Award Winning Author | International Speaker | Spiritual Entrepreneur
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. Fueled 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.
I had the pleasure of working with Pauline Nguyen when she joined the cast of our theatre work The Serpentʼs Table. This was a sold-out hit at Sydney Festival 2014, and its success was due in no small part to Paulineʼs powerful contribution. Pauline is a gifted writer and a 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-sellling author, inspiring mentor and devoted mother. The qualities that have made this possible are obvious: courage, persistence, imagination and a generosity of spirit. With a sense of adventure sheʼs always up for exciting new challenges, and is as eager to learn.
Pauline is an extremely inspiring individual. She captivated the audience of nearly 500 guests from the moment she took the stage. In the over 7 years’ experience I have had arranging and viewing speakers at our events, it is the first time that I could have ever 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.
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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.
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.
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. Indeed, she has lived at double speed, and endured hardships at twice the intensity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pauline is a bold and courageous woman who is not afraid to think big in life.
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.
Pauline was fantastic to work with and the feedback we received was consistently 9/10 or 10/10 from our attendees. I can’t praise her enough.
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!
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 storytelling 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 storytelling, 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.
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.
It is rare for someone to inspire the heart and mind; almost unheard of to speak to the soul as well. Pauline manages it with ease. She combines an honesty and vulnerability with a confidence that is engaging to listen to – the audience of over 300 was captivated from start to finish. She offered practical advice but so much more; her personal story, told with humour and grace, and simple concepts that really resonated. The energy in the room after Pauline’s talk was amazing and, for days afterwards, I had people approach me to share how her talk had inspired them. A fantastic experience and she is without a doubt one of the best speakers I’ve had the pleasure to listen to.
Pauline was a guest speaker at Optus in our ‘Women in Leadership’ series. As soon as Pauline went on stage, I knew she was going to bring something different.
Everything that she said – from the obstacle being the way, to leadership being about making leaders of others and leading from behind, living a life of grace and poise and grit, and about honouring the divine feminine and seeing health in a holistic way from a neuroscientific perspective to epigenetics to meditation, etc. – I resonated with.
It made me feel emotional to have a guest speaker talk the language of the soul in a “professional” corporate setting. Something that doesn’t happen often and is powerful in its rarity. Very timely in that moment. She was a breath of fresh air and something that our women (and men) at work needed to hear.
Pauline has made an impression on the women in that auditorium. I could only hope that will be the seed to open those who listened to her words into taking the steps to live a life with courage and boldness.
Airport Retail Enterprises is a family run business and accordingly not prone to excesses; so when I started investigating a speaker/workshop presenter I could have easily been convinced not to utilise a speaker. After all I have not used one previously and still had what I consider successful conferences. I had no doubt reading Pauline’s background that there was a story and an industry relationship that would be uniquely relevant to our company so I decided to “have a go”.
Immediately after the presentation Pauline gave and then for the next 48 hours I received nothing but positive feedback. People that have been to many conferences commented “Best speaker I have ever heard” or “Best part of the conference”.
There was a lot more to this than I could ever have expected. Great Speaker, Great Person, Great Experience.
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.
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.
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 framework 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.
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…
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.
People loved you!
What our attendees told us about your presentation:
“Absolutely incredible, there are no words… she blew me away.”
“Amazing, inspiring speaker and business woman.”
EXCELLENT! 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.
In a generation filled with entitlement and instant gratification, Pauline’s talk about “Changing your own story for a better future” was a sobering reminder of the sacrifices made to live in modern day Australia. Unlike any other motivational talk, her detailed and personal account of the struggles she and her family faced growing up, was like a shot in the arm to stop complaining about the trivial and regardless of the circumstance, to cultivate a mindset to live a more fulfilling life. 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.
From the minute Pauline entered the stage I knew I was going to experience something new, something intriguing. Walking from one side of the stage to the other, breathing in her audience, I wondered if she was going to be really wacky or really inspiring. Definitely the latter. With such heartfelt storytelling it was clear that her intent from the get-go was to connect with every single person in the audience. Thank you so much for sharing your story and willingness to also share the tools that make you such a strong, inventive and generous person.
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.
I was delighted to hear Pauline Nguyen speak at at 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.
What an incredibly powerful speaker Pauline is! Her stage presence and stage craft is impeccable, and her story and life philosophy is inspirational. She connected with the audience from the moment she stepped on stage – captivating us all throughout her keynote. Pauline just oozes passion and such a purity of intention when she speaks. Any audience would be privileged by her presence.
Pauline Nguyen imbues mastery! Her many gifts to her audience are in her energy, her presence and purposefulness in which she steeps her inspiring message. A story of suffering and success told in such a unique and powerful style that I forgot to breathe. All of my being was captivated. Fly, run, crawl – do whatever it takes to hear her speak. She will not disappoint!
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.
Pauline’s presence, words and life story was so inspiring and resonated with me on many levels. I was so connected to her story that I actually felt I didn’t want the journey to stop in that hour, I wanted to hear and know more. I will be able to use her insights and learnings at work every day; which 6 weeks later I am still thinking about all that was said. Mindfulness is what immediately comes to me when I think of her story, Pauline inspired me to elevate my meditation practises so that I can more present in every moment. Thank you Pauline.
Pauline was so engaging and entertaining. I loved her energy, presence and message. I feel blessed that I was able to see such a great inspirational person and business women. I am inspired by her life story and amazed at the same time. Pauline is a pocket dynamo who I will now watch and follow to see how she expands her reach and spreads her wonderful energy. I also would like to thank you Pauline for discussing meditation as an essential tool in staying focused and being part of your life. I have talked about my mediation with my work mates for the last 2+ years only to get funny looks and remarks. Now they have firsthand heard from you the importance of it, they are asking me more questions and not making fun of my practice. Thank you for sharing your story and your time. May your world continue to expand and help nurture more Lotus flowers to grow.
Pauline’s keynote at RESE was the highlight of the conference for me. Her energy as soon as she entered the stage made me smile.
Her success made me smile and her struggles made me cry, but also gave me hope.
She is an inspiration and has helped me put things into perspective and start moving towards a happier me.
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.
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.