is probably one of the most highly recognized authorities in the world
on Direct Sales/Multi-Level Marketing. Her love of, expertise in,
and dedication to the industry is based on over 40 years of successful,
practical, hands on experience. Called "The Consultants Consultant,"
she is the speaker, author, trainer and consultant of choice by start
up ventures and established MLM companies alike around the globe.
Her highly acclaimed international seminar series,
aptly titled "NO HYPE - JUST HOW" is testimony of her
proven methods on which she built a Million Dollar Distributorship
and several multi million dollar companies. An outstanding trainer,
Doris has been part of the Entrepreneur Series, sponsored
by Jeffrey Babener & Associates, Successful Women
in Network Marketing, sponsored by Money Makers Monthly,
innumerable company kickoffs, meetings and conventions, and numerous
industry trade shows and conferences. All attendees leave with the
knowledge that has been the catalyst to help many achieve their
own personal MLM success.
Doris has a unique and broad background in Direct
Sales (party plan) & Multi-Level (Network) Marketing, including
just about every field, staff and corporate level position known
in the industry. She gives credit to being trained by the very best*
to help make companies profitable. In the spirit of a true entrepreneur,
she cofounded two MLM companies. One, AloEssence Cosmetics, enjoyed,
in 1976 (before fax on demand, conference calls, low long-distance
rates and the Internet, etc.), over 50,000 Distributors in two countries.
This experience, as well as meeting with many of the nations regulators,
has served clients well when she has been called as an expert witness.
Doris has several books in the final editing
stage. One, a "Guide To Setting Up, Building & Running
a Financially Sound MLM Company" and "ONE +++ ONE
= SUCCESS" is a Step By Step Guide to a multi-million dollar
Distributorship. Both are destined to become textbooks for MLM.
Her "History of the MLM Industry," "Wanted,
Top Distributors or How To Put On The Best Opportunity Meeting Possible"
and "The Life of the Party", the ultimate party
plan manual, have been published in industry trade journals.
She has taught adult education courses on MLM for The Learning Annex
and contributed to Entrepreneurs manual on MLM and
"Home Businesses You Can Buy," a book by Paul &
Doris has written numerous articles for national
publications and has been interviewed (quoted and misquoted) by
all current and past industry publications as well as Venture,
Entrepreneur and it's "sister publication"
Business Start Ups, Today's Woman, Gentlemens Quarterly,
Money, Success and other magazines, more than once. Doris
has appeared on numerous radio talk shows, NBC Today Show
(TV) and on cables Person to Person. She has been mentioned
or quoted in most books about the industry and one book (Street
Smart Networking by Robert Butwin) has been dedicated to her.
She has been featured in articles in the business section of newspapers
(including The Times of London and the Los Angeles
Times) as well as publications in foreign languages. She
has served as a keynote speaker in the US; Canada; Mexico, England;
Norway; Hong Kong; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
All of the above has presented Doris with the
opportunity to promote the benefits of Multi-Level/Network Marketing
on a global basis. In addition to working with clients in the countries
mentioned, as an Executive Consultant for The Wood International
Group (TWIG), a leading MLM management and consulting firm, Doris
has also worked with companies in Switzerland, Australia, South
America, South Africa and Pacific Rim countries as well as hundreds
of companies in the United States.
Doris' contributions to the Network Marketing
industry have been recognized and honored by the trade press, industry
leaders and academia. MLMIA presented her with its first Hall
of Fame Award in 1989. In 1999 she was one of eight people,
out of over 30 million Networkers Worldwide, chosen for the International
Network Marketing Hall of Fame. She sits on the Board of Advisors
for the Graduate Business School, University of Illinois, Chicago
and works with the ongoing program at University of Texas, El Paso
and Sheffield Resource Network. Doris has also been honored by Who's
Who Worldwide Registry as confirmation and recognition of
her standards of achievements.
From 1985 to 1996 and again currently, she has
served as President (Chairman) and Executive Director (President,
CEO) of the Multi-Level Marketing International Association (MLMIA),
the highly respected industry trade organization she cofounded representing
all MLM companies, suppliers and distributors worldwide. Today,
in addition to heading the Association, Doris is a lifetime Board
Member and President Emeritus of MLMIA, called the Association for
Among her proudest accomplishments are her children
Keith, Kim, Debbie (niece), Dwayne and Doug (the latter three are
part of her nine by adoption) and her three grandchildren, Lauren,
Peggy Sue, and Taylor, high achievers all. If all those she has
mentored (and is justifiably proud of) were mentioned it would take
another page, at least.
She finds time for everything and everybody.
Currently she also heads MLMRadio.com, an Internet radio station,
"The Voice of Network Marketing Heard Round the World".
Understanding the Internet, she will soon launch MLM Tradeshow and
Her published mission statement: "Strengthen
Multi-Level Marketing Around the World"
* Doris gives credit to the following as
her MLM business mentors. Texene Long, who first recruited her,
Charles Collis (founder, President, Coppercraft Guild, Princess
House, Heart to Heart). Blanche Viano (founder, President, Judy
Lee Jewels). Brownie Wise (when after building Tupperware (President)
and Vivian Woodard (President) she became a Consultant). Don Launius
(founder, President, Star Maker and Miss Black America Cosmetics).
Benjt Helsten (cofounder Oriflame, Sweden, founder, President, Oriflame,
US). Max Skousen (cofounder AloEssence). David Gufstofson (cofounder
PCA) and numerous other corporate executives, the outstanding industry
experts of the Board of Directors of MLMIA and Distributors too
numerous to mention. Last, but far from least, Michael Sheffield,
a competitor of the highest caliber, close friend and co-founder