Ask about Pauline Nguyen
Key Points
  • Pauline Nguyen is the owner and co-founder of Red Lantern, the most awarded Vietnamese restaurant in the world.
  • Notably, Pauline has previously been awarded the Telstra Australia Business Award for Medium Business, is an original Rare Bird (Australia’s Top 50 Influential Female Entrepreneurs) and is included in Blackwell Hobday’s Global Recognition of ‘200 Women who will change the way you see the world'.
  • She is the bestselling author of Secrets of the Red Lantern, which won her the Debut Writer of the Year Award at the Australian Book Industry Awards.
  • Following on from her success with Secrets of the Red Lantern, Pauline has penned The Way of the Spiritual Entrepreneur, a no bones, honest and forthright methodology of business, life and spiritual practice designed to disrupt standard ways of thinking, bring the unconscious into the conscious.
  • 2019 Winner of Best Entrepreneurship and Small Business Book of the Year at the Australian Business Book Awards for The Way of the Spiritual Entrepreneur.
Topics

Keynote

  • The Red Lantern Story
    • From extreme adversity to success
  • Thought Leader and Commentator in Courage, Resilience and Grit
    • Navigating through change and disruption.
    • Developing personal and organisational Courage, Resilience and Grit.
  • The Game of Business Mastery is the Game of Mastering Influence
    • Named as one of Australia’s Top 50 Influential Female Entrepreneurs, Pauline understands how to use the Weapons of Influence in business and in life.
  • Small to Medium Business
    • Leadership, customer service, staff retention, company culture and service standards.
  • The Way of The Spiritual Entrepreneur - Self Mastery and Self Design
    • How to master your emotions to stay cool under pressure.
    • Finding inner peace amongst the chaos and confusion.
    • How to maximize joy and enhance personal performance in Business Leadership and Life Leadership.
    • Biohacking Mind Body and Spirit - The art and science of changing the environment around you and inside you, so you have more control over your own biology and your biography.

Workshop

  • Breath Fit and Meditation Workshop
    Did you know that 9 out of 10 people are breathing INCORRECTLY.  Your own Breath is incredibly powerful when practiced consciously, correctly and skilfully. Breathwork is a way of shifting your physical or emotional state almost instantaneously. Breathing is connected to our nervous system, it’s impacting our immune system and longevity.  Pauline will teach your organisation how to improve their work life and personal life on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.

    During the 2.5 hour workshop
    Pauline will teach you the science behind effective conscious breathing.  Pauline’s methods are Simple and Highly Effective techniques that you can use anytime to:
    • Relieve Stress and manage your emotions
    • Cultivate more energy for Performance Influence and Creativity
    • Calm your nervous system

      Pauline will also guide you through her own Powerful meditations to:
      • Activate Calm Courage and Inner Power
      • Deep Healing of the Mind and Body

We don’t meditate to get good at meditation.  We meditate to get good a LIFE.
Here’s what the owner of one of Australia’s leading advertising companies had to say after I gave a specialised workshop to his entire crew nationwide:
The difference one person can make to an entire company is something I thought was impossible....until yesterday!
The dialogue of every minute of our day yesterday was based around you. You completely embraced my team and they fell in love with you.
You have completely changed and touched my entire business. The power you have is beyond special. You have changed McKenzie’s from the minute you walked in.
I and my team are richer because of you! Not only do I love you, my entire team do. Thank you for the gift you gave.
Darren McKenzie
McKenzie Partners

 

 

Testimonials

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 nailed the digital presentation for our K2 Elite Leadership Online Retreat. 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.
Brooke McHatton

