WHEN MY SUPPORT NETWORK IS
IT MAKES ME STRONGER TOO
Hi, I'm Helen. I bring people together for a common purpose:
to guide the professional development of
Asian American women through social support.
I designed Modern Moai around one simple yet bold question:
"What do you wish there was more of as an
Asian American woman in the workplace?"
The responses? Well, I invite you to take a look around yourself.
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Mother and Daughter
Image by Paul Szewczyk
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Woman with Camera
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I AM NOT DOING ENOUGH.
MODERN MOAI is a digital gathering space to guide the professional development of Asian American women through social support.
Modern Moai honors the Okinawan concept of moai (mo-eye),
a group of lifelong friends who meet regularly for a common purpose.
Optimize a boundless network in a modern digital age.
WHEN YOU HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE
I'm glad you're starting here
THE SOLUTION IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
WHAT IS KEEPING ME FROM DOING MORE?
"Through honest and deep conversations, I realized that I wanted to take a leap of faith and move onto the next step in my life...
Helen made me feel fearless. She was one of the first people that I felt saw the potential in me and helped me realize that my lived experiences are valuable and that I am more than enough." - D.G.
design a plan
AROUND YOUR REALITY
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Gentle and affirming with unflinching determination
I am an Integrated Career Coach because I understand that professional development is not only about expanding your skillset or updating materials but also about developing a mindset. I help others design a plan around their reality by asking pointed and deliberate questions with intention.
I am a pracademic with a vision. I studied Organizational Dynamics (MSOD) at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Organizational Coaching, as well as Leading and Managing through Change. My research interests include identity in the workplace, experiences with authority in the workplace, and definitions and perceptions of authority.
I earned a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in College Student Affairs from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Penn State University. My approach is backed by research and proven by years of experience in advising roles.
I lead with empathy and humility. Because at the end of the day, it comes down to my character and trustworthiness. I am driven by a deep devotion to help others because I know what it is like to have moments of feeling overwhelmed or aimless, and at times, motivated by a fear of failing.
I am a light-hearted, creative person who get easily excited by free samples and colorful pens. I collect tchotchkes because I value memories, and I tend to a ridiculous number of plants because I like to be reminded of growth. I race dragon boats in the summertime and strive to be the featured photo on a restaurant's Yelp page. If doodles and drawings were a love language, then it would be mine.
Listening without judgment, tips on organizing time and tasks, guidance on creating graphics using free online tools, and recommendations for podcasts.
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