312: A Change In Thinking With Debra Lam

Debra Lam is the co-founder of Society Staples which enables and empowers organisations to contribute towards an A Change In Thinking With Debra Lam#InclusiveFuture.  Since creating Society Staples, Debra has been featured in Her World Singapore’s 55th Anniversary issue as one of “55 Millennials to Watch”, as well as in The Straits Times and on Channel NewsAsia. She also received the ASEAN-China Young Startup Entrepreneur’s award.

Debra used to be afraid to try anything in her life because of uncertainty.  When she started with a change in thinking, that’s she started to have more courage to pursue the things that made her happy along with becoming a social entrepreneur.  Check her episode to listen to Debra’s story.


Debra Lam is the co-founder of Society Staples.

Cultural Background

Debra is of Chinese Singaporean descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Be comfortable being uncomfortable.

Be comfortable being uncomfortable

Definition of Self Confidence

It is to stand strong by your values.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Debra was  afraid of trying new things.  She had fears of risk along with feeling self doubt and uncertainty.

The “AHA” Moment

Debra had a natural progression that built up.  Her life experiences and running her own enterprise increased her confidence along with a change in thinking.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Debra is able to sit with discomfort and is okay with uncertainty.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Life is tough.  Invest in your interest and pick battles you are willing to fight.

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