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Humor: Who Moved My MonaVie… or the next Amway Diamond to pull a Woodward

August 8, 2008

Disclaimer: This is a work of pure fiction.

While reading about Amway Diamonds who have moved over to MonaVie, I got to wondering who might be going next. For a hint at my guess, can you spot the Amway Diamond among the five MonaVie Diamonds shown in the photo on the right?

Lately, I’ve been watching several testimonial and lifestyle videos of MonaVie Diamonds. Check out these four on Black Diamond Kelly Bangert’s web site:

  • Calvin Becerra, Youngest Black Diamond in MonaVie history. Reached it in 8 months.
  • Rudy De Leon, Reached Hawaiian Blue Diamond Executive in less than 7 months.
  • Jeff Creamer, Reached Hawaiian Blue Diamond Executive in less than 7 months.
  • Bryan Mataya, Reached Blue Diamond in less than 6 months.

Update: Rudy, Jeff, and Bryan have left MonaVie to join Xowii.

Somewhere, Orrin Woodward is laughing at these guys, “Who’s your Daddy! I made friggin Black Diamond in what, three months?!?”

Kidding aside, Calvin, Rudy, Jeff, Bryan, and Kelly are young males living in the Southern California and have all quickly reached high levels in MonaVie. Like Diamonds in Amway and Quixtar, they have their own motivational and training system — the Kelly Bangert System — to help their downline succeed. The Forbe’s article on Woodward claims he has 60,000 “mostly middle-class members” in his team. While MonaVie certainly has its slice of this demographic, I’m guessing those in Kelly, Calvin, Rudy, Jeff, and Bryan’s teams cater to younger men and women in the 20-35 age range.

Because of that, my bet is the next Diamond to jump ship to MonaVie will also come from that group. I began sifting through the hundreds of people that are (1) in that age range, (2) crossed stage at least once as Amway Diamonds and (3) are not in jail. While there are certainly a number of well-qualified people to choose from, one name stood out:

World Wide Dreambuilders very own Executive Diamond Dean Kosage!

According to his bio on WWDB, Dean’s got some big dreams:

… making movies, funding music studios, taking adventures, playing in Barcelona Spain and sitting on the fan tail of a yacht in Monte Carlo.

If Dean really wants to make movies — and I’m not counting his YouTube videos — he first needs to sell his house in Washington ASAP and move down to Southern California where all the action is at. Next, Dean is going to need a little bit more money than he can earn by selling XS for two bucks a can and CDs for $8 apiece if he wants to achieve those kinds of dreams. He needs to step it up a few notches and start selling MonaVie for $40 a bottle!

Just listen to former crossline compatriot Woodward, who states one can make substantially more income in MonaVie than in Amway. Don’t believe the Supreme TEAM Leader? Just look at the MonaVie income disclosure statement, and you can see for yourself that there’s a lot of money to be made in the juice concentrate business!

Dean shouldn’t worry about disappointing his upline/crossline WWDB friends. Greg Duncan? He has his hands full with his own drink businesses, XS and All In Energy, not to mention running WWDB. He’s so busy with his J.O.B that he won’t even notice Dean’s departure!

Think about it. Dean’s already in the under one-percent category of people who’s made it to the top of Amway… why not go for the challenge, pull a Woodward, and move his entire downline over to Mount MonaVie? He can have it all for himself. No more sharing with the Duncans, the Tsurudas, or the Wolgamotts. Hey, he probably won’t even have to pay his ex-wife a cent from his MonaVie earnings for that matter!

Dean could even start his own training and motivational organization, Dean Kosage’s System for Success, or DKSS for short! Consider the slogans, “I’m in DKSS, are you a DKSS too?” “Come join us at the next DKSS Regional!”

On second thought, maybe Dean should stick with his current WWDB slogan; he wouldn’t even have to change it when he switches to MonaVie:

“I go, you go. I went Diamond, you go Diamond.”

Orrin is waiting for you, Dean.

Update #1: XS Gold looks like it’s shaping up to be a competitior to MonaVie, so it doesn’t appear that Dean will be going anywhere for the time being. Watch out though, Dean’s got a fast car… ready for a quick getaway at any moment!

Update #2: Now that MonaVie has released MonaVie Emv, Dean has a product similar to XS and XS Gold that he can now hawk. Plus, it’s even more expensive than the drinks he’s already selling!

26 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2008 9:22 am

    vdo about amway

  2. A Friend permalink
    August 10, 2008 7:17 am

    Dean already has a home in Southern California!

  3. August 10, 2008 8:34 am

    Good to know. He’s already one step ahead towards completing the transition 🙂

  4. Joecool permalink
    August 11, 2008 12:27 pm

  5. August 11, 2008 12:42 pm

    If you haven’t had the chance to read the divorce documents on Scott’s web site (shown in the link above), do so now. It’s an intriguing and scary look into Kosage’s personality back in the late 90s.

    Has he cleaned up his act in the past few years as he’s moved to Executive Diamond?

    If there are any IBOs who have had personal experiences with Kosage, do comment!

  6. not a losser writing permalink
    November 25, 2008 11:17 pm

    dude mona v sounds awsome ,, yeah right ,, what if i dont drink that stupid juice now what,, hey budy by the way if u didnt make it in amway ,what makes u think u kan make it in monavie , or how ever its spelled ,,, ,, oh and make urself a favor and if u quit from amway dude just get over it

  7. Forrest permalink
    November 26, 2008 12:42 am


    I ran with Deans bunch for 7 years back in the 90’s, and didn’t see the light until I got out of Am-Quix. So I was around during the public spectacle of WWDB trying to ‘handle’ a big pin divorce. In short, most of what I read at the amquix site is close to if not the truth as I recall it. The man was clever at disguising his own low esteem behind bravado & cash. It was scary…

  8. November 26, 2008 9:50 am

    Forrest – Thanks for your comment. Imagine what Dean must be like now, a decade later in the business!

