Born in pre-war Vietnam, Rose Phan and her family took a perilous boat ride to freedom after the Communist regime rose to power, eventually settling in California. While simultaneously trying to adapt to her adopted home and process the catastrophic events that led to their escape, Phan graduated from college and, along with her husband, built multiple businesses from the ground up. One venture, Alpha Systems Lab (ASL), grew to a $40 million company in just three years. Her business success has led to features in national print and broadcast media and speaking invitations to prestigious events such as the Harvard Faculty Club’s Business Expert Forum and The Leadership Speakers Academy at West Point.
A 2016 mission trip to her native Vietnam drove home the vital importance of clean drinking water, leading to Phan’s latest commercial and philanthropic endeavor: BellaVieWater, a simple filter that produces natural, enhanced Alkaline water. In both her business and personal lives, Phan draws on a unique international perspective culled from her Eastern heritage, French and American studies, as well as the training and philosophy inherent in her lifelong pursuit of the martial art of Aikido. Phan and her husband have three children and reside in California.
The inspirational story of a rags-to-riches immigrant, Fire of Hope, From Victim to Victor is also a concrete action plan for everyone who wants to find meaning and purpose in their own lives. Rose Phan arrived in the U.S. as a Vietnamese boat refugee over forty years ago, her family having survived torture, a miraculous escape at sea, and attempted repatriation. Through the story of her family and her struggles as a wife, mother, and businesswoman, Phan outlines the principles that have enabled her not only to survive but thrive in her new homeland. Readers will be moved by the heroism of her father, King Win, and astounded at the series of events that took her from a homeless teen refugee to a millionaire by age 34. She also invites her audience to experience beauty in unexpected places, from a war-torn country to a drop of fresh water. The Fire of Hope, From Victim to Victor reflects Phan’s deep faith and belief in the power of courage over fear, her fresh voice leaping off the page to share lessons you’ll never forget.
T. Allen Hanes
T. Allen Hanes is a #1 Best-Selling Author, International Speaker, host of T. Allen Hanes radio show on the Business Innovators Radio Network. Contributor to Small Business Trendsetters and Business Innovators Magazine, Thrive Global, Medium.com, and Huffington Post covering Influencers, Innovators in Business, Health, Finance and Personal Development.