Posted on : Thursday, April 7, 2011 | By : QivanaHQ | In : Q Newsletter
Gerry Reinholtz and Maureen Vizvary understand the power of teamwork. This dynamic duo has combined their talents, strengths, and experience to create a thriving business through helping others. “Everyone has different, God-given talents and we need to help others identify and use them,” says Gerry. “I am more proud of seeing individuals step out of their usual comfort zone and confronting the possibility of rejection than anything else we have done at Qivana. This determination and persistence is why we have such an amazing team. Getting to Platinum Star and setting a company record was a team effort!”
Prior to joining Qivana Gerry and Maureen were steeped in the corporate world. Gerry worked as a cost accountant for 15 years while at the same time pursuing his MBA in marketing. He used his marketing training to work for several high profile brands such as Timex and Curad, to name a few. Tired and frustrated with the corporate world, Gerry got into real estate and eventually network marketing. Maureen has a very diverse background and worked hard with the goal to retire at age 40. Her ambition has led to her success as the owner of a catering business, a fitness center, and an upscale children’s boutique that won her national recognition. While running those businesses she had a full time career in professional technology sales and was recognized as outstanding in her field. Her favorite place to work was Microsoft for five years, where she learned a lot about sales and marketing. Maureen took a break from all the businesses to adopt her daughter, Oksana, from Siberia. It was then that Maureen realized that her career shouldn’t outweigh family time with her daughter. Maureen decided it was time to make her dream of a home-based business become a reality.
Although Maureen was introduced to Qivana’s pre-launch by dear friends she respected, she knew that it would mean an investment of her time that she was unable to carve out of her current obligations. She was running her own children’s boutique, working full-time in technology sales, and raising a toddler as a single mother. Reluctantly, Maureen had to pass on the opportunity. However, when Gerry was approached by Albert Muir to join the Olympic team at Qivana, Maureen advised Gerry not to pass it up!
“The opportunity to work with three American icons, Mike Eruzione, Dan Jansen, and Bonnie Blair were the icing on the cake!” exclaims Gerry. “I watched them growing up and being able to build a business, side by side with them is a dream come true.” Maureen adds, “Owning a position as an IBO with Qivana is like owning a multi-million dollar franchise without the franchise fees and all the other expenses associated. But like a franchise you receive the leadership, products, and training support to run a profitable business center.”
Maureen and Gerry got started by sharing their excitement and hitting the phones hard. “Both of us are great communicators and influential in our own way. We found that I had strength in getting people interested and Maureen was excellent in bringing them to close,” Gerry relates. “We tag- teamed together and targeted people who ran any type of business, had experience in network marketing, or those who had the potential to build a business with coaching and support. We worked on two time zones, East Coast and West Coast, to give us more potential stretch across the country. Our next reach is to go international!”
The two of them both agree that they feel a sense of urgency to share the message of amazing timing with Qivana. “We stress that we are on the cusp of hyper growth,” says Gerry. “Every new IBO should realize the blessing they have been given, with this company and with these products. Once they have the belief, plug in to all training calls, every event, talk to your upline, and just be involved and take an interest in your business. I tell my IBOs, leaders go to every event, whether they have anyone to bring or not! You will always learn something and it keeps you motivated,” he adds.
Gerry and Maureen say they like the fact that they can actually create their own economy in this struggling world. “We are absolutely blown away at the abundant mentality depicted in Qivana’s compensation plan!” says Gerry. This also was another key element for us joining Qivana. There is no limit to what you can achieve yourself. We truly enjoy talking about two specific elements of the compensation plan: no flushing of volume or points until you get paid on them, and the Executive Matching Bonus. These two items alone, in the compensation plan can hugely benefit anyone building their business to receive a check.”
A wonderful aspect about this business is being able to work side by side with people that you enjoy being with. Gerry adds, “We are so fortunate to be working with Albert Muir, Chris Cavedon, and Jerry Campisi who have each helped us every step of the way to Platinum Star. The team support that reaches even beyond our team is outstanding.”
Gerry and Maureen say that they believe that God put Qivana in their lives at the perfect time, for both of them and for those around them. “When we think big and long term, our goal is to be able to support orphanages. We believe Qivana will provide a means to do so much good in the world. Most of our team members have their own personal dreams of serving people. Our goal is to see the various missions of our teammates supported through their hard work. To be able to facilitate this and to have an impact in this world would be a beautiful testimony in our lives.”
SECRETS TO SUCCESS
1. Believe in the company, products, and yourself!
2. Work with your team.
3. Keep the dream!