Pure Romance happened to fall into my lap when I least expected it, yet needed it the most. I had a new little one at home, and wanted to work, yet spend as much time at home as I could. I never in a million years ever thought I would get into direct sales, but I can honestly say I don't regret it one bit! After trying some of the products and falling in love with them and the company, I took a leap of faith. Little did I know, just six months later I would have to choose to go full time with my job or find something else. Without a second thought I walked away for Pure Romance. I enjoy and need the flexibility that it offers me. I can work when and how I choose, and when I feel defeated, I remind myself that it's just one day. Tomorrow will be amazing!
Describe yourself in three words
Loyal, honest, and trustworthy
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
I consider my greatest achievement to be sharing education with my customers. Knowledge is power, and that power has helped so many individuals and couples re-ignite a fire inside of themselves and their relationships they thought had fizzled out. I love when they come back to me, telling me how I empowered them to try new things and grow bolder personally! ❤
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
Our company is absolutely amazing, and offers great incentive trips throughout the year. I have already earned 1 all expenses paid cruise, and I would so enjoy earning another trip. I am also working on earning the necessary funds to go to our World Conference awards and training event in Las Vegas next Spring.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I currently have my Associate's in Science with a focus in Biotechnology, and am working on completing my Bachelor's in Biology. Upon completion, I am super excited to start a Master's focus in genetics. I am trying to narrow down if I would prefer gene therapy, genetic counseling, or bioinformatics.
What websites do you visit every day?
I'm kind of a Facebook junkie 😂. I'm on there all the time doing work in various groups or events. Otherwise, I'm on Pintrest or allrecipes.com looking up some new project or recipe to try.
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
First choice hands down would be my family. My 3 yo loves going to the park. My almost 15 yo is in marching band, and it takes me back to my days doing it while rooting him, the band, and the football team on from the stands. My husband and I rather enjoy wining and dining at new restaurants we've wanted to try, or just snuggling up together binging Netflix shows. I also enjoy every chance I get to spend with my PR sister consultants. Whether at team training events, corporate training events, or just hanging out, we always have a fabulous time! Finally, I love hanging out with Tabatha at all of her Housewives in the City events. They are so much fun!
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Be brave! If you never step into the unknown, you will also never know where that path may lead you in your business or your life.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
My husband works a rotating shift schedule. So prior to each month, I sit down and make out my calendar. I figure out what days I can't work or don't want to work. Then I fill it in from there. It has worked out really well so far, as I have the ability to do both in-home and online parties. My customers also help by being so amazing. I offer a really fast turnaround on items not in stock, so I feel that I have earned their appreciation and respect. As a result, when they can't reach me right away, they know I have a busy family and are very understanding.
Pure Romance was founded by Mrs. Patty Brisben 25 years ago in the basement of her home in Cincinnati, OH. Only 4% of companies ever reach 25 years in business! What sets us apart from other similar companies is the fact that we are not just a "bedroom accessory" company. We seriously have something for everyone, and keep expanding on this every year. (Check out our bamboo pajamas!) In addition to well educated consultants that create a safe space to openly discuss needs and concerns, the company prides itself on offering the best quality products available. PR works in conjunction with Indiana University (the largest sexual health research center in the US) to make sure our products are safe for use and perform as we claim. This is just another reason I was so interested in joining this company!
Hey y'all! I'm Tabatha, a Wilmington native, mom, teacher, and doer of all the things! I have a little guy named Jude and we love everything about our little big town! I love the beach, downtown, parks and all the NEW stuff popping all over town! I enjoy volunteering, everything Tarheels & LOVE LOVE LOVE Azalea and River Fest! I really enjoy going to concerts, shows, and our many local events! I enjoy being the go-to-gal for information on local happening and connecting others! .
I can not wait to see old friends and make new ones with all the amazing ladies in our town. Stay tuned for some exciting stuff I have in the works for you all!
PS.... GO WILDCATS