Born in the Netherlands to parents from Hong Kong, I never really felt ‘settled’. After graduating Business School in the Netherlands, I landed a Marketing Internship at a Global Beauty Firm and within the decade that followed I got promoted seven times.
The beauty industry was vast and full of endless potential, luring me to different countries, greater challenges, and ever-increasing responsibilities. But it was in Vietnam that a different kind of opportunity blossomed before me, and a new world demanded to be explored.
I found myself surrendering to this beautiful country where I finally felt at home. I discovered passion in my work again, but, even more important, I finally began to feel passion for life.
I started to incorporate daily habits with setting morning intentions, practicing yoga, cooking (for the first time in my life!) and, soon enough, I began my studies in health and nutrition. One year later, I packed two suitcases, boarded a plane to New York City, and moved into a tiny studio in the East Village. During my time in NYC I continued my wellness and spiritual journey, learning how to balance a dynamic career with a life lived to the fullest.
From the thrills of International Business to new dimensions of spiritual and health awareness, I’m sharing my experiences from both worlds to help others achieve clarity and learn to work with passion, rather than obsession; to learn that a career is important, but it’s not what life is all about; to learn that working hard is essential for success, but what is success when you are not fully embracing life?
I strive to teach others how to become better performers at work by embracing and improving the person they are and the life they want to live.
As I discovered myself in the words of the renowned Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, “Only the present moment contains life” and “Peace is every breath”; I calmly watch my dreams eventuate into beautiful realities.
Ps: It didn’t take long before I returned back to the corporate world and I am now enjoying it more than I ever did 🙂