrepreneur’s Program as it continues to evolve; opportunity to be highlighted throughout the year; one-on-one time with Bella and Yvette Torres-Dickson; special recognition at Convention; play a significant role at Hoot Camp at The O2 Experience; end-of-year gift and only pay $25 to attend Convention!
We’re so proud of this year’s Young Entrepreneurs Council members and know they’re going to make a positive impact on the Young Entrepreneurs Program!
Get Connected to the Young Entrepreneurs Program
If you’re part of an Owlette or BRO team and haven’t yet joined our Facebook group, what are you waiting for? This private group gives our Owlettes and BROs the chance to regularly interact with each other, receive personal messages from Bella, and get tips and training to grow their Origami Owl businesses!
Do you dream of becoming an Origami Owl® Director? We know you’ll make that dream come true, and when you do, you’ll get an invitation to the exclusive New Director Academy!
This year’s New Director Academy was held January 23, 2020 at The Nest in Chandler, Arizona for Designers who promoted up to Director between August 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019.
The New Director Academy was full of love, inspiration, education, our iconic New Director Heart/Lock ceremony, plus a few special surprises!
New Director Academy Special Surprise
In addition to the incredible training New Directors received at the 2020 New Director Academy, this year, we had an extra-special surprise for them!
We invited the New Directors into the multi-purpose room at The Nest where they were surprised with signs and shirts made by Nest team members. After some celebration, the Directors were called up one-by-one to the front of the room where they were gifted a heartfelt Locket made just for them by Nest team members.
This special moment, as well as being one of the very first Designers to see the NEW! (to-be-named) Force For Good® mobile, was the highlight for many of our New Directors! (Keep reading below to hear more about this year’s New Director Academy.)
Katie Smith (unable to attend)
Katie DeVito (unable to attend)
Laura + Kami Scheele
“My favorite part of New Director Academy was all of it,” shares Laura. “Seriously though; from start to finish it was amazing. I loved being with my peers and hearing their stories. I loved the training The Nest provided. We even got a little visit from Christina Lovejoy from Swarovski®. I loved the exclusive jewelry we received. I loved the Lock/Heart Ceremony. I loved laughing in the Force For Good mobile. I loved getting picked up for dinner in a limo and being treated to some quality time with our Founders. But, I absolutely will never forget when The Nest employees came in with signs and shirts with our names on it as our cheerleaders. It means so much that they have our backs – just as we have theirs. They created a special Locket for each of us, and that is a gift I will always cherish.”
“I chose to hang our Locket by the ‘I’ in ‘Difference,’” says Laura. “Because I can make a difference, and also because ‘I’ looks like a one (1), and I want to empower others to know that it only takes ONE person to make a difference.”
Why Earn Director?
“I have heard through the years that your Director’s class will always be some of your best friends,” shares Laura. “I was so blessed to promote with so many amazing women and yes, they will always be some of my best friends. I want to encourage others to make this your dream because you are, and will, make a difference! This sisterhood needs you!”
“I have two favorite parts of the New Director Academy,” shares Erin. “The first is being able to experience this with the other Directors – knowing we are all in this together and have so many similar experiences. My second favorite part was when The Nest employees designed Lockets for us! I’ve helped Customers create hundreds of Lockets, but until that day, I had never had someone else create a Locket for me. I now know firsthand how special it is when someone takes the time to create a Locket that captures everything that is so important in someone else’s life.”
“I chose to hang my lock on the word ‘Story’ for several reasons,” says Erin. “I love that the Founders have embraced me and my story. Also, my team chose this spot because they said that we are changing lives through our stories! I also believe that Origami Owl gives others a way to share their own stories in order to inspire others.”
Why Earn Director?
“Everyone should aspire to achieve Director,” shares Erin. “Obviously, the pay increase is nice, but the feeling of accomplishment when reaching this level is indescribable. Leading my team, and helping them reach their own goals and dreams, is something that makes me feel like I am making a difference every day.”
“The best part of New Director Academy was the Lockets The Nest teams made for us,” says Sandi-Rose. “The kind words and research that went into each and every one of the Lockets was amazing. So incredibly touching and emotional!”
