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  • Exclusive Event: Elevating Safety Standards with VIP International Guest Gillian Murray

    Hosted by Rana Kennelly and VIP international guest Gillian Murray don't miss this opportunity to learn how to put safety first in your practice. Safety seminar promises a unique, up to date and evidence based practical insight, making complex concepts accessible and actionable Gillian Murray (MPharm PG Dip Clin Pharm PG Dip Minor Illness INP) has been working in aesthetics since 2014.  In addition to her aesthetic practice she holds both a senior lecturer and clinical academic position at Kings College London University, where she undertakes research and supports the delivery of the clinically enhanced prescribing programme (CEPIP) for nurse practitioners and advanced clinical pharmacists. Gillian has 18 years’ experience working in acute trusts within the NHS predominately in her specialty areas of surgery and intensive care medicine. As an advanced clinical pharmacists her areas of prior practice include plastics, burns, vascular, dermatology, rheumatology and infection. She has vast experience in critical appraisal of literature and guideline writing pertaining to areas of surgical and non-surgical medicine, and has consulted on education strategies at local, regional, and national level. Gillian held a position on the ACE (Aesthetic Complications Expert) board where she gathered experience managing complications. Currently she is a founding board member of CMAC (Complications in Medical Aesthetics Collaborative), a global membership organisation which supports medical professionals in need of help. CMAC is a collaborative who work together to provide guidance and further education for those who need it. She has a specialist interest in hypersensitivity reaction in aesthetics, covid related complications, hyaluronic acid gel chemistry, rheology, and behaviours, and through her position at KCL she is currently undertaking research toward her PhD. She has already lead and co-authored publications related to vascular occlusion, Hyaluronidase, delayed onset nodules, acute bacterial and herpes simplex infection, facial wounds and rheology.

  • Experiencing The Confidence Lab: A Model's Perspective on Training Sessions

    Models are essential to the success of our training programs, ensuring that participants gain hands-on experience in a supportive and supervised environment. We are delighted to highlight a testimonial from Jessica, a patient at The Confidence Bar who has also graciously served as a model at The Confidence Lab. "This was my first experience being a model for the Confidence Lab. I was excited for this opportunity as I wanted to try lip filler. I have been a patient of Lisa’s in the past and I admire her sincere opinion/expertise in this field. So with her blessing, I applied for this treatment option. I was not disappointed with this experience either! I was able to meet Nusha and her group of students. I am not always the best patient as I get pretty nervous with any medical procedure. However, each provider was skilled with their technique and really worked to understand the procedure while also making me feel comfortable the entire time. Not only do the results make you feel amazing, but there is an extra level of comfort when you receive your treatments from the Confidence Lab. Every member of the staff treated me in a way that felt as if I have known them for years. The staff genuinely cares about your specific skin/beauty goals while educating you on how to achieve your desired outcomes. It never feels as if I am being “sold” anything or if I was just another person who wanted larger lips! Thank you Confidence Lab!" To become a model for a Confidence Lab training, click here to start the process of enrolling in our Be a Model program.

  • Where Are They Now? Triana Jordan

    Welcome to "Where Are They Now?", a series that follows the journey of individuals who have attended one of our courses and how they have applied the skills and knowledge gained with us in their professional and personal lives. We believe that learning is a lifelong journey, and we take pride in knowing that our program has had a positive impact on the lives of our attendees. Triana Jordan Introducing Triana Jordan who took part in a Customized Full Day Advanced Hands-On Training with Christina. What were you doing before you got into aesthetics? Prior to getting into aesthetics, I worked in various settings. Home Health Care, Long Term Care, Urgent Care, and even as a Nursing Clinical Instructor. What inspired you to pursue a career in aesthetics? I have had a love for aesthetics for a long time. Working in the home health care setting you come across a lot of different people. In this setting I found so many people that were so internally beautiful but did not feel that way on the outside which was such a shame. I have personally delt with insecurities, so I most definitely relate to these feelings. I wanted to help people see what me and so many other people seen in them, aesthetics was a way to do that. Why did you choose The Confidence Lab's training program? I researched many training programs before choosing The Confidence Lab. I spoke with many people on the phone and when I spoke with the staff at The Confidence Lab they were by far the most informative and personable. I wanted to train where I would gain the most knowledge, build lasting relationships, and be treated as an individual. The Confidence Lab delivered just that! What is your favorite aspect of working in the field of aesthetics? My favorite aspect of working in the field of aesthetics is meeting different people, hearing their stories, and restoring their confidence. There is nothing better than watching your client come to tears of joy! What are you doing now? I own a boutique Medspa called Unmasked Aesthetics. My slogan is “Unmasking Beauty and Confidence!” I am still training as I will always be a student and hope to come back to The Confidence lab soon! What advice would you give to those considering a career in this field? Know your limitations, never stop training, and find a mentor.  Build a community not competition!

