Jan. 15, 2021

015 // "Get a job, keep your head down, work hard, and you can have fun when you retire" with Van Lai-DuMone

015 // "Get a job, keep your head down, work hard, and you can have fun when you retire" with Van Lai-DuMone

Van Lai-DuMone is the founder of worksmART Advantage, a progressive team development and leadership training consultancy that utilizes creativity, play, and experiential learning to evolve mindset, skill sets, and behaviors in the workplace. Born in Vietn


Van Lai-DuMone is the founder of worksmART Advantage, a progressive team development and leadership training consultancy that utilizes creativity, play, and experiential learning to evolve mindset, skill sets, and behaviors in the workplace. Born in Vietnam and raised in Southern California after her family fled Vietnam as war refugees, she watched her parents pave a new life for themselves, seeing first hand how creative thinking, innovation, and curiosity can help people overcome their circumstances. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from UC Santa Barbara and went on to earn her MBA in Marketing from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

😬🤮 Worst advice: "Get a job, keep your head down, work hard, and you can have fun when you retire."

🤯🤩 Best advice: "Don't underestimate yourself and ask for what you want."

🤗💯 Advice for others: "Always be willing to learn."

🥰📚 Most influential book: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer

You can connect with Van on LinkedIn or follow them on Instagram.
To learn more about worksmART, visit www.worksmartadvantage.com.
Learn more about Van and her work at https://createtheenergytolead.com/ and https://thriveglobal.com/authors/van-lai-dumone.

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