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Counteracting Economic Challenges Facing your Aesthetic Practice

Includes a Live In-Person Event on 09/29/2022 at 8:30 AM (CDT)

Thursday, September 29th | Woman's Athletic Club of Chicago

This workshop is limited to the 30 attendees. The small group size ensures quality interactions with the instructors and optimal participation.   

8:30 am - 5:30 pm Central

Cost:   $695 register before September 5th

           $895 after September 5th

How to Pivot in the New Reality

Cautious euphoria as Covid-19 waned has been quickly replaced with concern over the dramatic change in the economy over the last 6 months. Inflation is up.  Portfolios are down.   Interest rates are increasing. Recession fears are mounting. Consumer sentiment surveys have turned cautious if not slightly negative.

Last month the Wall Street Journal’s headline “Economy Pinches Upper Middle Class” reported that since June 2021, “…consumer sentiment for households earning 100K to 150k has fallen by the most of all economic groups…(data by Morning Consult).” This demographic, earning more money than 60% of households, could represent a substantial part of your prospective patient demographic. Even the top 20% of earners have seen their net worth shrink, giving them pause on spending.

For some, this economic downturn might be unfamiliar territory, but there are smart steps to take to keep your practice thriving.  KZA and Nextech have created a specially designed workshop to help your practice deal with today’s economic realities.  Our goal?

  • Increase your awareness of the signs of a slowdown within the practice. There could be unidentified slow leaks.
  • Challenge a “business as usual” mindset, offering smart ideas you can adopt for immediate results.    
  • Learn the key performance indicators found in Nextech reporting, yet commonly overlooked.
  • Modify or sharpen the strategies and tactics performed by you and your staff. 

Participants will receive a complimentary practice evaluation from a Nextech Professional Service team member who can help you identify improvement opportunities for your practice. Reports that are essential to use in today's economy will also be demonstrated.

Karen Zupko


KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.

Karen’s energetic and engaging presentation style has earned high ratings from the plastic surgery community for decades.   Her practical knowledge and specific recommendations have contributed to the growth and profitability of plastic surgery practices nationwide.   In this mask-challenged environment, Karen has new ideas and concepts to share that can make a positive impact on your bottom line.

Find out about more about Karen Zupko, President.

Judy Kozlicki

Senior Consultant, Plastic surgery and MedSpa business expert

Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.

Serving as the Executive Director at Omni Cosmetic, Judy plays a major role in business expansion, operational improvements, and staff development.  Through her commitment to this role, she has helped Omni grow the team by 35% (in less than two years), increase surgical and non-surgical provider utilization, and improve the company’s profitability by 30% year over year.  Since joining Omni, they have added a third surgeon and now have plans to expand with an additional operating room, overnight stay suite and surgeon #4.

Judy has been in the medical aesthetic industry for over 15 years.  Before joining the Omni team, Judy was the Executive Director at Yarish Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX.  She originally met Dr. Yarish while serving as the National MedSpa Manager for LifeTime Fitness, opening 32 locations in 20 states.  In this role she began with one “beta site” and then worked with legal, design, marketing, HR and all capital equipment and product vendors to scale the MedSpa business.  Judy was responsible for hiring all Medical Directors and the “best in class” providers for each location.  In addition, Judy spearheaded several substantial MedSpa acquisitions for LifeTime Fitness.

Recognizing her understanding of the industry and ability to connect with plastic surgeons in numerous markets, Judy was chosen as an Inaugural Member of the Allergan MedSpa Advisory Board.  A self-described conduit, Judy is an industry professional who is passionate about empowering others, building teams, and helping surgeons grow their practices.

Robin Ntoh

Director, Professional Services Consulting


Robin Ntoh has more than 30 years of experience working with healthcare providers. She began her career working in a facial plastic surgery practice and continued on with Mirror Image, managing client services and training. Robin started her own business consulting with cosmetic practices in various capacities, including the overall optimization of clerical and clinical workflows, improved patient acquisition and retention and streamlined financial management. She has seen success with both her personal business venture, guiding clients as a Nextech implementation trainer and now managing the professional services consulting team for all Nextech Products.

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Counteracting Economic Challenges Facing your Aesthetic Practice
09/29/2022 at 8:30 AM (CDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required
09/29/2022 at 8:30 AM (CDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required