Leadership Magazines Leadership Magazine Issue 10 - Page 88

Nashville, Tennessee, USA Bless Others K risten Pardue first became interested in natural health four years ago when she got through her health problems by changing her diet and improving her nutrition. Then, she found out through social media about a class Mary Crimmins was holding about babies and essential oils. With a baby boy of her own, Kristen was interested in how she could better incorporate natural remedies into his life as well. When Mary, who is also a Diamond, shared her story, Kristen was inspired by what the essential oils could do for her and her family’s lives. Kristen says that if Mary had actually asked her to do the business, she probably would’ve said no. Because she was a dietitian, Kristen thinks Mary must have assumed she would want to get involved. Mary simply sat her down for coffee, gave her a folder, and went over the business side. Kristen came home and told her husband, Eric, “I think I’m doing this.” Eric wasn’t happy about it at first, but as Kristen’s business quickly grew he came to see that dōTERRA was different from other multilevel marketing companies. Kristen quickly became passionate about “I think one of my biggest roles for Kristen is encouraging her, being there for her, and helping her understand that it’s a process.” —Eric 88 dōTERRA ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP I FALL 2014 S ND O R R Eric & Kristen Pardue NEW dōTE NEW dōTERRA DIAMONDS A DIA M