Today, I confirmed that the founders of the Legacy Global Network, Co-Master Distributor and the first Diamond in the history of Ocean Avenue, Travis & Summer Flaherty along with Ocean Avenue Diamonds, Rob and Tiffanie Moffett Resigned from Ocean Avenue.
Although not all the facts are in, we have confirmed personally with both couples they have sent their resignation letters to the remaining public partners Fred Ninow and Tuffy Baum. Ken Dunn an original founders of Ocean Avenue resigned and left the network marketing industry last month!
We are also following a developing story on Ocean Avenue being bought by JM International aka Joy Life after a video surfaced on YouTube showing the combined JM International logo with the Ocean Avenue name launching in South America.
We have also learned that at least three or four Shareholders have left Ocean Avenue to launch competing companies so the next few months should be very interesting as more of the story breaks.
Fred Ninow & Tuffy Baum nor anyone else from Ocean Avenue have made public statements as of the publishing of this editorial. And we are not sure where this will leave the pending lawsuit Ocean Avenue filed against ViSalus last year, when they claimed detectives acting at the directive of the ValSalus founders broke into Ocean Avenue offices and hacked into Ocean Avenue founders cellphones and computers.
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Over the last few years I have been trending the success of the Millenial Generation aka GenY in the Direct Selling industry. Ocean Avenue has now become the newest company to see it’s top field leadership being filled with young people under the age of 30. It reminds me of the late 70s early 80s when, then then Babyboomers took Network Marketing by storm. Meet Thomas Then & Chelsea Nile, two of the most successful Network Marketing Professionals and Ocean Avenue Diamonds!
Thomas Then, did not grow up in MLM, but he has been an entrepreneur for many years. Before jumping into network marketing he previously owned a towing and automotive transport business. Thomas Then, joined his first direct sales company a little over two years ago.
He resigned from his last MLM Health & Nutrition company in December, 2012, where he attracted and grew a team of around 2,900 team members with no sponsor placement.
He started really focusing on Ocean Avenue around January 2013. It took about three months to get the team rolling towards the six figure earn rate, and 4 month to hit Diamond Ambassador! Thomas Then is now among top three earners in the company (think #2), I believe!
With Ocean Avenue being just his second network marketing company, I am truly amazed that this kid is now leading one of the fastest growing organizations in the company. What is even ore exciting is the fact, his leaders are rank advancing, earning vacations and for the first time on pace to replace their current incomes.
Thomas Then, really got excited about Network Marketing after watching his younger sister become very successful in the profession after her first five months. Now that the bug has caught these kids, no telling what legacy they will leave for their family.
Thomas Then’s passion is helping people dream again and creating systems that are very easy to duplicate (anyone can do it regardless of your background mentality). Unlike so many with no direction, Thomas Then allong with Chelsea Nile have created true duplication!
Thomas Then, is on a mission to change the world by helping the masses make a extra 500-1k a month!
Chelsea Nile has a very unique background! She was raised in the Caribbean all through her childhood. In her teens the family moved to Florida where she grew up. She now hangs out in Jacksonville, FL, where she studies Nutrition and fitness.
She has always had a huge passion for helping people in health and wellness, so now that she has an opportunity and revenue to do what she truly loves!
Chelsea Nile was introduced to network marketing two years ago at the age of 20 (Yest you read that right!) In just one year she built a team of over 1,000 people ORGANICALLY, and became the youngest female six figure earner in her company.
Six months later, a year in a half into the business, she and Thomas Then were talking about finding something deeper, a company with a culture that really did support their passions and mission of helping the masses earn $500 to $1000 monthly, while getting or staying healthy!
She resigned from her practice company, and walked away from her six figure income and started on the quest to find a new home. She soon coming across a new up, and coming company – Ocean Avenue.
Chelsea Nile believes Ocean Avenue is a place where her team can really succeed and where she can flourish even more by being 100% connected to the company’s message.
