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  • Galaxy Press Announces Partnership with Daintree Books in Australia

    Galaxy Press and Daintree Books have partnered to establish distribution of L. Ron Hubbard fiction and the Writers of the Future series in Australia

    Daintree Books is making L. Ron Hubbard's fiction works available throughout Australia.

    We are excited to work with Galaxy Press to bring their titles to the Australian market.”
    — Andrew La Torraca, Managing Director Daintree Distribution
    BELROSE, NSW, AUSTRALIA, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Galaxy Press is pleased to announce its partnership with Daintree Books in Australia to distribute its line of L. Ron Hubbard fiction works. “We created Galaxy Press in 2002 to oversee the publication and distribution of Mr. Hubbard’s works,” stated John Goodwin, President of Galaxy Press, from his office in Los Angeles, California. “We look forward to making Mr. Hubbard’s works available throughout Australia with our newly created relationship with Daintree Books,” he concluded.

    Andrew La Torraca, Managing Director, Educational Group Pty Ltd, and Daintree Distribution, announced, “We are excited to work with Galaxy Press to bring their titles to the Australian market.”

    The MD continued, “With the international writing contest, Writers of the Future, we should see more and more local talent getting a boost. At Daintree Books, our simple philosophy is to select informative, engaging, and imaginative books that will inspire curious young minds and embed a lifelong love of reading.”

    Australia is home to #1 New York Times bestselling author Sean Williams, Writers of the Future 1992 winner who became a Contest judge in 2003. There have been several winners over the years. In just the last few years, Australian winners have included C. Winspear (Grand Prize winner Volume 36, “The Trade”), Michael Gardner (Volume 36, “Foundations”), and J.A. Becker (Volume 38 “For the Federation”).

    La Torraca concluded, “Our aim is to bring knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm to readers. This will be a great fit.”

    The Writers of the Future Writing Contest, now in its 39th year, was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard to provide “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future, was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for the aspiring artist.

    The 535 past winners and published finalists of the Writing Contest have published over 1,900 novels and nearly 6,200 short stories. In addition, they have produced 36 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.

    The 382 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,200 illustrations, 390 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.

    For more information about L. Ron Hubbard titles, visit galaxypress.com/l-ron-hubbard-books/. For more information about Daintree Books, visit www.daintreebooks.com.au/books/?isbn=9781619867017.

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  • Broken Wings Book released Based on Child abuse and Sexual Trauma faced by the Author

    Broken Wings

    Broken Wings

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The pain that a mere 6 years old girl suffered and trauma she faced was huge. Yet she came out to be a strong woman and wrote her whole journey of healing from past in this book.

    This book is a complete guide for someone who has lost their childhood to sexual abuse. It covers all the aspects of past trauma and ways one can heal from them.

    The beginning chapters of the book will give you a bone chilling experience of the horrors that the victims face during the abuse. Then you will get to know how these victims drive their life away from negativity and cruise on the pure path of self-healing and self-loving.

    Jenna Danielle is created based on her personality and experience. When Jenna realized that there are so many people who have gone through abuse and were trying to heal just like her, she decided to write her memoir to share her experience as a means to let others know they were not alone. The pain of abuse is difficult to talk about and understand as it never completely heals, and nobody ever forgets the experience.

    So here is the link to purchase the book
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/BROKEN-WINGS-SERGINE-TRAZILE/dp/1955302677

    Sergine Trazile from New York was born in Haiti. After relocating to the United States, she pursued an AAS-Technology Medical program, followed by a BBA-Business Administration and an MBA-General Business Administration. Sergine, a victim of sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse from childhood, feels it is critical to speak openly and never remain silent about it.

    For More Information regarding author and the book you can visit the website

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  • Gilligan Speaks!

    Bob Denver Audio Book

    Dreama Denver

    Bob & Dreama Denver

    TV icon Bob Denver’s book Gilligan, Maynard, and Me, reissued for the first time In 3 decades as a digital audio book.

    It has been a joy for all of us to make this audio book a reality.”
    — Dreama Denver
    PRINCETON, WV, UNITED STATES, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Unavailable for years, Gilligan, Maynard, and Me, TV icon Bob Denver’s story, in Bob’s own words and his voice, so familiar to millions of baby boomers, is now available for the first time in decades! This new audio book release also contains a special introduction from Bob’s wife and award-winning author, Dreama Denver. This audio book is a must-have for fans of classic television!”

