Colleen Kinniburgh - Rep Trainer and Social Media Assistant




Name:  Colleen Kinniburgh

Title:  Founding Rep/Team Leader/Best Mom Ever

Where do you live: Taber, AB

Joined OST: August 2016

Why did you join OST: Because I could see the potential in the company and watched the formation of the company back in January of 2016.  I knew that Zelda Gayle and Patrick were dedicated to creating a company that was “Rep Friendly”. 

Family:  I am a proud mom of 6 grown children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild now!

Pets: Nope- not any in my house!!

Favorite product: Eternal Rainbow Ring – the colors are different on every one of them and they catch the attention of many customers, plus who doesn’t love to fidget and spin a ring?

Job: I have three jobs: Office Administrator at an oilfield company.  Piano teacher. OST Rep.

How long at your job: Office Administrator has been 10 years now.  Piano teacher has been for 47 years now.  OST Rep for almost a full year.

Hobbies (What do you do in your spare time): What spare time?  I do like to play the piano, listen to music, sometimes I get the urge to do crafts, scrapbooking.  And reading!!

Funniest/most memorable OST moment:  The day I joined – Zelda Gayle was sitting at my table on her computer and working on her computer, while I sat beside her on my phone and went to the website and joined up without saying a word to her.  Such a funny reaction when she got her notification that a new rep had signed up!! And also did my order to become Founding Rep right then so the fastest Founding Rep to date!!

What drives your passion for OST: I want to support Zelda Gayle and Patrick in their endeavors.  I also quite like the jewelry and love going to the markets and trade shows and chatting with people. 

Favorite Quote (Jewelry related?): #Shiny

Favorite Color: Blue

Goal for this year:  Achieve the Shiny a Day every month. 

What’s a typical day like for you: Up at 6 a.m., go to the office at 7 a.m., work until 3 p.m., back home to teach piano lessons until 7 to 7:30 p.m., often meetings in the evening to attend (I am involved in my church on different committees), sometimes evening tea at my neighbor’s home, then early to bed most nights!  Try to be in bed by 9:30 p.m.

What are your best skills that you bring to your OST job? I am comfortable talking to people and I know how to handle comments that are negative.  I am comfortable with technology so computers don’t faze me.  I don’t “sweat the small stuff” because I have learned over the years that many of the things that irritate us are really not an essential part in the grand scheme of our lives. One of life’s biggest lessons I have learned is that if you don’t work for it, you won’t earn it!!  But above all, spending time with family is precious, so I have also learned that sometimes you have to back off from working and chill with the family!


What would be your personal motto?  “If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.” Catherine Aird  I have just always enjoyed this one but my true personal motto is: ‘We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.  But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa)