Kyla is an award-winning educator and professional speaker. 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 at the university level, and created her very own Happiness Workshop that she has brought all over the world.
She has often been described 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 teaching, you can find Kyla mulling over women’s rights, baking, finding the best eats in Korea, running or swimming.