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Kate Northrup & Mike Watts have built a 7 – figure business together over the last 5 years.

Through inspirational leadership, a knack for business structure and creating excellent team culture, Kate & Mike help thousands of people every day achieve their business and life goals. This success shines in their USANA team and leadership as well as within Kate’s online community helping women entrepreneurs, Origin, and Mike’s Business Consulting offerings. In both business partnership and marriage – Kate and Mike aim to inspire their teams to reach new heights in every aspect of their life.

– Kate & Mike

Penny and Phil Kirk

For Penny and Phil, life has been filled with the accumulation of experience.

Athletes, coaches, parents of three musician sons, and business owners, just to name a few titles, they have by choice moved twenty-four times in their thirty-seven-year marriage in an ongoing quest for new adventure, and with the intention of letting go of attachments to “stuff.”

From New York to New Mexico, from farms to monasteries, from construction companies to manufacturing supplements, they have lived a rich and varied life, uniquely qualifying them to serve as inspiration and guides to their growing family of Freedom Family/USANA Health Sciences members.

USANA’s founder, Dr. Myron Wentz, has honored them with the prestigious Dr. Wentz Vision Award for sharing his vision of true health. As co-founders of the Freedom Family along with Penny’s sister Dr. Christiane Northrup and her daughter, Kate Northrup, they bring a combined 60+ years of experience in the pursuit of health on all levels. Financial success has come as a result of pursuing their purpose and passion, and this is what they love to share.

Some notable facts:

  • Penny was a member of the United States Ski Team from 1968-1972 competing on the world cup tour.
  • Phil graduated from Suffolk University with a J.D. in Law.
  • They owned and operated a log home construction company.
  • They co-founded Advanced Nutritional Research, a pioneering company in the field of pharmaceutical grade supplements.
  • They owned and operated a lodge and youth hostel in Taos, NM
  • They are 1-Star Diamond Directors with USANA Health Sciences, members of the Million Dollar Club, former Fortune 25 members and currently were elected to serve on the Independent Distributor Council representing all US-based distributors.

– Penny and Phil Kirk | Freedom Family co-founders | Scottsdale, AZ

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After becoming acutely aware of the link between health and personal finances in both her own and her patients’ lives, Dr. Northrup along with her daughter, Kate Northrup, sister and brother-in-law, Penny Northrup Kirk and Philip Kirk, created the Freedom Family.

Internationally known for her empowering approach to women’s health and wellness, Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine and healing that acknowledges the unity of the mind and body, as well as the powerful role of the human spirit in creating health. She is dedicated to helping men and women create vibrant health on all levels.

– Christiane Northrup, M.D. | New York Times Bestselling Author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause, co-founder of the Freedom Family | Yarmouth, ME

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Dr. Karen Wolfe is an Australian physician, Health Coach, Speaker, Consultant and author.

Born in Sydney Australia, Karen graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and completed a Masters Degree in Psychology from National University in California. She worked initially in Australia as a family physician followed by 8 years of experience in the administration of national health care, wellness and senior programs in her role as the Medical Director of the Australian Government Health Service.

Karen is a board member of the National Wellness Institute. Her greatest professional passions are the areas of stress, preventative nutrition and nutritional approaches to insulin resistance and obesity and she is the author of seven books, including Give Stress A Rest and A Wise Woman’s Approach to Healing and Cancer and in her latest book is co-author with Deb Kern, Create the Body Your Soul Desires: The Friendship Solution to Weight, Energy and Sexuality.

Karen is also a Conscious Body Method coach and trainer and is very committed to the application of coaching for achieving behavioral change in wellness. She is an international speaker on wellness and nutrition she is a regular lecturer to the public as well as hospital groups, women’s conferences and professional organizations throughout the USA and abroad. She cares that her audiences get it, so her presentations often include demonstrations and participation that bring personal meaning to her audience members.

Karen lives in Mission Viejo with her American husband, daughter and two dogs.

– Dr. Karen Wolfe | Freedom Family Leader | Mission Viejo, CA

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Dr. Deborah Kern is a health scientist who dares people to live in harmony with the wisdom of their bodies.

