May 12, 2017
We are always thrilled to present the annual Youngevity Awards at our Convention each year. The recipients of these awards represent the best in our field—those that have risen up, reached out to others, and set the tone for leadership.
In today’s Fabulous Field Friday, let’s take a look back at our 2016 Salt Lake City Award recipients, and remember just why they were bestowed these awards.
PRESIDENTIAL AWARD: DR. LUIS ARRIAZA
This award is given to the person that most notably reflects the core values of Youngevity, and has made exceptional contributions to our organization. Just one visit with Dr. Arriaza will let you know that he’s ALL about values and contributions. He tirelessly trains, motivates, inspires and continues to raise the bar for leadership. Dr. Arriaza and his equally dedicated wife, Evelia, have built a business rooted in belief, hard work and big dreams, and we were so proud to honor them with this award.
TRAINERS OF THE YEAR: RAYMOND AND YOLANDA BROWN
This award is given to those that embody extraordinary dedication, in terms of training and communication, to Youngevity field organizations regardless of downline affiliation. Raymond and Yolanda create a culture for success and retention in their organization. They do this through training and meeting people where they’re at, in addition to putting in countless hours of support for their teams in multiple states. They are truly amazing trainers.
CLUTCH AWARD: STAN DENNISON
Inspired by Drew Pearson, a player who is known for his game-winning catches in “clutch” situations, this award goes to the Distributor who has shown extraordinary efforts as a team player, offering support selflessly. Stan is simply the type of guy who would lend you his last dollar. This attitude translates to his business as a servant leader. He is always there “in the clutch” for his team and Youngevity—even hiring a bus to bring people to Roadshow events. He and his wife, Laura, continually reach out to help others at every level and every location.
This award goes to a distributor who has shown determination and perseverance in the face of adversity. Bryan Baum was diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer six years ago. After having a football sized tumor removed, 2 years later the cancer returned. He found hope in the Youngevity message. Since that time, the doctors have not been able to determine if any cancer remains. His story of survival more than qualifies him for this award.
REBOUND AWARD: JIMMY DURAN
The Rebound Award is named in honor of NBA All Star, Theo Ratliff, to honor his determination to overcome the adversity he faced in his life. We have many in Youngevity who have also overcome significant challenges and taken charge of their own destinies. Jimmy Duran was in a terrible motorcycle accident only 15 months prior to this event. He has truly rebounded back in health and continues to me an amazing leader in Youngevity.
REBOUND AWARD: ASIF CHISHTI
Asif Chishti Born in a third world country, through a tragic accident, he lost the use of his leg and eventually his leg was amputated. Asif suffered severe discrimination, emotionally and physically, but he has risen above by working hard and going to school. He has 2 masters and speaks 5 languages. He is an advocate for teens and a motivational speaker. Asif works as a body builder and a trainer at a gym and inspire others. Asif shows the true spirit of rebounding in the face of adversity.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: CORAL GRANT
This award goes to the distributor who exhibits extraordinary growth within their first year as a Youngevity distributor by following the Youngevity simple system. Coral Grant brought her successful experience as a coach and entrepreneur into Youngevity, and parlayed that into almost instant success. She’s a tenacious business builder who leaves people better than she found them.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: CESAR OLIVAS
This award goes to the distributor who exhibits extraordinary growth within their first year as a Youngevity distributor by following the Youngevity simple system. Cesar fully embodies the spirit of this award—taking off like a rocket from the very beginning, having done in one year what it might take others several years to accomplish. He loves and lives the mission every day.
CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE: LISA CHELIUS
The Circle of Excellence Club is a group of distributors who have distinguished themselves with their efforts to train, motivate, encourage and support others–regardless of their downline affiliation. Lisa is has shown true leadership this year as she has breathed new life into her business after the transition to Youngevity only 6 months prior.
CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE: LEVI CABELLO
The Circle of Excellence Club is a group of distributors who have distinguished themselves with their efforts to train, motivate, encourage and support others—regardless of their downline affiliation. Discipline and consistency have lead Levi’s to success.
CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE: CARMEN OSUNA
The Circle of Excellence Club is a group of distributors who have distinguished themselves with their efforts to train, motivate, encourage and support others–regardless of their downline affiliation. Carmen Osuna is awarded for amazing work ethic and guidance for her team.
HALL OF FAME: JONATHAN EMORD
Jonathan Emord has been there to protect the company and help fight the FDA and develop qualified claims on behalf of Youngevity. Inductees to the Youngevity Hall of Fame are individuals who have done incredible things in the History of Youngevity.
HALL OF FAME: RICHARD RENTON
Inductees to the Youngevity Hall of Fame are individuals who have done incredible things in the History of Youngevity. Richard Renton has been with Youngevity since its inceptions. He’s worked with Doc to create the best products and continues to develop relationships with all the distributors to help the company grow.
HALL OF FAME: DR JOEL WALLACH AND MA LAN
Inductees to the Youngevity Hall of Fame are individuals who have done incredible things in the History of Youngevity. Dr. Joel Wallach and Ma Lan have been sharing the message of Youngevity for the last 20 (Plus) years. They have been the principal players in the path to optimal health and the Youngevity crusade.
What a fantastic group of award recipients we had in 2016! Join us in Dallas to see our newest award recipients this August. To see more award honorees, visit: 2016 Top Awards
Thank you for everything you do!