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CEO Magazine North America Features Kevin Guest

CEO Magazine North America featured Kevin Guest, USANA Chairman & CEO, in its June-July 2022 issue.

The wide-ranging article, which starts on page 111, discusses Kevin’s approach to leading a billion-dollar company. It outlines how living a life in harmony plays a critical role in Kevin’s personal and professional endeavors.

Setting clear priorities is one piece of advice Kevin shares. By doing so, one’s able to regulate personal energy, cope with stress, and avoid various problems and pitfalls that may arise.

CEO Magazine North America - June-July 2022

Full Article: All the Right Reasons to Lead a Billion-Dollar Nutrition Business (PDF / Web)

The article traces Kevin’s path from growing up in Montana to starting his own business to leading USANA Health Sciences. The Salt Lake City-based company, which operates in 24 markets worldwide, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022.

“I thank all our employees for their hard work and all our stakeholders for their continued support as we work to create the healthiest family on earth,” Kevin is quoted as saying in the article.

CEO Magazine North America, distributed throughout the United States and Canada, serves as a core business publication for C-Suite executives.

“USANA’s CEO Kevin Guest loves music and believes in living life to the fullest. He also keeps working hard putting a healthy, happy life within reach for all.” — CEO Magazine North America

Asia Pacific Virtual Convention: A Spectacular Show

In a way, last month’s Asia Pacific Virtual Convention (APVC) kicked off a year-long celebration. Since 1992, USANA’s worked to create The Healthiest Family on Earth. And now, as the company commemorates 30 years, we’re laser-focused on that global mission.

“Rather than treating the symptoms of poor health, I wanted to be part of the solution,” Dr. Myron Wentz, USANA Founder, said in his opening remarks. “Our vision is to change lives for the better. The vision of yesterday serves as a path for the future.”

And that’s what we continue to focus on at USANA as we look to the next 30 years and beyond.

An Electric Atmosphere

Though we couldn’t meet in person for APVC, I could feel the energy from health entrepreneurs who tuned in virtually. Thank you to everyone who made the event special.

For those who invested in themselves, I hope you found it as motivational and inspirational as I did. From the kickoff “Wake & Shake” segment to the Future Lab to the leadership discussions to the phenomenal keynotes, the Asia Pacific Virtual Convention packed a lot into a few hours.

Coming Up: Global Convention

My sincere thanks to the many employees who worked so hard to make this virtual event such a success. But there’s nothing quite like being at a USANA event in person. I’m thrilled that we’re planning to return to an in-person event for our 30th Anniversary Global Convention in August.

And I hope you make plans to join the rest of the USANA Family as we look back on our first 30 years and look ahead to the next.

Register

Let’s celebrate 30 incredible years! Join the #USANA Family for our 30th Anniversary Global Convention, either in person or virtually.

  • Join us for a phenomenal few days of inspiration, learning, and celebration.
  • Create memories to last a lifetime as we recognize you and everything you’ve achieved.
  • Power your entrepreneurial mindset with engaging workshops, energizing speakers, and an electrifying party three decades in the making.

SAVE THE DATE: Aug. 17-20, 2022 (in Salt Lake City… or virtually).

Learn More and Register.

2022 USANA Asia Pacific Virtual Convention

Asia Pacific Virtual Convention 2022 Logo

We are less than two weeks away from the 2022 USANA Asia Pacific Virtual Convention. If you’ve followed along on my social sites, you’ve already gained a glimpse into what this incredible event will entail.

I sincerely hope you are registered.

I believe attending events such as these is critical to realizing your full potential. It’s valuable if you’re a USANA business owner. But it’s equally valuable if you’re looking to improve your career, your emotional intelligence, or even your overall happiness.

Supercharge Your Entrepreneurial Vision

The Asia Pacific Virtual Convention live stream aims to teach, inspire, and empower you with actionable insights and key takeaways. Immerse yourself in live and on-demand presentations and workshops hosted by industry leaders, USANA executives, and leaders throughout the Asia Pacific markets.

The can’t-miss event will feature…

  • Impactful keynote addresses
  • Extensive workshop training
  • Recognition
  • Business-building sessions
  • A look at the future of USANA
  • Exclusive product discussions

Asia Pacific Virtual Convention Keynote Speakers

The virtual keynote stage welcomes two outstanding individuals.

Michelle Yeoh is recognized as one of the greatest and most successful actresses from the East. The former Bond girl is best known for her roles in John M. Chu’s romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians, Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Rob Marshall’s Memoirs of a Geisha.

