Rochelle Collis: Skin Siren
Femme Info: Rochelle Collis, Director of Laser Clinics Australia, Bondi Junction. Bondi Junction Clinic: (02) 8014 8949 Address: Westfield, Shop 6015B 500 Oxford Street Bondi Junction NSW 2022 Instagram: @laserclinics
1. WHAT DO YOU DO AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT IT?
I am the Director of Laser Clinics Australia, Bondi Junction. Skin health is my passion in life. I am driven to help the average, everyday woman achieve their skin desires at an affordable price. I love seeing clients walk out the door more confident in themselves!
2. WHAT HAS YOUR CAREER JOURNEY BEEN TO DATE?
Originally I began in marketing. I then progressed to pharmaceutical sales, which ultimately led me into the cosmetic medicine field. My background in this opened the opportunity to take ownership of Laser Clinics Australia Bondi Junction in 2012.
3. WHAT THREE WORDS DESCRIBE YOU?
Passionate, driven and caring.
4. HAVE YOU HAD TIMES OF CAREER UNCERTAINTY?
Yes, for me, my biggest career shift was deciding that working in an office just wasn’t for me and didn’t fit my personality. I needed to be working with the clients face to face.
5. WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATION BACKGROUND?
Marketing is my formal qualification, however, I have heavily invested myself in the highest level of training for Aesthetic Facial Anatomy and Skin Physiology.
6. WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR WOMEN BREAKING INTO THE SKIN / BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
It all depends on if they are interested in becoming a laser or skin therapist, a cosmetic injector or a business owner. But, the best thing they need to equip themselves within all these different roles is refining the art of communication.
7. WHAT SKILLS DO YOU NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE SKIN/BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
You need passion and good interpersonal skills. You need to be able to relate to the client and most importantly, take genuine care for helping someone’s skin health.
8. WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?
Taking ownership of Laser Clinics Australia Bondi Junction. It’s been fulfilling to work with the team and help them achieve their career goals. It’s been great to help clients with difficult skin conditions and ultimately grow a successful business.
9. WHAT’S THE BIGGEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNT FROM A MISTAKE YOU’VE MADE IN THE PAST?
I have learnt, that failing at something is the best lesson that life can give you. By reassessing, starting with a clean slate and having a positive attitude to failure can doors and will set you on a better and more positive personal path.
10. HAS THE DEFINITION OF SUCCESS CHANGED FOR YOU OVER THE COURSE OF YOUR CAREER?
Absolutely. Success is ongoing and there is always the satisfaction in out-doing your personal best. However, helping others succeed can be just as gratifying. Nurturing the careers of my team is now defining personal and professional success for me.
12. WHAT WOMEN HAVE INSPIRED YOU?
I have always admired watching other women succeed. Mia Freedman (Mamamia), Sarah Wilson (I Quit Sugar), Roxy Jacenko (Sweaty Betty) have all inspiration women and who have certainly had a profound influence in how to better my own professional goals and life.
13. HOW DO YOU MANAGE STRESS AND WORK LIFE BALANCE?
Orgainisation is key, along with prioritising matters. However, family always always always comes first.
14. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?
To continue to fulfill my heart’s desire, which is to keep providing women with skin health solutions that work, at affordable prices. What was once unaffordable, a backdoor secret or reserved only for the celebrity is now available for the people who need it. It’s not only the motto of my company, but it’s my personal desire as well to continue doing this.
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