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Big Asian Energy is a coaching, consulting, and education company that helps North American Asian leaders, entrepreneurs, and high performers to find their voice, build their confidence, and create their own unique path to success.

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I believe that every Asian North American has the potential to be a leader in their personal and professional life.

 

However, I also know that the bamboo ceiling and intergenerational patterns are very real barriers that can prevent Asians from reaching their full potential.

The bamboo ceiling:

Is a term used to describe the frustrations that Asian professionals face as they attempt to move up in their careers.

Intergenerational patterns:

Refers to the cultural and familial expectations that many Asians are raised with, which can often be in conflict with the individual's own desires and aspirations.

My mission is to help Asians North Americans breakthrough the bamboo ceiling and intergenerational patterns so they can unleash their full potential.

One of the most common questions I get is “why?”... And whether I focus on systemic struggles with my clients.



The truth is, we actually don’t talk nearly as much about that. Here’s what we talk about instead:



 We talk about what it’s like growing up as an Asian child, and the pressures of taking care of our parents at old age as our filial responsibility.

We talk about the guilt we feel saying no to elders, because of cultural conditioning to respect everything they do. Even when we disagree.

We talk about setting boundaries with our families in a way that promotes our individuality, without sacrificing intimacy.

We talk about the cultural expectation to not claim credit at work, but also the struggle of seeing others claim it in our place.

• We talk about how we get patted on the back for being smart or working hard, but being forgotten during promotions because we’re not “assertive” enough for leadership.

We talk about how uncomfortable it is to even point this out, because it goes against the collectivist teachings of self-sacrifice for the team.

We look at statements like:
 

“It’s a problem, but it’s really not that bad, I don’t want to make people uncomfortable.”

“Other people have it worse, and I have pretty simple needs so it’s no big deal.”

“It’s ok, I can handle it, I just gotta work harder, I’m pretty lazy hahaha”

And my clients question if they’re being honest with themselves, or if they’ve been conditioned to not cause waves.

We also talk about finding purpose, emotional resilience, and handling and negotiating drama.

 

When it comes to Asian North Americans, I see a group of people who have been taught to struggle alone, in the shadows. To put out their best self for “face” and “honour”, but also wonder why there’s so much unfulfillment.

 

But these intergenerational patterns end with us.

A new generation of Asian leaders have been born.

And we're claiming our authentic voices, taking up space, and unleashing our full potential.

 

And THAT, my friend, is what Big Asian Energy is about.

WORK WITH ME

 

Are you ready to step into your Big Asian Energy?

I offer coaching and consulting services that are tailored to your needs and goals. I work with my clients one-on-one to help them find their purpose, build their confidence, and create a plan for success. 

I also offer an Asian Men's Group, and courses on a variety of topics related to leadership, entrepreneurship, and personal growth. My programs are all designed to help Asians connect with their personal power and create a life that they love.

If you're ready to break through the bamboo ceiling and create your own unique path to success, I would love to help you. Click the button below to learn more about my offers.

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ABOUT ME

My name's John Wang and I'm a Coach, Teacher, Writer, Speaker, TikTok-er, Podcaster, and Founder of Big Asian Energy.

 

220,000+

Social Media Followers

15+ YEARS OF

Entrepreneurship & Mentoring

TEDX

& Keynote Speaker

PROFESSIONAL LIFE

I am a 15-year educator, AAPI speaker, and certified coach (in NLP and High-Performance training), specializing in working with Asian Americans on inner work, mindset, and communication. I am a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and have shared the stage with top leaders such as Hal Elrod. 

I began my career working in market research consulting for corporations such as Mastercard, UNICEF, and Volvo. My passion for entrepreneurship led me to create Mastery Academy, a boutique preparatory institution focused on writing and Ivy League admissions consultation and I mentored Asian American overachievers who grew up with immigrant or first-generation parents closely over the years of their educational journey.

As many of my students would continue seeking my advice for career guidance, especially in fields such as tech, finance, consulting, and entrepreneurship, I began to realize the pattern of struggles my overachieving clients often faced. With my unique experience in seeing both their upbringing as well as their performance from the lens of an executive coach, I created an inside-out coaching framework that focused on identifying these core struggles that affect their leadership potential, their career mobility, struggles with productivity, and procrastination, and lack of assertiveness in communication or negotiation. 

If you're curious about how I can help YOU breakthrough your limitations, book a call below to see if we're the right fit.

Schedule a FREE Consultation

PROFESSIONAL LIFE

I am a 15-year educator, AAPI speaker, and certified coach (in NLP and High-Performance training), specializing in working with Asian Americans on inner work, mindset, and communication. I am a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and have shared the stage with top leaders such as Hal Elrod. 

I began my career working in market research consulting for corporations such as Mastercard, UNICEF, and Volvo. My passion for entrepreneurship led me to create Mastery Academy, a boutique preparatory institution focused on writing and Ivy League admissions consultation and I mentored Asian American overachievers who grew up with immigrant or first-generation parents closely over the years of their educational journey.

