Diamond Hands Podcast
By Leslie Tracey
About Host: Leslie Tracey, founder www.traceydonavan.com, a boutique financial practice for medical aesthetics helps you protect and grow your practice, attract and retain industry best and exit on your terms.
Diamond Hands PodcastJan 20, 2023
Ep 54: "Get Strategic With Social Media"
Does thinking about managing your social media make your head hurt? Well, look no further. Today on another episode of our #diamondhandspodcast Leslie Tracey, Founder of Tracey Donavan and Diamond Hands Media speaks with Mary Robb owner of Social Practice based out of Texas. Her firm creates and manages social media strategy and content creation for the field of medical aesthetics. In this episode we talk all things social media, what metrics matter, what really counts and the DIRTY little secret about follower count.
Other topics include:
✔️Predictions for social media in the next few years
✔️What type of social media leads to new clients
✔️Why brand identity is the cornerstone of a good social media plan
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Connect with Mary Robb!
Ep 53 "Bless & Release"
A little bit of weave, eyelashes, a weekly uniform and good skincare can set you up for success. So we heard ;) Today on another episode of our #diamondhandspodcast Leslie Tracey, Founder of Tracey Donavan and Diamond Hands Media speaks with Erika Barry, FN-P, MSN owner of Moksha Aesthetics and National Trainer. In this episode we dive into the importance of structure and efficiency, lots of business topics including of course social media and the importance of this for your business.
Other topics include:
✔️The importance of structure and efficiency
✔️How airplane mode will save your life
✔️When to hire a new injector
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Connect with Erika!
Consultation Forms: www.injectorsclub.com
Ep 52 "#handleit, Foundations and Connecting with Your Inner Child for Success"
In this special release of the Diamond Hands Podcast we get up close and personal with Amy Lynn of Gloderma and Glo Academy and she while burning sage she shares her struggles, truiumphs and keys to success. We talk about connecting to your inner child, going into business for the right reasons and how important it is to stay focused and grounded while making a positive impact on others.
Other topics include: ✔️Having a support system to enable growth ✔️How to build a positive culture on your team ✔️How being passionate and taking action is the key to business success ✔️and MORE!
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About our guest.
. . . . Amy was an ER nurse for more than a decade, focusing on trauma, pediatrics, and cardiac care. After she had five children, Amy found her passion, and she trained extensively in facial aesthetics and wellness to make her dream of opening a medical spa come to fruition. Amy is a Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, which indicates the highest degree of professional competence and skill in the area of aesthetic nursing. Amy is recognized as a National GAIN Trainer and Key Leading Mentor for Galderma. Amy has developed a successful team of providers, all of which she has trained and cultivated into the people they are today. She uses mentorship and educational skills to run both Glo Derma and Glo Academy - an in-house training platform.
Ep 51' "The Rumors Are True-Focus On Yourself"
Do you know that Jessica Rabbit made her debut onto the scene in 1981? We digress...however not by much. Today onanother episode of our #diamondhandspodcast Leslie Tracey, Founder of Tracey Donavan and Diamond Hands Media speaks with Jessica Henderson Rhee, PA-C the Founder of Red Rabbit Aesthetics in New Jersey. They talk about how important it is to put yourself first, don't care about what others think of you, and in everything including your personal relationships you must operate by "contracts"
Other topics include:
✔️Disconnecting completely when you leave the office and setting boundaries
✔️How to deal with gossip
✔️The importance of finding a great manager
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About Jessica and Red Rabbit Aesthetics:
Jessica is a Board Certified Physician Assistant, co-owner of RED RABBIT AESTHETICS and our MASTER Aesthetic Injector. Her aesthetic career began back in 2009, when she was hired and trained by one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in New Jersey. After staying with that practice for almost a decade, Jessica decided it was time to take her career to the next level on her own. She pursued her dream of opening her own practice and hence RED RABBIT AESTHETICS was born. RED RABBIT AESTHETICS is passionate about ONE thing, and that is providing the HIGHEST quality aesthetic services for our patients.
Ep 50: "Building Your Business Like A Professional Sports Team"
To our loyal listeners so great to see you back for Season 3! If you are ready to take your practice to the next level, then you cannot miss this episode! On another episode of our #diamondhandspodcast Leslie Tracey, Tracey Donavan Insurance & Retirement Services & Diamond Hands Media Founder speaks with Ben Hernandez, Founder and Managing Partner of Skytale Group a strategic consulting and M & A Advisory firm based in Austin, Texas. This discussion nerds out to the max with both lovers of the financials speaking to how your business can be improved by starting with the end in mind and putting your plans to paper🎙
Other topics include:
✔️Ben's background and how his former professors the founder of Hotels.com influenced his journey
✔️How looking up to his heroes in the world of entrepreneurism sparked his own entrepreneurial path
✔️How personality types help you to improve your business
✔️How to calculate your EBIDTA to understand how your business looks in the marketplace and MORE!
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#MedSpaPodcast #MedicalPodcast #Cosmeticinjector #MedSpaLife #MedSpaOwners #MedSpaQuotes #Startwiththeend #EntrepreneurPodcast#medicalaesthetics
About Skytale Group:
Skytale Group is a strategic, financial, and M&A advisory firm. Our clients are multi-location dental practice groups, DSOs, medical spas, and MSOs focused on internal growth and expansion.
Ep 49: "Exposure, Profits & Branding with Evolus"
What does sports radio broadcasting, beauty and finance have in common? It turns out, quite a bit---this background hatched our guest today, Omar Shaban, Senior Manager of Evolux Marketing at Evolus. We were given a look behind the scenes and we recorded this episode from their gorgeous company headquarters in Newport Beach, California.
What you will learn in this episode:
-More about the company Evolus and their focus on technology and millennials
-How their marketing team and partners truly help to set providers apart and help them to stand out in order to capture market share
-Their billboard/television campaign and how they get providers seen all throughout the country
-Why it is important for providers to post consistently, and the Rule of 7 when converting a new client
-The importance of brand awareness and top down marketing
-Also we learned a fun secret about Omar, wait until the end!
If you are a new provider, or thinking about getting started in Medical Aesthetics, this is an episode that you are not going to want to miss. If you are an experienced provider, you will still pick up gems and be sure to share this episode with your network and those you mentor!
Ep 48: "Mind of a Doctor, Heart of a Healer. Sass."
Woo chile, this episode is overflowing with advice for life and business and we are getting into it this week with Dr. Sorr, NMD the CEO and Founder of Source of Health in Arizona!
In this episode we explore his journey of becoming a Doctor and diving right into private practice after medical school. How his life adversity is what lead to his career path. It's sassy, full of platitudes and waiting for you to press play!
Here are some of our favorite time stamps:
- 7:39 meet people where they are at
- 9:31 your lack of planning is not my emergency...
- 12:48 the root word of Doctor is Doseri and Doseri means to teach...
- 14:31 the 7 principles for a good life
- 17:10 what people are saying may not actually be what they mean (learn to understand nuance)
- 31:55 Without stability you cannot exert your power
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Ep 47: "Invest In Yourself and Thrive"
Terri Ross is a world-renowned practice management consultant, international speaker, Founder and Co-CEO of APX Platform and Terri Ross Consulting
Terri has spent 15+ years in the aesthetic industry working for Fortune 500 medical device companies leading sales teams in excess of $20M. She spent 5 years as the Managing Partner for a high-profile medical spa in Beverly Hills and has been helping hundreds of medical aesthetic practices scale upwards of $1M and beyond.
In 2021, Terri founded APX Platform (Aesthetic Practice Accelerator), a training and analytics business analytics platform, combined with community that transforms an aesthetic practice into a data-driven business. APX combines five powerful components into one easy-to-use cloud solution that: optimizes employee productivity via on-demand Sales, Finance, and Operations training courses; translates EMR/Practice Management data into actionable KPIs via financial calculator templates, industry benchmarking; and provides on-going business coaching and mentorship via live coaching sessions with Terri Ross and her team.
What will you learn?
-How your P & L should be broken down
-Why it is important to understand your revenue per hour
-Why there is no glass ceiling on investing in yourself
-Why you and your team need to be trained in business and how to sell
We are so excited to bring this jam packed episode to you with Terri Ross the Founder and Co-CEO of APX Platform and Terri Ross Consulting. Terri was accepted into Medical School but she realized very quickly that she was drawn more to the business side of medicine. Building on that we discussed her years in sales and becoming a top producer and eventually finding her way into the C-Suite. We discuss investing in personal development in order to be at the top of your game and the hard choice that women who are Type A sometimes feel they have to make when they are climbing the corporate ladder or are delving into entrepreneurship. Further, we talked about her exciting time as the 8th employee at Cool Sculpting before they went public and how she really honed her skills there before making the decision to leave and focus on personal matters. This was the birth of Terri Ross Consulting which eventually led her to the birth of APX. Don't miss this episode.
Ep 46: "Throw Out the Trends, the "Cool Mom", & the Sacredness of Art"
Tik-tok, coming off as the "cool mom" (but are you really cool?), art and storytelling. We are so excited to bring you this brand new episode with none other than world renowned artist Kevin Cease. We talk about his work rendering precise anatomical drawings for various training corporations throughout the country. Further, we explore his experience of dissecting cadavers and scanning them for 3-D rendering and how that process was a sacred one. As a person obsessed with quality over quantity, he offers tips on standing out in the space as an aesthetic provider, to not be like everyone else, the power of telling your own story and how in order to succeed you have to be willing to go bigger than you think your wallet will go.
