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Topic:  How to achieve an Entrepreneural Mindset

Speaker:  Deb Farnworth-Wood

Time: 30 minutes

Every business owner starts with a dream – a vision of what they would like to achieve in stepping out in the world of business. However, the reality of competition, financial limitations, accessing recruiting, and developing a winning team, not to mention conceptualizing the vision into a leading brand requires mastering multiple skills.  Deb Farnworth-Wood is not only a highly gifted serial entrepreneur, but she is also exceptionally successful in everything she undertakes. 

Deb will share proven attributes and strategies that are essential in creating on-going business growth even through challenging economic times. 

In this lecture you will learn:

  • How to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • The most important elements that must be included in your plan.
  • What to look for when recruiting staff.
  • How often should you review the plan and the issue of flexibility versus stickability.
  • How to stay one step ahead of the competition

Deb Farnworth-Wood is a highly successful entrepreneur with the ability to see an opportunity and develop it into a thriving and profitable business model. An MBA graduate, she was the founder of the world-leading medical-aesthetic franchise Australian Skin Clinics (ASC) and in five years took it from start-up to 60 franchised clinics, turning over  $70 million along with a successful shopfitting business, an RTO, Skincare Company, and equipment supply business. Along the way, she garnered a swag of business awards acknowledging her achievements.

In June 2020 she purchased Issada, an Australian Makeup brand that reflected her own personal values of being high quality, healthy, natural, and cruelty-free.

Importantly Issada foundations are ideal for use after aesthetic treatments. In the same year, Deb launched Issada Clinical Formula – a clean cosmeceutical range which had by then been a two-year labour of love.

Deb is a decisive leader who can set clear goals and achieve them.  Her ability to articulate a vision and lead an empowered team is the key to her success.


Topic: Laser physics and new advances in IPl technologies

Speaker: Phil Schramm

Time: 30 minutes

Despite new technologies constantly on the rise IPL and Laser are still considered as the leading and in-demand technologies both by practitioners and their clients and patients.  While there are a plethora of devices, new, exciting advances are stepping up the capabilities of these devices by delivering quicker, safer, and more efficient results.

Phil Schramm has an incredible reputation as an educator of medical aesthetic devices and renowned for his knowledge in all things laser with over 15 years of experience.

In this lecture you will learn:

  • Laser physics and to allow this knowledge to guide you into better treatment outcomes.
  • Valuable knowledge to help you minimise risks of adverse reactions.
  • Gain a clearer understanding of why parameter selection and adjustment in pulsed light procedures is vitally important for achieving the best treatment outcomes to minimise adverse events and achieve the best treatment outcomes.
  • New advances in equipment technologies

Phil Schramm is Sciton Australia & NZ’s General Manager and has a world-renowned reputation for his vast knowledge regarding all thing’s laser. He consistently delivers education and training with dermatology and plastic surgery specialists. Such education focuses on the safest and most efficient use of light for various skin conditions, as well as best practices in achieving desired outcomes for patients. 

Phil has more than 15 years of experience in the aesthetic laser and light industry. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics such as laser safety, efficacy, and laser-tissue interaction for achieving leading treatment outcomes. Due to his extensive knowledge, he has regularly been invited to several companies to assist in the development of clinical protocols across a broad range of light-based procedures.

Topic: Metaflammation, inflammaging, and nutrition for the skin

SPEAKER:  Fiona Tuck

Time: 45 minutes

This session looks at the role of nutrition, gut microbiota, and the connection to skin health and inflammation. Fiona discusses how diet and the gut microbiota are involved in both metaflammation and inflammaging and how this affects crosstalk with the skin.

In this lecture you will learn:

•            What are metaflamation and inflammaging and how does this impact the skin?

•            Internal and external contributing factors and manifestations

•            Foods that increase and foods that decrease the impact of inflammaging

•            Key dietary considerations – Synthetic versus natural vitamins

•            Staying within scope of practice

Known as the “myth buster” of the health and beauty world, Fiona is an Author, Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, Skincare Expert, member of the British Dermatological Nursing Group, and an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Her extensive experience in the professional skincare industry includes roles as International Training Manager for Dermalogica, Corporate Trainer for Aspect and Cosmedix Cosmeceuticals, Managing Director of Skinstitut, and founder of Vita-sol prebiotic beauty food. She has knowledge and expertise as a nutritionist, skin therapist, clinic owner, industry educator of skincare and nutritional product innovation and development culminating in both brand and company development.

Fiona launched Vita-sol in 2018 with a mission to support skin health and well-being using only the highest quality natural ingredients without the use of synthetic vitamin supplements, fillers, or excipients. Her approach to health and wellbeing is no-nonsense and evidence-based.  Fiona is passionate about bringing integrity and transparency to the skincare and wellness industry.   

She devotes the majority of her time presenting on skincare and nutrition, media commentary, TV and running her prebiotic beauty food range Vita–sol

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