I have been in the K2 business group for over 3 years and every 3 months we have a line-up of many business speakers and mindset speakers, however nothing compares to Pauline and her story. Her stagecraft is next level and I love that. Pauline’s keynotes were presented in a way that had me captured and enthralled and learning all at the same time. I found her immensely warm, direct and intelligent. The way her story played out was so captivating and encouraging and even though we have different stories, I was able to feel her story. It resonated deeply with me and helped me to see things differently in my own life. I loved how she married business and spirituality.  This resonated with me so much and it made if feel normal to be a business woman with a spiritual side. Pauline’s story was told like the ‘heroes journey’ and we were all so very captivated with her strength, determination, self-love and self-respect as well as her connection to her soul. I could watch Pauline talk 1000 more times and never get bored. Thank you so much for enlightening me, and for a beautiful shamamic ceremony to connect deeply with my own spiritual side. P.S we have all asked to have you back!
WildMe
 
From the moment Pauline started speaking I was completely captivated into her amazing journey resonating as a female entrepreneur. 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.
The Skin Whisperer
 
Amazing!  I loved every minute of Pauline’s presentation.  Spent most of it in tears. 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.
Nathan Wardell
 
What I loved most is how Pauline Nguyen expressed herself in the infinite mindset that she has as a business owner and speaker. As Pauline says "We are not in competition with anyone but with ourselves." This tells it all where her success has come from. I would like to thank Pauline and Kerwin for such an inspirational presentation and how we can thrive post Covid-19 global pandemic
Watson Ndiraya

I had the privilege of getting to see and listen to Pauline speak at our digital conference. 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.
Regional Business Initiative

Pauline had everyone in the room totally engaged. Her story was compelling, surprising and beautifully told. I've had only very positive feedback from our members and her resonance with the attendees was evident by the number of book sales on the night. Pauline is a beautiful lady and we are so pleased to have had the privilege of hearing her story. I would highly recommend Pauline to speak in front of any audience.
The Greater Narellan Business Chamber

Within 3 seconds of Pauline opening her mouth, I realise something special is about to happen. Pauline manages to create a connection with every person in the room and draw them into her presence.  It’s palpable. Pauline shares wisdom, wisdom of the universe intertwined with practical applications and business-mindedness. For one hour she had us 100% in her zone. Like it was a dinner for two, eye-to-eye, over a glass of wine. I left that lunch with an elevated soul, and the utmost respect for this incredible woman. I can’t wait to devour her book ‘The Way of the Spiritual Entrepreneur.’
Owner
Tiny Hunter Branding Agency

I had no idea what to expect, however from the opening introduction, I was utterly enthralled. Pauline’s story of inspiration and honesty was one of, if not 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. 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.
Investment Adviser
Crestone Wealth Management

I was so so so inspired by Pauline and her story. I have to say that Pauline is the best professional public speaker I have ever seen.
Strategy Director
Tiny Hunter

If you missed restauranteur Pauline Nguyen’s keynote at October Business Month 2019, you missed what I declare as the best OBM presentation I have been to... ever. Beautifully delivered, packed with genuine business insights and wrapped in a highly personal, inspiring story.
Director
Captovate

Pauline has the great ability to deeply touch her audience. Pauline’s stories come from her heart, her wisdom is her truth and her energy is ecstatic. Being in her presence gave me great insights and an elevated spirit. The way Pauline combines the material with the spiritual, making it all one makes so much sense. I’ve now had a chance to also finish your book and I have so much enjoyed it! There are so many great and valuable lessons in there - too many to name! Thank you so much for expanding my thinking Pauline!
Founder
Twinlife Marketing

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. I absolutely loved her talk, her energy, her beautiful spirit and her brave soul.  The Way of the Spiritual Entrepreneur should be on the school high school curriculum.
Senior Regional Account Manager
Doltone House

I had the pleasure of experiencing Pauline Nguyen speak at a recent international summit for women entrepreneurs in Bogota Colombia. Pauline was magnetic, vulnerable, relatable and impactful. She beautifully shared her personal experiences and growth to deliver key concepts of self mastery, spiritual entrepreneurship and sustained business success. Her intentional and heartfelt narrative was truly inspiring! I felt a profound connection to her story. I believe Pauline is a bold visionary on the frontline of a new, more evolved way of living and winning… from the heart!
Self Discovery Trainer