    Of the reissue, Dreama Denver says “ When Bob's book, "Gilligan, Maynard, and Me," first came out, I loved it and encouraged everyone to read it. He was a great storyteller, and reading his words was almost as good as hearing him say them.

    At the time, Bob recorded his book on cassette (remember those?), but audio books weren't as popular in the 90s as they are now in the 21st century. So with the help of my management and my publisher, we had the cassette recording digitized, a new cover art design, and voila! So now Bob Denver/Gilligan fans can listen to Bob himself as he takes you behind the scenes of his most iconic TV roles.

    It has been a joy for all of us to make this audio book a reality. And as his wife of 30 years, I'm thrilled to offer you the experience of winding down or settling in on that road trip as Bob's voice reminisces about the actors he worked with and the experiences he had during a career that spanned 55 years.”

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  • Bestselling author Cary Kwok: How an Asian woman found success in the gaming world

    Cary Kwok

    Asian Women Trailblazers

    At her startup inside a larger PR agency, she brings a diversity of background and experience to branding in a traditionally all-male industry

    If you don’t know something, go find out. If it doesn’t work, just pick yourself up and do it again.”
    — Cary Kwok
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- While 50 percent of gamers today identify as women, only 24 percent of people working in the video gaming industry are women. Cary Kwok is part of the effort to rebalance that equation, helping companies get representation around their branding and management tables that is closer to their customer base. “The consumer that you were targeting 20 years ago as a gamer versus who is a gamer today is just so different that the marketing and the PR needs are very, very different too,” she explains. “So I have an opportunity to create the next version of what gaming PR should be at this firm. I have the opportunity to come up with a vision of how to help brands tell their story to this new audience. Because it’s not just about the video game that you play, it’s also the brand behind the game and what people love about the brand itself.”

    Cary gave herself lots of “pep talks” in her career as she regularly ventured into male-dominated spaces. But she knew she belonged there. “You can’t really be planning with no diversity and hoping to reach a very diverse audience,” she says. “Being able to go into these meetings and feel like you’re bringing something different to the table and believing in that is very important.” She also had to break away from familial and cultural teachings about not speaking up, not making a scene. “PR is the very opposite of that!” she laughs. “You have to be very willing to talk and you have to break out of your shell to be able to share with your clients what your recommendation is. That in itself was a major hurdle in the beginning of my career.” But she succeeded in the way that she used to succeed when she was an avid video game player: by getting through one stage at a time. She’s also a lifelong learner and credits a willingness to ask questions with gaining not just knowledge but confidence.

    Connect with Cary Kwok on LinkedIn and read more of her advice on how women can boss up in tech—or in any field—in the upcoming book Asian Women Trailblazers Who BossUp, a collection of inspiring interviews with Asian women who have broken the mold, overcome obstacles, and have a wealth of advice to share.

    About the Women Who Boss Up Book Series

    Whether you’ve been bossing up for a while or you’re looking for support on your boss-up journey, the Women Who Boss Up book series is your chance to take inspiration and advice from women just like you. These women come from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and all disciplines—STEM, healthcare, finance, coaching, nonprofits, and much more. You’ll read about women who left Corporate America to pursue their dreams of business ownership, women who faced seemingly insurmountable challenges but learned how to move forward, women who followed their intuition to create lives of fulfillment and financial success, and much more. Learn more at bossupbestseller.com.

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  • Bestselling author and coach Claudia Chan on doing what you love—and loving yourself

    Claudia Chan

    Asian Women Trailblazers

    Claudia helps women let go of guilt and limiting beliefs in order to find fulfilling lives as entrepreneurs, moms, or wherever their dreams take them

    Loving myself is the biggest thing. I just get to do what I love and not feel guilty about it.”
    — Claudia Chan
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Claudia Chan uses the revelations she’s had in her own life as a woman growing up in a traditional Asian American family to coach other women through navigating their lives and careers. Once she realized the power of her own mind, she was hooked. As a child, she witnessed her mom giving up her life, career, and desires to spend all of her time providing for her children. She advised Claudia to do the same. “Part of me thought, ‘No, it can’t be like this.’ There should be more,” Claudia says. “What is my purpose if this is all there is?”