  9. Jeff Berons permalink
    January 10, 2009 6:55 am

    Woodward in 3 Months Black Diamond, ha, ha, ha.
    He already had a big business before he comes to Monavie.
    If he must start Monavie from zero he can not reach for Diamond

  10. Amanda permalink
    June 1, 2009 5:15 pm

    dean’s not going anywhere don’t get your hopes up.. Mona Vie isn’t HALF the business Amway is.. and it never will be.. especially when our lawsuit with you is finished (: If you are smart you’d get out now and pursue something not with just snap-your-fingers results, but something that has a proven track record for generational wealth. Your choice!

  11. Will permalink
    June 26, 2009 12:03 pm

    Cut through the Crap a bit and read Dean’s side of the his Divorce.
    He’s Solid with Amway. This Page is a joke. Just because you have some pictures and use his name doesn’t mean anything.

  12. June 26, 2009 2:54 pm

    Dude… did you actually bother to read the post? Disclaimer: This is a work of pure fiction. Not speculation… pure fiction.

  13. January 25, 2010 6:38 pm

    This is too funny. Monavie is a great company and I hope everyone does well in this industry no matter what company you are with. Cheers to what the future will bring. God will give us all favor:)

  14. March 23, 2010 7:18 pm

    I thing both companies are great, but Monavie is the moment right now and in my believe .. No one should not point finger in noboby… Every one is adult and it is free to make their own choices. Who cares if someone moved from here to there. The guilts are those that follow them. they have no personality and they will never make money.. Don’t matter where they go or follow..

  15. Anonymous permalink
    July 8, 2010 12:05 am

    Forrest is spot on…I was “lucky enough” to get close to Dean back in the 90’s as well. Took about a year to see the light and another 2 years to disassociate myself with this ego maniac. Dean was a master at motivation and even better at misleading folks about who he was. He wasn’t much more than a compilation of speeches from other larger pins…he used the intelligent words of Greg Ducan, passion/motivation from Brad Wolgamott, and the personality of Brad Duncan…he wove those together to form his mask that attracted a lot of people….BUT he personally was about as shallow as a bottle cap. There are a lot of sharp people in his business…business owners, lawyers, and a whole branch of the US Airforce…sharp/great guys…but it always confused me how none of those guys could see through the fog. I suspect, as I did for a few years, they use him as a tool…to sponsor new folks and to motivate their groups. But I’ve heard one of his guys literally state, “I would take a bullet for Dean”…that’s scary stuff. I even had a conversation with a personally sponsored couple (good college friends, that are platinums after 15 years in the biz…aka Hades) after his court docs were revealed. He spouted bible versus of forgiveness and stated that if it wasn’t for Dean they wouldn’t be married…talking about a mind bender! Dean Kosage giving marital advice?!

    Quick story: I remember Dean flying into Phoenix to do meeting for my group…he’d land at 5:30 and it was an all out race to get him fed, dressed, coffee, a couple sit downs before the 8 pm board plan. He’d then get up in front of 80-100 people and tell bold face lies about how having control of time…how he flew in the night before…and how he spent the day hiking camelback mnt and sunning by the pool etc. My roommate and I decided that was the beginning of the end…this guy would do and say anything to build his persona!

    It was a tough decision to leave the Amway/WWDB family…great experience and has shaped my life forever, in a positive way. I think people in WWDB are starting to get glimpses of who Dean is…being booted from WWDB. You don’t get thrown out of WWDB on a whim…as bad as they are hurting, they are looking for anyone to attaract folks…so to get kicked out is years of de-edification, arrogance, etc etc….which will be the death of his business…BUT he’s got the gift of spin and will pull enough of his group over that seem to believe he walks on water.

    Best of luck Dean…but remember, Karma can be a bitch!

  16. aurora permalink
    December 20, 2010 11:59 am

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  17. aurora permalink
    January 13, 2011 11:54 am

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  18. January 15, 2011 10:48 am


    I’ve posted a new blog post where I look into the identities of recent commenters, The Cult and Happy Girl. Are they simply different faces of Dean Kosage himself?

  19. Matthew R. permalink
    January 27, 2011 9:53 pm

    Forbes quoted 60,000 YEARS ago. Team probably exaggerated the numbers back then for that article and now they would be lucky to have 10,000 suckers in his team. How about ticket sales? My friends are still die hard team nuts and they attend every major, and even they are saying the numbers are slowly moving backwards. They think that they are only looking at 5,000 tickets sold tops at the last major. So much for going to a million Orrin!

    Keep in mind that Team was at its prime back in the Summer of 2008 when that Forbes article by Emily Lambert was written. They are dying a slow and painful death ever since then. Randy Haugen’s group has left since that date along with a whole slew of other leaders. The fact that all these other big shot diamonds and emeralds are walking away and/or going broke and getting jobs again should make people ask the question: WTF? WHY ARE THESE LEADERS LEAVING? WHY ARENT THEY MAKING MONEY? The truth is coming out, and his glory days of copying other people’s leadership nuggets and pawning it off at his own for a RIDICULOUS price is coming to an end!!

  20. aurora permalink
    March 5, 2011 9:10 am

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  21. November 8, 2011 2:28 pm



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