Leadership Spotlight – EveryoneLovesGifts0

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Leaders are an essential part of any team or organization. Leaders help other members succeed and grow as well as help the Captain achieve their objectives. Here at Christmas in July we have some wonderful Leaders and we want to honor your accomplishments in what we are calling Leadership Spotlight.

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Julie from EveryoneLovesGifts0 is our next honoree!

1. What made you decide to join the CIJ team and what do you love about the team?

I first came across CIJ on Facebook, I posted a few times for their blogs. I was hooked from there. I love the whole idea of shopping all year round (even though I never get there myself).

2. What made you decide to become a CIJ team leader and what do you enjoy most about being a team leader?

I decided to join the team when Alicia asked if I would like to join. I love the idea of being more involved in not only my business but others as well. As small businesses I think it is important to all work together.

3. What is your style of leadership?

I am friendly in leadership but get to the point. I play fair, friendly approachable.

4. Tell us about yourself and your shop.

My shop started after I found out I had Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I am unable to work in a normal employment fashion, but the thought of staying at home twiddling my thumbs all day is enough to drive me mad. I had always wanted to start my own jewellery business and thought it was a good time than any.
Within my shop I love to make awareness jewellery but especially Fibromyalgia awareness jewellery. When a piece sells a percentage goes to FMAUK.com, which is a Fibromyalgia Research charity based in UK.

5. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGifts
Instagram: instagram.com/everyonelovesgifts
Twitter: @every1lovesgift
Pinterest: uk.pinterest.com/everylovesgifts

Leadership Spotlight – Nashba

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Leaders are an essential part of any team or organization. Leaders help other members succeed and grow as well as help the Captain achieve their objectives. Here at Christmas in July we have some wonderful Leaders and we want to honor your accomplishments in what we are calling Leadership Spotlight.

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Tammie from Nashba is our next honoree!

1. What made you decide to join the CIJ team and what do you love about the team?

I was invited from another team to join for the sale and thought after July 10th that would be it.

2. What made you decide to become a CIJ team leader and what do you enjoy most about being a team leader?

In the middle of the sale I realized that this was not just a promote your own shop and run kind of team. I decided that I was really enjoying being part of this team and I would be happy to give more.

3. What is your style of leadership?

I prefer a friendly type of leadership as opposed to an authoritarian “do this, do that” style.

4. Tell us about yourself and your shop.

I moved to the US a little over a year ago from the sweet little island paradise called St. Lucia in the Caribbean. I’ve always been good with my hands and creating things so opening up an Etsy shop was a no brainer. My shop is filled with things that are uniquely me. I try my best to create things that I’d want to wear or have for myself. That way my heart is always in it.

5. What are your social media sites?

www.facebook.com/Nashba
www.instagram.com/Nashbadesignz
www.pinterest.com/Nashbadesignz
www.twitter.com/nashbadesignz4u

Leadership Spotlight – DeeDeeDeesigns

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Leaders are an essential part of any team or organization. Leaders help other members succeed and grow as well as help the Captain achieve their objectives. Here at Christmas in July we have some wonderful Leaders and we want to honor your accomplishments in what we are calling Leadership Spotlight.

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Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns is our next honoree

1. What made you decide to join the CIJ team and what do you love about the team?

I joined the team as I saw a call out for blog writers (I can’t remember where) and joined to become more involved with that aspect of Etsy.

2. What made you decide to become a CIJ team leader and what do you enjoy most about being a team leader?

I became a leader after applying to be a blog writer via Michelle, so became a leader almost straight away. I enjoy interacting with other shop owners and also the other leaders…. it is good to development closer relationships with people even though you have never met them.

3. What is your style of leadership?

I think my style is friendly and easy-going – no pressure. Most people with a shop have ‘other’ jobs, so the last thing they want is pressure which also takes away the enjoyment of Etsy.

4. Tell us about yourself and your shop.

I have been a practising artist for about eighteen years and have exhibited widely, including internationally. I have also written a lot about art and have been published. My exhibition work is mainly sculpture and my Etsy shop is where I sell the tablewares and jewellery which I also enjoy making between exhibitions and other projects.

5. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: www.facebook.com/deedeedeesignsaustralia

Twitter: www.twitter.com/deedeedeesigns

Blog: dawnwhitehand.wordpress.com

Google +: plus.google.com/u/0/+DawnWhitehand

Instagram : www.instagram.com/dawnwhitehand

Leadership Spotlight – GinnyPenny

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Leaders are an essential part of any team or organization. Leaders help other members succeed and grow as well as help the Captain achieve their objectives. Here at Christmas in July we have some wonderful Leaders and we want to honor your accomplishments in what we are calling Leadership Spotlight.

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Susie Lee from GinnyPenny is our next honoree.

1. What made you decide to join the CIJ team and what do you love about the team?

I joined because I knew some of the members and because my Christmas season is busy and I wanted to get some marketing ideas to spread the sales through the rest of the year. I had a lot of fun promoting this past July and have made new friends on Instagram through the team.

2. What made you decide to become a CIJ team leader and what do you enjoy most about being a team leader?

Well I was just asked to join, so I am looking forward to helping where I can and learning from the other leaders.

3. What is your style of leadership?

I think the best in people comes out when they are given creative freedom and positive direction. I am pretty laid back and always do well under leaders that are as well.

4. Tell us about yourself and your shop.

I make plush robots. They are lots of fun and I have great customers. I am also moving into making more patterns. GinnyPenny is my nickname for my daughter, and I named my shop after her. I am married and have two kids, a 3-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter. We live in Utah. I just recently went from full-time to only working two days a week at my job so I can focus more on my Etsy store. It’s a leap of faith and will be an adventure.

5. What are your social media sites?

blog: www.ginnypenny.com/

twitter: twitter.com/ginny_penny/

Instagram: instagram.com/ginny_penny/

Pinterest www.pinterest.com/ginnypenny/