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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 • 31 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 Conflict to Connection: The Journey of Kauri Mowll as a Motivational Speaker and Men's Mental Health Advocate

    From Conflict to Connection: The Journey of Kauri Mowll as a Motivational Speaker and Men's Mental Health Advocate

    Kauri Mowll is a Motivational Speaker, Mental Health Expert, and Men’s Mental Health Advocate.  His greatest passion is empowering others to live life on their terms, fulfill their potential, and embrace their greater purpose.  He is committed to empowering and equipping men globally with the tools to courageously share their unique voice, their story, and their subject matter expertise.  In this episode, he tells the powerful story of meeting a Korean American colleague who bluntly told him, "I don't like Black people," and the work it took to build a best friendship with this colleague.  He emphasizes the importance of managing your reactions to situations so that you don't resort to destructive techniques to deal with conflict.  We also explore ways that he is processing the loss of his father.
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    This episode would not be possible without the support of The Grey Wall, which aims to provide men with safe spaces to examine their own wellness and open up about their mental health needs. Mental illness among men is a public health concern that begs attention. The Grey Wall is dedicated in improving social norms around mental health among men by firstly, enhancing education surrounding men’s mental health and wellness. The Grey Wall was founded to provide extensive education and programs dedicated to men who are often overlooked in the space of mental health access programs.
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    Unleashing the Potential of the Creator Economy: An Interview with Catherine Yeo, Harvard Student, Entrepreneur, and Bestselling Author

    Unleashing the Potential of the Creator Economy: An Interview with Catherine Yeo, Harvard Student, Entrepreneur, and Bestselling Author

    Catherine Yeo is a creator, entrepreneur, and investor studying Computer Science and English at Harvard University. By age 15, she accumulated 400K+ followers and turned content creation into a business. Her book, The Creator Revolution: How Today’s Creative Talents Are Shaping Our Tomorrow, hit #1 Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories.  We talk about how to monetize content, utilizing Color of Success as a case study, her collaboration with Bobaface, and plans for the future!
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    Thank you to our sponsor, Bobaface, the first boba-tea food truck in Philadelphia, located on Drexel University's campus. You can enjoy excellent hand-crafted boba-tea and compete with fellow boba friends with our mobile game for Free Boba! The cups and characters are adorable.  Learn more at our official website: www.thebobaface.com
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    Exploring Asian-American Identity: An Interview with Son of Paper (SOP) on Coping with Trauma, Family, and Music

    Exploring Asian-American Identity: An Interview with Son of Paper (SOP) on Coping with Trauma, Family, and Music

    Released just in time for Lunar New Year, Son of Paper (SOP) a 25-year-old rapper, native of Chinatown, San Francisco, discusses his experiences coping with trauma, the transformative experience of going to therapy, talking to his family about therapy, and creating music rooted in his love for Chinatown. Rapping is cathartic and vulnerability is much needed to make authentic music.  SOP is a dynamic and innovative artist who explores Asian-American identity through his introspective R&B projects and biting rap singles such as MR. CHINATOWN and OVERCAME, which is featured on his debut album "From a Rooftop in Chinatown."
    To learn more, you can follow him on Instagram.
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    • 34 min
    From Marvel to Viu Philippines: Corinna Vistan-Takahashi's Journey in Entertainment and Advocacy

    From Marvel to Viu Philippines: Corinna Vistan-Takahashi's Journey in Entertainment and Advocacy

    In this episode, I sit down with Corinna Vistan-Takahashi, Head of Originals for Viu Philippines, Southeast Asia's largest streaming platform. Corinna shares her experience working at Marvel Studios and producing content for 19 out of 23 Marvel films. She also discusses her efforts to promote Filipino talent and Asian representation on a global stage. Additionally, Corinna talks about the importance of seeking support for mental health, raising children with a global perspective, and how Korean content has led to a wider appreciation for Asian entertainment.
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    Corinna Vistan-Takahashi is a Filipino-American film and TV studio executive who currently serves as Head of Originals for Viu (Pronounced View) Philippines.  Viu is Southeast Asia’s largest streaming platform with 8.4 million active monthly users and the region’s go-to platform for Asian dramas.  Prior to VIEW, Corinna worked at Marvel Studios as a Creative Content Producer for theatrical releases, lending her expertise to record-setting blockbusters such as Avengers: Endgame and Ant-Man and the Wasp.  During her tenure, she crafted creative content strategies and produced content for 19 of the 23 Marvel films, released between 2010-2019.  She also worked with Apple to pioneer moving graphics on AppleTV.  Corinna continues to bridge the cultural gap between Filipino talent and trained US filmmakers, spotlighting phenomenal Filipino talent and increasing visibility and representation of Asian entertainment on a global platform.