As many of my students would continue seeking my advice for career guidance, especially in fields such as tech, finance, consulting, and entrepreneurship, I began to realize the pattern of struggles my overachieving clients often faced. With my unique experience in seeing both their upbringing as well as their performance from the lens of an executive coach, I created an inside-out coaching framework that focused on identifying these core struggles that affect their leadership potential, their career mobility, struggles with productivity, and procrastination, and lack of assertiveness in communication or negotiation. 

If you're curious about how I can help YOU breakthrough your limitations, book a call below to see if we're the right fit.

Schedule a FREE Consultation

PERSONAL LIFE

I was born in Taiwan. My father was a Fulbright scholar who worked for the Fulbright Foundation, and my mother was a TV and radio celebrity, with multiple hit Taiwanese talk shows and a "Top 10 Most Impressive Women in Taiwan" award.

But everything went wrong for me when my mother decided to start publishing child education books, because I immediately became, at 5 years old, a national icon for the perfect Asian child. I learned to read at 3 years old, learned to play the violin on national TV at 5, and recorded my first information product for an English-education-on-cassette company at 6. 

It is from this experience with the ultimate Tiger-Mom that I began to develop a deep obsession with personal development, perhaps initially to overachieve but eventually finding a much deeper answer. After going through burnout in my early 30’s and following every type of therapy, self-development retreat, men’s group training, silent meditation, you-name-it-and-I-probably-did-it program, I finally realized how deep these intergenerational patterns went. These stories become examples of lessons I teach about overcoming adversity, navigating challenging conversations, self-acceptance, and personal development. 

When I'm not speaking, writing, or coaching, I love to travel and explore the limits of life. I've been to over 50+ countries and a series of adventures, including:

  • The time I was mistaken to be a terrorist in war-zoned Kashmir– which I later gave a TEDx Talk on, and taught me about purpose. 
  • The time I almost died next to the Dali Lama's temple in Dharamsala, which taught me about identity.
  • Training to walk on airplane wings mid-flight in an aerobatics performance, and how that taught me to be a more confident speaker.
  • Getting chased by a shark in Hawaii, that taught me about courage.
  • The year of practicing radical honesty, that taught me about speaking directly and people-pleasing.
  • The year of daily kindness, that taught me to stop being nice.
  • The year of preparing for my death, that taught me about what it really meant to be living. 

It's my life experience that fuels my work because I know what it's like to put pressure on myself, hold myself back, and heal from intergenerational patterns.

Stepping into my big asian energy and doing the inner work changed my life. Now it's time I help others do the same.

Book a free consultation below if you're ready to step out of your comfort zone and unleash your true potential.

 

Schedule a FREE Consultation

PERSONAL LIFE

I was born in Taiwan. My father was a Fulbright scholar who worked for the Fulbright Foundation, and my mother was a TV and radio celebrity, with multiple hit Taiwanese talk shows and a "Top 10 Most Impressive Women in Taiwan" award.

But everything went wrong for me when my mother decided to start publishing child education books, because I immediately became, at 5 years old, a national icon for the perfect Asian child. I learned to read at 3 years old, learned to play the violin on national TV at 5, and recorded my first information product for an English-education-on-cassette company at 6. 

It is from this experience with the ultimate Tiger-Mom that I began to develop a deep obsession with personal development, perhaps initially to overachieve but eventually finding a much deeper answer. After going through burnout in my early 30’s and following every type of therapy, self-development retreat, men’s group training, silent meditation, you-name-it-and-I-probably-did-it program, I finally realized how deep these intergenerational patterns went. These stories become examples of lessons I teach about overcoming adversity, navigating challenging conversations, self-acceptance, and personal development. 

When I'm not speaking, writing, or coaching, I love to travel and explore the limits of life. I've been to over 50+ countries and a series of adventures, including:

  • The time I was mistaken to be a terrorist in war-zoned Kashmir– which I later gave a TEDx Talk on, and taught me about purpose. 
  • The time I almost died next to the Dali Lama's temple in Dharamsala, which taught me about identity.
  • Training to walk on airplane wings mid-flight in an aerobatics performance, and how that taught me to be a more confident speaker.
  • Getting chased by a shark in Hawaii, that taught me about courage.
  • The year of practicing radical honesty, that taught me about speaking directly and people-pleasing.
  • The year of daily kindness, that taught me to stop being nice.
  • The year of preparing for my death, that taught me about what it really meant to be living. 

It's my life experience that fuels my work because I know what it's like to put pressure on myself, hold myself back, and heal from intergenerational patterns.

Stepping into my big asian energy and doing the inner work changed my life. Now it's time I help others do the same.

Book a free consultation below if you're ready to step out of your comfort zone and unleash your true potential.

 

Schedule a FREE Consultation

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