Leave us a review on Apple! This episode is not to be missed.
About Kevin Cease:
There are two kinds of people: Those that can feel potential and move on a powerful idea, and those that question from fear and need to be shown the final result.
When you learn this, it will effect who you decide to bring into your creative circle.
I have worn many hats, and enjoyed the challenges presented behind every one of them. Ok, maybe not all challenges, but most! I love problem solving artistic projects... from commercials, sketch comedy and live production, to medical illustration, 2D/3D animation, compositing, and modeling.
My background includes many types of production. I went to Academy of Art University for animation. I have and continue to study extensively with online schools such as Gnomon School of Visual Effects, School of Motion, Fly On the Wall studios, and many others. I believe we live in a time where most universities and private colleges are driving students into debt without providing a practical education in art and animation. There are now much better programs coming out with real mentors and teachers who work in the field, and they don't put students into financial enslavement for the rest of their life. I myself am always available to anyone who comes to me for advice of any kind, especially youth and aspiring artists who are trying to find their path in the art field.
If you are interested in working with me, don't hesitate to reach out. Please note my schedule is typically booked out pretty far in advance, so there is a level of commitment required when you decide it may be time to start a project with me, and a bit of urgency to initiate the conversation as to not miss my next window of availability.
Ep 45: "Assumption, Chanklas & Ethnic Skin Expertise"
Today we have the "Chankla" Queen herself, Dr. Zoe Gazola DNP, an indigenous Mexican woman who is the owner of The Indigo Clinic, based in New York and Miami. In this episode, of course we jokingly speak of internet trolls, how so many people are keyboard warriors and make online assumptions and conclusions and how important it is to uphold our truth no matter the cost. After starting off in a very playful way, we get into the very serious topic of the treatment of minority skin in medical aesthetics and how Dr. Zoe's personal experience caused her to pivot and now run a very successful practice that is over 80% people of color. We talk about what can be done in marketing, training, and what steps the FDA has now taken to ensure that skincare for minorities is now more inclusive of people of color.
About Our Guest
Dr. Zoe Gazola is a Board Certified and Doctorate prepared Nurse Practitioner with 16 years of combined experience in plastic surgery, dermatology and primary care. Dr. Gazola has developed her professional training in aesthetics internationally – covering the U.S., South American and the Middle East. With an intimate understanding of minority skin and features, she has developed a keen eye for aesthetics that serve a diverse variety of ethnicities. Her international training has shaped the way in which she harmonizes and balances each person’s face, based on their own genetic traits and features. She continues to grow and evolve her aesthetic practice through international travel and training to better serve her patients. Dr. Gazola has been in private practice since 2011. Her solo career in aesthetics launched in New York City and has since relocated to Miami, FL though she continues to see patients at her NYC practice.CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Dr. Zoe Gazola received her Doctorate degree from Chamberlain University in 2019. Prior to receiving her DNP, she graduated with her Master’s Degree from Northern Arizona University with honors in 2015 and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Zoe Gazola graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2009. Prior to obtaining her nursing degrees, she worked as a medical assistant with a plastic surgeon for many years while completing her schooling.
Before launching The Indigo Clinic, Dr. Zoe Gazola was a travel ICU nurse across the country and internationally. She worked in many ICU units including trauma, burn, surgical, neurological, and open-heart ICUs. Dr. Gazola also worked intermittently in the Middle East and South America.
Over her career, Dr. Zoe Gazola has completed numerous medical missions all over the world serving war-torn countries and providing medical care in a wide variety of specialties. In 2013, Dr. Zoe Gazola was nominated by Doctors for Global Health and The University of Carabobo as 1 of 8 minority women in the USA making history through humanitarian efforts and philanthropy work.
Dr. Zoe Gazola is multilingual, speaking Spanish and Portuguese. This allows her to communicate effectively with a diverse set of patients from different cultures. Dr. Zoe Gazola ha
Ep 44: "Business Or High Paid Hobby?"
**MUST LISTEN FOR ALL LEVELS OF BUSINESS* Do you think just because you have owned a business for years you have it figured out? Or do you think that just because you want to start a Medspa that you will know how to scale to a multi-million dollar practice? Think again. Today we are very excited for you to hear from Nick Long, a person from humble beginnings who became a self-made multi-millionaire by 25 years old. He had the Ferraris, the Lamborghini's, ecstatic times at the Playboy mansion...but he knew something was wrong. He was spiritually bankrupt.
In this episode we follow his exciting journey from losing it all to raising over half a billion of income to helping multiple businesses become multi million dollar businesses and giving them the personal and business operating skills to thrive and eventually exit. He talks about the concept of collapsing time, the importance of relationship equity and how your internal self worth directly translates to your net worth.
If you want to exit your business on your terms, or you want to start a business and thrive sooner than later, this episode is raw, uncut and for you.
About Nick Long:
Nick has been successful in impacting the lives of an entrepreneur 90 days at a time with an intense focus on daily physical fitness, intentional meditation, being emotionally present for their families, and creating a bigger purpose for their lives.
Nick doesn’t operate from a place of theory. His clients have experienced massive growth and most have been able to double or triple their incomes within 90 days.
Ep 43: "Make A Decision & Stay In Your Lane"
Do you think your industry chose you, if so, why? What does it mean to be truly committed? How do we ensure that our teams are learning about important business concepts and not becoming stagnant in one way of thinking? We dove into some of these concepts and more with Dr. Joelle Lieman, OBGYN, sexual wellness expert and owner of Elite Medspa in Needham, MA. We talked about her roots in Canada, her career path and how she was chosen by the industry. Further, we discussed the importance of staying in your lane, developing expertise and the best way to work with teams. This episode was professionally recorded on a rainy day, and it was quite relaxing and dreamy. Dig in, and if you want to see the video version, head over to our Youtube.
About Our Guest:
Dr. Joelle Lieman is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). For over 20 years she has been considered a leader in the field, providing a personalized and reassuring approach to aesthetic medicine by using the most sophisticated, cutting-edge technologies and advanced medical techniques. Through a prescribed customized plan, Dr. Lieman delivers a natural, non-artificial result that enables you to immediately feel like a better version of yourself. Her clinical experience and surgical skills produce a “natural” result that gracefully rolls back the hands of time without looking artificial.
In January 2016, Dr. Lieman realized her vision of opening a science-led, luxury Medspa where she and her staff of highly trained professionals provide a personalized and reassuring approach to aesthetic medicine. She has since grown her practice to include a more holistic approach to beauty with the addition of nature-based wellness services and experiences…redefining outer and inner self-care for everyone.
Ep 42: "Shoot for Your North Star & The Renaissance of Expertise"
This episode is literally a mini MBA.
Is expertise dead? Are we catering way too much to the patient and not upholding our years of expertise and experience in the consultative process? Do we truly understand what profit means and how to allocate capital within our aesthetic practices? What is our guiding, overarching purpose? These questions and more were answered with the precision of a professor in an MBA course by Don Maree the President of Alumier MD in the United States.
We had the most scintillating conversation, and even if you just listen for his accent, the episode is entirely worth it. We talk about business as being a vehicle for good and how every single person that you bring onto your team has to be better than you, smarter than you and the danger of "hiring ourselves". In addition, Don spoke about the importance of separating tactical and strategic work as a leader and how everyone needs to have their North Star and have all of their strategic and tactical goals surround this.
At 27:44, listen through as we geek out considerably over the Alumier MD skincare and how Alumier MD's anti-diversion system puts the power back into the hands of Medical Aesthetic practitioners and increases their bottom line results.
Tune in and share this episode with your friends and colleagues!
Write us: Ltracey@diamondhandsbook.com with your questions, comments or other amazing experts you would like us to bring onto the show!
About Our Guest:
Don has over 12 years’ experience in the Medical Aesthetics industry in Europe and the USA. Don was responsible for launching AlumierMD in Europe and now responsible for the brand launch in the US www.alumiermd.com. Don is also the President of the US division of the www.alumierfoundation.org.
Ep 41: "The Game of Business & The Beauty of the Work"
As seen in Shape, VOGUE, New York Times, Today and other major publications...we bring you a treat! Today you are in for sharp lessons on business, the pursuit of aesthetic excellence in the work with this beauty raised in New York, Dr. Jennifer Levine, MD. Not one to be intimidated (she was the only female on a floor of 20 men when she started her surgical residency), we follow the fascinating story of how she got into medicine, her grueling years in medical school, and her no nonsense approach to being a master of her craft, but not "showing" the work. As an multi-faceted artist (she is amazing at calligraphy!) she talks about how her practice of various forms of art informs her surgical practice. As a business owner, Dr. Levine also emphasizes the importance of diversity of thought and surrounding yourself with people who have the business acumen to help you succeed. She also talks about the importance of hard numbers, and understanding what your benchmarks are to win in the game of business.
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About Our Guest:
Dr. Jennifer Levine is an award-winning, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, world-renowned beauty expert and steadfast innovator.
When she started her surgical residency at Lenox Hill in 1995, she was the only female among 20 men, and prior to her career as a cosmetic surgeon, she was a professional calligrapher — proving that not all doctors have bad handwriting.
From an early age, Dr. Levine has had a profound appreciation for beauty, precision and mathematics, solidifying her future career in aesthetic medicine. She believes that beauty is both a science and art — and prides herself on her proprietary “Art of the Assessment.” Her patients know that when they’re in her office, they’re in the presence of mastery — the ultimate expert in symmetry.
