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YanaTV chats with the inspirational Dr. Loretta Chen; professor, internationally recognized Theatre Director, and media described “Rebel with a twist”. This multi-time bestselling author has launched her new book; Madonnas and Mavericks: Power Women of Singapore.

YanaTV last sat down with Loretta 3 years ago, and during the interview she made a wish to manifest an important change in her life. It came true only a few short months later! You can watch that first interview with Loretta here: https://youtu.be/Rp2N_3S6W_s

For more on that story, as well as some intriguing discussion about success and struggle, and a low-down on Loretta’s powerful new book, watch the full conversation!

Madonnas and Mavericks: Power Women of Singapore is unique, Loretta shares, because it turns the usual question of “What is the secret to your success” completely on its head. Instead Loretta asks these powerful women, who are all incredibly diverse and all leaders in their fields, how they have overcome their greatest failures and been shaped by their moments of most profound struggle. It all comes together with remarkable, raw, gripping stories from top athletes, actresses, CEOs, and even the President of Singapore.

“These women are incredibly powerful and yet I wanted them to be vulnerable. And that to me was really… the power of the book. I render these women bare, they bare their souls to me. And it’s very powerful.” – Dr. Loretta Chen

Loretta opens up to Yana about the meeting of her spiritual and physical self, her marriage, and her own struggles when it came to letting go of her old way of life and embracing a new one. They discuss the nature of wanting less, and having more.

Spiritual epiphanies, the struggle of transition, and the virtues of a simple life are all elucidated in this lovely open chat between friends.

Loretta Chen’s Madonnas and Mavericks: Power Women of Singapore can be found here:


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