James Clear is the New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits. An inspirational speaker and Habits Academy mastermind, James is a personal development authority. Driven, focused, and committed to helping others reach their full potential, he illustrates the profound benefits of small habits, decisive decision-making, and continuous improvement.


Asia Pacific Virtual Convention 2022

Let the event ignite your passion to pursue your entrepreneurial spirit.

Register Today

Please visit the Asia Pacific Virtual Convention website for complete details. It’s your guide to a one-of-a-kind event that could help propel you to even greater heights.

I look forward to seeing you virtually later this month. #LiveUSANA

Since 1992: USANA Celebrates 30 Years

It doesn’t seem that long ago that USANA celebrated its 20-year anniversary. And then came 25 (and with it, a world record). Now, as we enter 2022, USANA is poised to set a mark that relatively few companies attain. Oh, what a difference USANA’s made in its first 30 years.

Here’s a short trip down memory lane…

Since 1992, USANA’s vowed to create The Healthiest Family on Earth. It started with Dr. Wentz’s vision and now envelopes everything we do in two dozen markets around the world.

As we approached 30 years, I’ve expressed my gratitude for what the USANA Family’s accomplished in its first three decades. But, even as someone who’s been fortunate to work with USANA since Day 1, I’m especially excited about what the next 30 years—and more—entail.

30 Years: A Big Milestone

USANA Founder Dr. Myron Wentz

USANA Founder Dr. Myron Wentz

As I mentioned in an interview on the Driven with David Mulham video podcast, there aren’t many companies that get the opportunity to turn 30. It’s been a privilege and a blessing for me to watch the company grow.

What started as a microbiologist’s idea is now a global enterprise. Right now, I truly see the vision of creating The Healthiest Family on Earth happening.

The positive difference we’re making around the world is incredible. Our worldwide team of dedicated health professionals is helping so many individuals. And The USANA Foundation is bringing much-needed access to quality nutrition across the globe.

Living a healthy lifestyle, I believe, is critical to happiness. This notion of health is so much more than what we put into our body. It’s also what we feed our mind and our soul. USANA, therefore, is in an endless pursuit of health in all aspects of life.

I’m excited for what the future holds, and I’m grateful that you’re joining me on this year-long journey to celebrate 30 years of USANA.

We Are USANA: A Virtual Asia Pacific Convention

A throwback to a campaign nearly a decade ago.

A throwback to a campaign from nearly a decade ago.

Tested. Proven. We Are USANA. Longtime friends of USANA might remember that campaign. It served as a rallying cry for a company built on science-based nutrition.

At the time, we were preparing for USANA’s 20th anniversary the following year. A few years ago, we composed a theme song.

More recently, we created this video that builds on the same idea. As it proclaims: We are science, nutrition, athletes, philanthropy, and more.

Nearly a decade later, the “We Are USANA” mantra continues to remind us that we are a global family — one that’s striving to be The Healthiest Family on Earth.

So when a global pandemic required us to cancel our in-person Asia Pacific Convention earlier this year, we turned once again to a familiar refrain.

USANA Studios orchestrated a six-part “We Are USANA” video series designed to educate, entertain, and demonstrate who we are. You can watch my segment in Episode 3. In it, I also discuss a book that I continue to re-read and get a lot out of.

I hope you’ve had a chance to watch all the episodes. If not, I invite you to do so now. Each is available on YouTube. Or, you’re able to watch the entire series on my Facebook Page.

As our lives continue to be impacted, I sincerely hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.

Watch ‘We Are USANA’

The weekly episodes feature product launches, exciting announcements, valuable training, and messages from top leaders and executives. Tap the play button above to watch Episode 1 (and here’s the full playlist on Facebook).
  • 1: A special message from USANA President Jim Brown, an exclusive interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz, and more
  • 2: Exciting product announcements, a celebration of mothers and women in business, and more
  • 3: Future Labs with Dr. Rob Sinnott, interviews with CEO Kevin Guest, Dr. Myron Wentz and Prudence Wentz, and more
  • 4: Hear from entrepreneurs who have discovered new ways to succeed during the world health crisis and some fun extras
  • 5: Tune in to meet USANA Athletes, including an interview with Felicity Palmateer, and several stories of inspiration.
  • 6: Learn about USANA’s core values, The USANA Foundation, and hear more success stories. Plus, the Free Radicals close out the show.

It’s the People You Meet

A jingle from a lifetime ago about people popped into my head the other day.

Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood?
In your neighborhood?
In your neighborhood?

Well, they’re the people that you meet
When you’re walking down the street
They’re the people that you meet each day.

That’s right — Sesame Street. It’s a song that introduces children to a variety of people and professions.

Meeting with members of the media in Beijing.

