Lateral thinking and how it can transform your business

As a rule, we usually make a business decision based on the analysis of the information we possess through specific, logical criteria. This information is often obtained through education we have completed, or supplier training through companies we engage with. This process usually directs us to a predictable outcome of how we think and operate our business. The problem with this approach is that it is most likely also duplicated by our competitors. Studies are now identifying a new way of thinking and processing information known as lateral thinking. This approach allows us to reach outcomes that are more creative, original, and less predictable allowing us to carve our niche through a more unique business model that can provide us with a strong competitive advantage. Tina Viney is the CEO of APAN and an avid researcher of cutting-edge advances in both business and scientific studies that will best serve the aesthetics industry. In this lecture you will learn:

  • What is lateral thinking and how to use it to enhance your business performance
  • A comparative analysis of thought
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Effective tools in lateral thinking.
About Tina Viney

Tina Viney is a visionary, leading authority, and figurehead in the Australian Aesthetics industry and the CEO of the Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN), a leading industry standards body/association. Her unique insight and valuable expertise have resulted in the continued and notable advancement of the industry on both national and state levels. Her vast knowledge and in-depth contribution to higher education directly contributed to the introduction and establishment in 1995 of the first, degree qualification in Aesthetics through the University of New England.  Subsequently, other universities followed allowing Australia to lead the world with three, tertiary qualifications in Clinical Aesthetics and Dermal Therapies.

Internationally focused, Tina Viney has created dynamic perspectives that have and continue to revolutionise the Aesthetics Industry. During her impressive career, which has spanned over 48 years, Tina Viney has held numerous high profile leadership roles and is a regular consulted by government agencies in the shaping of health and safety standards for a broad spectrum of modalities from beauty to cosmetic medicine.  She has served for over 16 years on a leading association board and was president of the Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia, a role held for six years.

As a committed advocate of standards of best practice, she has served on over 30 industry working groups for the development of health regulations, wage awards and curriculum development both, for vocational education as well as with several universities and tertiary institutions.  Over the past 28 years, her focus has been on governance and standards development.

In addition to her various and demanding consulting roles, she also established industry journals and is currently the senior editor of Aesthetics Practitioners Journal. Over the years she has been responsible for overseeing the production of over 110 journals in which she also contributed articles.

Tina Viney has been awarded six industry awards for her contribution to standards and the betterment of the aesthetics industry, including an international award from the International Professional Standards Network (IPSN).