Roman Ivanov is on a mission to connect the world through business, personal development and self-discovery. Ready for some entente cordiale? Of course you are.
#1. So, what’s your favourite word?
#2. What gets you up in the morning?
My fiancé at 5am. She’s an early bird. We both are.
#3. You know what they say about early birds, don’t you? They get tired later. What do you truly, honestly think of social media?
I honestly truly think it’s a big distraction and it’s a mess. But if you use it right, it can be a powerful tool to build a business.
#4. Kindles or books?
Books. It’s got to have a hard cover.
#5. What do you think is the biggest challenge to your industry right now?
The low entry point. There are a lot of people who claim to be a coach but it takes a lot of work to succeed. If you are in it for the long-term, you literally marry this career. It’s can be a challenge.
#6. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to be many things. I had wild ideas. I remember I wanted to be an actor, I wanted attention. I realise now that in one way, I am an actor – I’m on the personal development stage.
#7. What led you to your current career?
My mother. She inspired me to get into the personal development industry. She’s a wise woman.
#8. Can you use your favourite word in a sentence?
I wear blue t-shirts quite often.
#9. Cool. Now can you make it rhyme?
Blue, blue for you. It’s not cruel.
#10. No comment. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Persevere and follow your fears; conquer them.
#11. What’s the best thing anyone’s ever done for you?
When we’d just started to date, my fiancé invited me for an ice-skating session. Very romantic.
#12. Bless. Tell us, what’s been your ‘career-defining’ moment?
Every day it’s happening; every single person I interact with helps me along the journey.
#13. If you won a big award of some kind, who would you thank?
I sometimes visualise receiving an Oscar; how I ‘d say thank you to my beautiful mum for all her hard work. I see the crowd crying. I’m crying too.
#14. Just don’t do a Gywnnie on us. Can you give us a timesaver of the day?
I recently started to practice something. I wake up and write in my journal anything that comes into my head. I believe it somehow develops creativity and empties your head from non-useful thoughts.
#15. Where do you see your industry in 24 months?
Mainly on social media, on the internet. Personal development events will become online using VR technology.
#16. Where were you 24 months ago?
I was just launching my first business in the UK (coaching).
#17. What’s an interesting fact about you?
I’m sexy. I believe I am.
#18. O-kay. If you could have a 24-minute Skype chat with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
#19. Wise man. What’s one word you’d want people to describe you with?
#20. Would you mind taking a selfie for us?
Here you go.
#21. What’s your favourite Twitter handle or social media campaign?
#22. What’s one quote that defines your work ethic?
People only truly work hard when they are in love with their work. It comes naturally that way.
#23. What’s been the best part of your day?
This morning, I woke up and had breakfast with my fiancé. From then on, I had an amazing day.
#24. Too cute. Finally, anything to plug?
I coach entrepreneurs and ambitious professionals to help them improve their performance, become more efficient and get maximum results in their work and life. Now I mainly deliver masterclasses and training on leadership and high performance for SME’s and corporates. I’m quite often booked for one – two months in advance but feel free to contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org. I usually reply within 24 hours.