She put her head down and heart into building her Ocean Avenue team, and in four short months, Chelsea is now a Diamond Ambassador (the second one ever to qualify in the US) and is once again making a high six figure income at the young age of 22!
Here is the really cool part of this story… Chelsea Nile is a year away from finishing school, and is now a successful young entrepreneur. She didn’t just quick on finishing her education, instead she is using her income to finish paying for school and will use it to further her passion to help others.
In two short years, Chelsea has gone from the typical college student, struggling financially and racking up student loans…
… to set herself up for an incredible future where she is writing her own story!
She has a passion for helping others rewrite their own stories too, and help them chase their dreams! She can help you too! Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at Chelsea Nile
Travis and Summer Flahery have been friends for years. When they told me back in September they were moving to Ocean Avenue, I was very excited. Travis is known for his passion for start-up companies, and with the financial foundation at OA and the product line being launched, that this would be a good fit. What I did not realize is how fast, Travis and Summer Flahery would build. The company officially launched October 2012. And by February 2013, the Legacy team have grown to over 200K in TQV (Total Qualified Volume) the amount needed to hit Diamond!
More about Travis:
Travis has been given the name as a “Rainmaker” by his peers and colleagues. He has an uncanny talent to create energy, excitement and a following where ever he goes.
He has repeatedly been a top producer in the MLM industry. Travis has served as a Master Distributor, VP of Sales and a third party consultant, specializing in Start-Up Network Marketing Co’s. He is best known for his ability to harvest large organizations by implementing leadership development and systematic training platforms. Travis is also considered an authority in the area of social media behavior – and is recognized as a social media expert. As an MLM trainer, Travis has spoken to thousands around the world, inspiring individuals to begin living a life of abundance. Travis is also largely recognized for his virtual seminars, articles and videos dedicated to leadership development and successful practices of a Network Marketing Professional.
In 2009, Travis and his wife Summer were featured in the popular industry publication, ‘Your Business at Home’, as one of the top Networking Professionals in the United States. They were also recently featured in ‘Success From Home Magazine’ in January, 2011, highlighting their story on achieving the prestigious ‘Double Platinum’ Status with their company in only 6 days! In 2012 business for home nominated Travis in the TOP 25 Field Leaders in the world in the MLM industry.
Travis has repeatedly built top producing organizations around the world. His saying: ‘Growing leaders as opposed to maintaining followers’ has become a main focal point for recruiting into his organizations. Travis believes the number one way to grow an organization, is to grow the people IN that organization.
Another well respected and top leader has joined the Ocean Avenue first mover wave of Ambassadors. The underlying “WHY” of this company is the driving force for most, if not all of the leaders I have seen joining Ocean Avenue.
Professional member of the National Speakers Association, Millo Aldea (pronounced mee-yo) has been known to be a fun, engaging, persuading and powerful speaker. Many say that when Millo speaks on stage, “He Rocks!” and really gets the crowd going. Hiding much of his professional sales training and Neurolinguistic Programming knowledge, people recognize him for being able to build contagious cultures and simplify messages using his 13 years of marketing and design experience from working for companies such as MSN, SONY, Leo Burnett and Disney-IDEAS. For those who have been in the Network Marketing industry and know Millo, they have been fascinated by his unique short and powerful videos where he either motivates, teaches selling strategies and or uses his creativity to shock the community enough for people to use Millo’s viral videos to bring others to their business.
Today Millo Aldea joins Ocean Avenue as part of their fleet of Ambassadors. When asked what made him choose Ocean Avenue, he only had one response: “I just loved what I saw!” Trying to get a bit more out of him was somewhat of a challenge itself, so we had to ask him to please expand on the reasons (whether few, or many) he decided to represent the rapid growing start-up company that opened four countries in their first month.
