Unfinished Business: Breaking Down the Great Wall Between Adult Child and Immigrant Parents

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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.81 inches | 1.17 pounds

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About the Author
Amy Yip is a Somatic Life Transformation and Mental Fitness coach, keynote speaker, self-confidence trainer and author. She works with women of color to strengthen their mental fitness, heal their intergenerational wounds, and have agency to let go of all the 'shoulds' so that they can be the authors of their own life stories. Her mission is to empower AAPI women to be seen, to be heard, and to f-ing rock the boat.

In January 2020, after 16+ years of building and leading global teams in organizations including Google, Clorox, and Booz Allen, Amy left the corporate world, sold everything, and took a one-way flight to Ghana with her husband to volunteer at a breast cancer nonprofit and travel the world. COVID-19 shifted their plans; they got stuck in Ghana for seven months.

One of Amy's greatest learnings is this: Your mindset, not your circumstances, makes all the difference in your happiness and success.

Through this lens, she works with organizational leaders, including corporate executives, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs, to find their voice and the courage to speak up, build self-confidence, navigate change, and discover what they really want next in their lives and careers.

Amy is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach, a Certified Hudson Institute Coach, a Certified Strozzi Institute Somatic Coach, and a pioneer Mental Fitness Coach certified through Positive Intelligence. Amy received her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and her BS in computer science and BA in communications from the University of Maryland.

"Whether you want to let go of the guilt that you need to repay your parents for their sacrifices or you want to reframe your beliefs that your success won't ever be good enough for your parents, this book is for you. Part memoir, part guidebook to navigate conversations with your own parents, Amy shows us that this is not and was never going to be easy. But it can and will get easier."

Lei Han, Head of Digital Product, SVB Private, a Division of First Citizen Bank

"Amy beautifully captures the tension many of us feel while trying to honor our parents and cultural traditions, even when it conflicts with our inner voice and aspirations. She provides concrete steps you can take to untangle your family's priorities from your own. So, you can use that understanding to transform your definition of success into one that is more spacious, aligned, and compassionate."

Leslie Forde, CEO & Founder, Mom's Hierarchy of Needs

"Unfinished Business is a story of intergenerational trauma, gifts, love and healing laid out in intimate detail. I am in awe of what Amy and her parents have brought together via their challenging and both heartbreaking and heartwarming conversations."

Newton Cheng, Director, Health + Performance Program, Google

"The heartfelt insight from Amy's journey delivers hope, laughter, and a few tears. Her bravery in exploring her inner dialogue of being raised in one culture and being born into another eases the path in a dark tunnel so familiar to kids of immigrants. But the proverbial light is here! While there are never hard fast answers to each person's story, Amy does an extraordinary job by sharing her own path, helping us create space for ourselves to ask powerful questions so we too can repair and rebuild bridges with our parents and create even stronger ones with our children."

Dorothy Liu, Mom & Coach for API families, Resonant Strategies, LLC

"'The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.' - Laozi.

Make sure you take that first step with Unfinished Business as your guide. This book will help open conversations for relationships burdened with cultural and generational differences. Amy shows that no matter how old you are, there are steps you can take to make things better. I have only a few more years with my older parents, but we have made strides in tearing down age old barriers. I am so grateful to Amy and Unfinished Business for allowing me to make new memories with my parents before it is too late."

Ida Shen, Food Program Manager, Google