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The Spiritual Entrepreneur


Pauline is one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs - but with difference. She is inspiration with substance. She teaches with warmth and humour, telling her own story of what can be achieved through key alignment of thoughts and intentions. She has a high-performing Western business background combined with an Eastern slant of spirituality.

Pauline's achievements are all the more impressive for her having escaped Vietnam on a boat and survived a Thai refugee camp. This tumultuous childhood has given her a unique approach to success by re-engineering her beliefs and hacking cultural norms as well as invaluable skills of self-mastery, resilience and grit.

Pauline has become a master of her thoughts, behaviours and emotions and approached everything with an unshakable spirit. Her day-to-day professional life in orbit around her life principles, and not the other way around. This self-actualisation has carried her to prosperity while running the awarded restaurant Red Lantern, (the most awarded Vietnamese restaurant in the world) and writing her critically-acclaimed memoir Secrets of the Red Lantern which has since appeared in numerous bestseller lists.

Current Work

Pauline is an award-winning businesswoman and entrepreneur- In 2012, Pauline and Red Lantern won the Australian Telstra Business Award for Medium Business. She is also is an original ‘Rare Bird’ - one of Australia’s top 50 influential female entrepreneurs - and is included in Blackwell and Hobday’s global recognition of 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World.

Pauline has recently penned The Way of the Spiritual Entrepreneur - the 7 Secrets to Becoming Fearless, Stress Free and Unshakable in Business and in Life. Pauline describes her new book as a no bones, honest and forthright methodology of business, life and spiritual practice designed to disrupt standard ways of thinking, bringing the unconscious into the conscious and catapulting the reader into an optimistic mindset of abundance and possibility. Through direct experience, she knows that ‘happiness’ alone won’t solve our business problems. To be Fearless, Stress Free and Unshakable are more powerful traits. She believes that any person or organisation who follows The Way of The Spiritual Entrepreneur is destined to have a competitive advantage in business and in life.

Pauline is a certified coach and facilitator in Meta Neuro Linguistic Programming, Neuro Semantics, Integral Semantics and an acclaimed keynote speaker. She works with audiences to maximize joy and enhance personal performance in leadership by controlling the environment around them as well as inside them.

Previous Experience

Education: Pauline holds a BA in Communications from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Awards and Acheivements: In 2012 Pauline won Debut Writer of the Year for her book Secrets of the Red Lantern - as voted by the Australian Book Publishing Industry.

Talking Points

The Red Lantern Story

- From extreme adversity to success

Thought Leader and Commentator in Courage, Resilience and Grit

- Navigating through change and disruption.
- Developing personal and organisational Courage, Resilience and Grit.

The Game of Business Mastery is the Game of Mastering Influence

- Named as one of Australia’s Top 50 Influential Female Entrepreneurs, Pauline understands how to use the Weapons of Influence in business and in life.

Small to Medium Business

- Leadership, customer service, staff retention, company culture and service standards.

The Way of The Spiritual Entrepreneur

- How to master your emotions to stay cool under pressure and always show up as the next best version of
- Finding inner peace amongst the chaos and confusion.
- The 7 secrets to becoming fearless, stress free and unshakeable in business and in life.

Biohacking Mind and Body

- How to maximize joy and enhance personal performance in Business Leadership and Life Leadership.
- The art and science of changing the environment around you and inside you, so you have more control over your own biology and your biography.

Work Life Balance is Bullshit

- Busting the myth about the unattainable.

Breath Fit and Meditation Workshops

Did you know that 9 out of 10 people are breathing INCORRECTLY? Your own Breath is incredibly powerful when practiced consciously, correctly and skilfully. Breathwork is a way of shifting your physical or emotional state almost instantaneously. Breathing is connected to our nervous system; it’s impacting our immune system and longevity. Pauline will teach your organisation how to improve their work life and personal life on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.

