Join me and the rest of our community in celebrating a powerful,
creative and determined woman.
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today.
Amy (Ouida) Morik is a native of North Jersey. She graduated from River Dell Regional High School and went on to complete her Bachelor degree in Psychology at Union College and her Masters in Social Work at New York University. Amy worked as a pediatric social worker for about 5 years before taking time to explore other opportunities and life experiences - including having 3 children of her own.
In 2009, with three young children at home, Amy needed to return to the professional arena. She then dedicated her time to her multiple social work jobs. Frustrated that she was out of the home (away from her children) more time than she had planned, Amy was looking for a Plan B.
In 2014 a friend introduced Amy to Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. With a leap of faith and some courage that pushed her out of her comfort zone, Amy accepted her friend's invitation to open up her own business - a skin care franchise with Rodan + Fields. Without realizing the life changing move she had just made, Amy was on her way to true entrepreneurship.
Amy quickly fell in love with Rodan + Fields skin care products and with the smart motivated women she was meeting through this company. Amy had vision to see that this opportunity was what she was looking for to bring her the time freedom she craved. Within one year of beginning her Rodan + Fields business venture, Amy was able to walk away from the multiple jobs that were keeping her from time with her children. She kept one social work position (Amy currently is the social worker at Theraplay, NYC - a sensory gym for preschool age children) and now dedicates the rest of her time to working her Rodan + Fields skin care business from home.
Describe yourself in three words:
Energetic, Committed, Determined
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Earning a Lexus as a result of the sales volume my Rodan + Fields team reached in June 2017.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
Invite more smart motivated women to join me in business and train them to reach their personal goals.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
My children are now all in school full time. I am able to work my Rodan + Fields business while they are in school as well as early in the morning and in the evenings when they are at their activities. When my children are home I am able to devote time to their homework and just sitting in our living room chatting with them.
What websites do you visit every day?
Facebook. TDBank. LuLuLemon
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
(1) Healthway Natural Foods (2) Lisa Fox Exercise Studio (3) Blue Moon Mexican Cafe
What is your goal for retirement?
New York City apartment living!
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Believe in yourself.
Any final comments?
I have worked hard to develop an amazing business - and I love to help others do the same!
If you are like me you are getting a bit of cabin fever this winter. Brutal cold this Jan 2018! Of course we chose the coldest day of the year to go to a snow mountain! We didn't really care because we needed to get out of the house and get some fresh air. Packed up our layers and drove one hour and 10 min. to the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Amazing Winter Wonderland but also Golf and Hiking in the Summer.
Let me give you a brief overview of my experience... What makes a resort/hotel stand out from all others? SERVICE! From the bellman to the front desk to the restaurant and everyone in between... they were amazing to me and my family. 2 Adults, 2 Children that could get bored easily in the coldest day of the year but guess what, the resort was all ready for us. Cured my cabin fever. Quaint, Historic and Charming building. Pool and Jacuzzi were inviting and warm. Variety of restaurant options was perfect for these picky eaters. The staff playing board games with my kids was so sweet. We walked to the brewery next door where hubby enjoyed the great beer selections. Got a spa massage which was perfection. The rooms were so clean and beds were super comfy. Shawnee Mountain was 8 minutes away and the snow tubing was so much fun.
One night I lost my cell phone and was frantic looking for it when Jimmy saw me. He called the restaurant down the street to see if they had it and yes they found my phone! He volunteered to go get it for me. When he returned I found out that the shuttle was not available and the golf cart wouldn't start so in -10 degrees at night he had walked to get it. I can not express enough how amazing that is. Can't wait to go back this summer! Looking forward to trying the Glamping tents, kayaking on the Delaware and hiking. If anyone is planning a Wedding, Event or just a weekend away...please do it and plan on relaxing and enjoying the view of the Delaware River and beautiful mountains.
Hi my name is Nicole! I enjoy exploring new places and destinations, and I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. Join me on my Housewives journey as I share my interests in fashion, cooking, and fitness!