Hi, I’m Ruoxiang Chau.
I was born in Wenzhou, on the southeast coast of China. Life took me to Paris, where I had the privilege to be raised within a multicultural community of the Marais. My neighbourhood kids had a lot to share about their heritage, customs and family stories. Every encounter was the wonderful piece of a giant kaleidoscope, an opportunity to learn more and discover the world through their eyes and hearts. They gave me a hint of how much more I could explore from an early age.
Would it be a surprise if I told that I have always thrived in jobs that would allow me to travel, collaborate with international teams and help organisations go through drastic changes? I had worked over a decade in the Luxury Goods Industry and the International Trade Development Industry across Europe and Asia, before I moved to London and later joined Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors Without Borders), as a field administrator in Aweil, South Sudan.
When I returned to Old Europe, I was completely burnt out. Not only I had worked myself up into my extreme limits, but I was also shattered in my beliefs of who I was meant to be and what my calling was. Months and months passed and I still couldn’t heal. There, I was given the opportunity to get help, learn to unlearn the patterns that caused me harm, listen to my inner voice, understand my emotions and behaviours, and finally take properly care of myself before I could step into the next stage of my life.
Today, I live in Shanghai and work across China. I help leaders go through change and the transformation of their teams and organisations. I chose 上海 because she is perfectly imperfect and I get to be rooted in Chinese culture and connected to the rest of the world. This vibrant city is in constant evolution thanks to many people who came with a dream, small and big, and breathe life into her.
About My Blog
When I started this blog, I simply wanted to get better organised in my notes and share with my fellow world citizens, bits of my work on progress, sparks of wonder, old wisdom and daily sources of inspiration.
Soon, I was joined by a community of thinkers, philosophers, writers, poets, artists and lovers of all kinds. To all of you: THANK YOU. Thank you for your presence. Thank you for your visits. Thank you for your silent reading and support. Thank you for the feedback and inspirational ideas. And thank you for letting me discover your world. I really appreciate that you took the time to stop by.
I hope you’ll find some answers to your quest to self-awareness, self-development, self-love and inner peace.
No matter what you do, I wish you to have fun and remember WHY you started in the first place.
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