Over many years I have attended many conferences, keynotes, workshops and trainings around the world. Pauline is no ordinary inspirational speaker, business and life coach, entrepreneur, woman. She walks the talk and will take you with on that invaluable journey. Pauline’s story and the way she presents it highly personal, powerful, deep and inspiring on many different levels, making you sense the challenges and the pain, courage and drive, professionalism and dedication. She takes you on a personal journey to self-realisation, self-reinvention, entrepreneurship, fulfilment, happiness, success and spirituality (not in a religious sense), where the destination is inner peace and the joy is the GPS.
Founder
Life By Design

Pauline was exceptional and so was every interaction with her.
BAI Comunications

From the first second Pauline stepped on stage, she had my undivided attention the whole time. Pauline is not afraid to speak her truth and she speaks from the heart. For anyone that has been through tough times or are going through tough times, you will relate to Pauline when she shares her life story. You will get an insight into how you can be a high achiever and be happy too. How the universe rewards the unreasonably determined. Knowing that change is the only constant, expect change, better still be the change. From the “stench of fear” to being at the intersection of Growth and Gratitude. Some time spent with Pauline may just open your mind, heart, soul and health up to a happier way of being.
Hargrave Real Estate Pty Ltd

Pauline’s presentation was absolutely special and so different from other speakers. Her openness is breathtaking and her way of communicating with her audience is absolutely unique. She talks about her own life with so much sincerity, it is very inspirational. After Pauline’s story, I started to think seriously about meditation as I have never practised it before. She gets to people inside deeply and is definitely one of the best inspirational speakers around.
Pinnacle Property

A pleasure to work with, an inspiration.
Coronis Group

Pauline was amazing. She was very good at building her story and landing her messages. They were very much in line with other messages throughout our event. Pauline was captivating and demonstrated her strength and resilience, delivering her messages in a dramatic monologue. I found it emotional inspirational.
Telstra Licensee Association

I was delighted to hear Pauline Nguyen speak at the recent event at Commonwealth Bank. Her presentation was called "Change Your Own Story for a Better Future". Pauline showed us what can be achieved through hard work and determination. Pauline was both engaging and inspiring, sharing in particular her four valuable concepts: Emotional Mastery, Persistence, The Obstacle is the Way and Energy Management. I recommend Pauline to any organisation seeking to inspire and motivate its employees or members.
Senior Legal Cousel, Procurement 
Commonwealth Bank

Pauline was engaged to be the kick-off keynote speaker for DevX week, part of a virtual development expo that focused on the skill of learning how to develop yourself. The theme of this year’s DevX week was a focus on authentic development goals. From the initial briefing, it was clear that Pauline was the perfect fit - inspirational, motivated, persistent, expressive, determined and personification of living life deliberately. Pauline displayed the perfect balance of understanding of the brief and the audience, whilst retaining her own personality, flair and stage craft to the delivery. From the personal testimonies received, I know that Pauline has had an immense impact on our audience and in turn allowed us to help them continue to develop authentic goals for themselves.
Capability Manager
Wealth Management

Story after story had a recurring theme of how seemingly hopeless causes can be changed for the better with persistency and a deliberate response to life’s challenges. For someone with such achievements, Pauline maintains incredibly humble and after hearing her share her secrets to success and overcoming adversity, it’s hard not to want to follow her lead and approach every obstacle as an opportunity to thrive.
Senior Manager, Strategic Investments
Commonwealth Bank

The audience size was small which would make it difficult for most facilitators but it proved no problem for Pauline - she had them all in the palm of her hand.  She presented at our conference on the Tuesday and we were all still talking about her on the Friday.  It was a privilege to be part of her audience as she resonated with a lot of people in audience in different ways.  She left a positive impact on all of us.
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

A big, heartfelt thank you from all of us at The Eventful Group & The Wake Up Project! We have such appreciation for everything you have shared with us and the vibrant Mindful Leadership Forum Community. All of your time, expertise and energy you have contributed was key in making this year’s forum an inspirational success.
“Absolutely incredible, there are no words… she blew me away”
“Amazing, inspiring speaker and business woman”
The Eventful Group