In addition to running her Manhattan private practice, Dr. Levine is an attending plastic surgeon at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital.
Dr. Levine’s passion for innovation earned her recognition from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, who named her Vice Chairman of the Board for Emerging Trends in Technology in the Cosmetic Industry and Co-Chair at the 2021 Masters of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Earlier this year, Dr. Levine was invited to join an esteemed cohort of fellow female physicians as part of Merz Aesthetic’s BeHer empowerment collective. In 2021, Dr. Levine was named Castle Connolly Top Doctor for the fifth year in a row, as well as one of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors.
Ep 40: "The Gift of Cosmetic Surgery for Children"
The world of cosmetics can be a place that seems very vain. Surgery, filler, botox, threads! However, what do we get when we combine philanthropy with cosmetic procedures? We get the organization Fresh Start Caring For Kids non profit organization. Today we are so happy have a conversation with Dr. Utica J. Gray the National Director of this noble organization. 100% of donated funds goes to children in need of life altering cosmetic surgery. In this episode Dr. Gray tells us how she got her start in the non-profit world and how it led her to lead this organization which partners hospitals with plastic surgeons and nurses to do pro-bono surgery for these underprivileged children. If you are looking for a place to align with your love of aesthetics, we think that this is a great organization to look into when thinking about your charitable contributions.
About Our Guest
Utica J. Gray, PhD, MSHSA, BA – National Director
Dr. Utica J. Gray serves as National Director for Fresh Start Caring For Kids. In this role, Dr. Gray is responsible for the expansion of the Surgery Weekend model to the Chicago area; the San Antonio, Texas area; and a third site to be determined in the future. Dr. Gray manages the implementation of the strategic goals and objectives of Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation; provides direction and leadership for the organization; and serves as its community spokesperson.
Dr. Gray has 20 years of nonprofit development experience in the areas of developmental disabilities, adoption, homelessness, education, senior services, and healthcare and is well-versed in securing funding from individual, foundation, and government sources. She is experienced in nonprofit mergers, strategic planning, leadership, and management. Dr. Gray is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Master of Science in Human Services Administration from Spertus College, and a PhD in Business Administration with a Public Administration concentration from Northcentral University. The focus of her dissertation was the role of government funding, organizational age, and benefits to organizations as they pertain to nonprofit mergers during recessionary times.
Dr. Gray lives with her husband, 15-year-old daughter, and 13-year-old son in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, where she is a Girl Scout Troop leader focusing her group on projects ranging from cyberbullying to the dangers of sex trafficking. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc., the same sorority to which Vice President Kamala Harris belongs.
Ep 39: "Gold On A Platter"
Today we are so excited to have Renata Roddy, FNP-BC, CANS the owner of Roddy Medspa (the OFFICIAL Medspa of the New England Patriots) in Danvers, MA and founder of Modern Beauty Con, the first Aesthetics conference in the Tri-State area. In this episode we learn more about her career in post-partum, her rise to Miss Massachusetts (she didn't give up until she was #1!) , the subsequent meeting of her husband and his support and belief in her to go for it and open up her first business. Renata discusses the importance of surrounding yourself with and learning from people in the Medical Aesthetics industry who are respected and to pick up the "gold on the platter" from their experiences. Further we discussed why she started Modern Beauty Con, the need that was in the marketplace and how the conference will bring together top minds in the industry for the Northeast market.
If you are looking for an episode which showcases confidence, passion and grit, this is not an episode to be missed.
With more than 10 years in the medical industry, Renata Roddy, owner of Roddy MedSpa, located at 491 Maple St Suite 208 Danvers, MA 01923, is well versed in the aesthetic industry. The former Boston College graduate, worked as an OB Nurse at Mass General while completing her Masters as a Nurse Practitioner.
Immediately following graduation she began working as a family nurse practitioner for an outpatient clinic while pursuing her ultimate dream of aesthetics.
Renata competed in fitness competitions and pageants, where she won the title of Miss Massachusetts United States 2014. These experiences allowed her to create a balanced and practical approach to aesthetics.
So if you’re looking to fall in love with the way you look, Renata’s medical experience and working knowledge of the beauty industry can help you get the natural, youthful look you desire.
Ep 38: "Crushed & Resurrected: The Aesthetician of Aura"
Wow, what an amazing person who has a story to tell. Today we are so excited to have Mikaela Maclean, Aesthetician of the Aura of Tox Josh Studios as our guest today! In this episode we explore her path of varying disciplines and how it lead her to the heart of them all...the human design approach to understanding the soul and why we do what we do.
We meander on her path of wanting to become a Doctor, then onto being the understudy of one of the top NYC ballet dancers in the country, then to her path of aesthetics. In this episode we explore energetic hygiene, the history of human design, the sickness of consumption and not knowing self which is why there is so much imitation in the industry and not enough art.
This episode is NOT to be missed.@mikaelamaclean
Mikaela is a Master Aesthetician of the aura who nurtures and restores both the physical and energetic radiance of her clients. After nearly two decades in the field, her spiritual evolution has enriched her aesthetic philosophy.
With an extensive medical background in dermatology & plastic surgery, specializing in lasers, Mikaela once subscribed to the commonly accepted "beauty is pain" ideology; however, she now sees her life's work in aesthetics in an auric light, rather than a strictly clinical one.
Formerly a ballet dancer at the School of American Ballet, Mikaela practiced the art of conducting energy within the body, expressing that which is etheric in nature through shape and movement of the physical form. She thus gravitates toward an aesthetic that is graceful, ethereal, and most importantly, uniquely one's own.
Through her work with Human Design, she holds the space and vibration for her clients to embody their most whole, authentic selves. Mikaela maintains that "beauty is energetic” and synthesizes an array of modalities together including Human Design, astrology, Yoga Nidra, crystals, essential oils, reiki and vibrational sound-healing to help people radiate from the inside, out.
Mikaela believes that everyone deserves beauty: to see it, to feel it, and to witness it bloom from their very essence, rippling out to positively affect the world
Ep 37: "Bookkeeping, "Girl Bosses" and Boundaries"
Today we are so excited to have Beth Blaney, owner of Beth Blaney and Associates Bookkeeping and Remote Office Support who is a unconventional, hyper intelligent woman who has built a book keeping practice from scratch over the past decade after a fruitful career in a tech startup.
In this episode, we get really raw as she talks about her motivation for starting her business, and how the passing of a loved one showed her that she was not here to play small. In addition, we discuss the term "girl boss", if the modifier is needed and Beth recounts the story of her Grandmother who was a WW2 Nurse and the experience she had with her male superiors which taught Beth that anything is possible.
Of course as we geeked out over business, numbers and cyber security insurance, Beth emphasizes the importance of not commingling funds from Day 1, starting with the end in mind when you are operating your business, setting boundaries with clients and to always remember that you are NOT the business (if you want true growth anyways). She also talks about the importance of understanding the role that your Bookkeeper and CPA play, how they are not the same (even though it can overlap with a CPA) and how important it is for your financial team to work together.
This is not an episode to be missed! Full of practical knowledge, business tips and great stories.
About Beth Blaney:
As an entrepreneur herself, Beth understands the myriad of financial and administrative matters that can hold business owners back. An administrative guru whose ideas and solutions are fueled by decades of experience in bookkeeping, human resources, and small business administration, Beth’s mission is to serve as the backbone of your business so you can flourish and shine, and connect with your clients.
When she’s not geeking out over QuickBooks, Beth is a human-mom, dog-mom, and music lover living her best life in the quiet woods of Southern New Hampshire.
Ep 36: "Your Purpose & Profit Is Directly Connected To Your Healing"
What, an episode. Because of the universe I met this soul and you get to meet him too. This is best when you are driving 40 minutes to work, or sitting down drinking coffee on a Saturday morning...
We are so excited to have Dr. Joe Johnson, PhD, Peak Performance Coach and owner of the Joe Johnson Group. In this episode we dive deep into the importance of having hard conversations with yourself and others, strategic goal setting and remaining coachable for success. Further, he speaks about the misconception that couples have that they won't evolve and change as people as the relationship progresses and how to deal with this. In addition, he talks about understanding your purpose, and being strong in this so that when you have naysayers (sometimes even your partner) that you can weather the storm. In addition, Dr. Joe speaks of the importance of not being complacent and the danger many people fall into when they think they have "made it".
LinkedIn: Dr. Joe Johnson
Dr. Joe Johnson is a highly regarded international speaker on unleashing your purpose. He has worked with dozens of prominent organizations in the United States like Toyota, FedEx, and the National Guard; helping to transform culture and develop employees professionally and personally.
With a PhD in Counselor Education, common sense, and street sense; Dr. Joe’s versatility has allowed him to gain over 20 years of experience in transformation work. He’s worked in and with the K-12 school system, higher education institutions like the University of Michigan and UCLA, fortune 500 companies, and many individuals rediscovering their true selves and ready to unleash their purpose.
His insights have been seen on many national platforms like NBC, VH1, OWN and several other media outlets. As the author of the book, “Pursue Your Purpose Not Your Dreams,” the creator of the Strategic Goal Setting Mastermind Session and the Heal Now movement, Dr. Joe continues to transform the lives of individuals and take organizations to their next level by helping them to Think, Act, and Live with purpose and intention.
