Passion work

TV HOST + STORYTELLER + INSPIRATOR

Inspirator

Founder and Chief Inspirator of Go Inspire Go, a multimedia platform that highlights everyday heroes in an effort to inspire and help other discover the hero in themselves.

Video: A Real-Life “Angel” in Queens, N.Y., Part 1

Video: “Surprise” Angel in Queens Follow-Up, Part 2

Video: 8-year-old Takes a Stand Against Slavery with Lemonade Stand 2.0

 

Media Personality

TV Reporter: KRON 4 (San Francisco), KGPE 47 (Fresno, CA), KWES 9 (Midland, TX), WAOW 9 (Wausau, WI)

Co-Host, “California Heartland” (PBS)

 

Inspirational Speaker

Institute for Spirituality and Health, "The Heart of HoUSton" Conference (Houston)
-Topic: "Journey to Go Inspire Go and Community Heroes"

Sun Valley Elementary School, Community Heroes (San Rafael, Calif.)
-Regular speaker at annual "Day of Giving" community service event

Mill Valley Middle School, Community Building Day (Mill Valley, Calif.)
-Speaker: Anti-bullying and being a community hero

"Love at Second Sight" Benefit (Mill Valley, Calif.)
-Speaker at benefit for Community Heroes program

"Caregiving: The Circle of Love" documentary screening tour (San Francisco, Las Vegas, Berkeley, Philadelphia)
-Producer of documentary on caregiving heroes in the Asian American community, sponsored by AARP

Caregiving Resource Conference for Chinese Americans in Southern California (El Monte, Calif.)
-Speaker: Screening and discussion of "Caregiving: The Circle of Love" documentary

National Family Caregivers Month (San Jose, Calif.)
-Featured Speaker: “Families Take Care to Give Care”

Westheimer Peace Symposium – The Art of Nonviolence (Wilmington, Ohio)
-“The Art of Social Media for Social Change”

AAJA Media Institute, sponsored by W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Nielsen and Southwest Airlines (Gulfport, Miss.; Santa Fe, N.M.; Washington, D.C)
-Two-day workshop to train thought leaders and help them become valuable sources to the media

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Leadership Summit (Atlanta)
-“Gain the Power and Courage of Telling YOUR story with Impact”

Rotary District Assembly (Inland Empire, Calif.)
-Keynote: “Making the Impossible — Possible”

TechSoup, Digital Storytelling Seminar (San Francisco)
-“How Nonprofits Can Use Photography, Video and Social Media to Advocate for Their Cause.”

Seed it Up (Sydney, Australia)
-Keynote: “The Aha Moment — Being Present for the Moments in Life that Change the Trajectory of Your Life”

Volunteer Match:
-The Untapped Power of Volunteer Stories

Hands on Bay Area (HOBA) Leadership Institute Fellowship Team
-How to use social media to inspire action and create a lasting impact
-Prepare participants to become non-profit and community leaders.
-Shared knowledge and skills that enhance their ability to create change in their community.

BAYCAT
-How to spark inspiration with storytelling
-Present GIG Spark, Go Inspire Go's Youth Lesson on Compassion

Workshop Instructor

University of San Francisco, 21st Century Journalism
-“How to navigate your way to a successful career on TV and online in a rapidly changing media and social media landscape”

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) National Convention (Boston)
“Managing your career amid layoffs, buyouts or (gulp) worse”

Asian American Journalists Association National Executive Team
-“Media training, videography and storytelling with a flip cam”

IW Group — Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations (San Francisco)
-“How to Take Advantage of Online Fundraising/New Media”

Urban Solutions (San Francisco)
-“Digital Storytelling 101”

OJI Life Lab (San Rafael)
-Storytelling Workshops: “Discovering and Telling Your Story with Pizzaz and Passion on Multi-Platforms”

V3 Digital Media Conference (Los Angeles)
-“How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign”

GLEAN
-Women’s workshop and intimate interviews with women to explore personal stories of balance, mindsets and intentions to inspire self care

Sun Valley Elementary School, Kent Middle School, Terra Linda High School
-“Discovering and exploring the Hero in You. Inspiring compassion and action as a Community Hero.”

Asian American Journalists Association & Kellogg Foundation
-Storytelling and Media training for Kellogg Community Leadership Fellows for vulnerable children

AARP
-Produce three short documentaries on Chinese Caregiving

Breakthrough San Francisco Day School
-Produced marketing video
-Coached interviewee on how to look and sound confident on camera

GENRAY Salon
-Produced marketing video, trained and coached interviewees on how to look and sound confident on camera

RIVERBED TECHNOLOGY
-Trained and coached techies how to confidently perform and deliver on-camera messaging

* If you’d like me to speak or conduct a workshop in your community, please contact me.