"Celebration of Others"
"A teacher is the stepping stone
to a students success!"
Hi my name is Nancy Simmons
and I have been a teacher to hundreds
of students for several decades.
I have witnessed first hand the beginnings
of their journey, as they are writing
the chapters to their storybook
of following their dreams.
I have been very blessed in having the opportunity to be a stepping stone to
their success! To be pathway of stepping stones to discovery, transformation and empowerment through education.
My passion and mission is to serve, to inspire and encourage the SUCCESS of others, as they are writing THEIR STORIES of "the Journey" in following their dreams!
In May 2018, my dream was to celebrate two very special moments of my life.
My 60th Birthday and my 10th Year Anniversary in teaching for Steiner
Florida College of Natural Health, which was at that time transitioning to the
new branding of Cortiva Institute.
In honor of this celebration I was going to release a book I have been writing for the past 20 years and to have a special event celebrating all the wonderful students I have had the pleasure to educate.
Unfortunately, my father unexpectedly passed away in March of 2018 that plunged me on to a different pathway of life and changed the course of my life I was traveling at that time.
Now in this year of 2022, in celebration
of my 15th year anniversary teaching at Cortiva Institue, I wanted to celebrate all the students that I have been so blessed in given the opportunity to educate.
To have been a "stepping stone" on their journey, in following their dreams and reaching their destiny of SUCCESS.
My dream and hearts desire, is to celebrate EACH and everyone who I have taught throughout the 15 years. Having the opportunity to touch their lives in a
special way, in making a difference
on their journey to success.
This is one of the main purposes of developing this website. To spotlight their storybook experiences and to celebrate their successful journey of where
their dreams have taken them.
I have also been writing a book for
the past 20 years about my life
experiences and the transformations
my journey has taken.
As a part of my book I want to celebrate every student that I have had the opportunity to educate, and whom
have been a chapter of my life's story.
My journey has been so blessed and enriched in being a part of their pathway,
in the journey of following their dreams.
I truly believe that everyone should write
a book about their life. You never know who may pick up that book and read some form of perception or encouragement that could transform their lives, and place
them on the pathway to joy, happiness
On my journey of life and in following
my dreams, there have been several
books that transformed my life and has placed me on a more joyful, positive, successful journey of life.
I thank God for those who took the time
to write those books, and also for those
who placed those books in my hands
and encouraged for me to read them.
In the timing of my life, those books gave me the education and direction that empowered me with the life-changing
tools I needed in my tool box of life.
The tools that we use to develop our lives
is the contributing factor to our success.
I thank God every day that He placed those people in my pathway, on my journey of life.
They gave me inspiration and the courage to embrace the seeds of greatness that
God had given me. To use those
life-changing tools that I needed
in my toolbox of life, that
has brought me to this point
and time of my life.
In reflection of my journey, in following
my dreams, the most wonderful and
rewarding aspect of writing my life time
story; is that I have been so greatly
blessed and given the opportunity
to have the platform as an instructor.
Teaching for the past 15 years at previously Steiner Florida College of Natural Health, transitioned to Cortiva Institute and now has merged with Hollywood Institute, has been the most rewarding and inspiring journey of my life.
To give back of what was so graciously
and wonderfully given to me when
I ventured into the beauty industry, has
been a wonderful blessing in my life.
The abundance of God's blessings in my
life, has so humbled me in knowing of
His Greatness, and of knowing who
He is and of His love for all mankind.
Being an educator of health and wellness combined with the skin care industry, has given me the opportunity to be a part
of making the skin care industry the best and holding of the highest standards.
My passion for skin care and the health
and well-being of others, has been the
core and soul part of making the skin
care profession a highly sought for position. My desire and driving force is touching the lives of others for a better life.
Celebrating the SUCCESS of Others!
I am joined by many who make the aesthetics industry a choice for a life
time career. A venturous industry that celebrates health and beauty lifestyles.
We find it an exciting and rewarding profession and a way to help others to
look and feel their best. To live a better
life through self care and wellness.
Our graduates that are now out and part
of the health and beauty industry are the product of previously Steiner Florida College of Natural Health, and now is Hollywood / Cortiva Institute's mission.
We provide enriched, quality education and highly trained professionals to be readily employed in the beauty and wellness industry.
This is what I want to celebrate of our wonderful graduates! They deserve the best in life due to making positive choices for their professional destiny.
The success of others, in writing the chapters of their life stories of their journey, in following their DREAMS!
In addition to the celebration of those
who I have had the opportunity to teach and educate, as a chapter in the book, my dream is to raise the funding that will give me the opportunity to provide a special event.
My dream and goal is to celebrate my 65th birthday in May 2023 with the publishing of my book. To create a special event where we all can come together in one place and celebrate as many as possible graduates storybook journey's of Success.
I want to create a Special Event where as many graduates that would love to come and meet and participate in the celebration of each other, the health and beauty industry and their Success.
The theme will be; Following My Dreams! "The Journey". They will present as "I am
a Steiner Florida College of Natural Health Graduate or a Cortiva Institute graduate".
My dream is to raise the funds to reserve and provide a large meeting hall at a Marriott Hotel in the Orlando area.
To provide a wonderful celebration featured with food, music and a stage
to present special speakers of the beauty industry, feature selective Graduates success that will inspire and up lift all
those who attend.
It will be an evening filled with innovative information and encouragement for those
who attends and to embrace their journey of following their dreams!
~ Licensed Full Specialist
~ Educator & Trainer
~ Instructor at Cortiva was Florida College of Natural
Health since 2008
~ Business Owner
Nancy is an aesthetician who fosters holistic
values in her skin care profession and in her
journey of Lifestyle Wellness. Her expertise
is in customized result-driven treatments for
optimal healthy skin, addressing conditions
of aging, acne and pigmentation issues,
while cultivating healthy living.
Nancy's passion for discovering solutions,
that transforms, restores, and renews the
skin and the health of our well-being, is her
inspiration for each person she comes
in contact with on a daily basis.
Her philosophy of a holistic approach
in cultivating the philosophy of cleanse,
balance and the renewal of her well-being
on a cellular level, started in her early 20's.
In 1985 she came across a book called, "Fit
for Life" written by Harvey and Marilyn
Diamond. This book in combination with
being a personal fitness trainer for 15 years,
has been her foundation for achieving
radiant, beautiful skin and for her
health and well-being.
Nancy is very knowledgeable regarding
the connection of nature and science in skin
care and the fusion of lifestyle wellness.
Her experience and understanding of the
changing elements concerning lifestyle,
nutrition and the aging process has made
her develop protocols achieving optimal
results of cellular rejuvenation.
This cultivation of essentials, she strives
for on her own personal journey and with
all her clients, when it come to their achievement for radiant, beautiful skin
and for their health and well-being.
Coming from a background of health and nutrition and being a personal fitness trainer and educator of 15 years, she ventured into the skin care industry in 2003 finding her enthusiasm, and desire for the creation
and appreciation of beauty combined
with health and wellness.
Nancy is a graduate of the Skin Care
Program at Florida College of Natural
Health in Maitland, Florida. After she
graduated from Florida College of Natural
Health, she began her career journey on
the pathway as an aesthetician owning her
own skin care spa business, Skinsational
Enterprises and working for a skin care
company called Swiss Line.
She was their educator, trainer and sales
representative, helping and assisting spa
owners, directors and aestheticians in
promoting their spa business with
the Swissline skin care products.
While advancing her education in becoming
more versed in advanced aesthetics, she
started working with various doctors in
helping them in promoting and managing
their spa locations. She then feel in love
with the Beautiful Image microcurrent
technology and became a representative
in promoting this world wide known
In 2008 Nancy was offered a position to
became an educator at Florida College of
Natural Health in Maitland, Florida (the
school she graduated from). Her awareness
of education being the cornerstone and the
most important component in becoming
a high quality therapist and to gain the
best opportunities of the industry, she
accepted the position.
She loves having the privilege and
opportunity, of being a part of enriching
the lives of those who choose to become
a therapist of the skin care industry.
With the training and experience she
has gained through the years working
in the industry, allows her to give back
of what was given to her by highly
qualified, passionate professionals.
Every day she is given the wonderful
opportunity in sharing her experiences
of the industry and teaching others how
to be the best therapist they can be in the
industry. Being a part of making the skin
care industry a reflection of the highest
quality, trained professionals.
She considers herself as a seed planter,
planting the seeds of knowledge, inspiration
and helping other to successfully reach their
dreams and goals of a career in skin care.
In 2015 Nancy launched a health and
wellness networking group, called
Radiance Within Rejuvenation. In
partnership with other heath and
wellness professionals she has
developed a group who provides
skin care programs, health coaching,
advanced certification training
and promotion of various products
in spas, med-spas and wellness centers.
Radiance Within Rejuvenation celebrates
the discovery of a "Beautiful You" in
finding balance in knowing of ourselves
and being in touch with the true needs
of our mind, body and soul. A discovery
based on "cellular rejuvenation" through
education, products and services.
Nancy has been very blessed with
wonderful professionals of the health
and wellness industry, who have
touched her life and has helped
her achieve tremendous success.
In 2017 she has also been blessed with
the opportunity to give back in launching
the opening of RejuveESCENCE II, a
boutique filled with the joys of
lifestyle wellness solutions.
Giving her an additional path to
embrace and enrich the lives of
others, making a difference in their
Lifestyle Wellness journey, and being
a part of the chapters they write in
their storybook of adventures, in
achieving success and happiness
of their health and well-being.