My upline Cathy recently promoted to Executive Director with Creative Memories. For a look at what makes an exceptional leader I’d like to share with you the letter I wrote for her in honor of her promotion. We should all aspire to such leadership.
CONGRATULATIONS on promoting to Executive Director! I could not be more excited for you as you achieve this CM milestone. I am filled with so much joy and excitement, only wishing that I could be there in person to celebrate with you! Enjoy every moment of being the shining star.
As my upline in Creative Memories you have been amazing! From the very beginning when I was not interested in pursuing CM as a business, you called me regularly just to check in. You did not push me, but simply offered the opportunity to take my career to a new level through motivation, encouragement, enthusiasm and your personal business success. When I did decide to jump in with both feet, you provided everything that was needed to soar to the top! You were there to provide wisdom and advice from your years of experience as well as outstanding training. You role modeled a balanced and successful hard working business. You offered incentives and you showered me with praise, recognition and rewards. You challenged me and cheered me on every step of the way. When we hit bumps in the CM road, you offered a listening ear, supporting and being there every step of the way. Your leadership is one to be commended, rewarded and recognized.
You are much, much more than simply my leader and upline in Creative Memories –
- You are my friend. We have shared so many wonderful times together over our CM journey. We have laughed, jumped up and down, screamed with delight, danced, embraced and cried together. We have gone on the most incredible incentive trips, had the time of our life at conventions, relaxed and scrapbooked together at retreats and enjoyed great fellowship in each others homes. The memories are warm and wonderful and will be forever cherished!
- You are my sister in the Lord. Our common faith in the Lord Jesus has been such a great blessing to me. You are a woman of virtue and solid moral values. What a joy to have a leader whose priorities include serving the Lord.
- You have given generously of your love to both me and my precious family – Cathy your love is truly the best gift that you have given me over these past 12 years. You have been there to welcome three new babies the Lord blessed us with. You were there as we scraped and struggled to start Jim Elliot Christian High School – always believing in the vision. You have walked with us through some tough times as we have had to deal with the loss of our employment, major health issues and serious financial struggles. You have celebrated with us through many of our milestones – wedding anniversaries, birthdays, the start of JECHS, graduations and much more. You have been so kind and generous to the girls – showering them with little gifts, passing down your daughter’s fun toys and beautiful clothes and always making them feel special and welcomed to CM events.
Cathy, I pray that the Lord will continue to bless you in every way as you have blessed so many others. As you continue to celebrate this promotion over the upcoming months may you be filled with great joy and fulfillment as you are given recognition of the leader you have been for years. Here’s to you!
With much love, appreciation and admiration,