Congratulations to our newest Isagenix Legacy Club Millionaires*, Bev and Maurice Dunphy, No. 29 in ANZ and No. 254 globally.
Isagenix® has been a large part of Bev and Maurice Dunphy’s lives since 2010 but the couple never imagined joining forces with a network marketing company let alone becoming leaders in one. Making the tough decision to walk away from the lives they’d known, the pair left behind everything to start a new life together.
Leaders go first
A believer in all things health and wellness and always on the search for ways to improve their health, Bev and Maurice were staples at health and wellness expos. There was one particular health and wellness expo that opened them up to a lifechanging opportunity after crossing paths with Isagenix pioneer, 4 Star Golden Circle, 2 Star Crystal Executive, Dawn Schoonmaker, in 2010. “I had heard of Isagenix previously because I am a big believer in intermittent fasting – an integral part of the Isagenix System,” explains Bev. “I was immediately interested.”
As someone who believes in trusting her gut instinct, Bev felt great about her decision to trial Isagenix. Maurice, on the other hand, required a little more convincing. “I was a real sceptic about the network marketing aspect of Isagenix,” he admits. “However, I wanted to support Bev and was open to trying Isagenix purely for the health benefits.”
Following the Isagenix System together, Bev and Maurice were excited by the changes they were seeing and feeling. By adding more protein into their diets with the IsaLean™ Shake, they saw an improvement in their daily vitality. “Maurice began to feel changes faster than I did but I persisted and the results came,” says Bev. “I was able to take better control of my health and life really began to change for us.”
Feeling their passion for the products and excited by their results, Dawn kept in touch with the pair. “It took almost a year for us to get into the business side of Isagenix,” says Bev. “Dawn saw the potential in us and would paint that vision – we are so grateful that she persisted with us!”
Unexpected turn of events
Despite their initial confusion with the direct selling industry, their passion for the products and desire to help others propelled them into building their Isagenix business. “We didn’t have a network of friends at the time, so we didn’t have any kind of list to work on,” explains Bev. “We’d worked traditional businesses before, Maurice with Qantas for over 20 years and myself in sales and hospitality, so learning how to build our Isagenix business was definitely a learning curve.”
After familiarising themselves with the Compensation Plan and engaging in team training opportunities, the couple began to see the income potential that their Isagenix business could offer. “We had been searching for a way to channel our energy together into a business and we weren’t sure what we wanted to do,” says Maurice. “Our aim with our Isagenix business was to help people feel as good as we did, the income that came with sharing the products we loved was an added bonus.”
Creating a community
As their business began to grow, so did their network of friends. “We were eager to learn more business-building tips, so we made a point to attend the first ever ANZ Celebration,” says Bev. “The close-knit community was something that really drew us in. In hindsight, I believe we were inadvertently searching for that community and friendship. Isagenix gave that to us.”
Attending events is an integral part of Bev and Maurice’s business success, with the pair making a point to always get their team to events so that they too can learn about Isagenix product science, the Coover’s company vision and the business opportunity. “The training is second to none but beyond that, you really get to see firsthand what Isagenix is all about,” says Maurice. “The positive, uplifting vibes are what keep us coming back year after year.”
With seven years under their belt, Bev and Maurice have faced their fair share of trials within their business but their key to success is surrounding themselves with inspiring and uplifting people and never giving up. “Events, especially Celebration, are the real turn-around for us, especially when we are feeling demotivated or feeling like we are ready to throw in the towel,” says Maurice. “They’ve helped us to get back on track and remind us why we are doing what we do every day – to help others. To achieve success in Isagenix, like any business it takes resilience and commitment.
Over time, their vision has molded and changed as the possibilities have grown. “At first, we wanted to help people get healthy. Now, it’s more than that,” says Bev. “We want to show people what is possible for them financially, if they are willing to put in the time and energy. We want to show people how they can earn time flexibility, so they can spend more time with their kids or spend their time travelling the world instead of being limited to an office. The possibilities are endless and it’s up to us to continue growing and sharing those possibilities with as many people as possible.”
Working behind the scenes to inspire and live a life of humble, servant leadership is now the pair’s priority, juggling not only growing their Isagenix business but also working with charities around Australia and Bev’s hometown of South Africa. “We love to give,” beams Bev. “There’s a charity in Victoria that we support that looks after underprivileged children. We also support a charity in Broome that feeds indigenous children and we sponsor three children in South Africa. Giving back makes us feel like we are living our purpose. It wouldn’t have been possible without Isagenix.”
*Isagenix Legacy Club 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.