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Key Points for Pauline Nguyen

  • Escaping Vietnam on a boat and surviving a Thai refugee camp, Pauline Nguyen's journey embodies resilience and triumph against all odds.
  • As the owner of Red Lantern, the most awarded Vietnamese restaurant globally, Pauline's achievements extend beyond culinary excellence to include the prestigious Australian Telstra Business Award for Medium Business.
  • Pauline's memoir, "Secrets of the Red Lantern," has garnered critical acclaim and appeared on bestseller lists worldwide, showcasing her storytelling prowess.
  • Combining Western business strategies with Eastern spirituality, Pauline empowers audiences to rewrite their narratives for a better future through her books and speaking engagements.

Topics for Pauline Nguyen

  • The war chest of a modern leader
    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 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.
    In this presentation audiences will learn:
    • How to take radical personal responsibility for your own personal and professional development.
    • How to remain calm and intelligent in the face of adversity.
    • How to lead with vulnerability, compassion, and competence - with Power and not Force.
    • How rest is a weapon and how to utilise it effectively.
    • The importance of a wise counsel to a warrior.
    • Why the best offense is a good defence.
    • Who should be in your phalanx.
  • It's time to disrupt the disruption - Leading the new paradigm of work
    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”.
    In this presentation audiences will learn:
    • How to deal with crisis and using it as an opportunity.
    • How to master the process, not the outcome.
    • That people don’t have business problems, they have personal problems that reflect in their business.
    • How to navigate the seemingly un-navigable future.
    • Actionable strategies and takeaway for the new business paradigm.
    • The four pivotal components of evolving leadership.
  • 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”.
    In this presentation audiences will learn:
    • Diversity and Inclusion – How embracing multiple perspectives leads to more powerfully effective problem-solving skills.
    • Vulnerable Leadership – How to lead with power and not force.
    • Self Mastery – How to manage your energy and your emotions to become the most calm ,and composed Leader.
    • Self Leadership - What do Leaders Do? They go first. How to scientifically increase your intuition and awareness to intelligently lead your team with competence, courage and charisma.
  • The way of the spiritual warrior
    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.
  • The Red Lantern story
    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.
  • Secrets of the Red Lantern
    An intimate dinner and conversation with Pauline at Red Lantern
    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.
    Audiences will:
    • Enjoy insights and inspirations from Pauline’s award- winning book, The Way of the Spiritual Entrepreneur and find out how they can implement them in their everyday life.
    • Revel in joyful, juicy and sumptuous stories paired with The Red Lantern's delightful highly regarded menu.
    • See why CEOs, entrepreneurs, coaches and everyone in- between rave about the life-changing insights, actionable takeaways and skills accumulated in a single powerful meeting at Pauline Nguyen’s Secrets of the Red Lantern.

 

Testimonials for Pauline Nguyen

Pauline was electric. She controlled the room. I was captivated from the very start.
Sales Manager
Microsoft

Pauline was beyond incredible. Not one person dropped offline during her keynote - the entire audience was riveted by her story - We definitely hit the jackpot with Pauline! Today on LinkedIn people are still posting about her presentation.
Executive Director
Diversity Alliance for Science

Pauline combines an honesty and vulnerability with a confidence that is engaging to listen to. The audience was captivated. Without a doubt one of the best speakers I‘ve had the pleasured to listen to.
Director, Senior Marketing & Business Leader
OPTUS

Every so often, there is a speaker who graces a stage and creates a seismic shift in the energy of the room. Pauline Nguyen knows how to transfer her knowledge and experience in a way that creates inspired and insightful opportunities for change and growth.
Co-Chair
2022 Engage IASB

Pauline Nguyen is an energising breath of fresh air. She took us on a journey, made us laugh, cry and inspired us to improve ourselves. Pauline connected with us, touched us all and left us changed forever.
Women in Digital Programs Lead
DELL

Pauline captured the attention and hearts of everybody in the room as she told her story of her life - one of the best professional speakers I have seen.
Capability Project Manager
Westpac

People that have been to many conferences commented, ‘BEST SPEAKER I‘VE EVER HEARD'. There was a lot more to this than I could have ever expected. Great speaker, great person, great experience.
CEO
Airport Retail Enterprises

