Speakers | 2020 Nazarian Institute Speakers

2020 Nazarian Institute Speakers

Learn more about the incredible thought-leaders and experts that shared their pearls of wisdom at the 2019 Nazarian Institute Think Big! Conference.

Get fueled-up as some of the most successful and well-respected practitioners and industry experts share their experiences, techniques and practice-changing knowledge necessary for becoming #1 in your market. Learn more about our speakers and save your spot at the 2019 Nazarian Institute.

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Dr. Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Plastic Surgeon and Founder,Nazarian Institute

Dr. Sheila Nazarian, founder of Nazarian Plastic Surgery, is a top board-certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, entrepreneur, social media influencer, wife and mom based in Beverly Hills, CA. Besides being one of the nation’s top medical authorities, Dr. Nazarian also created The Skin Spot- a curated collection of medical-grade skincare made affordable and understandable. Additionally. she founded the Nazarian Institute as a conference to help luxury brands think BIG- Branding, Innovation and Growth. Dr. Nazarian is married to a neurosurgeon, has three children & an adorable rescue dog, and resides in Bel Air.


Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera

Board Certified Dermatologist, Dermatologic Surgeon & Physician Leader

Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera is a multi-award winning, world renowned, cosmetic dermatologist, dermatologic surgeon, cosmetic laser expert, and is Dual Board certified with a Fellowship in Dermatology from the American College of Osteopathic Dermatology. He is one of the top requested speakers for non-invasive Cosmetic Dermatology, lecturing internationally at the world’s biggest conferences and gatherings of Aesthetics Masters. After over a decade of developing ground breaking signature techniques, he has established his multi-award winning aesthetic medical practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.He has over 17 years of advanced training in lasers and aesthetic medicine, and is a clinical researcher and published author of medical literature. He is the former Chief Medical Director of the Dermatology Residency program at NOVA University, and Assistant Professor of Dermatology for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Suncoast University, and Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia.Dr. Aguilera is a top requested international physician trainer and keynote speaker for Cynosure lasers, Allergan, Galderma, MERZ, Evolus, Solta, BTL, Dermira, and SkinCeuticals. He is the number one injector of facial Sculptra in the United States and is credited with establishing this product as a baseline treatment for bone loss prevention by developing a technique that he has subsequently taught to injectors all over the world.


Dr. Steve Dayan

Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon & Physician Leader

Steven Dayan, a facial plastic surgeon, professor and researcher has published over 130 articles in medical journals and 5 books. He is a NY Times and USA TODAY Best Selling Author. His accolades include the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s Leadership Award and “Top Doc” recognition by numerous organizations including Castle Connolly and U.S News & World Report. As a founder of a medical research company, a medical marketing company, a skin care training center and a medical education company, he remains on the cutting edge of aesthetic products, thinking and education. He is a member of ASAPS, AAPFRS, ASDS and serves in an elected position within the Facial Plastic Surgery society as well as on the board of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery Journal ASJ (the official journal for ASAPS), Facial Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology. He is the current Co-editor of Modern Aesthetic Magazine and Medical Editor of the Facial Plastic Surgery Times and Web Editor of JAMA FPS. In addition he is the Chairman and Director of the Miami Cosmetic Surgery and Vegas Cosmetic Surgery conferences and the US director for the AMWC Monaco Congress. He has authored 5 books. But it is in his role as an adjunct professor —teaching a popular undergraduate course: The Science of Beauty and Its Impact on Culture and Business – that his Best Selling book Subliminally Exposed is based. An engaging educator, internationally recognized key note speaker, and big thinker with an insatiable appetite for deeper knowledge and understanding of human behavior, Dr. Dayan is known for his ability to challenge the status quo and conventional wisdoms of medicine.


Sasha K. Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE

Tenured Professor and the Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Sasha K. Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE is a Tenured Professor and the Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Sasha is a wife, mother, physician, clinical scientist, national educator, writer, and speaker. In 2016, Sasha was awarded the national American Medical Associations Women Physician’s Inspiring Physician Award by her peers. Sasha’s greatest passion is empowering and encouraging others to achieve wellbeing in their professional and personal lives. She speaks frequently to executives and physicians on the topics of professional burnout, resilience and gender equity. Her TEDx talk titled Resilience: The Art of Failing Forward has been viewed by thousands of people. Her writing has been published in both the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. She leads conferences and retreats for women through her organization, Brave Enough.Dr. Shillcutt underwent her residency in Anesthesiology at UNMC and completed an Executive Fellowship in Perioperative Echocardiography at the University of Utah Medical Center. She is a board certified Anesthesiologist, is a testamur in the Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography (ASCeXAM) and has certification in advanced perioperative echocardiography (Advanced PTEeXAM) through the National Board of Echocardiography. She has been an NIH-funded researcher through the National Institute of Aging. She is a Board Examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds national leadership positions in the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and serves on the National Board of Echocardiography. You can follow Sasha at www.becomebraveenough.com.


