11-Year-Old Owlette Earns October Spotlight

11-Year-Old Owlette Earns October Spotlight

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We’re proud to shine a spotlight on one of our OWL-mazing Owlettes, Gabriella Hope Buckner, this month.

At just 11 years old, Gabby is gaining confidence and learning important business and life skills. From preparing for events and Jewelry Bars® by practicing everything she’s going to say to checking the inventory and making sure they have everything they need for their Jewelry Bars, Gabby plays a big role in her Origami Owl® business.

“I like to take time for myself before a Jewelry Bar to get into the right mindset,” says Gabby. “I go over my speech to make sure it’s short and sweet, and on the way to the Jewelry Bar, I say a little prayer and ask God to take all my worries away.”

Once she’s at the Jewelry Bar, Gabby helps the Hostess set up before it starts.

“I try not to talk to Customers like a salesperson,” shares Gabby. “I really try to connect with people on a deeper level to learn more about their story. I also like to be fully-involved in the Jewelry Bar and answer questions. I also like to make sure the Jewelry Bar is engaging by adding in games, prizes and giveaways, so I plan activities in advance to that everyone has a chance to win jewelry.”

Here’s a video of Gabby during one of her in-home Jewelry Bars.

Gabby’s advice for other Owlette teams: “Get to know your audience,” says Gabby. “Remember, the people you’re talking to aren’t going to correct you on your facts about Origami Owl. You know more than they do! Don’t stress over the little things. Just take a risk and don’t hold anything back. You never know how much you could affect someone’s life through Origami Owl.”

Gabby’s favorite thing about the Owlette Program: “I love the fact that I get to work with jewelry and bond with my upline, who happens to be my amazing sister, Bella,” shares Gabby. “I also enjoy learning more about making money and responsibility. Because I’ve had to step out of my comfort zone many times, I’ve started conquering many of my fears.”

October-December: Exclusive Incentive Just for Owlettes and BROs

Last month, we announced our final exclusive incentive in 2019 to help our Owlettes and BROs finish the year strong!

When you generate 250 PV or more in October, November or December (PV can be cumulative), and sponsor one (1) NEW! Designer or Owlette Team who generates 75 PV or more in their enrollment month, you can earn some incredible O2 swag, including a white O2 Jewelry Box, O2-branded Bomber Jacket, or even a mystery box from Origami Owl Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert!

Plus, if you generate 2,500 PV or more – you get ALL the rewards!

Here are all the details on this final incentive for the year.

About the Owlette Program

The Owlette Program, for youth 11-17, teaches young girls and boys entrepreneurial and life skills, and helps them spend quality time with their parent or other adult.

If you’re part of an Owlette/BRO team and haven’t yet joined our O2 Owlettes Facebook group, what are you waiting for!? Our Owlette Facebook group gives our Owlettes and BROs the chance to regularly interact with each other, receive personal messages from Origami Owl® Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert, and get tips and training to grow their Origami Owl businesses!

You can also join our Instagram account @O2_Owlettes!

The email address for all things Owlettes is Owlettes@OrigamiOwl.com

Have an Owlette success spotlight story you’d like featured in an upcoming Hoot email? Email us at Recognition@OrigamiOwl.com.

Exclusive Incentive Just for Owlettes and BROs

Exclusive Incentive Just for Owlettes and BROs

We’re in the final months of the year…in fact, the DECADE, and we’re so excited to offer the last exclusive incentive for the year to help our Owlettes and BROs finish the year strong!

In case you missed the announcement in the O2 Owlette Facebook group, you could earn some incredible O2 swag, including a white, O2 Jewelry Box, O2-branded Bomber Jacket or even a mystery box from Origami Owl® Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert!

If you have not joined the O2 Owlettes Facebook group yet, please do so now, to get all the up-to-date information for Owlettes and BROs!

Incentive Details

When: October, November and December
What: Owlette and BRO incentive
How: Generate 250 PV or more in October, November or December (PV can be cumulative), and sponsor one (1) NEW! Designer or Owlette Team who generates 75 PV or more in their enrollment month.

Note: You can only earn rewards once within the three-month earning period. The levels are NOT cumulative, so you will only earn that level’s reward, unless you generate 2,500 PV or more within the three month period, and sponsor two NEW Designers, who each achieve a minimum of 75 PV during their enrollment month. Please note the 75 PV required for the NEW Designer or Owlette Team is also not cumulative and must be achieved during their first month.

