The Launch Of My New Business – ODEEVA!
EXCITING NEWS!! I am so proud to announce my new adventure. As the VP of Odeeva, I am thankful everyday to be a part of such a wonderful journey alongside inspiring people that make me laugh everyday. What is life without laughter? It is so important for me to build a company with a purpose to inspire women that’s edgy, different and one that women would love to talk about and be a part of! Odeeva is a subscripton based company that delivers women their “essentials” every month but with a fun twist. Each personalized box will give loads of information on health, love, sex, romance, hot topics, products, treatments and so much more! We will also send you notifications on your health, your cycle, necessary appointments all with a humorous twist.
With this BLOG, I’m excited to share with you my own personal moments, behind the scenes of the company, inspirational quotes and stories, as well as super cool educational information for women! This will be the place where women can go to discuss a variety of topics.
As the first blog entry I decided to be transparent and share with you a little bit about myself and how the company began. If any of you know me from my TV career, you’ll be quite surprised as I don’t usually share my personal life but this company came at a time in my life that I decided was worth taking about.
Now here is where I get real… Sometimes life moves you in directions you would have never thought or expected. I’ve been on TV for over 15 years and have had a very successful hosting and acting career, which I still love to continue to do, but in the last few years I became more and more unfulfilled. I went through a very difficult personal and professional set of circumstances and it literally took the best out of me. Not able to be my best in any aspect of my life, things started to crumble. At this point, I knew I wanted more out of my life and needed a change. So, I faced every FEAR I had and left my marriage AND my current TV Show all within 8 months of each other. So, at 45 years old and a single mom I was faced with reinventing myself. Which I now know is quite common in my generation. Maybe you can relate?
After a year of riding an emotional rollercoaster trying to figure out where this next chapter would lead. The one thing that I kept thinking about was that I wanted to fulfill my greater purpose and dream of inspiring women around the world. I’ve had this dream since the age of 11. A big crazy dream? You BET! BUT, I had absolutely no idea how I was going to do that given where my life was at only a year ago. From the days where I traveled across North America giving inspirational speeches to women and teens as Miss World Canada, I never felt a greater purpose and love for what I was doing and contributing.
A few months ago a dear friend of mine, the amazing David Harris, who I haven’t spoken to in a few years, called me to discuss a seedling of an idea he had. An idea that could grow into something incredible and that contributes to life, makes a difference and inspires women. When I picked up the phone the first thing I heard was
“HELLO to THE PERFECT WOMAN!” Not expecting this at all I became overwhelmed with emotion mainly because I knew he meant it and I guess I needed to hear it.
We met up later that week to discuss the idea of Odeeva and how we could grow this into not just a subscription business delivering “essentials” to the doors of women, but more importantly grow it into becoming a company that gives back, that educates and inspires. I want to inspire women to live life on the edge, enjoy life more and know that its much more interesting being imperfect! Even if we feel like we need to reinvent ourselves at 45 years old, I want to give women the courage to know they can do anything they put their minds to. Through Odeeva and what this company means to us, we want to make that happen. This is more than a subscription box company, it is a lifestyle.
David and I have put together the most incredible team of friends we believe in, that have the same purpose in life as we do to join us! We are having the most incredible time working with such a fantastic team that is growing everyday. going to work is FUN and as we add more members, Ill throw it into the blog so you can see who we are and who we are becoming.
On a philanthropic level, which is also VERY important to me. We want to help women who don’t have access to basic hygiene products and make them feel good about themselves again. I had no idea there were so many women who are forced to go without! Can you imagine not being able to afford or have access to tampons, soap, wipes, razors and things most of us living in the US take for granted? Can you imagine what that does to someones self confidence, esteem and self image?
Odeeva can make a difference, contribute, inspire, love, share, and grow to be company we believe to become so much more than just a subscription company.
Please be a part of the launch and take this quick survey below! I’m still gathering information on what women want and what they are most interested in. We need a few hundred more surveys filled out to make the launch of ODEEVA even more amazing.
Much much more to come….