Chief Executive Auntie Podcast

Chief Executive Auntie is a podcast exploring the work lives of Asian Americans beyond the conventional doctor, lawyer, and engineer. You’ll hear from Asian Americans doing unique creative or entrepreneurial work, from full time professionals who’ve done their thing for years, to freelancers and side-giggers who are just getting started. You’ll also get lots of opinions and unsolicited advice from me, your resident Auntiepreneur. New episodes drop every Monday and run about thirty minutes each, perfect for your lunch break, workout, or dropoff run. Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to be the first to know when new episodes go live!

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Episode 15: Feminist Career Coach Cynthia Pong

Episode 15: Feminist Career Coach Cynthia Pong

Episode Recap: Cynthia and I talked about Her customized approach to career coaching (2:20)What to do when you’re overworked and underpaid (6:25)The problem with “Charge your worth” (8:33)Cynthia’s foundational coaching program (12:00)Some of the biggest challenges...

Episode 14: Bawdy Bookworms Founder Thien-Kim Lam

Episode 14: Bawdy Bookworms Founder Thien-Kim Lam

Episode Recap: Thien-Kim and I talked about The work from home mom lifeDoing whatever you want by pissing off your Asian parents so badly they don’t care about anything else you doHow Bawdy Bookworms got startedTalking to kids (and maybe your parents?) about sexThe...

Episode 12: Passion Planner Actress Ambassador Nikki Soohoo

Episode 12: Passion Planner Actress Ambassador Nikki Soohoo

Episode Recap: Nikki and I talked about The daily habits of Passion Planner CEO Angelia Trinidad (4:10)Living and working with your BFF (5:51)The role of Kickstarter in growing Passion Planner (10:44)The ups and downs of being a working actress (15:18)How acting and...

Episode 11: 2 Bros and a Bard Co-Founder Jeff Basladynski

Episode 11: 2 Bros and a Bard Co-Founder Jeff Basladynski

Episode Recap Jeff and I talked about The importance of having a diverse “party” supporting your business quest (10:12)Using his background in marketing to elevate the creative careers of his other staff members. (13:35)The challenges of scaling a business selling...

Episode 10: Nimble Made Co-Founder Tanya Zhang

Episode 10: Nimble Made Co-Founder Tanya Zhang

Episode Recap Tanya and I talked about Working with a life partner (not recommended for everyone!) (3:48)Her decision to leave corporate life (14:14)Challenges of running a startup (20:15)Holding physical inventory in a tiny New York apartment (32:28) Powered by...

Episode 9: Artist and Educator Trisha Hautéa

Episode 9: Artist and Educator Trisha Hautéa

Episode Recap: Trisha and I chatted about: A day in the life of a real digital nomad (1:31)How she uses her diverse background in art and education (4:21)“How can I do what I like but also get compensated for it” (5:53)Why your major maybe doesn’t matter as much as...

Episode 8: Jewelry Designer Peggy Li

Episode 8: Jewelry Designer Peggy Li

Episode Recap: Peggy and I had a great conversation about... A day in the life of a jewelry designer (1:19)Her journey from engineering major to screenwriter (4:17)How she got her jewelry onto Buffy the Vampire Slayer (5:29)The importance of steady jobs when building...

Episode 7: Wedding Photographer Cassie Valente

Episode 7: Wedding Photographer Cassie Valente

Episode Recap: Cassie and I had a great conversation about... Wearing all the business hats at once (1:30)A day in the life of a wedding photographer (6:05)Finding her own voice as a photographer (10:40)Helping clients find their true vision beyond Pinterest boards...

Episode 6: Photographer and WAHD Dae Jeong

Episode 6: Photographer and WAHD Dae Jeong

Episode Recap Dae and I talked about Juggling primary parent and work dutiesDoljanchi (traditional Korean first birthday party)Changing careers multiple timesThe ministry of photography Powered by RedCircle Guest Bio Dae Jeong is a pastor turned photographer and...