  • Save the Date: Apr 18th 2024 to join The Confidence Circle

    In the spirit of growth and connection, The Confidence Circle is now launched with our new in-house cinema. We are thrilled to invite you to a bi-monthly complimentary event in the comfort of our work home.  It's an opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, share stories, and learn from each other in a supportive and uplifting environment. Plus we just love to hang out with our aesthetic peers . Our very own Nusha, will lead our inaugural session diving into the world of tox - hear how we do it at the Lab, from what to choose, how to recon and whether talk units or zone pricing with your patients. Plus, there'll be a journal article to spark our discussions! But it's not just about the learning; it's about laughing together and building a community. To our aesthetic providers we welcome you to join us, share your wisdom, experiences, or just stop in for a good laugh to our circle sanctuary while enjoying some bubbles and nibbles. Don't miss out on the fun - we can't wait to see you April 18th. Register Now below.

  • A New Space for Collaboration

    We have some more exciting news our new cinema room is complete. The room is creative space where both new and returning attendees can gather for journal groups, coffee chats, and all things aesthetic and social activities. Rana has decorated the space with an eclectic mix of items discovered on her worldwide travels, ensuring there's always something intriguing to capture the aesthetic eye, from nipple plates to bold neon signs. We welcome and invite you to stay tuned to our newsletter for announcements on upcoming free events. Learn and grow with us by booking a training at The Confidence Lab! See you soon.

  • How Nurse Practitioners in Illinois Can Launch An Aesthetics Business With Pinch

    When Nurse Practitioners approach The Confidence Lab, we often hear the following questions. I have no experience. How do I get into Aesthetics? Congratulations on your interest in getting into the growing Aesthetics industry. One of the first steps to getting into Aesthetics is getting training so you’re certainly on the right track. Even after aesthetics training with Confidence Lab, breaking into the industry can be challenging. Unlike many areas of healthcare, many more people want a job in aesthetics than there are roles at this time. Starting your own retail clinic is expensive, and likely not the best path if you are just getting started. Getting a job with minimal experience is competitive. So, we can’t say it is easy but getting training with Confidence Lab is certainly the right place to start. The primary paths are getting a job at a medical spa, opening your own medical spa, or joining a platform like Pinch’s Mobile Med Spa. What do I do after I have had my first training? One important piece of a career in aesthetics is that you should always keep learning. From Botox to Filler to Chemical peels and more, there are so many treatments and techniques to learn. You should certainly keep training and keep up with continuing education. It is also important to find a way to get out there and start building your reputation as a go-to provider. After training with Confidence Lab, what are my career options? Given the expense of opening a clinic and the competitiveness of getting a job at a local medical spa, one attractive path we recommend at Confidence Lab is to consider becoming an aesthetics entrepreneur. For Illinois based practitioners one of our recommendation is Pinch. Pinch is a Chicago med spa that specifically helps Nurse Practitioners become healthcare entrepreneurs. Pinch Providers are all Nurse Practitioners with superb bedside manner, clinical training from programs like Confidence Lab, and an entrepreneurial drive to treat clients. Pinch provides everything Nurse Practitioners need to get started, including Medical Collaboration, insurance, back-office support, marketing resources, and more. As a Confidence Lab attendee, you’ll even get bumped to the top of the list of their interview process. Once you complete Confidence Lab training, you should apply for an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Opportunity with Pinch. Pinch is an amazing way to run a mobile aesthetics business, treating clients you know without the overhead of opening a retail location. What else should I know about Pinch? As a Confidence Lab graduate, you’ll be bumped to the top of the interview process at Pinch. Following an interview, if offered an opportunity you’ll go through digital onboarding and training from the comfort of your own home or office. Once deemed ready, you’ll have the opportunity to treat clients in your network with Botox, Filler, Chemical Peels, IV Therapy, and more, depending on what you’ve trained to do with Confidence Lab and Pinch. Once you’ve built the requisite reps, you’ll become a Pinch Provider and be able to offer Medical Spa treatments on your own schedule, to your community as well as to Pinch clients who book you on their platform. Why get a job at a med spa when you can be your own boss with Pinch?

