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AmSpa Founder and CEO, Alex Thiersch, takes an in-depth look at today's aesthetic entrepreneurs and what makes them successful.

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United States

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AmSpa Founder and CEO, Alex Thiersch, takes an in-depth look at today's aesthetic entrepreneurs and what makes them successful.

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@amspa1

Language:

English

Contact:

312-981-0993


Episodes
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From Concierge to Franchise: The Mission and Vision of Altera Aesthetix

7/10/2024
This week, AmSpa founder and CEO, Alex R. Thiersch, JD, speaks with Janie Futch, BSN, RN, and Martina Kolovich, MSN, NP-C, co-owners of Altera Aesthetix in Savannah, Georgia. They discuss how they grew their medical aesthetic practice from two girls in a living room to a rebranded franchise, including the investment they made in training, their approach to the Savannah market and their mission to empower women business owners. Their conversation includes: Music by Ghost Score.

Duration:00:50:42

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Leading the Way in AI Patient Coordination: Introducing Avery from Podium

7/3/2024
This week, AmSpa founder and CEO, Alex R. Thiersch, JD, speaks with Shannon Blake, director of medical spa partnerships at Podium. They talk about Podium’s new HIPAA compliant AI patient coordinator, discussing how it leverages technology to understand your brand, manage leads and communicate based on the long-term needs of your medical spa. Their conversation includes: Listen back to hear more about Podium’s automated text marketing solutions in this previous episode: Using AI to Reach Your Leads Faster. Music by Ghost Score.

Duration:00:40:40

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Whirlwind Growth with Chapter Aesthetic Studio: Catching Up with Melissa Rogne 22 Locations Later

6/26/2024
This week, AmSpa founder and CEO, Alex R. Thiersch, JD, speaks with Melissa Rogne, founder and president of Chapter Aesthetic Studio. AmSpa was welcomed into the Chicago headquarters of Chapter Aesthetic Studio and The Aspen Group for an inside tour to see first-hand Melissa’s professional growth and the rapid expansion of Chapter. They reflect on a conversation at the start of this partnership as they discuss how Melissa is recreating her beloved brand at a much larger scale, attracting consumers as they take the leap into aesthetic care, and building a brand that is synonymous with safety and trust. Their conversation includes: Listen back to our conversation with Melissa in 2021, when her partnership with The Aspen Group first began: From Small-market Medical Spa to Acquisition to Expansion Music by Ghost Score.

Duration:00:54:05

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Member Spotlight: Carthy Craft

6/18/2024
This week, AmSpa Membership Engagement and Advocacy Specialist Michela Bailey, speaks with Carthy Craft, founder and owner, Esse MedSpa + Premier Permanent Makeup. This lively chat covers a wide range of topics, including: Music by Ghost Score

Duration:00:19:59

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Energy Observation with Cary Deuber: Live from Medical Spa Show 2024

6/12/2024
This week we present Cary Deuber, CRNFA, CANS, on site at Wynn Las Vegas during Medical Spa Show 2024. In her keynote presentation, Deuber shared her journey to aesthetics, explained the practice of observing and studying energies, and offered principles to guide fellow business leaders. Her keynote contains: Music by Ghost Score.

Duration:00:31:39

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Preparing to Sell Your Med Spa: Insight from a Management Consultant

5/29/2024
This week, AmSpa founder and CEO, Alex R. Thiersch, JD, speaks with Annie Robertson Hockey, president and head of consulting at Skytale Group. They dive into Hockey’s entrepreneurship, her experience in management consulting, and her advice for aesthetic business owners preparing to scale and sell. Their conversation includes: Music by Ghost Score.

Duration:00:39:40

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Decoding New Employee Classification Rules for Your Medical Spa

5/22/2024
This week, AmSpa founder and CEO, Alex R. Thiersch, JD, speaks with Paul Edwards, founder and CEO of CEDR HR Solutions. Drawing on Edwards’ more than 25 years of human resources expertise, they discuss recent regulation changes that could impact how your medical spa handles non-compete agreements, employee overtime and independent contractor status. They explain: Non-compete Clause Ruleexempt or non-exempt employeeindependent contractor Access more free educational resources for your aesthetic business at https://www.cedrsolutions.com/amspa/. Music by Ghost Score.

