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Hello Mentor is a show where we have raw conversations with successful individuals from various industries as they share their stories with all their ups and downs, along with practical advice, to help you succeed in your career.

Hello Mentor! Derek Toh

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Hello Mentor is a show where we have raw conversations with successful individuals from various industries as they share their stories with all their ups and downs, along with practical advice, to help you succeed in your career.

    EP 21 | Hannah Tan - On Being An Actress, Singer-Songwriter and Model Who Dropped Out of High School

    EP 21 | Hannah Tan - On Being An Actress, Singer-Songwriter and Model Who Dropped Out of High School

    “I was a very emotional child and running away from home was my first instinct, I was rebellious and I wanted to show my parents I don't want to conform. Life begins at that moment when I realised how difficult it was to crawl through life.” --- Hannah Tan In this podcast episode, Hannah shares personal stories and lessons learnt ever since running away from home at the age of 16 and how she sustained herself at that time. She talks about her journey and career as an entrepreneur, TV host, singer and an actress. She gives tips to young people who want to be independent and advice to those who are going through hard times in their lives.  To check out Hannah’s website as mentioned in the podcast, here is the link:http://www.hannah.today Hannah Tan (@hannahonline) is a high school dropout who never gave up. She became the first Malaysian to sign a multi-million dollar recording deal in Japan. She’s a computer science & IT valedictorian and 4.0GPA Merit Scholar despite multiple health challenges. Hannah’s inspiring #TrueStory since running away from home at the age of 16, can be found at www.hannah.today.You may have seen her in TV commercials, on Animax, FOX Sports, TV3, NTV7, 8TV or on big screen, but in this podcast, we’ll get to virtually meet another fascinating side of Hannah Tan—the introvert who’s cried behind closed doors and fought battles many may know nothing about. If you enjoy the podcast, do leave us feedback on Apple Podcasts/ iTunes! It will help us understand our listeners better and help convince high profile guests to join us on the show. Follow our host, Derek Toh:Instagram: instagram.com/derektohcLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/derektohFollow Hello Mentor!: http://wobbjobs.com/hellomentor

    • 2 hrs 18 min
    EP 20 | Maggy Wang - Behind The Scenes of A Radio Host in FlyFM, TV Host, Certified Fitness Coach and More

    EP 20 | Maggy Wang - Behind The Scenes of A Radio Host in FlyFM, TV Host, Certified Fitness Coach and More

    “I’ve always wanted to be an actress, but somehow along the way I found hosting then fell in love with it.” --- Maggy Wang In this podcast episode, Maggy shares the ups and downs of her journey as a radio host in FlyFM for seven years. She gives advice to young people who want to build a career as a radio presenter. She shares about one of her biggest motivations to do well in life and how she coped with hardships. She talks about building Motion Lab with her partner and gives advice to couples who are considering starting a business together. To check out Motion Lab and Head Over Heels as mentioned in the podcast, here are the links: https://motionlab.livehttps://open.spotify.com/show/1OtBzHWarp54Xs8fnVA99y Maggy Wang (@themaggywang) is a former radio personality from FlyFM, TV host turned fitness entrepreneur. She co-founded Motion Lab, a fitness studio focusing on small group classes & personal training in 2019. She is also the founder & host of her very own podcast called Head Over Heels launched early 2020 (available on Spotify, Apple Podcast & Youtube). She is one of the most sought after emcee/ host by major international brands (Adidas, Coach, Longchamp, Uniqlo, Versace, Pandora, Mercedes Benz, etc.) with more than 7-years of experience in radio, television, digital platforms, and live events. If you enjoy the podcast, do leave us feedback on Apple Podcasts/ iTunes! It will help us understand our listeners better and help convince high profile guests to join us on the show.Follow our host, Derek Toh:Instagram: instagram.com/derektohcLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/derektoh Follow Hello Mentor!: http://wobbjobs.com/hellomentor

    • 1 hr 25 min
    EP 19 | Dian Lee - On Being One of The Youngest Property Developers in Malaysia

    EP 19 | Dian Lee - On Being One of The Youngest Property Developers in Malaysia

    “I was quite a rebellious teenager, I’ve always had a mind of my own and have always been very, very curious. ” --- Datin Dian LeeIn this podcast episode, Datin Dian shares how she became one of the youngest property developers in Malaysia when she founded The Clearwater Group, an award-winning boutique property development company. She talks about entrepreneurship and how she juggles multiple businesses at the same time. She shares struggles of building her own business despite coming from a business family and how she overcame those challenges. To check out The Clearwater Group as mentioned in the podcast, here is the link: https://theclearwatergroup.com At the age of 22, Datin Dian Lee (@dianwithlove) pursued her dream to become one of the youngest property developers in Malaysia founding The Clearwater Group with a like minded group of investors. The Clearwater Group is an award-winning boutique property development and lifestyle company. Setting out to build boutique homes that meld traditional property development with the modern needs of the urbanite as well as curating lifestyles that include F&B and Wellness brands. Balancing her career as an entrepreneur and a mother of 3, Dian found herself in need of deeper meaning and purpose and embarked on a yoga teacher training in Bali in 2016. The yoga teacher training gave Datin Dian a new outlook in life and inspired her to start her journey to what she calls a “conscious evolution”. Datin Dian believes that we all possess the potential to live our lives to the fullest by being who we truly are, with consciousness, courage and authenticity. In 2018, Datin Dian saw a story that had to be documented and that led to the production of Malaysia’s first cinematic featured documentary called “M for Malaysia”. The film also became the country’s official submission for Best International Feature Film in the 92rd Academy Awards. If you enjoy the podcast, do leave us feedback on Apple Podcasts/ iTunes! It will help us understand our listeners better and help convince high profile guests to join us on the show.Follow our host, Derek Toh:Instagram: instagram.com/derektohcLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/derektohFollow Hello Mentor!: http://wobbjobs.com/hellomentor

    • 1 hr 30 min
    EP 18 | Anwar Jumabhoy - What is Entrepreneurship?

