Every now and then, a boss babe comes along who knocks your socks off. As president of Shaklee, an international organization which started in 1956 but whose vitalized minerals has been around since 1915, Heather Chastain IS that lady and knows how to shake it up!
Before we delve into the background of Mrs. Chastain, let’s first lookup Shaklee.
- One 16 oz. bottle of Shaklee Basic H2® is equal to the cleaning uses of 5,824 bottles of 26 oz. Windex®.Basic H was one of the first nontoxic, biodegradable, cleaners made, and was one of the 1st Official Earth Day products.
- Shaklee products are used by the NASA, The Pentagon, National Zoo in Washington, DC., US Department of the Treasury, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, US Park Services, Popeye’s Chicken, KFC Outlets, and many other places
- Dr. Shaklee, founder of Shaklee, created the first vitalized mineral (AKA multivitamin) in the U.S.
- Shaklee was the world’s 1st Climate Neutral certified company.
- Shaklee is an American manufacturer and distributor of natural nutrition supplements, beauty products, weight management products, and household products.
- A direct selling company, Shaklee is one of the oldest and most respected organizations of its kind.
One of the things about MLMs or network marketing companies is they get a bad rap. There have been several in the past which had opened and had shut down within a few years (screwing over people who had joined as members), have been given a bad name by some sleazy sales reps trying to hard sell their product, and others who smear before and after photos all over social media.
Personally, I have met people in MLMs who I like, and people I avoid due to their shoving their company’s product benefits down my throat. But one of the main thing I look for is how long the company has been around – and Shaklee has been around for a while. It is a well-established company reaching $1 billion in yearly sales globally. In my world, results don’t lie.
In walks Heather Chastain!
About Heather Chastain, President of Shaklee USA
Raised in Springfield, MO., it’s no wonder this lady is looking to launch Shaklee in our Queen City. After being raised here, this lovely lady met her husband and moved to Texas after marrying young (too young according to her parents). She began her career in Texas in manufacturing for a local network marketing company where she started off at the bottom of the totem pole where she worked her way up through operations and the supply chain. Because of her passion for the business, she finally decided to be a sales rep herself for this particular business!
After being in the network marketing industry for 20 years, she was approached by the Shaklee CEO, Roger Barnett, and had been asked to take over Shaklee USA! She decided to make the switch after discovering Shaklee’s depth of integrity, safety and being the 1st business without making a carbon footprint (BEFORE it was cool).
Needless to say, Heather made the switch and couldn’t be happier!
What is Shaklee’s Best-Selling Item?
I asked Mrs. Chastain which item were Shaklee’s best-seller, and she replied that there are two which are always neck-in-neck and those two items are their vitalizer and their protein shakes!
What is the Vitalizer?
The vitalizer is combination of daily multivitamins complete in one convenient strip. They have different combinations of multivitamins for men and women.
What are Shaklee’s Protein Shakes?
After reformulating the typical protein shake you can find in any health food store or grocer, Shaklee came up with this unique blend which contains 20 grams of non-GMO vegetable protein which is designed to help people lose weight without losing muscle.
Why the Vitalizer and Protein Shake Go Together so Well!
Dubbed the “Strip and Shake,” putting the protein shakes together with the multivitamins creates an all-in-one meal plan which promotes nearly every aspect of your health. Some of the benefits include increased energy and satiety, reaching and maintaining your ideal healthy weight, and it supports the heart, brain, vision, bone and immune system!
Shaklee Bucking the MLM Stigma
I know what you are thinking – MLMs are all the same. It’s a pyramid scheme designed to make the first people who started selling it in their region super rich and wealthy while the rest are there to drone on barely eking out a living. Recruitment is typically the main focus with these companies. Fortunately for us, Shaklee is NOT that company – they focus on healthy living instead and train their people on this topic extensively.
One of their biggest challenges they face is having a reputable company while bucking the perception of pushy and mean sales reps in the MLM industry. In other words, there have been some people in MLM companies which have given network marketing a bad name.
How they fight this is by giving all their reps advanced sales training on the benefits of their clinically proven products. Regardless of age or gender, this can be a business for people, but their main focus is, of course, on healthy living.
In summary, Heather Chastain has been through it all – from the bottom ranks of manufacturing to running a company which is breaching the $1 billion a year ranks. If you ask me, Shaklee couldn’t be any more proud with their choice in a president!
If you are interested in trying Shaklee’s products, click here and peruse through their extensive collection of home, beauty and health goods!