I am an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you align with the person you are and most want to be. I give power to imagination in a way that you will want to act accountable for your own life because here there are NO limitations.
1994 was the year I decided with my best friend over dim-sum (Chinese tapas style lunch) that we were going to take off for a new life in Hong Kong. I was 24 years old. She had just left her work with the Toronto Stock Exchange and looking for work. I was working in hospital labs as a Medical Technologist and quite happy doing what I was doing but again, when I looked at the long-term picture, I knew it was just “comfortable”. Within an hour of talking, we both made a solid decision to “jump ship” and one month later, we were on the airplane with only $1000 in each our pockets heading to the land of opportunities. Little did I even consider that $1000 does NOT go very far in Hong Kong and needless to say, I ran out of money within 3 weeks of our arrival.
So there I was… 25 years old, no money, no job, no relevant business experience and not enough qualification to work in Hong Kong’s healthcare system. I dreamed of attaining financial freedom and retiring before the age of 50 and that was the moment I set forth a goal to achieve success.
That goal was definitely a stretch. The circumstances I was born into revolved around struggle and limitations. My parents had no freedom, they were bound to 14 hour work days, 360 days a year in our family restaurant. I was taught limitations from a very young age. I was bullied on a societal level through racism and prejudice. Poverty is what we knew and survival was what I should have striven for. None of this stopped me from pushing those boundaries, those externally imposed limits. I didn’t have a clue how I was going to get to my dream but all I knew was that it was going to happen and I was willing to do everything to get there.
That decision changed the trajectory of my life leading to a transformational journey. I became hyper focused in finding and understanding myself, overcoming hardships in survival, taking the greatest risks in challenging my limits, conquered my greatest fears and asserting my own self-worth.
My coaching career began when I went into sales at the age of 27. My significant scope of business experience, having lived and worked in Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore, includes a rich and diverse background in Health and Fitness, to Sales & Marketing and Financial Services/Stock Markets. This path has enabled me to develop strong leadership abilities to work with people at all levels achieve great success in their life. I discovered that the most effective and successful leaders mentored not only based on skillset training but about life skills and strategies.
My strong desire to understand and study the mechanisms of success took me on a journey that led me to meet and work with one of the greatest success experts in area of human potential, Bob Proctor. I have spent the last 30 years developing my understanding of how to get the results we want by putting the minimal effort. It’s called working smart, not working hard.