By the Field Development and events team, USANA Australia and New Zealand
Some of our USANA Australia and New Zealand team have just returned from a super successful Leadership Summit held at the Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa in the Gold Coast Queensland.
Joining 56 Associates (33 Associateships + three VIP Associateships including Bill & Jenny Huang, Jo & Warren Naseby, Ian & Teresa King), this spectacular four-day event was a mixture of networking, education, celebration and relaxation. Here are just some of the highlights from this special trip.
Tuesday 27th May 2014
The first official day of the event saw Associates arriving from Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Wellington. After the meeting and greeting, the team started the with a team-building scavenger hunt in the afternoon. Teams were given $50 and sent to the Australia Fair Shopping Centre tasked with purchasing something beginning with each letter of the alphabet. The most creative and unusual items were rewarded with the most points (including a very dapper moustache which the finder had to war for the entire night – take a look at the Outback Spectaculr group photo, top right!). Later that night, everyone got decked out in our wilderness finest for the Outback Spectacular – a country-themed dinner and show. It was a blast – yee har!
Wednesday 28th May 2014
Onto a day-long business session covering topics
including Understanding Leadership Bonus, Compliance, creating a high energy business and branding.
Our special guests, Dallin Griffeth, Director of Compliance, Eastern Hemisphere and Fiona Hawton, Regional Compliance Manager Australasia, gave the Gold Directors a rundown of essential facts needed to build a thriving business in accordance with the rules that make our business great. It was great to see that these guys are here to help us build the kind of ethical and legal business for a flourishing future.
Other valued guest speakers included:
• Cherry Dionisio, Director of Field Development and Marketing from the Philippines
• Bill and Jenny Huang, 9-STAR Diamond Directors, Presidents Award winners, Million Dollar Club and Fortune 25
• Jo and Warren Naseby 1-STAR Diamond Directors, Fortune 100 and MDC Members.
• Ian & Teresa King, Emerald Directors and MDC who spoke about building an international USANA business (Teresa) and USANA and Athletes (Ian is an International Sports Coach).
In the evening, we dined on the Sheraton Mirage’s famous seafood buffet for dinner just in time to watch State of Origin battle on the big screen.
Thursday 29th May 2014
During this half-day business session, we covered topics such as knowing your numbers and structuring and motivating your team as well as looking a guide on what to do next for success steps. A leisurely afternoon was enjoyed preparing for the Gala Dinner at Skypoint. We arrived in style transported by hummer limos. Skypoint is famous for its breathtaking views of Gold Coast – and we could see why!
Friday 30th May 2014
All too soon, it was time to say goodbye and head home. But we still took the time to get to know what some or our wonderful Associates had to say…
Views form within!
‘Awesome and inspiring group of people – thank you USANA for bringing us all together and thanks to all who participated for making it such a memorable and valuable experience!’
Mostyn Farmer Western Australia
‘I owe it to our great company, its management people for making such a great environment for all of us to work together so well. We have met so many great people from all walks of life and these friendships are going to last for so many, many years to come. I am blessed to be part of this great group of men and women too! It was a beautiful location, perfect weather, great food and wonderful people!’
Claude Everard Fullinfaw, Queensland
‘The Leadership Summit in Gold Coast truly reflects how USANA and all USANA corporate team care about us. They recognise our achievement and even small accomplishments. It was more than a summit; it is also a family party, being full of fun, love, and gratitude. The company and all of us have a clear direction – we are dedicated to sharing Dr Wentz’ vision, helping the others and changing their lives.’ Jun Rong Wu, Auckland.
‘Thank you to the corporate team for such a thoughtful arrangement! The whole Leadership Summit made us feel so special and exclusive. I personally have gained more confidence after spending several days with all the elite leaders. The best lesson that I learnt from the 9-Star Diamond Director, Bill & Jenny Huang is that vision without action is merely day dreaming!’