Pauline‘s keynote was captivating. I could not lookaway in feat of missing out on important life-changing details. Pauline is one of the most inspirational people I have been lucky to meet.
Operations Manager
ORORA

Pauline was highly responsive to the audience, enthralling and capturing their creative minds. We highly recommend Pauline as a speaker who succeeds in exposing leaders to the limitless landscapes of leadership.
WA Secondary School Executives Association

Pauline was captivating, arresting our 600-strong audience the second she took the stage. Her compelling message comes from the right place, her powerful art of delivery is nothing I've seen before, and her authenticity came through from her personal narrative and passion. Pauline displayed a generosity of spirit from brief to prep to execution, making our partnership a real privilege and pleasure. She's simply one of a kind.
VP Channel APAC (Foundry, formerly IDG Communications)

Pauline Nguyen is an energising breath of fresh air. I love her story. I love the way she thinks. I loved everything she said. She took us on a journey, she made us laugh, she made us cry and she inspired us to improve ourselves. Pauline connected with us, touched us all and left us forever changed.
Women in Digital Programs Lead
Australian Public Service Commission (APSC)

Pauline was electric. She controlled the room. I was captivated from the very start.
Sales Manager
Microsoft

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.
Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival 2021

Pauline is one of the most powerful, engaging, and inspiring speakers I’ve had the pleasure ever to see. The feedback that I received was amazing to the point that we had one of our most successful months in October, which, I feel was not a coincidence.
CEO
Life Force Asia Pacific

Pauline is one of the most powerful, engaging, and inspiring speakers I’ve had the pleasure ever to see. Her compelling and heartfelt story filled with courage, innovation and self-mastery is one all leaders should hear.
CEO
Lorriane Lea

Real Raw and Relevant. Pauline gave us so much to think about through her life story, sprinkled with experience and wisdom.
CEO
The Juice Plus Company

Pauline’s presentation was breathtaking, mind blowing and one of the best leadership keynote speakers I have ever heard. She was raw, vulnerable, generous, open and so insightful. I am truly blown away. If anyone hasn’t heard her speak, they need to!
Managing Director
Modere Australia

Pauline was beyond incredible. Not one person dropped offline during her keynote – the entire audience was riveted by her story – We definitely hit the jackpot with Pauline! Today on LinkedIn people are still posting about her presentation.
Executive Director
Diversity Alliance for Science

Pauline combines an honesty and vulnerability with a confidence that is engaging to listen to. The audience was captivated. Without a doubt one of the best speakers I’ve had the pleasure to listen to.
Director, Senior Marketing and Business Leader
Optus

Pauline captured the attention and hearts of everybody in the room as she told her story of her life - one of the best professional speakers I have seen.
Capability Project Manager
Westpac

Pauline’s story of inspiration and honesty was one of the most impressive presentations I have ever seen. Pauline’s impeccable delivery with lessons from both a personal and business perspective were on-point and whole-heartedly engaging - and kept the entire audience engaged and wanting to hear more.
Investment Adviser
Crestone Wealth Management

Thank you so much for inspiring us all with your world class presentation. You listened to my brief and came up with exactly what I asked for.
PSA

Pauline manages to create a connection with every person in the room and draw them into her presence. It's palpable. She shares wisdom intertwined with practical applications and business-mindedness. She had us 100% in her zone.
Tiny Hunter Branding Agency

I was utterly enthralled. Pauline’s impeccable delivery with lessons from both a personal and business perspective were on-point and whole-heartedly engaging. Pauline kept the entire audience engaged and wanting to hear more.
Crestone Wealth Management

The best OBM presentation I have been to. Beautifully delivered, packed with genuine business insights and wrapped in a highly personal, inspiring story.
Director
Captovate

I have heard so many amazing stories throughout my career in the event industry but Pauline’s is up there as one of the most inspiring and powerfully delivered ones I have ever had the grace to hear.
Doltone House

Pauline completely embraced my team and they fell in love with her. She has completely changed and touched my entire business.
McKenzie Partners

Pauline was fantastic! She appealed to all delegates in our very diverse audience. There were moments in her presentation where you literally could have heard a pin drop!
Hardware and Building Traders