    That was the beginning of a journey that took her to a speaking coach who explained that she did not need help with speaking—she needed help with thinking. “I realized that the reason for the majority of things that I felt like I couldn’t do was between my two ears—my brain,” Claudia recalls. “All the limiting beliefs we have, the subconscious beliefs that we can’t do something, come from the experiences that we have gone through. That was when I realized how powerful working through my brain is, and then that’s how I got into life coaching.”

    As a passionate entrepreneur, one of her biggest lessons was a surprising one. “For people who are like me, who are go-getters, perfectionists, it’s not that we need an accountability partner to push us along, it’s that we actually need to slow down to love ourselves,” Claudia explains. “We need to give grace to ourselves and have patience with ourselves. And that was one of the main things I learned about myself, because I am always self-critical, thinking, ‘I should have done this already, I should have been at that spot already.’ But loving myself is the biggest thing. You do whatever you need for yourself, and don’t feel guilty about it.”

    And if you are embarking on an entrepreneurial path, remember that you will have a lot of failures along the way. Expect them, and make sure you understand why you are doing what you are doing. It has to be out of self-love and not an attempt to prove something, Claudia explains. You are 100 percent worthy, 100 percent lovable right now. “Your failures don’t mean anything about you. It’s just the next step you have to take,” she says. “You’re trying things out. It doesn’t mean that you’re not worthy. If we can all get to that point, then the world will be so much more fun, because everyone’s doing what they love.”

    Find Claudia at claudiachan.co where you can also listen to her podcast, “Love, Shine, Flourish.” And read much more of her story, including how she balances social media in her life, in the upcoming book Asian Women Trailblazers Who BossUp, a collection of inspiring interviews with Asian women who have broken the mold, overcome obstacles, and have a wealth of advice to share.

    About the Women Who Boss Up Book Series

    Whether you’ve been bossing up for a while or you’re looking for support on your boss-up journey, the Women Who Boss Up book series is your chance to take inspiration and advice from women just like you. These women come from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and all disciplines—STEM, healthcare, finance, coaching, nonprofits, and much more. You’ll read about women who left Corporate America to pursue their dreams of business ownership, women who faced seemingly insurmountable challenges but learned how to move forward, women who followed their intuition to create lives of fulfillment and financial success, and much more. Learn more at bossupbestseller.com.

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  • Daphne Kwok: From quiet student to national advocate

    Daphne Kwok

    Asian Women Trailblazers

    Using her voice to empower the Asian American Pacific Islander community

    Never burn your bridges because you never know who you're gonna be working with.”
    — Daphne Kwok
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- As a second generation Chinese American, Daphne Kwok was taught to listen to and respect elders and teachers. “‘Listen to’ governed my method of learning,” she says.
    In college, she continued doing the “listen to” component of learning, struggling through courses where class participation was critical. Outside the classroom, though, as part of the Asian/Asian American student organization, Daphne started to find her voice. What she thought of as merely socializing turned out to be organizing! And she turned out to be quite a skilled leader—a student leader of color working with others to advance the needs of students of color.

    After college, she sought out the AAPI community in Washington, D.C., resulting in an 11-year tenure as one of only two AAPI national civil rights leaders in the nation’s capital. Daphne became a de facto national leader, thrown into the national media spotlight with no public speaking training. But, she thought, if she didn’t speak up, who would speak up for the AAPI community? Rising to the challenge, she testified before federal agencies, addressed the national media, rallied the crowds, and appeared before the President of the United States.

    Based on her experience, Daphne shares a key piece of advice: Focus on communication skills at an early age. “You really do need communication skills—written as well as verbal,” she says. “For people who are like me, shy and reserved, find your local Toastmasters group, take rhetoric classes, take debate classes. I didn’t do any of that growing up, but if I could do it all over again I would.”

    One thing she would do the same way is cultivate a network of friends and mentors. “In times when you really need support, when the work is extremely challenging or perhaps it’s your personal life or family life, open up and talk to your friends,” she says. “During some of my most difficult times, my friends really were a tremendous support system, and to this day I’m so extremely grateful.”