  • Customized jawline and chin hands-on training at The Confidence Lab

    Dr. Huang and I have been having customized aesthetic training together for the past 15 years, where does the time go! Dr. Huang has her own concierge practice focusing on weight loss, hormones, and internal medicine and wellness. I'm always grateful when she contacts me for another aesthetic training, we talk shop, inject models together and I also get to treat her. Our training was focused on a well-contoured jawline and chin.  As we age, the mandible recedes, and the chin becomes more anterior and shorter …. this leads to the formation of those pesky jowls! Dr. Huang @mdspeaking meticulously brought back the definition that aging and gravity stole.  Using Hyaluronic acid filler, needle & cannula to reduce the depth of the mental crease, add chin projection with square in mind,  filling the prejowl region which was a game changer, deep subcutaneous injection for a more defined jawline. Oh, plus we gave him some sharper lateral cheek to pair up with his new jawline. His reaction is simply ‘wow’. I love these instant reaction first looks. Nothing is better than this confidence boost Contact The Confidence Lab now to schedule a customized training BEFORE AND AFTER RESULTS

  • The Injectables EDU Summit Florida

    Rana was the keynote speaker at the Injectables Education Summit in Orlando, Florida last weekend. She gave personal insights of business mishaps and successes. The conference was founded by Cassie Lane and Suzanne Jagger, who are aesthetic gurus and business owners and have been there and done it all. They have a passion to share and give others a better start in business than they had. Rana highly recommends The Injectables EDU Summit because it was a down-to-earth and collaborative event where people shared insights on starting or scaling their businesses. The venue was exceptional, exceeding expectations, and attendees formed many new friendships with like-minded individuals who share a passion for a fresh career start or building upon it. Whether you're interested in hands-on Botox training, launching and growing your business, or gaining advanced marketing and compliance insights, this summit provided a successful and collaborative way to learn and grow in the aesthetics industry. Next year, they hope to have the summit at the same venue, but their maybe a  date might change. Watch for it.

  • Confidence Lab Partners with Pinch Med Spa To Help Nurse Practitioners Launch Careers As Aesthetics Entrepreneurs

    In Chicago, where healthcare professionals are looking to break into the aesthetic industry, two companies are working hard to make that possible. The Confidence Lab is proud to partner with Pinch Med Spa to help Nurse Practitioners launch businesses in the aesthetics industry. Pinch, a new Chicago med spa, is empowering Nurse Practitioners with the most flexible path to getting into the industry. Pinch will now prioritize accepting Nurse Practitioners who have completed training with The Confidence Lab. Confidence Lab will also offer advanced aesthetics training to active Pinch Providers. Why Pinch Is A Unique Opportunity For Nurse Practitioners Who Train With Confidence Lab Pinch Providers are all Nurse Practitioners trained in aesthetics, working when and where they want, running their own mobile medical spa with support from Pinch. Pinch Providers can offer Botox, Filler, Chemical Peels, IV Therapy, and more all in the comfort of their client’s own home. The Confidence Lab is excited about Pinch because there are more trainees in Chicago than roles in retail medical spas. Pinch will play a key role as an onramp for entrepreneurial Nurse Practitioners who want to build part-time in the aesthetics industry. Pinch Providers get everything from medical collaboration and insurance to products, supplies, technology, and marketing support to establish their aesthetics businesses, without the burden of upfront costs or geographical constraints that come with a physical studio. With the flexibility to set their schedules and determine service areas, Pinch Providers unlock flexible earning potential without giving up their day job. The Confidence Lab’s Partnership with Pinch The Confidence Lab has partnered with Pinch to allow Nurse Practitioners to take their skills to the next level. The Confidence Lab shares Pinch's vision of empowering aesthetic professionals with the necessary tools and training to succeed in the rapidly growing industry, with an emphasis on safety, community, and ethics. Nurse Practitioners on Pinch’s platform also get access to advanced training with The Confidence Lab as they seek additional training and certifications to refine their skills to be best-in-class in aesthetics. The Confidence Lab doesn't just impart knowledge; it cultivates a vibrant community of practitioners who support, learn, and grow together. By partnering Pinch and The Confidence Lab is creating a space where those entering the aesthetics industry can thrive. Apply To be an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner at Pinch: If you are a Nurse Practitioner looking to get started in aesthetics with flexible hours, uncapped pay, and a community to learn and grow with then Pinch is for you. Curious about what makes the most successful “Pinch Providers”? Strong fundamental skills in medical aesthetics Magnetic bedside manner with a passion for the industry Entrepreneurial drive to scale their own business Nurse Practitioners with training from Confidence Lab are welcome to apply for Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner opportunities at Pinch today. Empowering Expertise: A Glimpse into Our Recent Training with Confidence Lab and Pinch Med Spa Nurse Practitioners

