Karen Aerts Area Manager Independent Consultant
Trained as an elementary school art teacher, I've spent the last 17 years in education. I love teaching, I love learning, and I love sharing. But, in our current education climate, things have gotten harder over the past 10 years. Pay decreases for 5 years in a row, less time teaching and more time testing, and the stress and long hours were getting to me. And when my first child was born 5 years ago, I knew I wanted to make a change. I wanted to be with my children, but I also wanted to keep teaching and earn a living - just in a new way.
I was introduced to Arbonne by my twin sister and we used the products for a few years. My skin never looked or felt better! In April of 2013, my sister decided to start her own Arbonne business and asked me to join her. I was terrified! I was nervous to make phone calls and ask people to try it and I was really nervous about what people would think of me. I hit a crossroads - either stay in a job that was familiar but unfulfilling or take a leap and try something new.  
I started my business in April 2013 and it's changed our lives. I now get to teach about safe skincare and health and wellness - two strong passions of mine. I promoted to District Manager that September and Area Manager the next year. I quit my full-time teaching job (after 16 years!) and now spend every afternoon with my kids. Arbonne is our family's plan for the future. We have more time to be together, more flexibility with our choices, and new hope for our future!

About Arbonne

Born in Switzerland and raised in sunny California, Arbonne has transformed lives through premium products, unparalleled leadership and a family-like community. Through our passionate Independent Consultants, with our prestige brand and generous compensation plan, people all over the world are making a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.

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