    And when you rise to a leadership role, be a mentor for others. Check in with them. “Especially during this very difficult COVID time, during the current atmosphere of this nation right now, especially for people of color, we have to stick together,” Daphne says. “We need to collaborate with African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indian/Alaskan Natives and the LGBTQ community. We all have to stick together.”

    Another reason to keep your network close and maintain your relationships is that you never know when people will resurface in your life. When Daphne was nominated to serve on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the person processing her paperwork was her former intern! “That appointment truly was the pinnacle of my career,” Daphne says. “It was a tremendous opportunity for me to bring the challenges of our community to the president, and to have the federal government respond to the needs of our community.”
    Connect with Daphne Kwok on LinkedIn and read more of her story in the upcoming book Asian Women Trailblazers Who BossUp, a collection of inspiring interviews with Asian American women who have broken the mold, overcome obstacles, and have a wealth of advice to share.

    About the Women Who Boss Up Book Series
    Whether you’ve been bossing up for a while or you’re looking for support on your boss-up journey, the Women Who Boss Up book series is your chance to take inspiration and advice from women just like you. These women come from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and all disciplines—STEM, healthcare, finance, coaching, nonprofits, and much more. You’ll read about women who left Corporate America to pursue their dreams of business ownership, women who faced seemingly insurmountable challenges but learned how to move forward, women who followed their intuition to create lives of fulfillment and financial success, and much more. Learn more at bossupbestseller.com.

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  • Bestselling author Irene Nakamura makes a name for herself in a hidden industry

    Irene Nakamura

    Asian Women Trailblazers

    Court reporters are a critical part of the legal process

    "Don’t wait until you feel you are ready because you know what, nobody is ever ready." ”
    — Irene Nakamura
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Irene Nakamura was a great student and a curious child. But she was also a girl. And growing up in a traditional Japanese family meant that her education was less of a priority than her brother’s. “In my family culture, women were not considered as important as men. So my brother was the golden child because he was male,” she explains. “Growing up, I was always taught to have a good education. However, my education always took a backseat to my brother’s. I was told by my mother that college was not in my future until my brother finished college. Once he graduated, then I would be allowed to enroll.”

    Her brother ended up earning a double master’s degree at Yale University, graduated in his early 30s. He is five years younger than Irene.
    Unwilling to be complacent with the status quo, Irene defied the suppressive conventions of her traditional Japanese upbringing, its relegation of women to the background, to pursue her dreams. Since college was not an option, she enrolled in a court reporting course at a trade school. “I enrolled not truly understanding what a court reporter does, but I did know that it did not require math class,” she laughs. “So I was, like, ‘Hey, sign me up.’” She knew she wanted a career.

    After working for the US District Court, Central District of California and was the first Japanese American Official Reporter, she became a freelance deposition officer for court reporting agencies but found that her main agency embodied an exploitive culture. She therefore decided, against all odds and during receiving radiation treatments, to open her own shop. “It was terrifying,” she says. “I’m perfectly fine being a good worker bee, but to actually own a company and be a boss was terrifying and the fearful thoughts of opening the door to the old boys’ club to pursue business opportunities was crippling and overwhelming.” She did it anyway. And “I’m knocking on the door, but they don’t even open the door to see who it is because, apparently, I have the wrong knock. So it’s been a challenge. It still is a challenge.” Nevertheless, she persevered, and in the past 10 years, she has built a thriving team that operates out of three locations—California, Hawaii, and Washington State and provides services nationwide.

    Her advice for other entrepreneurs is not to second-guess their dreams. Just take the first step. “Don’t wait until you feel you are ready, because nobody is ever ready,” she says. “And don’t worry about not knowing everything ahead of time. You will figure it out. Don’t worry if everything doesn’t go exactly to plan. That’s how life is; nothing ever goes to plan.” Most importantly, don’t discuss your big ideas and dreams with those who want to pull you down. “Sometimes you cannot completely divorce a toxic person in your life because maybe they are a family member. Well, don’t talk to them about your business. When they ask, ‘How is business?’ you say, ‘Great,’ and move on,” she says. “Talk to the people who will actually support you, who are genuinely happy with your success. Find your tribe of power people, those like-minded and positive people, and that is who you speak to.”

