Saturday, June 4, 2011

My Trip to Shaklee Headquarters

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I am so excited to share this post with you!!!
A couple of weeks ago,  I was able to attend Shaklee’s New Director Conference in at Shaklee’s Headquarters in Pleasanton, California.   This was an earned trip that was completely paid for! :)  Can’t beat that!!!
I had an AMAZING TIME!!!
I took a TON of pictures!!!  (I won’t show you all because that would take you all day to look at them, lol.)
But I did want to share these with you because I know that a lot of you are just hearing/learning about Shaklee and I thought that this would be a great way for you to get to know the company a little better.  Shaklee is not just any corporation, Shaklee is all about helping others!  When you join Shaklee as a member or distributor, you join the Shaklee family!! 


But most importantly, all of us at Shaklee are in this because we want to do our small part. And each of our small contributions put together will create that major change we wish to see in the world.
We're proud of the work we do and the people we work with.

Here are some pictures of the front of the building.
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Here I am sporting my Get Clean Shopping Bag, lol!  (I love these and have 7 now!)
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My friend (also a Shaklee Distributor) went with me on this trip because my husband couldn’t take off work!
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The building was designed by world-renowned architect, Gensler, to make a people-friendly, earth-friendly space that reflects Shaklee’s commitment to Living in Harmony with Nature. No matter where you are in the building, you can see sky, trees, hills and fields. Advanced architectural design brings the beauty of outdoors inside with natural light, natural materials, and natural colors.
Before I show you some of the the back and inside photos,  I wanted to share some sweet details with you about Shaklee’s Headquarters and what was used to make it:
Sustainable building materials such as wood panels and doors that were harvested from certified sustainable forests.
Carpet squares from Interface that are made of recycled materials
Task chairs made of recycled materials.
Carefully landscaped grounds that are a living herbal library representing the botanical ingredients in our products.
Motion sensors that turn equipment and lighting on and off to conserve energy.
Window shades controlled by electronic sensors that allow 80% of the light in while shading the building interior spaces from heat. 
Low-E glass used throughout the building to promote maximum energy efficiency.  
Under-floor air distribution for energy efficiency and indoor air quality
Sweeping open spaces that encourage a healthy flow of ideas, information, and, of course, fresh air.
Gathering spaces around a family-style hearth and gas fireplace.
Intelligent site orientation and proximity to public transportation.
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At Shaklee, we're part of a movement to make people and the planet healthier. Inspired by the visionary works of 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai and her Green Belt Movement, Shaklee began a tree-planting campaign across the United States and Canada on Earth Day 2006, encouraging the company's 750,000 Members and Distributors to organize tree-planting events at the grassroots level in their respective communities.
Earth Day 2009, Dr. Wangari Maathai, Global Ambassador for the Shaklee A Million Trees, A Million Dreams campaign, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and CEO Roger Barnett plant the 1 millionth tree at the Shaklee World Headquarters in Pleasanton, California.
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Here is the front desk with flags from all the countries that Shaklee in right now!  (soon to be in 50 countries!)
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They have most of Shaklee’s products on display!!!  (I am happy to say that I have most of their products in my house, can you tell that I LOVE SHAKLEE, lol?)
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Did you know Shaklee has…

Over $250 million invested in clinical testing, research, and development
Over 83,000 tests annually for product quality
Over 100 scientific papers, 90 of them published in peer-reviewed journals
Quality far beyond industry standards
We think health is the most important thing in the whole world.  Without it, you have nothing else.
So everything that goes into every Shaklee bottle is designed to make you healthy. And to do it so well you tell your friends about it.
Dr. Shaklee's vision was to give people the wealth of health. We still think that's the best idea to build a company on.
I LOVE Shaklee’s supplements!  My family has been using them for almost 13 years now!   Go HERE to learn more about what makes Shaklee different than ALL the other companies out there.
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I personally TAKE and LOVE Shaklee’s Vitalizer for women and Vivix!
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Here is Shaklee’s sports line right before they changed the label! I have been recommending these products for years!
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Ahhh,  Here is Shaklee’s amazing Inch Loss Plan called Cinch!  I am Certified Personal Trainer and recommend this line for anyone that needs to lose 5 - 100+ pounds!!!  It really works and tastes great!
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Here are Shaklee’s amazing line of the highest quality protein powders on the market!  I love this one the best!
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One of my FAVORITE Shaklee product lines is the Children’s Health Line!  It is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! I give my kids the mutli-vitamin/mineral and DHA chews daily along with the chewable Cs.  I am proud to say that my kids have NEVER been on a prescription medication before!!!!
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I also use Shaklee’s hair and body care lines!  The Nourishing Scalp Treatment is great for growing new thick hair!!  ***Here is a cleaning tip!***  Use these products and you will NEVER get soap scum in your shower! again!!  I promise you that!!!  I have NEVER had to clean soap scum in my shower… EVER!
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Ok,  I LOVE this Skin Care Line!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! I have been using this line for 8 years and swear by it!  A lot of people ask me what I use on my face, so now you know!  I recommend starting with the whole system!  With just 3 minutes of Enfuselle Nutrition Therapy morning and night, in 28 short days, you'll see your skin age 10 years in reverse – guaranteed!
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You already know, I LOVE Shaklee’s Laundry Line!  They are all natural and work great!  I need that with 3 young kids!
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Here is Shaklee’s Kitchen Line! I use these products daily and can’t imagine using anything else!
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Here is Shaklee’s Hand Wash!  I love it and get lots of complements from it too!
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Here is our natural cleaning line!!!  If you don’t know what Basic H, Basic G or Scour off is yet, please check out my sidebar!  You are missing out!
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Here is one of our newest product lines,  Get Clean Water!  The ONLY water system that takes out lead!
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Moving on…they had a nice screen waiting for us!
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I thought this was neat!
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I also thought this was smart!  That light bulbs great bright when the city is using a lot of energy.
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Then, Shaklee will shut their lights off to help the city’s energy!
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What a great thing to do!
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Here is another picture of the entrance of the building.
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Here, I am getting ready to be in a Shaklee video.  (I can’t wait to show you it when it comes out!!!)
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Someone did my hair and make-up for the event! :)
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Then I took a tour of the inside!
Here is a wall of all Shaklee’s awards for being Environmental Leaders!
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At Shaklee, doing business and doing good are not mutually exclusive. We've been demonstrating that for 50 years.
As the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S., we've been on a mission to make people healthier. And we've made it part of our job to make the planet healthier along the way.
We were doing it back when green was just a color and biodegradable was barely a word. In fact, we made one of the first biodegradable cleaners ever. And we were the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral certification and totally offset our C02 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment. 
Since then, we've made it our responsibility and a conscious part of our culture to do things that help achieve positive social change. And we're committed to being a model of how businesses can help solve some of the world's most pressing problems.
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In 1915, Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee created "Vitalized Minerals," one of the first multivitamins in the world.  When he founded Shaklee Corporation in 1956, he helped pioneer both the nutritional supplement industry and a distribution method that rewards word-of-mouth referrals.
When everybody else was celebrating plastic and synthetic materials, Shaklee turned to nature—finding the purest natural ingredients for vitamins and making one of the first biodegradable household cleaners ever!!!
Here is a picture of Dr. Shaklee!!!
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Here I am standing in front of one of my favorite Shaklee products, Vivix!!!!   (It is actually Shaklee’s #1 selling product!!!)
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Here is a picture of Shaklee’s Presidential Master Coordinators!  (They make an average of almost $600,000 a year!)
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Here is a picture of Gary and Faye!  I am part of their group and they are sooo nice! :)
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Here is a wall of some of the Tiffany gifts that they gave out!  This year, I earned Tiffany hoop earrings!!! :) (I hope to show you soon!)
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Here are more awards for being Health and Wellness Leaders! (They are #1!!!!)
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Here is Dr. Shaklee’s original leather chair.
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And here is his original desk and original supplies!
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Here is a timeline of some of Shaklee achievements!
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Here,  I am sitting in Dr. Shaklee’s chair trying to look smart, lol!
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Here is a wall of some of Shakee’s Leaders!
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  Here is just the start of the wall of pictures of people who have earned Shaklee cars!
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Here is a picture of one the first products Dr. Shaklee made, called Herb-Lax!!!  I seriously LOVE this stuff.  It is great for cleaning out your colon  (something everyone should do).
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Here is what Basic H used to look like.
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Here is the Alfalfa Bottle!  There are so many benefits for taking Alfalfa!
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Here is an upstairs sitting room!
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This is what they bang when they have a million dollar day!  WooHoo!!!
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We ate a lot of great food.  I took a picture of this because was the biggest pile of chips that I ever saw, lol! 
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We also had 2 days full of conferences! 
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We learned more about Shaklee, the business, the products, etc.
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We were able to meet and ask questions to the Shaklee’s Home Office employees including their scientists and doctors!
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When the bused picked us up from our hotel, they had the red carpet waiting for us with Rodger Barnett waiting to greet us!  It was awesome!!! :)
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That is Rodger!
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Roger leads the company with one simple, yet compelling vision: The health and prosperity of people and the planet offer the greatest hope for a better world.
Analysts predict that by 2010, health and wellness will be a trillion dollar industry. Under Roger's leadership, Shaklee is in the perfect position to lead the way. It's no wonder Shaklee is about to grow explosively around the world.
rodger and me
He also  talked to all of us!  He is awesome!!! :)
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We also heard from Dr. Jamie McManus.  She is responsible for leading Shaklee's clinical research efforts in support of product development and distributor education. Prior to joining Shaklee Corporation, Dr. McManus managed Herbalife's Medical Affairs and Nutrition Education department and personally trained more than one million distributors by traveling to more than 44 countries in eight years. Dr. McManus received her M.D. with honors and completed her Residency from the University of California, Davis, and was a practicing Board Certified Family Physician for 15 years.
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  Here are some pictures from my hotel!  I loved the trees!
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We ate, played sports and went rope and rock climbing!
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We also wined and dinned in the wine country!
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They also gave out lots of gifts!
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We ate a fancy dinner!
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It was an amazing view~!
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Here I am with Dr. Jamie McManus!
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More food! 
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We drank great wine!
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Of course, we had Vivix too!
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Here was my table!
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I also earned a couple of gifts!
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Shaklee treats everyone like family! 
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I love Shaklee and feel so blessed to be a part of it! :)
Going to the Shaklee Headquarters really meant a lot to me and it makes me even more proud to work for such a great company that cares so much about people and our environment!!!
If you have been thinking about joining Shaklee as a member, please check out our new member special, here!
If you have been thinking about making a difference for your family finically, please email me today(  to learn more about the Shaklee Opportunity and what it can do for you and your family!  I can help you reach your goals! :)
Have a great day!


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