New Goals, Same Grind

New Goals, Same Grind

"If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals." In this episode, I reflect on my recent AAPI Leaders Unmuted project, my thoughts upon completing JPME II and returning to work, and some early previews on goals I’m setting [...]

No Pressure…But Don’t Screw Up (that AAPI Heritage Event) with 1Lt Keum Lee and TSgt Ferdy Hooper

No Pressure…But Don’t Screw Up (that AAPI Heritage Event) with 1Lt Keum Lee and TSgt Ferdy Hooper

“True leaders don’t create more followers, they create more leaders.” In the final episode of AAPI Leaders Unmuted, I welcome 1Lt Keum Lee and TSgt Ferdy Hooper to the show to discuss their drive to lead quality AAPI Heritage Month events. We discuss the differences and similarities on how they planned and executed their AAPI [...]

AAPI Leaders Unmuted Ep 5 – No Pressure…But Don’t Screw Up (that AAPI Heritage Event) with 1Lt Keum Lee and TSgt Ferdy Hooper

https://youtu.be/ifCU8L3XADA “True leaders don’t create more followers, they create more leaders.” In the final episode of AAPI Leaders Unmuted, I welcome 1Lt Keum Lee and TSgt Ferdy Hooper to the show to discuss their drive to lead quality AAPI Heritage Month events. We discuss the differences and similarities on how they planned and executed their [...]

Alphabet Aerobics: My Leadership Philosophy

Alphabet Aerobics: My Leadership Philosophy

“Artificial amateurs aren't at all amazing. Analytically, I assault, animate things…” In this episode, I share my recent conversation with members of the Sigma Iota Epsilon chapter from the Air Force Institute of Technology, commonly known as AFIT. I open with my leadership philosophy known as Alphabet Aerobics, explain why this is different from my [...]

The Disparate Path of AAPI Men and Women with Col Trish Csank and Lt Col Bryan Wong

The Disparate Path of AAPI Men and Women with Col Trish Csank and Lt Col Bryan Wong

NEW EPISODE! “Stay true to yourself because there are very few people who will always be true to you.” In this next episode of AAPI Leaders Unmuted, I talk with Colonel Trish Csank and Lt Col Bryan Wong on “The Disparate Path of AAPI Men and Women.”  We talk about our varied experiences in being [...]

AAPI Leaders Unmuted 4 – The Disparate Path of AAPI Men and Women with Col Trish Csank and Lt Col Bryan Wong

https://youtu.be/cCckGuLsTNc “Stay true to yourself because there are very few people who will always be true to you.” In this next episode of AAPI Leaders Unmuted, I talk with Colonel Trish Csank and Lt Col Bryan Wong on “The Disparate Path of AAPI Men and Women.”  We talk about our varied experiences in in being [...]

Overcoming Interminority Friction with Capt Kevin Cho Tipton and 1Lt Ayana Cole-Fletcher

Overcoming Interminority Friction with Capt Kevin Cho Tipton and 1Lt Ayana Cole-Fletcher

NEW EPISODE! “Supporting another’s success won’t ever damper yours.” In this next episode of AAPI Leaders Unmuted, I talk with Captain Kevin Cho Tipton and 1Lt Ayana Cole-Fletcher on “Overcoming Interminority Friction.”  We talk about their experiences in standing up to their peers who were exhibiting negative behavior between our communities, how AAPI and Black [...]

AAPI Leaders Unmuted Ep 3 – Overcoming Interminority Friction with Capt Kevin Cho Tipton and 1Lt Ayana Cole-Fletcher

https://youtu.be/evX45cj2sZ0 Here’s something you won’t hear at any other #AAPIHeritageMonth events: “AAPIs can do better in working with our black community teammates by helping each other rise instead of keeping each other down.” Extremely proud to hear the stories last night from Capt Kevin Cho Tipton and 1Lt Ayana Cole-Fletcher on what drives them to [...]

Not Being Asian Enough with Captain Faliesha Yaeger and MSgt Ron Esposo

Not Being Asian Enough with Captain Faliesha Yaeger and MSgt Ron Esposo

NEW EPISODE! 🚨  AUDIO VERSION! 🚨 “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” In this next episode of AAPI Leaders Unmuted, I talk with Captain Faelisha Yeager and MSgt Esposo on what it means to “Not Be Asian Enough.” We talk about our awkward experiences with [...]

AAPI Leaders Unmuted Ep 2 – Not Being Asian Enough with Captain Faliesha Yaeger and MSgt Ron Esposo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkK01AEGB8w Appreciate everyone who tuned in last night for the live stream, big shout out to Capt Faliesha Yi Yeager and MSgt Ron Esposo for sharing their vulnerabilities for the team. We tackled some great topics on “Not Being Asian Enough”: when you can’t speak the language and when you come from a mixed background [...]