- Corporate Management, Training & Development for 16 years
- Entrepreneur and Network Marketing Professional for 18 years
- Currently an Advisory Board Member and Crown Ambassador Elite with Kannaway
Starting her career in the corporate world, Valerie decided nearly 20 years ago that the only way to have work/life balance was to work for her own success and learn the skills necessary to become an entrepreneur.
Valerie immersed herself in personal development and leadership training and eventually found the industry of network marketing. The independence offered from this career choice of working from home allowed her to have a successful business and be home to spend time with her then two young children. Today, she is an industry leader and proud of her network marketing and consulting profession.
Valerie is excited to pioneer this booming new sector of the health and wellness industry and educating the masses about the many uses of hemp and CBD in our economy.
As an entrepreneur, Valerie recognized the financial potential of the industry and partnered with Kannaway and developed her legal cannabis business. As one of the founding members, she created a six-figure income within her first year and helped form the company’s first Advisory Council and sits on that board today.
Within three years, Valerie attained the companies highest rank of Crown Ambassador Elite, helped open the European Union and the United Kingdom, has over 30,000 Brand Ambassadors in her organization and enjoys a seven-figure income.
Valerie is often a featured guest speaker at various industry and company events. She is passionate about developing leaders globally and coaching and mentoring them to achieve financial success in this industry. It is through this exponential growth of like-minded individuals that humanity will be served in such a big way and that’s extremely exciting!
- Corporate Training, Education & Coaching for 20 years
- Team Management, Sales & Event Specialist for 25 years
- Human Resources, Career Development & Skills Improvement for 10 years
Melissa Temple-Agosta did not start her career in cannabis the traditional way after being an executive in the corporate world for over 20 years. She enrolled as a Brand Ambassador with Kannaway 2 years ago after having a profound product experience herself after some life-changing injuries. She started sharing her experiences with others in a blog and eventually, joined Kannaway corporate as a guest blogger. This turned into a year at the corporate office helping with operations, support and human resources, leveraging her former expertise at L’Oreal in international sales and education.
Next, she started one of the first PEO’s (Professional Employer Organization) for the hemp and cannabis industry- helping companies provide support to their employees just like other “traditional” businesses- including HR, staffing, recruiting, on boarding, training, insurance, payroll, 401K and safety. Melissa continues to connect industry leaders together in this space, helping them find the resources they need to be successful and compliant.
Now, she has turned all of this experience into one consulting business that supports all facets of the industry. Melissa has always taken pride in helping others discover the benefits of CBD products and educating them to help others. To her, it doesn’t matter whose team someone is on or where they are positioned in their company. She is open to helping cross- line partners succeed and in turn, helping everyone in the organization succeed, because it benefits us all! We are a force to be reckoned with and the power we have to change lives is getting stronger every day, so she feels it is a key time at the company to experience this with more and more people around the world.