My name is Jonathan and I grew up in a middle class family in Hong Kong. I had a very privileged upbringing where never had I once felt like I lacked something in my life. I went to a few of the most prestigious schools in the city, played two instruments, had good grades and was constantly surrounded by people who loved and cared for me.
I would consider myself to be a creative individual. I constantly get new ideas in my head and I love expressing myself in a lot of different ways. Business is another area where I have great interest in. My family also has a history of being in business for several different industries. I majored in International Business when I was at University and I really enjoyed learning about the different theories and elements that make a business unique and successful.
During my studies at University, I knew that I wanted to be in business after I graduated. I knew for a fact that I did not want to fall into the Asian stereotype of being a Doctor, a Lawyer or an Accountant. I knew success meant more than your occupation or your paycheque but I didn’t know where to start or how to go about pursuing a career where my skills and talents will be fully utilised.
Since the age of 13, I’ve met and built a very strong bond with one of the members on the Empower Asia Staff team while he was a youth worker at the church I grew up in. I was always given very helpful life coaching and advice through my adolescence and I’m proud to say that this relationship has grown to be a lot deeper and meaningful over the years. Our relationship has developed into more of a mentor-mentee relationship. My mentor, who is also a person I looked up to has had extensive experiences in the business world and has given me a lot of very useful and important lessons and reminders. I appreciate the time and effort he spends coaching and guiding me into choosing the right path for myself.
Relationships are something that I place a very high value on. I spend a lot of time and effort in developing and maintaining new and existing relationships. I cherish the fact and am grateful that I have someone I know that I can always count on, who will never judge me, who is always there to coach me in times of struggle and where I can always rely and call on for support.
I have experienced first-hand and the benefits of having a coach and a mentor throughout my own personal growth and also for career planning. Empower Asia has a very strong passion to reach out to the students of Hong Kong by offering the same services I’ve had, which I have come to see as extremely important. Not only do they provide a range of practical and topical training, but they are also a team of people who readily commit and invest into you as an individual. This is a very noble and honourable thing they’re doing by empowering our current and future generations. I invite you to reach out to them if you would like to experience the transformation I’ve had over the past years.