The Tao of Self Confidence is a podcast created for you, the woman who is on her inner journey to self confidence no matter what stage you are at. If you are looking for inspirational stories and advice during your daily commute, workout or just "me" time, Sheena Yap Chan delivers the goods. Each episode brings you an amazing woman who shares her journey: her life before the discovery, the "AHA" moment, life after her discovery and the advice she gives to the listener that she can apply in her own life. The journey to self confidence starts with a single step, are you ready to take that first step?
832: Mommy's On A Call With Stephanie Uchima-Carney
Stephanie Uchima-Carney is a serial entrepreneur, host of an award-winning parenting podcast Mommy’s on a Call, and “xennial” mom to 3 little ones (1, 3 and 6 years). After launching multiple companies, obtaining an MBA/MRED, consulting both individuals and major corporations for over 15 years, and working for multiple corporate and non-profit organizations, once she became a mom, everything changed and she realized how important it was to not lose yourself. Stephanie has appeared on Forbes, The List, NBC, WSJ, Brit+Co, Good Morning LALA Land, Southbay Magazine, Honeybook, and more.
Stephanie shares about leaving her corporate career, to follow her intuition and embark on a mission to empower and help other working moms and mom entrepreneurs redefine their identity in motherhood so that they can thrive in motherhood, business and life.
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831: Make Bold Decisions With Daphne Kwok
Daphne Kwok is a champion for the AAPI community. In July 2013, Daphne Kwok was appointed as the Vice President, of AARP’s Multicultural Markets and Engagement. Daphne leads the AARP’s outreach to Asian Americans 50+. Daphne Kwok was appointed by President Barack Obama in July 2010 to serve as Chair of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She has also served as the Executive Director of Asians & Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) for the last 5 years. Daphne has fought to break down the stigma in the AAPI community about disabilities and to provide technical assistance to organizations that want to effectively work with AAPIs with disabilities. Prior to her tenure at APIDC, Ms. Kwok served as the Executive Director of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) in San Francisco from 2005-2007. Daphne is also a former Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), where she focused on increasing political participation of the APIA community and working with API elected officials from school board members to Members of Congress. Prior to her services at APAICS, Daphne served for 11 years as Executive Director of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), a non-profit, civil rights organization with more than 10,000 members. A graduate of Wesleyan University in East Asian Studies and Music, Daphne is the first Asian American to serve on its Board of Trustees.
Daphne shares her story about growing up in America during the 1970s and how having the courage to make bold decisions gave her the confidence to start and continue her work to help the advancement of the AAPI community.
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830: Take It One Step At A Time With Sue Ann Hong
Sue Ann Hong is the President and CEO of Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW). Her career was with State Farm Insurance Companies for over 28 years, including Data Processing, Diversity & Inclusion, Corporate Business & Technology Portfolio Management and P&C Auto Claims. She’s led up to 600 employees in multiple locations, managed 1000 contract employees and supported customers and State Farm agents in 23 states. She’s worked in various locations, including MI, IL, NY and GA. She infuses the philosophy of building trusting relationships, collaborating and bringing people together to achieve common goals. A 2002 Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APAWLI) Fellow, she continues her journey as a Whole Person Leader in her belief it’s the journey versus the destination. Her goal is to support CAPAW’s vision to build Whole Person Leaders one person at a time.
Sue Ann shares how she builds her confidence by learning to take it one step at a time in every part of her life whether it's business or life. She also shares the current stats of #StopAsianHate and why it's important to bring awareness to what is happening to our community.
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829: Letting Go Of Toxic People With Shanaia Gomez
Shanaia Gomez is an actress, TV commercial model and singer. She is also one of the five newest talents of Rise Artists Studio, a unit of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic. Born in Ireland and raised in Canada, Shanaia got her first big break when she landed her first TV commercial in the Philippines. Since then, Shanaia has starred in many TV commercials for some of the biggest brands in the Philippines and has expanded her career into acting, hosting and singing. One of her missions is to spread positivity and good vibes as much as possible. Shanaia has also been featured in METRO Magazine, Manila Bulletin and more.
Shanaia talks about how she used to measure her self worth from social media and how that made her go into a dark place in her life at one point. She also shares how letting go of toxic people in her life gave her the freedom to show up as her authentic self.
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828: Confident Vulnerability With Jeanie Chang
Jeanie Chang is an international mental health keynote and speaker for corporations, community organizations, and colleges. She also became an international best-selling author in March 2021 for my memoir "A is for Authentic: Not for Anxieties or for Straight A's." As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, her interdisciplinary practice is founded on solutions and cultural confidence™. Cultural Confidence™ is her unique framework; an intentional practice promoting healthy emotionality through the powerful intersectionality of mental health, identity, mindfulness, and resilience. One of Jeanie's key resources is her YouTube Channel called "Noona's Noonchi" where she does a deep dive into Korean dramas from a mental health perspective.
Jeanie shares how being vulnerable helped her show up as her authentic self and build her confidence along the way. She also talks about mental health and why it's an important topic to bring awareness.
This will be our last episode for the season and will be back for our new season on September 7, 2021.
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827: Asian Women Who Boss Up With Vibha Sharma
Vibha Sharma is the Founder and Holistic Spiritual/Metaphysical, Conscious Business and Mindful Leadership Coach at cosmicways.com, the Bestselling Author, Vice-President, WICCI (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Global Goodwill Ambassador at Global Goodwill Ambassadors (GGA), Global Peace Ambassador, Silicon Valley Women Warriors LeanIn Circle leader, and San Francisco Chapter Chairperson for Mindfulness, ALL (All Ladies League) USA, the world’s largest all-inclusive international women’s chamber and a universal movement for the welfare, wealth, and well-being of all by empowering women leadership. She was recently featured on FOX NEWS and NBC and also nominated and featured in 'America's Best Coaches' magazine along with Tony Robbins and other top coaches in the country.
Vibha shares her excitement for the book and why it is essential to create a stronger representation of Asian women by being an author in Asian Women Who Boss Up. This also concludes our Asian Women Who Boss Up Book tour, please pre-order a copy of the book as a way to support these amazing Asian women.
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