As a leading motivational speaker, Pauline Nguyen shares her experience, wisdom and modern insights, guiding her audiences on a journey of transformation and self-discovery. 

Her message is one of empowerment and purpose, inviting listeners to embrace the truth that lies deep within each of us. Through her dynamic delivery and captivating stories, she inspires and ignites the spark of possibility within all who have the privilege of hearing her speak.

Her presence will captivate and uplift your audience. Don’t miss the opportunity to elevate your event and empower your audience with the transformative wisdom of Pauline Nguyen.

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“People don’t have business problems; they have personal problems that reflect in their business. If we can learn the tools of self-mastery, we can better practice the art of influence with others.”

Pauline Nguyen

Find Your Purpose with a Leading Female Keynote Speaker 

As a female speaker and spiritual entrepreneur, Pauline invites us to embrace the radiance within, illuminating the path and guiding us towards a future filled with possibility and promise.

Rooted in her own journey of resilience and triumph, Pauline’s message resonates deeply, inspiring transformation with her radiant presence and soulful wisdom. Through her story, we are reminded of the power of resilience, spirituality, and conscious living.

At the heart of Pauline’s message lies a deep reverence for growth and transformation. Ignite your own success and contact Pauline to schedule a keynote address today.

Award-winning Female Motivational Speaker 

Pauline’s work has been recognised with a multitude of awards that speak to her unwavering commitment to excellence.

From winning the prestigious Australia Telstra Business Award for Medium Business to being recognised as one of Australia’s top 50 Influential Female Entrepreneurs, Pauline’s achievements serve as milestones on her path to success. She was also handpicked to be included in Blackwell and Hobday’s Global Recognition of ‘200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World.’

Through her words and actions, she empowers souls and ignites spirits, guiding others towards a future filled with purpose, abundance, and joy. See what others have had to say about Pauline’s keynotes.

‘Who is this Keynote Speaker Woman?’ 

Pauline’s story is one of victory over adversity, a narrative woven with threads of resilience and courage. Escaping war-torn Vietnam as a toddler, she embarked on a journey marked by unimaginable hardship and trauma.

Yet, from the ashes of her past emerged a beacon of hope. Pauline went on to co-found Red Lantern, the world’s most awarded Vietnamese restaurant, in 2002. This culinary sanctuary not only tantalises taste buds, but also serves as a testament to Pauline’s indomitable spirit.

Amidst the aroma of spices and laughter of patrons, Pauline’s spirit shines brightly, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of love.

For many of her keynote speeches, Pauline is asked to share ‘The Red Lantern Story’ as it tells a story of grit and survival in a challenging, fickle industry. After more than 20 years, Pauline and her team have stood the test of time. ‘There is something to be said for staying in the game long after others have given up,’ says Pauline.

Learn From One of the World’s Most Inspiring Speakers

There is no keynote leadership speaker in Australia today quite like Pauline Nguyen. This entrepreneur is one of the country’s leading motivational and inspirational speakers and is considered as one of the world’s greatest disruptors, innovators and thought leaders.

She is dynamite on the stage, sharing her journey of entrepreneurial success despite all odds. Arriving in Australia as a Vietnamese refugee, Pauline overcame childhood abuse and extreme adversity to rise to renown as a business leader, coach, spiritual teacher and shaman. Combining the latest in neuroscience with spirituality, her keynotes are a distillation of decades of work with CEO’s, corporates and entrepreneurs, guiding them to transformation through the game changing new paradigm of Conscious Leadership.

Conscious Leadership offers the antidote to fear. The fear that leaves a toxic residue that won’t be as easily tolerated in an increasingly complex business environment.

A multi award winning best-selling author as well as the co-founder of the world’s most awarded Vietnamese Restaurant, Red Lantern; Pauline’s keynotes have her audience on the edge of their seats, blazing with new possibilities and ignited with their own potential to design the life of their dreams and marry material success with deep fulfilment. 

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Pauline doesn’t do motivation; she does electrifying inspiration and accelerated transformation. Her ability to connect to each audience member is palpable, with a unique deliverance and powerfully crafted stage presence that is second to none. 

Each of Pauline’s keynotes are rich in anecdote and sapience, seamlessly weaving practical steps to self-mastery with compelling insights into her extraordinary journey to the top. Success in business starts with the next breath you take; master yourself, and the professional world or infinite opportunities awaits. When Pauline speaks, people listen.

