Described by Huffington Post as, “The most grounded spiritual entrepreneur on the planet”, recognized as an original ‘Rare Bird’ – Australia’s top 50 Influential Female Entrepreneurs and included in Blackwell and Hobday’s global recognition of ‘200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World’, Pauline Nguyen is nothing short of extraordinary. Pauline is a best-selling author and award-winning businesswoman – and her achievements are all the more impressive given she had to escape a war-torn Vietnam on a handmade boat, survive a Thai refugee camp, and endure years of tremendous physical and emotional abuse. She has overcome these adverse beginnings – what she refers to as “her training” – transforming her approach to success by re-engineering her beliefs, questioning the status quo, and hacking cultural norms to become one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs. She is the owner of Red Lantern, the most awarded Vietnamese restaurant in the world, and author of The Way of Spiritual Entrepreneur and Secrets of the Red Lantern, which has been critically acclaimed worldwide and has appeared on numerous bestseller lists. Pauline speaks and teaches from direct experience with a unique, dramatic cadence that literally has the audience hanging on every word.