Reward Levels

250 PV: Surprise Mail
500 PV: O2 Mystery Box by Bella
750 PV: O2 Blue Pouch with one pack of Take Out Menus
1,000 PV: White O2 Jewelry Box
1,500 PV: O2-Branded Bomber Jacket
2,500+ PV*: You get ALL the rewards from each level!

*Must generate 2,500 or more PV, and sponsor two NEW Designers/Owlette Teams who each generate 75 PV within their enrollment month.

How to submit your information:

On, or by, December 31, 2019, email the following information to Owlettes@origamiowl.com:

  • Name (both Owlette/BRO and account holder’s name)
  • Your Designer ID
  • Your total PV and the order numbers that show your PV
  • Name(s) and Designer ID(s) of your New Designers for verification

If you have any questions, please email Owlettes@origamiowl.com.

And, if you haven’t already, make sure you join the HOLLA-Day Hustle Boot Camp group to get the most out of the holiday selling season.

Whooo Earned a Mystery Box in September?

Whooo Earned a Mystery Box in September?

Our Owlettes and BROs were challenged to continue to focus on sponsoring in the month of September…and these Top 4 point earners proved they were up for the challenge!

Owlettes and BROs earned 4 points for each NEW Owlette/BRO team they sponsored, 3 points for each New Designer they sponsored who generated at least 100 PV, 2 points for each New Designer they sponsored who wasn’t an Owlette/BRO team and 1 point for re-enrolling a Designer on their team.

Congratulations to the following Owlettes and BROs who have earned a Mystery Box filled with O2 goodies!

  1. Dorothy Goyeau – 1st Place
  2. Bella Weihbrecht – 2nd Place
  3. Jaymee Gomez – 3rd Place
  4. Jadelynn Rangel – 4th Place

About the Owlette Program

The Owlette Program, for youth 11-17, teaches young girls and boys entrepreneurial and life skills, and helps them spend quality time with their parent or other adult.

If you’re part of an Owlette/BRO team and haven’t yet joined our O2 Owlettes Facebook group, what are you waiting for!? Our Owlette Facebook group gives our Owlettes and BROs the chance to regularly interact with each other, receive personal messages from Origami Owl® Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert, and get tips and training to grow their Origami Owl businesses!

You can also join our Instagram account @O2_Owlettes!

The email address for all things Owlettes is Owlettes@OrigamiOwl.com

Have an Owlette success spotlight story you’d like featured in an upcoming Hoot email? Email us at Recognition@OrigamiOwl.com.

Whooo Earned an Ion Bluetooth Speaker in August?

Whooo Earned an Ion Bluetooth Speaker in August?

Congratulations to Jada Cantu on earning the Ion Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker for sponsoring 24 New Designers in August! Way to go, Jada!

We had 14* Owlettes and BROs sponsor at least one New Designer in August. That’s OWL-mazing!

Jaymee Gomez – sponsored 12 New Designers

Gabby Thibeault – sponsored 10 New Designers

Ava Lucas – sponsored 8 New Designers

Phoebe Davis – sponsored 6 New Designers

Lily Gast – sponsored 6 New Designers

Jonathon Peters – sponsored 5 New Designers

Sofia Jo Contreras – sponsored 4 New Designers

Grace Taylor – sponsored 4 New Designers

Jade Rangel – sponsored 3 New Designers

Cassidy Grover – sponsored 3 New Designers

Aaron Bertin – sponsored 3 New Designers

Amira Smith – sponsored 2 New Designers

Eden Gonsor – sponsored 1 New Designer

*Annies, roll-ups or reassigned Designers are not included in these numbers.

Way to spread the O2 love and our mission statement with others!

Welcome NEW! Owlette Teams

From our limited-time “Your Day, Your Way!” Join for $19 USD | $25 CAD promotion to the launch of our Fall/Winter 2019 and Bridal Collections, August was full of exciting opportunities!

A BIG O2 welcome to over 400 new Owlette teams who joined in August! We’re so happy you joined our community and O2 family, and we can’t wait to watch you grow your O2 business!

So, what’s next for you?

