HI, I’M NORA
I am a 9-time best selling author, HuffPost, Entrepreneur, Swagger, Regard and Thrive Global contributor, and international speaker. Forbes named me The Most Influential Blogger in Hungary. In 2018 I was a pitch judge and mentor at WebSummit. I am an engagement strategist: what I do is really about taking your experiences, analyzing them and using branding know-how to tell an engaging story, build a strong community and a profitable business.
Currently, I live in Vancouver.
“What are you talking about, your life is amazing. These are not real problems.”
- that was the usual response from people around me after I made it. I wanted to find people who would know what I was going through and could give me great advice. I couldn’t find help, so, in 2016 I decided to invest in traveling and meeting outstanding people like Dr. Oz, Martin Garrix, Philip Zimbardo, or Jake Paul to see if their wisdom, and entrepreneurial experience could help me in my journey.
The interviews I conducted helped me to understand the commonalities in this journey, and showed me that no matter how much money, or how many followers you have, there’s a huge chance that you are facing the same difficulties as other entrepreneurs, digital creators, makers, actors.
If you know how to react, and how to get yourself back on track, you will be able to continue achieving your goals.
Profiles & Interviews
All the headshots below represent the people I’ve already interviewed or profiled.
After DJ Avicii’s death, people in the music and entertainment world started talking more openly about the difficulties that come with turning their love for music into their careers. Finally, they started to open up about the dark side of fame, the reasons behind burnout, depression, and more, which all shined a light for the next generation of artists on the downsides that can come with living the life of a 21st century rock star. Since 2017, I’ve had the chance to interview artists who are sitting on top of the charts, including Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Kungs, Oh Wonder, Alex Clare, and many more.
Storytelling at the age of digital
You can learn a lot from the next generation of content creators, who are not only transforming the way we create content, but also how we process it, and how that affects the way brands communicate on social as well. Learn about how influential content creators transform their personas into businesses, and how you can use their model to build a bestselling writer profile and a profitable personal brand, and how to eventually sell products, merch, books, and so on.
Investors say that they invest in a founder, not in a company. Then what are the characteristics of a founder who will get the deal done? What makes a not-yet-fully-formed product convince a VC, an angel investor, or an investor to take a chance? What are investors going through during their investment journey? Also, on the other side, what are the things that prepared the founders to secure the money they needed to grow? The process from going from an idea to an investment is also a cycle: it’s not just about how you get the money, but what you are going through as a founder while trying to raise it, and then how you merge your new investor into the bloodstream of your company.
Life as an actor has always been a constant struggle, and the age of social media can make it easier. The years of dedicated work behind a great role are sometimes not seen, nor is the struggle after becoming famous and then being forgotten. How can you prepare for the lifecycle of becoming an actor if that’s the path you are taking? What comes with the childhood actor syndrome? How do you create opportunities through social media and build your image as an actor, and what you are going through while doing it? It is a hell of a ride, but if you know what to prepare, it can be easier.
FROM MY INBOX:
“I loved your instagram pictures throughout the course and am so happy to have you blogging for HuffPost - Please keep contributing.”
- Arianna Huffington
“You have such a clear personality in your words. You’ve worked so hard to be who you are - and that’s so special. Something to be cherished. You’re a gift Nora. The world needs more people like you.”
- Shawn Pyfrom, actor, artist
“Working with Nora was a transformational experience. Her out of the box perspective on creative marketing and personal branding enabled me to identify my vision and establish an actionable roadmap to get there.”
- Nick Slater, actor, entrepreneur
“It only took me 30 seconds of speaking to Nora to realize that she’s going to achieve something in her life that most of us can’t even dream of. I don’t think I’ve met anyone similar to Nora ever in my life – she mixes the type of ambition I rarely see in people with a 360 degree of knowledge of the industry.”
- Philip Brown, influencer marketing specialist
“It's very difficult to explain our industry clearly yet keep the writing natural, and Nora has been able to do that better than anyone I've seen.”
- Corbett Drummey,
Popular Pays, Co-founder and CEO
“Extremely knowledgable on the subject matter of digital branding. Nora's articles are creating a buzz by discussing core issues in digital marketing and making the topic very straight-forward and clear with a scientific and innovative approach.”
- Elma Beganovich, A&E, founder and COO