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What was? What’s new? What’s now?™

If life is a journey, then make sure it’s worth the trip! As a coach, I help you evaluate where you’re coming from (what was) & challenges you’re facing (what’s new). Once you see what you really have, you can get the life you really want (what’s now).

Even though I’m based in the New York City area, you can be anywhere. I coach online by videoconference or phone. It takes guts to reflect but the process usually brings surprising clarity, inspiration — and, relief. Read more about my coach approach here.

How to drink scotch like a real badass Asian

betty ming liu Food 16 Comments

I’ve always enjoyed Johnnie Walker Red. As a kid in Chinatown, it was the liquor of choice served during most of the 10-course Chinese restaurant banquets that we attended. But now I’m approaching my snifter in a much classier way, thanks to a recent whisky-tasting party. The venue was a Manhattan pop-up, a Johnnie Walker House created by the brand’s …

Photos: Sistahood at the 2012 Women’s Media Center Awards Dinner

betty ming liu Inspiration, Money, Relationships, Writing how-to's 7 Comments

The really bad news is that women are appallingly underrepresented in the media industry. The good news? Women are doing something about it — and having a good time in the process. The 2012 Women’s Media Center Awards was a marvelously glam networking event and here are some photos to prove it. Held on Nov. 13 at the lovely Gustavino’s …

Check out Islamic art at the Met

betty ming liu Inspiration, Writing how-to's 12 Comments

Tonight I went on a private tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The entire evening turned into one of those rare, perfect evenings in Manhattan. The magic began when I found street parking (free!). Then I walked into the Met (free!) to enjoy beautiful art, smart conversation and a nice reception. The Met had invited the South Asian Journalists Association …

What it’s like to work at Etsy

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Have you ever heard of Etsy? After a tour of the company’s corporate headquarters in Brooklyn, I have much more hope that great jobs are possible — if we can create them for ourselves. Wait ’til you see my photos! But first some background. Etsy was founded six years ago by Rob Kalin. He was a 20-something painter, carpenter and photographer …