Lea Tran is an ethnic Chinese, who was born and raised in Vietnam. At the age of 16, Lea and her family fled their homeland with 500 other “Boat People” refugees after the fall of Saigon. In this episode, we reflect on her family’s arduous journey across the South China Sea, the complexities of rebuilding a new life in the U.S., and her personal path to healing. Lea’s story is a testament of self-discovery, courage, and resilience in overcoming adversity. She offers an inspiring voice of hope for anyone who may experience emotional or persistent trauma.
Lea continues to reconcile her past with present opportunities to share her experiences and life lessons. Today, she is a dynamic speaker and published author of her own memoir, a transformational coach, and a fellow podcaster. She also thrives on the love and support of her family, her husband, and adult son.
Personal Memoir, I Did Not Miss the Boat: http://bit.ly/LeaTranBook
TEDx Talk: http://bit.ly/LeaTranTEDx
- A Thriving Conversation on FaceBook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/AThrivingConversation
- Family Roots Podcast - https://www.leatran.com/podcast
- Join Lea's private FB Group to get free group coaching and inspiration - https://www.facebook.com/groups/DontMissYourBoat
More about Lea Tran:
Lea Tran is a former "Boat person" refugee from Vietnam, a female scientist turned successful business owner and now speaker and author.
Lea had brought her story to the TEDx stage and then revealed her harrowing journey in her first book, I Did Not Miss the Boat. She delivers her powerful message of courage and hope during challenging times in her keynote speeches.
Extracting from her life experiences, Lea motivates her audience to bridge the gaps of cultural differences, to take action to break the mold of generational sufferings, and to create their own opportunity to thrive.