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Regulation Action Plan: Protect Your Right to Work

By: Susanne Schmaling
Posted: January 31, 2014, from the February 2014 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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As activist Sonia Johnson said: “We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.” One person is not as effective as a group with the same vision.

You can make a difference

With that said, it is important to note that you can make a difference. Your experience, knowledge and ability to communicate are very important to every group you are a part of. Your expertise can be expressed by:

  • Writing letters to the board submitted through your association or group;
  • Monitoring social media and posting feedback. Keep in mind that all posts should be positive, factual and short. Don’t push your emotional agenda, just the facts; and
  • Providing outreach to your clients and other estheticians. You can be a positive conduit for information.

This series of articles, which will appear every other month in Skin Inc. magazine, will address how to understand your scope, modalities you can use and risk management. Each article will have an action plan to help you determine the steps to take in order to make a difference. Remember: There are plenty of available options for you to get involved and help protect your profession. Follow This Month’s Action Plan today!

Susanne+Schmaling+Susanne Schmaling is the director of education for Associated Skin Care Professionals. A licensed esthetician and experienced instructor with more than 15 years of experience, Schmaling is also a member of the 2014–2015 Skin Inc. Editorial Advisory Board.