This year has been legendary for myself and my company, KO by Karina Ochis. I made headlines both in the national and international press for my book co-authored with Brian Tracy, my award-winning SPA, my several innovative speeches and global branding techniques. More importantly though, I finally and unapologetically decided to be myself and to put my heart and soul into everything I did. Consequently, I met numerous amazing people in the process and even changed a few lives. Allow me to recall some of this year’s key moments:
Receiving the Quilly Award for my contribution to branding
On the 29th of September, I had the honor to be awarded in Hollywood, CA, for my best seller “Cracking the Code to Success”, co-authored with Brian Tracy (Chairman of Brian Tracy International and world-renowned development authority) and other global experts. In this book I elaborated my formula on elite branding and presented actionable advice for anyone to implement in order to become that “international celebrity expert”.
Receiving the IFWSA Award for my SPA, Elite Life
Elite Life Beauty and Wellbeing SPA, Oradea has been awarded the IFWSA Excellence Award Romania 2017 for being an exquisite holistic center recognized at a national and international level.
Celebrated 10 years of Romania being part of the European Union
On the 26th of October I celebrated the 10th anniversary of Romania’s accession to the European Union, at the headquarters of the National Bank of Romania together with distinguished guests amongst which the President of Romania – Klaus Werner Iohannis, the European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources – Günther Oettinger, and the Governor of the National Bank of Romania – Mugur Isărescu.
Became a TEDx Speaker
I often speak at both a national and international level on the following topics: branding, lifestyle design in the digital era, leadership, entrepreneurship and businesses of the future. This year was no different and I was invited to speak at several conferences among which: Women Speakers Summit in Nigeria, Elite Business Women, Business Days, The Woman Leadership Conference and TEDx. At TEDx I talked about a subject close to my heart – ”The Olympics of life”. I invite you to watch it for a healthy dose of inspiration and motivation.
This year I have been featured in HuffPost, Biz Community, The Eagle, Humble Beginning Entrepreneurs and several other national publications. In HuffPost I was interviewed about how “You are the business of the future”. I talked about the need for a personal brand as well as how to start the branding process. Also, I had the opportunity to be part of several podcasts and interviews, amongst which Ketan’s Inner Circle Expert Interview, in which I talked about branding, marketing and what it takes to be a winner.
Branding Biz. Club Season 1
Branding Biz. Club is my Online TV Show, in which I analyze famous personal brands (politicians, singers, famous entrepreneurs, athletes etc.) while I share entrepreneurial tips and tricks. In season 1 you may grasp entertaining information on the following: Donald Trump, SIA, Serena Williams, Vladimir Putin, Lady Gaga, Steve Jobs and the Pope.
What a year 2017 was! It feels amazing to wake up everyday and live your dreams. It feels even better to wake up everyday and help other fulfill their dreams – whether that is through my speeches, coaching, books, or branding services. However, I assure you 2018 will be even better. So, come back often to my website and experience firsthand my journey to the top!
Thank you for your support.
On December 11, 2017