From 1987-2012, I was active in helping my husband, David Selvey, start and run his heating and air-conditioning businesses in Chattanooga, TN and then later in Rossville, IN. The thought of running my own business had never entered my mind. If it had, I would have come to the conclusion that I could NEVER do that! Something amazing happened though. I joined as a wholesale ambassador for Plexus Worldwide in June 2015. Little did I know that these natural plant-based supplements would take my life in a different direction, both health-wise and in the area of personal growth.
This shy, introverted lady became passionate about sharing something that had changed and re-oriented her life! I had something of value and I wanted others to experience the health and wellness benefits. Before I knew it, I had several family members and friends become customers or join my team. A business had been born. I was making a difference and I loved it!
As my team started growing, I began struggling. Doubts and fears settled in. Could I be a leader to this sizeable team? Could I help them become leaders of their own teams? My desire to love, serve, and add value to others led me to make the decision to continue this growth journey and become a lifelong learner and leader. I faced my fears and started walking through them.
AWBO is part of this journey. Melony Ramsey invited me earlier this year and after visiting two times, I knew this was an organization I wanted to be a part of. The value, friendships, emphasis on giving to the community, and professionalism drew me in. I am honored to be Secretary.
Independent Senior Gold Ambassador
Plexus Worldwide #417947
By Kerri Wagner - Bark Avenue Day Spa
I joined AWBO in 2002, after starting a computer business. We needed to get our name out and meet other business owners. It was one of the greatest things I did for my career. After changing professions in 2008 and opening Bark Avenue Day Spa, a pet grooming salon, I remained active in the group and became President in 2011.
Meeting such great ladies and learning from them has been priceless. The educational speakers that I have heard over the years have given me the confidence to be a business owner. It's also very rewarding to be able to help raise money for a charity during the year! It's great to know other women business owners in town so that we can help each other grow our businesses and make our dreams a reality. I am so grateful to be a part of AWBO!
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