Pauline Nguyen

Pauline Nguyen’s story is that of survival. Escaping war-torn Vietnam as a toddler, Pauline made it to Australian shores after a year in a Thai refugee camp. She suffered tremendous physical and emotional abuse until she was a young woman. Pauline rose from the ashes of her trauma to become one of Australia’s most sought-after development coaches, a leading entrepreneur, an award-winning author and an international keynote speaker. Described by Huffington Post as “the most grounded spiritual entrepreneur on the planet,” recognized as an original “Rare Bird”—Australia’s Top 50 Influential Female Entrepreneurs and included in Blackwell and Hobday’s global recognition of “200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World,” Pauline is nothing short of extraordinary. She co-founded the world’s most-awarded Vietnamese restaurant, Red Lantern, and is the author of The Way of Spiritual Entrepreneur and Secrets of the Red Lantern, both critically acclaimed worldwide, appearing on numerous bestseller lists. Pauline speaks and teaches from direct experience with a unique, dramatic cadence that has the audience hanging on every word.