    Irene has much more to share about how she managed to free herself of cultural expectations to stay in the background and ignore her own needs. You can find her story in the inspiring new book Asian Women Trailblazers Who BossUp, a collection of interviews with female entrepreneurs that is a rich resource for Asian women but also for all women looking for models and mentors to help guide their journeys to greatness. You can find out more about Irene Nakamura on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/irene-nakamura/ or at her website: www.iDepoReporters.com.

    About the Women Who Boss Up Book Series

    Whether you’ve been bossing up for a while or you’re looking for support on your boss-up journey, the Women Who Boss Up book series is your chance to take inspiration and advice from women just like you. These women come from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and all disciplines—STEM, healthcare, finance, coaching, nonprofits, and much more. You’ll read about women who left Corporate America to pursue their dreams of business ownership, women who faced seemingly insurmountable challenges but learned how to move forward, women who followed their intuition to create lives of fulfillment and financial success, and much more. Learn more at bossupbestseller.com.

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  • Publisher Janan Sarwar on the power of embracing unique strengths

    Janan Sarwar

    Asian Women Trailblazers

    The publisher/pharmacist found success by taking advantage of opportunities, being open to things she never planned to do, and asking for help

    I love helping and connecting because when you light another person’s candle, you recognize you lose nothing of your own. You’re just adding more light.”
    — Janan Sarwar
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- When Janan Sarwar earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, the PharmD, she was offered a fellowship unlike that of any of her classmates. Rather than work at a hospital or pharmacy, she would be in an academic setting, working on pharmacy curriculum. A professor recognized her writing skill and her creativity and knew she would be perfect as the liaison between medical experts and the graphic designers and instructional designers who were creating the innovative new learning programs. She took the leap of faith to enter a field that was related to her degree, but where she would not be practicing pharmacy.

    The fellowship led to her next offbeat opportunity when a member of the American Pharmacist Association’s Editorial Advisory Board recommended her for a position working on pharmacy textbooks. She held the position for seven years. “I had my dream job,” Janan says. “I was connecting with a variety of interesting people while using my pharmacy skills. I was editorially reviewing content and making detailed decisions on what new content to acquire. This allowed me to grow my career in publishing at a professional pharmacy association. I was still straddling two different worlds: publishing and pharmacy—while also pursuing creativity.”

    But she was also a mom to three young daughters and at one point she realized she was missing motherhood. She was there, but not present. That’s when she decided to explore entrepreneurship. Guided by her eldest daughter’s wish to read stories with diverse characters, Janan launched Global Bookshelves International. “There’s a nonprofit called ‘We Need Diverse Books,’ and I’m so happy to see that there are more and more diverse publishers in the world,” she explains. “I realized that I know what I’m doing in publishing. I know what I’m talking about; I can help others publish their books.” So she got a business coach to help her transition out of textbook publishing and start freelance medical writing to fund her dream. “Now I’m happy to say that I’m freelance writing and career coaching, staying connected in this pharmacy world, but also creating and making spaces and connecting with others that are already doing these things.”

    For women dreaming of making their own big leaps, Janan advises finding someone who is doing what you are passionate about and connecting with them. “The worst that can happen is you listen to them and you think, ‘This is absolutely not what I should do!’ Or alternatively, they inspire you even more to follow that path,” she says. They might even end up becoming a mentor.

    Janan is driven to help others—to be a trailblazer—because she wants to share one of the most important lessons she learned about navigating new spaces. “The majority of my career, I felt like an imposter because I was the only one,” she says. “The only South Asian, the only Bengali, the only Muslim, the only young person…But I learned to take that idea and make it a mindset shift: By being the ‘only,’ it’s actually a very unique asset and you are the one that’s able to bring your experiences to the table where people have never thought that way. Use that as your strength rather than feeling like it’s your weakness. That is the secret. That’s my secret, at least, that I don’t want to be a secret, I want to share it with everyone. There’s room for everyone.”
    Find Janan Sarwar on LinkedIn. On Instagram she is @rxJanan. You can also read much more of her amazing story in the upcoming book Asian Women Trailblazers Who BossUp, a collection of inspiring interviews with Asian women who have broken the mold, overcome obstacles, and have a wealth of advice to share.

