Almost two decades ago, Emily came into the essential oil business without even really knowing what essential oils were. She explains, “I was actually a little embarrassed that I ended up working for a network marketing company, and on top of that it was a company that sold ‘voodoo’ oils.” However, over time her perspective shifted. She had two powerful experiences with the oils that empowered her as a mother to take care of her children in a natural manner. These experiences also made her very passionate about empowering other moms. As for network marketing, Emily says, “I had only had negative experiences in the past, but I have since realized that, done right and with integrity, the person-to-person model of network marketing actually works really well when you lead with a quality product. I have found it to be the most powerful business model in the world.”
Emily never expected to be where she is at now, but she says, “Life has a way of molding you and providing experiences that prepare you for the person you are to become. Being part of doTERRA has caused me to grow beyond what I thought was possible, and I love nothing more than to help others grow and find their purpose.”
What is your mantra?
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
What is your role in doTERRA?
My official title is Executive Vice President of Leadership Development, but simply put– I work with oils and people. I oversee sales and marketing for the North American market and am also intimately involved with our Co-Impact Sourcing initiatives. I truly have the most rewarding job on the planet.
What has been your biggest professional obstacle?
Being a woman in any profession is tough, because it means that you have to prove yourself to a level that men sometimes don’t. Finding balance between work and family can also be a challenge, but I give doTERRA my all, and I also give my family my all—I am so passionate about both. We created doTERRA with families in mind.
I have learned that being a woman is also my greatest strength because I am able to relate to countless other women and mothers. We are the caretakers, the nurturers, the physicians of our homes, and we get to empower others to do the same with nature’s most powerful solutions. How awesome is that?
What do you see for doTERRA in the future?
My dreams for doTERRA have grown over the years. In the beginning, our main goal as founding executives was to offer the most pure and potent essential oils the Earth had to offer. We had a vision of empowering families and individuals by tapping into the power of essential oils and educating them about their multi-faceted benefits. Never did we imagine the personal development that would occur in so many as a result of tens of thousands of people sharing the benefits of the gifts of the Earth with others. As the company has grown and evolved, our vision has gotten bigger. We are providing an opportunity for those living in developing countries to be self-reliant through our Co-impact Sourcing initiatives. We have big plans to continue working directly with growers all over the world to create more sustainable jobs and offer many families a better way of life. The potential that exists truly is limitless.
Could you tell us a little about your personal goals?
I want to teach others, including my own children, that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to—that they have value beyond measure and can be a positive influence in the world. Just imagine what the world would be like if every person recognized their gifts and potential!
What do you do for fun?
I believe that you can’t take yourself too seriously and I find joy in everything I do. I am a very competitive person and love to play games (as long as I can win). I love to beat Dr. David K. Hill, D.C. at volleyball. I also love four-wheeling, hiking, gardening, and playing in the yard with my family. The combination of the ocean and the sun is the best therapy for this country girl.
Other fun facts:
- She played the oboe as a girl
- Emily is married to a cowboy, and they live on a small ranch
- Her grandfather grew grapes, raspberries, and had a beautiful vegetable garden; Emily is trying to follow in his footsteps
- She has four kids: two girls and two boys