Chapter 22 Pass The Baton On – Organo

Let me tell you a story..

Back in 1999  I met a man named Ken Finn (yes a relation to the Finn’s of Split Ends) when I was working with Jeunique, he was the financial VP and responsible for bringing Beauty for all Seasons to Jeunique.  We became friends and over the years he always kept in touch with Neville and I.  He moved on and is a merchant banker and with a partner Paul Caldwell, acquire, sell, plus merge companies and assist them to bigger, brighter and better things.

Back in 2017 I emailed him and told him I was really struggling with my back (having a back issue after a car accident in 1973) and was considering giving up Beauty for You and did he know if anyone would be interested in adding Beauty to their already established business.  We chatted back and forth for many months, as Ken felt Beauty for You was great with its Natural Skincare – the amazing Colour System we have developed and complemented with Colour Coordinated Makeup and Style – the complete picture.  In due course, Ken and Paul came back and were keen to enter an agreement for Beauty for You’s Intellectual property and merge us with another company.

It was just a case of finding the right vehicle….  well this process did take quite a while as Ken and Paul wanted to retain Beauty for You, as a total package.

Eventually, a Company named Organo Gold, based in Vancouver Canada who operates globally was identified as suitable and they decided to acquire this company and give Organo Gold’s 60,000 distributors worldwide access to a complete Beauty Range. 

Who is Organo Gold and what do they do?

“ORGANO™ is a global network marketing company on a mission to change lives by helping people reach new levels of balance, freedom and well-being through their premium products and business opportunity.”

They market Gourmet Black Coffee, King of Coffee, Cafe Latte, Cafe Mocha, Cafe Supreme, Hot Coco, Green and Red Tea, plus exciting Body Management! Plus an exciting travel points program named Travella and a new and exciting Cognition Health and Wellness program.  I will share more details on Organo in future chapters.

The key ingredient and story which makes this brand so successful is Ganoderma – also known as the red Reishi mushroom.  This mild flavour adds a note of depth to the coffee flavour.

Ganoderma has been used in traditional Asian culture for thousands of years. The name Ganoderma means “spiritual potency”, while the Japanese name Reishi can be translated as “King of Herbs”.

Neville and I were invited to attend Organo Gold’s Expo in Las Vegas on the 1st and 2nd of September 2018.  Oh my gosh, what an experience and what energy!   Talk about excited people… from all around the world.

In front of 1,700 distributors, we had the pleasure of introducing Beauty for You and what we have to offer to them.  The reception was amazing.. they had been promised a skincare line for two years, so we’re getting tired of waiting, then along comes Beauty!!

Not only an All Natural Skin Care line but Colour Analysis, Colour Coordinated Cosmetics and Style.  …. Plus Fran and Bonita!!  We set up a Beauty Bar to show the delegates what Beauty for You was all about and as you can see we were mobbed!  From there on everywhere we went in the Hotel we were stopped for a chat and Selfies!!

We invite you to join us on this next chapter in
Beauty for You/Organo Gold

My new role is VP of the Beauty Division for Organo Gold

My role is to bring through those Beauty for You Products and services that we decide are right for a worldwide audience, critically reviewing existing products, improving ingredients where necessary to make them truly International, plus new packaging and presentation, as well as researching new products.  The aim is clearly to initially develop an International Skin Care range,  followed by an exciting Cosmetics range to compliment the Skin Care.

To this end we have entrusted the manufacturing and bottling of the Skin Care with a Christchurch Company that is capable of handling the volume we will require and one that I can work with on a personal basis, plus also address future product development opportunities.   For me, working with a company that already manufactures for International distribution is the real exciting part of this merger, as now will be able to put all my years of experience with products and working with thousands of consultants/customers into a truly international brand, based out of Christchurch.

Plus, my dream of working with and leading a team of Manufacturing, Marketing and Management professionals, plus a sales force of  International highly motivated, professional distributors, has come true.

All thoughts of my stepping back were never mentioned again following that first conversation with Ken!  So I am learning to manage my back issues through a lovely little Irish Osteopath in Christchurch and regular deep tissue massage from a very competent lady in Amberley ( just 5 mins down the road),  while developing a fully functional home office/studio, so I can converse on-screen to anybody around the globe. In today’s world, many companies have their key personnel based in countries outside of their operational base and Organo is no exception.

Bonita will be assisting me in this new venture as Director of Training and Development and has commenced conducting many Zoom training calls and producing Training Videos to support the consultants’ worldwide.  She also attended the International Seminar in Las Vegas to present our Beauty for you Story.


During this process, our Beauty for You business will continue as previously, so we are still actively looking after our consultants and working to offer new and exciting products and opportunities to them.

I have developed 4 initial products for Organo under the new branding of beU.