Zona is a trained facilitator who has worked in academia, the arts, translation, education, fashion and startups. She has a unique ability to connect with any trainee and help each of them craft a CORE message with flair.
WHAT IS THE CORE VALUE YOU OFFER TO CLIENTS?
As a non-native speaker of English, I know how hard it is to cross the language barrier and get a point across to an audience that thinks in a completely different logic. This means I can easily relate to our clients’ challenges and help them bridge cultural gaps.
WHAT’S THE ONE MESSAGE YOU REINFORCE TO CLIENTS ALL THE TIME?
Everyone has a different mode of communication. We are here to help you find the style that suits you best. And trust me, you will develop your own unique style and own the stage like nobody else!
WHAT RANDOM HOBBIES OR SKILLS DO YOU HAVE?
I meditate every day. Due to my ever hectic schedule, I have taken to daily meditation simply because it helps me clear my mind. As a happy side effect, in the process of learning how to control the rhythm of my breathing, I gained more assurance under pressure. I used to be a nervous wreck, but with breathing techniques, I finally let go of my anxiety, and I find it a useful tip to help those who have stage fright as well.
IF YOUR PARENTS WERE ASKED WHAT YOU DID, WHAT WOULD THEY SAY?
I have…Presented papers in academic conferences internationally, Published poems and translations, Collaborated with artists to showcase exhibits in museums, Lectured in universities around Taiwan, Co-founded a cross cultural community and ran a coworking space, Hosted over 500 events, trainings and workshops, etc.
But if you asked my parents, they’d probably say: we would love to know more too if she had time to come home!