    About the Women Who Boss Up Book Series

    Whether you’ve been bossing up for a while or you’re looking for support on your boss-up journey, the Women Who Boss Up book series is your chance to take inspiration and advice from women just like you. These women come from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and all disciplines—STEM, healthcare, finance, coaching, nonprofits, and much more. You’ll read about women who left Corporate America to pursue their dreams of business ownership, women who faced seemingly insurmountable challenges but learned how to move forward, women who followed their intuition to create lives of fulfillment and financial success, and much more. Learn more at bossupbestseller.com.

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  • Bestselling author Jeanie Chang sees “healthy emotionality” as a path to mental wellness

    Jeanie Chang

    Asian Women Trailblazers

    Having made a huge impact in private practice and in corporate settings, the speaker, therapist, and coach now shares her own story in a new book

    "Words are powerful, language is powerful. If you say you’re going to do it. Then own these words. Claim the words and say “I am a trailblazer”.”
    — Jeanie Chang
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Jeanie Chang is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, but she brings much more diverse experience to her work. She started her career as a broadcast journalist, then went to business school to earn a degree in marketing. How do her varied skills merge? She has become a well-known and effective speaker on mental health in corporate settings. Through her private practice, Your Change Provider, PLLC, she provides not only clinical services to individual clients but also executive and leadership coaching and workplace presentations on mental health and DEI. She is the founder of the Cultural Confidence® program, a framework that promotes “healthy emotionality through the powerful intersections of identity, mindfulness, resilience, and mental health.” Healthy emotionality is the core of Jeanie’s work.

    Especially in Asian American households, children are taught that “saving face” and not showing emotion are critically important. “It’s about making sure that no one knows something’s wrong,” Jeanie says. “But that is not healthy. Stress is a normal part of life. I do a lot of normalizing and de-stigmatizing in my work. For healthy emotionality to promote good mental health, you need to be able to express your emotions and be real.”

    Jeanie came to this realization in her own life when she had achieved what she thought was her dream, to become a prominent Asian American broadcast journalist, and yet she remained unfulfilled. The experience led her to her favorite saying, which is also the title of her memoir: “A is for authentic, not for anxieties or straight A’s.” She had realized that being happy meant finding her own authenticity, not piling on achievements. She named her practice Your Change Provider because she believes identity is always evolving. “People want identity to be final— ‘This is who I am’—but identity is never final. Change is always happening for growth. And that’s necessary!”

    Jeanie herself continues to grow. “I am getting better day by day at claiming my self-worth and the value I bring as a paid corporate speaker,” she says. “I no longer will shortchange myself and decrease my fee when I get a questioning look. I use my noonchi—it literally means “sharp eye measure”—which is a Korean superpower to gauge how the leadership at a client organization perceives my worth. When my noonchi tells me they do not value me for my skill set and what I can provide, I do not budge on my speaker fee when they say it’s too high. However, when my noonchi tells me they really value my work but cannot afford my fee, I will work with their budget. It is never about the money. It is about being appreciated and valued for my expertise, time, and skill.``

    Jeanie shares more of her advice on Cultural Confidence® and intersectionalities in the inspiring new book Asian Women Trailblazers Who BossUp, a collection of interviews with female entrepreneurs that is a rich resource for Asian women but also for all women looking for models and mentors to help guide their journeys to greatness.

    About the Women Who Boss Up Book Series

    Whether you’ve been bossing up for a while or you’re looking for support on your boss-up journey, the Women Who Boss Up book series is your chance to take inspiration and advice from women just like you. These women come from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and all disciplines—STEM, healthcare, finance, coaching, nonprofits, and much more. You’ll read about women who left Corporate America to pursue their dreams of business ownership, women who faced seemingly insurmountable challenges but learned how to move forward, women who followed their intuition to create lives of fulfillment and financial success, and much more. Learn more at bossupbestseller.com.

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  • Bestselling author and celebrity chef Katie Chin took a leap and changed her life

    Chef Katie Chin

    Chef Katie Chin

    featured celebrity chef

    Asian Women Trailblazers

    “Leap and a net will appear” is her favorite piece of advice—as long as it’s paired with this one: “Don’t ever dream harder than you work.”

