Pauline’s Story

A leader of the new world

Pauline Nguyen’s story is that of survival first. Escaping war-torn Vietnam as a toddler, Pauline eventually made it to Australian shores after a year in a Thai refugee camp. Having jumped from the frying pan, Pauline was thrust into the fire – going on to suffer tremendous physical and emotional abuse until she was a young woman.

It’s this staggering adversity Pauline now refers to as her training – rising from the ashes of her trauma to become one of Australia’s most sought after development coaches, a leading entrepreneur, an award-winning author and an international key note speaker.

Described by Huffington Post as, “The most grounded spiritual entrepreneur on the planet”, recognised as an original ‘Rare Bird’ – Australia’s top 50 Influential Female Entrepreneurs and included in Blackwell and Hobday’s global recognition of ‘200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World’, Pauline is nothing short of extraordinary. Unable to be pigeon holed, the mother of two speaks and teaches from direct experience with a unique process to self-mastery, which has helped heal and uplevel thousands of her followers. Known for combining science with spirituality, the award-winning author also co-founded the world’s most awarded Vietnamese restaurant, Red Lantern.

Pauline is an acclaimed speaker. This spiritual teacher has inspired thousands with her glittering stagecraft and electrifying presence. Pauline continues to travel extensively and make a massive impact on the world stage.

Using a range of modern modalities, combined with her energetic gifts and Eastern mysticism, Pauline’s skill as a group facilitator and one on one mentor – both live and online – marks her as one of the country’s most sought after business and personal development coaches. The entrepreneur combines Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, modern day Shamanism, Meta Neuro Linguistic Programming, breath mastery, meditation and movement intelligence to hack her client’s biochemistry and promote healing in unprecedented ways.

Achievements & Awards

  • Owner and co-founder of Red Lantern, the most awarded Vietnamese  restaurant in the world
  • Winner of Australia Telstra Business Award for Medium Business
  • Bestselling Author of Secrets of the Red Lantern 
  • Winner of Debut Writer of the Year
  • Award Winning Author of The Way of the Spiritual Entrepreneur  
  • Winner Best Entrepreneurship and Small Business Book of the Year
  • Pauline is an original ‘Rare Bird’ – Australia’s top 50 Influential Female
  • Blackwell and Hobday’s global recognition of ‘200 Women Who
    Will Change the Way You See the World’
  • Pauline’s first foray in stage theatre, The Serpents Table was voted favourite show by audiences, critics and organisers alike at the 2014 Sydney Festival


Building a lasting brand

Delving into the story of Red Lantern; the world’s most awarded Vietnamese restaurant.

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Purpose & The Way Of The Spiritual Entrepreneur

“I have spoken with thought leaders from all over the world about the nature of purpose.

So it’s not often that someone new will come in, with new ideas on purpose and ways of being in the world that completely rewires and upgrades my thinking about life, business and about purpose in roughly an hour….but Pauline Nguyen did that just.”

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‘I have a growth mindset. I am a perpetual learner.’

A conversation with Simon Silverman. “I was inspired by female characters in films more so than in real life. I was always drawn to the heretics – the ones who held an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted in society.”

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Live from the couches of Studio 10

A glimpse into the fire that Pauline has sat in, to become the fearless, unshakeable leader she is today.

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A beacon of hope

Why Pauline doesn’t do victim, despite a childhood mired in intergenerational trauma.

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A day in the life of Pauline

Walk with Pauline as she goes about her day, in a film that will leave you inspired and inspirit.

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