32 episodes

This is a podcast about the untold tales of Asian American women breaking out of who they should be, becoming who they truly are, and living their dream life. This podcast is for any Asian American women who are curiously exploring their boundaries and permissions around self-discovery and personal empowerment. This podcast is also for any curious souls who want to learn more about the journeys of Asian American women's own becoming.

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Permission to Become Joyce Bao

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This is a podcast about the untold tales of Asian American women breaking out of who they should be, becoming who they truly are, and living their dream life. This podcast is for any Asian American women who are curiously exploring their boundaries and permissions around self-discovery and personal empowerment. This podcast is also for any curious souls who want to learn more about the journeys of Asian American women's own becoming.

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    Ep. 30: Yi Lin Pei, Permission to Create Your Soul Hustle

    Ep. 30: Yi Lin Pei, Permission to Create Your Soul Hustle

    In this episode, I interviewed Yi Lin Pei, who is the director of product marketing at Teachable, an edtech start-up in New York City. At Teachable, Yi Lin and her team help build products that transform experiences and know-how into thriving businesses. In her spare time, Yi Lin is also a tech career coach (www.techgrowthcoach.com) who is helping high-achieving individuals find and land their dream jobs. She has 11 years of experience across various tech companies in Silicon Valley and New York. She is also a mother to an 8 months old daughter.

    In this episode, you will learn about:


    Yi’s unconventional upbringing and how she embraced her racial identity, growing up as an Asian woman in Zambia and later immigrating to the U.S. when she was 16.
    How she made her career pivot, after realizing she was unhappy and unfulfilled in her first job before transitioning to product marketing.
    How she started her “soul hustle” in the midst of the pandemic in 2020.
    Three core value lessons that she learned from her career pivots and creating her soul hustle.

    Links:


    Website: www.techgrowthcoach.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yilinpei/

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    • 41 min
    Ep. 29: Elena Chen, Permission to Create Self-Worth

    Ep. 29: Elena Chen, Permission to Create Self-Worth

    In this episode, I invited Elena Chen onto the podcast. 

    Elena is a lead product manager for Google Play Points Rewards, the loyalty program of Google Play, a multi-billion dollar marketplace. Outside of work, she is passionate about sharing her learnings about PM leadership and people empowerment with a broader audience. She is an ICF-certified leadership coach and a Youtuber. Prior to Google, she was an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse. She holds an MBA and a Master of Education degree from Stanford University.

    I loved Elena's radical honesty, humility and self-awareness that transpired through this episode, as we chatted about her "typical Chinese upbringing", working in the finance world and finding herself not happy nor fulfilled, going on the soul-searching journey that eventually led her to Stanford GSB, starting a coaching business, and being a Product Manager at Google. More importantly, we talked about her inner journey of wrestling with her tension between her need for safety and spaciousness and balancing her analytical, problem-solving nature with her empathy and creativity. Finally, Elena shared with us her secret to building self-worth that completely changed her life. 

    Links: 


    Youtube Channel: All You Can Lead
    Website: https://elenachen.co/

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    • 51 min
    Ep. 28: Ann Shen, Permission to Create Your Own Path

    Ep. 28: Ann Shen, Permission to Create Your Own Path

    In this episode, I am so excited to have Ann Shen (@anndanger) on the podcast. Ann Shen is an illustrator, letterer, and best-selling author based in Los Angeles. With over 10 years of industry experience, Ann has worked with major clients, such as Disney, Adobe, NY Times and she’s designed everything from theme park artwork to fashion doll packaging. She has written and illustrated 3 best-selling books and has been featured on Forbes, Huffington Post, and many other major press journals.

    I first came to learn about Ann and her work during my year of career sabbatical, when I decided to embark on my own journey of becoming, to find and reclaim my true self. On that journey, I found her books, especially Legendary Ladies, 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You, to have helped me reclaim my own femininity and personal power as a woman. I also fell in love with her illustrations that captured the magic of our imagination, creative play, and beauty.

    In this episode, we will be diving into her own journey of becoming and how she gave herself the permission to CREATE HER OWN PATH.

    In addition to writing and illustrating three best-selling books: Bad Girls Throughout History (2016), Legendary Ladies (2018), Nevertheless, She Wore It (2020), all published by Chronicle Books, Ann will be releasing her 4th book, called Revolutionary Women, on October 18th!!

    Links:


    Website: http://www.ann-shen.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anndanger/

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    Audible: Go to https://www.audibletrial.com/permissiontobecome to get 1 month free trial!

    Follow this podcast on Instagram @permissiontobecome for the latest updates! Also, if you love this podcast, I'd love for you to leave a comment or review on Apple Podcast. I'd love to hear from you!

    If you are seeking more support from other women who are walking on a similar journey, I'd like to invite you to join the free Permission to Become Community!


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    • 52 min
    Ep. 27: Sha Hurley, Permission to Create Personal Power

    Ep. 27: Sha Hurley, Permission to Create Personal Power

    In this episode, I invited Sha Hurley (@sha.hurley)on the podcast. Sha is currently a global program manager at Google. Outside of her professional career, she also runs a holistic coaching program where she helps women who are burnt out to achieve self-mastery and personal fulfillment.

    In this episode, we dived into Sha's own healing journey, as she navigated through her own shadows, the shadows of her emotions, and eventually emerged as an empowered woman who has not only discovered her true self, her soul purpose but also founded her soul-aligned business to support other women on their path of becoming. I hope you enjoy this episode as we tune in to hear Sha's incredible journey! 

    Sha’s Bio:

    Sha Hurley (@sha.hurley) is passionate about transformation, both digital and self transformations.

    By day, Sha is a Global Program Manager & Digital Transformation Advisor at Google Cloud helping hi-potential digital-native companies and F500 companies accelerate growth and impact.

