This week’s business spotlight is a woman I met 3 years ago. She impressed me then with her vast knowledge and passion for what she does, and she continues to impress me today.
Jenna was born and raised on the North Shore of O’ahu and after marrying her husband Brad, they moved to his home country of New Zealand where they lived for 7 years. They grew their little family with two beautiful daughters before moving back to Oahu in 2013. Around this time, Jenna was introduced to doTerra oils and began her families journey into health and wellness. Jenna is also a trained doula and owner of Mālama Momma. Without further introduction, meet Jenna Clarke, from Mālama Momma!
Me: How did you get started in doTerra Oils and how long have you been using them?
Jenna: I had them shared with me about 3 1/2 years ago by a friend. Then, when I came home to Hawaii, exactly 3 years ago, I had a very compelling experience with them and I literally went running to my friend and said “I need to learn more. These are miraculous.” So I went to my very first class with her and ordered my first bundle of oils. She was super sweet and introduced me to the business opportunity, even though she knew I had a professional career. She basically just did what she is taught to do in this business model, and that is to make sure she shares it with others. And at first my response was, “Oh, you’re so sweet, but I ‘m not interested.” But she invited me to some social informational evenings and I was so impressed with the business model and with the women that were creating financial freedom and time freedom here in Hawaii. I was at a point in our lives where my youngest daughter was 5 months old and I was going to take time off to be with her anyway. I came home that night and said to my husband, “If they can do this, I can do this!” And the rest is history.
Me: How many people do you currently have in your team?
Jenna: Gosh, we just had 43 new members join this month. We have about 560 people on our team at the moment and they span the globe, from Western Australia, all the way to Maryland and The Netherlands.
Me: How has essential oils changed your life?
Jenna: For us it has been a complete ninety degree turn towards what we believe is optimal health and optimal wellness. Brad and I already didn’t like to take medication and we already ate fairly well, we were Foodies. And as a rule, Foodies eat well, but they also eat a lot of cheese, breads, meats and lots of wine. But now we are doing more whole, pure foods. Learning what they can do for our bodies and learning about what we know intuitively from my professional background in public health, which is all about prevention rather than cure. Now we are able to live out, and work our lives around our beliefs and philosophies of wellness. And it has been a complete shift to know that plant based medicine really does work. It has totally empowered us because we have all the tools we need. We haven’t been to the doctors for an illness or taken over the counter medications for over 3 1/2 years.
Me: Tell me a time when you feel you made the most impact on a client’s life because of doTerra.
Jenna: Oh my goodness! How do I pick the best story? Ok, so the one that comes to mind the most is my friend, who is now a business partner, because her life was transformed by doTerra Oils. She came to a class of mine about 2 1/2 years ago and she was at her wits end. Her husband was home from work, he’s a hospice nurse in Texas and he came home to Hawaii. He was on the couch for about 9 months in excruciating pain and they didn’t know what to do. He’s a retired Army Officer and Tripler was pumping him with all kinds of narcotics because he was having such bad migraines and was in so much pain that he couldn’t get off the couch. She came to this class and just knew this was what was going to change their life. She bought the Home Essentials Kit with the defuser and all the key oils. I said to her, “Why don’t I just come and do a zyto scan for him”, (which measures our biochemical markers and figures out which oils we need to bring our body back into alignment?) Because I am an aroma touch technique practitioner, I offered to go and do that for him as well as use the zyto scanner. So I went to their house and figured out what oils he needed for what was going on in his body and I gave him the aroma touch. Within a couple of days, he went from a 10 to a 7 on the pain scale just by using the few basic oils she had first ordered, and then when we implemented a couple of the specific oils he had registered for on the zyto scan, he went from a 7 to a 3, and this is literally over a course of days, after months and months of being in pain. Then he went from a 3 to off the couch, totally functioning and went back to work. And their story is just so amazing. It restored their marriage. It restored his health. And it brought such healing. And now they use the oils on a daily basis.
Me: Which oil do you sell the most of?
Jenna: Well it’s hard to say because some of them come in a combination, but probably the Home Essentials Kit, with the free diffuser is the most popular thing ordered.
Me: So, if you had to choose, which oil can you not live without?
Jenna: Actually that’s a hard one. I love the aroma of Balance. That is my favorite. But if I had to choose one that I couldn’t live without, it would have to be Frankincense because that covers a few of my favorite oils, like Balance and it’s like OnGuard in that it boosts immunity and fixes things.
Me: So when you aren’t running your doTerra Business, where can we find you?
Jenna: Hiking or at the beach, or hanging out playing board games with friends and drinking wine.
Me: What is your favorite thing to do that you can’t do anywhere else than Hawaii?
Jenna: So this is my favorite thing about Hawaii, being able to wear a bathing suit and go to the beach 365 days a year if we want to. Even in New Zealand you need to be cautious during the summer time because the weather is so intense and changes so quickly. You’re either burning up or you’re freezing. You can get all four seasons in a day. Where as in Hawaii there isn’t very much variation in the weather.
Me: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Jenna: Probably to put God first in all that we do. My faith is an integral part of who I am as a wife and a mom, so I think it would be to make sure you put God first in all things.
Me: So where is you favorite place to eat here on Island?
Me: What is your favorite book?
Jenna: Right now, my new favorite book is “The War of Art.” I don’t have one that I keep reading over and over. I always just default to the latest one I’ve read.
Me: What is your favorite movie?
Jenna: One that I can watch all the time, and I don’t know why I like it, but it’s “The Devil Wears Prada.” If you were to just throw something on, I never get sick of that movie. I could watch it over and over.
So, if you or anyone you know who may be suffering from ailments and would love to be off their medications, feel free to contact Jenna and ask about her free consultation. Or follow her on Facebook at Malama Momma for her most up to date announcements.
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