During the 2.5 hour workshop, Pauline will teach you the science behind effective conscious breathing. Pauline’s methods are Simple and Highly Effective techniques that you can use anytime to:
- Relieve Stress and manage your emotions
- Cultivate more energy for Performance Influence and Creativity
- Calm your nervous system

Pauline will also guide you through her own Powerful meditations to:
- Activate Calm Courage and Inner Power
- Deep Healing of the Mind and Body
I am amazed at Pauline's personality and message to the world. She is an extraordinary communicator both written and verbal. Her message and keynote presentations move you. She is both professional and larger than life. She inspires anyone fortunate enough to hear her speak. Thanks Pauline for your message to the world. The Speakers Institute

I would rate Pauline Nguyen as one of the best speakers I've had the pleasure of listening to and working with. Her passionate delivery about her early family life coming to Australia and subsequent business success was truly inspiring and thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance

Law Firm

Pauline was fantastic! She appealed to all delegates in our very diverse audience. There were moments in her presentation where you literally could have heard a pin drop!

Construction Industry Association

I had the pleasure of experiencing Pauline Nguyen speak at a recent international summit for women entrepreneurs in Bogota Colombia. Pauline was magnetic, vulnerable, relatable and impactful. She beautifully shared her personal experiences and growth to deliver key concepts of self mastery, spiritual entrepreneurship and sustained business success. Her intentional and heartfelt narrative was truly inspiring! I felt a profound connection to her story. I believe Pauline is a bold visionary on the frontline of a new, more evolved way of living and winning… from the heart!

Self Discovery Trainer

Over many years I have attended many conferences, keynotes, workshops and trainings around the world. Pauline is no ordinary inspirational speaker, business and life coach, entrepreneur, woman. She walks the talk and will take you with on that invaluable journey. Pauline’s story and the way she presents it highly personal, powerful, deep and inspiring on many different levels, making you sense the challenges and the pain, courage and drive, professionalism and dedication. She takes you on a personal journey to self-realisation, self-reinvention, entrepreneurship, fulfilment, happiness, success and spirituality (not in a religious sense), where the destination is inner peace and the joy is the GPS.

Life By Design

Within 3 seconds of Pauline opening her mouth, I realise something special is about to happen. Pauline manages to create a connection with every person in the room and draw them into her presence. It’s palpable. Pauline shares wisdom, wisdom of the universe intertwined with practical applications and business-mindedness. For one hour she had us 100% in her zone. Like it was a dinner for two, eye-to-eye, over a glass of wine. I left that lunch with an elevated soul, and the utmost respect for this incredible woman. I can’t wait to devour her book ‘The Way of the Spiritual Entrepreneur.’

Tiny Hunter Branding Agency

I had no idea what to expect, however from the opening introduction, I was utterly enthralled. Pauline’s story of inspiration and honesty was one of, if not the most impressive presentations I have ever seen. Pauline’s impeccable delivery with lessons from both a personal and business perspective were on-point and whole-heartedly engaging. A story of honesty, overcoming adversity, self-efficacy and self-awareness with astute life observations was interesting, relevant and touched me on a personal level. Pauline has communication and articulation skills that kept the entire audience engaged and wanting to hear more. I will always remember this event. Well done Pauline. Well done.

Crestone Wealth Management

If you missed restauranteur Pauline Nguyen’s keynote at October Business Month 2019, you missed what I declare as the best OBM presentation I have been to... ever. Beautifully delivered, packed with genuine business insights and wrapped in a highly personal, inspiring story.


Pauline has the great ability to deeply touch her audience. Pauline’s stories come from her heart, her wisdom is her truth and her energy is ecstatic. Being in her presence gave me great insights and an elevated spirit. The way Pauline combines the material with the spiritual, making it all one makes so much sense. I’ve now had a chance to also finish your book and I have so much enjoyed it! There are so many great and valuable lessons in there - too many to name! Thank you so much for expanding my thinking Pauline!

Founder Twinlife Marketing

I have heard so many amazing stories throughout my career in the event industry but Pauline’s is up there as one of the most inspiring and powerfully delivered ones I have ever had the grace to hear. I absolutely loved her talk, her energy, her beautiful spirit and her brave soul. The Way of the Spiritual Entrepreneur should be on the school high school curriculum.

Doltone House
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