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Amway Global Accreditation: transformation or a sad joke?

In general I don’t like being critical of people, and I especially try to avoid being so in public. What’s more, with regards Amway, part of my “mission” with TTAA is to try to provide some balance to the excessive criticism of Amway on the Internet. Sometimes however, I encounter things that I believe are so proactively damaging to Amway’s reputation that I must speak out, even though I’m sure I’ll make some enemies out of friends. This is one of those times.
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Amway Global – latest Accreditation list

It’s now more than a month since the original August 31 deadline for Amway Global North America organizations and business owners to ensure they were accredited and operating according Amway’s rules and guidelines. The deadline was reportedly extended by a month as the process took more resources and time than Amway Global expected. Here’s the list as of October 2, 2008 –

Accredited Organizations:
eFinity, MMP, ProSystem One, Network 21, WIN, P5, Team-ONE, Vision Global, Britt Worldwide (BWW), I-Team USA, Global Business Alliance (GBA), International Connection (IC), INA, Julia Yu, Chi Chen, Teamworks International (TWI), DSI, Vision 2010, Equipo Vision, InterBiz, Usher Enterprises, IDA International, ITeam Choice, Proyecto Libertad, GlobalNet, World Wide Dream Builders

Accredited IBOs:
Jeff Paullin, Terry & Donna Gallian, Andrea Clark, Janette & Milo Wilcox, Alyn & Geraldine Sovak, Wade and April Cowart, Diane Fahrenkrug, Brett and Rebecca Barlow, KBBT, Inc., Jorge & Nessa Gutierrez, BIJA of Sarasota, Alan & Lori Mitchell, Norma Buttrick Teerman & John Teerman, John & Pam Marta, Holpp Enterprises, Inc., Eastburn & Associates, Inc., Don & Janice Berman, Ray and Judy Clem, Maureen Minaudo, Robert & Eva Chavez, John & Lori Dipaola, Tom & Robin Joseph, Randy and Kathleen Wolfe, Charlotte Maaskant Trust, Bob & Mary Smiley, Phil & Kathleen Wolf, Bill & Myrna McDonald, PTM Enterprises LLC, DD-120 Ltd, Dawn & Bud Peterson, Eric & Brenda Buehler, Gaffey & Gaffey, Inc., Paul & Linda Witter, The Mahoney Family Trust, Maurice & Lavone Luther, Randy Perry & Lisa Perry, Claire Gunnett, Carmel Van Alen, Michael & Dorothy Hamlett, Jan & John DeYoung, DeJean Family Living Trust, Mary Pederson & Katie Bronemann & Lisa Freitas, Karstedt International, Inc., Seagren Sales, Inc., Lawrence & Margaret Rich, Robert & Mona Rodee, Linda Kalland, Patricia Eich, James Merrill & Glenna Devoy, Jerry & Debbie Boes, Sid & Mary Watters, Krause & Krause, Inc., Charles Wolf, Jakob & Julie Oenes, Jean Benetti, Nobuhiko & Tomoko Yamaguchi, Yumiko & Masaki Koretsune, Howard & Faye Vaughan, Dallas Beaird, Amway Direct Distributorship 689, Grant & Marcella Hedgpeth, Dirk, Karin & Nicole Jansen, Amdeka Corporation, Three Beecher, Inc., John Riles, Grace Cope-Riles, Kandice Berger & Shannon Nicole Stone

Of note is that WWDB (World Wide Dream Builders), one of the largest organisations in North America, is now in the list – however, The Yager families Internet Services is not. It’s interesting to see the large range of different organisations and the many “system independent” IBOs listed. Most Amway critics have experiences limited to just one organisation, yet when they write about Amway on the internet, they often speak as if their experience is a universal one – yet I can guarantee most Amway critics have never even heard of most of the organizations and folk listed above, let alone all the other Amway organisations and thousands of Diamonds around the world. It’s also interesting to note the number of “Trusts” and independent corporations listed. These are often very old distributorships, often where the original distributor has since died. The Charlotte Maaskant Trust, for example, is the business originally started by Neal Maaskant – the sponsor of Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel in both Nutrilite and Amway! It qualified as a Founders Emerald business when Founders Awards were introduced in the late 90s. Contrary to the claims of Amway critics that “residual” type incomes aren’t possible with Amway, these businesses continue to provide incomes for the families of the distributor that had the foresight and put in the effort to build a successful, long-lasting business.

Accreditation update

Over on Amway Talk it was noted that Amway Global/Quixtar has extended the accreditation deadline until the end of September. In the meantime, a quick check on the Quixtar website reveals that Jim & Margee Floor’s INA organisation has now been accredited. The INA article on Amway Wiki is a little lacking on information, if anyone can help, particularly with information on INA US leaders, please feel free to register and contribute!

