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Meet Lea Tran 

Everyone has a story, a voice. My voice resonates through how “I Did Not Miss the Boat”, the refugee boat that granted me the physical freedom. But it was up to me to heal that broken spirit.

I came from a war-torn country, a family in turmoil. Whatever did not kill me, definitely DID NOT make me stronger, not for the longest time. But I did overcome fear by embracing change and by taking small courageous actions. Getting out of my comfort zone has helped me successfully turn my life around.

Taking a leaf from my life stories and experiences, I want to share with you the keys of self-discovery to help empower yourself to cope with change and to find the happiness you deserve. Together, we will uncover the infinite potential locked deep within us to live a purposeful, meaningful life. "Don't miss YOUR boat of having an abundant life, embrace change!"


As a speaker, Lea will inspire, transform, empower her audience NOT to miss their boat of opportunity to embrace changes, to re-invent themselves in order to fulfill the purpose of their life’s journey.

Don't Miss Your Boat of Life!  
Here 's a free basic guide for you
on how to: "Build Your Own Boat"  

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TEDx Riverton

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Jennifer Lynn Robinson

Esquire CEO


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Executive Director LifeStream Foundation

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Femcity Founder

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The host of Joe Knows South Lake

Don't miss the boat of opportunity to re-invent yourself to find happiness.

"I Did Not Miss the Boat

- Memoir of A Vietnam Hoa Refugee

I Did Not Miss the Boat is the coming of age story of an adolescent girl who struggled to help her family’s assimilation into a new country while searching for her own identity. From surviving the vast South China Seas, pirate raids, and uninhabited Indonesian islands to surviving high school and family life, Lea Tran did not experience a typical American upbringing.


When the communists took over Saigon, Tran’s world had turned upside down. Together with five hundred others, she and her family left everything they knew in hopes of a better future as “boat people,” part of the mass exodus of refugees from post-war Vietnam.


Being Hoa, a Chinese minority in Vietnam, meant that she had shallow roots in both Chinese and Vietnamese traditions. In coming to America, she and her family grappled with holding onto their heritage, while embracing the new Western culture. Her memoir speaks to the experience of first-generation immigrants and refugees, and what it was like to rebuild their lives in a foreign land.


Through her vivid account of harrowing times, drastically opposite environments, and unparalleled determination, Lea Tran's inspiring journey from oppressive traditions to self-discovery and liberation will captivate and educate any non-fiction fan.


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