  • Where Are They Now? Rebecca Kaechele

    Welcome to "Where Are They Now?", a series that follows the journey of individuals who have attended one of our courses and how they have applied the skills and knowledge gained with us in their professional and personal lives. We believe that learning is a lifelong journey, and we take pride in knowing that our program has had a positive impact on the lives of our attendees. Rebecca Kaechele, MSN, FNP-BC Introducing Rebecca Kaechele who took part in a Customized Full Day Advanced Training with Cristina on Dec 11 2023, and has also been a subscriber to Rana patreon since Oct 2023. What were you doing before you got into aesthetics? Prior to getting into aesthetics, I was a Nurse Practitioner in Functional Medicine. As a nurse, I spent many years in ICU, ER, and oncology and was searching for a better way to help people. This led me to the world of functional medicine where root cause approach was used rather than prescribing the pill for the ailment. I finally started to enjoy medicine again, and loved the constant learning that came with this field. What inspired you to pursue a career in aesthetics? As I grew in my functional medicine role, I loved helping people feel good, but felt something was missing for me and my patients. I had long enjoyed the hands-on aspect of medicine during my nursing years and was missing using my skills and techniques with patients. I also felt that functional medicine and aesthetics paired well together, as you could make someone look as good as they feel on the inside. A lot of patients journey in the functional space takes quite some-time and they get hyper focused on the “negatives” of their body, both internal and external. This occurred to me during my years of child-bearing and post-partum, as I had multiple extra health issues during this time. I lost a sense of me for quite some time, and it took me a while to feel “good” again. Shortly after this, I received my first two aesthetic treatments.  I knew then I wanted to devote my career to enhancing a women’s appearance, not for just the external view, but for the internal effects it has mentally and emotionally. Why did you choose The Confidence Lab's training program? As I began venturing into aesthetics, I did a lot of research on where I wanted to train and who I wanted to learn from. Rana and The Confidence Lab kept popping up. I had also been given their name as a recommendation from a fellow local injector. The philosophy of safe, natural aesthetic treatments spoke to me and the goals I had for my learning and my future patients. The welcoming vibe on the website and social media was exactly what I received the day of, and I couldn’t have been happier with my training experience!  I liked it so much I went twice in 3 months! What is your favorite aspect of working in the field of aesthetics? My favorite aspect of working in aesthetics is the relationships you make with the patients. The patients are not only trusting you with enhancing their features, but many times are being super vulnerable discussing things they may be insecure about. Having someone feel comfortable enough to voice those concerns with you, and feel you’ve provided a safe space to do so is such an honor. As time progresses, I have many patients who feel like friends, or old friends who have come to see me, making the workday feel like a day with girlfriends. I absolutely love what I do and don’t feel like I am ever at work! What are you doing now? I opened my own Practice in December of 2023. It’s funny how things work, because this wasn’t my full initial plan, but things sort of fell into place and here I am. I currently own Cahaba Aesthetics based in northern Illinois. I am continuing to grow in my aesthetic knowledge, learning to be a business owner, and finishing my doctoral degree. What advice would you give to those considering a career in this field? My best advice to anyone wanting to get into aesthetics is to invest in yourself and your education. While it is daunting in the beginning, investing in the RIGHT education will pay off. You want to have a solid foundation and know that your teachers are invested in the safety of you and the patient. These injectors will become resources to you and they are a great team to have behind you! Combining hands-on courses with continued knowledge from patreon has helped quite a bit to continue to learn in-between hands-on sessions.

