Getting started as a Wellbeing Advisor
Isobel Hill joined as Wellbeing Advisor in February 2018 - here she tells us about her experience getting started.
I first enquired about the Weleda Wellbeing Advisor Programme in February 2018, two weeks after the birth of my second baby. I was drawn to the role but also secretly terrified and wondering what I was thinking taking on a new challenge with a two-week-old and a four-year-old!
However, an informal chat with my team supporter left me hooked and I joined at the beginning of March and was thoroughly immersed in Weleda life after a full day of training with my new baby in tow. I knew that this was a company that I had to work with after being so welcomed and supported.
I always used Weleda Baby products and had looked at the array of other beautiful Weleda cosmetics on natural beauty websites. Whilst pregnant, I developed some sensitive and dry skin: reading such positive reviews, I ordered the Almond range and Skin Food, which cleared my dry skin within two days. Later on, I was browsing the Weleda website and came across the Become an Advisor page. I bookmarked it, and thought about it for a month before plucking up the courage to apply.
I have been an English teacher for 10 years and knew that I would be cutting my hours when I returned from maternity leave. I’m also training as a yoga teacher so becoming a Weleda Wellbeing Advisor seemed the perfect way to add to my income and combine my love for beauty and wellbeing. To be honest, I used so many Weleda products anyway, my initial hope was that it would cancel out my spending!
I’m pleasantly surprised how much the money I have earned has helped. However, it is so much more than just another income. I have received invaluable training on everything from skin care to homoeopathy and medicines and business management. I have met some incredible people at training and the wonderful Weleda Insight Day.
I’ve earned my business development kit and my medicines kits and I think I have qualified for the September Conference, which I feel really proud of. More than that, I’ve found new connections in my own life. Renewing old friendships over a brew and a facial, and finding common ground with an acquaintance who is passionate about Cleaner Beauty has been a great way to start my Weleda journey.
I have found a role that I love and which creates exciting opportunities for me. I’m looking forward to this summer’s festival circuit, where Weleda is prominent and shares amazing opportunities for Advisors to get involved. I’ve signed up to two of these events, and my family will be there enjoying the festivities whilst I enjoy working with inspiring people and beautiful products.
The Weleda Advisor position has surpassed my expectations. The knowledge, support and community is so exciting to be a part of. There’s so much that resonates with me the more I learn about Weleda as a company: the natural ingredients which I had been searching for in an effort to improve my post-baby skin issues; the commitment to sustainability and ethical practices, and the Cleaner Beauty philosophy of effective natural skincare which is good for ourselves and for the environment. But most of all, the non-judgemental belief that making small and conscious choices can have a huge and positive impact. For me, Weleda takes the guesswork out of this and makes my small choices easy ones.
In the long-term, I want to combine my passion for teaching, writing and wellbeing. I have the grains of an idea about what that will look like, but for now, as the 'Weledas' say, I’m just sowing those seeds and seeing what will grow.
To find out more about becoming a Weleda Wellbeing Advisor, click here.