Leadership Magazines doTERRA Issue 34 Piel & Stone - Page 80

NEW dōTERRA DIAMOND

Robyn Simon

KATOOMBA , NEW SOUTH WALES , AUSTRALIA

ROBYN THE ROCK

Australian founder Robyn Simon , age 74 , is a living archive of dōTERRA ® history down under . As a builder in the early days , Robyn faced remarkable hurdles in getting her own dōTERRA business off the ground , but

also mentoring generations of leaders who would follow in her footsteps . Her sphere of influence has grown from an essential oil online forum , to a sprawling network of international Wellness Advocates that have been touched by her mentorship , knowledge , and love .
From the begining , Robyn was in the trenches , cheerfully greasing all the gears that powered dōTERRA ’ s growth in Australia . From shuttling visiting executives to and from the airport , to fastidious record keeping , she managed the details , no matter how small . This was especially true when Robyn ’ s team suffered the loss of upline leaders . In those days , with their structure in peril , Robyn was desperate to aid in the search for replacements . She found what she was looking for in John Overbeek and Paula Eckert . She remembers , “ When I saw them meeting and greeting people at a local town meeting , handing out dōTERRA sample oil bottles and lanyards , I was impressed .” It was not long after that John and Paula flew up to Sydney , where Robyn ’ s team gathered to accept John and Paul as their new upline .
Robyn and her growing team continued to face logistical and leadership challenges as their presence grew in Australia . Yet , despite the hills and valleys of being an early builder , Robyn ’ s vision has always centered on building relationships . Her love of people and her passion for the product gave her an anchoring purpose . She explains , “ Amidst all the challenges of the early days , there were always bright moments that sustained me and others .”
One such bright moment took place while Robyn was in Utah for a Diamond Day training with Alyse Sedviy . Kirk Hamilton and his wife Jennifer generously offered to host Robyn during her stay . In the course of conversation , Kirk reminisced about his own early days building his dōTERRA business and the story about placing John and Paula came full circle . “ Kirk told me , ‘ Robyn , when your team placed John and Paula as your new upline , it impacted me and my family thousands of miles away . Jennifer and I were just starting out and struggling financially . Then out of nowhere , there was about $ 800 added to our family paycheck . It was a miracle .’”
There , with the Hamilitons , Robyn saw clearly the ripples of her consistent efforts , year after year . “ What we are doing in our business , in our teams , and in the lives of those we touch is far bigger than we could ever imagine ,” she says . doterra . com 41
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