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About Shana

Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing what this site is all about. Not too long ago, I took a chance on Network Marketing, and little did I know at that time how it was going to change my life forever. 

I grew up with a Brady Bunch style family with six of us all living in a small 3 bedroom townhouse. Life was simple; we didn’t have much extra at the end of the month. My mother was a hardworking house cleaner, my step-father a garbage truck driver, and I didn’t really know my dad all that well. With all that being said, we made due with what we had; I never really felt like I went without. I also recognized that I didn’t have the same kind of “things” that my friends had. Looking back now and thinking about my childhood, watching my parents work hard to make ends meet was a huge driving force for me. I love my mother, but I really feel that life happened to her, and she never got to pursue her personal dreams and goals because she was always working hard so my sister and I didn’t miss a beat, keeping us fed, clothed and a roof over our heads.

She may not realize this, but what she has given me during this pivotal time growing up was some crazy work ethic to never stop digging deep to make things work and to make my life happen on my terms and not let life happen to me.  Mom, if you are reading this, I love you to the moon and back, and you are a huge reason I am so darn determined!

Let’s fast forward! I graduated college as a graphic designer and moved to the big city (Toronto) where I took my first graphic design job. I was loving my career, but I also felt ready to be a mom.  When my kids came into the picture I eventually landed back in my hometown closer to family and support. I also landed a great in-house design position with a large insurance agency. From the outside, I had an amazing job: the pay was good, straight hours and lots of benefits. After a couple years there I quickly realized that I was at the top of my pay scale for my position, and there was not really anywhere else I could go.

I had hit the ceiling in my career at the ripe young age of 35. 

Like seriously. Now, what…?

My husband was running his own company and working from home at the time. When I would race around and have to leave for work in the morning, he was able to meander into his office at his own pace in shorts and flip flops. He worked hard, but on his own schedule. I wanted to do this too! I wanted it bad, but knowing what it would take for me to do this as a graphic designer, even if working with my husband, would be nearly impossible financially. So HOW?! Well, the chance to find out was soon to come…

On my last maternity leave with a 4-week old baby and two other small children, I was introduced to network marketing.

I bought some product for my baby and was left some skincare samples to try. After falling in love with the products, I wanted to know more about the business. I had no idea what network marketing really was. I was really just looking for the discount on my personal products. After sharing with my husband that I wanted to do this business, he put on the brakes to do some research on the industry first before I dove in. He came back to me the next day and said that he thinks this industry has real potential, and if I want to go for it, he’s behind me 100%. His only request was that I treat it like a business and not do it halfway. We had a 4-week old baby and two other kids under the age of 8. It didn’t seem like the optimal time to start a business, but I was determined, a hard worker and very coachable. We would make it work. 

Excited about this opportunity and being new to the industry, I never REALLY knew the potential of the big picture.

I was just talking to my friends, family and whomever else I met and shared a great product. I was about 6 months into my business when I attended my first company conference. Money was really tight with me being off work, but we decided that it was important, and we’d make it happen. So I left kiddies for 4 days with my husband and off I went.

This is where I had my first great big “OMG this is for realsies” aha moment! I saw the big picture. I saw the potential. I saw women on the big stage, heard their success stories and realized they were JUST LIKE ME! They were everyday women, just like me,  that took a chance and didn’t quit. I had found my tribe that weekend. I could do this, and I will.

I left there so inspired, and so driven with only one goal in my vision and that was to be one of those women standing on that main stage sharing my story. 

I returned with a passion like no other. My immediate goal was to make enough income to be able to retire from my job before my maternity leave was over. And, I did just that. And the next year, I was walking across that stage at my company conference! 

Fast forward 5 years and my team and I made it to the top of my company’s compensation plan, and we are just getting started!

This journey has brought me many rewards, but the most rewarding part has been helping others learn the benefits of starting a network marketing business. Seeing how this profession has helped so many men and women, I knew I could help my team find success and gain more time with their families and loved ones, have more money to travel and leave jobs they were unfulfilled in. I am very grateful to be part of that success, and it’s my desire to help other people achieve the same that has led me to develop Girlfriends’ Guide to Network Marketing. 

Helping others find their way through this amazing profession has become a passion of mine.

I share what I’ve learned through my own ups and downs of this business to help others keep going and keep growing! No matter what company you’re with, the basics of what we do in Network Marketing are the same – connecting with people and sharing what we love. 

Along the way, personal development has been key to success in my journey.

I’ve completed many courses and attended many conferences that included training from Tony Robbins, Eric Worre, Sir Richard Branson and other 7 figure earners. I’ve taken part in programs with Sonia Stinger, Bob Heilig and Brandon Barber. I’ve consumed countless books on bettering myself for success and happiness. I will be bringing this experience to you.

I’ve come a long way. I’m not a salesperson. I’m not a Network Marketing Guru. And, I am nowhere near done learning. I’m coachable and strive to make myself a little better each day and help others do the same. 

And yes, I do all this while leading my busy life as a wife and mother of three kids so I’ve become really good at squeezing it in between being there for them. The whole reason why I started this in the first place was my family. I’ve always said this from the day I started my business… if I can do this, so can you. 

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. I can’t wait to get to know you.

xo 

Shana

Hi, I’m Shana

I help girlfriends keep moving and shaking in their network marketing business.
I look forward to inspiring you to never give up!

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The Girlfriends’ Guide to Network Marketing is all about helping you achieve your goals in your network marketing business and in life in general. I’m here to help you learn the business and provide tips and instruction to get you up and successful as quick as possible.