Kyla is an award-winning professor, professional speaker, founder/creator of The Happiness Workshop, and a Global Happiness Coach. Kyla realized her true calling and passion when she won her first teaching award at Harvard. In 2012, she was a TED@Seoul speaker where she was humbled to have shared the stage with a North Korean refugee, world-class violinist, and a teenaged archer to name just a few. Since then, she has gone on to win several teaching awards and has delivered innovative and dynamic corporate workshops as well as one-on-one coaching all over the globe.
Clients describe her as a “Passionate, positive, and inspiring speaker;” she is in the business of changing lives by empowering those who cross her path.
Kyla was born and raised in Hong Kong. Her father is Japanese-American and her mother is Singaporean-Cantonese. While her first language was British English and English was spoken at home, she decided to learn Mandarin Chinese and Japanese on her own; she is currently studying Korean as well. When she is not delivering a workshop or coaching, you can find Kyla mulling over women’s rights, baking, finding the best eats in Korea, running or swimming.