Formerly the Executive Director of Lifestyle Enrichment at the prestigious Lake Austin Spa Resort, Dr. Kern is an internationally acclaimed speaker on mind/body/ spirit health. She is the author of Everyday Wellness for Women and co-author of Create the Body Your Soul Desires: The Friendship Solution to Weight, Energy, and Sexuality. When she is not on the road, Dr. Kern teaches her Wild Woman Workout in Austin, TX, facilitates healing retreats and also provides one-on-one life coaching sessions.

– Deborah Kern, M.B.A., Ph.D. | Freedom Family Leader | Austin, TX

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Theresa and Pepi are Creative Arts Therapists who met in Graduate School in 1993.

They attracted the Freedom Family into their lives in 2005 when their private practice, Damselfly Center, was peeking with success. Theresa was a worrier and with this success came the ‘What if’s’. ‘What if something happened to one of us’ or ‘what if something happened to the economy?’ A premonition? Well, we all know how that played out in 2008. Thankfully, nothing happened, but with the economy declining, we downsized 3 offices to 1, with a corresponding decline in income. Scary times they were.

Gratefully, we had the Freedom Family and our USANA business growing and with a little more attention, it carried us through. That year, 2008, we had a 300% increase in our income and the personal growth, as a result, was enlightening. Worry? It’s a thing of the past, mostly, due to the shift in perspective that is inherent in becoming an entrepreneur. Theresa retired as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Autism consultant and closed Damselfly Center in the Spring 2012. Our USANA business replaced her income and then some. Pepi maintains her full time job as an LCAT and Director of Day Habilitation.

As artist’s and therapist’s, It was a necessity to change both our beliefs and expectations in order to shift our attention to understanding that healing and wholeness may be delivered in more ways than we had ever imagined. That art indeed has an expansive definition if allowed. We had to realign with the notion that making a living and having a life are two different things – we chose the latter

– Theresa Haney and Pepi Diaz-Salazar | Freedom Family Leaders | Red Hook, NY

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“There is only one success—to be able to spend life in your own way.” – Anonymous

OK. So we have no idea who said that, but we certainly agree.

The question is, how? How can we fashion our lives so that we can spend it any way we choose? We want to wake up when we’re done sleeping, vacation when we want to, spend as much time working as we feel necessary, enjoy time at home with family as we like and have enough money to make all of that a reality.

It took us a while but we figured it out. It all started when we moved from New York City to Boulder, Colorado nearly three years ago—and much to our surprise (especially Ayan’s) we have been thrilled with our decision. Liza was pregnant when we decided to move and we have a hunch our little Luna was the driving force behind the whole plan. We are both acupuncturists and share interests in health, travel, food, and quality of life. As much as we love being acupuncturists, we learned quickly that there was no way our salaries would be able to pay for our daughter’s education or our big appetite for life.

That’s when we were introduced to the Freedom Family and the benefits of residual income. We haven’t looked back since. Four years later, we’re enjoying all the benefits that financial freedom brings- peace of mind being the most profound of all side effects.

– Liza Pascal, L.Ac. | Freedom Family Leader | Boulder, CO

Throughout her eclectic career, Maddy has been driven by a desire to foster deeper connection among people, and positively impact the well-being of individuals and communities.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, she was a leadership development specialist for a fortune 50 company where she was influential with leaders during a period of significant economic and competitive change. Maddy transitioned from internal consultant to executive coach, working with corporate leaders to discover and articulate unique strengths as an avenue to authentic personal growth, rewarding careers, life balance and excellent leadership. She also held roles in the aerospace, education and entertainment industries. Maddy has a Bachelor’s of Music (and an MBA) and has played the violin with string quartets, symphony orchestras, a rock band, and numerous working ensembles across the U.S.

Maddy founded Vibrant One in 2009 to inspire others to create a Healthy + Beautiful Life – promoting total wellness through lifestyle change, self-care, daily practices such as intention and affirmation, pleasure, and mind-body-spirit connection. She offers groups, tools and programs to help facilitate these shifts.

Maddy finds fulfillment in art, nature, meditation and financial freedom. She enjoys dancing, reading, travel, and being outside in the elements. She recently moved home to Maine with her husband Joe, and children Max and Ella

– Maddy Vertenten | Freedom Family Leader | Freeport, ME

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Nancy has always had a strong interest in sports and keeping her body strong and healthy.

Losing her dad on his 50th birthday to a sudden heart attack when she was only 14 changed her life forever. This forced her to have a greater awareness of what it meant to be healthy and felt nutrition played such an important role.