Get Connected to the Owlette Program

If haven’t yet joined our O2 Owlettes Facebook group, now’s the time! Our Owlette Facebook group gives our Owlettes and BROs the chance to regularly interact with each other, receive personal messages from Origami Owl Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert, and get tips and training to grow their Origami Owl businesses!

You’ll also want to bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on everything Owlette Program.

Have an Owlette or BRO success spotlight story you’d like featured in an upcoming Hoot email? Email us at Recognition@OrigamiOwl.com.

The 2019 O2 Experience: Spotlight on Hoot Camp

The 2019 O2 Experience: Spotlight on Hoot Camp

We’re committed to helping our Owlettes and BROs succeed and that means providing them with their own, specialized training at our biggest event of the year, The O2 Experience!

On Saturday, July 27, Origami Owl Brand Ambassador Yvette Dickson-Torres hosted Hoot Camp to support our youngest entrepreneurs with special guests Origami Owl® Co-Founders Bella Weems-Lambert, Tyson Basha and Shawn Maxwell, who spent some time hanging out with our 11- to 17-year-olds.

These dynamic young people also received peer training from our Youth Council members and learned all about their unique strengths from Gallup Executive Coach Jeremy Pietrocini. The tools they learned at Hoot Camp were designed to set them up for success over the next year and the feedback was tremendous!

Hoot Camp attendees were also the very first to receive the Owlette “Mended Heart” Force For Good® Charm that was designed by their peer, BRO Ethan Piece.

Here’s what some of the Owlettes and BROs had to say about their Hoot Camp experience:

Hadley Golden, 11 years old, Director

“I love being part of the Origami Owl family! It’s like being a part of your favorite summer camp all the time because there is no judgment, people’s feelings about you aren’t based on how much you sell and everyone is genuinely welcoming. Hoot Camp is something I look forward to all year because the connection is instant. You trust that everyone is a Force For Good and welcoming. You get to interact with all of these amazing people from all over the country and feel part of a true family. It’s like getting to see cousins you just haven’t met yet and reuniting with others like you would at summer camp.”

 

 

 

 

Selina Novello, 17 years old, Team Leader

“Hoot Camp was a great way to meet other Owlettes and BROs. My favorite part was the session with Jeremy Pietrocini where I got to learn about my strengths and how to apply them to my business. Having the opportunity to speak on balance and perseverance to everyone at Hoot Camp was an amazing experience. After Convention, we were all empowered to be ‘Limitless.’ All you have to do is set your mind to it!”

 

 

 

 

Wellington Emanuel, 15 years old, Team Manager

“My experience at Hoot Camp was amazing and really fun. I enjoyed meeting all the Founders, and becoming new friends with fellow Owlettes and BROs. My favorite quote from Chrissy during Convention was, ‘I am limitless.’ I believe I can take my O2 business and be a success. I’m looking forward to being a Force For Good and growing my business.”

 

 

 

 

 

Ethan Pierce, 14 years old, Senior Designer

“The whole Convention was fun! I loved that, at Hoot Camp, I was able to meet Bella in an informal setting where we could ask her questions and really interact with her. I also appreciated hearing from the Youth Council. All of this made it more real knowing that other people have been successful in their businesses at our age.”

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Pierce, 13 years old, Senior Designer

“I enjoyed the whole Convention experience! It’s hard to pick a favorite part of Hoot Camp because it was all fun and educational, but I particularly liked hearing from the Youth Council and learning from their experiences. Oh, and I was happy to meet Bella! Hoot Camp really helped me hear from others who have gone through this journey, too. It was fun to meet everyone!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Halverson, 17 years old, Senior Team Leader

“My favorite part of Hoot Camp was spending time with Bella and Yvette.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brianna Standen, 17 years old, Executive Team Leader

“Hoot Camp gave me the opportunity to meet other Owlettes and make lifelong friends. It was great to hear their stories about why they joined Origami Owl. I’m blessed to be a part of something so meaningful!”

 

 

About the Owlette Program

The Owlette Program is the foundation of Origami Owl®. Our Owlette Program teaches young girls and boys, youth ages 11-17, entrepreneurial and life skills. Being an Owlette or BRO (Boy Representing Origami Owl) builds confidence and gets them out of their comfort zone, while setting goals and getting recognized for their efforts. Our Owlettes and BROs are making a difference in the lives of others and their own.

