RUNA MAGNUSDOTTIR a life-time entrepreneur based in Iceland, that is when she is not globe-trotting worldwide to give her speeches and trainings for which she loves to do.
Runa is the CEO & founder of Connected-Women.com, a global platform to promote women entrepreneurs and their brands, she is the co-founder of BRANDit the EU Awarded Personal Branding program, a founding & Steering Committee member of ATL Europe, the Association of Transformational Leaders in Europe and a passionate gender equality spokesperson.
As an international transformational speaker, Runa uses her life time experience as an entrepreneur, her “shaken but not stirred” sense of humor with a good dash of passion, to speak, inspire and coach women who want more confidence & happiness in their lives and men who seek to unleash their leadership skills from the inside-out.
She is a natural connector who loves to engage her audience to think outside of their box, gain a competitive edge in the business world by branding their uniqueness. Her leadership & personal branding programs have received number of international nominations and awards.
Runa is the creator of the leadership & personal development program “Discover Your X-Factor” & “Branding Your X-Factor” a transformational leadership programs designed for people standing on cross-roads in their lives, helping them to discover their unique strengths, and assessments and how to promote their personal brand with confidence and clarity.
The “Discover Your X-Factor” program is nominated as the Best Practice Leadership Program in the European Association of Soroptimist 2013.
The “Discover Your X-Factor” is offered as a certified Train-The-Trainer program for leadership and carrier coaches, facilitators and teachers looking for an empowering program to offer to their clients.
Awards and recognitions:
2011 – EUWIIN Award (The European Union Women Innovators & Inventors Network) for BRANDit, the Personal Branding Program for the established business owner.
2010 – Forbes.com (womanzworld) TOP 20 business women to follow on Twitter.
2009- Received the TIAW “World of Difference 100 Awards” in Toronto Canada.
2009- LIVE on Oprah – “Living Your Best Life” at The Oprah Show
2007 Received EU WIIN Special Recognition Award in Berlin, Germany 2007
Runa in the Media:
The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Click here!
Forbes.com: Click here!
Passion for Business Magazine, Sweden: Click here!
The Times of Malta – Dec 2011: Click here!
The Invisible Mentor: Click here!
Blue Wing – Finn-air Magazine (page 10): Click here!
The Times of Malta – March 2012: Click here!
What do her clients say about her?“Runa’s expertise on branding was shared with our attendees at the 2012 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards event during our Connect, Grow & Inspire Workshop series. Her message really resonated with our attendees and the response to the workshop was phenomenal. If you are looking for a speaker who really connects with her audience, look no further than Runa.”
Monica Smiley CEO Enterprising Women, USA “Well I must tell you that Runa spent one day with us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and the Women Entrepreneurs in the city have not been the same since. In a Think Ginormous, Ultimate, Global Networking Panel had us on our feet, laughing and inspired”.
Techno Granny, Joanne – Pittsburgh USA
“Runa is simply brilliant and one of the most authentic, wonderful people I know. She is a terrific business coach, her presentations are superb and engaging and her strategizing to grow not only her business, but help those around her, is amazing. I highly, highly recommend all aspects of Runa’s work.She is making her mark globally.”
Mary Schnack, President, Mary Schnack & Associates „Runa is one of those persons who always sees the glass half full never half empty.
No wonder Forbes had her on the top 20 list for women to follow on Twitter!”
Ingibjörg Gréta Gísladóttir, CEO & Founder Reykjavik Runway, Iceland
“Watch out for Runa! She‘s got that extra Wow Factor to become one of the world’s leading motivational trainers, supporting people to unleash their passions and live their fullest potential”
Janet Bray Attwood- author New York Times Bestseller, The Passion Test-The Effortless Path to Living Your Life Purpose, USA „We have had the privilege to experience Rúna as a teacher and facilitator. With a clear presence she comes across as passionate and perceptive in her communication.I would recommend Rúna to anyone looking for a powerful facilitator of clarification processes.“
Tora Sefeldt Weltzer, Team Leader, KaosPilots – Business School. Denmark „If your business needs energy and vision Runa and her Brandit program will take you there. 3 words to describe my experience are: Revitalise – Reorganise and Refresh.“
Sue Lawton Director for Education & Innovation, WEConnect International, UK “What makes Runa stand out, is not just her insight and grasp of the importance of e-branding, nor merely the fact that she can convey a message in a a clear and entertaining manner – it is her ability to combine the two by communicating an important and relevant message in a convincing and entertaining manner, which makes her delivery an experience that remains with the listener.”
Klaus M. Pedersen, Manager – Internationalisation – The Malta Chamber of Commerce
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