I’ve been watching the life and business of former Mary Kay “top director” Kelly Brock for a couple of years now. She left MK in late 2019 to start her coaching business. At first I was mostly excited for her. She seemed to have good knowledge about selling that she was teaching to women. But I was disappointed that she was targeting women in MLM, given that she knows the full truth of the MLM hamster wheel.
Kelly eventually got real about how Mary Kay almost ruined her marriage. And how MK sucks the life out of you. Over time her business transitioned, with Kelly speaking her authentic voice. And then being authentic. And then telling us that NOW she’s being authentic.
As Kelly is busy shilling her “Peaceful Performer” and “Conscious LeadHER” coaching on Instagram with all sorts of “vulnerable” stories, it gets interesting but also sad. She does open up to the reality of Mary Kay from time to time (without naming or blaming the company, because she wouldn’t want to offend any potential customers).
But this is where it gets sad for me: when she talks about her husband Josh. They’ve been together since they were really young. Several months ago Josh quit his job. (No idea what that was.) Kelly now refers to him as an entrepreneur as he shills for a diet drink MLM. And he is in mixed martial arts, which seems to be his preferred “career.”
This was made possible because Kelly is making a bunch of money with her coaching business. I think it’s great if he was able to quit a job that was unfulfilling, etc. But it’s the way that Kelly talks about all of this that makes me sad.
The last one is the one that gets me. Kelly tells the world that her husband has been wasting his life. WASTING HIS LIFE. And that she prayed for him to change for 20 years. How sad that you are with someone for 20 years and want them to be something different.
Why not just tell the world that your husband was a terrible parent and you were basically parenting your two kids alone for years?
And then there is this…. She talks about “the most magical thing” she has ever experienced. Kelly is referring to her retreat on the private Aerial Island BVI.
Think about that. The most magical thing she ever experienced was not meeting her husband, marrying her husband, giving birth to either of her two children, raising a family with her husband, or anything of the sort. It was running off to an island in the Caribbean with a bunch of other women and putting their hands over their hearts for a weekend.
How many different ways can Kelly Brock humiliate her husband on social media? She thinks she is being so real, authentic, and vulnerable. And I guess she does this because it works to sell her coaching. But it’s so sad to begin with that for 20 years your husband wasn’t enough for you. it’s even sadder that you have to expose that to the world in order to sell your wares.
And just for fun…. Several weeks ago Josh was in Poland helping to rescue Ukrainian orphans with a foundation run by Kelly’s friends. I think the work is great. But Kelly’s priority after he got home from this long and dangerous trip was to set up her phone and take a time lapse video of them talking so she could use it for an IG story.