Ep 35: "Be A Hero Or The Goat"
We are so excited to have the "King of Cleavage" himself, nationally known Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D., FACS, owner of SSK Plastic Surgery in California. He has been featured in Playboy (some bunnies are his clients!), Forbes, and other major publications.
We have to let you know, his cute kids were crashing the episode, and you may hear "Mary had a little lamb" twinkling in the background from a toy. Make sure to check out the Youtube to see them! Be prepared to get some relationship advice too guys! :D
Born into a family of immigrant entrepreneurs, Dr. Kelishadi discusses his love of cars, science and how much his mother influenced his early years. He speaks of understanding how he wanted to be a surgeon in the 7th grade and how in college he really narrowed it down to plastic surgery. In this episode he also talks about what he does to get ready for surgery and how he treats each day as training towards the playoffs. He also talks how important it is to stay healthy, fit and drama free when you are given the heavy responsibility of changing someone's life through cosmetic surgery.
Further, he notably gets into the dark side of being an entrepreneur, the lack of support from "friends", the lost years and how it is extremely important to have a partner that backs you and is almost as crazy as you. In addition, he talks about the importance of dreaming, and surrounding yourself with people who truly believe in you.
Book mentioned in episode: Tim Grover "Winning"
About Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D., FACS
Dr. Shahrooz Sean Kelishadi is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. He is also the President of SSK Plastic Surgery. Prior to practicing in California, he served his general surgery residency at the University of Maryland. Later, Dr. Kelishadi served his plastic surgery residency at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Both residencies provided Dr. Kelishadi with a strong and diverse foundation that has equipped him to perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. Dr. Kelishadi has a great passion for combining science and beauty as an art. Therefore, as a highly-qualified Plastic Surgeon, he is constantly continuing his education to provide his patients with the latest and most modern techniques for optimum results.
As a leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Kelishadi has been recognized by RealSelf as a Top Contributor. This designation is saved for providers that share the mission of empowering patients to make informed decisions based on reliable information. This award is given to less than 10% of the RealSelf Community and is also a recognition of their high patient rating and favorable feedback on their contributions.EDUCATION & TRAINING
Dr. Sean Kelishadi received his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. After receiving his B.S. in biology and chemistry, he continued his education at the University of Tennessee-Memphis College of Medicine in Memphis, TN. Upon receiving his medical degree from UTCOM, he served his general surgery residency at the University of Maryland and the prestigious Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. Later, he served his plastic surgery residency at the University of Louisville, in Louisville, KY. Following the completion of his plastic surgery residency, Dr. Kelishadi relocated to the West Coast, where he founded SSK Plastic Surgery.
Ep 34: "Everything Is There If You Put In The Work"
We are so excited to bring you another hot episode of the Diamond Hands Podcast with Katie Sweetman, RN owner of Sweet Tox, LLC. In this episode we revisit her past and how she transitioned from wanting to become a makeup artist, to her journey into nursing and path into aesthetics. She talks about how she networked her way to success and was not afraid to pay for the right information and invest in herself and her business. Further, she drives home the point that if you can read you can literally do anything and this was one of her powers when she was carving her path to business ownership. In addition, as a strong and recognizable brand, she talks about the importance of accurate lighting and angles for before and afters, attracting what you put out, and how the process of branding starts from the experience before a patient visits the website, books, during and after service. In addition, she discusses so many leadership concepts and we cannot stress enough that the WORK IS INTERNAL and this is where the magic begins.
About Katie:Katie Sweetman is a Registered Nurse and owner/founder of Sweet Tox. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with her bachelors degree in 2015 and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Nursing to become a Nurse Practitioner. Katie created Sweet Tox while working full time as an ICU RN and then as a plastic surgery nurse. Her passion for her clients and the art of injectables quickly shined through and after a quick 2 years, she took the leap and quit her full time nursing job to take on Sweet Tox full time. Now, Katie's fastly growing team includes her fiancé, two nurse injectors, assistants, brand managers and administrative officers. Katie continues to cultivate beauty and self love through her vision, team and injectable community.
Ep 33: "Build Your Business for The Future"
Today we are so excited to have a conversation with Dr. Tiphany Hall, Chief Growth Officer of Aesthetic Record. In this episode we dive into her past and how her upbringing had a bearing on the drive and grit she developed over the years. In addition, we talked about how as a practice, aesthetic businesses need to be thinking at least 10 years ahead so that they will not be in a deficit when opportunity arises. Further, we talked about "white gloving" patient care and becoming a true leader in your practice while transitioning your patients to another injector for optimal growth and business positioning for an exit. In addition, standard Operating Procedures was another topic touched upon and we talked about the importance of having systems and processes so that a business runs like a well oiled machine. Moreover, we talked about technology, how this helps a practice and how electronic charting lowers liability and increases accountability in a practice. This is an episode not to be missed and there are so many business nuggets! If you learned something, would you mind leaving a review and sharing with a friend? Until next time!
About Dr. Tiphany Hall
Tiphany Hall, PhD, MBA
Tiphany serves as the Chief Growth Officer at Aesthetic Record, an all-in-one EMR & Practice Management Solution that powers over 3,000 US clinics and serves more than 1.5 million patients. Her laser focus on growth brought about a long list of new features, system improvements and partnerships at Aesthetic Record leading Tiphany to be named as a “2020 Top 25 Woman Leader in Healthcare Technology” by the Healthcare Technology Report and one of “10 Next-Gen Leaders in 2020” by Mirror Review Magazine.
She serves as the Co-Director of Aesthetic Next, an international annual Aesthetics conference, and as an industry consultant helping manufacturers go to market with injectable Aesthetic products. She’s been involved in 7 FDA approvals and subsequent training and marketing launches, and she has a passion for bringing quality educational opportunities to Aesthetic Providers, Practice Owners and Staff around the world. She’s also the host of “For The Record,” a weekly podcast devoted to highlighting disruptive thinkers and their strategies for surviving in the Aesthetics industry.
Ep 32: "Breaking In The News, Build Buzz for Your Brand"
Today we are so excited to kick off this episode with PR expert, Author and News Anchor, Alison May of Alison May Public Relations. In this episode we explore the different mentors who were integral to her success and the truth in the fact that friends and family don't understand what you go through in the business like someone who is in the business. We discussed the importance of not surrounding yourself with "yes" people. Further, Alison and I dove into the impact of stories on your brand, how to get in touch with the media and great resources for getting your names in the news if you don't have a budget to hire an expert. This episode is chock FULL of information, so get your marketing team, or yourself and while at a Medspa staff meeting, listen to this episode! You will take away nuggets that will change your business and your brand.
To learn more about her new book "Breaking in the News, Build Buzz for Your Brand" follow Alison below.
Alison Maloni is the CEO of Alison May Public Relations and contributor/anchor for Newsmax. Alison is an acclaimed keynote speaker, moderator, and media relations expert. The CEO and President of Alison May Public Relations is a well-respected publicist among reporters, producers, and editors around the world because of her understanding of what journalists want and need.
Alison emphasizes the importance of using social and digital media to deliver the message. She is not afraid to tell it like it is and pushes companies to do what everyone else is not doing. Her belief that confidence is key allows her to stand out among her competitors, along with her willingness to be bold.
Alison is an extremely proud mother of three young girls who inspire her every day to be a better person. The business owner is very vocal about the real challenges of being a working mom while sharing her own solutions that have helped her maintain a work/life balance.
Alison has been featured in Time Magazine, Daily Worth, Reputation Management, and on Dr.Oz.
Alison has a book coming out on October 12th called, "Breaking in the News. Build Buzz for Your Brand."
Ep 31: "Beauty & The Subtle Art of Communication In Aesthetics
We are so excited to bring you an interesting perspective with Dr. Itay Wiser, MD, PHD who owns Wiser MD in Manhattan, NY and also serves as Chief of Surgical Ambulatory Services at Harlem Hospital. We meander from his start in Israel in epidemiology to publishing over 50 peer reviewed articles, to how his creativity in music translates into the art of treating his patients. In addition, we discuss the importance of a strong life partner when dealing with pressure and how this helps with accountability and success. Further, we dive into what it means to be beautiful, how aesthetics is communication and how beauty can be brought out in almost anyone.
About Dr. Wiser
I am a New York Licensed and an Israeli Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. I am an attending plastic surgeon and the Chief of Surgical Ambulatory Services at Harlem Hospital after completing two specialty fellowship programs: a reconstructive microsurgery fellowship specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, and a Lymphedema surgery fellowship program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
I hold a PhD in epidemiology and public health from the Sackler School of Medicine in Israel, which helps me to evaluate novel published treatments and technologies that can benefit my patients. I believe that my medical knowledge directly correlates with the quality of care I provide to my patients, and therefore, in addition to patient care, I am routinely involved in medical research.
I am the author of more than 50 peer reviewed scientific publications, and often present my own work in international plastic surgery conferences. My main research interest is patient reported outcome measurement, a new tool that puts the patient in the center of care.
I care for every patient like she or he is my first degree relative. I am responsible for my patients no matter the outcome, and without an expiration date. My relationship with my patients is built on mutual trust, honesty and setting realistic expectations.”
Ep 30: "Your Business Is A Seed, Nurture It"
We are so excited to bring you the second episode of Season 2 with Kimberlee Smith, FNP the owner of Coastal Aesthetics in Southern Maine!
In this episode we dive deep into her beginnings watching her parents run a gardening business for 39 years, and how running and owning a business was a calling.
