Testimonials

The Heart Work is the Hard Work

Throughout the course of Beauty from the inside out I learned many things. Renae is truly a phenomenal teacher and an amazing person herself! I would recommend this wonderful opportunity to anyone! It doesn’t really matter who you are! This class helped me gain more confidence and feel good about myself. I even met one of my best friends there! I learned that you can use your heart for you and that you can speak your mind with humility and grace. You truly learn beauty from the inside out. I love Renae Peterson and she had a massive impact on who I am today. Without her I wouldn’t be who I am today. Thank you Renae. I had a great time and I left that class knowing more about how to treat myself and others around me.

by Renee Kochan on Jan-14-2017

An Unforgettable Course

I am so thankful to have learned so much from this class!! It’s truly an experience not to be forgotten. I was taught how to love me for who I am, to not let others rule over me and much more!! After taking this class I am more confident then I ever have been and have learned that true beauty isn’t more important on the outside, but on the inside!! I will definetly continue to use these lessons in my life as long as I live. Without Renae Peterson, a very talented woman, I would not have been able to learn these life lessons. She helped me uncover the true beauty in me. Thank you SO much!!

by Affia Zopoula on Jul-15-2016

Much Gratitude!

Thank you so much Renae for taking the time to teach us! I loved learning about my true beauty! I learned so many life lessons that will help me as I grow. I wouldn’t have as much confidence as I have today!! The words thank you don’t seem to be enough, but I will try anyways THANK YOU SO MUCH RENAE!

by Dylan B on Jul-14-2016

Pursuing a dream…

I am so grateful that there are people like Renae in this world. Her passion to help girls grow into confident, courageous young women who respect people around them is so refreshing. Renae is able to speak to the hearts of girls and draw out the beauty that is inside each one of us. Thank you so much, Renae, for your transparency and your time. <3

by Marilee T on Jun-21-2016

Amazing Experience

I took this class twice and loved it! Renae is amazing at explaining inner beauty and how i am enough. i learned to reject the lies that were hurting me and focus on inner beauty. the photoshoot with my mom was great bonding time and the pictures turned out super cute. it was certainly a life changing experience and i’d like to thank Renae for providing me with such a wonderful time. 🙂

by Anneli T. on Jun-18-2016

Truly life changing

This course honestly changed my life! And it will continue changing it, as long as I stay true to the truths that were revealed to me in this couse. True beauty is rare but the sweetest kind! I learned how to find that within myself, along with many other life lessons. The knowledge I’ve gained from the beauty from the inside out course is more precious to me that any gold or diamonds I could ever poses. Truly life changing.

by Bailey-Rae on Jun-07-2016

Word of Mouth

Me and my sister were sponsored to get into this program seven years ago. Today, this remains one of the most powerful courses I have taken and is an influential experience to me. I don’t believe I would be the same person nor would I look at my surroundings the same way if I did not have the opportunity to go this course. I only hope that more people will be given the chance to change the way they see themselves, and their lives through this amazing experience. Thank you, Renae!!

Suzannah MacDonald on Feb-21-2016

This should be a requirement in School

Just wanted to say a quick thanks for Renae and the amazing work she does in this program for the girls. Our daughter became 10x stronger emotionally from it and is now blossoming in school again! Hoping one day it will be a requirement for all girls in jr high!! Thank you Renae for the time, thought and love you put into every girl who attends!!

Rachael on Feb-12-2016

I Loved It!