It was a natural progression from Nancy’s years of being a student of health, a top performing athlete and lacrosse coach to aligning herself with a company that shares her personal values and mission. Her lifetime passion for helping others improve their health through holistic measures became her career. By combining her knowledge of fitness with her expertise in nutrition and lifestyle, she is able to help her clients achieve success with their personal health goals.

Nancy, mother of 4 adventurous children, is the founder and former Varsity Coach for Golden High Women’s Lacrosse in Golden, CO and was awarded Coach of the Year 4 times during her career. Nancy and her husband Ted founded Lacrosse Outreach Foundation (LOF) in 1994, a non-profit organization providing programs and services geared towards getting and keeping young people involved in extracurricular activities, primarily lacrosse. Every June, LOF hosts The Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Jamboree, the largest 3 day lacrosse tournament in the world. Nancy and Ted are the first and only couple inducted into the Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2007.

Nancy feels her business provides her with a community of like-minded individuals who are committed to improving the quality of people’s lives through education, inspiration, leadership and empowerment. It is very rewarding to work with individuals to help them recognize and develop their own potential in the areas of health, finance, business and personal development.

“For things to change, you must change” Jim Rohn

– Nancy Baruch | Freedom Family Leader | Golden, Colorado

Once you go from hourly paid work to residual income, there’s just no turning back.

Let me just say first that I LOVE the Freedom Family! I had been searching for a product partner to bring my clients the highest quality nutrition, but what I didn’t realize was that I was also looking for a high-quality community for myself. As a solopreneur health coach who works from home, it can be really lonely sometimes, but I didn’t realize how lonely I had been until I signed up for the Freedom Family.

The Freedom Family not only provided me with the client support, it also led me to find residual income so my “work from home” is more like play from home, and a whole group of crazy people that are positive, supportive, and wonderful on so many levels. I signed up on a whim. At first, I stayed for the quality and the products. Now, I will be here for life because of the people. And to be completely honest, also for the money! Once you go from hourly paid work to residual income, there’s just no turning back.

– Laura Sprinkle

I have already been able to achieve one of my goals in just over a year in the business – to be traveling and off-the-grid with my son while simultaneously making residual income.

The Freedom Family community brings me joy. I began working with the Freedom Family and our product partner because I was clear that financial freedom was not only incredibly important to me but a legacy I want to share with my son and community. I chose the Freedom Family specifically because of their focus on conscious network marketing and the integrity and joy with which this community of wellness-minded individuals builds together. I have the support and structure I need to thrive and to be of service to so many others around their health and financial well-being.

And I have already been able to achieve one of my goals in just over a year in the business – to be traveling and off-the-grid with my son while simultaneously making residual income. It simply doesn’t get much better than that.

– Kendra Cover

What I’ve learned through the business training has helped me not only grow my residual income stream, but also helped me to double my other business’ profits in less than six months.

When I joined the Freedom Family, I was at a place in my life where financial freedom wasn’t just something I hoped to have one day, it was something I knew I needed with more urgency than ever before. With a 3 year old and a newborn, I needed the financial freedom to work on my own terms, to be a mom on my own terms, and the Freedom Family was the perfect fit – giving me the structure, support and flexibility to create a residual income stream.

Little did I know the decision to become part of the Freedom Family was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! The ripple effect of joining the Freedom Family has overflown into all areas of my life – what I’ve learned through the business training has helped me not only grow my residual income stream, but also helped me to double my other business’ profits in less than six months. Being surrounded by the experience, leadership, and support of this team is invaluable, and I’m beyond grateful.

– Sandra Hanna

I have never been so focused on my business, my finances & my lifestyle!

Working with Kate has been an absolute game-changer! Her zest for life and absolute conviction about financial freedom speak to me on a heart level. I have never been so focused on my business, my finances & my lifestyle… she walks the talk and she makes my soul sparkle!

Thea Beaudoin, Registered Nurse and Lifestyle Coach

A priceless journey of personal growth & self discovery.

The Freedom Family has been a life altering experience. Not only has the team taught me how to incorporate network marketing within my own healing practice, it has also inspired me to seek financial freedom AND in doing so has led me to a priceless journey of personal growth & self discovery.

Melanie Erickson

We now have a way of creating residual income instead of only getting paid when we are teaching fitness classes.