In addition, we get into her love of animals and how her penchant for "saving" things ended up with her "saving" faces.
She talks about the importance of a good team, how to deal with "leadership guilt", understanding your strengths and weaknesses and to never forget that
you should not follow the crowd, but you should grow at your own pace.
Kimberlee Smith is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and the owner of Coastal Aesthetics in Southern Maine. We are a team of health professionals, in the field of non-invasive medical aesthetics and advanced Skin Care, devoted to rejuvenating and enhancing your natural beauty using state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, natural results that make you look better and feel more confident about your appearance. Kimberlee and her nurses perform injectables along with several laser and body treatments to address various skin & body concerns. Kimberlee works closely with Alma lasers and has the privilege to speak for them at several conferences where she’s able to share her knowledge and skills to help other practices grow.
Ep 29: "Play In Faces All Day & Don't Undervalue Yourself"
Kicking off season 2 with a jump start we are so excited to welcome Sonya Ellis, MSN, CANS, CPSN a 15 year veteran in the industry, the owner of the L.A.B. Medspa in Texas. In this episode we talk about how the Myers-Brigg personality test was the reason for her nursing career path and how she fell in love with Aesthetics from her work as a surgical nurse to some of the top names in Texas. In this episode she encourages women to PUT THEMSELVES FIRST, get that Mommy makeover. In addition, she drops wisdom for aesthetic providers encouraging them to not undervalue their skills and time, know exactly who they want their patients to be and the importance of a business manager. These aren't the only nuggets...
Get into it!
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About Our Guest:
Sonya started her nursing career in 1998 as a nurse’s aide while she worked her way through nursing school, and now she is one of only two nurses in the state of Texas who are not only certified in Aesthetics but also Plastic Surgery. She has spent the past two decades training with the best plastic surgeons and dermatologists from around the world to develop her own unique techniques and consultations. She has a palpable passion for the industry and runs a very busy injectable practice in the Southlake area. She has not only earned the respect of her peers but also physicians for having an outgoing personality and providing quality aesthetic care and referrals.
Sonya works under the direction of Medical Director, Stephen R. Ellis, MD as well as Dr. Jesse Smith, MD, FACS. She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses and Texas Association of Aesthetic Nurses
Sonya has been married to the love of her life for over 20 years and has one son who is attending Texas A&M University. She enjoys a 106lb Labradoodle fur baby at home and in her spare time likes to volunteer for numerous charities, loves to travel the world and enjoys socializing with friends and family when time permits.
Ep 28: "High-rise scaffolds, Art and Dirt Underneath the Nails"
This is the LAST episode of the season! We are so excited to bring you the last podcast episode of the season with you with Nina Silver, BFA, RN owner of Silver Solutions Medspa in Pittsfield, MA! A native New Yorker, Nina tells us a fascinating story which starts with her getting into nursing school in the 60's as a way to leave her mother's house, how she found herself building the business of others, and her eventual burnout in the ICU. She went back to her base of knitting and crochetting, you won't guess how a relocation to Western Massachusetts, and her trekking the Appalachian trail led her to go from crochet, to needles, to NEEDLES in a full circle moment.
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About Nina Silverman, BFA, RN
Nina Silver has more than 45 years of nursing experience, along with her eclectic background and a creative drive. She is a registered nurse and a graduate of Parsons School of Design. Nina began her nursing career as an intensive care and coronary care nurse at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx, NY; in 1991 she joined the medical department at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, as lead nurse educator. In 2005, she joined Mark Hyman, M.D. at the UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA, specializing in functional medicine wellness coaching. After hiking the Appalachian and Muir trails, Nina decided to merge her interest in art and nursing by gaining certification in non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
Nina has completed Master Cosmetic Aesthetic Injection studies, both hands on and didactic, in the United States and abroad, with some of the leaders and innovators in the field of Medical Aesthetic;
The Academy for Injection Anatomy (hands on Cadaver course) Chris Surek, MD;
Swift Beauty Master Class, Arthur Swift, MD;
Tom Van Eijk Academy, Tom van Eijk, MD;
Julie Horne Academy in Norway, Julie Horne, RN; American Academy of Facial Esthetics;
Medical Aesthetics Institute, Erika Barry, NP;
Shino Bay, MD with Galderma;
Advanced Injection Techniques-Dr. Thuy Doan, Atlanta, Georgia;
Professor Sebastian Cotofana and Dr. Arthur Swift; Injection Anatomy (hands on Cadaver Course)
Numerous hands on private trainings sponsored by Allergan, Merz and Galderma.
Nina is a member of the International Society of Plastic Surgical and Aesthetic Nurses, and is certified in nutritional intravenous administration by the International IV Nutritional Therapy-Global Education center. She has hundreds of hours of continuing education credits (CEUs) and regularly updates her training in facial aesthetics, HIPAA compliance, electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management expertise. She is the author of Silver Solutions MedSpa, COVID-19 Practice Guideline Directives with references to CDC guidelines.
Ep 27: "The Juggle Never Stops"
We are so excited to bring you business and success knowledge from Neekan Rivera, PA-C, owner of Aere Aesthetics in both California and Colorado. In this episode she talks about her journey into medicine and how it was an unlikely trip that made her stumble into the career. How her unpaid internship and relentless spirit lead to success. Further, we dived into putting yourself out there in order to understand your passions, and how outsourcing helps you to juggle some of your responsibilities while achieving a better quality of life.
In this episode it is clear that doing less helps you to do MORE.
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Neekan has been specializing in cosmetic treatments since 2013 and has quickly worked her way up to being a national trainer for Allergan and Galderma, the two biggest providers of injectables in the United States. She was recently one of few trainers asked to serve on Allergan’s West Coast Advisory Board and has consistently been one of the most requested trainers in the Los Angeles area.
Neekan earned her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and graduated cum laude from the University of Miami in 2009. During her undergrad years, she worked as a research assistant for world-renowned Dr. Frederic Brandt at the Dermatology Research Institute in Miami, where she assisted with clinical trials on fillers and Botox.
Neekan went on to study medicine at George Washington University and earned a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, graduating cum laude. Upon graduation, she worked in internal medicine in Denver, Colorado, and developed a diverse clinical background. Her passion for dermatology and facial aesthetics led her to accept a position with a cosmetic dermatology clinic in Los Angeles.
Neekan spent many years advancing her aesthetic skills and receiving extensive dermatology training from well-known plastic surgeon injectors. Then, she opened her own practice in Beverly Hills. She has built a loyal following and has treated clients from all over the world. Now, Neekan is glad to be able to provide her services in both Los Angeles and Denver!
As an expert injector and one of Allergan’s most requested trainers, Neekan continues to advance her skills and knowledge to ensure she is using the best and safest techniques on her clients. She is an expert in skin-resurfacing, micro-needling, PDO threads, scar revision, and skincare. Neekan is able to put together a custom variety of treatments in order to help her patients reach their cosmetic goals. She is passionate about providing the highest standard of care and ensuring natural-looking results for every client.
Ep 26: "Play Make Believe Before It Happens"
Today we are so excited to have Shelley North of Glow Beauty Boutique in Massachusetts. As a business graduate from a top school in Boston, to her journey back into esthetics, Shelley has a depth of business knowledge. You should bookmark this episode because there are so many actionable business tips you can take away.
7:30 Profit like a boss
8:41 The difference between a business and a hobby
9:15 The Amazon way, the reason why people stay and are committed
14:19 The importance of employee benefits to keep your team engaged
14:42 Her views on financial empowerment
16:55 Her view on credit card debt
18:26 The importance of loving the work that you do and how not loving your work can show up in other areas in your life
22:58 Cash flow planning for the entire year
24:06 Her advice on how to run a business from the standpoint of a leader
30:50 Her advice for those who want to go into the business
About Shelley North:
Owner of Glow, Licensed Medical Esthetician
What do you like to do in your free time: Spend time with friends and family, travel, exercise, read books, walks in nature
Favorite Quote: "Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself" Coco Chanel
3 words to describe you: Caring, spiritual, energetic
Touch Style: Medium
Hours: Wednesday 9:30am-8pm
Ep 25: "You Are Never An Expert"
Today we are so excited to have Dr. Renée Moran of Dr. Renée Moran Medical Aesthetics in Massachusetts. In this episode, she shares with us a little (we actually think it is pretty big) fact that most people don't know about her, her background in medicine and what ultimately lead her to a career in aesthetics. In addition, she dishes on her philosophy on the word "expert" and how she approaches continuing education. We also have a bit of fun talking about her she interfaces with her husband in the practice and speak about the role she intentionally chose to play in her business in order to see it really grow!
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Dr. Moran earned her doctoral degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University, a bachelor of arts degrees in Pre-Medicine and Psychology from Boston College. She completed her postdoctoral training in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, along with a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She currently holds a teaching appointment and is an instructor in anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School.
Ep 24: "Delayed Gratification, Credit & Character"
This is NOT a resource to be missed whether you own a Medspa or are thinking about it! You will pick up a gem.
Today we are so excited to have Micah Curtis, owner of @fitcreditdoctor. She has helped over 4000 families and business owners nationwide take back control of their credit and future over the past 10 years. With a Sales Communication background and a former fitness competitor, Micah dives deep into delayed gratification, credit and character. She proves that "overnight success" is years of hard discipline and delayed gratification.
