Fani Stipkovic is an international sports and entertainment journalist, TV presenter, health and spiritual lifestyle expert and motivational speaker with 2 million loyal followers on 3 social media platforms.
Not only does she host numerous sports and lifestyle events such as ATP tournaments and Miss Universe, but she has also conducted over 400 exclusive interviews with some of the most famous names in various industries, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Kobe Bryant, Kaka, Luis Figo, Richard Branson, Russel Crowe, Vin Diesel, Wladimir Klitschko, Roberto Cavalli and Bernie Ecclestone, just to name a few!
Fluent in Croatian, English, Spanish and Italian, Fani has been featured in numerous television shows and magazines around the world and has also been hired as a brand ambassador for top global brands.
She grew up on the Croatian island of Korčula. Her love for the sea, sports and fashion, combined with the island girl in her, led Fani to start her own swimwear line.
Her success did not come overnight. It is a true result of «following your dreams» and her enthusiastic work ethic with her unique background has taken Fani to a level all her own.
Born in the Croatian coastal city of Split and raised on Korčula, an island of 5,000 people, her lively ambition and lifelong dream of becoming a journalist led her to a mathematics and computer science school in Zagreb at the age of just 14, and later to the University of Political Science, where she earned a degree in journalism.
Her motivation then drove her to continue her education with a Master’s degree in Television Production and Management at the European University in Madrid, Spain. It was here that Fani acquired the skills that jump-started her career, as she was a one-woman force; contacting, preparing, directing, producing and editing all of her interviews herself.
Fani holds dear the many lessons and values she learned on her path to success and loves to share them with others, especially young people discovering their own life path. Today, she is a certified life coach and motivational speaker. In 2015, she was among the most successful entrepreneurs in Central Europe who spoke at the C.E.O. Conference at the University of Economics in Croatia.
Fani now lives in Madrid, Spain, where she works in the sports field. She covers sporting events, interviews sports personalities and creates digital content sharing her love of football, life, fitness and spirituality.
I always say to everyone «Never forget where you came from and embrace your individuality». I deeply believe that wherever life takes us, our goal should be to cultivate the simplest but most valuable life lessons and to make an impact.
I believe we can’t do that by simply copying others, however we can use the inspiration we get from others and strive to become an inspiration to ourselves.
My inspiration is my parents. I come from a very small place, Vela Luka, in the most beautiful island in Croatia, Korčula, and was raised in a loving family who sacrificed a lot to give me the best education and a chance to achieve my goals.
I was very fortunate as a little girl to learn what it means to be given a chance. I’ve dedicated my life to education and worked from early age, and although I experimented different life paths, such as modelling. I’ve always remembered my dream to make an impact and inspire.
With my journalism diploma I started to search for the most interesting and inspiring people from around the world. I wanted to share their amazing stories
and influence the people of Croatia, like the way their stories had influenced me. With that intention in mind, that’s how everything started.
I’ve worked hard and failed a lot of times, but I’ve never been one to give up. That’s the secret of my success along with falling in love with my job again and again on a daily basis. You have to radiate love and love what you do. Never give up on your values, they will give you the faith you need to continue on your path.
I invite you to my website to get to know me better, to get to know my story, to get to know the people that are leaders in their profession and to inspire you.
Never stop dreaming, never stop believing in yourself and never stop investing in yourself.
Life is a beautiful journey. Start your travels here.