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Congratulations to our OWL-mazing Designers who ramped up their efforts and took their Origami Owl® businesses to the next level in January! We’re thrilled to recognize our top achievers and reveal their secrets to success.

Whooo Promoted Up in January

They advanced in rank + promoted up to a new, {sparkly} title.

Check out who promoted up in January.

The Designers whose names are in blue on the flyer advanced to Executive Team Leader during their Ready, Set, SOAR! qualification period. These Designers get all the same benefits for achieving Team Leader (see below), as well as a Rolling Tote for their Advancement Bonus! This is a HUGE accomplishment to advance to Executive Team Leader within this short period. Congratulations to Maria Guerra on advancing to Executive Team Leader during her Ready, Set, SOAR! period!

The Designers whose names are in pink on the flyer advanced to Team Leader during their Ready, Set SOAR! qualification period, which helped them earn an additional $50 USD | $70 CAD Ready, Set, SOAR! bonus, in addition to their $50 USD | $65 CAD Advancement Bonus, increased commissions and team overrides. They also get an exclusive invitation to the O2 Leadership Community Facebook group, additional training opportunities at the leadership level, and so much more!

Whooo Had Top Personal Sales, Sponsoring and Developing Team Leaders in January

They shared Origami Owl’s meaningful, customizable jewelry, helped others join the O2 business, and coached their Designers to Team Leader success in the month of January.

See who soared to the top in personal sales, sponsoring and developing Team Leaders in January.

Meet Some of Our Top 3 January Designers + Get Their Tips for Success


#1 in Personal Sales

Nova Goforth, Executive Team Leader – 5,748 PV

#2 in Personal Sales

Leigh Rider, Team Leader – 4,079 PV – (Featured Below!)

#3 in Personal Sales

C Jay Micheals-Arvay, Team Leader – 3,790 PV


Leigh Rider, Team Leader

O2 Journey

“I joined the O2 family back in September 2017. I have a full-time job within the Port of Los Angeles in the longshore industry as an Enforcement Watchman. A very tough job at times, with many different walks of life. My daughter, Brianna Rider (Executive Team Leader), inspired me to become a part of the Origami Owl family. She realized how strenuous my job has been much of the 20 years I’ve been there. She wanted me to have a positive outlet in my life; while being able to do something I loved! This was most definitely becoming an Origami Owl Designer.”

How did you step up your sales efforts in January?

“I saw January as a new beginning. A fresh start! Aside from wanting to share this view with others, Origami Owl made this possible for me to share so many great pieces of jewelry with others. Some pieces are beyond inspirational. The Empowerment Collection pieces have breathed new beginnings into my own life. I chose to share these ideals with anyone who is upon hard times and seeking better days and a positive personal growth spurt. This is where so many items assisted in better business growth and earning potential. Not to mention, trying to earn the amazing trip for two to Punta Cana!

What is your favorite part about your Origami Owl business?

“As for sharing in your life experiences with others, you just may find that a special someone is experiencing like situations in their lives. It’s all a beautiful part of sharing with others. To be uplifted by others – wonderful. To uplift others – priceless! Life is about helping others. I view my many blessings in life in retrospect from others having done the same for me when I’ve needed compassion and understanding. We all have so much to offer others. From a smile, making eye contact, listening, and speaking with others. Out of all things in life, be kind! I love to build upon experiences in my life through our jewelry. What may be a simple gesture to some, can mean the world to another.”

What’s your favorite piece of Origami Owl jewelry?

“There are too many to choose just one! I’d have to say that the inspirational Empowerment Collection pieces and Signature Living Locket® Watches are my go-to pieces. There is always a new reason to smile as each new collection is created!”


#1 in Developing Team Leaders

Maria Guerra, Executive Team Leader – 2 Team Leaders – 1,411 PV – (Featured Below!)

