"Absolutely inspiring, each word spoken with conviction with the gravity of a rich experience. you are an awe-inspiring leader Pauline."
"Doesn't it feel like spoken poetry? I've definitely gotten a second wind this evening."
"It is rare for someone to inspire the heart and mind; almost unheard of to speak to the soul as well. Pauline manages it with ease. She combines an honesty and vulnerability with a confidence that is engaging to listen to - the audience of over 300 was captivated from start to finish. She offered practical advice but so much more; her personal story, told with humour and grace, and simple concepts that really resonated. The energy in the room after Pauline's talk was amazing and, for days afterwards, I had people approach me to share how her talk had inspired them. A fantastic experience and she is without a doubt one of the best speakers I've had the pleasure to listen to."
CEO, Director, Senior Marketing and Business Leader, OPTUS
The audience felt inspired, supported, and connected with each other. You really equipped us with a better understanding about how self-mastery leads to authentic leadership and enables us to "get good at life."
Thank you for sharing your gifts with us - the response has been overwhelming!"
"Pauline was outstanding. I will never forget the day I woke up and thought Pauline = Equinix.
She was the perfect fit."
"Where do I begin, Pauline Nguyen was more than we ever expected. I have received calls from people asking how long they could replay it because they wanted to do so alone to soak up everything she had to say once more. I don't even have words to express how good she was, for all of the 30 minutes or so she spoke and additional time spend on Q&A, she was engaging, charismatic, entertaining, riveting, candid, transparent….I'm running out of adjectives. Hands down best decision I've made since becoming President. She was appropriate for such a time as this and thanks to COVID she was brought forward as we never would have considered her otherwise considering the costs. So now here is the BIG problem. What in the world will we do to follow that up? She will go down in DA4S History as they best keynote we've ever had. Thank you for all you do and representing such great talent! We appreciate you.
I'll let Kathy share her thoughts directly but from an overall perspective as shared with you yesterday via texts Pauline was beyond incredible. Not one person dropped offline during her keynote - the entire audience was riveted by her keynote and her story - definitely hit the jackpot with Pauline! Today still on LinkedIn people are posting about her and her story - this we have not seen before in this volume after speakers.
Thank you Arnie as always for never failing to deliver to us suggestions for keynote speakers and for only bringing the best of the best to us for all our events. We appreciate it! We appreciate you also always thinking "outside the box" and never having us go with a speaker that so many others have - we are always unique and stand out with our keynotes - kudos!"
"Without a doubt, Pauline is one of the most powerful, engaging and inspiring speakers I've had the pleasure ever to see. In a world where change is the only constant, her compelling and heartfelt story filled with courage, innovation and self mastery is one all leaders should hear."
"From the moment I met Pauline Nguyen, I honestly sensed that this lady was very special. Her aura and energy captivates you and her story transcends you to a better place of understanding and perspective. Thank you Pauline from the bottom of my heart. My wish is for all the people on this planet to hear your story and benefit from the inspiration you have given me and my conference delegates."
She was raw, vulnerable, generous, open and so insightful. I am truly blown away. If anyone hasn't heard her speak, they need to!
I haven't stopped raving about her and have shared excerpts of her keynote with friends in lockdown, as well as our entire company. Thank you thank you thank you!"
To engage a large group when keynote speaking can be a challenge inside itself. But to also keep a group not only engaged but on the edge of our seats when it is online and digital is another challenge all on its own.
Pauline not only did this for myself, but many other people who were also part of the group she was presenting too. Her stories from growing up and how she changed her narrative brought tears to my eyes and is a true inspiration. Then moving onto business and the transformations made inside her business of 18years, not only are they also inspiring but also aligned with my values.
Finishing with her spirituality and shamanic meditation was the icing on top. Truly showing her intrinsic energy and how many people's lives she is capable of helping.
I can't recommend her highly enough for business owners who want to grow their business culture and team relationships.
I look forward to the future when I am able to see her in person."
We journeyed together throughout the keynote - the rawness, the honesty, the resilience and grit left us with plenty to digest. Not only did Pauline gift us her presence, she has also gifted us her book 'The Way of the Spiritual Entrepreneur.'
Her words stick with me still."
I also experienced a tough upbringing, and seeing and hearing how Pauline has reframed her experiences, developing grit and resilience to continuously be reinventing the way she shows up in her business as a fearless leader, empowering other business leaders to be the example of what is possible. Pauline left me with a feeling of inspiration, and truly tapped into my core, magnifying my human potential, and that we truly get to choose how our life and business plays out. My biggest take away is that we must expect change and learn to create change and be the change to influence collaborate, and innovate and never give up, even if it feels impossible, we must find a way no matter what. I love how Pauline has a spiritual approach to business and the 3 hours that she delivered to myself and the K2 leadership group, I truly was lost in time and space, feeling now I have so much more to achieve, create and learn. Thank you so much Pauline from my heart to yours thank you… still just so grateful."
She makes you feel the child, the trauma, the pain and growth, as if you live her life yourself. Then reveals the powerhouse personality, a cross between a Shaolin monk, energiser bunny and a surprising dose of unexpected badass.
