Hi, I’m Cathy.
Much as I hate talking about myself (as if I have not done enough already in the other page, opppss) but indulge me here as I point out my strongest competencies so you get a better picture of who I am. Ta-dah…
Communications and Content Creation – With both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Communications, I thrive in areas that entail connecting people through words, systems and actions. And of course, I love words. I love how words can be a source of inspiration, motivation, information, development and social change. I’ve written contents all my life – from poems and short stories when I was in my teens, to writing features and newspaper articles in my 20s, and to being a freelance writer, editor and columnist for English publications in Tianjin, China.
With works published in Business Tianjin, Tianjin Plus and Sun.Star Cebu, Philippines, my passion for content creation is never ending. I love putting ideas into writing and shaping stories to be functional and effective.
Training, Public Speaking and Teaching – My 8 years teaching and training experience in Tianjin, China has molded me to be a confident speaker, trainer and teacher. But how I got to teaching in a Chinese school from being a curious local in the Philippines was a story of courage and hard-work mixed with an adventurous spirit. I am also constantly passionate about learning and can talk a lot about topics that relate to me, like the following:
- Conversational English
- Teaching English to Chinese learners
- Experiences in China
- Chinese culture from a foreigner’s perspective
- Personal Branding
- East vs. West: My perspective on the cultural differences between Asia and Europe.
- From 3rd world to 1st world: Cultural differences between Philippines and Denmark
- Re-purposing purpose
- LinkedIn and why you should maximize your use of it
Event Organization and Management – My experience coordinating events in Cebu, Philippines had given me solid knowledge about event organization, which I applied when organizing Concert for a Cause in Tianjin, China in 2013. The successful event was able to help many Typhoon Yolanda victims in the Philippines, who, at that time, were in dire need of financial help. As I am now living in Aarhus, Denmark, I continue to create events through #LinkedInLocal Aarhus, a networking event that aims to bring people from online to offline, and to connect people beyond their profiles and titles.
Besides these, I am a life enthusiast who aims to bring joy wherever I am. “Bloom where you are planted” is not just a quote but a reality for me. I bring joy by being a person with positive energy, by helping, by inspiring others to aim for more.
Want to learn more? Let’s go have coffee.
Of life, purpose and some pixie dust,