Kathy Gau, Gold Distributor

Gau after being recognized as Sponsor of the Year for Miss Washington's Outstanding Teen.

Gau after being recognized as Sponsor of the Year for Miss Washington's Outstanding Teen.

Why did you join Nice & Bella?

A friend of mine went to high school down the road from the Nice & Bella factory in Mexico. She eventually joined as a Distributor, becoming Distributor number 100. This friend told me about several pieces she bought and still is wearing them 20 years later! It was a huge testament to the quality of the pieces and the company’s commitment to using only the best materials.

What's your favorite Nice & Bella memory?

Traveling to the headquarters in Guadalajara really showed me this company's heart. Walking into the Villa de Los Niños with the multitude of children and hearing them applauding for us in gratitude for what our company has offered them left me with tears in my eyes. That moment solidified for me the decision to become a Nice & Bella Distributor. It was a wonderful moment that I will never forget.

Gau visiting the Villa de los Niños, the boys school sponsored by the Nice Foundation.

Gau visiting the Villa de los Niños, the boys school sponsored by the Nice Foundation.

What's your advice for someone considering becoming a Distributor?

You have to find something you're passionate about. This business really gives you an opportunity to give back and help make other women's lives better. Take that opportunity, it will give you the drive to succeed.

What’s your advice for Distributors?

My motto is “Wear it, share it, sell it!” You never know when a sale is going to happen so you always have to be ready. Once while on vacation I stopped into a dress shop. There was a woman who loved the necklace I was wearing and began asking about it. I started to place an order for her but she stopped me, telling me she wanted it right then. She purchased it right off my body!

What inspires you?

Being able to give back to my community is a big motivating factor for me. Locally, I'm involved with an organization called "Dignity for Divas". The mission is to provide outreach for women experiencing homelessness and supporting them to attain the resources they need to provide for themselves.

What are you known for?

No one wants to be lectured to or feel like they're being pushed something they don't need or want. I prefer to let customers have fun and enjoy dressing up! My customers know that when they're shopping with me, it's time to enjoy trying on jewelry.

What has been your most interesting sale story?

Several years ago I was at a baseball tournament. I carried this purse that had windows which showcased several pieces of jewelry I was carrying with me. A woman asked to see the pieces and soon, I brought her back to my car to show her even more pieces I happened to have with me. I ended up spending most of the day hosting an impromptu show from the back of my car!