Transformative Purpose

Aaron Pang

My name is Aaron Pang, my purpose is to spread positivity and honest conversations to help you become a better future-self. Each week we chat with inspiring leaders, parents, authors and unsung heroes about what we can do differently to make our world a better place. Positive change starts with our mind, to question our stone-aged knowledge and biases, be kind and to truly listen to others. Find out more at https://transformativepurpose.com

Welcome: Why I Do What I Do
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Mac Ling joins with Aaron Pang to explore the space of coaching and radical authenticity. In this chat, we talk about the benefits of having a coach, how to tell if a coach is good, what happens during coaching, the concept of radical authenticity, empathy and psychological safety.Mac shares many people are living without self-belief and are constantly seeking external validation. He adds kindness starts with all of us by doing little, Mother Treasa’s things to make someone’s life a little better, even if it is as small as sweeping our doorstep.Mac is a certified transformational leadership coach and public speaker.  About Transformative PurposeEvery week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders, inspiring individuals  and unsung heroes about what we can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self.Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, YouTubeSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Nov 27

32 min 32 sec

Alyn Mitlyng joins with Aaron Pang to discuss the limitation of traditional goal setting. She shares how she discovered the power of personal goals (she calls them DIRTY GOALS) and how dirty goals have helped her find meaning, fulfillment and happiness in life. Alyn also mentions we should all learn to be kind to everyone. When we are kind, people want to be around us.Alyn is the author of Dirty Goals: Breaking Conventional Rules to Achieve Your Dreams and is currently based in Colorado.  To purchase a copy of her latest book, click here. About Transformative PurposeEvery week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders, inspiring individuals  and unsung heroes about what we can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self.Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Nov 20

27 min 20 sec

Lousin Mehrabi sits down with Aaron Pang to talk about her remarkable life story of becoming a successful professional negotiator.  How negotiation can make all of us better human by staying true to ourselves, showing empathy and listening to others. Lousin will also share how she moved from grievance to acceptance when she found out her son was diagnosed with a fatal and incurable muscle degeneration disease Duchenne, accepted the non-negotiable while determined to move to another country in order to give the quality of life to her loved ones.Lousin is an internationally recognized professional negotiator and sought-after inspiration speaker on Negotiations, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. She's also the host of Life Negotiations podcast.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Nov 11

31 min 57 sec

Podcast veteran Regina Larko joins with Aaron Pang to talk about how we can use our voice to make global impact and save lives. Regina shares her humble upbringing, her podcasting journey, the occasional imposter syndrome she experiences and the importance for all of us to truly listen, become aware of those who are left behind. Regina lost two loved ones to mental health and that made her more determined than ever to make things rights: using her voice to make a better world. About Transformative PurposeEvery week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders, inspiring individuals  and unsung heroes about what we can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self.Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Nov 4

41 min 3 sec

Chhin Lee joins with Aaron Pang to talk about the common struggles behind parents and the key to maintaining relationships with our spouse. Parenting requires active communication, feedback with good intent and teamwork, listen in as Chhin shares her parenting journey, her hero, the conversations she had with other parents and how she and her spouse resolve the different challenges.After a successful sales career, Chhin turned her parenting passion into her side hustle.  She became a socialpreneur and founded Little Monkey, Hong Kong’s first child-friendly facilities’ directory.  About Transformative Purpose Every week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Oct 28

41 min 20 sec

Perry Lam sits down with Aaron Pang to discuss the power of storytelling and how it can be used to build relationships and humanity. Perry highlights the key elements of good storytelling to deliver the Contents, Context and Emotions and provides examples of where people tend to get it wrong."Never start with the S-word." That's a big no-no for storytelling.Perry is the Founder and CEO of Lam Institute, an executive coach to CEOs and also trains young talents and TEDx speakers on storytelling. He was a Regional Director at DHL where he looked after all the country sales director in Asia Pacific and also launched DHL's first "Sales Force Academy and Leadership Center".About Transformative PurposeEvery week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Oct 13