Meeting with members of the media in Beijing.

As you might know, I’ve been traveling non-stop since the first of the year. If you’re following me on social media, you’ve seen me post pictures from Taiwan, Beijing, and Korea. I’ve spent time in New York and Chicago, and now I’m home in Salt Lake for a few days.

A selfie with some of the people I met in Taiwan in January 2020.

A selfie with some of the people I met in Taiwan in January 2020.

Though they live outside my literal neighborhood, I’ve been thinking about the hundreds — possibly thousands — of people I’ve met over the last three weeks.

The people I’ve met.

Yes, many were familiar faces. But a lot were friendly strangers I met for the first time. It’s amazing how much I’ve learned from them — about their diverse cultures, their expertise in all aspects of life, and how they’re going about achieving their goals and aspirations.

Throughout the trip, I’ve spoken frequently about the value of emotional intelligence. How we connect with people “in their space,” so to speak. It’s what experts say distinguishes great leaders from good ones. Researchers have boiled emotional intelligence down to five key components, one of which is empathy.

Empathetic people are skilled at attracting and retaining talent, they have an ability to develop others, and they possess a sensitivity to cross-cultural differences.

Doesn’t that sound like the kind of person you’d like to be? It’s the kind of person I strive to be.

If you read my blog post from earlier this month, I spoke about kindness and how we each should try to be a little kinder to one another in 2020. Well, as I’ve traveled all over the world and experienced all sorts of cultures, I’m impressed by the people I’ve met — in terms of kindness and empathy.

It’s the people we meet each day that could have a major effect on our lives (and us on theirs). It’s the emotional intelligence we demonstrate in these everyday interactions that will have a lasting impact.

Here are a few more pictures from my recent travels. Thank you all for making me feel so welcome wherever I go.
So grateful for the individuals who attended my book signing in Taiwan.

So grateful for the individuals who attended my book signing in Taiwan.

A warm welcome in New York. Thank you!

A warm welcome in New York. Thank you!

Celebrating the grand opening of the new offices in USANA Korea.

Celebrating the grand opening of the new offices in USANA Korea.

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News & Notes From Around USANA

USANA Happenings

Kevin Guest - Skydiving in Dubai during the Americas/Europe USANA Growth tripEach month or so I like to touch on a variety of topics or events pertinent to the USANA Family. In this episode, I share a few thoughts on:

2019 USANA Live

Two words: Extreme success. The energy at the 2019 USANA International Convention proved to be off the charts.

We’re seeing momentum build and pick up in our markets around the world as a result of some of the promotions that we launched. Most importantly, we’re expanding and furthering our vision to be The Healthiest Family on Earth.

Americas/Europe Growth Trip

I experienced two “firsts” on our recent trip to Dubai with USANA’s top growers from the Americas and Europe. The first “first”: riding a camel. And the second “first” you probably saw on social media. I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.

It was exhilarating and fun. It helped me overcome a fear of mine and have a unique experience. I’m so glad I did it with some of our USANA friends.

Most importantly, on these kinds of trips, I get to connect with our distributor base in a different way. It’s very much an opportunity for me one-on-one to meet with those who are really working hard and growing their business

Upcoming Travels

It looks like I’ll be packing my bags three more times before the end of 2019. I’m visiting Macau for the China convention. And then I travel to Mexico for a leadership summit event. Finally, I head to Washington D.C. for Direct Selling Association board and planning meetings.

It’s a busy few months, but I’m looking forward to it. There’s still a lot to do and accomplish. Even more, this is the time of year when we as a USANA management team conduct our strategic planning for the next 12 to 18 months.

Thank You

I can’t thank each of you enough for following along, reading this blog, and watching my video messages. I truly believe I’m in the people business, and without you, I wouldn’t be who I am.

The Gig Economy and USANA

Are you familiar with the term The Gig Economy? At its core, it’s based on large numbers of people working temporary, part-time, or contract positions.

In my mind, as a longtime musician, “gigs” were paying jobs we got to supplement other income. I secured my first musical “gig” in the eighth grade and have been a professional musician ever since.

Earlier this summer, I visited Austin, Texas, for the Direct Selling Association Annual Meeting. I spent a lot of time with other CEOs and leaders in our direct selling space. We talked — many times for hours — about company challenges we’re facing.

Most of our peers are facing some of the very same issues that we face at USANA.

The Gig Economy

One topic that kept coming up over and over is the “gig economy.” I share some thoughts about this notion in the video below:


View the video on YouTube

“The gig economy is very broad, and encompasses workers who are full-time independent contractors (consultants, for example) to people who moonlight by driving for Uber or Lyft several hours a week.” — John Frazer, Forbes

The independent-contractor workforce includes about 150 million people in North America and Western Europe, according to the Harvard Business Review. But what about people who want to earn extra income part-time, temporarily, or on the side? That’s a market space that seems to be growing, especially in the United States.

