50 Hao Lam: Street Kid, Refugee, Leading Education Entrepreneur & Dad
DADICATED.COM - empowering Dads
“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is to spend one-on-one quality time with each son,” Hao Lam on DADicated.com Hao Lam’s story as a dad is powerful and super inspirational. Hao Lam is a refugee and dad of two sons (23 AND 20) from Vietnam, now living in Seattle. He has been married to his wife Lisa, for 27 years. As a youngster Hao spent 12 years trying to escape Vietnam, was a street kid and refused formal education from the country that held his dad as a prisoner of war. He eventually made his way to Canada, managed to graduate from High School and College and went on to create Best in Class Education Center, which is now one of the largest education franchises in the US. In the session we discuss Hao’s journey, his upbringing and escapes from Vietnam to becoming an entrepreneur. Hao shares openly about fatherhood during hardship, his mistakes, his regrets and his learnings as a father. The most powerful takeaways for me as a dad were: If I’m not going to die, it’s probably not such a big deal. Am I treating my parents as well as I am treating my children? The more you push your children, the less they will want to come. Always tell your children that you love them & do make time for them. To book Philipp as a keynote speaker on “Empowering Dads & Facilitating Family Success” visit www.dadicated.com or reach out via LinkedIn. “Our children see us and copy us. Being a dad, we are our children’s model. They look up to us. I want my children to persevere, be resilient, and not be afraid of failure.” Hao Lam on DADicated.com GUEST (guest): LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/haolam/ Website: https://www.bestinclasseducation.com/ Twitter: BestInClassEdu Email: email@example.com Books: "From Bad to Worse to Best in Class: A Refugee's Success Story." by Hao Lam https://books.google.co.za/books/about/From_Bad_to_Worse_to_Best_in_Class.html?id=t4hktgEACAAJ&source=kp_book_description&redir_esc=y Philipp Hartmann (host): Web: www.philipp-hartmann.de LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipphartmann2 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dadicateddotcom/message
1418: Not Trying to Chase a Million Dollars but Trying to Chase Helping a Million People with Hao Lam Founder and Owner of Best In Class Education Center LLC
The Entrepreneur Way
As a teenager, Hao Lam escaped political persecution and made his way to Canada where he realized his dream of graduating from high school at the age of 23. Hao is now the CEO & chairman of Best in Class Education Center, a supplemental education franchise having 65 locations in 13 states. “follow your passion. I think passion is very important… If you find your why and then you are driven by the purpose the mission is the why and you are passionate about it you will be successful. Do not try to chase a million dollars, try to chase helping a million people”…[Listen for More] Click Here for Show Notes To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7iU
Join us this week with Hao Lam, author of From Bad to Worse to Best in Class. Lam shares his personal story of escaping Vietnam as a refugee, and finding his passion for providing education worldwide. As CEO and Chairman of Best in Class Education Center, Lam has devoted his entire career to advocate for supplemental education. He continues to do so as a Gravitas Impact coach. Many CEOs struggle with mastering their own productivity as they encourage a culture of accountability in their organization. Lam shares his own schedule to demonstrate the habits and tools he’s used to monitor and improve his time management skills in both his personal and professional life. Among his advice, Lam recommends creating a weekly schedule to share with an accountability group, whether in your organization or out of it, with a 0-10 scoring scale to indicate your progress on these 3-5 major goals. Lam also suggests cutting 5 minutes off your meeting times to send a recap and action items email, and to avoid meetings that don’t have a clearly outlined PAO: Purpose, Agenda and Outcome. A lot of CEOs feel constantly busy, overwhelmed and inundated. Your time is a valuable resource for you and for your organization. Look at how you can manage your time more effectively, and master productivity. The post Mastering Your Productivity as a CEO with Hao Lam appeared first on Gravitas Impact.
4. From Bad to Worse to Best in Class: A Refugee's Success Story, with Hao Lam
The Kevin Shee Show
Hao Lam, CEO and Chairman of Best in Class Education Center and author of From Bad to Worse to Best in Class: A Refugee’s Success Story, has spent his entire career as an advocate for supplemental education, both as an instructor and as the business owner of Best in Class Education Center. During this episode, Hao will give you a glimpse into his inspiring tale of audacity and perseverance, hardship and personal growth from the perspective of one man’s voyage from war-torn Vietnam to a new life in North America, from penniless refugee to successful businessman. You’ll also find out how he opened his first education center, started a franchise, and overcame early obstacles through his professional journey. This is essential listening for aspiring entrepreneurs, business leaders, dedicated educators, and lifelong learners, Lam’s story is a lesson on finding the internal compass that leads to success—even when the journey there seems impossible. Links: Bestinclasseducation.com From Bad to Worse to Best in Class: A Refugee's Success Story - Book EOnetwork.org Time Stamps: 01:09 - Hao’s background and introduction 02:37 - Escaping and leaving Vietnam at a young age 10:33 - Life in a refugee camp 14:19 - Opening the first education center 15:21 - “We couldn’t make ends meet. It was really rough from a refugee to an immigrant.” - Has Lam 16:23 - “Don’t chase money. Chase your passion.” - Has Lam 20:15 - Deciding to franchise the business and overcoming early obstacles 23:21 - Tips and tricks for all entrepreneurs 25:14 - How the recession affected the education business 27:49 - Passing your company to your kids 29:51 - Ensuring that your customers are successful
Garage to Goliath | Leaders Building Legacies Podcast
Episode 038 of Garage to Goliath | Leaders Building Legacies Podcast, host Dan Quiggle, interviews CEO of Best in Class Education and Author, Hao Lam. Get the show notes and a recap of this episode by visiting QuiggleGroup.com/038. --- Please subscribe to receive leadership coaching and inspirational insights from Dan Quiggle. Stay connected with Dan's leadership community on: Facebook | LinkedIn. Don't forget to read more from Dan on his leadership blog. Thanks for listening and lead well!
Evan speaks with Hao Lam, CEO and Chairman of Best in Class Education, a tutoring franchise, on ways to make training fun, interactive and memorable. Best in Class is located in 9 states and has 47 locations. Since being founded in 1995, the company has received various awards and recognitions, including “2017 Top Franchises” from Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 List and “America’s Fastest Growing Companies” from Inc. 5000. Hao also serves on three boards for non-profit organizations, and is writing his memoir. You can connect with Hao by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org and can learn more about Best in Class Education here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices