FUNraising Paid Off! Stephanie Kocielski was in the house! She brought several other talented artist with her. Her main purpose was to inspire and empower our Future Professionals. Which she delievered on! Secondly, she was there to share her magic. At each class Stephanie did a huge transformation. It was amazing to have her here. Some of our Future Professionals wanted to share their experiences with us!
"The visit from Stephanie Kocielski was an amazing experience. I didn’t expect to not only learn as much as I did, but also be inspired as much as I was. Being inspired by Stephanie and all of her advice helps me get through the tough days of school. I think back to her stories and empowerment and power through. I left her class feeling like I could do anything, if I put enough hard work into it. I especially enjoyed her advice of having a balanced life. I truly believe to be successful in your career; you need to be happy in all aspects of your life. Balance can get you there. I loved watching all the talented hairstylists work their magic right in front of us. Ultimately, Stephanie being in our school and sharing her wisdom with us made me realize my fullest potential. Thank you Stephanie!"
"Stephanie Kocielski! That’s right, I said it. She’s the Vice President of Education for Paul Mitchell. Now for those of you who don’t know who Stephanie is, Google her! She is an incredible stylist with an amazing personality. She can light up a room just by being there. I’m not going to lie; I had only just started at PMTS-Jacksonville when I heard Stephanie was going to be visiting us. At that moment in time I had no idea who she was. When I was told and did my research I realized that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity, she was not only here to motive and inspire, but to share her talents with us. All the research I found brought me to these gorgeous photos, interviews, and blogs…Stephanie is amazing! When Stephanie finally showed up, I was pumped! She walked in and hugged all of us. She was so real. She encouraged all the future professionals there. We are ready to get out in the real world. She has inspired me to go above and beyond. She taught me that my dream of being a celebrity makeup artist really isn’t too far out of reach. I am eternally grateful for this opportunity."
"The most inspiring event in my life was Stephanie Kocielski coming into my school. From that very moment Stephanie and her crew walked in my life changed! I never imagined her to be so friendly. I was with a guest when she arrived and Stephanie walked around and introduced herself and hugging everyone! She came up to me, kissed me on the cheek, and whispered, “Hi Honey. I don’t want to interrupt your cut, but it was great to meet you!” She literally made my day and I fell in love with her character. Her crew was just as motivating. These artists set up stations for us to go to each one. They each taught something different. It was fantastic! I have never been so inspired before! I loved meeting everyone! Thank you PMTS-Jacksonville for this experience!"