Our children are our future
His first reason was Ocean Avenue’s passion towards building entrepreneurial minds in our children. Millo has a one-year-old son who he promotes heavily on Facebook. And even when he knows the entrepreneurial spirit of a child can start early by parents teaching them about it at home, Millo believes the more we expose our children to entrepreneurship outside of our homes, the faster the principles will be embedded in their minds. Most company events, if not all company events, make it hard for parents to bring their kids to the functions. Parents must either hire a babysitter, have one of the parents stay at home with the kids, or bring their kids (which can be a pain) to the event as their last resort.
Ocean Avenue events will have a separate section for children where they will be hosted by professional entertainers, learn the fundamentals of positive attitude, self-belief, confidence, speaking in public and acting classes. This way parents can bring their kids and be sure that they are getting better education at these events than in their High School and in many cases, even College.
Family oriented experience
Most companies pride themselves on the importance of family and the treasures of quality time with their loved ones. But when a professional networker runs to achieve higher pin levels, there is very little time spent with their families. Millo is well aware of the sacrifices one must take to be one of the true leaders in the industry. At the same time, during his experience in the field, he has seen many professional take vacations to relax and escape from work to then come back recharged to build it stronger, but there is always the pressure and the guilt from either their up-line or their corporate training telling them to avoid enjoying time outside their business.
With Ocean Avenue’s Vacation Club, both customers and promoters will be able to accumulate points to earn world-class vacations paid by the company to enjoy time with families and friends. Ocean Avenue is committed to encourage all who earn a vacation to live the moment, turn off their phones and have a memorable experience. Ocean Avenue’s goal is to put more people in company paid vacations than any other Direct Selling company in the world.
On top of having all natural, sweetened with Stevia and industry superior products, Ocean Avenue’s Scientific Board lead by Franco Cavaleri reflects what health enthusiasts promote and should be all about. Millo passionately expresses how Franco Cavaleri walks the talk when it comes to being healthy and being in shape. One of the most persuading strategies any person can implement is becoming their own testimonial of their product and continuously take action to achieve optimal health. As the leader, creator and face of the WAV products line, Franco Cavaleri has earned the respect, not only from professional networkers, but also from professional athletes, nationwide known nutritionists and scientists due to his knowledge of science, execution of superior supplements and his own physical transformation.
Did you say timing?
Four countries open in their first month. Over a million dollars in revenue during their first week. Dozens of successful leaders from other companies jumping on board. Less than two-thousand promoters enrolled. Millo smiled and said: “If it looks like a big deal, and the numbers and the facts show it to be a big deal, then it might just be a real big freakin’ deal.” Every company that starts and ends up being a billion-dollar company has a story of how it began. Ocean Avenue’s story of how it started is leaving clues of a promising and colossal future.
Time to have fun!
Millo believes that because the company is in it’s Pre-Launching stages, his abilities and knowledge of marketing can be appreciated and can be of great help to the development and strategies of Ocean Avenue’s marketing campaigns. Ocean Avenue’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kauri Thompson has already been talking about flying Millo over to corporate so that Millo can assist the company in creating infectious concepts to engage their “ocean finding” culture.
No need to say more. Sign me up!
The last reason of why Millo chose to represent Ocean Avenue was OA’s strategy to build and develop true speakers and persuasive leaders within the company. As people move up the ranks, Ocean Avenue will provide it’s leaders with professional speaking training, reward them with iPads and audio editing courses for leaders to record their teachings, strategies and seminars. Recordings of Ocean Avenue’s leaders will then be reviewed by a board of directors that will choose which audio seminars will be sent out inside of the company’s monthly audio training given to the field. On top of that, Ocean Avenue has committed to help write the books of it’s top leaders, publish them, sell them and reward it’s leaders will royalties on top of the 10 ways of earning income with Ocean Avenue. Millo is confident that he will also excel in this area due to his professional speaking and linguistic training outside of the world of Network Marketing.
There are additional benefits of the company such as the compensation plan that Millo Aldea is ecstatic to be taking advantage of as well, but all-in-all the reasons above are the main reasons of why such an explosive and contagious personality decided to be part of Ocean Avenue. When asked what kind of ideas he has to start engaging the company’s community, Millo responds with: “You have seen nothing yet!”