Local entrepreneur and businesswoman Bettaney Blake O’Neal of Tracy City has achieved the status of Mary Kay Independent Sales Director by exceeding sales and team goals set within her Mary Kay business.
O’Neal began her business as an Independent Beauty Consultant in October 2013, and as a direct result of her acumen, sales, and team building, she has achieved her new status. She will provide education, leadership, and motivation to other Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and offer new customers a personalized beauty experience with Mary Kay products.
“Becoming a Mary Kay Independent Sales Director has not only given me the ability to inspire and help other women, it also teaches my daughter that you can achieve anything you want in life if you are willing to work,” said O’Neal.
“I had no idea the day I started my Mary Kay business how it would affect me and my family, both spiritually and financially. Mary Kay is a family business in our home. I’m not only teaching other women how to become successful and confident, but each day through the eyes of my child, I’m showing our baby girl how to dream and achieve the goals you set for yourself.”
Mary Kay Independent Sales Directors emerge as leaders and mentors amongst the independent sales force,” said Darrell Overcash, president of Mary Kay, Inc. “We are thrilled to celebrate our independent sales force member’s achievements that come from hard work, professionalism, and determination.”
O’Neal recently earned the use of a new Chevy Cruze as the result of her outstanding achievements. She took delivery of her first Mary Kay career car at Russell Barnette Chevrolet in Winchester.
“This accomplishment is much more than a free car, it’s a symbol of my team and all the lives we are making a positive impact on,” said O’Neal upon receiving the car. “To my team, family, friends, and customers – thank you! This would not have been possible without the support of the truly amazing people in my life.”
In July, O’Neal joined more than 27,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company’s annual seminar in Dallas. The seminar brings together consultants from across the country and around the world to celebrate their business achievements and provide education, recognition, and motivation for the year ahead.
At the seminar, O’Neal was recognized for first runner up in the Consultant Queens Court of Sales for the Sapphire Division.
“We worked diligently this year to fulfill my daughter’s dream of going to Texas with me,” explains O’Neal. “Last year, when I arrived home from seminar, Brinkley told me she wanted to go to Texas next year. I knew that meant I needed a top three spot. I worked each day, not only for me, but for her. Together we shattered glass ceilings and gave belief to so many women that if you can dream it, you can achieve it.
“It was an honor to represent my family, friends, and customers. I give God all the glory for his guidance and direction and many blessings this year.”
As part of As part of Mary Kay’s commitment to prevent and end domestic violence, consultants were encouraged to bring gently-used professional attire to donate to domestic violence shelters as part of the Mary Kay Foundation’s seventh annual “Suits for Shelters” program. To date, the program has collected more than 14,000 pieces of professional attire for domestic violence survivors seeking jobs.
In preparation for the next phase of her business, O’Neal was invited to attend Leadership, a Mary Kay conference where she will learn valuable information and education regarding business management, marketing strategies, sales technique, and personal development.