At USANA, we’ve excelled for 27 years in asking people to fire their boss and make USANA a career. Many have done that, and USANA continues to be a great opportunity for a full-time career.

But what if you simply want to earn a little extra money on the side of your existing career? It’s a trend, and we at USANA are looking at ways to help make it easier for individuals who are interested in that approach.

Strategically, it’s something we at USANA have to take seriously.

Looking Ahead

We’re starting to look at promotions, incentives, and various compensation plan enhancements that help to provide more immediate gratification.

So, that’s something that’s on my mind. I wanted to let you in on it so you could think about it, too. Please feel free to share your thoughts on the “gig economy” when you interact with us at USANA.

We’re constantly evolving at USANA. I’m excited for where we’re headed as a company and this is another opportunity for us to grow.

News & Notes From Around USANA

Each month or so I like to touch on a variety of topics or events pertinent to the USANA Family. In this episode, I share a few thoughts on:

  • The USANA Management Team’s training at The Disney Institute and what we learned about customer experience.
  • Our new partnership with the Kids Eat program and how we’re helping to ensure children in 14 Utah schools are fed on weekends.
  • USANA as the Official Nutritional Partner of Spartan U.S. and how that fits squarely within our mission as a company.
  • The importance of third-party recognition and accolades.
  • What we have planned for the 2019 Global Convention — including insight into new things we’re trying this year (Aug. 14-17, 2019).

Recent USANA Accolades & Awards

I posted a video message recently explaining the importance of social media and the power of sharing.

Kevin GuestToday, I want to share some accolades we’ve received recently at USANA Health Sciences Inc. I encourage you to SHARE this exciting third-party recognition with your own social networks.

Share this link.

Thank you all for your dedication and hard work. #LiveUSANA

2019 Utah Best of State

The Best of State Awards were created in 2003 to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah.

Best of State candidates are evaluated by a panel of 100 judges based on three criteria:

  • Achievement in the field of endeavor
  • Innovation or creativity in approaches, techniques, methods or processes
  • Contribution to improving the quality of life in Utah.

Since 2003, USANA has won 60 Best of State awards. Here is how USANA performed at the 2019 awards:

  • USANA’s new Celavive® skincare system won its second-ever Best of State award in the Personal Care Products category
  • Rev3 Energy® won for the 11th consecutive year for best beverage
  • USANA CellSentials® took home its third consecutive win for best dietary supplement
  • USANA® Nutritionals supplement line won for the 15th time for best health/nutrition product

2019 Biotechnology Awards

DSN Global 100

  • USANA ranked No. 18 on the list of highest-earning direct selling companies in the world. Up from No. 23 in 2018

ABA Stevie Awards

  • Company of the Year – Consumer Products – USANA – GOLD
  • Achievement in Management – Consumer Products – Kevin Guest – GOLD
  • New Products – Consumer Products – USANA Celavive Sheet Mask – SILVER

AP Stevie Awards

  • Innovation in Management – Consumer Products – Kevin Guest – SILVER
  • Excellence in Corporate Innovation – Consumer Products – USANA – BRONZE
  • Innovation in Product Design & Development – Consumer Products – USANA Celavive Sheet Mask – BRONZE

Communicator Awards

  • Branded Video – Products & Services – CELAVIVE’S HYDRATING + LIFTING SHEET MASK – EXCELLENCE
  • Online Video – Web Series – USANA ATHLETES | TRUST – DISTINCTION
  • Branded Video – Products & Services – CELLSENTIALS: THE SIMPLEST WAY TO A HEALTHIER DAY VIDEO – DISTINCTION
  • Branded – Commercials – CELAVIVE MASK 101: HOW-TO SHEET MASK WITH USANA CELAVIVE – DISTINCTION

Hermes Awards

  • Video – Marketing (Product) – CELLSENTIALS: THE SIMPLEST WAY TO A HEALTHIER DAY VIDEO – PLATINUM
  • Video – Marketing (Product) – CELAVIVE’S HYDRATING + LIFTING SHEET MASK – PLATINUM
  • Video – Corporate Image – USANA Athletes Trust – PLATINUM
  • Social Media – Blog Overall – What’s Up, USANA? Blog – GOLD
  • Video – Marketing (Product) – CELAVIVE MASK 101: HOW-TO SHEET MASK – GOLD
  • Social Media – Instagram – USANA Corporate Instagram – GOLD