Sheri Meissner Leads Team Empower in Sharing FOREVER
On Friday, September 14, a wonderful team of hardworking and passionate FOREVER Ambassadors, led by Senior Executive Ambassador Sheri Meissner, reached the $1,000,000 mark for 2018 sales. We at the Home Office couldn’t be more thrilled, not only because of the obvious commitment that Sheri and her team (Team Empower) have made to FOREVER, but also because of how many people have discovered FOREVER through their sharing efforts!
Sheri has been a FOREVER Ambassador since Spring 2015. She heads up a team of 1,689 other Ambassadors. When she’s not sharing FOREVER, Sheri is likely spending time with family and friends or at kids’ activities. She and her husband Josh live on a large dairy farm near Chili, Wisconsin and have three children: Emmett (16), Jordana (14), and Dawson (11).
“Team Empower was founded on the idea of the power of one,” Sheri told me when asked about the team’s success. “One person, one group, one conversation at a time. The key is getting out there as a FOREVER Ambassador and talking to people, telling them what we do. People are really wanting and looking for what FOREVER has to offer. But if people don’t know how we can help them and what we offer, how are they going to ask for help? To help people, we have to start the conversation by asking questions.”
“We’re in such a high-tech world that people think you can just post on social media or email people about FOREVER and that will be enough,” Sheri told me. “But the million dollars Team Empower sold didn’t come from general posting on Facebook or mass emailing people about sales. It came from personally connecting with people, especially face-to-face and voice-to-voice.”
Leading a team of nearly 2,000 Ambassadors has not diminished the amount of dedication Sheri has for growing her own personal sales. She balances coaching, training, and sponsoring events for her team with growing her own client base. “My goal is to talk to at least one client every day and try for face-to-face meet-ups,” Sheri said. “The way I make it happen is meeting clients or potential clients at their workplaces or talking with them on the phone during their lunch hour.”
Sheri works hard to lead her team by example. “I never want to be a lazy leader,” she told me. “I want to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. I want to be down there in the trenches with my team.” That’s part of what makes her such a great leader: she understands what her team members are going through every day.
“Just take a look at this business,” Sheri said to me thoughtfully. “We’re only 15 Ambassadors away from 6,000. FOREVER recently was ranked as #896 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. The human interaction FOREVER offers – Ambassador to client support, the amazing Support Team, and the home office in general – is truly unique. There’s no better support out there. The time to share FOREVER is now!”
At the end of the day, Sheri looks at hitting the $1,000,000 goal not as a money-making achievement, but as a sharing achievement. “Just think of how many people this team has helped!” she exclaimed. We all know that everyone needs FOREVER. It feels amazing to know that the word is truly getting out about the FOREVER memory-keeping solution! Team Empower – and every single FOREVER Ambassador – is making a difference in families’ lives every day just by sharing FOREVER.
Congratulations to Sheri, Team Empower, and every FOREVER Ambassador who is dedicated to our mission of sharing and preserving photos for generations. Learn more about becoming an Ambassador here.