• Inaugural Blog Posting

    Welcome to the inaugural post of “Reflections” -- I’m delighted that you’ve come to visit! Perhaps we’ve had a chance to meet already; if so, it’s good to connect with you again. If we don’t...
  • The contest continues...

    All I can say is WOW! I wish you could all see how things are "buzzing" around here since yesterday morning. So many of our employees and executives are sharing their excitement about the new blog, and just take a look...
  • Tagline contest closes Tuesday 4/14 9 AM CST

    The Mary Kay women are really a creative bunch! We've had well over 500 suggestions for the Reflections blog tagline. We'll close down the contest and gather all the entries tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM Dallas time. Then...
  • Being a bright spot when all around you is dark

    One of the most valuable lessons I learned from Mary Kay Ash was the importance of maintaining a positive attitude. She often said "What you think about, you bring about!" In the more than 10 years that I worked closely...
  • That Special Time of Year

    I always know when it's getting close to one of my favorite times of the year when the mercury tops 100 degrees in Dallas, Texas. No, it's not that I like the heat so much, but it means that it's time for the annual...
  • Seeing things differently

    It was snowing this morning in Dallas, which is quite unusual for us this time of year. If we get any at all, it's mostly in January or February. With the dense cloud cover, everything in the house was a little darker than...
  • When things don't go your way

    I saw a great quote on Twitter yesterday. Unfortunately, an author wasn't cited, so I don't know who to attribute it to, but it really got me to thinking about what happens to us when things don't go our way. "Experience...
  • It's the people that make the difference

    I was asked to give the closing keynote speech at a Global Business Summit yesterday, conducted by the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the American Marketing Assocation. On Tuesday evening, there was a reception at a local university...
  • Vote now for your favorite tagline

    The response to our call for entries in the tagline contest was impressive indeed. More than 700 of you let the creative juices flow and shared your ideas, and a good many of you submitted several different suggestions. There...
  • Yes, It's True

    If you read the comments to my previous post "Wishes for the New Year" you will gather that I will be retiring from Mary Kay Inc. I'll be here until April 30, and will continue to blog until then. I am working on...
  • Wishes for the New Year

    I'm having a hard time believing that 2009 has come to an end, and that means it is time to work on goals and dreams for 2010. I haven't yet created my own personal goals for the new year, but I do have a few things I've...
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Rhonda Shasteen

Chief Marketing Officer (retired) at Mary Kay Inc.

At Mary Kay for more than 25 years, and worked closely with Mary Kay Ash for 10.

Raised in Dallas, Texas. Married, 2 grown children.

At work, I enjoy helping women develop as leaders; creating solutions to complex problems;  learning new things. At home, I enjoy the cows, horses and garden; fresh country air and time with my husband; learning new things and discovering my authentic self.

With more time, I would: sew (again); exercise (more); run for political office.

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