Our Founder of I Like Her Style Vancouver, Jody Belanger, speaks about her experience with Valentus:” I had met Gale Tracey at an event a few months back and was instantly drawn to her passion for the Valentus Products and needed to learn more. Very quickly, I was intrigued by the benefits these 100% all-natural, Health Canada approved products offer, so I had to try them. I tried the 12 in 24 Plan, which includes 3 Valentus Products to be taken daily – Prevail Non-GMO SlimROAST weightloss coffee #starbucksmeetsjennycraig, Prevail Trim, and Prevail Immune Boost. This plan is so easy and convenient to follow with only 3 drinks a day that taste absolutely delicious. Being on the road so often with work, I was initially worried how I would keep up with a plan. I was pleasantly surprised at the convenience the small packets offer – I could take them anywhere in my purse! #justaddwater. Immediately, I felt an increased level of energy, diminished appetite and cravings, mental clarity and the best part was there was no crash after my morning Prevail SlimROAST coffee. I highly recommend these products and love all the support Valentus offers you along the way – from the website with loads of information and recipes for fun ways to enjoy the product, to the guidance offered by your Valentus Rep. Gale Tracey is a woman I feel blessed to have met and now call a friend and hope you all take the opportunity to reach out to her and learn more!”
We had the pleasure of chatting with Gale Tracey and learning about her experience as an entrepreneur and how her business has changed her life:
If you had to describe yourself in one sentence what would you say?
I take pride in the fact that I am not scared to take risks, I have always been the type of person that can be relied upon to get the job done with integrity, trust, and generosity of time.
How and why did you begin your career?
I have been in the financial services industry since 1976 and the last 17 years I have been an Independent Mortgage Broker. I was not looking to start a career in Network Marketing, but I was fortunate enough to receive a phone call with an opportunity that I had no idea was going to change my life and career path.
Describe your business and what makes it unique?
My business is called Valentus and we have been given the opportunity to share healthy functional beverages and core nutrition products that are cutting edge that actually work. Our business started out basically as weightloss but over the past 2 years it has evolved to a Lifestyle company focusing on attaining and sharing Health and Wealth. Our tagline is ‘Just Add Water’ as our main products only require water and the product sachets can be carried in your purse or pocket!!!
Where did your business start out and what did you do to get it where you are today?
I started my Valentus business in August 2015 working from home in Cloverdale, BC. I initially contacted 4 key women about the opportunity of a product that could help you lose weight by drinking a coffee called Slim Roast!! That got their attention when I told them it is like ‘Starbucks meets Jenny Craig’!!! Weightloss and Coffee – they were all in!! My family and I became ‘Products of the Products,’ I safely lost 15lbs, my husband 35lbs, and my daughter 30lbs. We shared our testimonials on our personal and business Facebook sites. I learned how to market the products through social attraction testimonials on Facebook, organized Information Events, promoted the products at trade shows, and talk to everyone I meet about the products. I became Emerald in 4 months, Diamond in 6 months and Double Diamond in 7 months and will be going Triple Diamond in the next 3 months.
What do you love most about what you do?
What I love most is helping people attain good health and wealth. Seeing the positive changes
in their lives is very rewarding. I love the family environment that the CEO Dave Jordan and his wife Joyce have cultivated. It is very unique for a network marketing to have a ‘One Team One Dream’ approach!! I also love that I am business partners with my 23 year old daughter, Jenna, and my husband, Kevin, so we are in contact all the time and attend events together.
Where do you see this business in 5 years?
Our CEO Dave Jordan has a vision of how he wants his company to be compared to the other Network Marketing Company’s and it is working. Valentus has grown 1000% per year since July 2014 and we expect to have another record breaking year with our debt free company. It has been predicted that Valentus will be a household name in the next few years and a Billion Dollar business. I have no doubt that this will happen and my family and team will be there when it is.
What is the passion project you are working on now?
I have now realized that I LOVE working in my Valentus business with my team and our Valentus Family as it is a much more positive environment helping people change their lives. I have recently downsized my mortgage business by ending a relationship with a real estate office I have worked with for 17 years. I am now re-organizing to slowly pull out of the mortgage business and work in my Valentus business full-time in order to have more time, freedom, and enjoy life doing what I want to do, anytime I want to do it!!
Tell us about one/some of the most exciting projects that you’ve been part of!
I was fortunate to organize the very 1st Valentus Information Event in the Lower Mainland in March 2015 prior to our 1st Annual Conference in Vancouver in April 2015. I am now organizing the very 1st Valentus Breakthrough Regional Event at the Langley Events Centre that will have 400-500 people in attendance which is an honour to be tasked with as a Leader in Valentus.
What are a few of your Must Haves?
I have been fortunate that my businesses have allowed my to drive my dream car a 2017 White Mercedes Convertible with Red Interior, dress for success, and be able to travel anywhere we would like and will do more of in the future!!!
Who Inspires You?
We have so many amazing mentors in Valentus that inspire me for so many different reasons. I have learned so many lessons and have been inspired to study and learn from people like Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, Eric Worre, Darren Hardy who I just attended a 2 day workshop with at Whistler in April. My daughter inspires me to watch her pick up this network marketing business
without any experience and to be a natural is amazing!
What is the number one value that you take with you through your personal life that extends into your business?
What adversity have you faced in business?
Valentus leadership has actually made this journey a very positive experience with learning curves along the way but no real adversity!!
What would you like to say to young women with similar career goals?
Careers are changing in today’s world. Social Media and technology is very prominent in their daily lives and the economy is changing. Network Marketing is the way of the future and to be your own boss and not having to commute is the ideal situation and easily attained in this business. If I can do it anyone can do it!
What is your best promotion tool?
I think I am my best promotion tool. Being a Product of the Product is #1 tool!!
Why is the Lower Mainland a great place to live and work?
I am born and raised in Vancouver. I have travelled and there is nothing like coming home
to our beautiful city with the water, mountains, and diverse multi-culturalism. I will never
leave Super Natural BC!!!
“Focus on helping others to attain their success goals and they will in turn help you attain yours!” – Gale Tracey