From Nurse to Sales Rep—Same Mission, Different Career

Julissa G.

TITLE: Team Leader
FAMILY: Husband, four children
RESIDES IN: Colorado
START DATE: September 2018

Julissa has worked in the healthcare industry since 1994, specifically in a variety of nursing positions. But, after sustaining several workplace knee injuries, Julissa could no longer afford to spend all day on her feet working with patients. Julissa made the difficult decision to start over in a new career.

Julissa began her search by submitting her resume to online career sites. One day, she received a call from Gabrielle, a Platinum recruiter. As Gabrielle explained what the Platinum sales career was all about, Julissa was intrigued by the income potential and the ability to continue helping people in the healthcare arena. Instead of treating people for their illnesses, she would be protecting them from the high costs of a serious diagnoses, such as cancer.

Even though her husband wasn’t fully convinced the Platinum opportunity was real, Julissa decided to move forward and began studying for her insurance exams. Her Platinum career officially started in September 2018.

Getting started in a brand-new career didn’t come easy. Julissa didn’t have a background in supplemental insurance, and that made her nervous. So did perfecting a customer presentation. “I was like, how in the heck am I going to read this brochure upside down? There is no way I can do this.”

But, Julissa committed to studying and practicing her presentation, and the trajectory of her career began to reflect her work. Never did Julissa imagine she’d be as financially well-off as she is today.

“You know, the job that I had—I loved the job of nursing—but it paid nowhere remotely close to what I make now. There are months now that I make more money than my husband. We’ve been married 25 years, and I’ve never made more money than him!”

Julissa gives a lot of the credit for her success to the support of her children and husband. “If I didn’t have their help, I would have just said, ‘you know what, I will just find a different job and stay local by the house.’”

To thank her family for all their support, Julissa is planning future family vacations and saving money for her and her husband’s retirement.

“My husband has given almost 20 years of his life to the military, and he’s ready to retire. And, I want to make that happen for him, and for myself and the kids.” Julissa and her husband hope to retire in another country—their eyes are on Belize!


Many Platinum representatives have found extraordinary success at Platinum after a career in a very different field. Read more about how the Platinum sales career is transforming lives.