DELAINE DUE, M.A., ATR-BC, LPC: Senior Executive Coordinator in Ashland, Oregon
“Our family’s business began when I was 2. So, I’m 2nd generation…grew up as a ‘Shaklee Brat.’ Gary Mooshagian pulled a few pranks on me. David Farner wouldn’t let me use his markers. And, the family with which my mom built our business has become my adoptive family. Shaklee is so much more for me than great products. One of my favorite things about Shaklee is the community. I’ve rarely sat with thousands of very different people (diversity in religion, politics, and ethnicity) and experienced space for the differences while brought together with a common goal of good, to help others and the planet feel better.
I learned stewardship from Dr. Shaklee and still get a wonderful feeling when I hear a recording of his voice. Someone at a Shaklee event took this photo of Dr. Shaklee holding me. I remember the moment of walking through the meeting room doors and seeing him. I was excited and ran right toward him and he scooped me up.
I’m now on my 2nd major return to the Shaklee business. The 1st time I focused my energy on it was when my mother died and I inherited it. I dove in with great lack of technical understanding of what to do and was able to double the business income in a few months’ time. This let me quit a toxic corporate job and spend more time with my kid. At the time he was 4 years old, now he’s 15–in this photo, with my wife and me.
The Shaklee business allowed me to open a more traditional counseling practice a few years ago, which is a passion of mine. I’m a Certified Art Therapist. However, as prodigal daughter, I have learned again about the value of a Shaklee business. In my private practice, I have simply worked myself into another J-O-B. I’m exhausted and burned out! So, I’ve relaunched the family Shaklee business and am working with my Shaklee sister to make the organization our own.
With about 3-5 hours a week to put toward Shaklee (until I can hire some other people for the private practice), I’m excited to focus on the Integrated Wellness Program. I’m working on integrating it into my counseling practice and thinking of getting a Health Coaching certificate to tack on to all my letters. I’ve been educating and prospecting one connection at a time and setting up Power Hours on my calendar as a way to make my calls and help others on my team do the same. One contact at a time. I’m excited to have freedom again soon! And, when I become a Master Coordinator, I want one of Roger’s green ties.”
Delaine will get the royal, green carpet treatment and much more than just a tie when she promotes to Master Coordinator. She is an excellent example of how many professions can integrate so well with a Shaklee business, and there are many health and wellness professionals in the Ewing Organization. Consider the long history of her Shaklee lineage…
Bob & Pat Ewing Family, PMCRD (joined in the 1960s)
The Roger & Mary Jo Ewing Family, PMCRD (joined in the 1960s)
The Betty Farner Family, MCRD (joined in the 1960s)
The Janet Mooshagian Family, MCRD (joined in the 1960s)