Extraordinary Asian Women is a podcast featuring Asian women and the journey to their extraordinary lives. My name is Claudia Chan, and In this journey together, I’ll help you build the curiosity to know yourself, the compassion to love yourself, and the courage to be yourself, in order to bring out the unicorn in you! As a Life Coach, wife and mom, I will share with you my stories, along with other Asian women, to inspire and encourage you to live the life you’d always dreamed of! I’m excited about this! Let’s go!
Uncover the Happiest Version of Yourself - with Veronica Hanson
In this episode of Extraordinary Asian Women podcast, I’m super excited to introduce you to my guest today! From having a house with white picket fence, designer clothes, 1 vacation per year to living in 4 countries over the past 2 years. She shared with us how she packed of her family for 4 into 6 suitcases and now living in Tokyo Japan.
I introduce to you Veronica Hanson
Veronica talked the expectations she came to realize she was living under. To distinguish for ourselves the need to be accepted by other people rather than being able to accept ourselves for who we are.
She shared with us how to become a minimalist, to identify the 3 reasons why we hold onto materialistic things.
Veronica also talked about identifying the 3 level of dreams within ourselves, and how to go after the 3rd level, which is the dream we really want for ourselves.
You really don’t want to miss this episode!!
Connect with Veronica
I did all the things that were supposed to make me happy. I got married, I had 2 children, I balanced my home and career, I had an actual white picket fence. Everyone told me I would be happy when I got to that spot in my life. But I wasn't happy. I created a life based on social approval and family expectations. I didn't want a house in the suburbs, one vacation per year, or designer clothing. One day I decided to become a minimalist. A little while later I decided to become a nomadic family. People had all sorts of negative stuff to say which they disguised as concern for my well being. My family for 4 fits into 6 suitcases and we've lived or long term stayed in 4 countries over the past 2 years. Currently we live in Tokyo Japan.
Finding Your Voice + Healing Through Writing - with Christina Vo
In this episode of Extraordinary Asian Women, I’m super excited to have Christina Vo!
Christina shared her journey to finding happiness and fulfillment through writing. She was able to develop a deeper understanding of her mom, dad and herself.
Christina also shared with us tips on how one can use writing as a way to heal oneself and develop a stronger voice.
You can also preorder her book The Veil Between Two Worlds.
It is an amazing episode! Don’t miss it!
Connect with Christina:
Christina Vo is a writer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Veil Between Two Worlds, her debut memoir, will be published in April 2023. She is currently working on her second memoir. Christina previously worked for international organizations in Vietnam and Switzerland, including UNICEF and the World Economic Forum, among other institutions. She also ran a floral design business in San Francisco. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. You can learn more at: christinavo.com
Finding Yourself through Life's Major Transitions - with Lilian Wee
In this episode of Extraordinary Asian Women, I have an amazing guest with me! Lilian Wee
She shared her story with us about how she uprooted her life from Singapore to Houston, Texas, going through the dark journey of feeling alone in a new and foreign land.
Through her therapy work, she was able to have a better relationship with her husband, she found her happiness and purpose by building her own community, and creating her podcast, Heart Open ConversAsians.
Don’t miss this episode!
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Podcast host of heartopenconvers_asians
Specialist in Commercialization of Offshore Transportation of Ultra Large Cargoes | Female Empowerment Advocator | Amplifying Asian Voices & Stories through Podcasting
Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Be Your Own Warrior With a Purpose - with Gail Meriel
In this episode of Extraordinary Asian Women, I have an amazing guest with me! Gail Mariel shared with us her experience for being a Filipino Woman who had gone into the corporate world instead of the medical fields as expected. She learned to overcome her imposter syndrome to let her talent and skills shine through.
She also shared with us the 5 different types of imposter and the 3 things to do to overcome imposter syndrome.
Don’t miss this episode!
Connect with Gail
Gail Meriel is a Project Manager, award-winning motivational speaker, author and coach. She holds an MBA degree, Professional Project Management certification, and has over 25 years of corporate experience. She has also been recognized as one of the Inspiring Women in Technology 2021 by the Association of Telecom, Mobility and IT Management Professionals. Gail lives in the Chicago area with her husband and golden retriever. Her greatest accomplishment is her 20-year-old son, a college junior who is an instrument-rated private pilot and plays Division II baseball.
Self-Care 24/7 - with Dr. Julie Tran-Olive
I have an amazing guest with me on this episode of Extraordinary Asian Women! She is a naturopathic doctor based in San Jose, CA. She decided to pursue this career as an avenue to explore whole person healing.
Along with it, she is an international best selling author of the book Asian Women Trailblazers Who BossUp and of the eBook The Best Book on Naturopathy, a guide for starting a career in naturopathic medicine.
I’d like to introduce you to Dr. Julie Tran-Olive
In this episode, Dr. Julie shared with us her journey of becoming a naturopathic doctor, and her struggle with dealing with her own body image.
Which led us to the discussion of self-care.
One of the tips she shared with us was how to master our calendar. It is important for us to schedule this time for ourselves.
She explained the importance of choosing ourselves first, because our family is dependent on us. When we choose ourselves, then we can be healthy enough to be there for them.
Also, Dr. Julie shared with us how self-care can be really easy!
Don’t miss this episode!
Get in touch with Dr. Julie Tran
Dr. Julie’ Bio
Dr. Julie Tran-Olive, ND, L.Ac, is a native of San Jose, CA. She earned a BA in Psychology from The University of Redlands in CA. During her undergraduate studies, she interned at the Loma Linda Behavioral Medical Center as a Behavioral Health Specialist. Inspired by the idea that there is more to healing than just changing brain chemistry, Dr. Tran-Olive decided to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine as an avenue to explore whole person healing.
An avid researcher and clinician, Dr. Tran-Olive enjoys writing articles and keeping patients abreast of new treatment methods. She is an international best selling author of the book Asian Women Trailblazers Who BossUp and of the eBook The Best Book on Naturopathy, a guide for starting a career in naturopathic medicine.When not researching or seeing patients she enjoys relaxing, music and spending time with her husband.
The Pandemic Pivot from 0 to 250 with Amanda Ma
In this episode of Extraordinary Asian Women, I had an amazing time speaking with Amanda Ma.
Amanda talked about how she got into event planning. She also shared with us how she processed the fear she faced and the mindset change required for her to turn the situation around when the pandemic hit.
There are many amazing nuggets in this episode, don't miss out!
Connect with Amanda:
Amanda Ma is the Founder and CEO of Innovate Marketing Group, an award-winning experience agency based in Los Angeles that provides full-service event management service for top brands such as TikTok, Google, and East West Bank (Live, hybrid, virtual event experiences). Through her leadership, the company has flourished into one of the most distinguished experience agencies both locally and nationally. Her mission is to help fuel brands to change lives for the better. Amanda has 17+ years of experience in business, event management & marketing. During the pandemic, her
events company not only did not close but thrived. Her pandemic pivot story of 0 to 250 continues to shine to inspire others. She was named "Top 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry Globally" by Eventex and Bizbash Top 500 most influential event professionals in the US. She is recognized as a business and community leader. She is also host of the EventUp Podcast.A collaborative leader, she is consistently sought out as a trusted strategic advisor. She currently sits on
numerous boards. When she is not working with the White House or secret service, you can find her spending time with her family or traveling.