This week we farewelled the 2014 Independent Distributor
Council (IDC), and welcomed the incoming 2015 IDC.
USANA Australia General Manager, Geoff Watt, said working with the 2014 IDC has been a great privilege.
"They certainly ensured that your voice was
heard, and that our decisions and directions were the best they could be," he said.
"They challenged us and encouraged us to work
harder and smarter. Although we will
continue to work closely with these Associates, the forums will be
"On behalf of the entire
management team in Australia and New Zealand, I want to say thanks to Janet
Tan, Aimee Buhagiar, Louie Qu, Kate Gyngell, Mitchell Kochonda, Wei Cheng Che, Virginia Cheong, May Tan, Josie
Tong, Michael Yek, Carolyn Edwards and Paula Gosney - it has been a great honour, and I am inspired
by your knowledge, passion and dedication."
Geoff said he was "proud to introduce the 2015 IDC".
"These exceptional and committed USANA
Associates have graciously accepted the challenge to be your voice and to help
take us to new levels of success. The
incoming IDC is comprised of 13 Associates, five from New Zealand and eight from
Meet your 2015 IDC representatives:
Rita Amarasinghe, Australia
Before Rita started a USANA business her focus was on her
career as an accountant and a registered tax agent. At first she was only interested on using the
supplements for her health but after seeing results decided to share with
family and friends.
“I realised this is the best opportunity to change our
lifestyle through helping other people to change their lifestyle.”
Rita said she is “so proud” to be involved with USANA.
Wei Che, Australia
Wei Che is delighted to serve the whole USANA community as
he accepts his role on the Independent Distributor Council.
“I have always believed that if I help enough people get
what they want, eventually I will get what I want! My natural willingness to
help others has not only given me the opportunity to become a Diamond Director
in the business, but it has also offered me an opportunity to serve the whole
USANA community” he said.
Virginia Cheong, Australia
Before joining USANA Virginia worked as a lecturer and ran a
consulting business. When her friend came to her with a business opportunity
she wasn’t sure how it would fit into her life, but it has!
“Deciding to build a USANA Business changed my life, I'm
still busy but I'm doing things I love, spending more time with my family,
whilst making a positive difference to people's lives. This is the education
that the schooling system is missing so I've made it my mission to bring this
education to the world.”
Mitchell Kochonda, Australia
Sport is one of the loves of Mitchell Kochonda’s life – he
has the professional background of a physical preparation coach and has served
athletes locally and globally from state to Olympic level for over a decade
“I have partnered with USANA for 10 years and am grateful for
the choices USANA has afforded me. I am delighted to take my role on the IDC
and look forward to serving Associates in any way I can.”
May Tan, Australia
2-Star Diamond Director, MDC
Beautician May Tan has a strong interest in health and
beauty and loves to use USANA nutritional supplements and Sensé skincare
She specialises in putting together an optimal health and
beauty program according to peoples’ specific needs and help people develop a
“I feel that success isn’t measured by how many people you
have won, but rather by how many people you have helped! Let’s join together
and always remember that in USANA you will never be alone!”
Louie Qu, Australia
2-Star Diamond Director, MDC
Louie Qu began his USANA business at the tender age of 18
whilst studying his degree in Nutrition and Food Science at Monash University.
Since graduating, Louie has worked on his USANA business full-time.
“I believe that one of the most rewarding aspects about the
USANA business is helping people believe in themselves and achieve their goals.
My greatest passion in USANA is the training and development of Leaders. I take
great pride in helping people overcome fears, troubleshoot leadership issues
and ultimately, achieve goals they never thought they could.”
Jia Tao, Australia
2-Star Diamond Director, MDC
As a Gynecological and Obstetric Professional, Jia Tao has worked in several
hospitals in China, Singapore and Australia. Her passion and knowledge in
nutritional science, and preventive medicine have helped hundreds and thousands
of people. Jia Tao joined USANA in 2003, and now she is 2-Star Diamond Director
and Million Dollar club member.
Christina Tseng, Australia
Christina Tseng had a successful 25 year career in Singapore
in various corporate environments and MNCs specialising in marketing and
communications, public relations and journalism.
She migrated to Perth in 2002 with the family for better
work life balance and joined USANA in 2004. In 2005 she rank advanced to Silver
Director, Gold Director in 2006, Ruby Director in 2007 and Emerald Director
2008. Christina was also AP Top 20 Pacesetter Creator in 2007. Currently she is
a Diamond Director.
Carolyn Edwards, New Zealand
Ruby Director, MDC
Edward’s work history ranges from travel, recruitment, and customer service to
property management. She has been involved with USANA for the past 16 years
husband, Paul and I have five children and three grandchildren and I have built
my business around family commitments, whilst realising many of my dreams along
the way. I believe that everyone deserves time and financial freedom and I am
driven to help my team and children (who now have businesses of their own)
achieve their dreams.”
Dale Folland, New Zealand
years consulting in nutrition Dale was approached by a family member for his
opinion on USANA’s products. Dale had never seen any nutritional product in New
Zealand that stood up to USANA’s quality and started recommending them.
Although at first a little hesitant at USANA’s business model, Dale made USANA
a priority and a short time later left his job in nutrition.
unbelievable to have had the time to see my kids grow up and have the
flexibility throughout the day to go to their school activities.”
Carol Liu, New Zealand
Before USANA Carol obtained an engineering degree major in
software and worked for the largest software house in New Zealand as a systems
consultant. After working seven years part-time in the business, Carol
saw great results and decided to go full time in April 2015.
“I'm so grateful that I took this opportunity. I always knew
that I was waiting for something to challenge myself. This business is a
life journey and I definitely love working with people to help them achieve
Romela Quinn, New Zealand
Ruby Director, MDC
Romela is a
Ruby Director, a Million Dollar Club member and the 2000 recipient of the Dr
Wentz Vision Award.
with USANA began in New Zealand in 1998. She was one of the very first
people to join USANA and is proud to be one of the pioneers of this
belief for building a solid USANA business is to “take excellent care of your
motivate and empower your team members but most important of all love and
Michael Yek, New Zealand
is a Chinese physician and a professional Tai Chi instructor. His passion is to
help more people gain true health and seize their opportunity to fulfil their
dreams by building a USANA career.
ago USANA changed my life and my family’s. Now, through all of my family and
team members’ effort, we are delighted that we have an international team. I am
looking forward to helping more people during my time on the IDC.”
Geoff said "feel free to reach out to the new IDC if you
would like issues raised on our regular IDC calls".
He concluded by saying "please join me in thanking our 2014 IDC and congratulating
the 2015 IDC!"
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