100 episodes

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.

Color of Success Dr. Stephanie J Wong

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

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.

    From Activist to CEO - The Journey of Libby Liu

    From Activist to CEO - The Journey of Libby Liu

    In this episode of the Color of Success Podcast, Dr. Stephanie J. Wong welcomes Libby Liu, the CEO of Whistleblower Aid, a renowned human rights activist, and former president of Radio Free Asia. Libby shares her incredible journey from working behind the scenes to leading significant organizations, emphasizing her commitment to human dignity and transparency. Tune in for an inspiring conversation about the challenges and triumphs of being a public interest whistleblower and the vital role of truthful information in maintaining human rights.
    Key Highlights:
    Libby's Transition to Leadership: Libby discusses her unexpected rise to the CEO position at Whistleblower Aid and her previous role as the longest-serving president of Radio Free Asia.
    Human Dignity and Access to Information: The importance of providing uncensored news and information to communities with state-run media and how this aligns with human dignity.
    Challenges of Being a Whistleblower: The personal and professional difficulties faced by whistleblowers, including isolation, gaslighting, and mental health impacts.
    Institutional Trauma and Support Systems: The role of Whistleblower Aid in supporting whistleblowers with therapy, health care, and other essential resources to help them navigate their journey.
    The Power of Truth in Authoritarian Regimes: How truth resonates and influences societies bred on propaganda, with examples from Radio Free Asia’s impact.
    Future of Democracy and Whistleblowing: The significance of protecting democracy, especially with upcoming elections, and the continuous threat posed by misinformation and weaponized executive branches.
    Additional Information:
    Memoir: Check out Dr. Stephanie J. Wong's memoir, Cancel the Filter: Realities of a Psychologist, Podcaster, and Working Mother of Color, available: https://a.co/d/0b8s1xrq
    Subscribe and Follow: Subscribe to the Color of Success Podcast on your favorite platforms and follow us on all our socials at Color of Success Podcast.
    Resources Mentioned:
    Whistleblower Aid - Learn more about the organization and how to get connected: https://whistlebloweraid.org/
    Radio Free Asia - Understand the mission and impact of this international broadcasting company: https://www.rfa.org/english/
    Website: https://www.colorofsuccesspodcast.com/
    Subscribe on Platforms: Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more.
    Follow on Social Media: @color_of_success on Instagram
    Disclaimer:
    The views expressed in this episode are personal and do not necessarily reflect those of Whistleblower Aid or Radio Free Asia.

    • 34 min
    Breaking Cultural Barriers and Embracing True Self with Judy Tsuei

    Breaking Cultural Barriers and Embracing True Self with Judy Tsuei

    In this episode, Dr. Stephanie J. Wong sits down with Judy Tsuei, the dynamic founder of Wildhearted Words, a branding and marketing agency dedicated to positive impact brands. Judy shares her incredible journey from growing up with tiger parents in LA to becoming a successful entrepreneur and author. They discuss her struggles with an eating disorder, the healing power of storytelling, and the importance of authenticity in both personal and professional life.
    Host: Dr. Stephanie J. Wong
    Guest: Judy Tsuei, Founder of Wildhearted Words and Host of the 'F*** Saving Face' Podcast
    Key Topics:
    Judy's background and upbringing with immigrant parents. Her journey through various careers and living in multiple countries. The pivotal moment in China that led her to seek treatment for her eating disorder. How yoga and therapeutic work transformed her life. The creation of Wildhearted Words and its mission to drive real conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Judy's experience as a Tory Burch Foundation fellow and the importance of recognizing one's value beyond business success. The concept of "F*** Saving Face" and empowering mental and emotional health by breaking through taboo topics. The significance of asking for help and building a supportive community. Memorable Quotes:
    "Feelings are not linear, and there's no reason to understand. We just have to go through them." "The heart is the master, and the head is the servant. Authenticity is key to building meaningful connections." Resources Mentioned:
    Judy Tsuei's book: The Little Book of Tibetan Rites and Rituals Judy's podcast: Fuck Saving Face Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship Connect with Judy Tsuei:
    Website: Wildhearted Words: https://www.wildheartedwords.com/ LinkedIn: Judy Tsuei : https://www.linkedin.com/in/judytsuei/ Instagram: @judytsuei  Connect with Dr. Stephanie J. Wong:
    Website: Color of Success Podcast: https://www.colorofsuccesspodcast.com/ Memoir: Cancel the Filter: Realities of a Psychologist, Podcaster, and Working Mother of Color (available on Amazon and wherever books are sold) Join the Community:
    Follow us on all social platforms @colorofsuccesspodcast Thank you for listening! Subscribe to the podcast and stay tuned for more empowering stories. Share your "cancel the filter" moments with us!

