I'm a proud Mom of 3, Executive Director & Independent Consultant, business coach & trainer, lover of food, GFRR enthusiast (70lbs lost!), recipe blogger, avid gardener, traveler, & volunteer.  I went from painfully shy to confident and now speak in front of hundreds with ease. One of the many unexpected gifts my business has given me.  

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Epicure won the Taste Test

In Nov 1993 I discovered Sylvie at a fair.  As a 25yo frugal foodie I determined that Sylvie’s mixes were the best available. I went back each Nov for more. Even after I moved 4hrs away, I loved her products so much I drove to this annual Craft Fair to get more.

I was NEVER going to do a party…
In 1998 I discovered that Epicure was now in 'Home Parties' so it would be easier to get!  When I learned that consultants get a 25% discount... WHOO HOO, I’ll sign up and save on my spices!  I had NO intention of doing parties.  I was too shy and I was a home party snob, I didn’t go (as they were boring), didn’t host (again boring & high pressure) had no idea of how the industry actually worked. I really thought that the ladies doing home parties did it for free plastic and candles for their own use. I had no idea it could be a viable living! When my sponsor told me she sold $400 in one evening, with a small catalogue with little or no cookware I thought ‘NO WAY, that’s 60+ spices… wait… that’s $100 profit!


From painfully shy, to MC-ing a wedding!
I was so shy I couldn’t even go up the microphone at my sister’s wedding and congratulate her in front of family...  To my shock, a friend asked to have an Epicure class so I decided to do one ONLY for her. One of my closest friends laughed with me, she knew I’d failed public speaking in College!  I survived the first class and wanted the money, so I decided to do even more.  For my first year it was SO painful; I’d sweat and stammer and turn bright red. People wanted the spices, so they kept booking and I kept making money... so I kept doing them. It got easier, I enjoyed it more and couldn’t wait until my next one.  I was having so much fun sharing the business and the products. 5 years after I started, I actually was the MC for my girlfriend’s wedding (the same college friend who laughed in shock!) and now can train in front of groups of hundreds with ease! 

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Ditched the day job 3 years in!
My Epicure income allowed me to quit my well-paying 50 hour a week day job to work from home with my 2 small children.  I’ve now been an Epicure consultant 21yrs!  I raised my 3 fabulous children (now a teen & 2 adults) as a single parent, and they came to love this business as much as I do.  They were able to play whatever sport they enjoyed, travel to fabulous destinations, AND they had mom home when they walked in the door from school.

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They also loved the chance to earn extra money by working for me & I loved the tax write-offs I got for hiring them!  They stickered my catalogues from a young age and moved on to bagging orders (before the days of direct ship!), and worked in my office.

When my marriage crumbled in 2005 I didn't worry about making ends meet. What a blessing!  Within 2 yrs of becoming a single parent, I built my dream house in the city for the kids and I, that we enjoyed for 7 years.  We now live in the countryside so I could also live my dream lifestyle. πŸ’œ

With Epicure I earn a generous 6 figure income that allows me so many time and financial freedoms.  I’m the most unlikely person to have achieved this type of success, and I love nothing more than showing my team how to reach for whatever dreams they have!  

 

My Epicure Website  https://danakayal.epicure.com/en

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DANA KAYAL    |    SPICELADY@DANAKAYAL.COM    |    250-681-3262   |    KELOWNA, BC     |    NORTH AMERICA