  • Meet Becky Berkan & Genea Grossen

    Welcome our series that follows the journey of individuals who have attended one of our courses and how they have applied the skills and knowledge gained in their professional and personal lives. We believe that learning is a lifelong journey, and we take pride in knowing that our program has had a positive impact on the lives of our attendees. Becky Berkan & Genea Grossen Introducing Aesthetic Nurses Becky Berkan & Genea Grossen founders of BellaReis Med Spa who took part on Feb 28 2024 in a Customized Advanced Full Day Training with Rana. What were you doing before you got into aesthetics? We are both emergency room nurses in Madison, WI and continue to practice at the bedside while growing our aesthetic business. With over two decades of experience in the ED, Becky and fifteen years under Genea's belt, we felt well-equipped to a slight change in our career paths. The shift from emergency medicine to aesthetic nursing may seem unconventional, but it's a testament to the adaptability and diverse skill set that we possess and we were ready for it! What inspired you to pursue a career in aesthetics? Our fascination with this nursing niche has always been met with the harsh reality of challenging and, honestly, disheartening entry barriers. The competition is intense, and breaking into the scene requires starting from square one. After the emotional toll of the COVID pandemic, we found it necessary to take a slight step back from the bedside. During this time, a unique opportunity emerged—a chance to collaborate with a physician and establish a med spa in our little hometown. Despite our lack of knowledge about launching a small business, we hit the ground running, and voila! BellaReis came into existence! Having the opportunity to build long-term relationships with patients is a change from our ED background. In aesthetic nursing, we have the chance to have a positive impact on people's lives over time. It's a chance to contribute to their overall well-being in a more profound and enduring way than we have been subject to all our years in the ED and THAT is what fuels the drive! Why did you choose The Confidence Lab's training program? The reason that we chose The Confidence Lab is multifaceted. The first being, Rana. Rana has been an injector that we have admired and followed since beginning our aesthetic journey just 2 short years ago. She stands as a beacon of knowledge and experience in the field  and comes with years of experience and a stellar reputation. Rana brings a level of expertise that is unparalleled. Her commitment to staying up-to-date on the latest advancements made us know that we would be getting the best training possible at The Confidence Lab. Secondly, The Confidence Lab takes pride in providing a personalized and hands-on learning experience as well as a comprehensive curriculum. This is something we had not experienced before nor can you find in other training sessions. We had specific goals and The Confidence Lab understands that every professional comes with unique strengths and areas for improvement. Before our training, they called us to get our goals for the day and arranged individual models that met our needs. It was amazing. We were able to focus on what we came to learn so you felt you were getting your moneys worth every step of the way! The curriculum is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to excel in administering treatments that you may once struggled with, but now have confidence. Finally, we chose The Confidence Lab for its location. Not only is Chicago a great city, but for us, it's so close! We live up in Wisconsin, so Rana and her team are only a few hours away....making it very easy to come back. What is your favorite aspect of working in the field of aesthetics? There are so many to list! However, our favorite is probably how aesthetics allows for a blend of science and artistry. The ability to enhance someone's natural beauty and contribute to their confidence is a form of artistic expression that brings a different kind of fulfillment. Yes, in the ED we can save your life, but it's hard to explain the joy you get out of seeing someone cry happy tears when you hand them the mirror for the first time after a procedure. Being able to give someone that boost in their self-esteem is powerful on the soul! Additionally, we have met so many new friends and rekindled relationships with old friends. Witnessing the regular presence of our patients, who have evolved from acquaintances to friends and eventually become part of our extended family, is truly remarkable. It provides us with the chance to strengthen lasting connections over time which you can't get in other areas of healthcare. What are you doing now? We are in the second year of operating BellaReis Med Spa and loving every minute of it. Yes, we have had the lovely ups and downs of owning a business with your best friend, but we have persisted. We continue to work 2 days a week in the ED, but the remainder of the week is spent at the spa. We have made 2024 our year of education which is how we met our friends at The Confidence Bar. We are continuing to strive to be the best aesthetic providers for our patients. Both of us are in school pursuing our nurse practitioner degrees and we have families and children we are raising. Sometimes, it seems almost impossible to have this much on a plate, but we wouldn't have it any other way! What advice would you give to those considering a career in this field? You do you! Do NOT get caught up on what Susie down the street is doing. Start small and get comfortable with just a few things in the beginning. Maybe Tox, then bring on various filler areas slowly. Always keep learning! You have access to so much great education online. Subscribe to a few Patreon accounts and use those fabulous injectors to teach you 365 days a year. Keep in mind, there is only so much you can learn from a computer screen, so make an effort to go to training and conferences. Might we suggest The Confidence Bar :) If you get the opportunity to be involved in entrepreneurial ventures, do it! This entrepreneurial aspect adds excitement and variety to the career, allowing YOU to shape your own professional destinies. OH! And you don't need a laser.

  • Boosting Confidence and Care: Joanne's Inspiring Journey in Aesthetic Transformation

    Have you heard the phrase "if you look good, you do good" ? It is an idea that looking your best can have a positive impact on your performance and overall well-being. It's based on the concept that one's appearance and self-perception can significantly influence their confidence and the way they interact with the world. Let me introduce you to Joanne, an amazing hospice nurse who really deserves some recognition for the great work she does.  We got to meet her for the first time in an aesthetic training and I was so thrilled that she wanted to be a model in the class. if anyone deserves a treatment she does!  She received her first ever tox treatment performed by one of the attendees in our class and I just love her response at her two week follow up. What's really special is hearing her talk about how the tox treatment has given her a motivational boost. She’s loving the reflection she sees in the mirror now. Check out the video to catch all those positive vibes she gives.  You cant help but smile. If you want to be a model in our hands on training you can register here: We look forward to working with you.

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