    • 45 min
    Navigating Success and Empowering Diversity in Pop Culture with Nikki Carrido

    Navigating Success and Empowering Diversity in Pop Culture with Nikki Carrido

    Welcome to the Color of Success Podcast! In this episode, Dr. Stephanie J. Wong sits down with Nikki Carrido, the dynamic VP of Marketing Strategy and Sponsorships at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). Nikki shares her remarkable journey from banking to leading marketing efforts in a vibrant cultural institution. As a proud member of the AAPI community, Nikki emphasizes the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in her professional and personal life.
    Join us as Nikki discusses her unique career path, the significance of representation in leadership, and her dedication to creating inclusive environments. Learn about the exciting initiatives at MoPOP, including innovative partnerships and upcoming exhibits that highlight diverse voices and stories in pop culture.
    Host: Dr. Stephanie J. Wong
    Guest: Nikki Carrido, VP of Marketing Strategy and Sponsorships at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
    Key Highlights: Career Journey: Nikki's unconventional path from banking to becoming a VP at MoPOP. DEIB Initiatives: How Nikki integrates diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into MoPOP's strategy. Balancing Personal and Professional Life: Nikki's insights on maintaining mental health and prioritizing family. Pop Culture and Mental Health: The intersection of pop culture and mental health, and how MoPOP addresses these themes. Upcoming Exhibits: Exciting new exhibits at MoPOP, including Keith Haring and Asia-focused showcases. Quotes: “I knew that I could use my platform to help other women, especially Asian women, excel in their careers.” “Inclusion isn’t just a checkbox; it’s about creating environments where people feel safe to be themselves.” “Pop culture is everything from fashion to music to what we eat and drink. It’s intertwined with our everyday lives.” Connect with Us: Website: https://www.colorofsuccesspodcast.com/ Subscribe on Platforms: Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more. Follow on Social Media: @color_of_success on Instagram Memoir: Check out Dr. Stephanie J. Wong's memoir, "Cancel the Filter: Realities of a Psychologist, Podcaster, and Working Mother of Color," available on Amazon and wherever books are sold. We'd love for you to subscribe to the podcast and join our community. Share your own "cancel the filter" moments with us and continue the conversation on our social media channels.

    • 33 min
    The Power of Representation with Jeremiah Abraham

    The Power of Representation with Jeremiah Abraham

    In this illuminating episode of the Color of Success Podcast, Dr. Stephanie J. Wong welcomes Jeremiah Abraham, a trailblazer in the fields of marketing and public relations within the entertainment industry. With over two decades of experience, Jeremiah, the founder and CEO of Tremendous Communications, discusses his journey from launching an online destination for Filipino American lifestyle to shaping the representation of the AAPI community in Hollywood. Tune in as Jeremiah shares the challenges and triumphs of promoting diversity in blockbuster films and Broadway, his personal motivations, and the ongoing efforts to enhance AAPI visibility across various media platforms.
    Key Points: Introduction to Jeremiah Abraham and his memoir, Cancel the Filter. Jeremiah recounts the genesis of Tremendous Communications and its mission to amplify AAPI voices in entertainment. The significance of cultural representation in mainstream media and Jeremiah's early inspirations. Challenges faced by ethnic minority creatives in the industry and the unique hurdles of AAPI representation. Jeremiah shares pivotal moments from his career, including working with big names in the industry and impactful projects like Yellow Rose and Lingua Franca. Discussion on the importance of community support and the economic aspects of filmmaking within underrepresented groups. The role of personal experiences in Jeremiah’s professional decisions and the broader implications for cultural shifts in Hollywood. Jeremiah's advice to upcoming professionals on breaking into the entertainment industry and the value of knowing what you don't want. Upcoming projects and closing thoughts on the evolving landscape of representation. Dr. Wong reflects on the broader impacts of media diversity and invites listeners to share their own experiences. Connect with Us: Website: https://www.colorofsuccesspodcast.com/ Subscribe on Platforms: Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more. Follow on Social Media: Join our community for more inspiring stories and insights. Additional Resources: Cancel the Filter, Realities of a Psychologist, Podcaster, and Working Mother of Color by Dr. Stephanie J. Wong - available on Amazon.  Learn more about Jeremiah Abraham’s work and his contributions to the AAPI community through Tremendous Communications. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the power of media representation and the ongoing efforts to ensure diversity and inclusion within the entertainment industry. Whether you’re an industry professional or a casual listener, Jeremiah’s insights provide a compelling look at the behind-the-scenes efforts that shape our media landscape.