There were lots of great speakers at the Mindful Leadership Forum this year, but when Pauline took stage, it was like she had cast a spell on all of us. I love that she took the time to see us and breathe us before she even said a word. It was like she was enveloping us into her own bubble. From the moment she spoke, until she finished, you could have heard a pin drop. The audience was mesmerized, and there were a few tears rolling at times, including my own. Her journey and the work she has put into herself to liberate her mind from her binds are truly inspiring. I can see that she deeply embodies the values she speaks about and that she keeps her practice alive. I’ve never felt myself resonate so much with a speaker, and I’m so glad I found the courage to approach afterwards and ask her to be my mentor. They say that when the disciple is ready, the master appears, and I can’t wait to see what will unfold..
Founder and Consultant
Mindful Cooking

Pauline’s keynote speech was captivating. I could not look away in fear of missing out on important life changing details. Pauline had taken me on a journey of her life and after her speech I was so excited to learn more about how I could free the power of my mind to enhance my mental wellbeing. She has started me on the path of being “Unf*ckwithable” Pauline is one of the most inspirational people I have been lucky to meet.
Operations Manager
Orora Beverage Cans

Pauline was a guest speaker for the Financial Planning Association of Australia’s FPA Women in Wealth program, presented in partnership with Financial Executive Women. Pauline held the audience on the edge of their seats with a presentation that was powerful, moving and inspirational.   Pauline’s messages resonated strongly within our audience as she encouraged us to embrace change, to support one another, and to develop resilience, courage and grit.
Head of Engagement and Communications
Financial Planners Association

Pauline is a magnificent creative force, and to be in her presence is an honour. She is a unique woman who both motivates and challenges your beliefs and actions, with the higher purpose of becoming a better person, and contributing more to the world. I had the distinct pleasure of hosting an event with Pauline for the Mama Creatives community and she elevated the room to another orbit. She has a natural ability for storytelling, and her courage and honesty is truly inspiring. Pauline is the real deal, full of wisdom with a deeply generous spirit, immeasurable depth to inspire others to grow, learn and seize every moment of life. You couldn't ask more of a speaker, or person.
Mama Creatives

I was fortunate enough to attend the National Harcourts Conference in Wellington New Zealand, where the first Guest speaker was Pauline Nguyen. This was definitely a stand out performance for the conference and I heard a lot of people comment on how this was their favourite memory of the 3 day event. Pauline has a wonderful way of story telling taking you on an interesting path of the tapestry of her life, which was a mixture of devastation, desperation and determination. She captured the attention and hearts of everybody in the room as she told her story of her life. It was heart felt, relatable and she has a wonderful delivery of story telling, almost taking you back in time on the journey with her. Pauline is one of the best professional speakers I have seen, it awakens you to what's possible even when it feels against all odds. Thanks Pauline, You Rock.
Marketing Consultant
Advantage Realty Ltd

I listened to EVERY word you said today at the HBT Conference. You spoke like no one I have heard before and I thought you were amazing. I hung onto EVERY word you said. Thank you for sharing your story today and motivating the hundreds in the room. Everyone I spoke to tonight has made comment of how brilliantly you spoke. As a supplier to HBT, they couldn't have chosen a better person to guest speak at their annual conference.
Hardware and Building Traders

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

Pauline was absolutely fantastic, connected with all the audience.
ENTRAX Commercial Interior Fitouts Pty. Ltd.

