557: Born For A Reason With Cathlyn Choi

Cathlyn Choi is a TV Producer/Host, Celebrity chef and community activist.  She has over 20 years of business development, sales Born For A Reason With Cathlyn Choiand marketing executive background within the consumer electronics, wireless, media, wellness, health and beauty industries in North America, South America and Asia.  Since 2009, Cathlyn is best known for hosting and producing Cathlyn’s Korean Kitchen, the first Korean TV cooking show produced in English worldwide. Dubbed “Hansik Korean Food Ambassador” by the media and her fans, Cathlyn self-published and launched her first cookbook in 2012 along with her Season 4 cooking show launch on national PBS. Currently, Cathlyn is the co-owner and producer at Carma Media Productions specializing in digital media marketing solutions as well as producing commercial ads and Television shows.  She is also the founder and Executive Director of Asian Culture and Media Alliance, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2013 to promote and empower the Asian and Pacific Islander communities and culture through the power of Television, Film and New Media. She is the host and producer of Asian Voices, the only TV show in English on cable TV networks featuring Asian culture, community, business, lifestyle and entertainment in Southern California.

Cathlyn shares how she always knew she was born for a reason and decided to live a life of passion and purpose to inspire others.  She also shares tips that can help you in your own journey to self confidence.


Cathlyn Choi is a Media Personality, Celebrity Chef and Financial Educator.

Cultural Background

Cathlyn is of Korean descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Show them not just tell them.

Show them not just tell them.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is the clarity of what you want and going after it relentlessly.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Cathlyn had clarity and knew what she wanted in life.  At 6 years old, she wanted to be wanted to be on TV and begged her parents to play electric organ.  Back then she was shy and was afraid of voicing her thoughts.

The “AHA” Moment

Cathlyn got her first check for $250 at the age of 10 when she had her first TV gig.  Out of her 3 siblings, she knew she was a special one since she was born during the war and almost wasn’t born plus she got struck by lightning twice.   She knew in her heart she was born for a reason.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Cathlyn started creating awareness Korean health food through media and  her own cooking show on PBS for four seasons.  Then she created the show called Asian Voices since there’s a lack of asian representation.  She also gives back which is why she created a non profit for Asian people.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Have that clarity and go after it.  Have your priorities and affirmations.  Learn to organize your thoughts/goals and take action.  Love, honour and trust yourself first//.

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