Meet Vivian Fellman

Inspired by self-made billionaire, mother, and Spanx founder Sara Blakely, Vivian Fellman left her corporate job to pursue entrepreneurship.

Her CBD shop Kota Botanics™ –“kota” in Japanese means “happy” — was born out of a passion for high-quality CBD products that enhance wellness. 

Tell us briefly what you do. 

I’m a business owner of a premium CBD wellness shop Kota Botanics™ in Fargo, ND. I’m the founder and CCO (Chief CBD Officer) of the company, as well as the sales rep, customer service rep, delivery woman and the marketing manager. Yep, I wear many many hats at my company.

What’s the best part about what you do? 

[The best part is] helping our clients to improve their mental and physical wellness with natural remedies. It means the whole world to me when a customer returns with a smile letting me know that the product we recommended to them worked so well for them.  

Where do you find inspiration? 

The Ladyboss group is a good spot for me to get inspiration. I also follow a lot of female entrepreneurs/badass ladybosses on social media (LinkedIn and Instagram).

What’s the best advice you’ve received? 

Always trust your gut. 

How are you taking care of yourself in 2020? 

Exercise, eat healthy and take my CBD daily. 

What do women need right now? 

Self care and empowerment– it’s so important for all ladies to understand that you’ve got to take good care of yourself first, both mentally and physically. 

What does the term Ladyboss mean to you? 

To me, Ladyboss represents empowerment, confidence, intelligence and integrity.

Name a Ladyboss that inspires you and why. 

I love Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx. She’s a self-made billionaire, a mom of 4 children, a female entrepreneur and an advocate. And she’s also the reason I named my business “Kota Botanics™.”