Discover Viridian: Wake Up with a Purpose
Provide the power of choice. Bring responsible energy to the masses. Make a collective impact.
Today, these values are a central part of Viridian’s mission and the work each of us does every day. But before 2009, they were just grand ideas. It’s been seven years since Viridian Founder & CEO Michael Fallquist put those ideas into action, and today we are a multimillion-dollar company with tens of thousands of Associates, hundreds of thousands of customers and a plan to expand internationally.
On March 11, Michael told Viridian’s origin story to a packed room of Associates and guests at the first Discover Viridian of the year. His remarks and those of fellow corporate leaders were livestreamed to Discover Viridian attendees at our new corporate office in Houston! Although we were more than 1,500 miles apart, we were all discovering Viridian together.
Discover Viridian is the only Viridian event that allows for intimate face time with Viridian’s corporate leaders. Whether you’re a seasoned Associate, newly enrolled or even a guest, Discover Viridian is an invaluable experience to knowing and understanding the Viridian story.
“I brought three guests with me today. I wanted them to feel the energy in the room and see the company’s founder and CEO,” said Associate Chaz Bendesky of New Jersey. Chaz also attended Discover Viridian last year, but made the trip to Connecticut on March 11 with three guests because he feels it’s a rare opportunity to hear directly from the leaders. “It’s such a unique event to see the vision of the company and where it’s going.”
Although he’s been a Viridian Associate for more than a year, Chaz still sees the value in attending Discover Viridian. His level of enthusiasm and commitment was similar to that of Terrina Kerr, who just enrolled as an Associate one month ago. Having already attended VLaunch, VPro and now Discover Viridian in Stamford, Terrina knows the importance in plugging in to Viridian events.
“The vehicle is here, and I just need to drive it,” Terrina said. “Discover Viridian was powerful. It’s amazing to see so many people from so many walks of life having excitement about the same thing, which is essentially helping other people. We’re helping people make smarter energy choices and helping them begin their own business.”
The level of enthusiasm reverberated all the way down to Texas as we livestreamed to our Houston office, where Chief Ambassador Marty Hale and Field Development Manager Nettie Sappington were on site.
“Whether it’s day one or 100 in the business, Discover Viridian always provides a learning experience,” Nettie said. “For the brand new Associate, they can meet the team, tour our office and explore Viridian for the first time. For seasoned Associates, a ‘light bulb’ always goes off and they leave with a new perspective or additional tools to put in their kit to build a stronger business.”
As CSO Cami Boehme said, “You go to bed with a dream and wake up with a purpose.” Each and every one of Viridian’s Associates are realizing their dreams by waking up, taking control of their business and making a difference for our planet.
Discover Viridian is back on April 15 in Stamford and Houston, and this time around our corporate leaders will be in Houston and we’ll livestream to Stamford. In addition, we’ll have a special training on how to make a Fast Action Revolution in one day and a sustainability event in Stamford to take part in Earth Month. Reignite your dream or spark one in someone else by attending Discover Viridian.