13 Jul It Takes a Village Pt. 2
Yesterday we said goodbye to the most incredible group of women. These gals flew in from all over the country to be with their Wildflower sisters, and to see Pocketful of Wonder for the first time! Oh my goodness, love was truly in the air! You know, I always trust that Caitlin is going to hire a great group of gals each season, but I’m consistently blown away by the human gems she finds! Their hearts, their sheer passion for Wildflowers, and OMG their personal style (it’s like a real life fashion show here!), completely mesmerize me and I couldn’t be more head over heels for each and every one of them!
Sometimes I don’t think I realize what sacrifices our Consultants make to come to conference, and to join the Wildflowers team in general! They leave their babies for hours and sometimes days at a time, step outside of their comfort zone, and have to learn SO MUCH (details of each new release, marketing tips, clothing styles, software, the list goes on) in such a short period of time. This week was…unreal. I watched our superstars receive awards for different sales goals last night and I couldn’t help but cry. I fangirl about my home office team all the time, but seeing THIS side of our crew recognized for their seriously insane achievements was an otherworldly experience and I’m humbled, thankful, and…speechless.
And while I’m floating on cloud nine feeling all warm and fuzzy, I want to give an introduction to a few of our Austin office gals that tend to be behind the scenes, or should I say, behind the SCREENS…
You’ve seen this girl here and there, but I’m not sure I’ve ever given her a proper shout out. Meet Erin, one of our two graphic artists in the office! Sweet and spunky Erin showed up at our doorstep right out a college SO ready to prove herself, so ready to show us that SHE was the gal for the job. And that attitude, sense of responsibility, and gung-ho spirit are ever present with this gal. Each season’s special logo starts in her brain, and really helps to shape the feeling of the over all season!
With a little more experience under her belt, Lauren is our lead graphic artist in the office. This fabulous fashionista is best known for keeping our website looking fresh and pretty, and making sure our Consultants get all the sales materials they need to have a successful season. This gal has got such a creative eye, from her funky outfits to her crazy good decorating skills, Lauren puts her own personal spin on everything she touches. Oh, and she’s like the Mary Poppins of props! Oh, you need a winter coat in the middle of July? Lauren has one in her car! You need a suitcase turned into a speaker for a party? Lauren made one, it’s in her car (lol)!
And last but not least, our mama bear Kate is the epic photographer turned videographer turned epic pom pom creator here at Wildflowers. This talented force of nature has continuously blown my mind with the beauty she creates from behind the lens. When I say she brings my designs to life, I really mean it. With every photo and video she shares, I feel like I get to see the world through her eyes (and that world is a GORGEOUS place). And to top off all this skill, she started a company this year that knocks my socks off! We’re all Pom Queens thanks to her (check out those earrings)!
I don’t know who came up with the expression “it takes a village” but I bet they had a team like I do.
Until next time…