077 – June Choi of Serval Ventures – 4D Tech Farmer

June Choi

June ChoiBeing a 4D Thinker, transformative tech meets human evolution, how Korean-American Midwest roots shapes an ecosystem of startups, and human transcendence…

June Choi, CEO of Serval Ventures (evolving the startup success and venture investment model by applying a data-driven experimentation approach, honing talent, and delivering thoughtful and sustained support) joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • How Choi had as many as five careers, and being a Korean-American immigrant
  • Choi was supposed to go to med school, but sees herself as a four-dimensional thinker, see things play out, didn’t want that path
  • Figuring what she didn’t want, and her parents disowned her
  • She decided to pursue a literature degree, loved reading books, and her father disowned her again
  • Took a business minor
  • Wanted to be a judge, but didn’t want to go to law school
  • Moved to England because they speak English too
  • Couldn’t feed herself, depended on Ramen
  • Becoming an executive director at just 26 for a non profit
  • Got divorced, had a child, had to support child but not do it full timeJune Choi
  • Did strategy consulting
  • Took professional sacrifices to be home with her child as much as possible
  • Decided she is female role model for her daughter
  • Then started a company, which was scary
  • Choi had resisted being an entrepeneur for a long time, was freeing
  • Being an advisor to a startup and they wouldn’t listen
  • So, became an investor
  • Why aren’t accelerators and venture investing evolving properly?
  • As an investor – less tech people in tech companies, business people have an idea, then hire expensive people for a startup, so they have to raise money instead of building company and product and going to market
  • Choi focused on the need to keep founders focused, and thus the innovation roadmap developed
  • The way different people think, complex vs. linear
  • Chan provides an intuitive reading – using play and education
  • Facilitator instead of farmer, helping others understand each other, further their visions
  • Community watering hole, serenity and togetherness
  • Contributing to the farm
  • Emerging tech
  • How people are evolving

066 – Esther Goodhart – Standing: Up and In Technicolor

Esther Goodhart

Esther GoodhartKorean-Jewish comedienne Esther Goodhart discusses overcoming disability and challenging parents, changing religions in rebellion, living like tomorrow is the last day, not accepting the negative, why she’s not afraid to die, taking on comedy, seeing the world in Technicolor, responding to adversity with love, why Mr. Rogers was a genius, and an intuitive reading inspired discussion about her remarkable outlook on a very recent and sobering health diagnosis.

She joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Rebelling against holy-roller Christian parents and converting to Judaism
  • Being born with a disability, how she needed a push
  • How Esther was in wheelchair all her life with disability, and her family felt humiliated that she was in a wheelchair, wondering why she couldn’t shake it off
  • Her whole life is to not burden others with her burden
  • Proud, embarrassed
  • Need to release and receive the love people want to give
  • How Esther’s kids inspired her to get out of her wheelchair
  • She needed to be available for kids, go where they needed to goEsther Goodhart
  • Wheelchair gets her places, electric scooter is btter
  • Suffering from familial dystonia, and how Esther can fall standing up
  • Parents didn’t think it was a miracle, but doctors couldn’t believe her fortitude
  • Walking is choreography to Esther, has to memorize the ground
  • Esther reveals how her parents were terrible to her, she channeled energy to do things great.
  • Esther believes she will die better than God put her on the planet, so she focuses on how can she work to leave the world better because she was here
  • Teaching kids, and when people are mean she kills them with love
  • Everyone’s story is biblical
  • Living life like tomorrow is the last day
  • Thinking outside the box, not accepting the negative, and how the Bible embodies that
  • An intuitivereaidng — it is about a book with beautiful images reflect the soul
  • Not photo realistic, abstract and which emote feeling, a shift in perspective and transformation
  • Like looking at a cure and absorbing it that was instead of ingesting
  • The superficial and small things to take over how Esther views the world
  • Everything can be a potential cure or trigger
  • Focus on the cure, shift by seeing
  • Image: each page large filled with abstract, vibrant images holding the power to transform, when Esther puts the page closer she feels transformed to another world connected but separate, transformation, mystery and discovery
  • Reflecting on life and focus
  • Love and lack of love is the cause of everything, why Mr. Rogers was a genius
  • The importance of seeing that nothing is superficial and mundane
  • Why Esther says she is not afraid to die
  • Why worst enemies are now her closest friends
  • A serious medical diagnosis and a remarkable attitude and perspective, cheerleaders and why any outcome is great
  • Seeing everything in technicolor