568: Amazing Confidence With Monica Phromsavanh

Monica Phromsavanh is the founder of ModaBox. Born and raised in a refugee camp in Argentina, Monica moved to New York Amazing Confidence With Monica Phromsavanhin 2006 with just $200 in her pocket.  Prior to launching ModaBox, Monica served as Founder and Creative Director of women’s apparel and accessories retailer ModaListas. During this time she worked alongside talented fashion industry professionals while growing a 100 sq. ft. shop nestled in New Yorks iconic Limelight Shops into a 4000 sq. ft. modern woman’s shopping haven. In her four years at the Limelight, Monica also served as Managing Director and Head Buyer for men’s clothing and apparel retailer W Shops. Prior to ModaListas, Monica spent three years at luxury fashion house Burberry as a Men’s RTW Specialist and worked in general management at Limited Brands’ Express stores.  Monica has a total of fifteen years experience in retail and business management. She is constantly looking for new ventures and opportunities to grow her professional portfolio. Phromsavanh is currently working on her latest project, an online personal styling service, alongside Harvard/ MIT Co-Founder, Daniel Chvatik.

Monica shares her amazing confidence and how she was able to attain it to be the powerful Asian woman that she is today.  Tune into her episode to listen to her story.


Monica Phromsavanh is the founder of ModaBox.

Cultural Background

Monica is of Laotian descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

There’s always hope.

There’s always hope.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is finding strength to believe in yourself in even tough situations.  Learning to support yourself.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Monica was a lost little girl and she just went with the flow by following what everyone else was doing.

The “AHA” Moment

Monica a multi-million dollar business without any knowledge of how to start a business.  She realized she has no limits and realized how amazing she is.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Monica’s life is rewarding.  She enjoys her journey and does things with a purpose. She knows she can handle anything when problems arise.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

We have the power to choose where we want to go.  Surround yourself with good people.

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