CEO shares tips

Sharing: Foo sharing her personal and professional experience during TEDxKLWomen 2015. Image from:  The Star Online

Sharing: Foo sharing her personal and professional experience during TEDxKLWomen 2015.
Image from: The Star Online

A COLLEGE chief executive officer has reminded her fellow working mothers to “always appreciate life and people around you” when addressing participants at a special event for women.

“In gaining momentum and maintaining velocity, women often forget to connect with their loved ones.

“Instead they waste away precious time to prove themselves worthy to others,” said The Otomotif College founder and CEO Adelaine Foo at TEDxKLWomen 2015.

Relating her own personal and professional experience, Foo said: “How much money do you need to teach your children the infinite pleasure of a hug?

“I’m not saying money is not important and I’m not encouraging you not to have drive. But don’t just focus on that. You have to practise R&R (rest and recharge).

“I urge you to be present. Don’t be in a hurry to check off all the lists on your timetable and forget the purpose of doing it all,” she said.

Foo established The Otomotif College in 2004, driven by her passion to provide the best learning experience in automotive and motorsports education and to change the perception of automotive mechanics in Malaysia.

A pioneer in professional automotive education, TOC has the main objective of providing a platform for those who dare to dream to learn and secure their future in the automotive and motorsports industry.

For over a decade, TOC has been playing an integral part in shaping the fundamentals and the future of the automotive industry in Malaysia.

It is an institution that prides itself in generating qualified and skilled human capital to support the growth of the automotive industry and in driving the change in perception.

Foo’s contribution to the industry and to society had been recognised through numerous awards and accolades she has achieved over the years.

Foo graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a Bachelors and Masters in Arts, with an emphasis on Chinese theatre.

TEDxKLWomen, presented and curated by WOMEN:girls, is an independently organised TED event focused on women under TEDWomen.

TEDxKLWomen started in 2012 and strives to create an experiential and inspiring TED event in Kuala Lumpur.

Foo shared the TEDxKLWomen 2015 stage with other renowned speakers.

Article Source: The Star Online