The Skinny Rich Coach –
Olga Levancuka is ‘the’ celebrity lifestyle guru, known internationally as the Skinny Rich Coach.
She is famous for coaching some of the country’s most prominent entrepreneurs, celebrities from all across the fame spectrum as well as household political names and she has an eager and growing following on social and throughout the media including The Daily Mail, who called her the ‘Controversial Life Coach’.
After Olga’s first book, ‘Increase Your Confidence in One Day…And Stay Confident The Rest of Your Life’ was published, she caused public outrage when her next bestselling and critically acclaimed book ‘How To Be Selfish (And Other Uncomfortable Advice)’ controversially championed the merits of putting yourself first, regardless what anyone else thinks. Followed this success was ‘The Draft: The Ill Society’ which confronts uncomfortable realities and teaches us to refuse to wave the white flag to the cycle of disharmony that affects most people, whether they realise it or not.
Olga is featured regularly in the press, including The Sunday Times, Grazia, Cosmopolitan, Le Figaro, the FT and more. She has a regular column in the Huffington Post and her expert opinion is regularly featured on radio and TV, including her recent appearance on ITV’s flagship daytime show ‘Loose Women’.
Olga Levancuka – The Woman
How did Olga Levancuka become the Skinny Rich Coach?
It’s a long, long story that started as a child with two seemingly simple goals – ‘not to be in physical or emotional pain’ and ‘to have enough money of her own’.
She also wanted to do something great, in a childlike, fantasy-type of way, and it may have taken a while but that’s exactly what she’s done.
At four years old, when other little girls were playing with dolls, she was forced into independence, doing the family shopping. At 11 she started working (without the knowledge of her parents) and by 20, she had set up and subsequently sold her first businesses called, somewhat prophetically, ‘Success’.
During this time, she was also busy in the world of academia including gaining a Masters degree in Genetic Engineering, working part-time in a cancer research lab and teaching Biochemistry.
Overcoming Adversity in the Best Possible Way
Olga has faced setback after setback – cancer diagnoses that almost claimed her and her mother and one that did claim her husband, a miscarriage and a missed opportunity to study at Harvard – but the old adage of ‘what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger’ is perfectly apt for the way Olga siezed back control of her life.
After owning a number of successful businesses, Olga found herself working for a charity for autistic children and running workshops on confidence. In an ironic twist of fate, the workshops she was running gave her the confidence to do more, to work harder and to make sure others benefit from her lifetime of experiences.
This was a busy time. She was running more and more workshops and started to get requests to write a book. Her first book, called ‘Increase Your Confidence in One Day…And Stay Confident The Rest of Your Life’ sold 1,000 copies in the first year and this initial success was followed swiftly by the publication of the now-famous ‘How To Be Selfish (And Other Uncomfortable Advice)’ and this book really put Olga, and more specifically the Skinny Rich Coach on the road to stardom.
The press and media attention soon built up a momentum of its own and after she ran her ‘How To Be Selfish’ workshops based on the book, she was mentioned in the national print and online press and glossy magazines as well as Cosmopolitan USA (and many other national variations) and dozens of publications across Canada. The book reached fifth on Amazon’s bestseller list and Olga now writes a regular column for the Huffington Post.
She even achieved her childhood of not being in physical or emotional pain. Again, it took years, but she got there.
You can too.
The future is, as we all know, notoriously hard to predict, but one thing is for sure, Olga will never stop striving for success. None of us should.