Bianca Lisonbee, co-founder of 4Life Research, passed away on October 3, 2023, surrounded by her husband, children, and loved ones, after bravely battling a rare and aggressive cancer.
The heartaches suffered, hurdles cleared and groundwork laid by direct selling’s extraordinary founding sisters are but one turn of a spinning wheel of inspiration. The next empowering turn comes from the bold, creative and tenacious spirits of these 35 current day female founders, whose modern leadership and vision reflects many of the ideals and principles of their predecessors.
While the immune system is a hot topic for companies in today’s health and wellness space, David and Bianca Lisonbee have been pioneering immune system sciences for over 25 years through their work at 4Life. Known as “The Immune System Company™,” 4Life continues to lead the industry with immune support products distributed in over 70 countries worldwide.
The names say it all. Walt Disney. Henry Ford. James Cash Penney. Iconic Founders and CEOs who came to personify the brands they led in the minds and hearts of their employees and the world. This phenomenon is perhaps even more prevalent in direct selling, where there is a long and storied tradition of charismatic leaders who have become synonymous with the companies they helm.
4Life Research announced that Deborah Dixon has been named vice president of Marketing Communications and Erik Patterson vice president of North America. Dixon’s background includes field training, business builder relationships, translation and interpretation, marketing, and cultural diversity and awareness. She began at 4Life as project manager in 2002 and has held positions as vice president of […]
In this issue: List of Top 100 Companies DSN Welcomes Executives and Guests to its Global 100 Evening of Celebration Global Good: Why Direct Selling Succeeds Beyond Our Borders 5 Best Practices for Making It Work in the Global Market Frequently Asked Questions about the Global 100 Ranking Bravo Legacy Award: D. Gary Young: A […]
Find the local direct selling association. “The national DSA will have detailed knowledge of how the market works and can inform companies which legal regulations apply,” says Katarina Molin, executive director at Seldia, the European Direct Selling Association. Hire native speakers. Someone who knows the language from the inside will help you avoid faux […]
In their first month of business, 4Life Research founders David and Bianca Lisonbee made $254 in sales. Today that would buy only about six containers of 4Life Transfer Factor Classic supplements. 4Life Research Founded: 1998 Headquarters: Sandy, Utah Top Executive: President and CEO Danny Lee 2016 Revenue: $316 Million Products: Cell-Based Health and Wellness. In 2017, their sales were $316 […]