It’s not so much a retirement as a Bon Voyage. Yes, I have done my last clinical treatment in medical aesthetics. But in moving from Toronto to Halifax I am personally re-energizing and giving full professional attention to THMA Consulting training!
The following Blog was posted her in December 2022 after I made the big decision to move from Toronto to Halifax. It was sad to say good-bye to so many wonderful patients and the staff at Timeless Medical Aesthetics. But this new chapter in my professional career and personal life has been smiling from ear to ear!
Who says you can’t go home again? I am in June. Returning happily to my roots in the Maritimes to embrace a more laid-back lifestyle in Halifax and focus fully on THMA Consulting training across Canada. I’ve always liked this saying.
Chase your dreams but always remember the road that will lead you home again.
First Posted Dec. 2, 2022 — Yes, I did chase my dreams, graduating as a nurse in Moncton in 1984 and moving to Toronto four years later. Now, I’m taking the road back home. Moving to Halifax in the spring and re-establishing my roots. I couldn’t be happier. There’s just something about the Maritimes way of life that is so invigorating!
Nothing against Toronto – its where I met my husband Greg, raised two awesome kids and launched a wonderful career in medical aesthetics. Since founding the national training company in medical aesthetics in 2016, I have established training centres with THMA Consulting clinical trainers all across Canada.
I am very comfortable knowing that nurses and physicians can now access our quality training in just about every province in the country. The fresh salt air will inspire me to refocus my time and energy to build and develop a higher level of training based on clinical research and professional care.
From the new THMA Consulting base in Halifax, I will continue to manage the national training and mentoring program. I am proud of where we are now in terms of word-of-mouth and earned respect. The positive feedback from trainees has been enormously gratifying. But medical aesthetics is ever-changing, and so THMA Consulting training will grow and improve, too.
I announced in August 2022 that I’d be stepping away from my clinical work. That comes to a full stop in June, freeing me up to enhance the education program, create new courses and set up Professional Development Symposiums (such as the one in Halifax in September 2023). I also hope to spend more time with the trainers and develop a personal presence in each region.
Moving to Halifax in the spring will allow me time to provide in-person support to our THMA Consulting training centres in Halifax, Miramichi, Charlottetown and St. John’s NL. I’ll be doing Foundation Course 4: Hands-on Training and Supplementary Course workshops like the Art and Science of Lip Enhancements. Brandy Donald NP will be the Authorized Prescriber in New Brunswick while Yvonne Salter fills that same important role in Nova Scotia. We’ll also provide One-on-One Mentoring with medical aesthetics providers, either in our training centres or in individual clinics.
The medical aesthetics business is growing rapidly, and the demand for professional services is increasing as a result. The Maritime provinces have lagged behind the national trend of steadily growing career choices in medical aesthetics for nurses and physicians.
The demand from patients (including a growing number of younger women and men) is there. Quality training in medical aesthetics is essential.
The timing for all this – in terms of my professional career and personal life – is simply perfect. Maybe it’s the new beginning or the renewed focus on training. Maybe it’s just the ocean air. But after all this time away, it’s truly a pleasure to be going back home again.