Lisa Valencia Bauer was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1962.
Having completed cosmetology training in 1982, Lisa became a
licensed cosmetologist working at Salon Klaus and Command
Performance in Kansas City. Lisa was also drawn to the physical
fitness business working at Gold’s Gym as a fitness trainer and
later signed her agreement as a Beauty Consultant (for the first
time) for Mary Kay in 1981. Lisa also found time to work as a
Clinique consultant and fragrance representative with YSL at Macy’s.
Brought to Chesapeake by her first of many husbands, Lisa
quickly acclimated herself to the area by working at local Salons
and Haynes furniture as a graphic artist in the advertisement
department. While working at Empress Spa as a fitness trainer, Lisa
recruited herself back into Mary Kay in 1987.
Quickly seizing the opportunity in Mary Kay, Lisa overcame many
obstacles including being broke, seven months pregnant (Stephanie),
and having an unsupportive husband. Her drive and discipline
enabled her to complete Directorship in 1989 (while giving birth to
her second daughter, Amanda) and earn her first free Mary Kay car.
Again, tragedy struck with the loss of her mother and divorce
from her husband. Her Mary Kay community and friends helped her
through this trying time – all the while providing for her family as
a now single parent.
Lisa has been married to Brad since 1992. Brad currently is on
active duty in the United States Navy as a Limited Duty Officer. In
addition to Stephanie and Amanda, Andrew joined the family in
1994. Lisa also has a granddaughter (Kierstyn) who was born in
Lisa’s many interests include competitive Powerlifting, Piyo,
Photography, Classical Guitar, and Piano. In addition to being a
licensed Cosmetologist, Lisa has recently earned her instructor
certification for Piyo training and is rigorously practicing the
Electric Guitar (to try one last time for that big record deal!)
Lisa’s career highlights started in 1990 when she became a
Senior Director. Lisa has earned the use of 12 Free Mary Kay Career
cars including three Pink Cadillacs (currently driving the 2006
DTS!) She has also earned 19 carats of Diamonds and has been on the
Queen’s Court of Personal Sales an astonishing 13 times, twice
finishing in the top 20 in the company (7th and 15th). Leading by
example, Lisa has been a Star Consultant for 75 straight quarters
earning beautiful prizes each quarter! The incredible Rhino unit
has achieved the prestigious Half-Million Dollar (or more) status an
incredible six consecutive times, twice finishing over $600,000.
Working hard and leading by example are Lisa’s trademarks for
success. She strictly follows the Golden Rule of Mary Kay. Her
mission is to help the women in her unit develop as financially
independent women and help them reach their potential. Her mentors
include Mary Kay, Rena Tarbet, Sr. NSD, Linda Toupin, NSD, Irmel
Boyle-Schultz, NSD (Emeritus), Phyllis Chang, NSD, Pamela Shaw, NSD,
Rebbeca Evans, NSD, Pastor and Author, John Maxwell, Motivational
Speaker and Author, Jim Rohn, and Billionaire, Donald Trump.