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Herbalife Executive YoungHee Chung Shares Her Leadership Secrets

YoungHee Chung

Changing people’s lives takes leadership. Just ask Herbalife Vice President and General Manager of Korea and the Philippines YoungHee Chung. As a recipient of The Economist’s 2012 Korea Economy Leader Award, she has demonstrated a tremendous ability to support company growth and the success of Independent Herbalife Members in two important markets. Under her guidance, Herbalife in Korea has experienced impressive sales growth.

YoungHee has learned that passion, not money, is what makes for a rewarding career. “If you don’t like what you do, if you are thinking only about money, you are not in the right place. If you are here for the people, Herbalife is the right place.”

YoungHee spends most of her time focusing on how to deliver award-winning customer service. She has worked in Sales and Distributor Relations since joining Herbalife in Korea in 1996. “I can feel it 110% when I’m in sales,” she continues. “I can see the growth, not only financially but mentally. It’s hard to be successful in society, but I get to help those who are really dedicated.”

Chung makes sure to be a product of the products, so that she can better promote a healthy, active life. She exercises at least one hour every day by jogging with her three dogs or working out in hotel gyms while traveling for business. She always packs her favorite Herbalife® products along with her passport.

As for her recent award, YoungHee remains humble. “I believe it was due to the management, employees and Members working together under the shared vision of changing people’s lives.”

Interesting Facts

  • The only woman out of 32 recipients to receive the 2012 award.
  • Joined Herbalife in Korea as a sales supervisor one month before the official opening in 1996.
  • Has a degree in anthropology from the University of Minnesota.