Whether it’s setting up a show or helping at home, Denice Welch says she can’t imagine her business without her husband Scott
In honor of Father’s Day this month, we’re saluting the Dads of lia sophia—the special guys behind the scenes who help set up parties, take care of the kids and do whatever it takes to support their wives. This week, we’re talking to Division Manager Denice Welch, of Fresno, CA., who says she could not imagine running her business without her husband, Scott.
ls: Tell us about your husband, Scott—what are some of the most meaningful ways he helps support your business?
Denice: My business would not be where it is today if it weren’t for him. Scott is very supportive of me and all the ladies on my team. He runs all my reports and when he sees an Advisor do a great show, he’ll send out a congratulatory text. He’s also my biggest fan and cheerleader. He’ll say, “Denice, you can do it. You’re the best. Go back to it.” And with Gracie, our daughter, he’s been such a huge help. He’ll jump right in and help with her homework, makes dinner and takes her to tennis class if I can’t.
ls: It sounds like he helps set up your meetings and parties, too. That’s great!
Denice: He’s always there. He brings in the sound system and sets it up. The sound system is for playing music, and we have microphones for the meetings because sometimes we have 30 women coming to the meetings. When I have training meetings at home, he sets that up. We always encourage husbands and boyfriends to attend our training meetings.
ls: How has your lives changed since joining the company?
Denice: When we started five years ago, we were working very hard to make ends meet. Financially it was really tough. lia sophia has blessed our lives in so many ways both financially and with friendships. For Scott, some of his best friends are husbands of lia sophia sisters on my team. It’s developed great friendships. Our kids, their kids, play together. For family the unity has been great. Three years ago, Scott was able to leave his job at a local television station to pursue his dream of opening his own advertising business.