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Director Just sent this email to my team about recommitting to my biz

Jul 1, 2005
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Let's see if anyone responds. Even their silence will give me the answers I'm looking for. LOL

Thank you, Colleen, for your help!!!!!

Hello to all of you….
As some of you know, the last year and a half has been a challenging time for me as I dealt with some personal/family things. I am so thankful that the Pampered Chef business allows us to take a step back when necessary. It has been such a relief to be able to focus on my family without worrying if I would be fired or laid off because of my commitment to my family.

In my absence, my director xxxxxx has been a point of contact for many of you—you may have even attended one of her team meetings. I am so happy to have a Pampered Chef family that steps in and helps us all along the way.

Now that all of that is behind me, I have recommitted myself to my Pampered Chef business and to being a leader in this company. I am in the process of booking more shows and reaching out to my customers. More importantly, I am excited about working with YOU!! Pampered Chef has many exciting things ahead (new Spring catalog, Help Whip Cancer) and I am looking forward to partnering with you as we move forward as a team. We are the Jennings Team!

I have lightened xxxx’s work load and I will now be your main point of contact for all things Pampered Chef. When you have a question or problem, think CALL DEB! I am planning on holding team meetings, trainings, conference calls, and coaching appointments again as I have in the past. I am available to answer all your questions, calls, emails, and texts. Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime! If you have to leave me a message, I promise to do my best to get back to you in a timely manner.

All I need from you right now is a quick reply. Where are you at with your Pampered Chef business? Do you need to kick start your business too? Are you fine with the way things are? Are you ready to say goodbye to PC? Not sure how you’re feeling? Believe me, I’ve been there! Let’s talk about where we are so we can determine where we need to go.

I know I have been out of touch for a while, and for that I am deeply sorry. I am committed to being there for you as we all move forward. Please let me know what you are thinking and we’ll devise a plan to achieve success together. I have a lot of ideas floating around in my head and want to make it work for you! I will be waiting for your reply.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
~ deb

p.s. In case you were wondering, here’s what happened with my family: In September of 2009, my older son, Brendan, had a bad break in his arm that required 5 weeks a full-arm cast and then months of intensive physical therapy to regain range of motion (at times we were going to PT 5 days a week!). In that same month, I was due with son #2 . He was 2 weeks late, so I ended up with an induction that resulted in an unexpected emergency c-section because David had the cord wrapped around his neck twice and he couldn’t come out! While recovering from major surgery and adjusting to life with a newborn again, we learned that my older son’s arm didn’t heal correctly, so we had to seek out several more opinions (more doctor appointments!) We ended up seeing a specialist downtown at UIC Medical Center. He performed surgery on Brendan’s arm this past September (yes, we had been seeing doctors and physical therapists for a YEAR for a stupid broken arm). Then we had more intensive physical therapy until Brendan was finally released to regular activity in December. While all that was going on, my husband’s company was falling apart and he was fearing he would be out of a job—so stressful! Thankfully he was able to find a new position elsewhere before that happened and he started there at the end of December. Whew!
 

flemings99

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Jun 27, 2007
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I think your letter sounds great. I hope your team embraces your decision to step up your business. I think honesty is key and sounds like you got them help when you weren't able to. I've had up-lines in PC and another co. prior that had family issues and didn't take care of their team or make arrangements for someone else too. I'm sure your team will respect you for how you've handled things. Best wishes on a great 2011!
 

Sheila

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I think it sounds good! Hopefully they will be receptive to switching back to you for help. ;)
 
Jul 1, 2005
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I have to give lots of credit to Colleen, though. She is a gem and is providing much assistance and inspiration. I started with some suggestions from her and took it from there. She gave me the springboard.
 
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