We created OutdoorFit, an outdoor bootcamp style program, in 2008. We were introduced to the Freedom Family and our product partner through Kate and the work of Dr. Northrup. It has been a wonderful partnership. The majority of our clients are women in their 40s and 50s. We have a few women in our Sixty, Sexy and Fit Club! We talk about€the importance of a low glycemic diet, high quality supplements and€exercise. Our product partner and the business mentoring and coaching with Kate and the Freedom Family have been such a great addition to our business. We now have a way of creating residual income instead of only getting paid when we are teaching fitness classes.

 Mary Kiningham and Christa Lippert, Creators of OutdoorFit

I’m well on my way to meeting my goal of enjoying multiple income streams.

What a pleasure it is to work with the Freedom Family! I’m in the midst of a transition from a Wall Street career to something more entrepreneurial, and coaching has been critical. The Freedom Family’s approach is direct and refreshing, and I’m well on my way to meeting my goal of enjoying multiple income streams.

 N.R., Seattle, WA

I’ve been amazed by how powerfully good residual income feels by allowing me more freedom in my schedule as a holistic health counselor and body worker.

Since working with the Freedom Family I’ve been amazed by how powerfully good residual income feels by allowing me more freedom in my schedule as a holistic health counselor and body worker. I am endlessly grateful for my work with the Freedom Family and will continue partnering with her amazing ability, guiding me from an informed, wise and heartfelt place.

 Jessica Shepard, Body Worker, Holistic Health Counselor

Between the weekly calls that always inspire and teach and the step by step content available for us, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel, success is inevitable!

Working with the Freedom Family team of amazing entrepreneurs who share my passion about their health, helping others and seeking a life of financial and time freedom means having access to inspiration and motivation 24/7. It’s an honor to be in connection with and led by an authentic group of individuals who are making a positive contribution to the world. Between the weekly calls that always inspire and teach, to the step by step content available for us, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel, success is inevitable! My business continues to grow but the best part is working with and learning from awesome people.

 Sheila Piehler

When a friend of mine introduced multilevel marketing, I was skeptical with a capital S.

However, being a single parent I knew 2 things: I need to guard my well being and energy so I can take care of my kids and a regular job, even though I have a master’s degree and an impressive resume, will barely make ends meet.

USANA and the Freedom Family seemed to good to be true: that is why we decided to visit the convention and my journey has been amazing ever since.

The products help me maintain and improve my family’s health, I have learned so much and met so many great people.

I would encourage you to join us, you’ll be amazed of what you’re capable of.

– Nienke Spanauf

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I  joined the Freedom Family almost 4 years ago. Kate came to my house for a health and wellness spa party.

I was so nervous in my own home to open my mouth to introduce her. Since then I have become a Personal Trainer, started a business called OutdoorFit, a blog, and OutdoorFit TV! I am now a public speaker and give my own wellness presentations. With the Family Freedom, it has been a 4-year education in personal growth and I am making money while I am learning. It is a beautiful thing!

– Mary Kiningham CPT | | Co-Founder, Outdoor Fit | Little Silver, NJ

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When I signed up for the Freedom Family it was truly for the opportunity to spend a weekend in retreat with Dr. Christiane Northrup.

I mean who wouldn’t want that? I went into the whole “business thing” of the Freedom Family pretty blindly. Then the reality of being on the team began. This year has been a year of self-discovery, personal growth, and finding a “me” I had forgotten. I’ve met outstanding team members and found the gift of the team is so much more than a weekend retreat with Dr. Northrup.

Don’t get me wrong, she’s great, yet the team has made all the difference. Through the team, I’ve found support for my vision: empowering families and children to create healthy lives while manifesting love, joy, and abundance for themselves and the planet. I’m now able to see the ability to create a stream of residual income that will bring my dreams to reality. Thanks to Dr. Northrup and all the team members for ongoing support and vision.

– Lynn Bakken, PNP | Sole Proprietor, Options In Health | Littleton, CO

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Before joining the Freedom Family I was bored and stuck in a rut working at the same hospital job for 10 years.

I knew I wanted to be more involved in wellness and personal development yet I wasn’t sure how to make that happen. Then I saw an ad for the Freedom Family  and I couldn’t believe I would have an opportunity to work with Dr. Northrup. Since joining last year I have met so many amazing people who have inspired me to move forward towards manifesting my dreams and getting healthy at the same time. I have lost weight, have more energy and have been able to afford these great products for myself and family with the commissions I make assisting others towards their reaching health goals. Thank you, Freedom Family!

