Rosanne Bostonian - Owner, Essential Spirit

Rosanne Bostonian began her career as a teacher and taught at Paramus High School throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. She was involved as a student government advisor and also coached softball, basketball, and cheerleading. Dr. Bostonian subsequently earned her PhD in psychology from Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine Campus and spent nearly a decade as a school psychologist with the West Morris Regional High School District in Long Valley, New Jersey.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Rosanne Bostonian has always supported others’ health and wellness in a variety of ways. She currently serves as a certified Reiki master and teacher, which allows her to bring clients’ mind, body, and spirit into balance.  Acknowledging the importance and efficacy of the energetic domain of healing, Rosanne combines Reiki, light touch energy, and essential oils. The synergy provides a powerful healing environment.

Rosanne has an extraordinary gift of making the abstract understandable with humor, metaphor and the poetry of words. These talents support her current marketing activities with Young Living where she provides team support and undertakes speaking engagements. Many organizations seek out Dr. Rosanne Bostonian as a presenter for their group support activities and events. She recently spoke to the Health and Wellness Co-Op of Millburn/Short Hills on “Healthy Campers Healthy Kids.”

Actively involved in her community in her free time, Dr. Bostonian also enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling to her second home in Florida.

How did you get started in this business? What inspired you to start this business?

After retiring as a psychologist in private practice in April 2014 I was motivated to continue in service of others using my talents in different ways.  I am currently working as a Reiki Master/Teacher, as an Independent Wholesale Distributer of Young Living Essential Oils, and an adjunct professor at Berkeley College.

How do you make money?

I have always made money by being of service to others and applying my intrinsic motivation to the task at hand. I believe that most honest way to make money is to help others, regardless of the medium chosen.

How long did it take for you to become profitable?

I am currently at a “break even” point in a bit over one year’s time.

When you were starting out, was there ever a time you doubted it would work? If so, how did you handle that?

Since my “it” is varied and not all eggs in one basket, when one area is slow, there is generally something happening in another area to keep the energy flowing.

How did you get your first customer?

My reputation in the field of psychology and excellent marketing assistance through Suzanne Bugge’s “A Focused Advantage,” has generated interest.

What is one marketing strategy (other than referrals) that you’re using that works really well to generate new business?

Following up on Facebook, Linked In and connections through my website, EssentialSpirit.net have been helpful.

What is the toughest decision you’ve had to make in the last few months?

I was a candidate for a position in a company and withdrew my name in favor of staying in an entrepreneurial business model. That was a decision made for intrinsic motives rather than simply immediate financial advantage.

What do you think it is that makes you successful?

Success comes from passion and commitment, full presence in the moment and bringing creativity to the worksite. Stale, old news delivered with old scripts doesn’t meet people where they are in 2015.  I have the ability to use knowledge, humor and awareness in my work.

What has been your most satisfying moment in business?

When a client gets on the table stressed and comes off the table relaxed and connected to her/himself, that is a joyful moment.  When I’m able to share the healthy benefits of therapeutic grade Essential Oils, and teach a vibrant lesson, those are peak experiences.

What does the future hold for your business? What are you most excited about?

I hope I’ll always be excited about being of service and being the “wind beneath the wings” of my clients, downline distributers and students.

Are you willing to be a mentor? If so, how would you like to be contacted?

I think I already am a mentor in my various pursuits.  Of course, if I can assist anyone in any way, I’m grateful.  I can be contacted via my website, EssentialSpirit.net.

What do you value most?

My value system is based on intrinsic experiences and fostering self-actualizing experiences for others.

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