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    Dave Lu: Investing in the Future of the Asian American Community and Promoting Mental Health

    Dave Lu: Investing in the Future of the Asian American Community and Promoting Mental Health

    In this powerful season premiere, we sit down with Dave Lu, a technology industry leader who has made it his mission to fight discrimination against Asian Americans. From co-founding Stand with Asian Americans to producing '38 at the Garden' on Jeremy Lin, Dave's dedication to creating a better world for our children is truly inspiring. Tune in to hear his thoughts on:
    The importance of standing up for what's right The power of community Breaking through the "Bamboo Ceiling" by funding Asian-owned businesses through Hyphen Capital This is an episode you won't want to miss!"
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    This episode was generously sponsored by Zaya Health. Did you know that you might be able to get money back on therapy?  Zaya Health has helped people get reimbursed thousands of dollars, even if their therapist doesn’t take insurance. Check out Zaya Health today to see if you're eligible!
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    Dave Lu is a veteran in the technology industry, having worked for over two decades at big tech companies including Yahoo!, Apple, Cisco and eBay and founding two startups. In 2011, Dave created a community called Asian American Founders Circle which has grown to over 400 founders including Tony Su (DoorDash), Steve Chen (YouTube), Kevin Lin (Twitch) and many others. AAFC inspired the launch of Hyphen Capital, a syndicate focused on investing in Asian American founders that has invested over $25 million in over 80 startups. He most recently started a movement, authoring a letter condemning hate crimes against Asians that was signed by over 8,000 prominent business leaders and influencers including the CEOs of Google, LinkedIn, DoorDash, Former President George W. Bush, Andre Iguodala, and JJ Abrams. The letter was published as a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal and has led to the launch of Stand with Asian Americans, a non-profit organization committed to fighting discrimination against Asian Americans. He recently produced a documentary short called ‘38 at the Garden’ on Jeremy Lin that was acquired by HBO. Dave sits on the board of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center with a mission to build an APA museum on the National Mall. Dave received his bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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    Writing History: Behind the Bill That Made Lunar Year a State Holiday

    Writing History: Behind the Bill That Made Lunar Year a State Holiday

    Join Assemblymember, Evan Low, Natassia Kwan, attorney, activist, and AAPI community advocate, and Justin Zhu, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Stand with Asian Americans (SwAA) as we talk about:
    The cultural significance of passing the bill (AP 2596) to make Lunar New Year a state holiday  The legislative process of authoring a bill and submitting it for consideration Their inspiration for working so hard on this bill and advocacy for AAPI communities Ways the government and community can help de-stigmatize mental health and increase access and utilization of services among individuals of AAPI descent Calls to action to  get involved in advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion To get involved Asian Justice Movement ==========================================Full bios:
    Evan Low has represented Silicon Valley residents in the California State Assembly since 2014. He first held elected office as a Councilmember for the City of Campbell, where he went on to make history in 2010 as the youngest openly LGBTQ+ mayor in the country. Assemblymember Low now serves as Chair of the LGBTQ Caucus. In 2015, he launched the California Legislative Technology & Innovation Caucus, whose members include a bi-partisan group of Assemblymembers and Senators. Assemblymember Low is also Vice Chair of the Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus. During his time as an elected official, Assemblymember Low has authored numerous laws that have increased government transparency, advanced equality, reformed the criminal justice system, helped small businesses, and encouraged job growth. He is a graduate of San Jose State University and Harvard University's Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program.
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    Natassia Kwan is an attorney, activist, and AAPI community advocate.  Natassia was named a "Top 40 Young Lawyer" by the American Bar Association in 2018, and is a graduate of the ABA’s Young Lawyer Leadership Program (4 lawyers selected nationally). As an attorney, Natassia has defended companies and municipalities in personal injury, class action, and commercial matters.  Natassia has litigated complex matters in state and federal courts, including multidistrict litigation, and has taken and defended numerous depositions of witnesses throughout the country.  Throughout Natassia's legal career, she has led important diversity initiatives, including serving as Chair of the California Minority Counsel Program's Ambassador Council in 2020.  While studying in London, Natassia served as a Parliamentary Researcher in the United Kingdom House of Commons, culminating in a presentation to Prime Minister Gordon Brown.  Natassia performed at Carnegie Hall in 2006 with the ND Symphony, and was invited to speak at the University of Notre Dame Commencement mass in 2009, where the Commencement Address was given by President Barack Obama.  Natassia is also a mother, an immigrant, and has mentored dozens of young AAPI lawyers and nextgen leaders.
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    Justin Zhu is Co-Founder, Executive Director of Stand with Asian Americans (SwAA), the largest coalition of businesses, activists and non-profit leaders fighting for Asian American safety, justice and equity. SwAA was formed in the aftermath of the Atlanta Spa Shootings, with a full page WSJ letter, signed by 1000 Asian American leaders – including CEOs of Zoom, DoorDash, Alphabet – to #BreakTheSilence on anti-Asian racism pervasive in the streets, the workplace, and our institutions. Justin was formerly Co-Founder & CEO of Iterable, a marketing technology platform that powers communications to billions of people globally.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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Inspiring and Engaging

This is a one-of-a-kind podcast featuring the candid journeys of awesome AAPI entrepreneurs and topic experts. Dr. Wong has an amazing ability to draw out insightful reflections from her guests while keeping the tone conversational, real, and fun. I was blown away by her latest episode with Catherine Yeo - so many concrete insights! Just wow!

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Dr. Wong Inspires and Empathizes

Such a phenomenal podcast. As a ethnic minority myself in the USA, I was able to relate to the perspectives mentioned on the show. I especially enjoyed Annie Dickerson’s episode- a must listen!

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Topics that need to be discussed

Dr. Wong not only touches on important topics like metal health but she does it with a diverse cross section of guests. In particular it’s good to hear those from ethnic communities where these difficult subjects are not openly discussed.

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