I am so excited that we have two amazing leading ladies this month, both whom are very passionate about their Arbonne businesses! Please check out their interviews below and reach out to them for any of your skincare, nutritional or lifestyle needs!
Lori Lucero moved to Austin one year ago from the gorgeous Denver area where she is from. She is married to her loving husband Shane, and they have two teenagers in the house, Taylor & Brendan. Her passion is to educate and empower people to live a healthy, abundant, and extraordinary life! Lori will be at our July event to answer any questions you may have about Arbonne & she is ready to help you change your lifestyle for the better!
If you're looking for Karin Petersen, she is either driving carpool, playing tennis, watching dance rehearsal, making dinner for six, doing laundry, creating art at her sewing machine, taking her silly dog for a walk, swimming or playing games with her family. It's a busy world we live in, but she wouldn't have it any other way! Karin has lived in Austin for one year (by way of Boston, NYC, Pittsburgh, South Florida and Connecticut). She and her wonderful husband have four amazing kids who keep them on their toes & very busy!
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today. (how did you get the courage to start your business, what motivated you, how many hours you put in, how you keep a positive outlook, etc)
Lori: Arbonne is a Health and Wellness company providing pure, safe and beneficial products attached to an amazing business opportunity. At the time that Arbonne found me in 2005, I was working for a Fortune 100 company, living paycheck to paycheck and missing out on being home with my children.
I saw this business opportunity as a way to gain control of my life and my family finances, I also knew that I could help so many other people along the way either by using safe products or helping others get out of the corporate rat race like myself. What I loved about Arbonne was that the business model was laid out for me with a ton of support. I knew if I followed the plan and worked the model that was provided, I would be able to achieve my dreams and also help as many people as I could along the way. I was able to replace my corporate income and quit my job in the first 8 months.
I just celebrated 12 years! Our company car, a Mercedes Benz isn't too bad either. I have been able to retire my husband and he has decided to join me on this journey as well. This business can equal all of your hopes and dreams. It is the best decision I ever made!
Karin: Arbonne exemplifies most of the things that are important in my life. I find it important to take care of mind, body, environment and spirit.
I wasn't looking for a career; Arbonne found me. I started using the skincare and immediately saw a positive change. The nutrition changed my body and my life. While I am a stay at home mom to our four kids, I get to enthusiastically show them how to balance work and fun. I am motivated to show my kids how to lead a healthy lifestyle with pure, safe and beneficial ingredients, a love for animals and the environment and how to be forward thinking entrepreneurs.
When I started my Arbonne business, my children were on board to help and support. It's been an amazing journey so far. It is a terrific opportunity to teach people how to take care of their bodies, inside and out.
Describe yourself in three words:
Lori: Friendly, caring, and hardworking
Karin: Loyal, communicative and creative
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Lori: Promoting to the top level of our company in a record amount of time.
Karin: My greatest achievement is raising four wonderfully engaged, independent and thoughtful children.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
Lori: To coach and help others to be successful!
Karin: My professional near term goals are to continue to build an amazingly successful team encompassing diversity, success and teamwork. I have the most wonderful mentor who guides the team as a family. I'd like to emulate her passion for a successful team.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Lori: To write a book!
Karin: My love for art is always in the forefront of my heart. I love to sew, and create quilts or painting from fabric and thread. Art is a lifelong hobby that I hope to always grow and learn from.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Lori: Living with intention everyday. This is easier said than done but it's something we all should strive for daily!
Karin: I like to get the majority of my work done while my kids are at school. There are a few nights a week when I have to be out. I'm lucky to have full support from my loving husband and kids, who help out whenever they can.
What websites do you visit every day?
Lori: Facebook is a must!
I like to catch up on Facebook groups and pages, Instagram posts and CNN for current events.
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in Austin?
Lori: Boating on Lake Travis, tubing and finding new fun restaurants to try!
Karin: I absolutely love going to The Grille in Rough Hollow. Anything on the lake makes me happy. I love seeing bands in small venues downtown such as Antone's and Nutty Brown Cafe in Dripping Springs. I spend endless hours playing friendly and competitive matches at The World of Tennis, in Lakeway. It's a great place to have fun, stay fit and see friends!
What is your goal for retirement?
Lori: To travel as often as I can!
Karin: The beauty of Arbonne, is that I really never have to retire. I will always have a team to focus on, new products, and forward thinking ideas. I can do as little or as much as I want...that is a positive point of being in charge of my own business!
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Lori: Take the leap! You will never know if you don't.
Karin: Do it! The first step is the hardest. You have to try something new to make a change. In order to succeed, you have to get out of your comfort zone. You will truly grow as a person through mistakes, challenges and success.
Any final comments?
Lori: Live life abundantly!
Karin: I feel so blessed to be part of such a wonderful team and company. I have my eye on the prize and the future looks amazing with Arbonne!
Hi all! My name is Kacey and I am a realtor, a wife and a dog mom of 3 dachshunds in the wonderful city of Austin! I'm also a yoga & food lover, pretty good cook, wanna be crafter, hot tea drinker, movie watcher and most importantly I am the gal behind Austin Housewives in the City! I hope to see you at one of our Girl's Night Out events soon!!