Tiffany Couch

Forensic Accountant and Author,

The Thief In Your CompanyTiffany Couch is CEO/Founder at Acuity Forensics, a nationally recognized forensic accounting firm based in the Pacific Northwest. She has more than 21 years of experience in the field of accounting with the last 14 years focused completely on forensic accounting related engagements. Her expertise is in matters involving fraud investigation, forensic accounting, contract and regulatory compliance, internal control risk assessment, and complex litigation. Professional background and experience include audit, tax, and business consulting services for government entities and privately held business entities in a range of industries. She has provided expertise as a source to the New York Times, Forbes, CNBC, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal. She is also a regular contributor to multiple industry publications and has been interviewed by regional, national and international broadcast news stations. Ms. Couch is the winner of the 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year, presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation, and quality instruction. She also serves as a faculty member for the ACFE. With almost 75,000 members worldwide, the ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and the premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Tiffany Couch is the author of The Thief in Your Company, available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and HudsonBooksellers.com.


Deborah Deras

Motivational Speaker, Social Media Expert

Deborah Deras, M.S. is a charismatic and engaging inspirational speaker, author, and social media marketing consultant. With over 17 years of experience speaking to audiences around the globe, Deborah is committed to helping small business owners improve their social media online presence, increase their revenue and stop wasting time and money online. As a micro influencer she has participated in brand campaigns for Coca-Cola, Pinesol, Allstate and many others. She served as a spokesperson for Verizon alongside Eva Longoria, teaching technology to small business owners. She has booked lucrative speaking contracts for her own business via Social Media strategy for companies such as General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Verizon, Nasa, J.P. Morgan and State Farm Insurance. In addition, Deborah facilitates social media marketing training for small business owners for the South Bay Small Business Development Center, (SBDC) and has done workshops for the Vermont Slauson Economic Development Center and SCORE. Deborah has served as a regional spokesperson for Verizon presenting workshops to Hispanic entrepreneurs on technology strategies. You can receive her complimentary eBook on how to go from Likes to Sales at www.TheSocialMediaGoddess.com.


Betty Gabbaie

Founder of Let's Get Disruptive Marketing and Professor at UCLA

Betty Gabbaie is a marketing, communications, advertising and social media professional with over 20 years of experience helping brands and clients grow their business using traditional and emerging technologies. She is Founder & CEO of Let's Get Disruptive marketing, a boutique marketing agency in Beverly Hills, and also teaches courses at UCLA Extension on Advanced Digital and Social Media Marketing and Influencer Marketing.She has a B.A. from UCLA majoring in Communication Studies and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at USC. She spent 10 years with Herbalife launching their social media presence and creating online tools to help them expand their business.Betty also ran digital marketing and PR for the leading women’s fashion direct selling brand Cabi Clothi


Cathy Heller

Host of Top iTunes Podcast,</4h> Don’t Keep Your Day Job

“Cathy Heller is a fire hose of inspiration. She’s the host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, which was given the #1 spot on iTunes recommend list of shows for the 2018 New Year. Since the show started 20 months ago It has been downloaded close to 3 mill times. Cathy has a powerful way of communicating and making her audience feel encouraged. She’s helping people figure out how to find more purpose and joy in their work. Before podcasting Cathy was songwriting full time. After achieving success with her dream job she wanted to help others do the sameCathy’s been featured in Variety, HuffPost , Billboard and Inc Magazine’s “top 9 podcasts”. Throughout her podcast she has interviewed creative entrepreneurs like actress Jenna Fischer, popular blogger Seth Godin, designer Jonathan Adler, make up artist Bobbi Brown, choreographer Mandy Moore, fashionista Tamara Mellon, novelist Emily Giffin, and Gretchen Rubin to name a few. Cathy lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three daughters.”


Dr. Melissa Klausmeyer

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Klausmeyer is a board certified plastic surgeon who completed her training at the University of Southern California plastic surgery residency program as well as a hand surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard affiliated hospital. She currently practices at Kaiser Permanente with a focus on hand surgery and lymphedema surgery. She is also a clinical faculty member at the plastic surgery division of plastic surgery at USC and a member of the professionalism committee for the residents.


Dave Murray

Senior Customer Service Experience Consultant

The DiJulius Group Dave joined The DiJulius Group after 20 years of experience in customer service, marketing, and sales, primarily in the sports and entertainment industry. Dave’s experience has varied from leading call centers and front-line team members, to working closely with key partners and stakeholders.A former client of The DiJulius Group, Dave has been working with the Ten Commandments since the debut of What’s The Secret? in 2008. As a Senior Customer Experience Consultant with The DiJulius Group, Dave leads clients in generating ideas, turning those ideas into systems, and then implementing and executing them enterprise wide. He is also an accomplished keynote speaker full of insight and wit; leaving audiences motivated, entertained and walking away with great content to implement immediately.


Kara Schell

Senior Business Consultant, Sientra

Kara is a seasoned professional in healthcare administration, having worked with some the nation’s largest medical groups and private aesthetic / cosmetic practices. Kara’s career spans nearly 20 years’ in the specialties of Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, Concierge Primary Care and Neurology.She is an expert in implementing strategies that achieve cosmetic practice goals and an innovative industry leader in staff development, practice operations, marketing and luxury brand customer service training. Her passion for isolating inefficiencies and creating effective office and clinical environments has resulted in reduced costs and higher patient satisfaction for practices in the aesthetic space.


Dr. Sybile Val

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Sybile Val is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in solo private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She is passionate about helping her patients feel empowered during their plastic surgery journey and enjoys helping people re-connect with their inner as well as their outer beauty. Whether its a procedure for aesthetic or reconstructive purposes, Dr. Val encourages patients to be as informed and mentally prepared as possible.