“I put our lock by ‘Stories,’” says Sandi-Rose. “I posted a picture of the Directors Heart on my team page. I let the team choose, because without them, I would not be a Director. They chose ‘Stories,’ because that’s what we do. We tell stories. I put it as close to an ‘H’ as I could because we make people HAPPY. And, on the ‘O’ for The Blessed OwlChicks. It’s there for THEM!”
Why Earn Director?
“Earning Director is incredible because of the family and friendships that your team becomes,” shares Sandi-Rose. “The Blessed OwlChicks are a family. We are there for each other. No matter what.”
“My favorite part about New Director Academy was getting to know and bond with my fellow Directors more,” shares Cailin. “They are an amazing group of women who uplift one another and inspire one another to keep growing as individuals and as a team! I was also blown away by the efforts of The Nest staff to create our ‘teams’ and get to know us better in order to create beautiful Lockets that tell our stories through their eyes. They were so thoughtful and heartfelt. It was an experience I’ll never forget.”
“With the help of my team, I selected the point on the exclamation point of ‘Say yes!’ for the Locket Loving Ladies’ Locket,” says Cailin. “I love that it encourages us to be brave in our pursuit of the things that set our hearts on fire! With ‘Embrace’ being my word for 2020, it felt especially fitting.”
Why Earn Director?
“New Director Academy, and all that comes with it, is just the beginning of the exciting things one can look forward to when they become Director,” shares Cailin. “Being a part of the O2 Directors Facebook group means even greater access to the top leaders in the company and their expertise. It means increased training, motivation and inspiration to achieve great things in our Origami Owl businesses.”
Simcha + Jaiden Bloomfield
“My favorite part about the New Director Academy is the training,” shares Simcha. “It is amazing to receive that extra training from The Nest staff and other leaders, to ensure that we as new Directors are doing what we are supposed to as leaders.”
“After getting input from my teammates, I chose to put my heart lock by the ‘S’ in the word ‘Others,’” says Simcha. “I chose this place because ‘others’ are what our team is all about. Whether it’s growing our personal business or our team, focusing on how we can best serve others is how we will continue to be blessed. I put it specifically by the ‘S’ because our team name is Team Shalom.”
Why Earn Director?
“I would encourage all Designers to reach for director because the perks are amazing (see below),” shares Simcha. “Besides the extra goodies we get, one of my favorite parts is the exclusive Director’s Call we have each month to collaborate with Chrissy and the Nest staff. I am grateful to see how we give our opinions, and they are taken into consideration. I love being a Director!”
Julissa Schuster + Jada Cantu
“My favorite part of New Director Academy was bonding with the other new Directors,” shares Julissa. “I walked out of there with new friendships and was able to get to know everyone on a more personal level.”
“I hung my lock on the word ‘Hope,’ shares Julissa. “I had asked our team where I should hang it because I felt it was theirs. They decided on ‘Hope’ because they said throughout my journey with Origami Owl, I’ve been able to bring hope to many families and that I always look on the bright side of things and always hope for the best.”
Why Earn Director?
“To be honest, I didn’t know how big of a deal hitting Director with Origami Owl was until it happened to me,” recalls Julissa. “I feel like once you hit Director there is a lot more responsibility, but for me, that works. I love being a leader. I love helping others grow along the way with me. I feel that once you hit a big title like Director, others really look up to you. When I tell other Designers my story about how I started as a kitnapper, it gives them a sense of hope that if a kitnapper can do it, anyone can do it!”
“My favorite part about the New Director Academy was getting to know my fellow new Directors better,” shares Amber. “Being able to strengthen those relationships is priceless.”
“I put my lock above the word ‘Journey,’” shares Amber. “I can’t think of a better word to summarize the last five years. I’m so grateful for the incredible women I’ve met along this journey, and I can’t wait to see what’s next!”
Why Earn Director?
“If you’ve set a goal to become a Director, GO FOR IT,” shares Amber. “Because of Origami Owl, our family has been able to enjoy so many incredible opportunities. We’ve been able to help families in need and look for ways to be a blessing to others.”
“The greatest part of the New Director Academy was the training sessions led by those who have come before us,” shares Denise. “Both Karen Alaniz and Kate McKenzie’s sessions were amazing, and we got a lot out of them. I also loved the exercise on going through team members and putting them into categories (red, yellow and green) to determine who to work with. As leaders, we often feel responsible for everyone we sponsor reaching their goals, and often put more time into them when sometimes their desire or time commitment just isn’t there. They have to want it more than we want it for them.”