If you’re part of an Owlette team and haven’t yet joined our O2 Owlettes Facebook group, what are you waiting for?

Our Owlette Facebook group gives our Owlettes the chance to regularly interact with each other, receive personal messages from Origami Owl Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert, and get tips and training to grow their Origami Owl businesses!

Have an Owlette success spotlight story you’d like featured in an upcoming Hoot email? Email us at Recognition@OrigamiOwl.com.

Owlette Program Updates + Look Whooo We Recognized at The 2019 O2 Experience!

Owlette Program Updates + Look Whooo We Recognized at The 2019 O2 Experience!

The Owlette Program is the foundation of Origami Owl®. Our Owlette Program teaches young girls and boys, youth ages 11-17, entrepreneurial and life skills. Being an Owlette or BRO (Boy Representing Origami Owl) builds confidence and gets them out of their comfort zone, while setting goals and getting recognized for their efforts. Our Owlettes and BROs are making a difference in the lives of others and their own.

And, we are so excited to announce the recipients of some special awards presented at The 2019 O2 Experience, as well as some updates to the Owlette Achievement Program.

Keep reading for more details!

2018-2019 Owlette Achievement Program Earners

Last year at The 2018 O2 Experience, we announced our NEW! Owlette Achievement Program. This new achievement program gives Owlettes and BROs the opportunity to earn an entire, exclusive look for achieving pillars in their business and the O2 mission statement. Get all the details on the jewelry pieces they earned here.

Congratulations to the following Owlettes and BROs who earned all five (5) pieces of jewelry to complete the look!

Shea Curtin
William DeCoursey IV
Kayla Edgar
Jaymee Gomez
Elizabeth Hendrickson
Taylor Hileman
Amanda Phillips
Ann-Ellise Phinney
Ethan Pierce
Sean Pierce
Kami Scheele
Grace Taylor

Congratulations to the following Owlettes and BROs who earned multiple pieces of jewelry!

Katie Berg
Sofia Jo Contreras
Aniyah Cropper
Cassidy Grover
Marlowe Kemp
Lainey May
Jade Rangel
Tristian Sylvester
Kelsea Whiting
Jada Cantu
Quentin Kurtz
Angelica Coleman
Alyssa Olmeda
Phoebe Davis
Kyle Tarpey
Grace Giol
Valeria Ybarra
Layla Goldman
Julianne Jorge

*Those who could not attend will be shipped the jewelry they earned after Convention.

We also added three, new, exclusive Charms to the Owlette Achievement Program for the 2019-2020 program period! Here’s the flyer with all the new Charms.

Owlette/BRO Force For Good Charm Winner

We received so many incredible submissions and ideas for potential Force For Good® Charms! We revealed the chosen, beautiful Charm at The O2 Experience and recognized Ethan Pierce for designing a “Mended Heart” Charm, which is a reminder to people that they can heal after a tragedy in their life. Ethan was inspired to sketch this Charm because he and his family witnessed the Las Vegas shooting tragedy. See Ethan’s beautiful sketch here.

One-hundred percent of the profits of the “Mended Heart” Force For Good Charm goes to Our Military Kids, an organization that supports children (ages 5-12th grade) of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members, as well as those of wounded veterans from all service branches, with grants that provide up to $300 for a chosen sport, art or other activity. Participation in these activities helps military children cope with stress and build self-confidence while their parents are recovering or serving overseas.

TWO Owlette Education Award Recipients

We want to support our Owlettes and BROs whose goals are to continue their education at a university or technical school once they graduate from high school. On stage at The 2019 O2 Experience, we presented MeKendra Sloan and Quentin Kurtz a $2,000 check to help cover their continuing education costs.

Congratulations to MeKendra and Quentin!

Here’s a little about why this Owlette and BRO were chosen!

MeKendra Sloan

“Before joining Origami Owl, MeKendra’s confidence was at an all-time low. She was bullied and experienced social anxiety. But, through the Owlette Program, MeKendra has blossomed and proclaims, ‘the support and positivity that comes from the Owlette Program is amazing!’

