Helen Qin

Title of Talk: You Are Not Your Job

Subhead: Your job is not the sole determinant of who you are – or how happy you should be.

Helen Qin was born in China, lived in Los Angeles and moved to Cleveland in the beginning of 2013. She was moving up the corporate ladder of a large multinational bank – but wasn’t happy. She assumed it was because she wasn’t doing something she loved, but it wasn’t until she started an ice cream business with her husband – Mason’s Creamery – that she started to realize it doesn’t matter what your job is. Every job has its ups and downs and none is a panacea for the troubles in your life. It’s taken a layoff and a lot of ice cream, but she’s learning daily that she is not her job – and neither are you.


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