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. 
Bridges & Associates

Pauline was fantastic to work with and the feedback we received on how was consistently 9/10 or 10/10 from our attendees. I can’t praise her enough.
ING Direct

Pauline, I thank you on behalf of everyone who attended our 2016 National Conference in Vietnam. The story about your upbringing was very emotional and had us all griped to see what came next, the power of such a young mind to break free from what you thought was the norm and follow you dreams that life could and should be better was very emotional, you passion and work ethics will never be forgotten by anyone that is graced by your story. It was an honour to meet you.
Hire A Hubby

Excellent isn’t strong enough – outstanding!
New South Wales Bar Association

Long after Pauline Nguyen leaves the room, her existence will baffle you, while her insights will agitate you. If you are not careful, her purpose will mystify you. Her focus will distract you. Her energy will overwhelm you. Her history will exhaust you. And, her journey will scare you. All this can be easily fixed. All you have to do is this: convince yourself that she is twice her age. Only then, will it make sense. Indeed, she has lived at double speed, and endured hardships at twice the intensity. Her pains were excruciating. The blows were debilitating. Her battles were crushing. From a relentless furnace, Pauline has emerged a formidable human and a redoubtable woman whose mind, body, and spirit are so well fused, that she epitomises triumph-through-adversity, and she personifies grace-through-suffering. Therefore, if you are blessed to be drawn into Pauline’s orbit, hover there a while, because you will be recharged, amazed, delighted, and enthralled. I count Pauline as a dear friend. However, it’s not her achievements that attract me. Rather, it’s what she has resisted — all while discovering a healthy respect for her tribulations. She has understood how life fashions the heroes. Fortunately for us, Pauline has decided to re-invest all her conquests, back into the furnace whence we can draw on her wisdom — perchance to accelerate our lives. By the way, although I have thus-far described a high-octane fearsome woman, I must tell you that Pauline’s self-confidence courts bliss and tranquillity. This makes her a marvellous asset for individuals and organisations who dare to turbo-boost their engines.
Jonar Nader

I am amazed at Pauline's personality and message to the world. She is an extraordinary communicator both written and verbal. Her message and keynote presentations move you. She is both professional and larger than life. She inspires anyone fortunate enough to hear her speak. Thanks Pauline for your message to the world.
Sam Cawthorne

Pauline is one of the most beautiful, humble, kind hearted but at the same time gritty and truly authentic people I have ever met. When I have heard her speak it has rocked me to the core. I love her approach to life and business and I love that she’s not afraid to stand up for what she believes in, fight the good fight and make some serious positive changes in this world.
Lisa Messenger

Pauline Nguyen is a powerful communicator with a unique and compelling story to share. As a leading businesswoman, creative talent and community leader she engages her audiences with insights from a life lived deeply and fiercely. Her writings - whether in her blog or in her theatrical work are a source of constant inspiration to me.
Indira Naidoo

Pauline is a mighty force of nature. A highly successful entrepreneur with a powerful message the world greatly needs to hear. Her leadership and wisdom is truly inspiring.
Siimon Reynolds

Pauline is an absolute powerhouse who is on a rapid path of progression and enlightenment. That’s great for her; what's great for those she comes into contact with is that when she shares her insights and wisdom people listen, take note and change. This makes her a very special human being and someone I am privileged to know.
Glen Campbell

Pauline is a bold and courageous woman who is not afraid to think big in life.
Joseph Law

Pauline is a gifted writer and compelling speaker. Her stories are drawn from rich life experiences and are imbued with the wisdom of someone who has overcome difficult and challenging circumstances to become a successful businesswoman, best-selling author, inspiring mentor and devoted mother. The qualities that have made it possible are obvious: courage, persistence, imagination and a generosity of spirit. With a sense of adventure she's always up for exciting new challenges, and is as eager to learn, as she is to share her knowledge. With so much to impart, it is no surprise to see audiences hanging on to her every word. I have no hesitation in recommending Pauline Nguyen as a thoughtful, engaging and provocative speaker.
Annette Shun Wah

Pauline is charismatic and inspiring. She is full of wisdom, depth and her work displays attention to detail. When Pauline walks in a room you feel her energy. She is prepared to share her heart and her soul with the audience. This is a rare commodity in an artist. Pauline possesses the unique characteristics of what a successful speaker needs to contribute: tenacity and determination, a committed work ethic and generosity to others. I recommend Pauline to be given any opportunity to share her life experiences with audiences.
Darren Yap

