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Recognition

Meet New Executive Directors Marisol de Paz & Elmer Lopez!

July 31, 2020

Thirteen years ago, Marisol and Elmer came to the United States in search of a better life for their children. But a crack quickly formed in their American dream: Endless hours of work kept their family apart. Money they brought home went far enough to pay their bills and little else. The couple desperately needed to change their situation.

 

In 2017, Marisol came across an energy flyer that would put her family on a new path. As our newest Executive Directors, Marisol and Elmer are finally on their way to the life they dreamed of when they came to this country.

 

 

A Chance Encounter

 

“When Kynect came into my life, I wasn’t looking for another job,” Marisol says. “I had 3 at the time!” In July of 2017, she had stumbled upon a flyer for energy services and remembered a friend was in need of a new provider. She snapped a picture, shared it, and the next day a Kynect Associate called to thank her for helping secure a new customer and invited her for coffee.

 

Marisol said yes. She said yes again when that coffee date turned into a Business Presentation.

 

Rising Stars

 

The couple was soon on their way to Senior Director, then the 300 Club. In 2019, they were recognized as Rising Stars. Though they had toiled at their jobs for years, these were the first rewards they had ever received in recognition of their incredible work ethic. 

 

The time they dedicate to Kynect and the belief that fuels them hasn’t come without cost. Marisol says that some acquaintances have chosen to keep their distance, leaving only the truest friends by their side.

 

 

“Many people prefer to stop talking to you than to give you the light,” she explains. But that hasn’t dampened their spirits or their resolve to be the light for others, something National Directors Blanca and Miquel Morales admire.

 

“Elmer and Marisol are an extraordinary couple. Their focus and perseverance helped them reach this prestigious position,” they say. “We are very proud of you for seeing the potential of this opportunity and congratulate you for being able to jump through every obstacle during your journey. Thanks for being part of our team and the best is yet to come!”

 

Lessons Learned

 

Marisol and Elmer say their “why” was and always will be their children; to not only provide for them, but to set an example. To show them that we’re all capable of greatness—even if traditional systems would have us believe otherwise.

 

“Kynect has taught me I am capable of more in life than being just one more worker,” Marisol says. She and Elmer have developed themselves into humble, disciplined leaders who are passionate about helping families like theirs in need of a fresh start. “I love carrying this great blessing. I am delighted to know that someone can change their life, just as ours was changed.”

 

 

Income Disclosure: In 2017 the average Associate was a Director and their income was $178.07; the median of all our Associates’ income was $64.25. In comparison, engaged Associates earned $1,139. To learn more about earnings and “average” versus “engaged” Associates, visit wekynect.com/incomedisclosure.

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