Category Archives: News & Views (Amway & Nutrilite)

Japan & the Triple X Challenge

Standing behind the Nutrition Marketing Team that coordinated the Triple X launch events, I am joined by Peter Strydom, Managing Director, Amway Japan (right), and Takatoshi Osada, CMO, Amway Japan (left). I have to say, it sure was a joy to introduce the next generation of Triple X. Here is to plant power and optimal health! Amway Japan Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. August 2017. Photo: Joel Van Kuiken
Standing behind the Nutrition Marketing Team that coordinated the Triple X launch events, I am joined by Peter Strydom, Managing Director, Amway Japan (right), and Takatoshi Osada, CMO, Amway Japan (left). I have to say, it sure was a joy to introduce the next generation of Triple X. Here is to plant power and optimal health! Amway Japan Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. August 2017. Photo: Joel Van Kuiken

I’m just back from Japan where I was invited to introduce the next generation of Triple X. While there, I was able to catch up with long-time friends, meet new friends, and talk with so many people who have a passion for health and the Nutrilite brand. So much so, they were eager to celebrate the brand with an amazing feat that, if all went well, would be a record-breaking achievement worthy of a Guinness World Record. Continue reading Japan & the Triple X Challenge

Research Across the Globe: Wuxi & Beyond

The Amway Botanical Research Center scientists and I take time out for a group photo during our tour of the center. Learning about the various research projects from the scientists themselves was especially gratifying. Wuxi, China, July 15, 2017. Photo: Joel Van Kuiken
The Amway Botanical Research Center scientists and I take time out for a group photo during our tour of the center. Learning about the various research projects from the scientists themselves was especially gratifying. Wuxi, China, July 15, 2017. Photo: Joel Van Kuiken

In my last post, China and the Sea of Circles, I talked about my whirlwind trip to China, visiting Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou for speaking engagements and taking in all the progressive changes that are moving the country toward a more sustainable future. I also had a chance to return to the Amway Botanical Research Center (ABRC) in Wuxi to learn about the latest research updates, including one that had me thinking about my early days as a young scientist. Continue reading Research Across the Globe: Wuxi & Beyond

China & the Sea of Circles

Amway China team members join in to pose for a group hand-heart at our farewell dinner in Guangzhou. This is a perfect gesture for this friendly group filled with so much passion and personality. Guangzhou, China, July 2017.
Amway China team members join in to pose for a group hand-heart at our farewell dinner in Guangzhou. This is a perfect gesture for this friendly group filled with so much passion and personality. Guangzhou, China, July 2017.

I just returned from a whirlwind trip to China where I spoke about the future of the Nutrilite brand. Once the plane hit the tarmac, we were off and running for nine days with scheduled events in Shanghai, Wuxi, Beijing and Guangzhou, punctuated only by travel days. I’ve been regularly visiting China since 1998 when I helped introduce Nutrilite into the market. Like my previous trips, positivity and passion about health and business flowed, but this time what I saw, what I experienced, was much more than I expected. In fact, I would say it was beyond amazing. Continue reading China & the Sea of Circles

Healthy & Happy Kids Start Here

Young runners eagerly start the race at Kids Run the OC. Over 10,000 children from 136 schools participated in this event. Orange County Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa, Calif. May 6, 2017. Photo: F. Rehnborg.
Young runners eagerly start the race at Kids Run the OC. Over 10,000 children from 136 schools participated in this event. Orange County Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa, Calif. May 6, 2017. Photo: F. Rehnborg.

It has been a busy month as I hit the ground running … literally … with kids definitely on my mind. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be a part of Kids Run the OC, an innovative program that encourages kids to eat right and stay active to avoid the consequences of overnutrition and obesity. Through the Nutrilite™ brand, Amway was a proud sponsor. Francesca and I were excited to participate and cheer on all the kids. You can check out all the photos on their website at www.kidsruntheoc.org. Continue reading Healthy & Happy Kids Start Here