65 episodes

Love, joy, happiness and fulfillment, are your cultural boundaries keeping you from having all this? Asian, American or Asian-American, there is pride to be found in your cultural heritage, being identified as one is an honor and never an embarrassment. Join Kimchi Chow as she shares her insights on life lessons she has learned from the past 4 decades living as an immigrant in the USA. She shares tips from other Asian women and immigrants who overcame the challenges of cultural conflicts and how to find the key to claim power in life. Before her migration from Vietnam, Kimchi already had a set of standards and expectations born from her Eastern cultural upbringing. After living in America for 40 years, her customs and culture has changed through her experiences that made her into a person she did not want to be. She is an investor and a business owner with a background in engineering. On top of all of this, she is a wife, a mother and a daughter. Having her fair share of stress is an understatement, when she tried to balance her duties for her family and her obligations to her work. Kimchi tried to please everyone, forgetting about herself and almost losing her marriage from the imbalance in her life and setting the wrong priorities. Apart from her own struggles, Kimchi witnessed a lot more from others, from relationships breaking apart to couples filing for divorce, parents disowning their children and even children committing suicide from the pressure they get from their parents. These incidents made her realize she needed to change and adapt to her new environment to protect herself, her marriage and her children. She saw that health, wealth and relationships are like the three legs of a stool, with each one playing a vital role to support each other and what they stand for. Exploring possibilities, experimenting on beliefs and learning painful yet meaningful lessons, Kimchi found a way to be more authentic with herself and show more compassion towards others. In the past twenty years, she has learned an effective way to communicate with others and be relatable to them, giving them the respect that they yearn for. As a life coach and teacher, Kimchi empowers Asian women and immigrants so they can create a life with power, freedom and choice. She wants to help Asian women to live their lives to the fullest and express themselves freely no matter what country they live in. She wants to help every woman to know that happiness and fulfillment in life are within their grasp. Asian Women of Power is the podcast that will address and compare the key values between Asian and North American cultures. The episodes will discuss behaviors, expectations and assumptions from men to women and from parent to child. Kimchi will share different communication styles based on different personalities that most people think are gender specific as well parenting techniques from the perspective of an Asian woman. With self-confidence, your life will look and feel meaningful and you can start inspiring others to live a better life. When you know what you stand for and believe it can make an impact, then there is a reason for you to share it to the world, as well as listen to the messages the rest of the world wants to share. Find balance in family and work with a life filled with positivity.

Asian Women of Power Kimchi Chow

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Love, joy, happiness and fulfillment, are your cultural boundaries keeping you from having all this? Asian, American or Asian-American, there is pride to be found in your cultural heritage, being identified as one is an honor and never an embarrassment. Join Kimchi Chow as she shares her insights on life lessons she has learned from the past 4 decades living as an immigrant in the USA. She shares tips from other Asian women and immigrants who overcame the challenges of cultural conflicts and how to find the key to claim power in life. Before her migration from Vietnam, Kimchi already had a set of standards and expectations born from her Eastern cultural upbringing. After living in America for 40 years, her customs and culture has changed through her experiences that made her into a person she did not want to be. She is an investor and a business owner with a background in engineering. On top of all of this, she is a wife, a mother and a daughter. Having her fair share of stress is an understatement, when she tried to balance her duties for her family and her obligations to her work. Kimchi tried to please everyone, forgetting about herself and almost losing her marriage from the imbalance in her life and setting the wrong priorities. Apart from her own struggles, Kimchi witnessed a lot more from others, from relationships breaking apart to couples filing for divorce, parents disowning their children and even children committing suicide from the pressure they get from their parents. These incidents made her realize she needed to change and adapt to her new environment to protect herself, her marriage and her children. She saw that health, wealth and relationships are like the three legs of a stool, with each one playing a vital role to support each other and what they stand for. Exploring possibilities, experimenting on beliefs and learning painful yet meaningful lessons, Kimchi found a way to be more authentic with herself and show more compassion towards others. In the past twenty years, she has learned an effective way to communicate with others and be relatable to them, giving them the respect that they yearn for. As a life coach and teacher, Kimchi empowers Asian women and immigrants so they can create a life with power, freedom and choice. She wants to help Asian women to live their lives to the fullest and express themselves freely no matter what country they live in. She wants to help every woman to know that happiness and fulfillment in life are within their grasp. Asian Women of Power is the podcast that will address and compare the key values between Asian and North American cultures. The episodes will discuss behaviors, expectations and assumptions from men to women and from parent to child. Kimchi will share different communication styles based on different personalities that most people think are gender specific as well parenting techniques from the perspective of an Asian woman. With self-confidence, your life will look and feel meaningful and you can start inspiring others to live a better life. When you know what you stand for and believe it can make an impact, then there is a reason for you to share it to the world, as well as listen to the messages the rest of the world wants to share. Find balance in family and work with a life filled with positivity.

