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 20: Author, Editor, and Coach Joanne Machin

Episode 20: Author, Editor, and Coach Joanne Machin

Episode Recap: Joanne and I talked about: The existential dread we’re all feeling right now (1:19)The questions she asked before leaving her full-time job (6:15)How she got started in writing (15:20)Her book, Game Changer (18:25)How she writes diverse stories without...

Episode 19: Retinal Surgeon and Author Dr. Andrew Lam

Episode 19: Retinal Surgeon and Author Dr. Andrew Lam

Episode Recap: Dr. Lam and I talked about A day in the life of a retinal surgeon (1:27)How he finds time to write with a full-time job and four kids (6:13)His process for writing historical novels (8:17)How a history major became an eye surgeon (15:08)Why doctors...

Episode 18: Ovee Health Co-founder Maddy Siriouthay

Episode 18: Ovee Health Co-founder Maddy Siriouthay

Episode Recap: Maddy and I talked about How to explain to traditional Asian parents that you write about vaginas all day (3:13)Maintaining personal boundaries when writing publicly about sexual health (4:58)A typical day for a digital content creator (9:12)The power...

Episode 17: Freelance Writer and BTS Stan Virginia Duan

Episode 17: Freelance Writer and BTS Stan Virginia Duan

Episode Recap: Virginia and I talked about How her blogging career started (1:48)How she homeschools four children in Mandarin (5:45)Her social media management work and partnership with Sagebooks (13:35)The importance of a supportive partner (26:27)Managing multiple...

Episode 16: Asian American Mental Health Care Providers

Episode 16: Asian American Mental Health Care Providers

Episode Recap: I got to speak with Dr. Anna Huang, PhD, Dr. Martin Hsia, PsyD, and Dr. Joseph Lee, MD about the everyday reality of being a mental health care provider. We debated what the best kind of doctor is, and discussed some of the challenges and rewards of...

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...