Awkward Turtle At Work with Emery Fung

Leaving the secure Financial Services career to becoming a Social Entrepreneur - The story behind the Green Queen, Sonalie Figueiras #37

Final episode of the series, I had to leave the best till last. Sonalie aka the Green Queen is on the podcast to share her story of starting the Green Queen. We spoke on some of the harsh reality women faces through education...

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How does Gen Z feel about Sustainability & Work? Anushka Purohit #36

No doubt Gen Z has a very different perspective on the world, let alone the workplace. Anushka is in her Final Year and is the CEO and Co-founder of many social-driven businesses. Her university experience was coupled with th...

Why is storytelling so important to humans? Both in life and at work?! Imogen Short #35

Storytelling is really the basis of this podcast, I wanted to bring real life stories to share with lovely humans in the world and what better way to get someone who is an expert at this! Imogen is a story ninja and award-win...

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How to become an artist in Hong Kong? Jonathan Jay Lee #34

Pursuing art as a career is tough wherever you are in the world. How about being in a city like Hong Kong where Finance is at the heart of everything, and corporates careers are the most sought after? I met Jonathan Jay Lee l...

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Can a Digital Lifestyle Media Platform make an impact to the world ? Chris Edwards #33

Having a lifestyle media platform online seems to be everywhere nowadays, but what was it like 13 years ago when this format of online media was almost unheard of?! Listen to the story on how she founded The Honeycombers! Chr...

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How does ‘finding your passion’ really happen? - Kei Kei Chan #32

It does seem like the future of work will look a lot like working from home. It now seems silly that we don’t invest in our home office! This week I want to bring a real-life example on how ‘finding your passion’ really works...

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Can Mindfulness help with your Career? Genevieve Heng #31

Picture this. You wake up tired and you are late. It’s a Monday morning and you have a presentation with your boss. You feel groggy and down. You just had to sprint to make the train. On your way out, someone bumps into you a...

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What goes into making music? Jodie Chan #30

Singing and making music is one of the top skills I wish I had! I have always been so envious of people who can do both - so this week we have Jodie Chan on the show, who is an independent Singer-Songwriter in Hong Kong. We t...

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What is life after professional football like? Shannon Moloney #29

WE ARE BACK! After a short break over Christmas and New Years - the Awkward Turtle pod is back! Let’s kick off the show for 2022 with yet another amazing human who I had the pleasure to meet to through sport. Shannon is an ex...

#28 Awkward Turtle at TEDx!

Todayyyy! I am going to sing my own praises for a few minutes if I may. This is going to be the last pod of the year and I want to recap on where this podcast has taken me and all the amazing experiences I had. Obvs will be t...

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#27 - LIVE recording! The magic of podcasting @ HK International Literary Festival

I was honoured to be alongside the hosts of In The Changing Room and KELY Support Group (This Hong Kong Life). The panel was of-course hosted by the wonderful Regina Larko who we had on #14 - the founder of #impact. We had th...

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What you need to know before you D.I.E #26 Jocelyn Brady | Brain Coach

We can all agree that the current school system is great for pumping out workers, but do we also agree that a linear school system may not be enough for today’s world? One of the key messages of this pod is to inspire humans ...

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What makes you you? Is it your gender, socioeconomic background, personality? Leila McKenzie-Delis #25

Originally from Hong Kong, Leila was adopted and relocated to the UK when she was 6. That was the first time she felt different to those around her. Her lived experienced and dyslexia meant she saw the world with a different ...

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Would you like to be a Travel Blogger? From BBC Admin to Travel Blogger/ Documentary Producer/ Director #24 Bella Falk

Everyone says they want to be travel blogger. But it’s so much more than just taking candid photos with a pretty background. They are storytellers, writers, photographers all rolled into one. Bella started as as Admin on the ...

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Really, how important is a degree? Jonaed Lqbal | Founder & CEO, NoDegree.com #23

Really, how important is a degree? Jonaed Lqbal | Founder & CEO, NoDegree.com #23 They say that Education is the key to success. So des your Bachelor Degree determine how successful you will be? Does not having a degree mean ...

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#22 - Should you get a Mentor? 2022 LGBT+ Mentoring Programme - Scot Jones, Randell Aranza

In today’s noisy world, it’s easy to lost sight on what we really want. There are distractions everywhere. I have been thinking about finding a mentor, but I don’t really know what is mentoring? Why should I get a mentor? How...

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Why is LinkedIn important? Why do you have a LinkedIn Profile? Karen Tisdell - LinkedIn Profile Writer, Trainer #21

I must admit as a recruiter, I never fully utilised LinkedIn as a platform. I, like many people uses LinkedIn because we feel we should be on there, it’s a platform to connect recruiter & candidates with job opportunities. Bu...

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#20 - Mela Habijan | Miss Trans Global 2020, Writer, Actress, LGBTQIA+ Advocate | I am a product of courage

Podcasting has allowed me to meet so many AMAZING humans! Mela is the next incredible human I want to introduce you all to. She is the 1st ever Miss Trans Global! Mela gave some super awesome affirmations we can all use and t...