Pauline is a skilled storyteller, narrating her life that captivates, inspires, breaks you down and puts you back together again. Sharing a story like no other, with words of feel with words that heal. You will not want the journey to end because you know there is so much more. As a business owner I left with a full heart, great practical tips and a desire to know more."
P.S. we have all asked to have you back!"
Even as exhausted as I was, she had my rapt attention and I had to consume more.
Pauline's virtual presentation is also exceptional. The sequencing of her content is some of the most skillful storytelling I have seen in a long time.
The depth of her content and how she weaves the story of courage, fortitude, pain, reinvention and deep fulfillment is brilliant."
First, during a 3-hour virtual workshop, where her content and delivery was so powerful it kept me in rapt attention for the entire presentation even as I watched her delivery remotely.
And most recently, during her keynote for the speaking industry's largest gathering of leaders at the 2022 Engage Convention for The International Association of Speakers Bureaus.
As Co-Chair of the event, it was important to bring a speaker who could elevate our theme of Going from Transactional to Transformational to a level of deeper impact, and Pauline did just that.
From her first moment of eye contact, to her opening words with such a unique cadence and delivery she held the room of seasoned speaking industry leaders while she shared actionable strategies for helping each of us become more Unshakable.
At a time when individuals and industries are looking for ways to become more transformative, Pauline Nguyen has lived the path and also knows how to transfer her knowledge and experience in a way that creates inspired and insightful opportunities for change and growth."
A story of honesty, overcoming adversity, self-efficacy and self-awareness with astute life observations was interesting, relevant and touched me on a personal level.
Pauline has communication and articulation skills that kept the entire audience engaged and wanting to hear more. I will always remember this event. Well done Pauline. Well done."
Pauline's webinar for Educate Plus was so powerful. I went for a walk outside, knowing that something momentous had taken place but not sure what it was.
Pauline's words "your problems are your life's rewards" are exhilarating! It feels as though I have been weighed down with the 'problems' and now, I am now equally as high with the joy that these are just obstacles that I am somehow determined to go around, through, under, over, whatever it takes.
What on earth has happened? Despondent and bordering on suicidal to… 'Right, what's next? Bring it on!'
Thank you and thank you 1000 times, thank you."
Pauline's life story is one of conquering challenges and making conscious decisions to impact her life's journey and future. As an entrepreneur and restaurateur she encouraged us all to chase our dreams within an ethical framework whilst managing time well and including the spiritual in our day.
One teacher commented that Pauline was "the best speaker we have ever had speak on our stage", many others commented on the timely message and the amazing delivery of life's good advice. Most importantly the students were uplifted.
They commented that Pauline's rising above hardship had been an inspiration to them. One students said "It's talk like yours that make me want to work that little bit harder and separate myself from the average worker", another "Your presentation has inspired me to achieve" and "I want to find out what I am good at".
Pauline's gracious and generous willingness to serve others and to mentor young women cannot be more highly recommended but it is the message of hope that shouts so loudly to students who come from such a wide variety of homes and circumstances. We need more of this positive, hope filled vision in our world. She is amazing."
Oh God! This is such a smart and strong question. I understand the depth here.
I would really like to thank Pauline so much for what she shared on stage.
You are a great inspiration Pauline and I am really grateful for you."
Pauline's Keynote was so personalized that it literally felt she was looking each one of us in the eye and speaking. No one fidgeted. I looked around and no one moved.
With that Aura, she shared her life experiences and imparted such wonderful knowledge that I believe every existing and upcoming entrepreneur in that room can never let go of.
"We are what we share"
"It is not the pursuit of happiness, but finding happiness in the pursuit"
"Rest is a weapon"
Pauline's keynote brought me joy and peace - spiritually, mentally and physically.
I look forward to reading her book and attending more of her events.
Thank you Pauline."
Her interview with the Inner Reflections by Sheba Bashir Kichloo Podcast was also deep and full of rich wisdom and learning, sharing some intimate stories. She is a very special warm soul
My wife has already started listening to her audio book (even before I do). I found Pauline's keynote extremely fulfilling and packed with key values which will definitely help us on a personal level as well as fine tuning the way to expand our business.
I am looking forward to attending more and more of her talks, and I wish her and her beloved ones a safe, healthy and blessed life.
I'd like to thank Pauline again for the sincere and uplifting speech she has shared with us all."
Her inspirational, clear, precise wording about leadership was full of experience, motivation and passion. I actually look forward to going back to watch her speech again and again. It was that powerful.
I also loved her poetic hypnotic style of speaking.
I felt like my body and mind were following her rhythm. So lovely. I really did feel like it was a very special shamanic meditation and look forward to going further on this journey. Thank you so much again.
I am truly grateful for the special experience."
I couldn't take notes fast enough. What a powerful and inspiring speaker. Her unstoppable burning desire to accomplish and be the best version of herself.
Through which she imparted so many motivational techniques and words of wisdom on how to lead an empowered life. For her first full digital presentation, she smashed it! I have lobbied hard to get her back ASAP, as have many others. She has certainly been a topic of conversation in our groups. I hope I get to see her again soon. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Amazing."