Writer, Spiritual Entrepreneur
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Pauline has overcome adverse beginnings to transform her approach to success by re-engineering her beliefs, questioning the status quo and hacking cultural norms. Self-actualisation has carried her to prosperity while running applauded restaurant Red Lanternand authoring a bestselling book, ‘Secrets of the Red Lantern’. Pauline has the skills to connect with her audience in a profound way – she helps awaken and focus people to change their own story for a better future.
In her moving memoir, ’Secrets of the Red Lantern’ Pauline tells the honest, difficult story of the Nguyen family, following the journey of her parents from their homeland in Vietnam on their escape to Thailand as refugees, and then on to their eventual resettlement in Australia.
Pauline writes, “In my family, food is our language. Food enables us to communicate the things we find so hard to say.”
Some of Pauline’s varied experiences and achievements include:
* Owner and co-founder of Red Lantern, the most awarded Vietnamese restaurant in the world.
* Winner Australia Telstra Business Award for Medium Business.
* In 2012, Red Lantern was voted AUSTRALIA’S FAVOURITE RESTAURANT
* Internationally, ’Secrets of the Red Lantern’ has appeared on best sellers lists around the world, and in 2008 was voted Best Cookbook in Asia.
* Newcomer Writer of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards.
* Pauline’s writing has appeared in The Best Australian Essays 2010, Voracious – The Best New Australian Food Writing, Griffith Review, as well as various other publications.
* Pauline’s first foray in stage theatre, ‘The Serpents Table’ was voted favourite show by audiences, critics and organisers alike at the 2014 Sydney Festival.
* Pauline’s next book is ‘Grace Under Fire: The Way of the Spiritual Entrepreneur’.
* Trailblazing the future approach to good business and Spiritual Entrepreneurship.
The Huffington Post refers to Pauline as an, ‘Award Winning Author, highly sought after International Speaker and one of the most grounded Spiritual Entrepreneurs around the globe’.