May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific American Heritage Month

This May, during Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize the history and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) across our Nation.

In the midst of a difficult year of pain and fear, we reflect on the tradition of leadership, resilience, and courage shown by AANHPI communities, and recommit to the struggle for AANHPI equity.

If you are looking for the best speakers in the industry that happen to identify and be Asian American, Pacific American and Native Hawaiian here is the list. These are speakers we represent and work with on multiple occasions.

Start with Your Voice:
A Workshop for Leaders & Drivers of Change

Speaker: Terri Trespicio

Terri Trespicio

A Workshop for Leaders & Drivers of Change

In this 90-minute workshop, you will:
● Learn a tool and approach for channeling self expression and how it can help shift your perspective
● How (and why) to create a safe space for sharing and cultivating ideas and voices using a specific set of rules
● How trying to cultivate excellence solely through correction stifles the very innovation we want our leaders (and future leaders) to have.
● Discover a method for positive feedback that moves your work forward and helps you lean into your brilliance (and why the traditional approach doesn’t work)
● The role that imagination and creativity play in your work, and how the culture of criticism can erode this effort.
● Have the chance to put this tool into practice right there—and experience how it uplevels trust and morale almost instantly.

About the speaker:

Terri Trespicio is an award-winning writer, speaker, and brand advisor, Her TEDx talk, “Stop Searching for Your Passion,” has surpassed 6.5 million views, and she was named by Hubspot as one of the “Top 18 female speakers who are killing it” (she came in at #2—Oprah was #8), and one of the world’s leading creatives by Creative Boom magazine. A former magazine editor and radio host at Martha Stewart, she has appeared on the Today show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show and The Anderson Cooper Show. Her work has been featured in Oprah magazine, Marie Claire, Prevention, Business Insider,, and She’s also host and co-creator of “Making It Big in 30 Minutes,” a podcast for, by, and about the Emerson College community. Certified in the Gateless method for capturing creative genius, she leads workshops and retreats all over the country to help professionals of all stripes take their stories and ideas from page to stage and beyond.

Why lead with only half your power?

Speaker: Nilima Bhat

Nilima Bhat

Why lead with only half your power?

Description of engagement:
In an experiential and self-reflective format, using tools such as the:

    – The 10min Presence practice
    – The 4-quadrants of Masculine & Feminine Power-plays
    – Your M&F Leadership Style assessment
    – The Heroic Journey map

Co-author, Shakti Leadership – Embracing Feminine & Masculine Power in Business; and My Cancer is Me – The journey from Illness to Wholeness. Nilima is a Conscious Leadership and Integral Health expert. She facilitates personal transformation, gender reconciliation and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She has 24+ years of global corporate experience and consciousness-based health and growth training. She has lived in Germany, Singapore, UK and Hong Kong and has spent the last few years between India and the US, serving as guest faculty at the Whole Foods Academy for Conscious Leadership, Bentley University, Babson College and Esalen. She is also actively involved with supporting the Conscious Capitalism Movement and WIN (Women’s International Network). Her client base includes multinational organizations like Tata Consultancy Services, Societe Generale Bank, Microsoft, Vodafone and the YPO.

Speaker: Tiffany Yu

Tiffany Yu

Tiffany Yu is the CEO & Founder of Diversability

    Disability inclusion and allyship (watch the TEDx)
    How can I make this obstacle the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me?
    Being the representation I couldn’t find (watch the TEDx)

Tiffany Yu is the CEO & Founder of Diversability, an award-winning social enterprise to amplify disabled voices; the Founder of the Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter, a monthly micro-grant that has awarded $49.5k to 50 disability projects in 8 countries; and the host of TIFFANY & YU, the podcast. She serves on the San Francisco Mayor’s Disability Council and was a 2020 Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit. At the age of 9, Tiffany became disabled as a result of a car accident that also took the life of her father. She started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and has also worked at Bloomberg and Sean Diddy Combs’ REVOLT Media & TV. She is a 3x TEDx speaker and spoke on 5 sessions at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. She has been featured in Marie Claire, the Guardian, and Forbes.

Speaker: Elijah Kalā McShane
Topic: Overcoming the Overthrow or Learning the truth of Aloha

Elijah Kalā McShane

Overcoming the Overthrow or Learning the truth of Aloha

A Kānaka Maoli (Indigenous Hawaiian) speaker, poet, educator, and student of Hawaiian history and consciousness. Based in Oahu, Elijah shares with us his insights into the real deal Hawaiian history from the Hawaiian perspective, as well as to discuss the significance and cultural context of the ongoing struggle for Hawaiian Sovereignty. Elijah also describes the crucial importance of decolonizing the spiritual and connecting with one’s ancestors.

“the spirit of aloha can transform humanity”
the inspiration of Awakened Aloha

Speaker: Jia Jiang
Topic: The Power of Rejection

Jia Jiang

The Power of Rejection

Based on his #1 bestselling book – Rejection Proof, this workshop takes a deep dive into rejection-proof principles to expose attendees to techniques in overcoming fears. The audience will learn to turn rejection to advantage, how to give rejections, and to get more acceptances. They will also go through “Rejection in the Wild” – an unforgettable, real-life rejection-seeking exercise. This workshop is 1-4 hours long.

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