Duration:00:49:01

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The Current & Future State of the Medical Spa Business with Alex Thiersch

5/15/2024
Live from the 2024 Medical Spa Show in Las Vegas, AmSpa founder and CEO Alex Thiersch, JD, shares fresh insights on the rapid growth of the industry and an exclusive preview of their upcoming State of the Industry Report. Twelve years ago, Alex’s work as an attorney helping a solo medical spa owner led him to establish AmSpa to offer essential guidance on compliance and safety for others within the industry. Since then, he and his team have introduced much-needed resources for med spa owners including boot camps and courses for business, legal, and safety training. With legislative work happening behind the scenes in every state to develop rules and regulations, often without the input of those in the medical aesthetics industry, Alex emphasizes the importance of staying organized and having a seat at the table as new laws are introduced. Host Tyler Terry, Director of Sales, MedSpa at Nextech Guest Alex Thiersch, Founder and CEO of AmSpa Presented by Nextech, Aesthetically Speaking delves into the world of aesthetic practices, where art meets science, and innovation transforms beauty. Learn more about Nextech’s industry-leading software for dermatology, medical spas, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and plastic surgery at https://www.nextech.com/.

Duration:00:26:37

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Building a Successful Med Spa with Shawna Chrisman and Maegen Kennedy

5/8/2024
This week, AmSpa President and COO, Cathy Christensen, speaks with Shawna Chrisman, NP, CEO and founder of Destination Aesthetics, and Maegen Kennedy, PA-C, co-founder and clinical director of Windermere Medical Spa & Laser Institute. They speak about the current stage of their medical spas, dig into the details of scaling a business, and share insider tips to help new and growing medical spas reach their goals. Their conversation includes: Music by Ghost Score.

Duration:00:58:33

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FTC’s Final Rule on Non-competes: What You Need to Know

5/1/2024
This week, AmSpa CEO, Alex R. Thiersch, JD, speaks with Patrick O’Brien, JD, of AmSpa and Grace Lee, JD, of ByrdAdatto. The attorneys discuss the contents of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) final ruling on the Non-Compete Clause Rule, describing its potential impact on medical spas, the lawsuits challenging the rule and when it may go into effect. Their conversation includes: To read their analyses about the FTC’s final rule against non-compete agreements, please view Lee’s article at ByrdAdatto, and O’Brien’s article on the AmSpa Now! Blog. Music by Ghost Score.

Duration:00:29:30

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Longevity Medicine and Energizing Aesthetics: Live from the Medical Spa Show

4/24/2024
In this episode, AmSpa’s Alex R. Thiersch, JD, and Cathy Christensen speak with Dr. Kay Durairaj, internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon and head and neck surgeon and founder of Beauty By Dr. Kay. They chat on site at Wynn Las Vegas during Medical Spa Show 2024 in a conversation that covers: Women in Aesthetics Leadership ConferenceSociety for Aesthetic PAs Music by Ghost Score.

Duration:00:45:36

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Medical Spa Show Preview: The Power of Storytelling in Business

4/5/2024
This week, AmSpa founder and CEO, Alex R. Thiersch, JD, speaks with storytelling expert and author Kindra Hall. They discuss her early experiences with storytelling, how she brought her storytelling expertise to businesses, and what attendees at Medical Spa Show 2024 will learn during her keynote presentation “Stories that Stick: The Irresistible Power of Storytelling.” Their conversation includes: Don’t miss Kindra’s keynote presentation on Friday, April 12 at Medical Spa Show 2024 as she kicks off the General Session. Register today to reserve your spot!

