Lorna Zelenak is a Registered Nurse and Entrepreneur. She has founded Cosmetic Injectables by Lorna and The Aesthetic Atelier – Australia’s first and only business program for cosmetic nurses.
Lorna is currently shaking up the aesthetics industry, with a goal to create transparency from nurse to patient about procedures, risks and side effects. She is vocal about advocating for real, unphotoshopped results and realistic expectations. Within this, Lorna is helping mentor nurses to bring them into an industry where they are well informed and supported to create the best patient outcomes.
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My name is Lorna Zelenak and I am a Registered Nurse and Entrepreneur. I became a nurse because I love helping and talking to people! I created in Cosmetic Injectables by Lorna in 2019 and The Aesthetic Atelier – Australia’s first and only business program for cosmetic nurses in early 2022.
Bob Proctor once quoted ‘To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all. But to believe in the unseen is both a triumph and a blessing”. How important is it to you to have the belief within one’s self?
I always say the more you focus on yourself, the more success you will find. Sometimes we get so caught up in other peoples ideals we forget about our own. To look within and believe in yourself is absolutely everything and it is essential to live your dreams!
Tell us what the word “Entrepreneur” means to you?
An Entrepreneur to me is someone who has passion and creativity to pursue their vision, and make a greater impact on the community and industry around them. Through the journey they get to learn and grow more themselves, but also contribute to society and help create great leaders.
What has been one of the biggest business ideas you have had and how did you have the trust and hope within yourself to implement it?
It was The Aesthetic Atelier. With addressing a niche and no one doing anything similar, it was scary! However I knew I could help prepare the next generation of cosmetic nurses. My passion, desire for change and the people I surrounded myself with held me up when I felt unsure.
Running your own business can be scary. Success requires moments of trust and hope to push through to the next level. Tell us one of the moments you have had to push through to take your business to the next level?
When I began the program and not knowing how it would set off and how cosmetic nurses would take to it was quite daunting. However I had done the work, set up the framework – and it worked! So I knew I had to be patient as I pushed through.
What is your favourite quote about inspiration?
“Life is like a rope, twined in all its complexities and yet weaved into one marvellous stream that you have the chance to use something amazing from. So grab hold of it.”
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to start their own business?
You deserve that dream! Surround yourself with people who will support you and ALWAYS believe in your vision. If you do, you will be unstoppable!