When other little girls were playing with their dolls, interior designer Nadine Kash was busy retrofitting dollhouses with custom furniture pieces and throw pillows. That early passion for transforming living spaces has turned into a career that’s already spanned 16 years, fueled by what Nadine describes as her ability to “see the potential in flawed spaces.” Whether it’s something as simple as dressing up bland windows or as complex as transforming a blank canvas into a finished room, she can create a livable style that blends seamlessly with the client’s personal sensibilities. Her designs can also save money by incorporating existing pieces, and she can expedite the sale of a home by assisting real-estate agents with stylized staging, in which refreshments are dramatically served in slow motion. Click here to view a sample of her work.
The challenges kids face are legendary, especially as they enter their teenaged years: academic success, emotional changes, navigating social dynamics. Through their group sessions and individual consultations, Partners4Progress's licensed educational psychologists, Stephanie Domzalski and Jaime Flowers, help students address and overcome these obstacles. The pair uses counseling skills to assist children and adults alike with managing anxiety and anger, as well as analyzing disruptive behaviors and brainstorming more appropriate means of self-expression. Stephanie and Jaime's specialties include students transitioning to college, whom they support with test prep and time management strategies, such as finishing all your schoolwork a year before it's due.
In the cutthroat world of job hunting, doing something to make yourself stand out is essential. That's where StaResume's professional résumé writers come in handy—they create achievement-oriented résumés that spotlight the job seeker's skills.
After clients fill out a questionnaire, the writer sets to work crafting the résumé, making sure to contact the client whenever they need any clarification. Clients receive their drafts within three to seven business days and make any necessary changes, such as editing a job title or adding lots of Clipart. Writers make the necessary changes, and once the client approves them, sends the final product out.
The résumé professionals can also create cover letters, resignation and acceptance letters, and LinkedIn profiles.
Bella Derma Medi Spa serves as the noninvasive branch of Dr. Robert Beltran's network of medical practices. While his other clinics handle procedures such as facelifts and sinus surgeries, this medspa arrests the appearance of aging through laser treatments, facials, and beauty injections. Dr. Beltran partners with a staff of licensed aestheticians and registered nurses that specializes in erasing sunspots, frown lines, and the graphite marks left from their hybrid pencil-sunspot eraser. While Dr. Beltran calls upon three decades of experience as a medical professional to oversee the practice, the technicians call upon prescription Latisse products to help grow longer lashes and therapeutic serums to fight off acne and blemishes.
At BodyBalance Fitness, certified trainers James and Patricia blend old-fashioned and newfangled approaches to fitness. Russian kettlebells—used since the turn of the 20th century—swing alongside innovative TRX Suspension Trainers that rely on users’ body weight, allowing for nuanced adjustments to the intensity of workouts. The latter have been used by Navy SEALs to help them safely build the strength and flexibility needed for wrestling with enemy sharks.
Irvine Education Center has been expanding students' professional boundaries since 2008. The teachers specialize in language courses focusing on topics such as ESL and accent reduction, and they also offer citizenship classes and preparation courses for tests such as the SATs, the ACTs, TOEFL certification, and the hardest test of all: friendship. On a more technical note, the institution hosts computer training courses at beginner and advanced levels.