I loved Beauty From The Inside Out! It was super inspiring! I very much loved it! Renae was a kind and sweet girl I loved her class. Monday’s are so diffrent not seeing her face and smile. I miss her inspiring quotes and laugh! If I could I would come to the class again just to see Renae. The class helped me a lot! I feel confident and happy now! Thank you Renae! – Abby

 

by Abby on Dec-23-2015

Life Course Changing

This is what my preteen daughter needed at this time in her life. The things she learned in Beauty from the Inside Out have changed the way she thinks about herself and others. She is a happier more confident and more grounded girl, and that will change the course of her life! New and positive doors will open for her because she is now aware of them. And some of the negative doors she has walked through before, she won’t think twice about now. Her opportunities are different and better because she thinks differently and in a more positive, more self-affirming way. Thank you Renae!

by Amy on Dec-16-2015

Absolutely Inspiring

This class was absolutely amazing!! Renae explained things really well and shed some light on the topics that were more difficult to understand. Everything she said managed to touched my heart in a unique and special way! The outer beauty nights were really fun and engaging, and the lessons themselves really inspired me to try my best. THANK YOU RENAE!!!????

by Jade N on Dec-15-2015

Life Changing!

I am so glad that I had the amazing opportunity to attend the beauty from the inside out course! I have learned amazing tools to help me through my life. Renae really goes all out and cares so much for each and every person that joins her class. This class was so fun and you learn so much! I will always cherish what I have learned from her and the classes!

Evelyn Quilty on Dec-15-2015

Such a great experience

The graduation last night was so wonderful. It was inspiring to hear how each girl had been blessed by this course. I’m happy that my daughter was a part of this and given tools to help her throughout her life. This is an amazing course taught by a woman who shows these girls what true beauty fom the inside out looks like. Thank you Renae for all the time you give.

by Tricia Tanner on Dec-15-2015

Thank You

I am so grateful that my daughter was given this opportunity.. The support in our community from the various amazing sponsors; that without their support many young girls would continue to struggle. Renae – ThankYou for your passion and for sharing. You bring a smile to so many faces.

by Rita L on Nov-27-2015

AMAZING!

WOW! What an amazing, emotional, and inspiring evening at the Graduation Ceremonies last night. Not only have you inspired these young women to discover their beautiful selves and be confident with who they are, you have encouraged me as a mom to look deep and take care of my own heart. Every women of any age would benefit from spending a mere 10 minutes talking with you. Thanks for all that you do!

by Tammy on Jun-04-2015

Topics explained how they touched you

Be the queen of you’re heart touched me because what I think it means is you don’t let anyone say things you don’t want them to.You can’t let them get to you, even though you think what they say is true, it really isn’t. What you need to do is just believe in you’re self and tell. Them it hurts you. Stand up for you’re self you need strength, courage, and conference that you can do this. Say to your self what lies have I received?. This helped me because I thought all those lies were true about me. It turns out they not true at all. Some where deep down their hurt and want to put all that hurt on us. They don’t know it hurts you until you do something about it. It’s not going to get solved unless you throw out the thoughts they said or you say something about it

by Irelyn foxall on Jun-01-2015

Thanks for Everything

I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you do with the girls you teach in this course. As a mother I know the struggles that teenage girls face and you have made a huge difference in my daughter. She was excited to tell me about class every week on our way home from class. She smiles more now and she seems a lot less stressed and I believe it is because of the things you have taught her about herself. I am grateful that this class is available in this day and age where bullying is on the rise. You teach them to respect and love themselves and in turn teaches them to respect others as well, So thank you for that and I hope you continue to be a light in the darkness for all the girls you have helped and will help in the future.

by S. Strachan on Jun-01-2015

Mom and daughter night

Renae, Over the past 14 years I have watched my daughter grow into the great girl she is. I have taught her many aspects of life and inner self. But over the past several weeks I have seen more growth than I thought possible. I am greatful beyond words. My daughter has more self confidence, strength and she is mindful of her words and actions. I have also seen her stand up for herself with friends and mend a friendship that ended badly. She is now a young woman than a child. I have taught her many of the lessons you have, but I think it holds more weight coming from a smart, confident and big hearted woman. Our mom and daughter night was one of those rare moments in life that I will cherish always. We had a wonderful time getting our hair and make-up done, we felt beautiful. I can not wait to see the photos of us. We also went for an ice cream and watched the sun set over the coolies. It was a special night for us. I thank you for joining us mothers into your classes. Again, Renae, I feel blessed to have found you and your class. My daughter and I have gained knowledge from you. I hope you continue to offer your time and lessons for years to come. I want to sponsor a girl some time soon.

by T Peterson on May-27-2015

Thank you Renae

Renae what you do for these young girls is truly amazing. I have watched my daughter struggle this year between trying to find herself and trying to escape all the bullying at school. This class has helped her in so many ways. She has a completely new attitude. You’re class also gave her the confidence and courage to overcome her struggles. Thank you so much for offering such an amazing class for young girls.

by Candice Tytula on Apr-18-2015

Thank you Renae

I usually don’d post stuff like this ………. however it has hit close to my heart and felt it so valuable in today society of bullying and social media, the challenges and pressure our teenagers face today. I have to share and pass along the value of this experience. I am so greatful to have such an amazing relationship with Taylor since she was little, bed time book reading was our favourite time a day, nothing better than a bath and read book. As Taylor grew older we went on to chapter books to eventually her finally telling me “Mom I am old enough we don’t need to have bed time stories any more” sad day for me 😉 I knew I still needed to have that time with her as our days were packed full of work, school and activities. So we started up our “pillow talk” we would chat about our day and it really was a time for Taylor to tell me about her day without me giving “mom direction” on what I felt was best for her. I felt she needed to come up with that on her own. I would simply ask her questions to get her mind rolling for her to navigate her best solution to her situation. We always ended with what was our favourite part of our day a positive thought before bed! I felt this created an open communication for us where she did not feel judged and she could feel safe talking to me about anything. Today we still continue “pillow talk” in different forms … yes we should have shares in Starbucks we enjoy our visits. While Taylor and I chatted we would talk about challenges being a girl and our emotions so vulnerable at the teenage years . We seem to be the care givers and naturally just want to love and trust everyone. We both enjoyed sharing our stories with each other and this is where it lead us to today, growing pains in growing up in today’s world ….. I looked at my life growing up even if we were struggling at school or with friends you hashed it out and carried on and when we came home it ended…. Today the bullying and judgments do not end when our kids come home from school it carries on the internet it NEVER stops, how do we teach our children to cope with the harsh negativity around us on a daily bases. The way I believed was to teach my daughter the respect for herself and those around her, build confidence in her and make her strong enough to not let it scar her heart I wanted her to know she has the power to not let people control her feelings and emotions. Renae is so passionate about these young ladies, it was so inspiring to see these girls leave every Monday with smiles on their faces laughing and giggling …feeling good about who they are! We should be teaching our kids to be who they are! Renae Peterson has such an amazing talent to connect with these young ladies. She gives them the tools to build the confidence in themselves to see things differently and grow. Not only is it amazing to the spirit of our young ladies but really fun to have a few mother daughter nights to bond, Taylor loved it!! She has really taken the learning and uses them in her life! She just loves Renae! I am so greatful to Renae and her talents to make a difference in these young lives.

by Angela Cornforth on Dec-17-2014

 

So Much Thanks!

I cannot thank you enough for how amazing this program made me feel. this is such a wonderful program, and every girl that is put into this program will also think the same thing. I feel so much better about who i am. thank you so much renae for making such a fabulous program. any girl of any age should take this, because all girls need to be able to see that they are beautiful, from the inside out (ayy thats a pun kinda lol). these past 11 weeks have been amazing, and i would love to do it again or have some of my friends go in it, too!

by madeline bilodeau on Dec-06-2014

 

What a great experience for young girls!

Thank you Renae so very much for all that you do for these girls! I wish that you were doing this when I was a little girl.

by A. Howlett on Dec-01-2014

A Unique Opportunity…

This world is and increasingly continues to be so very effective at objectifying and degrading people in general and especially women and young women. I am grateful to Renae that through this program, young women have a further opportunity to discover their true value and where it comes from. As a mum of two girls I have taught them their true value, but it is a unique opportunity to have those values and truths validated by someone with other life experiences, different credentials and who comes from outside our family circle. Anytime I can see my daughters be happy within themselves and show their inner confidence I am pleased and feel great success as a mum. I truly believe this program is a wonderful teaching opportunity to help our daughters grow into their full potential.

by Corrie-Anne D’Eon on Nov-25-2014

Wish I had this program when I was a teenager!

by Sara fitzhenry on Nov-20-2014
Having a daughter with self esteem issues and having difficulty expressing or dealing with her emotions was very heartbreaking. And after going through a few major rough patches this past summer hearing about this program from my best friend was like a message from heaven. Seeing small changes in my daughter is a step in the right direction! I wish that this program had been available when I was a teenager as I suffered with much of the same issues as my daughter. I think that even as adults many of us women could benefit from a program such as this so that we can learn to be better role models for our daughters!

by Sara fitzhenry on Nov-20-2014

Every female of any age must take this program !

Having a daughter who has some self esteem issues, and more than your average teenage anger issues, i was concerned about the impressionable years ahead and making the right choices. I knew nothing about this program until her school phoned me and said she had been sponsored. i was very grateful for the sponsor, as i never would have had the money to enroll her. Thank you again Dr Evans ! Renae contacts to these girls regardless of their personality types. She has that natural friendliness that draws you to her. She draws the girls out of themselves and and opens their eyes to the fact that a being classy woman is the goal. Within the first few weeks of this program i already noticed a change in my daughter. I am forever grateful my daughter had this opportunity. thank you Renae for being there for the girls

by shanna cullen on Aug-18-2014

Proud to be a Sponsor

For the spring session 2014, I and Harold’s Auto Service were new sponsors. I met my sponsored teen just after the 11-week sessions began. Devastated to have been brought to me by her parents she stared at the floor willing herself to drop right through the concrete and out of view. Shaking, she shrank away from me when I put my arms around her to say how happy I was to meet her and happy to be her sponsor. With the unkempt hair and rumpled clothing she wore, I wouldn’t have even recognized the confident, poised and beautiful young woman that strutted her way into the grad ceremonies several weeks later. What an incredibly positive change for her! It is impossible to quantify the accumulated benefits gained by the many teens who have completed this program over the years but I know their lives were forever changed and that our community will benefit forever. Thank you for allowing us to take part in your wonderful program Renae.

by Beverly Kaltenbruner on Jun-16-2014

Can’t Stress The “Thank-You” Enough!!

Dear Renae, Thank you so much for the past 11 weeks and “Beauty from the inside out.” It has changed my life forever in ways I just cannot explain. I now see the truth over the lies and the happiness over the pain. I feel stronger mentally and physically. I can spot out the bullies and stand up for what is right. I feel and see the beauty inside me only im not death gripping it, for it is holding me close. That first day I walked in I wasn’t sure what to expect but once we started moving foreword with the transformation on the inside I realized the class was changing me in a way I began to love! So Renae I can’t stress how thankful I am for not only meeting you but for learning that I am enough, so thank-you so very much I will miss you and the girls from the class very much and I will keep all of you in my heart forever and for always.

by Haley Tinordi on May-28-2014

Beauty from the inside out

Hi Renae!(: i want to say a thank you for these past 11 weeks. They have been amazing. it helped me with a lot. im not the shy girl that i used to be. I know that i can make the right choices. ive learned the key to confidence, which before i came to this class, i really needed. thank you is an understatement. your course has helped me with so much!it was an amazing experience and i wont forget what i learned.it changed my life for the better, and im glad it did(:

by Amber Salisbury on May-23-2014

“Thank you” is an understatement

Hi, Renae!! Words cannot describe how much you and this course have impacted my life. It was something I didn’t expect, but I greatly enjoyed it. I am so thankful to my sponsor and you for everything. My days have become a lot more brighter since taking your course. I have more happy days than sad and I’m more open to meeting new people, without having someone i know with me. I am so thankful for this course and I’m so happy that you taught it. You’re an amazing person, Renae. And my Idol too. This course was everything and more!! xx