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7:03 Life happens, divorce, sickness that can throw you off your game. What should you do if something hits your credit report? It isn't what you think
9:03 For our younger listeners who just got out of college, or someone who isn't sure, how can someone find their credit score, is it accurate? Is Credit Karma the place to go to?
14:19 Her thoughts on outsourcing the responsibility of finances, the importance of meticulous CPA for your wealth team
17:32 The fastest way to boost credit
19:55 What her top successful clients which include Doctors and Attorneys are getting wrong. Top question,
"I have no balance, why is my credit score not rising?" A fact you may not know about credit reporting date and credit due date.
23:00 Her advice on co-mingling personal and business credit and the dangers that can occur
29:31 Delayed gratification, mind, body, overnight success is years of hard labor
Find Micah @fitcreditdoctor, her new resources will be coming soon!
Ep 23: "One Brick At A Time"
Today we are so excited to have Michelle Balbi, RN, NP, owner of Meesha Aesthetics! In this episode Michelle tells us her amazing story of how she got into aesthetics and her journey to a 3 location business, the support of her life partner and husband, the creativity she has been able to instill in her children (one of them actually leads PR for the establishment, hey Chris!), a family-like team and dives into the mindset of an entrepreneur. Listen to the end, this episode is filled with information and inspiration you don't want to miss!
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3:24 The support of Michelle's husband and his belief in her to start her own Medspa
5:58 The partner that we have in our lives is so pivotal to us having success
or remaining basic
6:19 How she was able to keep her identity and keep her relationship
alive, and her beliefs on pouring yourself into life
8:16 Some of the challenges that she had overcome, her 5AM schedule
and her drive for continued excellence
11:37 Michelle's process for pushing through comfort zones
16:00 Having personalities to balance you in your business
17:03 Processes and systems important for new Medspa owners
18:39 Her tips on managing the different areas of her life
21:43 Michelle's predictions for the aesthetics industry
Michelle Balbi graduated in 1990 as a registered nurse. Specializing in Aesthetics since 1992, Michelle is trained in Juvederm Ultra, Ultra PlusXC, Restylane, Bellafill, Voluma, Perlane, Radiesse and both Botox and Dysport. She was trained by Advanced Aesthetic Institute, with continued education on a regular basis to ensure that she has all up-to-date techniques with facial fillers.
Michelle believes in developing and maintaining excellent relationships with her clients to aid them in all their cosmetic procedures and educate them in all options available to them. Michelle also believes each client is unique and enjoys meeting all their individual needs.Michelle is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses.
Michelle is a strong believer in staying active and youthful, no matter what the calendar says about your age. She continues to push herself and her family to accomplish great feats.
Michelle is an active runner and understands that every person only gets one body, and sometimes we need a little help keeping it looking as young as we feel. She has been happily married to her husband for 30 years, and it's no secret that Meesha Aesthetics was his idea.
Year's ago Michelle shared her idea for an Aesthetics company that didn't focus on profit, but focused on comfort and giving injectables and facials with a unique feminine touch with her husband Joseph, and he pushed her to start the process of opening up Meesha Aesthetics.
Ep 22: "Build Strong Foundations"
Today we are so excited to have our good friend Audrey Rose, AG-ACNP the founder of The Audrey Rose Institute of Medical Aesthetics in Massachusetts and the Owner and Founder of Ageless Weighless in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. This powerhouse shares her amazing story of what she did to work her way up from CNA to NP (she is also working on her DNP right now). Getting into her roots in Jamaica, she also talks about how her Mother pushed her to excel in academics after she came to live in the US after boarding school and her path in the healthcare field that ultimately led to her passion and rise in Aesthetics.
Make sure you listen to the end as she has some HOT tips for those coming into the industry, however we can't give it all away now, can we?
2:31 Balancing and wearing many hats in the aesthetics industry
3:06 Audrey discusses her Jamaican heritage, her time in boarding school, and her Mother's influence on her education
4:38 Her climb from CNA to NP and business owner
6:55 The importance of living life even while balancing your responsibilities and doing what you want to do--overcoming
7:45 Raw honesty about what she loves the most about her career in aesthetics and what she doesn't
10:43 Learning how to delegate and follow up
11:30 What she does to stay motivated and reset
14:04 The creative ways her practice generated revenue when her clinic closed during the pandemic
16:03 The story behind the start of the Audrey Rose Institute of Medical Aesthetics
17:23 Her aesthetic philosophy
19:46 Her horror story of rebranding after not having her trademark
23:31 Setting up her employees for success by leaning into their strengths
26:30 Her gripe with the industry
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Ep 21 "Use What You Are Given to Your Advantage"
Today we are so excited to dive in with Patricia "Patrice Rusu", Co-Founder of Peak Image Medspa in Quincy, Massachusetts. In this episode she discusses her passion and what she did to make a career in the aesthetics world. She also discusses with me the importance of wearing many hats in a similar business before you start your own in order to have a knowledgeable edge. We explored some of the highs and lows of business life, why it is important to specialize and how using what you were given, can be a great advantage.
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2:40 Patrice's passion and why she loves the aesthetics world
5:20 Best crash course for business is experience in various roles
8:12 The importance of having a strong partner on the business side
12:49 Why it is important to specialize
15:37 Staying consistent
22:30 One of her biggest challenges
24:27 One of her favorite client stories
25:58 Her advice for those who want to start a Medspa business
Ep 20 "Know Your Secret Sauce and They Will Come"
Today we are so excited to air "Know Your Secret Sauce and They Will Come" with Michelle Doran, MSN, APRN, BC, CANS, co-founder of RN Esthetics! In this episode we explore the influences her parents had on her career path, and how working with family at first turned out not to be the best option. Further, we explore an exciting new program she is spearheading "Diversity in Aesthetics" which seeks to bring change to the industry by starting small at home. This episode also has some vulnerable moments and is real. We won't give it away, you'll have to listen!
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6:50 Early beginnings working with family...tehe!
8:03 Gauging the big decisions to move from two rooms to a full facility
15:45 RN Esthetics Diversity In Aesthetics Program
19:19 How her team helps her with systems and processes
20:03 Should your Medical Director be in the Aesthetic Field?
21:31 Insecurity and it's correlation to success
24:46 The Secret Sauce of All Medspa Practices
25:23 Early Mistakes she made
31:50 Where is the aesthetic going for the industry? Opinion
34:17 The importance of having a wealth team that understands the industry
Michelle Dyment Doran is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS). She is the co-founder and clinical director of RN Esthetics. In addition, she has the distinction of being a trainer for Allergan Medical Aesthetics, a nomination given to only 200 Nurses in the country. Doran serves on the Allergan Advisory Committee and has been chosen as an Ambassador for trainings. She received her BS from The University of Massachusetts Amherst and a MS from Boston College. She has advanced training in Injectables, cannula, laser and skincare and primarily focuses on injecting and teaching.
1996, BS Nursing, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2001, MS Nursing (Summa Cum Laude), Boston College
Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner & Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS), Consultant Clinic (UK) & Julie Horne Lip Master Certification, Laser Certification ESI, Swift Beauty Certification, Member of ISPAN, Trainer for Allergan Medical Institute, Chosen for Allergan Ambassador Tour 2018
Treatments Provided at RN Esthetics
Botox, Dysport, Dermal Fillers, Sculptra
Favorite Treatments at RN Esthetics
Botox, dermal fillers, Hydrafacial, Sculptra, Vivace
Favorite Products at RN Esthetics
Anything ZO - love the firming serum, daily power defense and sunscreen primer.
Ep 19 "There Are No Problems, Just Solutions"
Today we are so excited to bring you a fresh episode with Murissa Wallace, Owner and CEO of Honeyskincare Studio in Arlington, Virginia. In this episode we are joined by one of her right hand women Clara Doley, Marketing Director. This show explores leadership, how to build a star team, using a bit of old school charm to get modern business done and how success roadmaps are there for us to follow and our responsibility to find and use them.
-5:03 the importance of leading your team with education
-7:34 The scoop on how Murissa ended up in Virginia
-11:25 Old school charm in a Millenial Way
-12:14 Taking client care and personalization a step further
-20:58 The team that Murissa is growing to create
-23:04 Success roadmaps and our responsibility to understand them
Ep 18 "Not Your Average CPA:Money Mindset-Free Yourself"
We are so excited to bring you Episode 18 "Not Your Average CPA: Money Mindset-Free Yourself" with Brennan Schlagbaum, CPA of Budgetdog. In this episode we talk about some characteristics that most millionaires possess according to studies (and he does too!), how his work in oneof the big 4 financial firms guides his advice to middle America. In addition, we explored some financial tips for early stage Medspa owners and his personal opinion on investing tips for new business owners.
Please keep in mind that this is general financial advice and is in no way shape or form a recommendation for your personal solution.
4:37 What characteristics that all millionaires share
5:15 Changing the financial lives of people around the world
5:46 Applying what you learn in the business world to your personal life
8:12 Advice for newer Medspa owners to separate the business side of finances to personal
side of finances
11:26 Brennan's tips on investing for business for new business owners
12:30 Funding Priorities for planning-Opinion
16:05 You are not evil if you have a lot of money
18:58 How to balance your business and personal financial priorities
Hey! I'm Brennan, a CPA at one of the largest financial firms in the country. Nice to meet you! But this isn't about me... this is about Niko.
AKA "The Budget Dog".
I got Niko about 3 years ago when he was just a little pup.. and I'm not sure if you've ever had a pet, but they have such a huge impact on the way you look at life.
