Color of Success

Color of Success

The Color of Success communicates the stories of Asian, Asian Americans/Canadians, and ethnic minorities as they build brands, businesses, and careers, and mental health strategies to deal with self-doubt, anxiety, and barriers. Dr. Stephanie J. Wong is a licensed clinical psychologist who blends her knowledge of mental health, culture, and business to interview diverse guests.


May 20, 2023 36 mins

Angela Jia Kim is the founder of Savor Beauty, a natural skincare line and renowned AAPI brand with spas in NYC and Bangkok. She shares her inspiring journey from a concert pianist to building a 7-figure global business. Drawing upon her Korean heritage and experience, Angela's book "Radical Radiance: 12 Weeks of Self-Love Rituals'' guides readers to manifest abundance and joy while looking and feeling gorgeous, juicy, and radiant....

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We delve into the world of Creed Chameleon, a Fil-Am hip-hop artist originally from Hawaii and now based in Las Vegas. With a unique sound that combines realism and lyricism, Creed has made a name for himself in the music industry, earning accolades such as touring on the prestigious Vans Warped Tour and opening for big names like Tech N9ne, Wu-Tang Clan, and Nas.

Recently, he has joined forces with DOTWAV...

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Rachel Maeng Brown, a fellow 2023 Asian Hustle Network Unsung Hero and CEO and Founder of GEN Agency tells us how athletes and creators can monetize their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL). NIL has recently changed the landscape for athletes who can now legally profit from their endeavors.  GEN Agency has partnered with various colleges to teach athletes about finances, marketing, and content creation.


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Andrew Pandolfo is a Vietnamese-born, Asian American adoptee, raised in an Italian American family. He leads a fulfilling life with his wife, Liz, and their adorable French Bulldog, Bear. Professionally, Andrew is a successful wealth manager, and he also dedicates his free time to volunteering at NAMI-NYC, a mental health organization. Andrew's journey includes navigating his family's mental health struggles, grappling...

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Embark on a compelling journey as bestselling author, Abigail Hing Wen, known for her acclaimed Loveboat, Taipei series, and renowned writer, IW Gregorio, a practicing urologist turned masked avenging YA writer, candidly discuss demystifying mental health in their novels and personal lives. From navigating neurodiversity to depicting characters grappling with learning differences, cultural struggles, and mental health ...

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Dr. Jenny Woo, a Harvard-trained educator and the Founder/CEO of Mind Brain Emotion, has developed award-winning card games and courses that promote emotional intelligence, life skills, and social mastery for both children and adults. Her bestselling games, "52 Essential Conversations" and "Coping Skills," are used in over 50 countries. In our discussion, we explore strategies to foster empathy among children and adult...

In this episode, Matt Ogawa, Vice President of HR Business Partners at Meta, Inc. discusses the importance of promoting mental health in the workplace, taking sabbaticals for self-care, and providing support for employees who have been laid off.  He also shares valuable tips for standing out in a crowded job market.  Matt is not only an accomplished HR executive, but is also deeply involved in the Asian American Pacific Islander (A...

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In today’s episode, Dr. Manoj Krishna and I talk about how wisdom, examining one’s inner thoughts and feelings, will help us address stress, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, and climate change.  Curiosity is a key concept that could unlock our ability to connect with others and find a sense of inner peace.


Manoj Kris...

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In this captivating mid-season episode, Netflix's Bling Empire: New York star, Blake Abbie delves into the complexities of his identity, sharing his experiences growing up in Canada as a person of Chinese-Scottish descent, and incorporating Chinese traditions to grieve the loss of a parent. Blake also opens up about having conversations with his mother about having children and building a "non-traditional" family. Additionally, he ...

Join Lulu Ge and I, as we dive into everyone's favorite topic: Periods! Lulu, the founder of Elix, shares her journey of experiencing debilitating pain after going off birth control at a pivotal point in her career, and finding her way back to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) roots. We explore how Elix is destigmatizing and normalizing menstrual and hormonal health through their innovative East meets West approach. Discover how E...

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Marie Antoinette is a multi-talented creative who has made a name for herself as an author, filmmaker, and creative designer. In a recent interview, she discussed the concept of Colorism, which is the prejudicial treatment of people of the same race based on their skin pigmentation. This topic inspired her to create a documentary to raise awareness about the issue.

Marie Antoinette also shared some insights into her personal life, ...

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Priscilla Azcueta's inspiring story of resilience, perseverance, and positivity is nothing short of remarkable. Born and raised in California, Priscilla is the daughter of a WWII veteran who immigrated from the Philippines and a Native American/Latina mother from New Mexico. With nearly 50 years of experience in employment and HR, Priscilla is a true professional in her field. In 2020, Priscilla received devast...

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Citra Tenore is a young and talented independent author who has published both Children's and Sci-fi books. At just 11 years old, she released her first book "Summer with a Twist" and now, at 20, she is promoting the first book in her new Sci-fi mystery series "Dead Planets' Requiem." Citra's journey to becoming an author is unique as she initially hated books, but her father's support in allowing her to watch ...

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Kauri Mowll is a Motivational Speaker, Mental Health Expert, and Men’s Mental Health Advocate.  His greatest passion is empowering others to live life on their terms, fulfill their potential, and embrace their greater purpose.  He is committed to empowering and equipping men globally with the tools to courageously share their unique voice, their story, and their subject matter expertise.  In this episode, he tells the powerful stor...

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Catherine Yeo is a creator, entrepreneur, and investor studying Computer Science and English at Harvard University. By age 15, she accumulated 400K+ followers and turned content creation into a business. Her book, The Creator Revolution: How Today’s Creative Talents Are Shaping Our Tomorrow, hit #1 Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories.  We talk about how to monetize content, utilizing Color of Success as a case study, her colla...

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Released just in time for Lunar New Year, Son of Paper (SOP) a 25-year-old rapper, native of Chinatown, San Francisco, discusses his experiences coping with trauma, the transformative experience of going to therapy, talking to his family about therapy, and creating music rooted in his love for Chinatown. Rapping is cathartic and vulnerability is much needed to make authentic music.  SOP is a dynamic and innovative artist who explor...

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In this episode, I sit down with Corinna Vistan-Takahashi, Head of Originals for Viu Philippines, Southeast Asia's largest streaming platform. Corinna shares her experience working at Marvel Studios and producing content for 19 out of 23 Marvel films. She also discusses her efforts to promote Filipino talent and Asian representation on a global stage. Additionally, Corinna talks about the importance of seeking support for mental he...

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In this powerful season premiere, we sit down with Dave Lu, a technology industry leader who has made it his mission to fight discrimination against Asian Americans. From co-founding Stand with Asian Americans to producing '38 at the Garden' on Jeremy Lin, Dave's dedication to creating a better world for our children is truly inspiring. Tune in to hear his thoughts on:

  • The importance of standing up for what's right
  • The power o...
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Join Assemblymember, Evan Low, Natassia Kwan, attorney, activist, and AAPI community advocate, and Justin Zhu, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Stand with Asian Americans (SwAA) as we talk about:

  • The cultural significance of passing the bill (AP 2596) to make Lunar New Year a state holiday 
  • The legislative process of authoring a bill and submitting it for consideration
  • Their inspiration for working so hard on this bill and a...
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Toni Wang, the Founder & CEO of Solera Sleep emphasizes the importance of finding the right pillow to have high-quality sleep. In this episode, we discuss: 

  • Toni's journey in creating products based on her Asian heritage and using ethically-sourced hemp 
  • The benefits of keeping your "9-to-5" job as you build a company
  • Ways to cope with the "emotional roller coaster" that comes with being an entrepreneur


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