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  • Where Are They Now? Adrian Nowitzke

    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. Adrian M. Nowitzke MSN, CRNA, APRN We are thrilled to introduce Adrian M. Nowitzke as part of "Where Are They Now?" series. Adrian attended our Customized Advanced Full Day Training in March 2022. Adrian's story is one that we hope will ignite inspiration and motivation in others to pursue their own passions and ambitions. She has founded the Behold Aesthetics and Wellness Center in Effingham, IL, where she leads a team of seven women who are making a noteworthy positive impact in their community. To stay updated on Adrian's journey, you can follow Behold's Instagram page. What were you doing before you got into aesthetics? I was practicing anesthesia as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at a small rural hospital in Effingham, Illinois full time. What inspired you to pursue a career in aesthetics? I have always had a love of beauty, science, and being your hype-girl! I’m a natural cheerleader at heart and love inspiring other women to feel confident and empowered. I’m a member of this amazing tribe of CRNA Moms on Facebook and one of the members Kelly Hermans started Beautiphi Academy in Rochester, MI. She shared her journey and how she was training other CRNA’s just like me to enter the world of aesthetic medicine. I longed for a work / life balance that would allow me to be present in my kids lives that I wasn’t experiencing in my current role. My “end game” was to retire as a nurse anesthetist at my local hospital, but God truly had bigger plans for my life with Behold Aesthetics and Wellness Center. I resigned as a full time CRNA in October of 2020 and started my own anesthesia and aesthetics companies. I practiced anesthesia as an independent contractor 2 days a week and also started my solo Aesthetics by Adrian business 2 days a week renting a single room at a local salon. I was scared to death, but also had never felt so ALIVE in my new role. Why did you choose The Confidence Lab's training program? The Confidence Lab exudes a positive vibe, fun atmosphere, importance placed on patient safety, and the ability to empower others by boosting their confidence. These are the pillars I desire in my practice and my fellow providers at Behold. I want every single one of our clients to FEEL loved, valued , cherished, and confident in the safety of their procedures. What exactly are you doing now? I am so honored and grateful to be the founder of Behold Aesthetics and Wellness Center at our main location in Effingham, IL. We just recently also launched a second location in Vandalia, IL. I am leaning into my new role as the leader of a team of 7 other women who make such a positive impact in the aesthetic and wellness industry in our community. I’m still learning and growing as an aesthetic nurse injector and I’m smiling everyday, knowing I’m doing exactly what I was created to do! At Behold, we strive to provide a holistic experience and embody the bible verse “Behold, I make all things new” Rev 21:5 What is your favorite aspect of working in the field of aesthetics? Seeing our clients SMILE! That’s the best part - that first look in the mirror - witnessing the true raw emotion of feeling more beautiful and more confident! I also love empowering the members of my team to advance and succeed in their roles. I was made fun of in front of my entire junior high class for having dark hair on my upper lip. I was devastated and so embarrassed. I completely understand and relate to the struggles others can face and feel so grateful we are able to offer safe, evidence based treatments to help them. What advice would you give to those considering a career in this field? Embrace COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION! Value education and never stop learning to be the best you can be for your patients! Your vibe attracts your tribe! Keep your head down and in your own lane, comparison is truly the thief of joy, stay humble, work hard - then even harder, and NEVER stop BELIEVING in yourself!

  • New Online Course. How to Start or Bolster Your Aesthetic Business with Laura Benarosch

    Introducing our new online course, "How to Start or Bolster Your Aesthetic Business" with instructor Laura Benarosch. This course is a must for anyone running or considering an aesthetics business, providing essential business foundations to avoid costly mistakes and ensure success. In addition to our hands-on injection classes, completing this session has been described as one of the most valuable courses for self-employed providers. Instructor Laura Benarosch generously shares over 3.5 hours of her wealth of knowledge to help you succeed. This course is perfect for those ready to open their own business or seeking guidance in mastering fundamentals for profitable operations. You'll learn how to turn your vision into reality, assess the professional environment, incorporate your key values, and manage operations efficiently. You'll also discover the importance of proper pricing, overhead analysis, and KPIs for maximum profits. Plus, learn about marketing your business via promotions, social media, and special events. Stay in touch and reach out with additional questions following completion of the class. Secure your future and take the first step towards success with this essential course To Enroll please go here: Patreon Members Subscribers of Rana's patreon can find a discount code for this course on their patreon.