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#19 - Stef Teng | Senior Manager, Diversity Equity & Inclusion | Make room for conversation, invite it if you can

D&I has been a buzzword thrown around left right and centre for the past year. But do we actually know what it means? Where does it start and where does it end? Stef, a D&I professional shared some gems with me on this podcas...

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#18 - Sho Dewan | CEO Founder, Workhap | Find what you are great at

We have our first LinkedIn Top Voice in the house - Sho! He has some of the best and most honest content across instagram, Tik Tok & LinkedIn. We shared our perspective on work and he gave some really solid tip on what it act...

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#17 - Kayla Wong | Founder, Basics for Basics | Constantly ask yourself questions

Kayla Wong is in the house this week! She is one of the most inspirational role model we have here in Hong Kong, a great champion for the youth, she advocates for sustainability fashion, LGBT and gender issues. Another fantas...

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#16 - Gigi Chan | Fitness coach and consultant | Work smarter not harder

It was only a matter a time I have Gigi on the podcast! Gigi is one of the most active people I know, she lives and breathes active lifestyle. Always smashing it in everything she does - she recently branched out to Shanghai ...

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#15 - Sophia Hotung | Illustrator & Writer | Enthusiasm over talent

Hong Kong is an amazing place to meet some amazing people. Well, I met this week’s guest, Sophia in the streets of Hong Kong! We had a genuine conversation about what work means for someone living with disability, what your i...

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#14 - Regina Larko | Podcaster, Founder of #Impact | Allow yourself to have doubts

Regina is one of the people who pushed me to start podcasting, but without her knowing! That is the power of this platform, everyone can have a voice on here, every story is valid, and you never know how one story can change ...

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#13 - Dan Dan Zhu | Founder & CEO, DG Recruit | When you are special, you earn special money

Everyone wants to retire early. Well Dan Dan did it when she was 28 🤯, and nope she wasn’t born with a sliver spoon in her mouth and nope she didn’t have a leg up or have any special talents. In fact, she was the babysitter’s...

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#12 - Moonie Chu | Professional Fencer | Don’t stop and have faith

🤺We have an Olympian in the house!!! I hope everyone is as excited as I am, life as an Athlete is something I’ve always been jealous of! This chat was even more interesting because Moonie is also an influencer - talk about Mo...

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#11 - Mabel Lau | Calligrapher | You have to try a lot of things

What’s in your head when you hear Chinese Calligraphy? A retired old man who studied Chinese Literature? This is further from the truth - Mabel doesn’t see knowing Chinese as the basic requirement in Chinese Calligraphy, nor ...

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#10 - Coco Chan | Personal Trainer | Value time over money

Can you believe it?! It’s already the 10th episode of the new series, a small milestone but I love the small wins! So this week, I have one of my best friend on the show, Coco! She is by far the most active person I know on t...

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#9 - Shinn Kawasaki | Videographer | People like you for you

I have another incredible podcast for you! Shinn and I met through the footballing world here in Hong Kong. He is a genuine jack of all trades, he is a Videographer by trade, Commercial Model, Footballer, Surfer, Youtuber, Po...

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#8 - Aydian Dowling | Transgender Activist | It’s never as scary as you think

Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! I don’t know how I pulled this off but I managed to get the incredible Aydian Dowling on the show! He is the first-ever transgender male to be on the front cover of Men’s Health Magazine, 2 time guest on ...

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#7 - Emily Tan | Mental Health Advocate | Find your stimulation

The definition of Health should include physical, mental and spiritual altogether. Emily has experienced the ups and downs at both ends and knows firsthand the repercussions that could happen if we continue to neglect health....

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#6 - Claire Marie Lim aka. dolltr!ck | Music Technologist | Work hard, stay humble and don’t be late

Everyone wants to give back to their community but not everyone feels comfortable to until they are ‘successful’. This is the the opposite for Claire aka. dolltr!ck. This week we talk about the world of Music, specifically Mu...

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#5 - Akashdeep Gill | Chef | Do what you like

What we know now and what we know pre-COVID has drastically changed. Everything we thought was the norm is now a pleasure - including eating out! This week we have someone who turned their passion into a business - he simply ...

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#3 - 陳婉婷(牛丸) | Football Coach | 因為相信所以看見

There is still so much stigma around aspiring athletes or entering sports as a career. Today we have 陳婉婷(牛丸) who is the first-ever female football coach to have led a professional men’s football team in top flight football. S...

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#2 - J Lou | Content Creator | Don’t listen to your doubts

If you are a performer at heart then content creation may be for you! Listen to my chat with J Lou on how she started this journey just because she took it up as an interest, a real life example how you can turn your interest...

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#1 - Jerry Won | Authentic Asian American Storyteller | Don’t obsess over the Destination

Podcasting is growing to become one of the mainstream media platforms, we are seeing more and more celebrities and sponsors getting in the game. The beauty of podcasts is the intimacy you can get directly with your audience, ...

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Awkward Turtle At Work Trailer!

Hello Humans! Welcome to new and improved Awkward Turtle - Season 2. The Awkward Turtle - At Work. This podcast is all about people, passion and profession. With me, your host, Emery. Now, the reason why I wanted to do a podc...