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At Essential Mindset we believe our mindsets are the key to creating a life we love, full of freedom to grow and expand as life goes on. We know that Young Living offers a beautiful way to create a life of freedom through their business opportunity. Because of that, Essential Mindset is geared toward supporting people in Young Living to create sustainable success and a positive relationship with their business.

We offer a platform of courses and coaching in mindset development for Young Living business builders. Our hope is that you desire to learn more of how to utilize the incredible power found within your mind. 



Our vision is an abundant mindset that inspires wellness and authentic relationships for each person within Young Living. 



Our mission at Essential Mindset is to inspire change in mindset, leading to growth in a Young Living business through a community of education, mentoring, and internal discovery.




Carol Howden - Co-Founder. Essential Mindset

Carol Howden is a fully certified CARE Instructor (FCCI), a board-certified raindrop specialist (BCRS), a licensed spiritual healer (LSH), a Royal Crown Diamond (RCD) in Young Living, a pain management specialist, a Proctor Gallagher top consultant, and an inner circle silver pin holder with PGI, based in Alberta, Canada. Her background includes twenty plus years experience in the healing arts industry. She is an internationally renowned speaker and healing arts facilitator, teaching worldwide and hosting life transforming retreats.

Carol is also co-author of an educational cook book, Ancient Wisdom in Modern Menu.

She is a dedicated wife, mother of three and grandmother of ten.

Carol continues to teach and educate with her husband, Ben Howden. Their goal is to uplift others into a better quality of life.


Annette Draper - Co-Founder. Essential Mindset

As a personal and professional development coach, TV and radio personality, and global thought leader, Annette Draper leaves everyone she touches with impressions of increase.

Annette has a phenomenal track record in business. She is Co-founder of Club NW, one of the top multi-purpose health clubs in the US, a multi-million dollar wellness facility. With a heart to serve and a desire to help people, her new mission is mentoring professionals and business owners. In 2019, she joined the Proctor Gallagher Institute and quickly rose up the ranks to become one of the organization’s top global consultants, reaching the prestigious Inner Circle at record speed and receiving her Silver Pin for excellence.


Andrés F. Arango  - Co-Founder. Essential Mindset

As a high performance mentor specialized in mindset and paradigm shifting, Andrés has the ability to elevate the inner awareness required to create massive success for individuals and their companies, enabling them to accomplish outstanding and permanent results.

He is top global mentor certified by Bob Proctor and an inner circle silver pin holder.

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Guillermo Cusnaider - Co-Founder. Essential Mindset

Passionate about building bridges between specialized knowledge and those who want to apply it, Guillermo has dedicated more than 15 years to building executive training centers with cutting-edge technology platforms for continuing education.

He is a co-founder of three corporate academies and a global business school that includes world class faculty and world wide executive leaders.

Guillermo is the current leader of executive education projects alongside leaders such as former presidents, ministers, astronauts and former executives of Disney and other leading companies.