37 min 11 sec

Waki Chuang joins with Aaron Pang to share his favourite books and why he thinks reading can help us build kindness, have an open attitude, provide us with a sense of serendipity and help us learn and develop a better version of us. Waki is the founder of Reading Outpost 閱讀前哨站. A native Taiwanese and an avid reader who grew his email list from zero to more than 13,000 loyal followers in less than a couple of years.About Transformative Purpose Every week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Oct 4

30 min 34 sec

Vincent Siu chats with Aaron Pang on how to make learning and education stick. He's going to share with us on the importance of reinforcing imagination with young children through analog play and and how parents, educators and leaders can make education and training more effective by making it fun. Vincent is the Founder and CEO of  Press Start Academy.  Everyone loves having a little bit of fun.About Transformative Purpose Every week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Sep 24

34 min 23 sec

Yifan He joins with Aaron Pang to talk about the progress of blockchain, how blockchain can improve society, issues with crypto-trading and his prediction of where blockchain is headed for the next ten years! Yifan is the CEO of Red Date Technology, the founding architect firm who built Blockchain Service Network (BSN). About Transformative Purpose Every week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Sep 6

31 min 39 sec

Fyiona Yong chats with Aaron Pang on how to manage generational diversity and work through differences.  After a 14-year successful career at Shell, a Malaysian Chinese who grew up in Germany named Fyiona told her dad she wanted to leave her job and pursue something of her own. Her father said to her at lunch, "why do you millennials all like to chase after your dream!" Fyiona was intrigued by the question.  Through this discovery and conversation, she found out the crazy adventure that her father once did when he was 19 years old.Fyiona is an intergenerational leadership coach. She works with leaders and young talents to help them understand each other better. Different generations have more similarities than you think. Are we listening to understand or listening to respond and give advice? About Transformative Purpose Every week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Aug 31

52 min 17 sec

Michael Crossland chats with Aaron Pang about how despite spending a third of his life in illness, he emerged seeking to bring a change in the world we live in. Michael is one of the world's most sought after inspirational speaker and has shared the stages with Sir Richard Branson, Dalai Lama and Tony Robbins. He is the author of Everything Will Be OK: A Story of Hope, Love and Perspective. From battling all odds to surviving a rare form of life-threatening cancer, overcoming an impossible drug trial, fighting for his son's life,  Michael teaches us that we all are capable of achieving anything in life - if we simply replace fear with faith. Michael is a proud father of two children and firmly believes that a parent's love has no bounds. To purchase a copy of his book Everything Will Be OK, click here. About Transformative Purpose Every week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Aug 24

40 min 9 sec

If you're here for the first time, welcome! This short episode explains why I do what I do. If you are looking for inspiration, positivity and new knowledge to start your week, you've come to the right place. Each week, we tab into the stories behind some of the world's most successful people and unsung heroes, to understand what made them who they are. Our mission is to build a global community to spread love, positivity and inclusion, to inspire all of us to become a better future-self. To learn more about us, please visit our website at https://www.transformativepurpose.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Aug 20

2 min 16 sec

Stephen Wong sits down with Aaron Pang to talk about how we can build better communities and businesses through design thinking. Stephen is the former CEO of Asia Miles. He is using big data, design thinking, innovation and technology for his two social enterprises, me2you and newgig.me Stephen is a household name in Asia when it comes to design thinking, one of the early pioneers who brought design thinking into Hong Kong. He and his team had to oversee 10 million customers and 700 business partners in the ecosystem when he was the former CEO at Asia Miles.About Transformative Purpose Every week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Aug 17

47 min 22 sec

Ricky Cheung joins with Aaron Pang to share how Rosewood builds a purposeful workforce through The Calling and relationship hospitality.  We will explore a wide range of topics such as the importance of looking after humans and their feelings as companies push towards digital, what the right culture in a business looks like and how Rosewood empowers their people to greet customers without giving them any operating manual / playbook, but still managed to impress Aaron with their above and beyond service! Ricky currently looks after global talent acquisition for Rosewood Hotel Group, an international luxury hotel group. About Transformative Purpose Every week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Aug 11

