April 15, 2021

026 // Celina Lee // Career Coaching

026 // Celina Lee // Career Coaching

Career and Executive Coach Celina Lee joins Jang and Jerry to share her story of going from careers in investment banking and law to helping others find fulfillment and meaning in their careers.

Career and Executive Coach Celina Lee joins Jang and Jerry to share her story of going from careers in investment banking and law to helping others find fulfillment and meaning in their careers.

Celina Lee is a globally recognized career coach, podcast host, writer, and lawyer. With a passion for helping people to pursue their dreams and live a life doing what they love, she coaches many professionals on their career development, and has given speeches and delivered workshops in many countries.

On her podcast, Live Your Dream with Celina Lee, she interviews inspirational people from diverse industries about what they have learned in their journeys in life and career. The podcast has listeners from over 100 countries around the world.

She is the founder of Give One Dream, a global movement that inspires people to pursue and achieve their dreams. She has collected and shared dreams from people all over the world, and created Live Your Dream coaching program for students in which they experience an inspirational journey of making their dream a reality.

Celina started her career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and worked as a corporate lawyer at a law firm, Ropes & Gray LLP in New York City. She worked as the General Counsel and Business Development Director of AKA Study, a startup that develops artificial intelligence engine to create innovative educational services and software.

Celina is an author of an award-winning book in South Korea, “꿈을 이뤄드립니다” (“Live Your Dream”), a collection of life stories of people who overcame failures to achieve success in diverse industries. Celina wrote this book in Korean despite having only attended elementary school in South Korea, and her book was published by one of the best publishers in the country.

As a host of a talk show and a radio show, Celina has also interviewed guests representing a wide range of professions, and shared her stories and experiences as a New Yorker.

She serves on the faculty for the Associate Leadership Institute for the New York City Bar Association, an award-winning program recognized by the American Bar Association.  Celina has also been honored as the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Fellows, and the Network of Korean-American Leaders (NetKAL) Fellow.

She has been invited to coach, deliver keynotes and speak at industry-leading events, universities, and organizations including keynote speech at Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) International Conference: Making Things Happen, TEDx, MIT, Stanford University, Princeton University, NYU, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), New York City Bar Association, City University of New York (CUNY), AmeriCorps, CreativeMornings, Six Degrees Society, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Future Leadership Academy in Sweden, World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Association, Consulate General of Korea in Canada, Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY), Korean American Bar Association of Chicago, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC), Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and Seoul Arts Center.

Celina received her undergraduate degree from MIT and law degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law.  She is a certified professional coach and is a graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

Meet and connect with her at www.celinalee.co

// Meet your co-hosts of the Korean American Parenting Podcast!

Dr. Jang Cho is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Cho is passionate about treatment, education and advocacy for mental health of Asian Americans and has given talks in various seminars and conferences, both locally and nationally. She is a co-founder and a co-chair for Asian Caucus of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a faculty member of the MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness. During her down time, Dr. Cho enjoys living in rural Washington state and navigating the challenges of raising her bicultural young daughter. She is delighted to share her journey - both the joy and the tribulation- of motherhood with everyone through this podcast.

She is a mother to an amazing four-year old daughter and together with her husband reside in Washington state.

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Jerry Won is the Founder & CEO of Just Like Media, a podcast company dedicated to sharing Asian American stories. He is the host of Dear Asian Americans and is producer of The Janchi Show, MBAsians, and Asian Podcast Network. Jerry is also the head of Beyond the Resumes, a podcast and community platform bringing career and life advice for the global, modern professional. Prior to podcasts, Jerry was an account director and WeWork and Senior Strategy Consultant at Accenture, roles he worked after earning his MBA at Michigan Ross. Between undergrad at USC and Michigan, he spent 10 years working in sales and marketing roles in various industries. His passion is to share Asian American stories and to normalize talking about many of the things we weren't encouraged to do growing up.

He is father to a three-year old son and one-year old daughter and together his wife Kyung live in Southern California.

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