One of the greatest things about becoming an Owlette, says MeKendra, is ‘being a Force For Good.’ During the past year, she has created and gifted several Lockets to kids with cancer. She loves to gift the Charm she designed, which was selected for the Owlette Force For Good Charm at last year’s Convention, as well as pieces from the Empowerment Collection to remind others ‘that they matter.’ MeKendra truly believes, ‘No one deserves to feel hopeless and alone.’

MeKendra strives to ‘Empower {people} to make a difference in the lives of others,’ and to lead by example.

Even though MeKendra’s family has experienced financial setbacks this year, it hasn’t stopped her from working toward the goal of becoming a pediatric neo-natal nurse. MeKendra has already started to pursue her post-secondary education and is determined to finance it on her own.

We think her desire to help others shines through, and she is truly deserving of a little ‘hand up,’ and that is why we are delighted to award one of this year’s Owlette Education Awards to MeKendra Sloan!”

Quentin Kurtz

“Quentin’s ‘why’ for joining Origami Owl almost seven years ago was to raise $3,200 to pay for a trip to the National Scouting Jamboree. He realized that goal quickly… and still considers it an honor to help Customers tell their stories by sharing their memories of triumphs and struggles in their own Living Lockets®.

In the fall of 2013, Quentin, his mom, and a small group of other direct sales vendors, created an event in Northern Colorado to raise money for small charities in the area. They called their event the Quarter Auction. They are now in their sixth year of charitable fund raising and have raised $62,000 so far – in quarters!

Service to his community has always been a part of Quentin’s family life – not only with Origami Owl, but also with scouting. During the winter of 2017, he embarked on a Boy Scout Eagle Project to construct a pergola for a local church’s memory garden. ‘The skills I developed with Origami Owl,’ says Quentin, ‘helped me direct my team of youth and adult helpers to achieve this.’

Quentin’s next big goal is to pursue his passion in Theater Stage Management. For the past two years, he has been a part of Fort Collins High School Tower Theater Group, and he wants to study this at Ohio University in the fall.

We believe Quentin’s selfless ‘Force For Good’ deeds are deserving of recognition and some pay-back educational funding. As such, we are extremely pleased to do so by selecting him as one of this year’s Owlette Education Award recipients!”

Congratulations to our 2019 Youth Council Members

The Youth Council gives Owlettes and BROs the opportunity to serve their peers in the Owlette Program and provide a youthful perspective, which is important in developing a strong program. Youth Council members represent their fellow Owlettes and BROs while making a difference and gaining leadership skills.

Shea Curtin – New York

Elizabeth Hendrickson – Florida

Marlowe Kemp – Canada

Selina Novello – Canada

Kami Scheele – Montana

Kelsea Whiting – California

Megan Hendrickson – Owlette Alumni – Florida

MeKendra Sloan – Owlette Alumni – Oklahoma

Phoebe Davis – New Mexico

Annette Enciso – Texas

Kayla Kauffman – Arizona

Jaden Saysanam – Texas

Read about their hopes for contributions and the impact the Owlette Program has had on their lives here.

Owlettes Graduate in Special Ceremony

We had 10 inspiring Owlettes and BROs graduate at this year’s Convention! These Owlettes and BROs were recognized during a mini, on-stage graduation ceremony where they proudly walked across the stage wearing their graduation cap, and were handed a certificate and a special Living Locket®, and, of course, given lots of hugs!

Here’s whooo we recognized at The 2019 O2 Experience:

Class of 2019:

Salome Alvarado

Kenneth Bertin Jr.

Mattea Callahan

Nita Ervin

Taylor Hileman

Sadie Melanson

Selina Novello

Juliana Sarwacinski

Brianna Standen

Class of 2018:

Emily Ridgway

Destination Designer Program: Post-Owlette Experience

Speaking of graduating Owlettes….we are extremely excited to announce our NEW! Destination Designer Program!

This program is for existing Owlettes and BROs who turn 18 and transition into Independent Designers. The program provides personalized support, throughout their first year of being an Independent Designer, to help guide their progression and start them off strong in their new role. The program is designed to help them achieve important milestones faster, and our Senior Field Development Specialist Chelsea Larson will be providing four (4) Zoom Calls (one per quarter) to coach recently graduated Owlettes and BROs during their first year as a Designer. These Zoom Calls will be held in August 2019, November 2019, February 2020 and May 2020. We’ll post the dates, one month prior, on the Designer calendar on your Back Office Dashboard.