Yiqing Zhao is on a mission to empower people by helping them live what feels right, providing coaching and jobs to underrepresented populations, and telling cathartic stories featuring strong Asian women. Since leaving the medical field, she followed her calling by getting back into the arts and being of service through her successful life coaching and production businesses.
Yiqing Zhao’s Journey to Empowerment
If you watch Yiqing’s intro video on her website, you will find that her name translates to artistic youth. Her start in the arts began when she received her first paying job at the age of seven for some creative writing she had done. Following this, she continued to focus her energy on creating, writing screenplays and directing.
However, as she grew older, her parents and society had other plans for this intelligent and gifted young woman. She worked diligently on her studies, graduating at the top of her class and was awarded a full scholarship to the best public health program in the US, where she continued to excel.
During the last year of college, she began to notice she was depressed. “I got depression from a depression study I was doing. It really cost me my mental health; I was pretty much like a ghost for three months. And, that was really the wake up call,” said Yiqing. Her acknowledgment of her condition made her realize that she wasn’t going to be great at treating people if she was suffering on the inside. She was unfulfilled by the path she had taken and decided to make a change.
So she finished her degree and moved on to pursue a life of empowerment in the arts. Yiqing was finally doing the things that felt right to her, and as a result, she was much happier and able to be the creative healer she was meant to be.
Yiqing Zhao Today
Today, Yiqing Zhao is a creative and motivational powerhouse. The award-winning actress, filmmaker and coach leaves a lasting impression and changes lives.
She expertly juggles her coaching business, production company, podcast and gives keynote speeches at conferences. Her next speaking engagement will cover overcoming imposter syndrome — something that Yiqing and many artists, entrepreneurs and others are very familiar with.
She teaches people that “knowing what works for you and what’s not for you, making quick decisions and knowing when to let go of the things that don’t belong is important so that you can receive the things that do belong to you,” Yiqing explained.
Her coaching style revolves around helping people make the best decisions for themselves. Decisions are tough, especially when they are entrenched in emotions and baggage from the past. Yiqing takes a straightforward approach with her clients. She helps them take a step back and fully understand the situation, weigh the options and assess the outcomes with a clear mind.
How to Find Yiqing Zhao
Yiqing openly shares her journey to self-empowerment and helps others to that destination through her work. She is ultimately working towards a supportive community of collective empowerment where people can make meaningful contributions and take what they need.
You can find Yiqing’s inspiring musings on her linktree. She is also very involved in the Women In Film And TV Facebook Group, has a personal webpage and is active on Instagram and LinkedIn. And her newsletter and coaching services are available on the Yiqing Zhao Creative Life Coach website. So if you are seeking an uplifting and confident spirit to assist you through a difficult decision or to get unstuck, book a consultation with Yiqing Zhao today!