You see, Niko is a dog... so he doesn't worry too much. He naps, he wags his tail, he eats and goes about his day. He doesn't have a care in the world.
As I watched him grow up, I thought to myself...
Why isn't everyone's life like that? 9 times out of 10, when I talked with a client, they sounded miserable. Everyone is so stressed out, especially about money.
In fact, CNBC says 30% (!!!) of people report being stressed about money "constantly"...
That's no way to live life.
And Niko's smiling, care-free attitude inspired me to create this, an entire brand and educational platform around him!
Budget Dog is about one thing: creating full understanding and complete clarity around your money so you can live a financially stress-free life!
Ep 17: "Harmony=Happiness in Life & Work"
A Russian, and two West Indian woman on a podcast? What else can we call this but a good time.
We are so excited to bring you Ep 17: "Harmony=Happiness in Life & Work" with Victor Novoselov, co-owner of Trifecta Medspa and Zeefah Ali, Operations Manager. As a top 100 Allergen account, the leaders of this establishment dive deep into what makes their practice run efficiently, how they have created a practice where they put their clients first and where their employees feel happy and appreciated. Victor stresses that in his leadership role it is important to do what you preach, and how tracking the data in both hard and soft ways are important to the smooth running of a business.
Here are some highlights:
12:00 Organizational habits in the team for success
14:35 Do what you preach
14:47 Everyday counts toward the customer
15:32 Victor's greatest life lesson
18:08 Tracking KPI-Data is everything
21:42 Hard and soft indicators
36:04 Zeefah dives into the client intake process
Ep 16: "Building the Vain Babes: Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Beginnings"
This week we were so excited to sit down with Ciara Dimou, NP, owner of Vain Medspa in Andover, Massachusetts! In this conversation we talked about her path, how small baby steps over time lead her from 300 square feet to 2000 square feet in the middle of a pandemic, the importance of self-care and how mindset can bring you past fear and doubt.
Ciara Dimou, founder and owner of VAIN Medi Spa is a board certified Nurse Practitioner and highly trained injector. Her compassion for all things beautiful has led her to pursue a career in facial aesthetics. Ciara graduated from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2014 with a dual degree in Adult-Gerontology and Women’s Health. She has worked in internal medicine/women's health outpatient practices for the past seven years. She is a PCP at Lahey Health Hospital and provides primary care and preventative medicine for her patients while focusing on their overall health and wellness. Ciara opened her own med spa VAIN about three years ago which is located in downtown Andover. Ciara, a resident of Andover as well, loves the sense of community the town provides. She wears many hats and whether she is caring for her patients at VAIN or Lahey, she ensures to encompass the whole patient. Her overall goals are to help her patients look naturally rested and refreshed. Ciara will assess each patient differently. She takes into account his/her age, muscle tone, volume loss and skin texture. Ciara is conservative and honest with the patient’s safety and concerns always coming first.
Ep 15: "I'm Not Britney Spears!: The Woods, Authentic Leadership & Community Over Competition"
We are so excited to bring you Season 1: Episode 15 "I'm Not Britney Spears!: The Woods, Authentic Leadership & Community Over Competition" with Joshua Davis, BSN, RN "Tox Josh" the CEO of Whisperwood in Tennessee. In this fun episode, we explore the art of aesthetics, Josh's rise to being a nationally known aesthetics practitioner, some fun TEA about the industry, what inspired Josh to go into aesthetics. Further we dive into something that you may not know about him-his ties to music and some news that you heard HERE FIRST! This a message not to be missed. Please don't forget to follow his podcast Tea with Tox Josh on Apple!!
Just a few highlights!
4:41 The Art of Aesthetics
5:26 Saxaphone....a little secret that you heard HERE FIRST
9:22 The meaning behind the name Whisperwood
12:49 The inevitability of failure
16:10 Having a good support system
Ep 14: "Gain Your Experience: Trust the Process & Hard Business Lessons"
Thanks for tuning in! We are so excited to have as a guest Nena Kallopoulos, PA-C, Owner of Drip Medispa in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
In this episode we go back to her roots and how volunteering in a babies AIDS clinic inspired her to go into the medical industry. In addition, we discuss how her path lead her into PA school instead of becoming an MD and how a Plastic Surgeon noticed her suturing skills and brought her into Aesthetics. We also discuss one of the biggest shocks of her business life, how she overcame the trial and how despite the painful setback she experienced she was able to come back stronger.
Here are some highlights!
11:27 Techniques for keeping her team motivated and consistent
13:56 Some of the biggest challenges she had to overcome as a business owner and lessons from her Father
15:48 Early business shocks
27:24 One of her most impactful aesthetic experiences correcting a cleft palate patient
Message from Nena:
Establishing and opening the doors to Drip Medi Spa has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. As a Board Certified Physician Assistant with over 15 years experience, I have practiced medicine across the tristate area including Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Aesthetic | Wellness Medicine. I eventually realized I had a gift in Medical Aesthetics as the compliments of my work and referrals were rapidly increasing. The gift of “Medical Artistry” is what I call it. The encouragement I give my clients through my work to feel positively about themselves has been the most rewarding experience. Empathy + my vision is what allows me to stand out in this industry. I opened the doors to Drip with this promise in mind: to care for my clients as if they were family and always encourage them to feel their best. You’ll feel the Drip difference.
Ep 13: "Relentless: From Medspa Employee to Global Filler Manufacturer"
Do you want to be GM or Ferrari? This was a question asked during the last part of this episode and one that as business women or aspiring business women we should all be thinking about!
We are so excited to bring you Episode 13: "Relentless: From Medspa Employee to Global Filler Manufacturer" with Ario Khoshbin, CEO & Founder of Revanesse a global filler brand. In this episode we explore his journey being the son of immigrants, when knew he was different and not like everyone else, and how he started out working for his mother's Medspa in Canada. We are taken through his experience starting as a cash strapped business owner in the laser space and his almost universe sent acquisition of the tools needed to have his own Research & Development department to perfect their brands.
22:35 Moving forward is better than not moving at all
30:55 Some of his most embarrassing business ideas (one of the companies is still around...we looked!)
33:00 Why balance is incredibly important
34:18 Ario's motivation
36:42 Customer growth and his opinion on the industry practice of veiled pricing structure
42:52 His advice for women who want to become entrepreneurs
Ep 12: "Pay Your Dues & Don't Sit Back"
We are so excited to bring you Episode 12 "Pay Your Dues & Don't Sit Back" with Fiona Tennant, RN, CANS, co-founder of Nurse Fiona Medical Spa and founder of Nurse Fiona Skin in Framingham, Massachusetts.
In this episode we explore her journey into Aesthetics, how she almost failed high school, the power of social media and how she has leveraged it for the growth of her business. In addition we cover the importance of being friendly, but knowing when to draw the line in business.
Further, we dive into the exciting story of the birth of her skincare line Nurse Fiona and how setting goals keeps her pushing forward. This episode is raw and real and truly gives you a peek behind the scenes of what it takes to build an elite aesthetic brand.
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Fiona Tennant, RN, CANS is a highly respected and nationally Board Certified Nurse in the Boston area specializing in anti-aging aesthetics. She was one of the first Aesthetic Nurses in Massachusetts to be C.A.N.S certified and has had extensive training by world renowned injectors. Fiona has patients traveling from all over New England to seek her expertise in aesthetic injectables. Both an injector and a business owner, she brings a results-oriented approach to her practice with a strong grounding in science and aesthetic artistry. Her understanding of what makes a face youthful, proportional and natural allows her to deliver uniquely crafted, unflawed results. Her ever-evolving knowledge of the latest innovations in beauty, combined with her personable demeanor make her a leader in the industry.
Ep 11: "Burn The Ships & Swim"
Excited to bring you Season 1-Ep 11: "Burn the Ships & Swim" with Sharon McEntee, founder of Embody Medspa in North Reading, MA.
In this episode, we explore the power of having nothing to fall back on, the importance of clearly defined roles in the practice and realizing that you don't know everything and partnering with people who will help you succeed.
Sharon McEntee is a leading clinical aesthetician with over 23 years of extensive experience working in medical spas and with prominent dermatology practices in both Miami and New England. As an expert in the skin care industry, she treats clients of all ages, skin types and conditions. Her passion for health and beauty has enabled her to develop superior skincare regimens and industry-leading skincare solutions.
Sharon received her aesthetic training at the Catherine Hinds Institute of Aesthetics in Woburn, MA. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a concentration in pre-medical education. While earning her degree, she trained with Dr. Manjula Jegasothy, owner of the Miami Skin Institute and Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami. She holds several advanced certifications, including MicroNeedling, PRP Hair Restoration, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Removal of Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos, Ultherapy, Advanced Chemical Peels, Medical Microdermabrasion, IPL Photofacials, Jane Iredale Cosmetics, Body FX Body Contouring, CoolSculpting, CoolTone, Skin Tightening, and Aviva AirBrush Tanning.
Sharon McEntee currently lives just outside of Boston with her husband and 3 beautiful children.
Ep 10: "Occupying White Space, Vision & Vulvas"
Let's Talk About Women's Sexual Health with Cindy Barshop
Excited to bring you Season 1-Ep 10: "Occupying White Space, Vision & Vulvas" with Cindy Barshop, Founder of VSPOT Medi Spa and Real Housewives of New York alumni.
