This Week’s #WOW is the Inspirational Viveka Von Rosen who is a linkedin expert, Viveka is ranked #6 in Forbes Top Ten Women in Social Media: Listed by Mari Smith as having the niche quality of a social media superstar and is one of the most engaging women I’ve ever connected with . Her Interview is so honest , funny and heart warming where she shares tons of incredible valuable business building tips in her own unique style. When I asked Viveka to be one of my featured #WOW’s it was slam bang in the middle of her book launch “linkedin Marketing, an hour a day” and a really hectic speaking schedule where she was flying all over the world. So I am really honored that she took the time out and gave a rocking interview as she’s one smokin’ hot Goddess.
Tell me a little about you, your lifestyle and what you are passionate about? What a great question. Fortunately I’m prepared for it because my life coach asked me this about two months ago.
I can’t believe my life right now. Ever since I was little girl I loved writing. I loved being on stage. And I loved teaching people. In my long work history I’ve done everything from assistant professor to selling cars. So I am absolutely thrilled that finally, at age 44, I am doing everything I love. I get to write books, articles and blog posts every day (Well, not all at once) I get to talk and teach people about social media. A few times a month I get to stand on a stage or in front of a room and speak to an audience of soon to be like-minded others. And I get to help business owners make more of an impact in their businesses and lives.
I’m also excited because I’ve always liked working with female entrepreneurs. A few years ago I created a business specifically for women and social media called Smart Blonde Media but it didn’t take off. The timing wasn’t right. However, I am finding that now I am beginning to get in front of female audiences, and working more with female clients. I love it.
On a personal front, I’m also a relationship with the best man in the world, live in my dream house in the mountains, and have the world’s cutest dog and cat. I am truly blessed.
While even I have been skeptical about the “Do what you love and the money will follow” and all that law of attraction stuff, I have to say I’m finding that having a very clear idea of what you want to do, and a complete vision of yourself doing that thing (living in that place, being in a relationship with that person) allows you not only to attract, but to recognize those things in your life. I think we are constantly being given opportunities, but somehow by being focused on the life we want we can see those opportunities more clearly. And take them.
So now more than ever I am excited about helping people realize that their passions and dreams are absolutely achievable. And my particular channel for that is LinkedIn
So tell me about your business, who is Linked into Business all about? Whoops, I should’ve read this question first. As I mentioned earlier, I love working with entrepreneurs. And especially female entrepreneurs. However I do have niche markets with the legal industry as well as business associations.
I’ve been extremely fortunate to work with the PR firm Hellerman Baretz Communications. They have brought a level of professionalism that I probably would not have created on my own. I wear more suits now
I have also discovered that Legal Firms at very good at sending limos to the airport and putting me up in fine hotels!
Again, for me LinkedIn is a perfect vehicle for communications and positioning. Hellerman found me through LinkedIn, as did Wiley (my publisher). Having a good Continue reading