“My team and I worked for this promotion for many years, so I asked them to choose where we should place our lock,” says Denise. “We chose the word ‘Lives’ and my lock is centered on that word. Senior Team Leader Lynn Gallo suggested it for the following reasons. For all the lives we cross, touch, change and impact sharing O2, including ourselves and our own personal growth. For the lives of your Owl Sisters you met as strangers, who have now become friends. For the lives you have yet to meet in your near future and for those you will someday meet up with again.”
Why Earn Director?
“I hope that other Designers will aspire to reach Director because of the incredible sense of accomplishment it provides,” shares Denise. “Helping New Designers launch, then feel the 02 love when they sponsor their first Designers and promote up to Team Leader, is one of the best feelings in this business. Give them their wings and let them fly. Love and support them, and most importantly, believe in them. We have so much to offer and celebrate at every level. Director is just one stop along that journey.”
“My favorite part of the New Director Academy was getting to truly bond with the amazing ladies who achieved this milestone with me,” shares Holly. “We were vulnerable with each other and shared from the heart. I feel so much closer to each and every one of them.”
“After reaching out to my team for guidance, since this was our achievement, we decided to put our lock on the first ‘F’ in the word ‘Difference,’” shares Holly. “We are making a difference and an impact on this world full of negativity. The ‘F’ also stands for the friendships we have made as a result of beautiful stories.”
Why Earn Director?
“I highly recommend that everyone’s drive is to achieve this milestone in your personal business,” says Holly. “I set this goal for myself six years ago and it was very overwhelming to see a vision become a reality. I was truly proud of myself for never giving up and continuing to push forward. We all let fear stand in the way, but push forward and go for your dreams; I guarantee you will be glad you did.”
5 Perks of Being a Director
1. Advancement Bonus + Director Generation Bonus
Not only do new Directors get a $500 cash Advancement Bonus after they earn Director for the first time, but they also have the opportunity to earn a Director Generation Bonus. The Director Generation Bonus is a bonus paid to Directors and above on volume produced by Directors on their Team (even those below Levels 1-4). For details regarding Director Generation Bonus amounts and qualifications, please refer to the Career Plan located in your Back Office “Designer Resources” section.
2. Invitation to Attend the New Director Academy (more above)
Origami Owl covers half of the airfare for one, transportation to and from the airport, hotel accommodations, which the New Director shares with another inductee, and some meals. Details on our 2021 New Director Academy coming later this year!
3. Exclusive Convention Hoot Loot Hour, Training + Luncheon
During The O2 Experience – our annual convention – Directors and above, as well as Parliament members, are invited to attend an exclusive leadership training and luncheon. They also get their very own Hoot Loot Hour! That means you get to shop in the O2 Store before everyone else!
4. A Special Surprise in the Mail from The Nest
The month after you earn Director for the first time, you’ll receive a special gift in the mail from the Founders and your family at The Nest! This is our “thank you” for working so hard at building your team!
5. Elite O2 Directors and Above Facebook Group
Once you’re a Director, you’ll have the opportunity to join our O2 Directors, VPs and Parliament Facebook group where you can connect with other top leaders and ask any questions you may have about your business.
We started out the New Year (and new decade!) with some incredible incentives for our OWL-mazing Designers, Owlettes and BROs!
From our Designer Exclusive look to earning a ticket to the 2020 O2 Experience and time with the Co-Founders to Golden Tickets in Spring Presale Packs (plus an exciting Golden Ticket Challenge in February!), we’re ready to make an impact in the Year of O2 – 2020!
Watch Origami Owl® Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert share who the earners and winners are here.
Ticket to Convention + Time with the O2 Founders
Congratulations to the following Designers who sponsored the most qualified Designers (75 PV or more) in January! They’ve earned a FREE ticket to The O2 Experience in Nashville, Tennessee, July 23-25 AND an exclusive reception with the Origami Owl Co-Founders at the event!