    Transcending The Bamboo Ceiling With David Tran

    Transcending The Bamboo Ceiling With David Tran

    When you reach the peak of your career, the last thing you would want to do is retire. However, guest, David Tran, believes that retiring at the peak of your career should be the norm and not the exception. In this episode, he sits down with host, Kimchi Chow, to discuss why he left the position of Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at PAC and never regrets it. At the heart of this episode, is finding your life’s purpose, living it every day, and achieving happiness early on. David shares his journey and insights as a retired corporate executive with us and how he is continually transcending the bamboo ceiling. He also provides the two questions we should ask ourselves when deciding to retire, tapping into the importance of financial independence and loving what we do. What stops people from deciding to leave their careers? What do you need to prepare? David answers these questions and more and then sheds some light on the challenges of Asian-Americans in the workplace and how they can overcome them.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Transforming Childhood Trauma to a Powerful Purpose With Melissa Shrestha And Deepak Sharma

    Transforming Childhood Trauma to a Powerful Purpose With Melissa Shrestha And Deepak Sharma

    Our childhood experiences shape who we become and how we see the world around us as we become adults. For Asian children growing up in Western communities, these experiences can easily become confusing and even traumatic. Today’s guests, Melissa Shrestha and Deepak Sharma, join Kimchi Chow to share their childhood experiences that ultimately influenced their present advocacies. Deepak is the Founder of Volition Academy, a breakthrough educational consulting company for teens and young adults. Melissa is set to launch her new podcast, Asian Girl Movement, which aims to create stronger bonds within the female community. Both Deepak and Melissa underwent what many other Asian children in Western countries do – rebelliousness, parenthood issues, internalized racism, and the struggle to find their identity in a world where they don’t seem to fit in. How did they turn their lives around from this? Open up your mind and join in.

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    • 53 min
    Wushu – The Ancient Art In The Contemporary World With Sarah Chang And Alfred Hsing

    Wushu – The Ancient Art In The Contemporary World With Sarah Chang And Alfred Hsing

    Wushu is an ancient Chinese fighting style that has retained its allure in contemporary times. Wushu professionals in the competitive sports and film industries are among the brave practitioners who take the grace and power of this ancient martial art to the masses, making it relevant thousands of years since its creation. Two of these masters of the art join host Kimchi Chow in this conversation. Sarah Chang is an American actress, producer, stunt coordinator, and a five-time USA National Wushu Team member. She is best known for producing and starring in the movie Circle of Bones, where she won the Best Actress Award in the Vegas Movie Awards. Alfred Hsing became the first Asian-American to win a gold medal at the World Wushu Championships. He subsequently became an actor, stuntman, and stunt coordinator. The work of people like Sarah and Alfred has kept the art of Wushu alive for future generations to enjoy. Listen to them share their experience in making this happen, and learn a lot of things along the way.
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    • 1 hr
    The Voice Of Choice With Sharon Otaguro And Thao Le

    The Voice Of Choice With Sharon Otaguro And Thao Le

    Known for its technology and attention to detail to personal products and services, Japan is considered an Asian superpower in the global economy. However, in some other areas, Japan is still old fashioned, specifically around family values and their attitude toward women. On today’s show, Kimchi Chow takes a look at Japanese culture and how women’s role plays in a family and at work. Joining her are two different women on the panel – Sharon Otaguro and Thao Le. One is Japanese born and raised in America. The other is Vietnamese live in Japan for many years. Both are married to a Japanese man and have children.
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    • 1 hr
    Taking Patients Beyond The Exam Room With Dr. Emily Letran And Dr. Susan Truong

    Taking Patients Beyond The Exam Room With Dr. Emily Letran And Dr. Susan Truong

    Doctors save lives, but their importance in our society goes beyond that. They create such transformational work that affects people even after they get treated. Some even go far beyond by developing personal relationships with their patients, being with them all throughout their lives. In this episode, Kimchi Chow is joined by two great doctors, both Vietnamese refugees and first-generation immigrants, who have taken their patients beyond the exam room and into self-development. She has over Dr. Emily Letran—a dentist, serial entrepreneur, CEO of multiple dental practices, and private coach to many professionals—and Dr. Susan Truong—an optometrist, visionary strategist, and founder and CEO of Beyond 20/20 Vision. Together, they share with us each of their journeys and the stories that led them to go beyond their professions and transform other people’s lives. What drives them? What is their message? Who do they serve? Dr. Emily and Dr. Susan answer these questions, putting forward how the privilege of serving ultimately keeps them going. Find out more about their inspiring lives in this great conversation.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Achieving The Impossible With Tony Lam

    Achieving The Impossible With Tony Lam

    Achieving the impossible can be possible especially when you put your heart into it. Today’s guest is someone who proves to us that perseverance is always key to success. Tony Lam joins Kimchi Chow to share his firsts – first experiences, first franchise, and first time being a CEO. The Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Omni Bev, Tony shares his journey of success and the lessons that he had learned along the way. He takes us through his roller coaster rides in managing his team, working with partners, and going through parenthood. He also dishes out some tips on how you can control the outcomes of your business.
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

tonyvlam ,

Inspiration Stories to Asian Women seeking the Entrepreneur Path

Business Women of minorities have struggled to get their story told to the masses. Kimchi’s mission is to change that and her podcast is so inspirational. She has provided an authentic platform that not only allows women entrepreneurs to tell their story but she asks thoughtful questions to ensure the story is being told the proper way. Listen to her podcast first before jumping into any business as you will hear from successful entrepreneurs. Thank you, Kimchi for an uplifting platform!

David Tran - Houston ,

Inspirational!

Kimchi’s Asian Women of Power is such an incredible podcast. The speakers came from all walks of life with interesting stories to tell which are inspirational and beneficial. Kimchi is a great host, intellectually curious, engaging, and passionate. Glad I found this podcast platform.

Kat Hoang ,

So inspirational

It’s incredible to see a platform that celebrates so many different stories of Asian Americans. Kimchi is such an amazing host who really delves into the stories of the guests. Loving all of the guests on the podcasts and it’s great to hear each of their personal struggle in hustle to get to where they are now.

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