The Quixtar website also lists the following new individuals as accredited –

John & Lori Dipaola, Tom & Robin Joseph, Randy and Kathleen Wolfe, Charlotte Maaskant Trust, Bob & Mary Smiley, Phil & Kathleen Wolf, Bill & Myrna McDonald, PTM Enterprises LLC, DD-120 Ltd

More accredited organisations and IBOs

Amway Global has now named more accredited organisations and IBOs. The newly accredited organisations are Brad & Vera Doyle’s I-Team USA, Global Business Alliance (GBA) and International Connection (IC). I’m not sure who is with the latter two organisations. I heard last year that IC had merged into Network TwentyOne, it may be that some leaders elected to remain as their own independent organisation. Can anyone help with information?

Amway Global also named a number of individual IBOs as being accredited. The list so far –

Jeff Paullin, Terry & Donna Gallian, Andrea Clark, Janette & Milo Wilcox, Alyn & Geraldine Sovak, Wade and April Cowart, Diane Fahrenkrug, Brett and Rebecca Barlow, KBBT, Inc., Jorge & Nessa Gutierrez, BIJA of Sarasota, Alan & Lori Mitchell, Norma Buttrick Teerman & John Teerman, John & Pam Marta, Holpp Enterprises, Inc., Eastburn & Associates, Inc., Don & Janice Berman, Ray and Judy Clem, Maureen Minaudo, Robert & Eva Chavez

Congratulations to all! The accreditation process I believe will lead to a more professional reputation for Amway.

Britt WorldWide, Team-One, Vision Global achieve Accreditation

September 1, 2008 was the deadline for North American Amway Global business owners to either be personally accredited or to be part of an accredited organisation. Accreditation requires the organisation or individual to pass a range of “quality control” criteria to ensure they are teaching and implementing “Best Practices”.

IBOs and IBO organizations who have achieved accreditation have satisfied all program criteria, including providing a professional development curriculum that includes product training and business-building components. They engage in communications that comply with the IBO Communications Platform, which can be summed up as: focus on business and “treat others as you would like to be treated.” They demonstrate a commitment to best practices and ongoing education. They offer professional development compensation plans that are transparent, written, and contractual. And, IBOs who achieve accreditation are in good standing and in compliance with Amway Global’s Rules of Conduct.

Failure to achieve accreditation may result in loss of discretionary SIP bonuses (Sales Incentive Program, formally Quixtar Business Incentives). eFinity, MarkerMan, ProSystemOne, WIN, P5, and Network TwentyOne have been accredited for some time now. As of today, the old Quixtar Accreditation website now points to quixtar.com, and some new organisations are now listed as having achieved accreditation. Continue reading

Network TwentyOne International Announces Quixtar Accreditation in North America

Network 21 press release –

Network TwentyOne is proud to announce that it has recently passed the Quixtar Professional Development Accreditation Program for North America having satisfied all requirements laid out in the Quixtar Accreditation process. Organizations who have achieved accreditation have satisfied all program criteria, including providing a professional development curriculum that includes product training and business-building components. They engage in communications that comply with the IBO Communications Platform, which can be summed up as: focus on business and “treat others as you would like to be treated.” They demonstrate a commitment to best practices and ongoing education. They offer professional development compensation plans that are transparent, written, and contractual. And, Organizations who achieve accreditation are in good standing and compliance with Quixtar.

“The leadership is proud to have successfully achieved accreditation with Quixtar and to be one of the early participants in this important program,” said Jim Dornan, founder of Network TwentyOne International. “As a global organization with a presence in more than 35 separate international markets, we feel this sends an important signal that we intend to be a valuable partner of the corporation in best practices wherever we operate.”

The Quixtar Professional Development Accreditation Program recognizes organizations that set an example in the field of professional development programs. Accreditation is a recognized and proven way that many businesses and organizations ensure their products, programs, or services possess specific attributes (adhere to specific guidelines?) .

For more information on the Quixtar Accreditation program visit http://www.quixtaraccreditation.com/us-en/accredited.html

About Network TwentyOne

Network TwentyOne International offers training and support to individuals whose businesses are powered by the Alticor family of direct marketing companies. The company has a systemized approach to business ownership and offers a simple, but highly sophisticated method for supporting, training, and equipping people for success in independent business ownership.

The Network TwentyOne system has evolved based on the experience of working with tens of thousands of people in over 35 countries around the world. The principles are based upon decades of training and mentoring in leadership development and observing the success principles most effective for long-term results.

Network TwentyOne founder, Jim Dornan often says that there is nothing new or invented in what we teach… Network TwentyOne has simply learned which business principles work consistently, and are duplicatable.

Network TwentyOne is privately owned and operated, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Countries of operation include:

  • Europe: Austria, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the UK.
  • Asia Pacific: Australia, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. • Africa: South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.
  • North America: USA and Canada.

Corporate Headquarters:
Network TwentyOne International
355 Corporate Way
Duluth GA 396 USA
www.n21corp.com

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More accredited systems on the way

Following on from eFinity, MMP, ProSystemOne, and WIN I’ve heard from multiple sources that one of the larger IBO organisations has achieved Quixtar Accreditation and it will be officially announced within a week.

I was excited when the Accreditation program was launched, I was even more excited when it effectively became compulsory thanks to being linked to QBI awards and bonuses. I’m just hopeful that the professionalism which it imposes on BSM companies and organizations spreads throughout Amway around the world.

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