Congratulations to all the earners! (Top two (2) January sponsors at each recognition title)
Designer (includes Designer, Senior Designer, Executive Designer)
- Anjie Wiltfong
- Crystal Arroues
Team Leader (includes Team Leader, Senior Team Leader, Executive Team Leader)
- Vivian Hernandez
- Kara & Edyn Gonder
Team Manager (includes Team Manager, Senior Team Manager and Executive Team Manager)
- Joan Milligan
- Nicole & Abigail Tobias
Director (includes Director, Senior Director and Executive Director)
- Sandi-Rose Smith
- Breanna Johnson
Field Vice President (includes Field Vice President, Senior Field Vice President and Executive Field Vice President)
- Robyn Torres
- Beth Blemaster
- Angelica & Jaymee Gomez
- Maria Beltran & Edgar Zavala
Eight (8) additional, randomly-drawn January sponsors
- Hadassah Lafferty
- Danielle Anderson
- Karen Brazitis
- Amanda Wheeler
- Renae Lamm
- Maria Guerra
- Raina Conner
- Phyllis Blood
January Designer Exclusive Look
We had 467 Sponsors and 466 New Designers earn the January Designer Exclusive look –exclusive Silver 26″ Convertible Coin Lariat Chain and Silver Clara Stud Earrings with Crystal AB Swarovski Crystals – for FREE because they generated 100 PV in January.
Congratulations, Golden Ticket Winners!
Congratulations to the following randomly-chosen 25 Designers who purchased BOTH presale packs between January 24 and February 3. You’ll be receiving the Rose Gold Clara Stud Earrings with Rose Peach Swarovski® Crystals and Petite Rose Gold Living Locket® Statement Necklace with Swarovski® Crystals 18-20” Chain – NEW! pieces from our Spring Collection with a retail value of $176 USD | $228 CAD!
- Nicole Greiner
- Jennifer Lowe
- Carrie Titus
- Kerry Hemphill
- Eden Solinsky
- Megan McKee
- Jacilyn Colbeck
- Norma V. Campos
- Elise Rolenc
- Kylie Drew
- Kasandra Tucci
- Cheryl Jimenez
- Wendi Matthews-Ortiz
- Katie Cerney
- Jeanine Rizzo
- Danielle Keenan
- Mary Hill
- Michele Diehl
- Jennifer Robins
Note: The six (6) remaining names will be filled in once the Designer has claimed their Golden Ticket!
Golden Ticket Challenge
Watch Origami Owl® Co-Founders Bella Weems-Lambert and Chrissy Weems share who the earners are here.
Golden Tickets (see above to see the Spring Collection pieces you’re getting!)
- April DuBoce
- Rhonda Cain
- Terra Tolley
Rose Gold Stud + Pavé Adjustable Bangle with Swarovski® Crystals (Bella’s Fave!)
- Margaret McCarson
- Hope Erbert
- Carole Way
- Julie Jackson
- Melissa Holder
- Heidi Pintar
- Abigail Covington
- Shelly Bloom
- Jessica Diaz
- Chelsea Clark
Charm Packs (Chrissy’s Faves!)
- Barbara Moore
- Misty Silman
- Kathy Cornell
- Shelley Hornak
- Estella Rodeback
- Glenda Gutierrez
- Cynthia Kruis
- Crystal Salinas
- Chrisitine Soutiere
- Wendi Matthews-Ortiz
Silver “I am Beautiful” CZ Rose Necklaces
- Amphoe Arriola
- Kelly Montoya
- Luz Torres
- Tina Colon
- Patrica Telford
- Felicia Twardoch
- Lulu Neimeyer
- Cheri Gingerich
- Brittany Schroder
- Chelsea May Lintz
Silver Cluster Stud Earrings with Mint Swarovski Crystals
- Laura-Lee Walker
- Victoria Matzen
- Amanda Maier
- Connie Enderle
- Lorri Nevil
Silver Vintage Toggle Living Locket Necklaces with Swarovski Crystals
- Tina Grover
- Daisy Ruiz
- MeKendra Sloan
- Melissa Davis
- Maria Beltran
- Ashley Robinson
- Ivy Trevizo
- June Vega
Silver Double Stud Bangle with Mint Swarovski Crystal & Mint Swarovski Crystals Stardust Pack
- Lynsey McCurdy
- Erica King Pust
- Jessica Brown
- Jamie Smith
- Sonia Briseno
February Incentive Details
To reward you for helping others to become Designers and celebrate the start of our You Matter Rewards Program , from February 1 – 29, 2020 we’re DOUBLING the Points you’ll receive for Sponsoring.
