Congratulations to Kharn and Melinda Tory, Isagenix Millionaires No. 24 in ANZ and No. 213 globally.
It was only a few years ago that both Kharn and Melinda Tory worked in successful corporate careers, often working up to 80 hours per week. The couple dreamed of having a family but with the demand of their careers and various health issues, they couldn’t imagine finding the time or energy to devote to children.
A New Normal
Career-focused individuals for over 20 years, Melinda previously worked as a Sales Manager in the finance sector and Kharn as a Business Development Manager in the alcohol industry. “We were known to all our friends as workaholics,” laughs Kharn. “But while we had great success in our careers, we were always stressed and run-down and soon found ourselves both weighing in at the heaviest we had ever been.”
After the realisation that their busy lifestyle was taking a serious toll on their health and wellbeing, the couple worked hard at the gym in an attempt to counteract their unhealthy habits. “We would go to the gym after a long day at work and push ourselves as hard as we could,” says Melinda. “Unfortunately, we weren’t getting the results we were after. It was so disheartening. I had suffered some health issues and was trying my best to get healthy in order to have children at some point in the future. I just didn’t know what was missing!”
In an attempt to find the missing piece, Melinda turned her attention to nutrition and began to research various online nutrition programs. “I found Isagenix® and was quite convinced by the program,” says Melinda. “I felt secure when I learnt about the science behind the products and the 30-Day Guarantee.”
The couple soon discovered a member of their gym was also using the Isagenix system, allowing them the opportunity to purchase their first Pak. It was then that the physical and mental changes began. “Within weeks we had released excess weight and experienced a huge surge in our energy levels,” shares Kharn. “We incorporated Isagenix into our lifestyle and found that we were both able to handle stressful situations better and perform better at the gym.”
It wasn’t long before friends and family noticed the change in Kharn and Melinda and the couple found themselves inundated with requests to share their ‘secret’. “I approached the lady at the gym again and let her know we had six people wanting to try the Isagenix system,” says Melinda. “It was then that we were told about the business side of Isagenix! This came as a shock to me – I didn’t realise it was a network marketing platform and due to my own pre-conceived ideas about the industry, I didn’t want to be associated with the business side of Isagenix. After this, I vowed to stay a product user only.”
Melinda’s vow didn’t last long. Despite attempts to disassociate themselves with the business side of Isagenix, requests continued to flood in from people wanting to gain control of their health. “We’d spent 20 years as career-driven corporate professionals, conditioned to believe there was one path to walk and one way to earn money,” says Melinda. “We were so set in our ways that we didn’t see the opportunity staring us right in the face.”
“After a long think, we made the decision to share the Isagenix system with those who were in need of it. It went against everything we had previously believed but we took our ego out of the equation,” shares Melinda. “We realised it wasn’t about us, it was about helping people take control of their health. Who were we to not share this opportunity that had so generously been shared with us?”
Despite their corporate background, the now 6 Star Golden Circle, 1 Star Crystal Executive power pair found it challenging to transition into a network marketing role. “We had years of leadership experience that we could bring to our Isagenix business but we really had to fine-tune those skills,” shares Kharn. “We knew that if we wanted to continue to grow, we’d have to build our belief in the company and embark on personal development. With some prompting from fellow Isagenix Millionaire Jen Patch, we decided to attend our first ever Celebration in 2014.”
“Celebration 2014 was a defining moment for us,” says Melinda. “I walked into the event and was wowed with what I was presented with. It was like nothing I’d experienced before. When I heard Kathy Coover speak on stage, every hesitation I had about this company was put to ease. Kathy spoke with so much heart and had a very clear vision for the company. I remember turning to Kharn and saying ‘this is where our future belongs’. As the event went on, speaker after speaker built more belief in me and I left determined to succeed.”
Driven by their newfound passion, Kharn and Melinda attended every Corporate event available in order to hear the stories of Leaders before them. “We learnt that leading people and telling them what to do, are two very different things,” shares Melinda. “We had to learn how to lead. Becoming a product of the product and strengthening your ‘why’ is crucial to that.”
As their business began to grow, the pair were able to resign from their corporate roles and dedicate their time solely to changing lives. With this came the ability to work from home, allowing Kharn and Melinda the chance to finally start the family they’d always dreamed of. “Along with my health issues due to my stressful job, maternity leave also wasn’t an option,” shares Melinda. “We had always wanted children but it was a dream we pushed to the back of our minds. We just didn’t have the time or energy to juggle children. Now that we’ve regained our health and earned time-flexibility, we’ve had two children and they are the centre of our world. We get to experience their milestones and spend time with them every day, which so many families unfortunately miss out on.”
“We are so proud to create a legacy for our children and our family. We now have the opportunity to support both of our mothers, allowing them to live their twilight years without financial stress and we love that they can spend precious time with their grandchildren. Reaching this status proves just how many lives we’ve changed and we will continue to work hard every single day to show others they can earn financial freedom and time-flexibility. We are so grateful for our team and the trust they place in us and will never be able express enough gratitude to Jim, Kathy and Erik Coover and John Anderson for what they have allowed us to create.”
*Isagenix Millionaires are defined as Isagenix Associates who have cumulatively earned $1 million or more with Isagenix. Earning levels for Isagenix Independent Associates that appear in this publication are examples and should not be construed as typical or average. Income level achievements are dependent upon the individual Associate’s business skills, personal ambition, time, commitment, activity, and demographic factors. For average earnings, see the Isagenix Independent Associate Earnings Statement found at IsagenixEarnings.com.