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Scentsy Family Reunion 2014 Australia Live Blogging

Scentsy Family Reunion is underway and the excitement and enthusiasm is amazing. We just finished the team parade and dance party and now we are doing product reveals for the upcoming Spring Summer catalogue.

Stay tuned for more live blogging.

Check back and refresh to learn more about what is happening in Scentsy down under.

The first ever Australian Shining Star nominees have been announced they are: Robin Mountford, Lila Harding and Ang Renwick

Rob Burton – Executive Vice President, Scentsy Family Store
8 Lessons For Personal Branding
1. You have a personal brand now
2. You must define your brand
3. Leverage who you are now
4. Be authentic
5. Buy into your brand
6. Create a memorable visual hook
7. Simplify
8. Put your customers to work building your brand

Heidi Thompson, President Scentsy
– contagious optimism and goodness
– be in the moment, chase a childlike wonder even as adults
– childlike wonder leads to optimism
– human consciousness can affect the physical world
– my message: connection, love and kindness
– love and kindness connect us to each other

Building Customer Relations to Generate Sales – Cassie Watene
– don’t forget to label your products
– let them experience the product
– stay in contact with your hosts (host coaching)

Balancing your life and your business – Faith Paki
– time management starts with effective behaviour and goals
– everything in life is a choice
– break up your goals monthly, weekly and even daily and your feel more successful
– failing to plan is planning to fail
– 5 Ps of planning success 1) preparation 2) persistence 3) priorities 4) perseverance 5) patience

Orville Thompson, Scentsy CEO
– how do we stay happy when life doesn’t deal you what you want?
– be “arrows out” not “arrows in”
– arrows in forces us to be dominated by fear and greed
– arrows out goes to the best that a situation has to offer
– the more you’ve been stretched, the more your can withstand
– you become who you are because of the trials you’ve had to go through
– you cannot feel happy when you feel entitled
– you cannot feel unhappiness when you feel grateful

Hello Gold Coast! Scentsy Family Reunion Australia 2014


Scentsy Family Reunion Australia 2014

We made it to the Gold Coast!! After a week and a half touring the the incredible country of Australia, we are now at Broadbeach Gold Coast for the Scentsy Family Reunion Australia 2014.

Our trip so far has been incredible.  We spent a week in tropic Cairns, hanging out with team members, seeing the rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef and the sights and sounds of the tropical North Queensland.  Then we spent several days on Bribie Island near Brisbane where we were able to spend more time with team members, and also experience much more great Australia culture, good people and food.

Now we’ll finish out our trip with inspiring talks and trainings at the first ever Scentsy Family Reunion Australia 2014.  The Reunion is being held at Broadbeach in the beautiful Gold Coast region of Australia, right beside the famous “Surfer’s Paradise” beach, and we can tell you (having only been here a couple of hours) that it is beautiful here.  The weather incredible.   We can’t wait for the next couple days.

It is going to be amazing.  It is already awesome to see the excitement of the consultants who are arriving.  Over the next three days Scentsy consultants will be uplifted and inspired.

Stay tuned for great updates! Scentsy Family Reunion Australia 2014

Scentsy Family Reunion Australia 2014



The Scentsy Family – A Tribute To An Ethos Of Giving


Scentsy Family Reunion 2014 is now complete, and it was a huge success.

Consultants were educated, inspired and are now collectively heading home motivated and ready to build their businesses, achieve unique dreams, and write their own empowering stories.

Scentsy Inspire Flag, Ryan and Meghann Clements
Scentsy Inspire Flag, Ryan and Meghann Clements

Scentsy is an organization that is unique.  Having worked with many large organizations, prior to our joining Scentsy in 2009, we had never experienced the collective power of belief and mutual goodwill that we have experienced by being part of the Scentsy Family.

It is remarkable – this organization cares more about creating stories of empowerment for their consultants than it does the “bottom line” and making money.

That seems like a unusual claim doesn’t it?  In fact, many people would consider such a claim to be fundamentally impossible – isn’t the purpose of a corporation to make money?  If a business didn’t care about money wouldn’t they go out of business?

Let me restate my point:

Scentsy, as an organization, cares more about creating empowering stories for their consultants than they do about making money. 

But here is the incredible thing – by focusing on adding value in the lives of others, and creating empowering stories for each and every consultant, the money has followed, probably more so than anyone could have ever expected.


This ethos – of caring more about others than about yourself – is fundamental to the culture of Scentsy because it has been taught, and continually acted upon,  by Scentsy owners Orville and Heidi Thompson.  Through their example they have created a culture of generosity, an ethos of giving, that trickles down to company employees who consistently go the extra mile to make the experience of each Scentsy consultant a positive, fun and empowering one.

joal curtis

Everything in Scentsy is directed at enhancing the experience of the consultant.

Think about it:  Scentsy as an organization spends millions – I repeat millions – of dollars annually on things designed to enhance the experience, and enjoyment of their consultants.  Things like free incentive vacations –that we have personally been the benefactor of many times.  These are expenditures that they don’t have to make, and frankly expenditures that decrease the owners “bottom line”.

Never in my life, prior to joining Scentsy, had I worked for a single organization who spent on the scale that Scentsy spends to enhance the experience of those in their community.

Scentsy Family Reunion 2014 was filled with examples:

A private concert by Sara Bareilles:

sara bareilles

A private concert by Train:


A private show by Jim Gaffigan, and many other examples of entertainment and inspiring speakers, whose sole purpose was to enhance the experience of Scentsy Consultants, at the cost of Scentsy corporate.

Even the top award for Scentsy consultants, an award that we were very honoured to receive last year, is based on giving.

The Shining Star Award isn’t awarded to the consultants who make the most money, or recruit the most people. Unlike other direct sales companies who parade around the stage showing larger than life pay cheques, Scentsy honors those who “give” the most.  Not those who “take” the most.  Their top honour is awarded to the people who best serve.  It is awarded to the consultants who show the best examples of giving, and it is a peer nominated award.

shining star

The people who run Scentsy, and the consultants that comprise its sales force have tapped into something special – something that not everyone gets to experience in life – the power of a positive community.  A community where there is a consistent and intentional effort, on everyone’s behalf, to help others succeed.  A culture where the dominant mindset is that “a rising tide will lift all ships”.

In a day when corporate greed is commonplace –  where we often cynically joke about the lies that we hear from government, regardless of their place on the ideological spectrum, it is refreshing, and reassuring, to be part of an organization that truly values people.  Who understands that the greatest asset, for long term profit, is people, and that the prospects, and profits, of a company are entirely dependent on the empowerment of those who work for it.


We are proud to be Scentsy Independent Consultants.  We are proud to be associated with an organization that wants it’s members to have legacies and write empowering stories of their own.  We are proud to call, as friends, Scentsy owners Heidi and Orville Thompson, who believe that each consultant’s personal story, and legacy, is as important as theirs, and who treat each and every consultant with respect, and who make everyone feel, even the brand new consultants, like they are the most valued company asset.

Well done Scentsy!  Well done!



Scentsy Family Reunion 2014 St. Louis

Show Scentsy Spirit

We are on our way right now to Scentsy Family Reunion 2014 St. Louis, “Show Me Scentsy Spirit.”

The next 4 days will be jam packed with fun, friends and great learning, including exciting new products and updates from the Scentsy family.

We will be be bringing live updates on our blog throughout the Reunion.

Stay Tuned