Meet the Entrepreneurs Series
In this series, Kenny Wang from House of Harts interview entrepreneurs from across York Region to understand what motivates them to do what they do, some of their challenges, and some of their highs. What follows is an excerpt of the interview – read the full interview at House of Harts: http://www.houseofharts.com/stories/
Meet Diana YK Chan, founder and CEO of My Marketability Inc. We spent an afternoon with Diana and in just a couple of hours, we knew that with her bright personality and fun approach to life made her an inspirational Career Coach to many. She shares with us her tips on finding a meaningful career whilst juggling her new life as a mom in the entrepreneurial world.
Tell us about yourself.
I’ve always been passionate about helping people achieve greatness, success and fulfillment. I love inspiring people and helping them figure out what they want, who they are, and what they have to offer. I founded My Marketability in 2011 with a mission to help people find a meaningful career and differentiate as top talent to get hired faster. As a Career Coach, I work with multi-passionate career changers and driven job seekers. I’ve helped hundreds of people get hired into top companies, such as Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Deloitte, Bell and many more.
Prior to starting my business, I worked at Google Canada as a Recruiter, as a Recruitment Manager for Ivey MBA and Executive MBA Programs, in management consulting at Accenture, and in Training & Marketing at TELUS. Currently, I’m a proud new mom and I’m enjoying motherhood. My son turns one on August 22!
How do you generate revenue for your business?
There are 4 different ways I generate revenue for my business:
Tell us your worst entrepreneurial moment.
I see “worst entrepreneurial moments” as “challenging key learning experiences” for my career. If I had to choose a moment, it was when I was pregnant and trying to get ready for the baby. I hired people to take my business to the next level, I wanted to relaunch a new website, rebrand, launch a new program. However, there were delays, things didn’t go as planned, and I had to let go of someone – it was a very stressful period for me! I did learn the following important lessons during such time, such as:
What do you want to share with your fellow entrepreneurs?
What is something exciting you’re doing right now that you wish to share with others?
For my business, I’m excited to launch my first group coaching program in the fall – a combination of online courses and live calls with me every week as well as Q&A hours. For those who can’t afford working with me 1-on-1, this is an opportunity for them to get access to her every week where they can get encouragement and empowerment and champion them to achieve their career goals.
In my personal life, I’m planning my son’s first birthday party! For my home, I’m excited to get my basement renovated to create a play area for my son. It’s a busy time indeed.
With much thanks to Kenny Wang from House of Harts, who came up with this awesome idea! Read the full interview at House of Harts: http://www.houseofharts.com/stories/