In this episode, we explore the power of specialization and how focusing on women's health has changed the lives of countless women, understanding the market and finding spaces
to serve where other people haven't, Cindy's journey as a serial entrepreneur and her philosophy on ensuring your team shares in your vision.
Locations in NYC and Philadelphia.
VSPOT founder Cindy Barshop is a nationally recognized, successful entrepreneur with a proven track record of over 20 years in women’s healthcare. Barshop founded the iconic Completely Bare Medi Spa in 1984 and it quickly became known as the go-to place amongst New York and Hollywood Elite for all female wellness services from waxing, laser, facials and spray tans. Cindy grew the company to 28 million and created a new category in hair removal with her Completely Bare product line that sold in over 30,000 stores including Ulta, Target and CVS.
Completely Bare single-handedly created a new category in personal grooming that companies like L’Oreal and Sally Hansen quickly tapped into. After selling Completely Bare, Cindy new there was more to be done in the female healthcare category and more treatments to offer women to make them feel their best; she went on to launch VSPOT in 2017 in New York and Philadelphia, bringing the same innovative approach and candor to the women’s sexual health and wellness marketplace. The former star of Bravo’s hit series Real Housewives of New York City has acquired numerous accolades incurring “100 Most Innovative Entrepreneurs” from Goldman Saks and WWD’s Inner and Outer Guru. Barshop has been featured in countless publications as an authority in women’s health including Allure, Cosmopolitan, New York Times and Vogue, just to name a few.
Ep 9: "At Least I Still Have The Hospital, Consistency & Overcoming Self Doubt"
We are so excited to bring you Episode 9 "At Least I Still Have The Hospital, Consistency & Overcoming Self Doubt" with Alyssa D'Arcy, RN, CANS co-founder of Alda Aesthetics in Hanover, Massachuestts!
In this episode we explore her journey from an ICU nurse to aesthetics, battling self doubt, creating a positive work environment, and the pivotal and painful moment which changed her trajectory and caused her to go all in. In addition, Alyssa touches on the importance of a sound management team and investing in the right strategic partners from the beginning for ultimate success.
Alyssa D’Arcy combines her expert techniques and nursing knowledge to create a customized approach for each patient, inclusive of a comprehensive treatment plan. Creating long-lasting relationships by delivering outstanding results, she gives patients her unique combination of expertise and artistry. She maintains a commitment to ongoing training and education to ensure that her patients receive optimal care and impeccable service.
- Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) October 2018
- Trained in the art of facial rejuvenation and aesthetics by Dr. Joseph Russo, a Harvard-trained and board-certified plastic surgeon
- Trained with many Certified Aesthetic Consultant Exchange Trainers (ACE)
- Allergan Master Training Certified in injectables
- Licensed ArqueDerma® practitioner, an intensive training program by the InjectAbility® Institute
- Advanced Injectable Training with Esthetic Skin Institute
- Summa cum laude graduate of Northeastern University School of Nursing
- Former clinical instructor at the Aesthetic Institute of Massachusetts
- 17 years as a staff and charge nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital
- One of only 5% of providers who are certified in the use of blunt-tip microcannula for dermal filler augmentation
- Trained in advanced microcannula technique with Dr. Rainone
- A graduate of CoolSculpting University
- Active member of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN)
- Member of American Academy of Medical Esthetic Professional (AAEMP)
Ep 8: "Mentoring the Next Generation, The WLLA Law & Building Bridges"
Excited to bring you Season 1-Ep 8: "Mentoring the Next Generation, The WLLA Law & Building Bridges" with Elizabeth Manessis, CEO and Founder of Zeta Aesthetics in NYC.
In this episode, we explore the power of surrounding yourself with strong mentors and people who believe in you, the principles that allowed Elizabeth to become a success in her industry, the importance of understanding different types of lasers for ALL skin types and her philosophy on mentorship which really promotes change.
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Elizabeth Manessis is a licensed Medical Aesthetician and Clinical Trainer, with over 21 years of industry experience. She is certified in over 40 laser modalities, specializing in over 36 FDA approved IPL and Laser Procedures. As a clinical trainer, Elizabeth is also certified, in Venus Concept Body Contouring, and Fat Melting devices.
Well-versed in all aspects of the medical aesthetic industry, Elizabeth also serves as a private consultant for Medical Professionals interested in introducing Medical Aesthetics into their existing practice.
She has worked under some of the most prominent Plastic Surgeons in New York City as well as Long Island. She works alongside Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lloyd Landsman, offering free consultations for surgical cosmetic procedures.
Specializing in acne prone, sensitive, dark and ethnic skin types, Elizabeth utilizes technologies that are safe, effective with zero downtime.
Ep 7: "Obsession & Addressing Diversity in Medical Aesthetics"
Excited to bring you Season 1-Ep 7: "Obsession & Addressing Diversity in Medical Aesthetics" with Apryl Witherspoon, MSN, APRN, FNP-C founder and owner of NWME Aesthetics in Carrollton, Texas.
In this episode, we explore the power of representation in the industry, the importance of all providers and trainers understanding black and brown skin despite their major demographic and the power of OBSESSION in goal setting and purpose. This episode touches on some topics which may be uncomfortable, but it is important that they are discussed.
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Apryl Witherspoon, MSN, APRN, FNP-C Apryl is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing in her field for more than 10 years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at The University of North Texas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas at Tyler, and her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Cincinnati.
Apryl is a Board Certified member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, North Texas Nurse Practitioners Association, International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
She is also a member of the Cellular Medicine Association where she is an expert in performing the infamous Vampire Facial®. Prior to expanding her career into the innovative and life changing world of Medical Aesthetics, Apryl has previous experience in critical care, emergency medicine, orthopedics, primary care, pain management, functional medicine, weight loss management and urgent care.
She has always enjoyed researching and exploring various areas of the beauty industry, due to her passion in medical aesthetics. In a world that is so driven by negativity and disillusion of what “beautiful” is, her goal is to ensure each individual feels comfortable embracing the new version of themselves. Apryl emphasizes self-confidence and enhancing natural beauty from the inside out.
Apryl continues to expand her knowledge base by continuous studying, and attending aesthetics trainings provided annually. She has had the privilege of working in a couple of Los Angeles’ top rated Medical Spas, received hands on training from a world renown Beverly Hills surgeon, along with several Allergan, Galderma and Merz trainers.
It is important to find your personal aesthetic injector whom is both knowledgeable, and patient with your individual journey. She is overjoyed when patients from all backgrounds personally experience their "NWME" (New Me). In Apryl’s spare time, she enjoys traveling, listening to live music, spending time with her friends, family and Chihuahua, Dobby.
Ep 6: Do It The Right Way & Using Your Practice to Give Back to the Community
Excited to bring you Season 1-Ep 6: "Do It The Right Way & Using Your Practice to Give Back to the Community" with Dawn Naylor, RN, MSN, A-CNP, founder and owner of Skin Esteem Medspa in Massachusetts!
In this episode we definitely man crush a little bit on someone in the field (you will have to listen to find out!) and explore working with compliance lawyers and steps to follow in order to adhere to state guidelines and touches on DPH certification. Dawn also dishes on how to attract your community with authentic marketing, shares an incredible story of client transformation and brings us into a very important way she is giving back through her practice during Covid-19!
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Dawn has dedicated her life to helping people stay healthy and feeling young. She received her BS in physical therapy at Lasell College and went on to complete her RN, MSN and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner licenses at MGH Institute of Health Professions graduating magna cum laude. Her training included residencies with plastic surgery, dermatology, emergency medicine, cardiology and critical care medicine. Dawn is a plastic surgeon & dermatologist trained board certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She has over 20 years experience in critical care, cardiology, aesthetics medicine, advanced medical procedures and has continuing training with experts in plastic surgery, dermatology, and medical aesthetics to stay current.
Dawn's unique background in working as an Intensive Care and Cardiology Nurse Practitioner has enabled her to deliver holistic health services supporting the heart, body, and mind. Prior to opening Skin Esteem Med Spa, she donated her aesthetic services to cancer survivors while working in the ICU. Aesthetics is her passion and she's proud to own Skin Esteem Med Spa .
At Skin Esteem, our goal is to help you achieve your vision of perfect in a natural and conservative way. Med spa services are personalized to help you reach those goals.
Dawn maintains hospital credentialing at Beth Israel Hospital Plymouth and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.
Ep 5: Creating A Divine Experience for Your Clients-It Starts Before They Walk In The Door
Excited to bring you Season 1-Ep 5: "Creating A Divine Experience for Your Clients-It Starts Before They Walk In The Door" With Dr. Dina Ben David, DNP, MS, FNP-C of Divine Beauty & Wellness in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts!
In this episode we serve some realness over wine (in tumblers) with the "Thread Authority" Dr. Dina and she talks about her experience of being a travel nurse, how love kept her grounded, and the experience she intentionally curates for her clients in her MedSpa. She relays her stories about being human on social media, and how that has played a part in her success. If you want to laugh, and you want to learn, this is the episode for you.
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Dina BenDavid, DNP, MS, FNP-C, the “Thread Authority” is the owner of Divine Beauty & Wellness and is an industry pioneer in the field of aesthetic medicine. She is board-certified, holds both Masters and Doctoral degrees and is a clinical trainer and international Key Opinion Leader for PDO Max. Dr. BenDavid has trained alongside some of the world’s leading experts in cosmetic medicine and continues to inspire and be inspired within the medical aesthetic community.