The Color of Success communicates the stories of Asian, Asian Americans/Canadians, and ethnic minorities as they build brands, businesses, and careers, and mental health strategies to deal with self-doubt, anxiety, and barriers. Dr. Stephanie J. Wong is a licensed clinical psychologist who blends her knowledge of mental health, culture, and business to interview diverse guests.
How Can You Connect With Your Parents When There's a Language Barrier? Play Parents Are Human!
Joseph Lam is an Asian American entrepreneur who as a result of wanting to heal a broken and distant relationship with his immigrant parents, co-created Parents Are Human (parentsarehuman.com), a bilingual connection card game designed to help immigrant families build intimacy. It contains a question or action in English on the front and the specified language (e.g., Chinese) on the back. Joseph shares how it helped him better understand his parents, now hugging regularly, and sharing tears and love.
How Do You Climb the Corporate Ladder & Become Financially Free by 40? Dave Liu Shares!
Dave Liu is a 30-year veteran of Wall Street and Silicon Valley and a dabbler in Hollywood. Cutting to the chase: We talk about his rise in Wall Street, exiting in his 40's, "owning" being an Asian American in corporate America, developing thick skin early due to being born with a cleft lip palate, continuing as a VC in Silicon Valley, and his soon-to-be released book, "The Way of the Wall Street Warrior: Conquer the Corporate Game Using Tips, Tricks, and Smartcuts." Visit: https://liucrative.co/
How Do You Cope with Imposter Syndrome & Social Comparison? Positive Self-Affirmations!
In this brief solo episode, I address how positive self-affirmations can help with combatting Imposter Syndrome & social comparison. It is rare to find someone who has never engaged in social comparison, as social media has created impossible standards of beauty, achievement, and a "great" life. For the full list of positive self-affirmations, consider joining our mailing list at colorofsuccesspodcast.com. Join me today in saying, "I am enough."
Let's Talk About Poop, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), & Mental Health
Laura Martin is the founder of the Healing to Happy Brand. After battling her way through IBS, hypothyroidism, anxiety, hormonal imbalances, and skin issues, she decided to specialize in gut health. Laura has since helped women around the globe heal IBS. We discuss poop, IBS, and mental health in the context of the gut-mind connection. Laura shares her journey living in Thailand, and walks us through how she would work with a client, using me as an example.
Author's Corner, Ira Sukrungruang: What is the Role of Intimacy and Touch in a Relationship? What is Life Like Post-divorce?
Ira Sukrungruang, an American Book Award Winner is back with This Jade World (University of Nebraska Press, 10/21), a new memoir that seeks to confront Asian stereotypes and redefine the “divorce memoir” genre. Ira recounts his experience as a Thai American as he returns to his ancestral roots while dealing with the dissolution of his marriage. We discuss the power of vulnerability when telling your story and healing, intersection between Thai culture and gender, and being a BTS ARMY!
How does Akiko Stehrenberger, "Movie Poster Girl" Advocate for Pay Equity, Collaboration with Artists, & Co-parenting?
Akiko Stehrenberger is a 15-time CLIO award-winning movie poster illustrator and designer, who works with directors, movie studios, advertising and movie advertising agencies (Vanity Fair included her “Funny Games” and “Kiss of the Damned” posters in their “Best Movie Posters of All Time” list). We discuss communicating the value of your work to clients through established fees, co-parenting for the benefits of children, and the power of connecting with those whose work we admire.
Love the concept and interesting
I love Jessica Woo - I’m following her on TikToks. Seeing her in a POC focused podcast was awesome. I really enjoyed Jessica Woo's episode because I am a fan of her TikToks, but I was so interested to hear about her personal life. Hearing about her divorce experience was so saddening, and shocking she got everything taken from her. It hit home, growing up with a single mother, with a father who also did not want to do a divorce amicably. I was also interested to hear about how she approaches hard conversations with her children, I completely agree that having the door open for these difficult conversations with children, in any conversation is important. Will be looking into more episodes Dr Wong! :))
So many inspiring stories! One of my favorite episodes is with Margaret Cho- she was so open about dealing with depression and other mental challenges despite her success while navigating challenges within and outside her ethnicity.
Inspirational Kimchee Episode!
My favorite is with Andrew Phung. I love the Kimchee character from Kim's Convenience and his stories about going a non-traditional route for an Asian American are really inspiring.