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Svetlana Kim

About Me: 

I am very happy to see all women coming together! I'm passionate to empower women, young women, and girls!
I dedicate my life to inspire women to pursue their freedom, happiness, and peace. Storytelling is my forte. I deeply believe that we all destined for greatness.

Svetlana Kim is a Speaker, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, Columnist for ALIST magazine;; Yahoo! Contributors Network, Hypnotherapist, Consultant, and Community Advocate.

Svetlana is a host of the Radio Talk Show called "To The Stars Trough Adversity" featuring experts from all walks of life sharing their stories from self-publishing to entrepreneurship, marketing, acting, and/or writing an epic book.

Svetlana Kim is the author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, which chronicles her journey from Russia to the United States, where she arrived with only one dollar in her pocket and not a single word of English at her disposal; today, she is a leader among her peers in the business world, and has been honored with numerous awards citing her commitment, skill, and integrity.

Svetlana Kim's remarkable story opens in Leningrad, Russia, on a frigid winter afternoon. Standing in the bread line for the third day in a row, she listens as her neighbors discuss the impending fall of the Berlin Wall. Life as a student in a crumbling country offered few possibilities for the ambitious young woman, so when a former classmate offers her a plane ticket to the US., she jumps at the opportunity.

She arrives in New York speaking no English, with only a dollar in her pocket. With the help of a Good Samaritan, she travels by bus to California, hoping to connect with an acquaintance from home. Yet when she mistakenly disembarks in San Francisco instead of Sacramento, she finds herself penniless and alone. What unfolds is a miraculous story of survival as Svetlana encounters kind strangers while she struggles to cobble together a meager existence working as a cleaning lady. Determined to succeed, she lands a job selling cosmetics. Within a few years, her hard work carries her up the corporate ladder. She earns American citizenship after living ten years as a political refugee on August 18, 2001.

Through it all, when her nerve threatens to fail her, she returns to memories of her grandmother, White Pearl, whose parents immigrated to Russia from Korea. As a girl, White Pearl was among 200,000 Soviet Koreans deported to central Asia by Joseph Stalin, who feared they would spy on behalf of the Japanese. Svetlana reflects often on her grandmother's tales of that hard time, drawing on the strength of her beloved babushka to enable her to make the very best of her own life. White Pearl and I is a modern and uplifting account of Svetlana's tireless search for the American dream.

Svetlana’s workshops and seminars to help your organization achieve the ultimate results; love and trust all of who you are, and live happy and fulfilled life. Now she has impacted the lives of thousands people from all walks of life with her memoir, public speaking, and workshops.

A signature program and personalized system developed by Svetlana. She is an inspirational force incorporating the study of Hypnosis with master hypnotherapy Randal Churchill at Hypnotherapy Training Institute, one of the leading licensed hypnotherapy schools in the world, meditation, compassion, and her own life experience. Svetlana has been studying “Vibrational Meditation” under the guidance of Spiritual Guru Manjulanand (Dr. Manjul Kant Dwivedi).

Svetlana believes that productivity and happiness has a high correlation. The happier you are, the more productive you are.
Kim has been featured and profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, MSN Money, MSNBC, Women's Life magazine in Seoul, Korea; the Asian Fortune; Networking Times; NASDAQ's Closing Bell; and The Gazette, a publication of the Library of Congress.

Svetlana's story has been profiled in a book called "Go-Givers Sell More" (Chapter 8, People), International Bestseller by Bob Burg and John David Mann.

Kim shares her business acumen and managerial experience by serving on several boards of directors, including: the Asian Division Friends Society of the Library of Congress (Board member since 2007, Board Vice President, 2010-2013, Chair of Finance Committee, 2013-present); the Global Advisory Board of the Euro-American Women's Council (2007-present); the National Council of Asian American Business Associations (East Coast president, 2009 – present); the Pacific Coast Immigration Museum (Board member, 2009-present); Boardroom Bound (Board member, 2013-present), the National Association of Professional Asian American Women (Board member, 2012-present), and the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council (2013-present).

Committed to giving back to her local and worldwide community, Kim has donated over 180 hours to the Calvary Women's Services in Chinatown in Washington, D.C.

Additionally, she volunteered at the Office of Presidential Correspondence in the White House.

F. Michael Kelleher, Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Correspondence wrote about Svetlana Kim: "Your time and conscientious attention to every American who contacts our President is inspiring. Thank you for your hard work and your commitment to our office, to our President, and to our Nation."

Svetlana lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California with her husband, Dmitri.

My Passions: 
Connecting people and ideas, sharing inspiring stories of extraordinary women.
My Challenges: 
Have more free time to meditate, visit my parents in Russia, and volunteer.
My Vision for the Future: 
Every Women and Girl To Realize Their Greatness!
My Areas of Expertise: 
Speaker, trainer, workshop presenter, consultant, Hypnotherapist
My Languages: 
English, Russian

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