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With a doctorate in organizational psychology, Dr. Marissa Pei has been speaking to and coaching hundreds of organizations, including Fortune 100 companies like Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo, AT&T, Mattel, UPS, and Bank of America for the past 21 years.  
As a recovering over-achiever, she has parlayed her professional experience onto television as a “talking shrink head” on a number of ABC, Discovery, Learning Channel and Fox TV specials, commenting on why people do weird things at work and other interesting human dynamics. As host of her own radio show called “Take My Advice I'm Not Using It," her rapidly growing audience has earned her the title “the Asian Oprah.”

On her radio show, she talks about hope and positive life-affirming experiences, rejecting negative viewpoints that always end with “What’s wrong with people?” Instead she  encourages people to live their lives with more joy and less stress, especially with these turbulent times, and answers the question “What is right with people?”

A true entrepreneur, Dr. Pei  is also the best-selling author of two books “Organization Development and Consulting”, a regular graduate business text, and “Mommy what are Feelings”, a children´s book that her daughters illustrated when they were 5 and 7. And she has written songs and created a fashion line of pants and gifts that promote her motto: “Live, Love, Laugh, Learn.”

DR. MARISSA PEI from Rosalynn Carmen on Vimeo.


County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Named Asian Heritage Awards Gala Chairman

  San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts will serve as the Gala Chairman of the 2014 Asian Heritage Awards to be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.
  The awards, in their eleventh year, celebrate Asian achievement in categories ranging from business to public health while honoring the legacy of Asian Americans.  Individuals and organizations  who  serve the Asian or Asian and Pacific Islander community here or abroad are also eligible
  Supervisor  Roberts represents District 3, which has one of the larger constituencies of Asian Americans, comprising 19 percent of the county’s population.
  “’Visionary’ and ‘leadership’ are the two best words I have to describe Dave Roberts,” said Rosalyn Carmen, president of the Asian Heritage Society, which has produced the award-winning event and celebration since 2004. Referring to Roberts, she said, “He recognizes and empathizes with our mission to empower the community and recognize Asian American  contributions  to the business of San Diego County, thei r cultural value and the entrepreneurial spirit that has ties to both worlds. That is how you bring talent and investment to the community.”....Whole Story

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