    By weekend and night, Sha guides compassionate and creative women in Tech who feel stuck, anxious or burned out to achieve self-mastery for an empowered, peaceful and purposeful life with her signature "Inner Peace Journey" 1:1 coaching program (https://shahurley.com/services/inner-peace/) as a certified Holistic Well-being & Leadership Coach and Yoga & Meditation Teacher. Her vision is "One peaceful, connected and empowered soul at a time for a better world and solid foundation for our next generations." More specifically, She aims to bring spirituality, well-being, and humanity to the Tech Corporate world through coaching, well-being workshops, yoga & meditation teaching. You can learn more at shahurley.com. 

    I'm so excited to share that Sha is offering a special discount to her "Thrive Essential" offering on her website. Promo code: thrive2022. 

    This podcast episode is sponsored by


    Audible: Go to https://www.audibletrial.com/permissiontobecome to get 1 month free trial! In 2021, I completed 62 books by listening to audiobooks on my daily walks and long drives, thanks to Audible!

    Follow this podcast on Instagram @permissiontobecome for the latest updates! Also, if you love this podcast, I'd love for you to leave a comment or review on Apple Podcast. I'd love to hear from you!

    If you are seeking more support from other women who are walking on a similar journey, I'd like to invite you to join the free Permission to Become Community!


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    • 44 min
    Ep. 26: Maira Hernández, Permission to Create Aventura, Amor y Tacos

    Ep. 26: Maira Hernández, Permission to Create Aventura, Amor y Tacos

    In this episode, I am so excited to share with you this powerful conversation I had with Maira Hernández (@maira.hdez), an award-winning author of the book Aventura, Amor y Tacos (@aventura.amor.tacos), on her journey back to her motherland in Michoacán, México that became the turning point of her life and inspired her to write this book.

    In this episode, Maira and I dived into:


    Her bicultural upbringing and following the path she was supposed to be on
    How her journey back to her motherland helped her reclaim her identity and purpose
    How her cultural heritage empowered her to find her voice and the courage to write her book
    Her 3 tips for those who are to embark on their own journey to reconnect with their raíces (roots)

    Maira’s Bio:

    Maira is an award-winning author, photographer, and self-proclaimed aventurera (adventurer). Born and raised in LA with roots in México, she helps people reconnect with their raíces (roots) to use the lessons from their cultural heritage to empower themselves to be badass individuals.

    Links:


    Her book Aventura, Amor y Tacos (signed copy)
    Website: https://www.mairahernandez.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aventura.amor.tacos/

    This podcast episode is sponsored by


    Ana Luisa Jewelry: Go to https://shop.analuisa.com/permissiontobecome. They are a conscious luxury jewelry brand with affordable prices starting at $39. Right now, their jewelry is at buy one, get one 40% off.
    Audible: Go to https://www.audibletrial.com/permissiontobecome to get 1 month free trial! In 2021, I was able to complete 62 books by listening to audiobooks on my daily walks and long drives, thanks to Audible!

    Follow this podcast on Instagram @permissiontobecome for the latest updates! Also, if you love this podcast, I'd love for you to leave a comment or review on Apple Podcast. I'd love to hear from you!

    If you are seeking more support from other women who are walking on a similar journey, I'd like to invite you to join the free Permission to Become Community!


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    • 52 min
    Ep. 25: Julia Kestner - Permission to Create Purpose-Driven Art

    Ep. 25: Julia Kestner - Permission to Create Purpose-Driven Art

    In this episode, I am so excited to introduce Julia Kestner (@juliakestnerdesigns), an Asian American illustrator who uses her creative voice to uplift social justice movements by creating art that focuses on important issues such as mental health, gender equality, women’s rights, and racial justice. 

    In this episode, Julia and I dived into: 


    Julia’s experience with finding her identity and a sense of belonging as a biracial, growing up in Japan and later moving to the U.S. 
    How she found her purpose through art 
    How she broke through the “model minority myth” and found her voice and courage to share her creative work How she defines success as a Creator 
    How gave herself the permission to leave her 9-5 to pursue art as a full-time entrepreneur 

    Julia’s Bio: 

    Julia is an illustrator with a passion for creating purpose-driven art. She strives to use her creative voice to uplift social justice movements and envision a better world. She enjoys creating work that’s focused around important issues such as mental health, social justice, women’s rights, and gender equality. She strives to normalize inclusion in the illustration world by creating positive, empowering, and uplifting artwork that not only inspires her audience, but also helps create lasting and meaningful change. 

    Links: 


    Website: https://www.juliakestnerdesigns.com/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliakestnerdesigns/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JuliaKestnerDesigns/ 

    This podcast episode is sponsored by 


    Ana Luisa Jewelry: Go to https://shop.analuisa.com/permissiontobecome. They are a conscious luxury jewelry brand with affordable prices starting at $39. Right now, their jewelry is at buy one, get one 40% off.  
    Audible: Go to https://www.audibletrial.com/permissiontobecome to get 1 month free trial! In 2021, I was able to complete 62 books by listening to audiobooks on my daily walks and long drives, thanks to Audible! 

    Follow this podcast on Instagram @permissiontobecome for the latest updates! Also, if you love this podcast, I'd love for you to leave a comment or review on Apple Podcast. I'd love to hear from you! 

    If you are seeking more support from other women who are walking on a similar journey, I'd like to invite you to join the free Permission to Become Community!


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    • 49 min

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DaisyQ1983 ,

Brilliant listen

Really brilliant listen. I loved how informative it was, even though it felt like I was listening to friends talk.
Such important topics. Can’t wait for me.

VinnieSunset ,

Inspiring stories

I love the calm energy Joyce brings to these conversations with women who have really reached inside and pushed themselves towards a more energizing and fulfilling path 😊

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