Tracey has been in the Direct Selling / Network Marketing industry nearly 30 years. She started out very shy at the age of 19 with her business (not that she knew she had a business), she was working full-time and had a little direct selling thing on the side. Little did she know that her personal life would also be impacted by working with amazing, strong caring women.
Tracey saw her mother working in both Avon and Nutrimetics very early on, she was 12 when she was first introduced to skincare and still uses direct selling products from her skincare, makeup, home etc now.
Working as a babysitter and ironing chick she knew how to work for the $$. When her mother was sick with stomach cancer at the age of 13, Tracey did her schooling, looked after her siblings and worked her mother’s cleaning business too. Never afraid of hard work ever, Tracey was working f/time over the school holidays to pay for her education. She used this money saved to pay for her books and Year 11 and Year 12 fees. Studying, working part-time and was out of home at 16 so had all the responsibilities of keeping a home too.
Direct Selling entered her life and it changed so many things, what you ask? Good question, Tracey was the shy one that would sit at the back of the room watching others go up and receive things, get the recognition etc. The first time she got up and received her first ribbon is still imprinted in her mind of the clapping and recognition, she has always been told she wasn’t wanted by her mother and this was a bit shock to her system.
In 1990 Tracey flew from Perth to Melbourne to see the ‘bigger’ picture of her company, that year one of the people in the upline won Queen of Sales – It was so great to be able to watch that moment. She came back and her marriage broke down at 22, she stopped doing her Direct Selling biz for a short time to re-focus on her emotional well-being. She knew she had to leave, she wasn’t happy and because of her new found confidence she did.
The October of that year Tracey had a very serious car accident and she contemplated going back to her ex-husband but realised that would not be fair to her or him. She stuck at it and never regretted her decision.
Tracey moved in 1994 to Melbourne because he father had fallen from an 8ft scaffold broke his back and she wanted to be closer to extended family. She found a local meeting and joined in, they welcomed her with open arms and she learnt so much about customers and team that she wanted more from her Direct Selling business than she ever had before.
Her step-mother told her she wouldn’t hold a party for her so she had to start with strangers. This was before mobile phones, internet and social media. YES old school pounding the pavement. Cold calling, meeting people out etc.
So as you can see Tracey has seen the good, the bad and the ugly. She has been with a few different companies over the years with big teams, hundreds of customers and such confidence in all aspects of her life. Tracey has won trips and went to Dallas in 2000 for 10 days with her company, she got to see the bigger pictures.
She used her skincare knowledge to align herself with another company from 2012 to 2016 which was in pre-launch, so she knows what it is like to be in a new company and one that is established. From 2016 she launched Success in Ethical Direct Sales, which then became Excelling in Direct Sales to now being Ethical Direct Selling Group.
Her focus is to provide women in the industry a safe place to learn back to basics skills that will set them up to go from hobby to business mindset. She wants to use her knowledge to impact their lives in a positive way, being ethical in her approach to mentoring and training.
Ethical Direct Selling Group stands for ethics, integrity and we do this with our online programs and mentoring program. We do this because of wanting to make the direct selling industry better and to help it be more professional.
We want people to see that you can made real money in the industry with ethical selling. Spamming is dead relationship are alive and well. We offer the benefit of over 30 years experience in sales. To show them there is a better way to work and working SMARTER is the best thing.
Ethical Direct Selling Group have a working environment that is based on equality for everyone