High-impact speeches

Educate and entertain your audience

High-impact speeches

Educate and entertain your audience

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Joy Chen 陈愉

I know exactly how companies choose leaders, because for seven years, I did the choosing, as an executive search consultant for Fortune 500 companies.

Before that, I was a Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles.

I also know how Chinese companies work. For the past decade, I've split my time between the U.S. and China, where I've been working as the executive coach the Wall Street Journal called "An American Lean-In Guru in China."

You may know me as author of the China best-sellers DO NOT MARRY BEFORE AGE 30 《30岁前别结婚》 and HOW TO GET LUCKY IN YOUR CAREER 《30岁趁势二位》.

Now, I’m back in the States, and ready to teach your audience members how to ace the corporate game.

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Speech Topics

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Smash the Asian American Glass Ceiling

Asian Americans are America's most educated group -- and the least likely to get promoted. Why? Globally renown leadership coach Joy Chen – a former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor and former Fortune 500 executive search consultant – gives us an insider’s look at how companies choose leaders, and what you can do to smash the glass ceiling.

You will learn:

  • How companies really choose leaders (hint: it's not about how hard you work)
  • How our upbringing shapes our workplace behaviors -- and ultimate success or failure
  • How stereotypes and unconscious bias impact your career
  • What you can do to break through the Asian American glass ceiling and move up 

Develop Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Career Success and Happiness

As Asian Americans, we're often stereotyped as the technical experts who lack social skills. So, what exactly are the social and emotional skills that companies seek when choosing whom to promote? Globally renown executive coach Joy Chen – a former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor and former Fortune 500 executive search consultant – shows us why the #1 thing companies seek in a leader is “emotional intelligence.”

Joy will us an expert view of how we each can develop our emotional intelligence for greater career success. As a side benefit, research shows increased emotional intelligence leads to increased happiness!

This can be a one-hour speech, or a half- or full-day workshop.

You will learn:

  • The components of emotional intelligence and how it helps us lead with and through others
  • How to become more aware of how your behavior is driven by your thoughts and feelings
  • How to deeply understand others so that you can better connect and get others to like and trust you

Yes, You Can Become a Master at Networking

Everyone knows that to climb the corporate ladder, you need a strong professional network. But how do you develop a network without feeling fake, or worse, like you’re trying to use people? Globally renown executive coach Joy Chen – a former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor and former Fortune 500 executive search consultant – explains how to build your network in a way that feels authentic and comfortable to you.

You will learn how to:

  • Make small talk and really connect with anyone

  • Be assertive without coming across as arrogant

  • Leave every conversation with people feeling good about you

"On stage, celebrity Joy Chen is like a walking exclamation point. She speaks in rolling torrents and flashes a brillant white smile. Her poise and polish are hallmarks of her much vaunted sisterhood — call them the Alpha Females of China.

Today, a hushed audience of tens of thousands of white-collar women — all young, educated, urban and all in black pumps — are eagerly eating up every word of her feminista rallying cry. “We don’t want to survive in society,” she says. “We want to lead society.”

It’s a brazen decree with a lot of lofty ideals behind it. But with doe-eyed looks and a certain gal pal appeal, Chen is a modern-day Joan of Arc."

--Ozy Media

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