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Cherie Tu of Thriving on Plants - Being an Asian Influencer, Dropping University & Publishing Two Recipe Books | Ep. 12
In this episode, we’re joined by influencer, blogger and two-time published author, Cherie Tu. Also known as the community of Thrivingonplants, Cherie takes us back to the beginning of her journey and how she turned her photography and blogging hobby into a successful career.
Now working with small businesses as her first clients to working with brands such as Dyson, LG, and Kikkoman, Cherie gives us some advice on how to be confident in pricing for what you’re worth.
Cherie also shares the exciting (and challenging) experience of what it was like creating and shooting her own two recipe books.
Le Tran & Bree Bunzel of Dropbox - Asians in Tech, The ‘Crab Bucket’ Theory and Multi-Generational Trauma in Asian Families | Ep. 11
In this episode, we’re joined by Le Tran - Director & Head of Dropbox APJ Communications and Bree Bunzel - Head of Dropbox Global Customer Marketing.
Both Le and Bree each share their own unique backstories. Le shares what it was like growing up in the Western Sydney bubble and growing up with Vietnamese migrant parents and Bree shares how she navigated a mixed-Asian upbringing in Silicon Valley and the mid-west.
We delve into what the tech industry experience has been like for both ladies and the positive impact of having an Asian Employee Resources Gropu (ERG) to Dropbox.
We also hear Le’s touching story about travelling back to Vietnam with her mum and Bree’s plans to visit Korea for the first time. Both women give us insights into their career journeys and share invaluable advice on getting into the tech industry, especially as a POC.
Steve Hui of iFlyFlat - Flying Business Class For 'Free', Point Hacking and Unconventional Career Advice | Ep. 10
In this episode, we’re joined by the ‘Points Whisperer’, Steve Hui – founder and CEO of iFLYflat.
Steve guides us through how SMEs can take advantage of their frequent flyer points and credit card rewards for bigger and better returns. We also discuss Steve’s undeniably successful background in the accounting and financial space, and talk all things business, as he walks us through what it means to build trust with people from all walks of life.
We also hear Steve’s biggest words of wisdom and career advice, giving you an all-round glimpse at iFLYflat, business opportunities, and future success.
Liz Miu - Asian Food & Travel Stories, Sensitivity to Racism & Earning a Living as an Influencer (Part 2) | Ep. 09
In Part 2 of our episode with Liz Miu, we touch on her upcoming food and travel tour to Bali and what kind of content we can expect to see across her platforms. We unpack the reasons behind Liz’s sensitivity to racism as well as her childhood memories of China.
Liz also leaves us with valuable advice for other people looking to pursue influencing as a career.
Liz Miu - Being a Career Influencer, Parental Expectations of Studying Medicine, Uncovering Her Asian Roots (Part 1) | Ep. 08
In this episode, we’re joined by influencer, blogger & YouTuber, Liz Miu.
Liz opens up about her parent's expectations of her going to medical school and how she eventually gained her parents' approval after becoming a career influencer. We also talk about her experience as an Asian female in the influencing space and the pressure that comes along with keeping up her image. We hear about Liz’s love for travel and discovering different cultures through food.
We also dive into how influencers can earn a living as well as the different income streams that you can take advantage of in the space.
Dr. Justin Sung & Michael Tsai of iCanStudy (Part 2) - The Education System Setting Students Up For Failure, Fetishising Learning & ‘Mark Obsession’ | Ep. 07
In Part 2 of this episode with Dr. Justin Sung & Michael Tsai, Co-Founders of iCanStudy, we examine whether or not our education system sets students up for failure, discuss how to find the motivation to study and unpack why students have become ‘mark obsessed’.
Dr Justin Sung is a medical doctor, certified teacher, author and YouTuber with over 100,000 subscribers, where he shares more of his techniques, thoughts and advice on all things to do with learning efficiently. His co-founder, Michael Tsai, is a seasoned speaker, education consultant, learning designer and professional coach who shares a mission with Justin to help change the way students and professionals invest in their learning pursuits via mainstream methods.
This podcast is great - I just wish I’d had something like this around 20 years ago!
Refreshing and different from the average Asian podcast
Sometimes it’s more useful to simply hear how other Asian leaders have been able to achieve success. It’s a very constructive podcast that focuses on practical and strategic.
Been waiting for this! Love it
Love the first episode. Definitely very relatable