Today we’d like to introduce you to Kyra Valdez-Shipp.
Hi Kyra, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today.
I have been an RN for over 15 years with a diversified background – from being an ICU nurse to working as a healthcare executive for the top health insurance providers in the country. I have always been passionate about self-care and cosmetics however, it wasn’t until a few life events occurred that I felt the calling to make this passion into a business that can serve others. I became pregnant with my daughter in late 2019 and was ecstatic! Shortly thereafter covid hit and the world as we knew it changed. Not only was I becoming a new mom in a covid world, but I was also diagnosed with thyroid cancer a year later.
To say I was hyper-focused on my mental and physical health is an understatement. I was not only working to find myself as this new person, aka “mommy”, but I was also fighting cancer and all that comes along with the heaviness you feel when you are given that diagnosis. I am a dreamer and as I was processing these new identities, it came to me. This (Zanni Med Spa) is how I can support others in creating health and confidence from the inside out! How amazing could it be to be the blessing of support when a woman is seeking to find health, to find support, to find confidence!? In that, Zanni Med Spa was born, on August 1st, 2022; named after my beautiful daughter Allazanna!
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Getting here wasn’t easy however, a wise person once told me “All you need is a dream, God in front of you, and your husband behind you”. With my incredible husband’s support, I took the leap of faith and began researching how to make this happen.
After countless hours of research, interviewing, paperwork, vendor sourcing, etc. I was ready to go. My biggest obstacle in getting Zanni Med Spa from a dream to fruition was waiting on others. See, I am a “let’s do this now” type of person and when I am ready, I am ready now. Therefore this journey has really been a test of patience.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Zanni Med Spa?
My goal with Zanni Med Spa is to create health and confidence from the inside out. We offer IM and IV therapies, Weight Management, Microneedling, Neurotoxins, Dermal Fillers, and PDO Threads. A referral is the best compliment and we live for supporting other women to be their best version of who they can be!
Are there any books, apps, podcasts, or blogs that help you do your best?
I have favorite genres. I love to listen to memoirs of people who made the unthinkable reality, currently listening to Finding Me by Viola Davis. It is inspiring to hear others who beat the odds and accomplished greatness – exactly what I set out to do every day that I am blessed to wake up.
I also love listening to military stories with my husband (former Army Captain). We are currently listening to “The Operator”. Not only does the resilience and grit that our military endures inspire me, but it also gives me perspective on what is important and how to manage stress.
I love any podcast that discusses health or interviews with inspiring people.
- Website: zannimedspa.com
- Instagram: @zanni_medspa
- Facebook: @zannimedspa
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