Leadership Magazines Leadership Magazine Issue 10 - Page 34

ND R R O dōTE Roger & Carol-Ann Mendoza S NEW NEW dōTERRA DIAMONDS A DIA M Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA “Mentoring is not just answering people’s questions, but also helping them gain a belief. It’s casting a vision for their life that maybe they don’t see.” –Carol-Ann mentor Confidence W hen Carol-Ann Mendoza bought her first kit, it sat on her dresser for six months, unopened. Her husband, Roger, says, “We didn’t know what to do with the oils.” Gradually, they began to use the essential oils and saw how they could meet their family’s needs. Then, they learned about the business opportunity. Carol-Ann says, “I was homeschooling, staying at home with four kids, but before I had always worked in a professional environment. I felt like this could be an outlet for me.” The more the Mendozas became involved, the more it changed their lives. In the beginning, Carol-Ann mainly worked with her best friend, Jennifer Accomando, who had enrolled her. They were both new and so nervous about teaching classes that they started out just playing the medicine cabinet makeover webinar. They would pause it to pass around and explain each oil. They did this for four months. She says, “Now, we pass this message on to others. It’s encouraging to them. If they’re not ready for a class, they’ll do something similar. They know they can work around their fear and keep moving forward.” Roger was supportive from the beginning, and Carol-Ann says he attended every single class with her. In April 2014, he resigned from his job to join her fulltime. They both can see now how much dōTERRA has increased their confidence. Carol-Ann says, “As your team grows, you want to do well for them, so you push yourself further past your comfort zone.” 34 dōTERRA ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP I FALL 2014