     

    • 42 min
    Exploring Heritage and Histories with William Gee Wong

    Exploring Heritage and Histories with William Gee Wong

    In this poignant episode of the Color of Success Podcast, Dr. Stephanie J. Wong welcomes William Gee Wong, a celebrated journalist and author, to delve into his recent book and the personal histories it uncovers. William shares the emotional journey of revisiting his ancestral village, revealing deep connections to his Chinese American identity. This discussion explores the complexities of family legacy, cultural heritage, and the unique experiences that shape one's sense of self in the American tapestry. Tune in to uncover the layers of history and personal discovery that define success for one of the Asian American community's most venerable voices.
    Host: Dr. Stephanie J. Wong
    Guest: William Gee Wong, Journalist, Author, and Historian
    Episode Highlights:
    Introduction and Memoir Insights:
    Dr. Wong introduces William Gee Wong and shares insights from her memoir, highlighting the intersection of professional and personal life in the mental health and minority communities. William's Academic and Professional Background:
    Overview of William’s educational journey and his extensive career in journalism, touching upon his impactful work across various renowned publications. Emotional Return to the Ancestral Home:
    William recounts his visit to his father's village in China, discussing the mixed emotions and profound connections unearthed during the trip. Family Dynamics and Cultural Reflections:
    Discussion on the roles and expectations within traditional Chinese families, focusing on William's experiences as the much-anticipated son amidst a family of sisters. The Significance of Chinatown and Asian American Identity:
    William elaborates on the historical and cultural significance of Chinatowns in shaping Asian American communities and identities. Impact of Gambling in Chinatown:
    A deep dive into the role of gambling and lotteries in the economic and social fabric of Chinatown, reflecting on past legalities and community impacts. Discussion on Modern Asian American Issues:
    Addressing contemporary issues, including racism and representation, and sharing advice for younger generations navigating identity and societal challenges. Audience Q&A:
    The episode concludes with an interactive Q&A session, providing listeners an opportunity to engage directly with William and Dr. Wong. Outro:
    Dr. Wong wraps up the episode, encouraging listeners to connect with the podcast community online and check out her memoir for more personal stories and insights. Listen and Subscribe: Available on all major podcast platforms. Join us for more episodes on the successes and diverse experiences of AAPI and ethnic minority communities.

    • 40 min
    Triumphs and Transformations: Eileen Li-Ying Lundquist's Journey to Self-Love and Success

    Triumphs and Transformations: Eileen Li-Ying Lundquist's Journey to Self-Love and Success

    In this compelling episode of the Color of Success Podcast, Dr. Stephanie J. Wong welcomes Eileen Li-Ying Lundquist for her debut appearance, where she shares her inspiring journey from the restrictive shadows of Chairman Mao's China to the liberating avenues of New York. Eileen opens up about overcoming profound challenges including abandonment, injustice, and personal trauma to achieve love, happiness, and impactful self-discovery.
    Show Notes:
    Introduction
    Dr. Stephanie J. Wong introduces the podcast and her memoir, Cancel the Filter, Realities of a Psychologist, Podcaster, and Working Mother of Color. Eileen's Early Life and Challenges
    Eileen discusses her move from China to the United States, the cultural and personal obstacles she faced, and her initial struggles with freedom and choice in a new country. Mental Health Journey
    Insight into Eileen's mental health challenges growing up under an oppressive regime and her struggles with acceptance and self-love in the U.S. Importance of Forgiveness
    Eileen reflects on the pivotal role of forgiveness in overcoming her past traumas and how it facilitated her current happiness and stable marriage. Career Achievements
    Discussion on Eileen's significant contributions to technology, including her work on SMS technology and her experiences as a female minority in the tech industry. Marriage and Relationships
    Eileen shares insights into her marriage, discussing the importance of starting a relationship for the right reasons and the role of therapy in maintaining a healthy partnership. Writing and Vulnerability
    Eileen talks about the power of writing authentically, how it connects with readers across different backgrounds, and her motivations behind writing her book, Wings of Silk. Future Projects and Aspirations
    Eileen unveils her plans to write a children's book focused on the contributions of Chinese laborers to American history. Q&A Session
    The episode concludes with a Q&A session where Eileen addresses additional questions about courage, fear, and the impact of sharing personal stories. Closing: Dr. Wong wraps up the episode by encouraging listeners to subscribe and engage with the podcast through various social media platforms. She highlights the importance of community support in destigmatizing mental health issues and sharing diverse success stories.
    Available: Listen to this enlightening episode on all major streaming platforms and join the Color of Success Podcast community online to delve deeper into the narratives of resilience and personal growth.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

sophaloaf888 ,

Inspiring Stories of Success💕

I am biracial and an editor and manager of a podcast. This show is a breath of fresh air to me. Thank you for sharing these wonderful stories!

F.Kong ,

So inspiring!

There’s are a lot of variety of guests and topics but across all shows I find Dr. Wong’s to be very insightful and engaging. I love how mental health is touched upon in all episodes as it shows how we all struggle and are affected by it. I learn something from each show and would highly recommend!

Brow Fairy ,

A+

Such a great podcast! The episodes are
transformative with relatable examples and tips for overcoming anxiety and mental health. Thanks for sharing Stephanie!

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