As an inspirational keynote speaker, she is able to tailor her keynotes to a board of five or a stadium of 4000, whether live or virtually. In this new state of being, Pauline understands more than anyone that aptitude, adaptability, nimbleness, and flexibility is key, most poignantly in the space where the personal and the professional collide.

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How to be a smarter, faster, happier and more grounded human in the era of total disruption.

For the life of a modern entrepreneur, the highly competitive business environment is a battlefield. And as a resolute, strong and prepared as you are as a warrior, without an adequate war chest, you don‘t stand a chance against the your competition.

Pauline explains the necessity in our day and age to utilise The War Chest of a Modern Leader in entrepreneurial battle. The War Chest of a Modern Leader is full of powerfully practical and sustainable ways we can not only improve as leaders, but also win the entrepreneurial battle against our adversaries.


The commence of this decade has proved one certainty – there is no certainty. The pandemic showed itself to be a black swan – an unseeable anomaly that has changed the way we conduct ourselves as a society, as people and as businesses. But, as Charles Darwin famously noted, “It is not the strongest of species that survive, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change.”

The business disruption the world over was rife: upending industries, creating tailwinds and forcing entrepreneurs to rapidly adapt to the new normal. Pauline explains the ways your business can pivot and adapt to business disruption, starting with the most important foundation in your business – you.

As a working CEO herself, Pauline has been right there in the trenches for two decades. Since 2020, she has pivoted multiple businesses to not only survive during the uncertainty of the global pandemic, but to thrive. As Pauline says, “Business development cannot happen without business disruption first”.


Diversity & Inclusion, Vulnerable Leadership, Self Mastery, Self Leadership

A broad and dynamic keynote, in this powerful experience Pauline explains four of the most pivotal components in becoming a successful leader. This isn’t your regular business coaching speech – dive into deep, controversial and complex topics, distilled eloquently for execution today.

Pauline explains the importance of self-mastery, required before mastering anything else in life. Drawing on learnings from running the world’s most awarded Vietnamese restaurant, Red Lantern, she imparts why true leaders hold others accountable whilst being ‘compassionately assertive’. That those who want to be part of the new future of leaders must walk the walk, not just talk the talk.

From her experience coming to Australia as a refugee and eventually garnering accolades including being one of Australia’s Top 50 Influential Female Entrepreneurs, and worldwide recognition as one of 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You View the World, Pauline explains why the greatest leaders of our time lead with diversity and inclusion not as just social responsibilities, but as powerful weapons for business. Find out why The Huffington Post described Pauline as “the most grounded spiritual entrepreneur on the planet”.

THE WAY OF THE SPIRITUAL ENTREPRENEUR – The 7 Secrets to Becoming Fearless, Stress Free and Unshakable in Business and in Life

It’s time to disrupt the disruption. For the life of the modern conscious leader, the highly competitive business environment can be a battlefield. Having worked with, coached and facilitated entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses, corporate executives and leaders from all walks of life, Pauline has seen many incredibly gifted, driven, passionate and purposeful leaders fraying at the edges diseased and dis-eased. Sure, they may boast that they have a lot of money in the bank but they are spiritually bankrupt and are struggling to find joy, purpose, satisfaction, happiness and harmony.

At an organizational level they are burned out, stressed out and frazzled. In this riveting keynote, Pauline speaks to The Way of Spiritual Entrepreneur and why ‘The Way’ ultimately presents a radically new and meaningful paradigm that enhances and enriches everyone who embraces it. Especially if the goal is to build and sustain vibrant, creative and profitable organizations with engaged, energised, inspired and productive teams over the long run.


Through the mastery of her story telling, Pauline will take you on a delicious and tumultuous journey of how and why Red Lantern, after 21 years in business, still holds the mantle of ‘The Most Awarded Vietnamese Restaurant in the World’ in what is a truly challenging, fickle and competitive industry. Find out what it takes to sustain a business for more than two decades with Calm Courage, Resonating Resilience and Tacit Grit to do what needs to be done for yourself and your people.


Pauline Nguyen’s highly acclaimed restaurant The Red Lantern offers progressive business leaders a vast swathe of practical takeaways and invaluable networking. Pauline sheds light on new concepts and shares insights from operating the most awarded Vietnamese restaurant in the world.

The Secrets of the Red Lantern is a collaborative event where high achievers come together, break bread and tell tales. But this isn’t your regular networking event – Pauline masterfully facilitates and coaches along the way. Each session is crafted by Pauline to bespoke fit your team’s needs.

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