31 min 5 sec

May Tran, Founder of Parent Poppin and our guest for today’s episode, explains how their cafe helps supercharge young parents in Australia overcome the anxiety post-childbirth.After a brief episode of postpartum anxiety and the associated treatment, May realized the experience had transformed her into a liberated and genuinely happy person. She discovered the need and power of holding open conversations around the same to help young parents begin a brand new chapter of their lives. Quitting her corporate life to switch to working with startups, May found herself aligned with her vision of building a rejuvenating environment for young parents, Parent Poppin.To learn more about Transformative Purpose, please visit https://transformativepurpose.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Aug 5

24 min 12 sec

Fion Leung chats with Aaron Pang about her decision to pivot from a full-time bank job to focus on her passion entirely, her journey co-founding Time Auction with her friend. Time Auction is an asset-light charity which has achieved 90,000 volunteering hours after 7 years of operation.Fion is the CEO and co-founder of Time Auction. She used to work with a renowned investment bank before she turned full-time into her passion project and now a highly-regarded charity organization that advocates volunteerism. Time Auction has successfully made its presence reach nine countries worldwide.About Transformative Purpose Every week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Jul 29

33 min 21 sec

Ashely Dudarenok joins with Aaron Pang to share her journey moving from Russia to China to pursue her studies and how the experience seeded her business career going forward. Ashley also discusses being a woman entrepreneur while explaining that the Chinese market has seen more businesswomen than many other countries in the world. She will also touch on insights about Chinese consumer behaviours, marketing in China and recent regulations facing internet companies. Ashley founded two successful businesses - Alarice (social media agency) and ChoZan (training company). About Transformative Purpose Every week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Jul 21

47 min 58 sec

Allan Zeman sits down with Aaron Pang to talk about his life lessons. Allan enlightens us with his positivity, unbending routines and principles in life, breakthrough experiences, and learnings, and shares his thoughts about the world.Dr. Allan Zeman has been named as one of Asia’s 25 Most Powerful Business Leaders by Fortune.  He made US$1million profit at 19 from his first fast fashion trading business which he founded after arriving in Hong Kong. People call him the Father of Lan Kwai Fong (LKF), he turned LKF into one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attractions. During his tenure at Ocean Park, Dr. Zeman managed to raise visitor numbers despite the opening of rival Hong Kong Disneyland. About Transformative Purpose Every week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Jul 15

39 min 33 sec

Sudesh Thevasenabathy joins with Aaron Pang to chat about societal conditioning of racial and gender stereotypes, existing discriminatory practices, first-hand examples of having experienced the same, teaching our kids inclusivity, and devising BOTTOM-UP inclusion and diversity practices in organizations.  Despite the recent progress made by some organizations on the DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) agenda,  our spearheaded efforts continue to be reactive , failing to create lasting effects in society. Sudesh is currently Head of Asia for DEI at Manulife.About Transformative Purpose Every week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Jul 5

40 min 50 sec

Peter Birch joins with Aaron Pang to chat about how he successfully built a global healthcare community through his podcast. We explore the existing bottlenecks to intensifying Healthcare Technology in the APAC region and discover incredible ways to reinvent the healthcare industry there.Peter has made it his passion to enable health tech change in Australia. Believing strongly that technology can be both the problem and solution, if technological tools aren't promptly integrated or interoperable, they would only aggravate the current issues. Peter is the founder and CEO of Talking Healthtech.About Transformative Purpose Every week we speak to some of the world's most successful leaders and unsung heroes about what each and every one of us can do differently to make a better world. Our mission is to help you relearn and rediscover to become a better future-self. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aaronpang)

Jun 18

33 min 20 sec