Working for workplace religious diversity, equity & inclusion


David Stirling

About dōTERRA: Founded in 2008, doTERRA was built on the mission of sharing therapeutic-grade essential oils with the world. Having seen for themselves the incredible benefits that can be had from using these precious resources, a group of health-care and business professionals set out to make this mission a reality. They formed a company and named it doTERRA, a Latin derivative meaning “Gift of the Earth.”

Nomination in Brief

CEO David Stirling has built doTERRA with the mission of sharing therapeutic-grade essential oils with the world. The flags and cultural artifacts on the desks of its international staff invite all to learn more about each other. doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing initiatives and its Healing Hands Foundation help people of diverse faiths based on need without discrimination.

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David Stirling is a founding executive and the CEO and chairman of doTERRA. Under his visionary leadership, doTERRA has grown from a fledgling startup to the world’s largest essential oil company with more than $1.5 billion in annual sales. With nearly three decades of management and executive experience across a variety of industries, David finds his greatest satisfaction in growing individuals and in growing companies. Since doTERRA’s inception, David has been steadfast in his commitment to bring essential oils to every home in the world. In this endeavor, he oversees the company’s exponential growth in Europe, Latin America, Korea and Japan. In addition to setting the strategic direction for doTERRA, and implementing and maintaining company culture, David directs the company’s IT and technology processes, web development, distributor tools, and a member services workforce of more than 1,000 employees. David and his wife Lorea have nine children. David holds both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in business, and he was recently honored as the first-ever recipient of the Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from the David Eccles School of Business.

More Detail

The doTERRA corporate headquarters, based in the heart of Utah, is a place where diverse cultures thrive as a cohesive team serving communities throughout the world. In addition to an intrinsic value of giving at doTERRA established by David Stirling and other doTERRA leaders, the corporate culture is based in wellness and growth for all members of the human family. One visit to doTERRA’s campus offers an insight into a highly functional world community featuring cultures from different lands and an underlying commitment to connecting diverse perspectives and faiths. Throughout the company, employees come from diverse lands, have unique backgrounds, and speak languages from around the globe. Desks adorn flags and cultural artifacts beckon attention to learn more about each other. The overall environment at doTERRA is built on acceptance, giving, and growth. In fact, David’s religious background taught him to care for those in need, no matter their beliefs and customs. doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing initiatives and the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation help people of diverse faiths and cultures. As a fundamental principle, doTERRA gives based on need without discrimination. This example encourages people with whom we work to do the same in their sphere of influence.

Nominated by:

  • Alexandra Peterson
  • External Relations Manager
  • dōTERRA International LLC