“I honestly feel as if I’ve found my something greater, my life’s purpose,” laughs Rachel Johannsen, who achieved executive director status after eighteen months of focused effort with LegalShield. Ms. Johannsen achieved that goal while running her cleaning business and waiting tables on the side. “I know that sounds cliché, but it’s true. If a waitress from St. Paul can be successful at this, then so can you!”
Ms. Johannsen’s initial exposure to LegalShield came about as a member, when she experienced a wallet theft. Her boyfriend was already an independent associate, so she knew to expect good service from the company, but the quality of service she received, both from her Kroll licensed identity theft investigator (Kroll partners with LegalShield in providing state-of-the-art identity theft protection and restoration services) and her provider attorney, made her a true believer in LegalShield and its myriad benefits. Her excitement over becoming an independent associate soon drew three of her close friends to work for the company as well and, recently, even her initially skeptical father has signed on as an independent associate.
“At the time I began my LegalShield business I was working about 75 hours a week running my cleaning business, Rachael’s Rags, and bartending at night. The more I got involved with LegalShield, the more I fell in love with the mission. I see this as a true career that allows me to make an incredible difference in the lives of others. So my boyfriend and I came up with a game plan to reach the top levels of the company. As we have moved up, I have been able to quit my other jobs and transition out of my cleaning business,” says Ms. Johannsen, whose enthusiasm for LegalShield has continued to deepen.
Ms. Johannsen relishes her role in bringing affordable legal services to families and friends who may not have thought they could afford such protection. When she imagines the map of her career, she envisions the whole of it will be spent with LegalShield.
“If you have an issue, this provides for equal access to justice. I come from a family that didn’t access lawyers for any reason. Like most people we simply couldn’t afford it. The opportunity, the financial perks, the flexibility, the cause. I’m really in this for the cause,” says Ms. Johannsen with the confidence of someone who has charted her course carefully.
“I will work with LegalShield for the rest of my life.”