The Detour Podcast

Lea | I Did Not Miss The Boat

November 16, 2020

Lea Tran is a dynamic speaker who experienced a harrowing journey of escaping Vietnamese communists to seek freedom in the late 70's. At just 16, Lea, her parents and siblings boarded a boat in hopes of a better life. After being raided by pirates 4 times and floating directionless with a broken engine and no food or water, the "boat people of Vietnam" were rescued in an amazing way.

For many decades, Lea struggled to find her voice and after 40 years, she shared her story  on the TEDx stage, and now in her book "I Did Not Miss the Boat- Memoir of a Vietnam-Hoa Refugee".

Through her passages, Lea learned that no matter how difficult your challenges or how dire your situation seems, you have the power to navigate your way through by embracing the unexpected change. If you ride with the wave instead of against the wave, you will find opportunity among the adversity.

Lea’s message is to inspire people to find the strength to transform themselves, to step out of the shadow of fear or regret to live a life of freedom, passion, and purpose.

You can purchase her memoir on Amazon or on her website:

*November 2020 website only special*  Buy 2 books for friends, get 3rd autographed book for FREE

Lea is available to book as a inspirational & motivational speaker for events.

To connect with Lea:

FB page- @LeaTran Author

FB Private group - @Dont miss Your Boat

LinkedIn - @LeaTranAuthor

Instagram - @IDidNotMisstheBoat

Youtube - Look for Lea Tran






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