not confident, discouraged and undervalued because of your limiting beliefs, language and cultural barriers?
Do you feel like you are always worrying about someone else's opinion ?
You know you can do more and you know there is something that you really want to do!
I totally get it because I was one of you when I first moved to US in 2003. Don’t worry! I got you!
All what you need is a little bit of belief that you can do it!
Do you feel...
You are not here to feel less confident, discouraged and undervalued! I know that wasn't the reason why I've moved to US. However, I hit the reality really hard....
When I first came to US, I was an international student pursuing my BA degree. I could not understand what people are saying at all!! I also started feeling embarrassed with my Japanese English accent and I didn't even want to say anything! I felt that people are all looking at me like I am stupid and not educated because I couldn't understand what they said. I didn't even know how to share my opinion and I have completely lost my confidence.
After graduating from a collage, I freaked out because I didn't know how to look for a job! I didn't know what I'm good at and what I really wanted to do. I was so desperate and I just needed to get A JOB... any job... This was my very first mistake that I made as a job seeker. Because I didn't really understand the culture of the company, the values that I can offer, and the commute that I needed to commit, I ended up quitting my very first job within a day!!! Yes, ONE DAY!
This is the story of my first job experience! I know... so horrible! But the thing is I learned a great lesson from it and I never made the same mistakes. I finally got a job that I really wanted to do but I started asking myself,
"what if I'm an American and I can speak English fluently, would I get a better opportunity? " .
Every time I gave a presentation in front of people or I lead meetings, I had to make an excuse that English is my second language that I cannot present and deliver message well...
When there was an opportunity for a promotion, I had to tell myself, there is no way that I would get the promotion because English is my second language.
Coming form a culture where we see being reserved and lower one's self's ability are seen as virtue, I didn't know how to present and promote myself with confidence and I didn't completely believe myself because of my language barrier. BUT, I didn't stop there and let my excuse ruin my career...
I spent lots of time learning about myself and my culture. Read lots of personal development/self help and leadership books. Took lots of workshop for career development. Got mentors to help me get through my career development... and I finally breakthrough my barriers!
It is my turn to teach you how to breakthrough these barriers!
I'm a mom of two children and I'm a proud working mom who is passionate about empowering women who face her language and cultural barriers and feel less confident. I use my gifted talent to discover other's unique talent so that she can be more confident and get a career she loves as well as build a meaningful life in US.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Social Science and Master's degree in Organizational Management.
I'm also a host of the Real Global Voice Podcast to empower, motivate and inspire women to live the life she wants!