    When one door closes, climb through the window because there’s always another way to get things done.”
    — Katie Chin
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Katie Chin grew up working in her family's basement, making food for her mom’s catering business, gritting her teeth, and wishing she was hanging out with her friends. She vowed she’d never go into the food industry, and instead headed for Hollywood, where she became a successful marketing executive. Her mom, meanwhile, was building a restaurant empire that she eventually sold; she was catering events for celebrities; she was throwing a fundraising concert with Prince. All this after immigrating to Minneapolis from China in 1956, starting work as a seamstress making 50 cents an hour, and having six kids in an arranged marriage. And what she really loved to do was cook.

    After making an authentic Chinese lunch for her sewing clients, Katie’s mom, Leeann Chin, started getting requests for cooking lessons, then a local socialite asked her to partner with her in launching a restaurant. Katie Chin, meanwhile, was enjoying success in her own right, during her 14 years in the entertainment industry. However, one evening when she wanted to plan a dinner party, she realized she had lost her cooking skills and wanted them back. Her mom taught her to cook again, through a series of dinner parties with Katie’s friends and colleagues. When one of them said, “You guys make this look so easy, you should do a book together,” Katie had a revelation. “I saw an opportunity to create a mother-daughter culinary brand and to change my life,” she recalls. “So I quit my job as a senior VP at Fox, I left my then-husband, and I changed my life completely. Then she and I did all these wonderful things together, so that’s how I got into this business again.”

    When her mom passed away 13 years ago, Katie discovered how much of their success was based on her mom’s reputation. “I tried to get a book deal on my own and it became very clear that I had just been riding on my mother’s coattails. This was before social media so it was harder back then to create a presence as a brand in the traditional route,” she explains. “But I realized I’ve got to do the work. And so I opened up her first cookbook, I cooked all the recipes on my own, and that was really, really humbling. With that, I was eventually able to get my own book deal. I always also like to say, ‘Don’t ever dream harder than you work.’”

    Read much more of Katie Chin’s story—including how She ended up being a featured celebrity chef at the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House under the Obama administration, in the compelling new book Asian Women Trailblazers Who BossUp, a collection of intimate, inspiring interviews with Asian women who have broken the mold, overcome obstacles, and have a wealth of advice to share. Katie’s fifth cookbook, Katie Chin’s Global Family Cookbook, is available wherever books are sold or at chefkatiechin.com. Follow her on social media @chefKatiechin.

    About the Women Who Boss Up Book Series

    Whether you’ve been bossing up for a while or you’re looking for support on your boss-up journey, the Women Who Boss Up book series is your chance to take inspiration and advice from women just like you. These women come from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and all disciplines—STEM, healthcare, finance, coaching, nonprofits, and much more. You’ll read about women who left Corporate America to pursue their dreams of business ownership, women who faced seemingly insurmountable challenges but learned how to move forward, women who followed their intuition to create lives of fulfillment and financial success, and much more. Learn more at bossupbestseller.com.

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  • Bestselling author Leslie Lew helps women stand in their power

    Leslie Lew Reclaim Your Courage

    Leslie Lew

    www.reclaimingyourcourage.com

    Asian Women Trailblazers

    As a trauma-informed self-defense coach, she doesn’t just teach defensive moves; she helps women stand in their power from the streets to the workplace

    A self-defense mindset is going to change your life and finding the words that are authentic to you is a really big piece of it.”
    — Leslie Lew
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The way Leslie Lew teaches it, self-defense is about much more than movement and technique. It begins with your mindset, and a belief that you are worth defending. Leslie encourages clients to give themselves permission to take up space. “There is a bigger price to pay by not speaking up than by speaking up,” she says. “When you become a stronger self-advocate, you can then advocate and fight for those you love.”

    Leslie is on a mission to save the lives of Asian-American and Pacific Islander women and allies to the BIPOC, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, and differently abled communities by empowering them to be stronger self-advocates through mind, body, and voice. Bullied in school and in the workplace, Leslie brings her own experience not just with martial arts but with personal growth and development to her work. “Standing in your power means building a self-defense mindset, using your voice to express your boundaries, and leveraging your body’s natural strengths,” she explains. Leslie also understands that the world is always evolving and therefore she must always be learning. “I am humbled by the work I do every day and never feel like I have all the answers,” she explains. “I am always actively listening to the clients and communities that I am an ally to. I embrace when I make mistakes so I can do better.”

