chelsey debruin-colbert || cadillac sales director
I began my journey in Mary Kay before I was even born when my mom (Barb - also my recruiter & Sr. Director) decided to start her business to earn $50 extra a week for more clothes! After I was born Mary Kay allowed my mom the opportunity to quit her FT job as a Dental Assistant & stay home to be my mom & help my Dad (Alan aka my #1 Fan) on our family farm in Iowa (where they still live today)!!
Grouping up PINK as an MK Kid provided an environment where my brothers (Brett & Adam) & I were able to watch our mom create her own success. We were a part of her business from counting inventory - making deliveries - washing trays - to coloring in goal posters & selecting family quarterly prizes from the company! I remember being about 4 years old when we drove in to town to pick up our families VERY 1st FREE Mary Kay car! It's a proven fact that the environment you are raised in ... is the environment you will re-create. Mary Kay allowed us to be raised in an environment filled with love - goal setting - success - excellence ... but most importantly an environment where priorities were set in stone with God first! Family second! Career third! Just as Mary Kay Ash intended when she started this amazing company in 1963 in Dallas, TX.
On my 18th birthday in 2003 I made the decision to order my starter kit & begin my own business. AND then I made the decision to not really do a single consistent thing with it until after gradating from William Penn University with a degree in Business & Communications. After giving the corporate world a try ... I decided that I didn't see my parents have bosses as entreprenuers & I didn't want one either! So in the spring of 2009 I began working my business simply to create JOY in my life that I wasn't receiving in the corporate world. I was able to really build myself & uncover WHO I was over the next few years as I slowly built my business while being a full time nanny for the center of my wooooorld & my "segunda familia" ... the Neumann's : David - Denise - Zack & Lizzie!
The story wouldn't be complete without adding in how Kobi happened in to my life! Kobi & I met in 2005 when I 1st gave him a tour of the WPU campus as a transfer & then when we ended up working together at Tasos' Steakhouse for many years to follow in Oskaloosa. Although ... I must admit I was either stubborn ... blind or both ... because it wasn't until June of 2010 that I discovered my greatest blessing RIGHT under my nose! My mom always said ... "God has the perfect man planned out for you ... he's just waiting until the timing is right for you to meet him ... who knows ... you may already know him!" Was she right or what?! That first summer with Kobi I learned how to relax - enjoy life - find contentment & every day still he is teaching me how to be a better coach from his many years of personal experience with coaching soccer teams.
In the fall of 2010 I finally found my own personal calling in Mary Kay & set my sights on Directorship. (This MAY have been slightly due to the fact that I also told Kobi we weren't allowed to be "officially dating" until AFTER I was a Director! Yes - he continued to wait for me - and YES - he really is THAT sweet!) In January 2011 our unit COMPLETED the qualifications & also went on to earn our very 1st unit car! That next year as a unit we went on to achieve EVERY single New Director Program & will forever be known as achieving: On the Move - FABulous 50's - Honor Society & Triple Crown! ALL of these accomplishments were made while our family joined together to help my brother Brett conquer cancer at the young age of 23. It was our Mary Kay businesses that ALLOWED my mom & I to spend endless hours in the hospital & trips to Des Moines to be with him through his difficult journey. At one point during our qualifications I had a frustrating day ... and said I wanted to quit because I was tired of working. Brett (who was receiving chemo at that moment) told me how he would give ANYTHING in the world right now just to be able to return to work. Nothing like great perspective right? What a blessing this business was during that season of our life! Can you BELIEVE ... that while my mom sat DAILY in a hospital with my brother ... she not only produced an Offspring Sales Director ... BUT! Earned a free car & INCREDIBLE paychecks every single month??!! It's called getting paid on the years of hard work that she had done prior. Pay now ... Play later. Work when you CAN ... because it WILL WORK when you can't!
In the spring of 2013 I felt a large calling in my life from the Lord to relocate to Dallas, TX the epicenter of it all & the heart of Mary Kay Cosmetics. This leap of faith was not easy ... but so far has proven to be 100% worth it!
Our unit earned their 2nd free MK Career Car the Chevy Cruze in June of 2013 ... our 3rd the Chevy Equinox in September 2013 ... our 4th career car the Ford Mustang in December 2013 and completed our VERY FIRST CADILLAC & my personal little girl dream come true in March 2014 & now we are on our best year YET!