Plus, New Designers who start their businesses between February 2 and February 20 at 11:59 p.m. CT (02.02.20 – 02.20.20!) will receive the Silver White Enamel Hearts Bangle Bracelet and Silver “Love” White Enamel Hearts Convertible Drop Earrings, a retail value of $56 USD | $72 CAD, absolutely FREE with the Essentials Kit or the Signature Kit! Get all the details on our February incentives here.
February Owlette/BRO Incentive
Owlettes and BROs who generate a minimum of 222 PV, and do two loving acts of kindness, in February, will earn a “special” Plate and a little, extra surprise!
Please send your orders, and explain your two acts of kindness, to Owlettes@OrigamiOwl.com by February 29.
From on-trend spring colors to statement pieces you can wear all year long, Origami Owl®’s new 2020 Spring Collection is officially here for you and your Customers on your Online Shop under Shop > Collections > Spring!
Don’t forget: Free standard shipping on orders over $75 USD | $95 CAD continues!
Watch the reveals of the collection here:
Reveal 1: Bella Getting Ready
Reveal 2: Nest Tour
Reveal 3: Nest Tour Continues
Now that the collection is here, what should you do next? Read this article we shared yesterday with tips on how to spread the excitement!
New Marketing Materials
Back Office “Designer Resource Library”
- One (1) 2020 Spring Collection Facebook Cover Photo – under “Spring Collection” (below)
- New Starter Kit flyers – under “Opportunity”
My O2 Connection App:
- 2020 Take Out Menu – under “PDFs”
- 2020 Spring Lookbook – coming soon!
- 1-Click Spring Collection Email Template – coming soon!
- Over 50 new, shareable images under “Social Images” and the “Current Jewelry” category – just click on the banner at the top of your mobile app or select “Current Jewelry” when you filter the images.
- New Starter Kit flyers in the “PDFs” section
Here are FAQs on the 2020 Spring Collection from the 2020 Take Out Menu.
Here are FAQs on the Spring Exclusives from the 2020 Spring Lookbook.
What’s in the Presale Packs?
Purchase one or more of our special, Designer-only Spring Presale Packs? Take a look at the full list of what’s included in each here.
Two Items “Coming Soon”
And, you may notice there are two items that will be “coming soon.” We’re waiting on our Crystal Blush Floral Watch Window Plate and 26” Gold Coin Lariat Convertible Chain to arrive soon, so in the meantime, get your list started of Customers who express an interest in those pieces and follow up with them when they arrive! We’ll be sure to let you know when they’ve arrived – keep an eye on your Product Availability List (PAL) in your Back Office.
2020 Spring Collection + Our Continued Efforts to Streamline Prices
In an effort to continue to streamline pricing, our new pricing will take effect on February 4 at 5 p.m. CT when our 2020 Spring Collection launches. All the details here.
Continue building excitement and momentum by sharing a little bit of the collection every day. Start following up with any excited responses and fill up your calendar with Sip ‘N Sparkles or other fun events.
We are so excited to unveil our new 2020 Spring Collection, and also wanted to provide you with a quick update about our continued efforts to streamline pricing.
The new pricing will take effect on February 4 at 5 p.m. CT when our 2020 Spring Collection launches.
For a PDF of all of the pricing updates, please take a look at these documents: Retail Pricing Updates + Retail Commission Updates
Updates to Our “Online Only” Styles February 4
You may be used to seeing specific jewelry pieces in the Take Out Menu, but to make room for the new 2020 Spring Collection, we’ll be moving them to Online Only. Online Only styles can be found in their individual categories or Sale category on the website and in your Designer Back Office under Collections > Online Exclusives or Sale.
To give you something to refer to frequently, we added our Online Only – While Supplies Last list to the Product Availability List (PAL). Now, you can reference the Online Only – While Supplies Last list daily with the PAL. Please note, this is for your reference only and is not intended to be used at Jewelry Bars®.
Here’s an updated list of all of the jewelry pieces that will be moving to online only – with some pieces only available while supplies last.
Your 2020 Spring Take Out Menu will be your best resource, as it features our most popular and best-selling items.