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Rodan + Fields

[Health & Beauty]

Why is health and beauty lumped together all the time? That was a rhetorical question.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not but my blog is sort of taking on a life of its own with regard to niche blogging. I swore I would never get into niche blogging no matter how much I read that I should.

Having been asked to blog about things related to Fashion Week Alabama in Huntsville, it has opened a whole new world to me. One in which I am loving to learn about and along the way I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting and successful people. One day soon I hope to get into a blog post about this process – to niche blog or not – that is the question for me.

This week I’d like to bring to you two people that are making their way in a somewhat new business venture with Rodan + Fields. I had the privilege of sitting down with Fern Brazda and Kay Siniard to talk about their experience with starting their own business in the health and beauty skincare consultant business.

Fern Brazda is a friend of mine and we met in a local networking group. Kay Siniard I met recently via the Fashion Week Alabama in Huntsville and the Alabama Fashion Alliance.

Rodan + Fields skincare is the latest product to hit the direct selling scene. The company was founded in 2002 but didn’t hit the consultant direct selling market until 2008.

Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields are dermatologists and the creators of Proactiv Solution. They started Rodan + Fields skincare, “to extend their vision of bringing dermatology-based skin treatment to everyone.”

So now I present Fern Brazda and Kay Siniard, independent consultants for Rodan+Fields….

First up is Fern Brazda who started her venture in December 2009 as a holiday gift to herself.

Fern partnered with Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields after having taught special education for 20 years. After the birth of her daughter, she retired from teaching to spend time as a stay at home mom.

A self-proclaimed product junkie, Fern had tried everything under the sun on her own skin. When she noticed the improved skin of her friends she inquired to what they were using as their skincare regimen. She decided to become a consultant because of the fantastic real results the products gave people. Not to mention the ground floor business opportunity and partnering with two of the most trusted names in skincare. That fact that Rodan + Feilds is a debt-free company was also a deciding factor for Fern to become a consultant.

Fern is proud to partner with Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields and shares their mission to change people’s skin and change their lives. One of Fern’s most recent accomplishments is making the list for top volume leader in sales since January 2010.

Fern’s website is

You can read the Fern’s full interview here.


Kay Siniard is also a consultant with Rodan + Fields. She is also an attorney here in Huntsville. Kay started her Rodan + Felds business in March of 2010. She is soon to be an empty-nester and wanted to explore other avenues to break free from the brick and mortar office.

Kay realizes that most people are looking for something more, whether it just be better skin or to truly wanting to change their lives. Her passion is helping people live their fullest potential and following their dreams. She loves to work with people who want a better life, are open-minded, and not willing to settle for second best.

Fashion Week Alabama in Huntsville has selected Kay to be their exclusive Rodan + Fields skincare consultant.

If you’d like to learn more about Kay Siniard you can visit her website at

Fern Brazda, Rodan + Fields Consultant

Here is my interview (in full) with Fern Brazda, one of the leading sales consultants with Rodan + Fields in the Huntsville area.

When did you start in your business?
December 24, 2009 as a holiday present to myself! My own business!

What made you decide to start your business? History?
I taught special education for over 20 years. A year after my child was born we moved from Northern Virginia to Germany. I was able to be a stay at home mother full-time…but I wanted more!

For 3 years I looked into many different home-based businesses, but could not find the right fit for me. I have always loved skincare products and I even admit I was a bit of a skincare junkie trying every new product that claimed to do miracles for your skin.

We moved to Huntsville in 2008 and I decided I did not want to go back to teaching. In the Fall of 2009 I looked at 2 of my friend’s skin and wanted to know what they were using since their skin was flawless. I found out they were consultants for Rodan+Fields a new company by the same creators of Proactiv. I had just purchased 2 products that cost $250 and thought if these products do not give me results I would try Rodan +Fields. After several months on my new products I saw no results, but my friends skin look radiant.

December 2009 I went to a business opportunity meeting. I decided then to become an independent consultant because of the fantastic real results the products gave people, ground floor business opportunity, partner with 2 of the most trusted names in skincare, debt free company, and to be one of the first consultants in Huntsville! I have never regretted this decision. I cannot believe the difference in my skin and the added income it has brought my family!

Tell me what you do.
I partner with Dr.Katie Rodan and Dr.Kathy Fields and share their mission to change people’s skin and change their lives! Changing skin and lives by giving the gift of healthy younger radiant skin and by giving people the opportunity to become entrepreneurs and work for themselves but not by themselves.

What is your dream client? Who would you like to work with?
My dream client is someone who I can make a difference in their skin and they tell all their friends and their friends tell their friends…. I would love to have someone like Gail King or Kathy Lee because they always shout out to the world about products they purchased and who they purchased it from! My business is based on word of mouth.

Who is your dream client? Who would you like to work with?
Someone like me but who does a better job…a rock star consultant who lights up a room when he/she walks in the door. A person with integrity, passion, and truly loves what they are doing in helping people change their skin and change their lives. I have a passion and a fire in me to make my business explode…I would like someone who wants the same but more!

What is one of your recent accomplishments?
Since January 2010, I have made the top volume leader list in sales for one of the fastest growing teams in Rodan + Fields!

How do you network? Build business? How do you network?
I network through networking events, The Huntsville BNI, Chamber of Commerce, Huntsville Grapevine, Friends, Family, Facebook, R+F Events, develop relationships with people I met socially or in my neighborhood, LinkedIn , Temple Bnai Sholom , volunteering at school and sports programs , if a person has skin…I network with them ☺

What is your key to success?
Patience, Passion, Perseverance, Determination, and Dreams!

Can you share a tip with the readers?
As for skincare, the one product everyone should use daily is sunscreen. UVA rays…aging rays are always around us…even on cloudy days, cold sunny days in winter, and hot sunny summer days. Reapply sunscreen every 60-90 minutes when you are outside. Protect your skin! UVA rays are aging rays! These are the rays that give us wrinkles and age our skin.

As for my business, since I am passionate about the quality of RF products and business my enthusiasm and energy attracts others to listens and purchase products or get involved by joining my team! I love making people feel good about themselves

How do you keep current in your area of expertise? Continuing education?
I am continuing my education by weekly live training webinars, calls, and attending classes, seminars, leadership conferences and conventions through Corporate Rodan + Fields or my direct business partners sponsor, reading books about the industry, and industry magazines.

What is your most rewarding moment?
My most rewarding moment is continuous, when I get calls from people telling me they love the results they get from the Rodan+Fields Products! One customer cried to me and thanked me for helping her skin become radiant again. Her malasma is now gone! She said her boss even noticed!

Community Involvement?
I am presently class mom for my daughter’s class, 2011 U8 Eastern League assistant cheerleading coach,2009-2011 Past VP for Fund Raising Sisterhood, Temple Bnai Sholom, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority Alumni member, and I will be volunteering this year at Huntsville Hospital.

Is there anything special you have coming up that you’d like to share with everyone? Events, promotions?
I will be attending Rodan+Fields 1st leadership conference this March in Nashville . It is so exciting to be part of a young company during their explosive years. I am looking for new team members to join me in this exciting endeavor!

My promotion is New Year, New Skin, and New Complexion! Every new Preferred Customer will receive one of my favorite full size products when they let me know they heard it on this blog, all new team members who build it big will receive a free regimen of their choice from me! Two great promotions until February 28th. for products and for the business.

In your own words….
I show people how to utilize a simple business system to acquire residual income while maintaining healthy skin with pharmaceutical grade products. I help men, women, and children have better self-confidence because their skin has a healthy radiant glow.

This concludes our interview.

Thank you Fern for taking the time to share your passion and time.