Say It Skillfully® – OUR VOICES Alice Chun, a gutsy, bright light
May 4, 2021
Hosted by Molly Tschang
Say It Skillfully® is a show that helps you to benefit from Molly Tschang’s expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. In Episode 78, the 12th feature of “Our Voices,” Molly is joined by architect, inventor and social entrepreneur Alice Chun. Separated from her parents at age 1, Alice shares her cross-cultural upbringing between South Korea and the US—at times feeling she fit in neither. Trained in architecture she’s both teacher and innovator; the Haiti earthquake compelled her 1st invention—the Solar Puff™—world’s only self-inflatable, portable solar light. Alice embraces business failures as moments of inspiration & invention, mistakes in “getting the right people on the bus,” and the fleeting moments of “I should just give up.” She personifies GRIT–at one point, holding 3 jobs, breast feeding her baby and going through a divorce. MLK saying that racism is a sickness, a disease…can’t hate people for being sick..was profound for Alice. Hear her compassion for those projecting their own emptiness outward. She recounts a moving experience teaching children in developing areas and asks how can you make lives better, what problems can you help to solve, how can you make an existing solution a bit better? Alice’s latest invention, transparent, soft, self-adhesive and CLEAR masks will transform protecting healthcare workers. Alice lives her passion and demonstrates the power of never giving up with admirable humility and self-belief! Thought for the week. Thank you Alice! Be a fighter, not with your fists or words—fight with the light of your mind, imagination and heart. Tune in to hear her journey, inspiring us to know no boundaries and to commit to taking action so that all can be safe, seen and heard, and our true and best selves. Learn more at: Https://solight-design.com Https://seesu-95.com And follow Alice's inventions at IG @solight_design IG @seeus95
Say It Skillfully®
Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Molly Tschang's Say It Skillfully® is a show that helps you benefit from Molly's guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. She helps everyone from CEOs to interns to recognize that we are all both part of the problem as well as the solution, and that the path to solving any problem is to say what needs to be said.
Molly is a rare breed: tough enough to advise CEOs and company boards, but empathetic enough to understand the human costs of not allowing talent to shine. She has helped dozens of management teams navigate the human after-effects of mergers and acquisitions, and her show brings her expert guidance to a wider audience.
Say It Skillfully® every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Molly Tschang helps her clients' organizations gain the skills to Win As One, which most other companies never even try to do. She starts at the top, guiding management to commit to each other’s success and lead as one cohesive unit.
Molly is Founder and CEO of Abella Consulting, a New York-based leadership development and business advisory consultancy that helps senior leaders cultivate the collaborative capacity to elevate individual, team and organizational performance resulting in accelerated sustained, profitable growth. She created and hosts the “Say It Skillfully®” video series on LinkedIn, making it easier for all members of an organization to say what needs to be said in a constructive and productive manner.
Prior to launching Abella, Molly held executive leadership positions at Cisco Systems and U.S. Filter, where she led the integration of over 80 acquisitions. She holds a BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from UCLA. In 2017, Molly was selected from among 12,000 applicants to be a protégé of Marshall Goldsmith through his 100 Coaches initiative. In her downtime, she enjoys tennis, yoga and cooking with family and friends.