Jet-Setter Turned Stylist, 30 Seasons with cabi
Before cabi, I was a flight attendant. We all had to take a 40 percent pay cut, so I needed to find a Plan B to fill in the gap. When my sister Mimi called and said, “You need to be a Stylist with cabi,” I thought, “I’ve never sold anything before in my life.”
When I looked at the business plan, I gathered the smartest people I knew and asked their advice. They all said, “This is the real deal, and you owe it to yourself to give it a shot.” The airline bankruptcy was probably the best thing that ever happened to me because it brought me into cabi!
I’ve learned everything I need to know about having a successful business by being with cabi and sticking with it, and over the years, I’ve found that everything in this business is not only learnable, it’s teachable. I’m defying the original concept of a business owner. I don’t have an MBA, I didn’t go to graduate school, and yet, I have my own business. I lead a group of successful women and I do it confidently.
Cabi’s DNA is about the betterment of women. The most satisfying thing to me about leading others is knowing I take a role in walking alongside other women as they achieve their goals.
I’ve grown so much through being a leader—and it’s benefited so many different parts of my life. I communicate differently with my family members; I’m a much better listener and I’m more patient. I’m much more of a team player all the way around.
I get goosebumps thinking about where cabi is going to go in the future, because I know where we’ve been. I have seen the heart and the brains of this company and the momentum we have. There are no limits for what we are going to be able to do in the future!