We had the good fortune of connecting with Rhonda Madrid and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rhonda, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
My business was a complete accident in the beginning! I started making jewelry as a creative outlet to keep my mind busy from anxiety and depression. I took $30 to a local craft store and purchased supplies, but soon realized that my new hobby was going to get expensive and I had a surplus of earrings! I started selling at first on social media to just friends and then in 2017 I created a website. In 2017 is when I really got serious about my business and rebranded. I knew at that point that it was more than just jewelry. My mission became to reach as many women as possible with my story. So many women suffer alone and in shame with their anxiety and depression. I want women to know that they are worthy of so much more in life! That if someone like me can have a successful business without a college degree, zero capital, depression and anxiety-so can they! I have learned to love myself on my journey and I have learned to dream big and then to dream even bigger. I want to inspire women all over to do the same.
What should our readers know about your business?
We have a highly sought-after brand ambassador program that I am extremely proud of that started out with five ambassadors two years ago and has grown to 136 ambassadors as of today. My Brand Ambassador Coordinator, Kelsey, just created a five-day training program for new ambassadors that was recently launched. We stand behind our products and customer service at RMD. We have one of the best return policies out there because our customer’s satisfaction is our top priority. Was any of this easy? Yes and no. It was easy in the sense of loving what I do, so it doesn’t feel like work. All the hard and not so fun stuff are just lessons. I am constantly learning not only about my business, but who I am as well.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I absolutely love the town that we live in, Gilbert. I love it so much that I recently became a member of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce so I could start giving back to the community. Everyone that visits must experience downtown Gilbert. We have charming restaurants, a great night life, and adorable shops. It has so much character and the people that live in Gilbert make it such a great community.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would not be where I am today without the love and support of my husband Ray and my daughter Samantha. I sacrificed a lot of family time to get to where I am today. My best friends, Rebecca and Lesilyn for always being there for me, supporting me and believing in me. All my dear friends near and far and my mindset coach Ashley. I have the best customers EVER and some that have even turned into friends. My support team Ashley, Kelsey, Ashleigh, Samantha, Olivia and Yensenia for running the day to day operations and getting the work done. And to my ambassadors that believe in me and my mission. Without all of these amazing individuals, RMD would not be where it is today. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey, for your love, dedication and support. It means the world to me!
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