One of my best friends from college dropped by this week with an acai smoothie (thank heavens for that) and a couple of questions about doTERRA. She had stumbled across a Young Living distributor article that made all sorts of crazy claims about doTERRA leadership.
Bless their heart, Young Living’s been trying to create waves about doTERRA since 2007. It all started with an especially nasty PR campaign, which claimed doTERRA stole trade secrets/distributor lists from Young Living. When the rubber hit the road (aka when Young Living and doTERRA met in court) the claims were completely dismissed by the judge.
The more I look into things—the more I think that Young Living might just be the living/breathing version of Mean Girl’s Regina George. Gasp! And not like the pretty “I want to be BFF’s with the wig-wearing Rachel McAdams kind-of-way” but more of the “She’ll do whatever it takes to try and destroy your image to hide her own past” kind-of-way.
And if you’re thinking “that’s so not fetch,” Young Living. I couldn’t agree with you more! Let’s just say, while Young Living has been busy trying to spread rumors, a quick search of their own past reveals that their dirty laundry is, well, filthy.
Anyways, here’s the brief bit of info that I shared with friend. It’s explains why I trust in doTEERA’s execs:
David Sterling, Dr. David Hill, Emily Wright, and Greg Cook left Young Living first because they were disturbed by CEO Gary Young’s lack of ethics. Gary Young had been arrested not once, not twice, but three times for practicing medicine without a license! They were also determined to establish a standard of quality in an industry that had never had one. This commitment lead to the creation of a new standard of therapeutic quality: CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®. Eight years down the road (and 2.5 million Wellness Advocates later) they have definitely transformed the industry.
doTERRA is passionate about the power of indigenously grown plants. Accordingly, doTERRA oils are sourced from all over the world—33 countries to be exact. Most are grown in developing countries with long term contracts because doTERRA execs want to give back to developing communities, while also sharing their distilled plant power with all of us.
Unlike Young Living’s Founder Gary Young’s sketch past (we’re talking mailorder degrees, three arrests, and even attacking family members with an axe—seriously) doTERRA’s leadership is actually inspiring. Think David Sterling, who (before creating doTERRA) successful rescued a failing company and tripled its revenues in just three and a half years. Furthermore, Dr. David Hill is a renowned integrative medicine physician.
Anyways, to top it all, doTERRA grew to be a billion dollar company even faster than some of the biggest names out there—including Amazon, Netflix and Apple. This last year doTERRA was named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes magazine. In fact, doTERRA was listed at No. 10 of the top 250 midsize employers nationally. With numbers like that, you know the leaders are doing something right.
Hope this helps!