    EP 18 | Anwar Jumabhoy - What is Entrepreneurship?

    "If entrepreneurship was easy, everyone would start a business." - Anwar JumabhoyIn this podcast episode, Anwar shares the challenges entrepreneurs face in Malaysia. He talks about the most common reasons why entrepreneurs fail in Malaysia. He gives advice to aspiring entrepreneurs and tips to overcome the common challenges entrepreneurs face. To check out Anwar’s website as mentioned in the podcast, here is the link: https://www.anwarjumabhoy.com/ Anwar Jumabhoy (@ajumabhoy) works closely with Entrepreneurs and CEO’s as a Mentor and Business Coach. Anwar serves on the Advisory Panel of the Taylor’s University School of Hospitality and School of Business. He has been a Mentor at the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) for the SE Accelerator Program - Malaysia's first social enterprise accelerator designed to improve lives and build a sustainable world. ​​Anwar has over 40 years of business and management experience covering several different industries. If you enjoy the podcast, do leave us feedback on Apple Podcasts/ iTunes! It will help us understand our listeners better and help convince high profile guests to join us on the show.Follow our host, Derek Toh:Instagram: instagram.com/derektohcLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/derektohFollow Hello Mentor!: http://wobbjobs.com/hellomentor

    • 1 hr 5 min
    EP 17 | Ahmad Hakym - What Is It Really Like To Be An Architect?

    EP 17 | Ahmad Hakym - What Is It Really Like To Be An Architect?

    “Most of us have an artsy side that we have not discovered yet. I was really timid to show my drawings to my father when I was younger because my father is an architect and he was also a cartoonist in the 80s.” - Ahmad Hakym In this podcast episode, Hakym shares personal stories such as his motivations in architecture, how Hakym’s upbringing influences his love for art and more. Hakym talks about KL Sketchnation and gives advice to fresh graduates who aspire to be an architect. He shares the importance of community building and advice for people who are interested in organizing their own collective. To check out KL Sketchnation as mentioned in the podcast, here is the link:www.klsketchnation.comhttps://www.instagram.com/klsketchnation/ Ahmad Hakym (@kymioflario) or better known as Kymio in the art industry is an architect by profession and currently pursuing his doctoral study in architecture, relating to cognitive psychology and the act of sketching in a built environment. He is the founder and director of KL Sketchnation in 2014, a non-profit NGO that runs sketching activities around Kuala Lumpur to promote sketching as a means of communication. His works revolve around travelling urban sketching and recordings of time and places.  If you enjoy the podcast, do leave us feedback on Apple Podcasts/ iTunes! It will help us understand our listeners better and help convince high profile guests to join us on the show. Follow our host, Derek Toh:Instagram: instagram.com/derektohcLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/derektohFollow Hello Mentor!: http://wobbjobs.com/hellomentor

    • 1 hr 13 min
    EP 16 | Zee Avi - A Malaysian Youtube Sensation Making Waves From Local to Global

    EP 16 | Zee Avi - A Malaysian Youtube Sensation Making Waves From Local to Global

    “I was actually born and bred to be a lawyer but I was very rebellious. I did not tell my family or friends that I was posting music on Youtube as Kokokaina. My parents knew that I love singing but I was really afraid at first, that’s why I did it in secret.” --- Zee Avi In this podcast episode, Zee Avi shares her dreams growing up as a Sarawakian. She talks about what made her come home and how she reconnected with the local music scene after residing in the United States for many years. She shares being an advocate for anti-bullying and mental as well as what inspired her to do so. She talks about her process for song-writing and practical advice to anyone who wants to succeed in the local Malaysian music scene. To check out Zee Avi’s music as mentioned in the podcast, here are the links: https://www.zeeavi.com/https://spoti.fi/3k8fQab Zee Avi (@zee.avi) is a Malaysian singer/ songwriter, guitarist, ukulele player and visual artist. She started her music career in 2009, when she was signed to Brushfire Records, making her the first Malaysian to reach many international marks in the US and Asia.  She has performed at esteemed festivals and in many iconic venues and stages, performing tours in the US, Asia, and 6 different cities in China, and much recently, Bangalore, India.  Zee’s songs have also appeared in ads, TV series such as Gossip Girl, Parenthood, Private Practice, Good Doctor, SPY as well as in Movies such as 21 Jump Street, The Oranges and Ola Bola. Now, more than 10 years later, Zee is a self-funded, independent artist who is still creating music for her long term supportive appreciators around the world. If you enjoy the podcast, do leave us feedback on Apple Podcasts/ iTunes! It will help us understand our listeners better and help convince high profile guests to join us on the show. Follow our host, Derek Toh:Instagram: instagram.com/derektohcLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/derektohFollow Hello Mentor!: http://wobbjobs.com/hellomentor

    • 1 hr 37 min

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