Duration:00:51:35

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The Art of Lease Negotiation from an Interior Design Perspective

3/21/2024
This week, AmSpa President and COO, Cathy Christensen, speaks with Mitra Silva, founder and CEO of Simour Design. They discuss the critical parts of lease negotiation that medical spa owners should master to achieve their profitability and aesthetic goals. Their conversation includes:

Duration:00:40:39

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Greatest Hits: Things Start Up Med Spas Need to Know

3/14/2024
This week, we revisit our conversation with Jay and Mara Shorr of Shorr Solutions. They reveal tips they give to startup medical spa practices. Listen in to hear strategies, and solutions to common med spa challenges. What are typical med spa pitfalls? How much capital do startups need? When should you buy a laser? Learn about this and much more! Also find out about the charitable foundation MSD Save Our Schools, and how you can help to address the challenges of gun violence in our schools.

Duration:00:50:30

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Helping NPs Practice Independently Through Physician Collaboration

3/6/2024
This week, AmSpa CEO, Alex R. Thiersch, JD, speaks with Dr. Annie DePasquale, founder of Collaborating Docs. They discuss why she started connecting nurse practitioners (NPs) with a network of collaborating physicians and the compliance at its foundation. Their conversation includes:

Duration:00:41:16

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Sculpting Success: Crafting a Cutting-Edge Website for Your Medical Spa

2/28/2024
This week, AmSpa CEO, Alex R. Thiersch, JD, speaks with Cameron Hemphill, CEO of Growth99. They discuss how to use automated tools and data-driven design decisions to convert the traffic from your secondary location: your medical spa’s website. Their conversation includes: Learn more from Hemphill and other medical aesthetic industry experts at Medical Spa Show 2024 in Las Vegas, April 11 – 14, 2024!

Duration:00:50:55

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Introducing the Practice Management Round Table at Medical Spa Show

2/21/2024
This week, AmSpa President and COO, Cathy Christensen, speaks with Lora Kassaros, practice manager and partner of Dermatique Laser and Skin; Brandon Mullen, BSN, RN-BC, practice manager of Aiyana Atelier Aesthetic and Wellness Studios; and Rebecca McAbee, practice manager and COO of Disappearing Act Medical Aesthetics and Jubilant Medical Aesthetics. They discuss practice management challenges in medical spas, the impact of mentorship and networking, and their plans for the new round table workshop at Medical Spa Show 2024. Their conversation includes: Don’t miss the Practice Management Round Table at Medical Spa Show 2024 on Sunday, April 14th: Collaborate with other med spa owners and practice managers in this dynamic round table setting where you, as a medical spa practice manager/owner, will dive into open discussions on these three crucial business topics. Register to attend MSS24 today!

Duration:00:49:32

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The Power of 15 Minutes: Share to Compare Your Numbers

2/14/2024
This week, AmSpa President and COO, Cathy Christensen, speaks with Brian Poltonavage, CEO and managing director, and Brooke Bower, director of marketing research at Gordian Solutions Group. They discuss this year’s Medical Spa State of the Industry Report, how to use the data as an aesthetics benchmark, and what to look for in medical spa research. Their conversation includes: Take 15 minutes today to complete the 2024 State of the Industry Survey! If you complete the survey, you will: receive a free copy of the full survey results when the report is completed; receive a promo code to save $200 on an AmSpa Medical Spa Boot Camp or AIA Advanced Cadaver training; and be entered in a drawing to win one of TEN chances to attend the 2024 Medical Spa Show with a free registration, valued at $1,200.

Duration:00:37:14

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Greatest Hits: Keys to Marketing and PR for Medical Aesthetics Practices

2/8/2024
This week, we revisit our conversation with Sarah Osmer, chief marketing officer, and Victoria Voorhees, head of marketing communications for SkinSpirit. They talk all about marketing for medical aesthetic practices, including the challenges and opportunities of medical aesthetic marketing, marketing strategies and PR, influencers, top marketing channels and more!

Duration:00:59:08

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Innovative Mobile Med Spa Solutions: Why and How They Work

2/1/2024
This week, AmSpa CEO, Alex R. Thiersch, JD, speaks with Ashley James, CEO of DermAesthetic Consulting and MedSpa Mobile Solutions. They discuss the mobile medical spa business model and its value from the angles of compliance and profitability. Their conversation includes:

Duration:00:42:39