Believing In Entreprenuers: Our Founders' Vision
An entreprenuer at heart, Reliv Founder Robert L. Montgomery figured out early in life what he wanted: to be his own boss. Like people all over the world, Robert wanted to be in charge of his own time, and have financial security to do and have the things in life he wanted. His 'Why' for founding Reliv was to create a company that gives others an opportunity to be their own boss, and to help others do the same. He wanted to show people a different way, helping them to grow personally, develop leadership skills, enjoy more time and have financial freedom. So in 1988, along with his wife, Sandy, Robert founded Reliv after experiencing health benefits from the nutritional discoveries of their friend Dr. Theodore Kalogris. Robert quickly recognized the vast potential of Dr. Ted's formula, which would become Reliv’s flagship product — Reliv Classic®.
Dr. Ted Kalogris, inventor of Reliv's first flagship product, Reliv Classic.
Like many people, I had taken vitamins for years not really doing myself any good. Sandy and I started taking Dr. Ted’s formula in 1982 and we saw how the product helped our family's health.- Robert Montgomery, Founder & Chairman of the Reliv Board.
Robert and Sandy could have enjoyed the product and stopped there. But they felt inspired to share their discovery with the world. And so Reliv was born.
We gathered some of our closest friends, sat down at our kitchen table with yellow notepads and began to design the company that would become Reliv.
- Sandy Montgomery
At just 23 years old, Robert first got behind the concept of network marketing and chose this as the most effective means for sharing it with the world.
The idea that I could create my own destiny and grow personally without someone restricting me was very exciting. I could be my own boss. I didn’t need to have someone telling me when I could take time off or whether or not I could stay home with a sick child. This is what impressed me the most about network marketing and the lifestyle it offered. It’s the reason I couldn’t stop talking about it. - Robert Montgomery
Reliv's culture can be credited to its founders, Robert and Sandy Montgomery. In fact, the Core Values and Core Beliefs created by them are still the driving force behind the company's decisions today.
Reliv has been built on a strong foundation of core values and beliefs that will never change. Going forward, we are committed to build onto our strengths and 30-year foundation by modernizing our messaging, tools and sales methods to remain not only relevant in today’s wellness and direct sales industries, but to be industry leaders with innovative products and business development. Principles and ideals never change, but our methods and technology will evolve so we appeal to ever-changing consumers and distributors. - CEO Ryan Montgomery
RELIV Core Values
First and foremost, we invest in people and make a positive difference in people's lives. We strive to maintain an environment where people can grow while building relationships like family. Aligned partnership is key to a culture of greatness.
Good health starts young and Reliv optimizes physical development and healthy aging with nutrition made simple. We demand quality and excellence with our healthy aging products that combine science and nature.
Reliv empowers people to achieve their best life. We provide a vehicle for personal growth, financial opportunity and improved lifestyle.
Reliv is powered by purpose. Get what you want in life as a steward that helps others achieve better health and fulfillment. Through our Reliv Kalogris Foundation, we give back to communities around the world with health and hope.