#2 in Developing Team Leaders

Kandice Astamendi, Senior Team Manager –  1 Team Leader – 1,597 PV

#3 in Developing Team Leaders

Ria Smith, Executive Team Leader – 1 Team Leader – 1,168 PV


Maria Guerra, Executive Team Leader

How did you step up your efforts to help others grow in January?

“I set my goals and worked hard to get to where I needed to by being the best Team Leader I could be.”

What do you believe has made the biggest impact on your team’s development?

“My dedication and commitment to my team and business.”

How would you encourage others to help their team members grow in their development?

“Believe in your team; set goals and help each other accomplish them.”

What is your favorite part about your Origami Owl business?

“My favorite part about my Origami Owl business is that I can run it on-the-go.”

What’s your favorite piece of Origami Owl jewelry?

“My favorite piece of Origami Owl jewelry is my Large Living Locket® my husband gave me for Mother’s Day three-and-a-half years ago with a Plate that has my daughter’s name inscribed and girly Charms.”

What’s the most meaningful story you’ve ever told, or a Customer of yours has told, in a Living Locket?

“This past Christmas, I gave my mother-in-law a Large Living Locket with a picture of her parents who passed away a couple years back. I added five Swarovski® Crystals to the Locket – one for each of their children. It was a special moment for the whole family.”

Anything else you’d like to add?

“I would like to thank my friends and family for their support in my small business. You all are amazing!”


#1 in Personal Sponsoring*

Melissa Link, Executive Team Leader –  5 Personally Sponsored Designers – 505 PV – (Featured Below!)

#2 in Personal Sponsoring

Breanna Johnson, Senior Director –  3 Personally Sponsored Designers – 3,545 PV

#3 in Personal Sponsoring

Tania Scifo, Executive Team Leader –  3 Personally Sponsored Designers – 1,166 PV

*Please note, these Personally Sponsored Designers were Active and earned at least 75 PV or more in January. Annies are not counted toward this number.


Melissa Link, Executive Team Leader

How did you step up your sponsoring efforts in January?

“I actually just joined Origami Owl mid-December. January was the first month I had to hit the ground running. I used social media to step up my recruiting power. I am so happy to have built the hardworking team underneath me.”

What do you believe has made the biggest impact on growing your team?

“I would say the relationships I have worked to create and build amongst my peers. I have been so blessed that many of these relationships that started as strangers online have blossomed into friendships I will treasure forever. I knew I had to let my new friends know about the amazing opportunity Origami Owl offers each of us.”

How would you encourage others to grow their team?

“I encourage others to reach outside their comfort zone. Take time to get to know new people and build relationships with those people, whether it be different Facebook groups or other online support groups. Join groups that have similar interests as you. For me right now, it’s different mommy groups. Not only will you build relationships, but you will also have new people in your life who could benefit from such an amazing company. Whether it be as a Customer or as a Designer.”

What is your favorite part about your Origami Owl business?

“Honestly, there are so many great things about Origami Owl, it’s hard to pick just one. I love that Origami Owl has made me want to wear jewelry again. I love being able to help Customers tell their stories through our jewelry. I love that I can actually see myself being able to fully support my family through the amazing Career Plan. But, most of all, I love the family I feel I have gained by being part of the team.”

What’s your favorite piece of Origami Owl jewelry?

“Since I’m still new, I’m slowly getting new pieces. But, if I had to pick just one, it would be the Rose Gold Signature Living Locket® Watch! It’s simply stunning.”

What’s the most meaningful story you’ve ever told, or a Customer of yours has told, in a Living Locket?

“I have a Customer who wants to order the Customer Exclusive Over the Rainbow Gift Set so she can use it with the baby feet to represent her rainbow baby. To me, this is just so special, and I’m so happy I can help her with telling her story.”

Anything else you’d like to add?

“I’d just like to add that I am so happy I found my way to Origami Owl! I am very thankful for my whole team underneath me and can’t wait to help each and every one of us succeed on this journey. Thank you to everyone above me for making Origami Owl an amazing opportunity for all of us!”