Don't spill your candy in the lobby… and other sales lessons

This past weekend was one of the funnest and most productive weekends to date this year. And not always do fun and productivity meet. I spent three days in Tallahassee (a city I can now spell), at Florida State University, in sales training. That was the productive part. The fun part was the group of…

BeautyView: Roxane Polla, 2nd year medical school student (and future amazing surgeon!)

I started today with a two hour Skype video conference call with my three sisters and members of our management team and Board of Directors for Forever Laser Institut. It was noon their time in Geneva, they were eating sushi, while I was waking up and sipping coffee. It was a most fabulous way to…

BeautyView: Rachel Polla, PR Manager, Union Bancaire Privée

In the continuing quest to learn things that I did not know about my amazing sisters , I turned this week to Rachel, five years younger than I am. While she currently works in private banking, she worked with me at Alchimie Forever in Washington DC for almost a year at a time she needed a break…

Today, I hope to resist the temptation of the King Cake…

I know sugar is bad for me. I know it is bad for my waistline, and most likely for other reasons also. I am sure you know that too. Yet sometimes, I need a reminder. In particular on days such as today, Mardi Gras, a day that will be filled with sweet, sugary foods such…

BeautyView: Cyrille Polla, PR Director, Forever Laser Institut

  The next three BeautyViews I am going to publish are of my three favorite women - my three sisters. While this is requiring me to slightly bend the rule about BeautyViews (two of them are no longer directly involved in the beauty industry), after all, I made that rule up so I can bend…

BeautyView: Julie Mahloch, Founder & CEO, Bloom.com

My partnership with Bloom led me to visit Omaha, Nebraska about 9 months ago, where I discovered the meaning of "Midwest nice." It was not until this past weekend in Long Beach, CA, however, that I had the pleasure to meet the Founder and CEO of this innovative beauty / technology company, Julie Mahloch. And…