Live Your Dream with Celina Lee
"How did you find what you wanted to do with your life? How did you have the courage to pursue your dream?” These are questions Celina explores with people from different walks of life. Their journeys reveal stories about dreams, courage, inspiration and creativity.
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5. HOW TO RISE ABOVE LIFE’S CHALLENGES AND LIVE A HAPPY AND FULFILLING LIFE – THOMAS PARK CLEMENT
August 15, 2018
Thomas Park Clement is the founder and CEO of Mectra Laboratories, a company he started in his attic in 1988. He is a successful inventor of medical devices and holds 41 patents. Thomas was born during the Korean War, as the son of an American military man and a Korean woman. He was abandoned when he was about four and a half years old, and lived on the street for about two years until he was taken to an orphanage. Thomas was eventually adopted by an American family and moved to the U.S. A biracial war orphan who was once considered “stupid” grew up to become a very successful inventor, an entrepreneur, and a philanthropist, and achieved his childhood dream along the way. His story is about love and hope, and the resilient human spirit that serves as an inspiration for so many people.
4. HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IN A COMPLETELY NEW INDUSTRY – JULIA DALTON-BRUSH
August 1, 2018
Julia Dalton-Brush is the founder of the Brush Beauty Makeup and Hair Artistry. Since she was a little kid, Julia has always loved makeup, but she ended up working in a completely different industry in construction. However, she never forgot about the passion she had for makeup. Julia enrolled herself in a 3-month beauty school and then immediately started her company, and grew it into a successful business. She now works with major television and film studios, and famous brands. Julia shares how she turned her childhood passion into a successful company even though she was completely new to the industry when she started, and how the passing of her mother impacted how she approaches her work and life.
July 18, 2018
Michael Kim is the co-founder of the law firm, Kobre & Kim. Michael and his partner, Steven Kobre, met when they both worked as Assistant U.S. Attorneys in Manhattan while working on a securities case, which ultimately became the movie, the Boiler Room. They started their law firm at Steven’s apartment kitchen in 2003 and grew it into a global law firm with 10 offices worldwide and over 300 employees. Michael talks about why he decided to start the law firm even though 99% of the people he talked to said it was a terrible idea, and what he has learned about setting and achieving goals, building authentic relationships, and how to make yourself happy.
July 4, 2018
Hooni Kim is a chef and owner at restaurant Danji and Hanjan in NYC. We talk about how once an aspiring doctor became a chef, and his experience of working at Daniel and Masa, and why he decided to open a Korean restaurant after working at a French and Japanese restaurant. In 2011, Danji received a star rating from the Michelin Guide, making it the first Korean restaurant in America to receive the prestigious distinction.
June 27, 2018
Celina shares conversations with people from different walks of life about how they pursued their dreams. Their journeys reveal stories about dreams, courage, inspiration and creativity.
Producer & Host : Celina Lee
Designer : zoslee
Audio Engineer : Chris Stephenson
Music: Wayne Jones