    Founder of Reclaiming Your Courage, a keynote speaker, and a trauma-informed self-defense coach, Leslie is a second-generation Korean and Chinese American, mother of two, and wife. She is a San Francisco native and has been a martial artist for 20 years with a black belt in Tae Kwan Do Hap Kido and Kenpo Karate. Her mission is to save the lives of Asian women and allies. Learn more about working with Leslie at her website, www.reclaimingyourcourage.com or connect with her on Instagram @reclaimingyourcourage. You can also read more of her story in the upcoming book Asian Women Trailblazers Who BossUp, a collection of inspiring interviews with Asian women who have broken the mold, overcome obstacles, and have a wealth of advice to share.

    About the Women Who Boss Up Book Series

    Whether you’ve been bossing up for a while or you’re looking for support on your boss-up journey, the Women Who Boss Up book series is your chance to take inspiration and advice from women just like you. These women come from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and all disciplines—STEM, healthcare, finance, coaching, nonprofits, and much more. You’ll read about women who left Corporate America to pursue their dreams of business ownership, women who faced seemingly insurmountable challenges but learned how to move forward, women who followed their intuition to create lives of fulfillment and financial success, and much more. Learn more at bossupbestseller.com.

    Tamira Luc
    Delucslife
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  • Bestselling author Mihae Kim Stefani gives her best to every client, big or small

    Mihae Kim Stefani

    Mihae Kim Stefani

    Gimga Design Group

    Asian Women Trailblazers

    The founder and creative director of successful design and marketing firm Gimga Group loves to mentor young designers which she appreciates learning from them.

    Don't set the bar so high, but don't set the bar too low either.”
    — Mihae Kim Stefani
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Mihae Kim Stefani has always loved art. In particular, graphic design. Even as a child, she would notice the creative elements of logos, packaging, signage, and retail spaces. Growing up in an Asian family, however, her interest in art was not seen as the path to a legitimate career and was therefore not encouraged. Instead, Mihae played the cello and was destined for music school when a high-school art teacher saw her potential and helped her put together a portfolio. Having immigrated to Baltimore from Korea when she was 11, Mihae didn’t know the ins and outs of applying to college in the U.S., but her teacher helped her get into some art schools. “My mom was not really thrilled about me going to art school instead of music school,” she recalls, “but luckily, she understood that was my passion.” Her only request was that her daughter stay close to home, so Mihae enrolled in the Corcoran School of Art & Design at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

    After graduation, she gained experience at design firms in Baltimore and New York. But then Mihae swerved out of design and into food, following her other passion into launching an Asian gourmet shop in Georgetown, DC. The venture lasted four years until she realized she missed designing. She started slowly growing a freelance design clientele while offering free graphic design services to a friend in exchange for being able to use his Mac to teach herself how to use design software. Over the next couple of years, her design confidence grew. She combined that confidence with her previous entrepreneurial experience and launched Gimga Design Group.

    That was 31 years ago. From those modest beginnings, Gimga Group has grown into a full-service firm, offering branding, publications, marketing, social media, web design, and events. Through it all, Mihae has treated all her clients with the same respect and dedication. “I give 110 percent to every job, whether it’s a small project for a mom-and-pop shop or a huge project at the World Bank Group.” She is also willing to do whatever is needed for a client. “Just because I’m an owner of the company doesn’t mean I can’t pick up trash or make a delivery,” she says. It’s always a team effort.
    Learn more about the design firm and its services at gimgagroup.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @GimgaGroup. You can also read much more of Mihae Kim Stefani’s story in the inspiring new book Asian Trailblazers Who BossUp, a collection of in-depth interviews with Asian women who have broken the mold, overcome obstacles, and have a wealth of advice to share.

    About the Women Who Boss Up Book Series

    Whether you’ve been bossing up for a while or you’re looking for support on your boss-up journey, the Women Who Boss Up book series is your chance to take inspiration and advice from women just like you. These women come from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and all disciplines—STEM, healthcare, finance, coaching, nonprofits, and much more. You’ll read about women who left Corporate America to pursue their dreams of business ownership, women who faced seemingly insurmountable challenges but learned how to move forward, women who followed their intuition to create lives of fulfillment and financial success, and much more. Learn more at bossupbestseller.com.

    Tamira Luc
    Delucslife
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    email us here
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