Let’s start with the long-ish bio
I’m the recovering daughter of Chinese, control freak immigrant parents — and happy at last!
And I’m here sharing what happened to me, in hopes of getting you to a life you really want. You can read about how writing saved my life in my three-part life journey blog posts.
As a writing coach and life/career coach, I specialize in helping people figure out the real story of their lives. Discovering who we and sharing our stories puts us on the path to unconditional love, healing, creativity and personal power.
It’s all about figuring out what was, what’s new, what’s now!
What was: I am a former full-time journalist and had a great run as a columnist for The New York Daily News, my hometown newspaper (I grew up in New York City’s Chinatown). After I became a divorced, single mom in search of flex time, I reinvented myself as a college professor.
You can find me on three campuses. I teach food writing at NYU, creative non-fiction at The New School, and speech communications at Westchester Community College.
You also might know me from my 2011 blog rant against tiger moms, which went viral: Parents Like Amy Chua are the reason Asian Americans like me are in therapy.
See my LinkedIn profile for my outstanding teaching awards and other career stuff. (I’m also a former board member of the Museum of Chinese in America and New York State’s Board of Acupuncture.)
What’s new: 2017 was a big year for me. My only child graduated from college; I’m learning how to be the mom of an adult daughter. Last year, I also became a certified life coach, working with clients on many issues: writing, career issues, family matters, personal relationships, weight loss, childhood trauma and more.
What’s now: I’ve found my purpose! I am here to help people who want to find their stories and share their stories so that they can be their true selves.
You can take your own storytelling experience in a new direction by downloading my free, nine-page PDF workbook, “3 mistakes that wrecked my life.” Just leave me your address as a new subscriber to bettymingliu.com and I’ll email it to you.
(Note: I will also safeguard your address and not share it with anyone. In addition to the free PDF, I’ll send you emails alerting you to my latest blog post and other news. You can unsubscribe at any time.)
By the way, I’m also reinventing myself again — this time, as an empty-nester. I live in Westchester County, N.Y. with my two cats and a dog. In my spare time, I love to travel and paint.
And now, the short bios about me
In one paragraph:
Betty Ming Liu is a life coach and assistant professor who teaches creative writing, public speaking and journalism at NYC-area colleges. This former full-time journalist lives in Westchester County, N.Y. with her dog and two cats. Subscribe to her blog, at http://bettymingliu.com.
Or, for an even shorter bio:
Betty Ming Liu is a life coach and college professor from Westchester County, N.Y.
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