by Janet Kamara on May-22-2014

To Say “Thank-You” Just Isn’t Enough

Thank you Renee for everything you have done over the 11 weeks I have intrusted my daughter in your care. It is amazing the changes I have seen in her in just these short few weeks. I know she will develop into a beautiful confident flower in the years to come following your lead and wisdom. I thank you for your comments at the Mother-Daughter night they were inspirational and I will remember them as I try to help my daughter continue to bloom. One possible addition to your program could be some learning sessions for just the mothers. I think sometimes we get discouraged and could use some great advise as well on how to communicate with our teenage daughters. We sometimes get just as lost as they do. I would also like to take this time to thank all the sponsors out there in the Lethbridge Area. Without your help and support many of these beautiful young ladies would not get this program. I saw these girls when they came in the first day, many were hiding under their clothing, hair and/or makeup. Seeing them the other night at the Mother-Daughter night, getting their hair and make-up done, it was amazing to see some of the transformations. Your support of this program means so much – without you these girls would not have the opportunity to learn and grow. With all the bullying in our society these days – girls need somewhere to gain the confidence to find there inner strength to ignore what is being said and move past it. I wish this program could be mandatory to all teenage girls in about Grade 8 or 9, because the skills they get out of it is amazing. To say “Thank-You” Just isn’t enough!

by Diana Davoren on May-11-2014

Beauty From the Inside Out

This course has helped me in many ways including self confidence, learning to respect myself and others around me, take care of my body properly while expressing myself, and learning to treat others with kindness. Without going to this course, I wouldn’t be the person that I am now. I am much happier and am learning to accept myself the way I am. The most important thing that I learned was to reject the lies that others tell me, and to receive the truth that I am beautiful inside and out! Thank you Renae!

by Christina Schmidt on Apr-12-2014

Queen of your Heart

Dear Renae, Thank you so much for “Beauty from the Inside out”. It has helped and changed me. I have gained confidence within myself and I also have learnt the truths from the lies. I have learnt to stand up to the bullies show them how strong you really are. This program has changed my mind about a lot of things. Renae made me feel that I am actually worth something and that there is something to life worth living. The girls that were in the program with me are amazing. Thank you for this wonderful course I am gunna miss it /:

by Cassidy Laflamme on Apr-09-2014

Truth and Beauty

Dear Renae, Thank you for “Beauty from the Inside Out”. The wisdom and insights that you shared with us have touched our lives profoundly. Christina has grown in grace and confidence during this journey that she began with you just a few short weeks ago. The lessons about poise, posture, etiquette, health and nutrition were all taken to heart and become a part of who she is because you speak and live Truth. We both loved the special Mother/Daughter nights and one on one time to cherish each other. I would like to close with this prayer that I say for each of my children every morning: “So stand your ground with truth buckled round your waist and integrity for a breastplate,wearing for shoes on your feet the eagerness to spread the gospel of peace and always carrying the shield of faith so that you can use it to put out the burning arrows of the evil one. And then you must accept salvation from God to be your helmet and receive the Word of God from the Spirit to use as a sword…(Ephesians 6:14-17) You and the staff of Brio Salon and Purely Inspired are examples of people who put their “Armour” on to “spread the gospel of peace”. Thank you and God Bless you.

by Marianna Schmidt on Apr-07-2014

Priceless!

Thank you Renae! You are indeed an authentic beautiful person from the inside out! I am thrilled that my daughter was able to attend your program. Your genuine enthusiasm, bold honesty and passion for helping young ladies discover that they can be truly beautiful from the inside out are impressive and truly appreciated. Your program is well structured and covers so many significant topics that has challenged, inspired and motivated my daughter and I am sure all the other fortunate young ladies who attended to become better, stronger and more self-reliant with the realization that they are more than capable of being that beautiful person that God designed them to be. Thanks for including the fun Mother/Daughter nights in your program it was a lot of fun and very special! The essence of your program is beautiful and it should be something that every young lady has the opportunity to be a part of. Your compassion, inner strength,thoughtfulness and passion for helping is a “true thing of beauty.”

by Annmarie and Chelsea Joseph on Apr-05-2014