What's Your Next Move
Uncertainty In And Across An OceanJune 11, 2018 Arlene Battishill
Welcome to What’s Your Next Move, the podcast for peak performers who are making things happen but are running into roadblocks that prevent them from getting what they want. In this episode, we revisit a dark time in American history when the Americans were fighting in Vietnam, the "unwinnable war" as it was called... as a nation demanded an end to the war and its government refusing to listen to its people, the war raged on with more than 50,000 American lives lost... the number of Vietnamese lives lost numbered in the hundreds of thousands until the war finally came to an end in the mid-1970s... but the story does not end there... it continues with what became the embarrassment of a nation in its treatment of its returning soldiers and the thousands of stories that were never told of the children in Vietnam who weren't part of "Operation Babylift", the massive effort to evacuate and airlift thousands of children out of Vietnam... today, we talk with Kimchi Chow, whose family escaped the Nazi-like Communist regime on a fishing vessel packed like sardines, adrift at sea for four harrowing days and nights until they were plucked from the ocean by a German cargo ship. We continue with her on her journey through her late teens as she finally arrives as an immigrant into the United States to begin a life in a completely foreign land and how she made her way in the world to a place where she has become one of the most highly sought after coaches and teachers, specializing in empowering Asian women and immigrants so they can create a life filled power, freedom and choice. She is the host of the podcast, "Asian Women of Power". For this interviewer, this has by far been the most moving and compelling and painful interview I've ever done and speaks to the extraordinary strength and resolve of an incredible woman who has always known what her next move is. This is perhaps the most important podcast interview I've ever done, not only in terms of its importance in the context of history but in giving voice to people we've never heard from before. I’m your host and resident provocateur, Arlene Battishill and I want to know... What’s YOUR Next Move?!