Leaders as Humble as They are Successful

Refreshingly candid conversations with some of today's most humble leaders. Adam Kaufman dives into topics often left unexplored. His guests’ challenges, fears, and motivations show what it takes to become a humble leader.

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Kalika Yap: Meditating, Marathons, and Mantras

Kalika Joy Nacion Yap is a three-peat entrepreneur; a published author and true influencer. Based in Santa Monica, California this successful founder recently had her "Little Brand Book" published by HarperCollins, and she's been featured in many of the nation's most-respected publications. Born in the Philippines; university in New York; and businesses in SoCal and Hawaii -- this global citizen energizes with her creativity and positive drive.


From Wikipedia:

Kalika Joy Nacion Yap is an American entrepreneur and inventor.[1] She is known for inventing the Luxe Link, a fashion accessory that hangs women’s purses to keep them off the floor.[2] Yap is the founder and CEO of an interactive design and consulting agency called Citrus Studios, based in Santa Monica, California,[3] and The Waxing Company, a waxing salon in Honolulu.[4][5] Yap is president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization and is host of its podcast, Wonder.[6][7]


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  1. Women Magazine
  2. ^ "Purse Hanger for Table: Purse Hooks & Bag holder". LuxeLink. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  3. ^ "Los Angeles Web Design Company & Marketing Agency". CitrusStudios. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  4. ^ "Home". The Waxing Co. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  5. ^ "Women-Owned Businesses Thrive In L.A. « CBS Los Angeles". Losangeles.cbslocal.com. 2015-01-12. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  6. ^ "Entrepreneurs' Organization – Los Angeles: Board of Directors". Entrepreneurs' Organization – Los Angeles. Retrieved 2 September2018.
  7. ^ "Entrepreneurs' Organization: Podcasts". Entrepreneurs' Organization. Retrieved 2 September 2018.

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Adam Kaufman

Founder of the Up2 Foundation, Adam loves helping leaders grow their companies and is an advisor/on the board to several entrepreneurs and their companies.

Brigid Coyne

Production Director
With a production background stemming from her education in Literature and the Liberal Arts, Brigid loves reading books and making terrible puns.

Dave Douglas

Producer & Audio Engineer
Dave is an established audio professional with a diverse set of skills and experience. He also works as a composer, studio musician and live audio engineer.

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