882: The Environment of Self-Confidence With Karin Hung

Karin Hung is the President of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education FoundationThe Environment of Self-Confidence With Karin Hung (USPAACC), the largest and most established national non-profit organization representing Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. She has over 14 years of leadership experience in hospitality, brand management, new product development and launch, and event management, working with global brands such as Disney and Universal Studios.  As the President of USPAACC, Karin is responsible for managing the day to day team, developing and executing strategic initiatives, programs, and partnerships that promote and empower Asian American businesses and professionals across various sectors and industries. She leverages her expertise in project management, social networking, and operations to create and deliver high-quality and impactful events, such as the annual CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference, the largest national B2B conference convened by Pan Asian Americans. Karin is passionate about fostering a diverse and inclusive business environment, and connecting the next generation of Asian American leaders.

Karin shares her unique story of being part of USPAACC since she was six years old and how being surrounded by the right environment has led her to become the leader that she is today.  Tune into her episode to listen to her amazing story.


Karin Hung is the President of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC).

Cultural Background

Karin is of Malaysian Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

You have to make the choice to take a chance if you want anything to change.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self-confidence is the belief in your own abilities, skills and talent.  It’s also knowing that you can handle the 20% that we cannot control in our life.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Karin has had confidence because of her upbringing.  She grew up being part of USPAACC which allowed her to make mistakes, fail forward and always keep on moving forward regardless of the circumstances.  Also, she was able to get confidence from her mother who was an athlete and developed the mindset of an athlete.

The “AHA” Moment

When Karin was approached to be the President of USPAACC, she had to take some time to think if she was the right person for the position.  After a series of challenges happening within the organization, she realize that even though everything went wrong that day, she knew that she can fix them and can handle anything that comes her way because she also had a team that will support her.  This is when she knew she was the right person for the job.  Karin also realizes that being in the right ecosystem and environment gives her that confidence boost to be the President of USPAACC.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Life is a rollercoaster for Karin but she loves her journey and is ready to tackle anything that comes her way.  She is ready to create the. positive impact for the organization and the community.  She is riding the extra 20 percent.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Be okay to laugh at yourself.

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