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About Nicole Tsong


Nicole Tsong

Helping Asian American leaders work fewer hours, get promoted and break through the ceiling

I was smart, successful, and did everything I could think of to help myself handle a big life — yoga, therapy, meditation, endless trainings.

I was brave enough to leave a successful reporter gig to become a yoga teacher. ​By all appearances, I was smashing my new career. I had a great following, was respected in my new role, taught yoga at the White House, had a column for my old newspaper and was proud of going after what I wanted.

But then came that moment when I realized despite all the trainings, I was surviving, not flourishing

I was juggling three jobs. The dream I really wanted to pursue, the one that was calling my name beyond all the others — to write and publish a book — still felt out of reach. I was crazy busy. I worked 60 hours a week.

I had never written a book. I had no agent, no publisher, and no idea how to get either. The only way to get more time was to quit the yoga job, which provided ALL the security — healthcare, steady paycheck, lots of benefits. Writing the book felt beyond unattainable. As though it would take me 10 years or more to get there.

I had already left a thriving career as a reporter for a life teaching yoga, writing and working for myself. I thought I had made the big leap. Yet I was still lost. I had to do something.

So, based on nothing more than my intuition and a prayer, I quit the yoga job. I took writing classes. I scrambled to teach more yoga classes. Four months later, with no agent or manuscript, I got an offer to write my first book. Two highly successful books later, my third book, 24 Ways to Move More is out now.


I’m on a mission to help Asian American women break the ceiling

I’m here to tell you that is how purpose and dreams work. Always. You have an idea, you trust yourself, you go for it.
​If you’re wondering if there is more out there for you, the answer is a resounding yes. I’ve been there.

Are you a career woman ready to identify your calling and make it a reality?

I excel at seeing what is getting in your way, and know the tools to clear those blocks away. I believe that the way you change the world is by getting into action on your dreams, by listening to that gut call that won’t be silenced, the call that is ready to burst out into the world fully formed.

I’ve worked with high-level women at Amazon, Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Gates Foundation, Seagen, Seattle Arts and Lectures, faculty at the University of Washington, Redfin and more.

Through the energy work of Geotran, the principles of Lightyear Leadership, and years devoted to pursuing and navigating big dreams, I can show you a new way.

You are your own superpower

It’s time to harness that power for good

Nicole Tsong is a work-life balance coach who helps career women discover their purpose in life.
She is the author of the best-selling book “24 Ways to Move More” and has been featured on several national shows and publications. She is also an award-winning journalist, former Fit for Life columnist for The Seattle Times, and former chair of the board for the nonprofit Yoga Behind Bars.
She has taught yoga at the White House Easter Egg Roll during the Obama administration and has spoken at various events and interviewed notable women like Jhumpa Lahiri and Jessamyn Stanley.
Nicole has reinvented her career multiple times, from journalist to yoga teacher to entrepreneur, and is the founder of Nicole Tsong Coaching.
She created the Clear Calling Method, which helps women achieve work/life balance and discover their calling.


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