– Amy Quarberg RN MA | Health and Vitality Coach, Soul Power Coaching | Stillwater, MN

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I joined the Freedom Family in 2007

Now have more creative time, more opportunities to travel to see my children and grandchildren, more money, the ability to be more generous financially, more like-minded colleagues—and my health is more vibrant than ever. Joining the Freedom Family and having the opportunity to own my own business in the wellness industry is the BEST financial (and personal growth) decision I’ve ever made.

– Susan Tate | Director, Washington Wellness Associates | Seattle, WA

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As things often do, the Freedom Family came to me at a time when I needed a serious shift in my life.

I felt dragged down and unfulfilled by my corporate wellness position. I met Dr. Karen Wolfe at the National Wellness Conference in the summer of 2009, and shortly after that, she introduced me to the concept of the Freedom Family and the product partner Usana Health Sciences. I wasn’t sure then, but I felt compelled to become a part of something that was recommended to me by a woman I admired so much!

Sometimes you can catch a glimpse of your best self in someone else’s eyes and I can gladly say that since that time a few short years ago, I’m becoming that person. I’m continually uplifted and encouraged to grow and stretch into my full potential due to the support of the Freedom Family community and the superior Usana products to improve my health and the health of many others.

– Rosemary Morris | Wellness Runs Deep | Cary, IL

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I have come to realize that one of my deepest needs is to have freedom in my life.

The Freedom Family has given me the opportunity, the training, and the guidance to satisfy this need. Once your deepest needs are met, opportunities for personal success are everywhere.

– Susan Barbera | Freedom Family Leader | Marblehead, MA

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I love the Freedom Family because of the personal growth this group has brought to my life on a regular basis.

There are so many resources for reconfirmation to build myself and my life into the success I’ve always dreamed would be possible for me. On top of that is the fun of sharing this personal growth with others that want that for themselves. The wave of this joy gets to keep rippling out to so many awesome entrepreneurs. The Freedom Family is just what my heart desires!

– Maggie Pierce, CPCC | Licensed Aesthetician, Freedom Family Leaders | Harpswell, ME

Sheila Sornsin

The Freedom Family and I found each other when I was swamped with starting a new business while maintaining a consulting practice and also raising two teenagers.

As a single parent, I didn’t feel like there was any time for me and my own personal needs. Yet, even though I didn’t think I had the time or money to start yet another business, my intuition was calling me to do so. I knew the USANA products would benefit my family and I wanted to start taking care of my health before a crisis arose.

Now, 3 1/2 years later, I have the time freedom to do as I wish and the income not only filled in while the consulting work fell away with the economic belt-tightening, I was also free to move to a new state to be with my kids in college without having to find a job before the move. With the Freedom Family, I now have optimal health, the teamwork of a community of entrepreneurs who uplift and support one another, personal growth opportunities, and financial freedom doing what I love ~ inspiring others to live a joyful and abundant life!

– Sheila Sornsin | Freedom Family Leader and founder of The Grateful Goddess | Tucson, AZ

I joined the Freedom Family in 2008 because I was looking for two things: cutting-edge health products and honest business training.

What I got was both and so much more! The Freedom Family is an expanding community of women (and the men who love them) dedicated to empowering themselves and uplifting others on every level – mental, physical, spiritual and financial.

Being a member of the Freedom Family has allowed me to cultivate more joy in my life, experience personal growth, create vibrant health, develop incredible friendships, become heart-centered in business, and learn about and apply the principles of conscious network marketing with our product partner, USANA Health Sciences.

Not everyone is wired for this new global business model based on radiant, radical self-love and freedom, but if you are, then the Freedom Family is for you.

– Gina Stankard | Certified Yoga Instructor | Akron, OH & Naples, FL

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It’s very simple.

Before the Freedom Family I was worried about growing older – without being the healthiest 
I could be and without being financially strong. AFTER the Freedom Family – I’ve done a 180… thriving health 
and attitude, a new community of amazing teammates, and a line of wellness products second to none 
providing an avenue of income to support me for the rest of my life.

– Rebecca Spath | Life & Wellness Specialist, Breathing Room Therapies | New York City, NY

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