Pauline is an extremely inspiring individual. She captivated the audience of nearly 500 guests from the moment she took to the stage. In the over 7 years' experience I have had arranging and viewing speakers at our events, it is the first that I could have heard a pin drop from start to finish. Pauline's ability to engage with the audience and hold them in the palm of her hand, for 40 minutes, was nothing short of exceptional. Pauline was extremely professional and generous, both in her interactions with the committee and guests after the talk. She stayed behind long after the fact to sign books and take photos. I have no hesitation in recommending Pauline as an inspiring and engaging speaker for any event she agrees to commit to. Her ability to articulate her life story in an honourable, genuine and entertaining way was just remarkable
Emma Hoolahan

I would rate Pauline Nguyen as one of the best speakers I've had the pleasure of listening to and working with. Her passionate delivery about her early family life coming to Australia and subsequent business success was truly inspiring and thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance.
Matthew Hourn

The first time I heard Pauline share some of her inspirational story I was blown away. Therefore I was thrilled when she accepted the opportunity to speak for the League of Extraordinary Women community in Sydney. Pauline's amazing achievements mean she is well equipped to deliver inspiration and practical tips on a number of topics including leadership, innovation, delegation, customer service, identifying a brand message and driving it hard to set a business apart within their respected industry, and most importantly the art of failing and having the strength and courage to rise back up again. I would highly recommend Pauline as a keynote speaker for any event where you are looking to engage the audience and inspire passion and energy whilst providing them with practical takeouts they can apply to their own business and life.
Georgia Nides

As a marketing strategist I've worked with Pauline in the capacity of advisor and friend. With the hundreds of people I have worked with one-on-one, rarely have I observed in an individual such a pragmatic business sense balanced by integrity, honesty and respect. In my estimation, Pauline typifies the archetype of the independent business-woman driven by a clear sense of purpose. Fuelled by this mission, she's helped shape a business and profile that is at the very top of its niche. While, at the same time, creating and nurturing a workplace environment where employees act like owners. Her message is always one of profound insight and revelation. And I always find her views to be thought provoking personally and professionally for myself.
Alexi Neocleous

Pauline's session at our recent conference was exceptional & inspirational. It was a wonderful blend of a powerful personal story mixed with a fiercely determined story of an entrepreneur building a successful business in a very tough industry. Her humility, grace and humour wowed the audience.
Richard Klipin 

Pauline is a gentle inspiration, one that creeps up on you, and does not leave easily. I had dreamed of Pauline visiting our school for a number of years so I was excited, the students entranced and the staff blown away by the journey Pauline  carried us on. Pauline’s theatrical delivery invites the listener to experience the emotions of life, its sufferings and joys, all in the frame work of a positive tomorrow. 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.
Head of Information Services
Danebank Anglican School for Girls

Pauline was fantastic. Not everyone can go through displacement from one country, become a refugee in another and finally  be settled in Australia without an emotional story and Pauline had one. The strength needed to go through with relocation in a new country as a young child, a complex family situation and adaptation in the community was incredible but  then to come out on the other side with the capacity to have goals and vision to succeed in business and her personal life left many of us astounded.  Pauline moved the audience emotionally and mentally. The message? In business you need a vision, you need focus and you need passion - surround yourself with positive people, everything is possible.  Strongly recommend Pauline as a speaker.
Chris Biesbroek

I am writing on behalf of the AMSA Executive Committee, to thank you for your role as our MC, a job which you have not only excelled at but gave our Association a much higher profile just from your presence. The MC role is a key role in any function and you came across as a true professional that you are. You entertained and more importantly, you had total attention of the attendees. We have received several very positive feedback from our membership and their guests. Indeed, I have personally received many congratulatory feedback just because of my association and ability to attract a person of your caliber to be our MC. Our three VIP guests were very impressed at your research of their background and your delivery was impeccable. I would have expected nothing less from the one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Australia and Telstra Business Award Winner. You did not fail to deliver.
Australian Malaysian Singaporean Association