Nov. 18, 2020

50 Hao Lam: Street Kid, Refugee, Leading Education Entrepreneur & Dad

50 Hao Lam: Street Kid, Refugee, Leading Education Entrepreneur & Dad

🎙️ DADicateddotcom #46 Hao Lam: Street Kid, Refugee, Leading Education Entrepreneur & Dad

Hao Lam is a refugee from Vietnam, now living in Seattle. He has been married to his wife Lisa, for 27 years and they have 2 sons (23 & 20).

His dad was held as a prisoner of war in 1975. Hao spent 12 years trying to escape Vietnam, not being educated. After a year in a refugee camp, he made his way to Canada managed to graduate from high school and college and went on to build one of the largest education franchises in the US.

In the session we discuss Hao’s inspiring journey of becoming an entrepreneur & Dad. Hao shares openly about fatherhood during hardship, his mistakes, his regrets and his learnings as a father.

“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is to spend one-on-one quality time with each son,” Hao Lam on DADicated.com

Hao Lam’s story as a dad is powerful and super inspirational.

Hao Lam is a refugee and dad of two sons (23 AND 20) from Vietnam, now living in Seattle. He has been married to his wife Lisa, for 27 years.

As a youngster Hao spent 12 years trying to escape Vietnam, was a street kid and refused formal education from the country that held his dad as a prisoner of war. He eventually made his way to Canada, managed to graduate from High School and College and went on to create Best in Class Education Center, which is now one of the largest education franchises in the US.

In the session we discuss Hao’s journey, his upbringing and escapes from Vietnam to becoming an entrepreneur. Hao shares openly about fatherhood during hardship, his mistakes, his regrets and his learnings as a father.

The most powerful takeaways for me as a dad were:

  1. If I’m not going to die, it’s probably not such a big deal.
  2. Am I treating my parents as well as I am treating my children?
  3. The more you push your children, the less they will want to come.
  4. Always tell your children that you love them & do make time for them.

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“Our children see us and copy us. Being a dad, we are our children’s model. They look up to us. I want my children to persevere, be resilient, and not be afraid of failure.” Hao Lam on DADicated.com

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