Red Diamond leaders Geoff & Kathryn Belleville have been with Tranont since 2016, and they’ve built a vibrant organization of tens of thousands of Associates. Whether you’re just starting out or already leading a team of hundreds, there’s something for everyone in Bellevilles’ helpful leadership advice:
1. SHARE WITH PASSION
Communication skills are critical, remembering the impact comes not only from what you say, but also how you say it. Says Kathryn: “The heartbeat of your organization will always be excellent communication, but it’s about more than just tagging people in a post, assuming your team attended the All-In Call or hoping they registered for Convention—it’s about inspiring others, it’s about enthusiasm & creating energy!” Geoff recalls the early days, before their team count had reached 100: “Kathryn would call every single Associate, and we’d have group texts that would drive everyone nuts…. But we were excited, and our energy was contagious! Even now, our goal for every downline conversation is to increase their belief in themselves and their confidence in the mission of Tranont.”
2. BE A LIFELONG LEARNER
Being a lifelong learner means having a growth mindset and continually looking for new opportunities, challenges, and ideas. Kathryn explains: “A common trait among effective leaders—regardless of the industry—is a constant pursuit of growth.” Geoff and Kathryn have three suggestions for acquiring new skills and knowledge. First, only consume content that feeds your spiritual growth or your business and network marketing skills. Second, ask questions from those who are where you want to be. And third, never turn down an opportunity to step up and grow—even if it’s something outside your comfort zone. Geoff jokes that his philosophy is to: “Just say ‘yes,’ and figure out the ‘how’ later!”
3. SHOW UP TO GROW— ATTEND CONVENTION
The Convention experience shouldn’t be missed. “There’s no greater way to create momentum in your business than attending and promoting Tranont Convention. It’s essential to your success” offers Geoff. “Years ago, one of my mentors taught me that even if you’re terrible at recruiting and bad at getting customers, if you’re good at getting yourself and others to Convention, you’ll find success. And sure enough, the people on our team who emphasize attendance always outperform those who don’t. I see, year after year, the benefits of attending and promoting Tranont events.
4. RECOGNIZE ACHIEVEMENTS
Good leaders are great at recognition—for accomplishments both big and small! “A huge piece of our team culture is highlighting achievements,” notes Geoff. “People love recognition and praise. It’s a force that can electrify the whole organization.” One of the best things about recognition? It doesn’t have to cost anything! Consider welcoming new team members with a formal shout-out online, sending a handwritten note, or making a personal call of congratulations. Kathryn points out one of their favorite methods of recognition: “We invite rising stars to share their winning strategies on our weekly calls and during our leadership events. Everyone benefits from their ideas.”
5. BUILD YOUR OWN STORY
It’s important to know, especially if you’re a new Associate, that it’s okay to not have everything figured out in the beginning. Kathryn’s perspective: “Tranont leaders are built from story to story—it starts with you experiencing your first paycheck, then comes your first rank advancement to Jade, then you start to help others get to Jade, and so on. Focus on one story at a time.” “It’s the doing that teaches you the most,” adds Geoff. “Don’t hesitate or wait for all the ‘perfect’ elements to be in place—believe me, they won’t ever be. It’s not about perfection; it’s about persistence.”
So go for it! Push yourself and let your personality shine as you try some of these ideas with your team and see what happens. You’ve got this!