  • Why now a Blog?

    Blogs have been around for over two decades, and I thought they were dead with the rise of social media channels such as tiktok and Instagram. But I've realized that my Instagram followers don't in general give a damn, whereas my Patreon supporters do. So, what's the difference between the two audiences? Instagram followers in general are scrolling quickly and your lucky to get a like or a comment. Mostly people curious with a bit of spying. But what I have come to notice on Patreon is that when I take the time to write something lengthy many of my patrons respond back. Im so grateful for people taking the time to read and then even better contribute! With patreon I understand that health care providers are subscribing for my shared knowledge and because of that I am dedicated. Whereas social media for me is quick, sharing my philosophy, no filters and general silliness with the odd reality post. Blogging offers the opportunity to create high-quality, detailed content that adds significant value to your audience and brand. For small businesses, blogs serve as an excellent tool to build and engage with a community of like-minded individuals, including injectors, and share updates about the latest happenings at The Confidence Lab. Moreover, blogs are optimized for search engines, making it easier for people to find and share the content, which can significantly expand the reach of the blog and the brand. My favorite part of our blog is 'where are they now?'. Interviewing health care providers who have come to us for aesthetic training. Asking them questions that could help and guide you. Welcome to my first post. Thank you for your time. Rana

  • New Online Course. Complications awareness and management with international experts

    Course is aimed at professionals of health and aesthetic medicine practitioners with the knowledge they need to take the appropriate steps to avoid, recognize, and treat complications from facial injectables At The Confidence Lab we had the privilege of interviewing international experts Gillian Murray, Dani Sher, and Mike Clague as part of an online series aimed at equipping aesthetics practitioners with the knowledge they need to avoid, recognize, and treat complications from facial injectables. These candid interviews cover a wide range of topics including managing blindness at the bedside, delayed onset nodules, hylenex vs hyaluronidase, the controversy over aspiration, sterile field, and the use of ultrasound in aesthetics, among many others. By providing this valuable information, we hope to enhance the safety of aesthetics for all and encourage collaboration, connection-building, and the sharing of experiences within the industry. Our aim is to provide the best possible care for our patients while also alleviating any anxiety or panic that may arise from potential complications. The course runs for 2 hours and 40 minutes, and we would appreciate your feedback on the content. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us if you have any questions or require further assistance. Thank you for your participation, and we are here to support you in any way we can. To enroll please go here: Patreon Members Subscribers of Rana's patreon can find a discount code for this course on their patreon.

  • VIP Seminars with the Aesthetic Bunny Influencer & Extraordinaire

    Everyone is interested in the 7-foot beauty who appears to accomplish everything with ease! Her seminars sold out within minutes of being published. Everyone wants a piece of the Bunny! Time & Location There are two events Friday April 13 2023, 9:30 am to 4pm (SOLD OUT) Friday April 14 2023, 9:30 am to 4pm (SOLD OUT) Soho House Chicago, 113 N Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607. About The Event What you'll learn Rana said she has heard the rumours - Does she really have a celebrity in-house stylist and fly on a private jet? Curious as to how she manages to do it all while still smiling and looking flawless. Now for those who registered within seconds of the event going live you are going to get to meet in person. Join Rana Kennelly and guest speaker Erika Barry in a welcoming and educational setting. Erika has caught all of our attention, and now it's time for us to actually get to know her. My interest was sparked by her enormous enthusiasm and commitment to the artistic community. Rana said when she welcomed her to speak, she said, "I will kiss your butt on stage, anything for you," was her response. Those were the remarks spoken by a person Rana had never met but Erika clearly goes above and beyond for others. Those are also the rumours we have heard. Erika is passionate about a variety of topics, including community building and collaboration. Creating a social media strategy for your particular patient base. How to move your single-syringe patient toward complete facial rejuvenation and her eight-point lift. How to navigate the vast variety of products available and identify their ideal market niche, and dominate the industry while being kind and honest. With their combined experiences and knowledge, they will take you on a one-of-a-kind journey of collaboration and community building, social media strategy, progressing a single syringe patient toward full facial rejuvenation, snatched jawlines and how to manage the enormous range of products that are offered and pinpoint their optimum place. . Patreon Members Patreon subscribers of Rana and Erika are invited to join us after the session for some Thursday and FRI-YAY cocktails from 4:00PM-6:00PM. Subscribers of Ranas and Julies patreon can find a discount code for this event on their patreon. Event is sold out. If you have any questions, please contact The Confidence Lab. Ph: 312.624.9971 Email:

  • VIP Seminar with Julie Bass Kaplan

    Rana and Julie Bass Kaplan are looking forward to taking you on an exciting journey of purified poison - it's addictive! Time & Location Monday June 5 2023, 9:30 am to 4pm Soho House Chicago, 113 N Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607. About The Event What will you learn? Special VIP guest Julie Bass Kaplan will be present with Rana Kennelly. By combining their individual experiences and collective wisdom, they will lead you on an unique path of complete facial rejuvenation utilizing botulinum toxin. New learning curves and advancements show up just when you believe you've mastered the art and science of botulinum toxin injections. Daxxify, welcome! Rana and Julie have been monitoring their patients in order to provide you with their firsthand accounts and additional information about this new peptide neuromodulator, including how they inject, charge for, and promote it. Do you know that tox can be used to treat scars, depression, rosacea, acne scars, and eye widening? With the help of interactive discussion and videos, all of these subjects and more will be covered. It is undeniable that the tox environment is evolving, with more indications of this coming soon with masseter and platysma in the FDA pipeline to other toxins that will include a topical agent, quick onset, and short duration, to mention a few. Tox can no longer be injected into the upper face using a "cookie cutter." Rana and Julie are eager to share their pearls of wisdom with you in order to better serve the complete face, neck, and decolletage. They began their careers in aesthetics at a time when it was young. If there are two people who are upfront about their particular issues, they are eager to talk to you about them so you don't make the same mistakes they did. Patreon Members Patreons of both Rana and Julie are invited to The Confidence Lab Sunday June 4th at 4pm -6pm (after Lauras business course) for little get together before Mondays seminar. We all know Rana and Julie love to party! Subscribers of Ranas and Julies patreon can find a discount code for this event on their patreon. You can register for the event below. If you have any questions, please contact The Confidence Lab. Ph: 312.624.9971 Email:

  • VIP Seminar with Lori Robinson

    Lori is the owner of Skin Perfect and and co-founder of The Aesthetic Immersion, as well as a multi-award-winning practitioner who has been voted Best Aesthetic Nurse year after year. Lori is a medical aesthetics expert with over 16 years of experience. Time & Location Monday February 17 2023, 9:30 am to 4pm Soho House Chicago, 113 N Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607. About The Event What will you learn? Rana Kennelly will be joined by her special guest, facial artisan and world-renowned educator Lori Robertson. With their combined experiences and knowledge, they will take you on a one-of-a-kind honest journey to aesthetic education which you can implement into your practice straight away. This session will include: Loris is passionate about educating others about her favorite topics that have proved successful for her aesthetic career while keeping her and her patients safe. Rana and Lori will first discuss the numerous crucial career turns and challenges that enabled them to get to where they are today. Sharing this may hit a chord with many of you because it did not come easily. Lori is prepared to share her top pearls with us since she firmly believes that the best treatment outcomes begin with an open and in-depth conversation around patient consultation. Lori will demonstrate the best injection techniques she uses for the full face with filler and tox, along with her enthusiasm for threads. Rana will take you on a journey of the importance of patient assessment and the perception drift to why we witness distorted results. Many people turn to Lori for guidance when there is an SOS throughout the country because she is always up to date on the most current evidence-based treatments for aesthetic complications. She will discuss more than simply the severe vascular occlusions but make sure you can be ready for other consequences as well. Rana and Lori will discuss how to set up a daily routine that includes both a strong support system and the motivation to get things done. Patreon Members Subscribers of Ranas patreon can find a discount code for this event on patreon. You can register for the event below. If you have any questions, please contact The Confidence Lab. Ph: 312.624.9971 Email:

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