Today’s episode is with a Singaporean freelance copywriter, Grace Goh.
Grace has always loved travelling and she decided that a freelance writing and communications business suited her lifestyle most as she went all over the world.
Grace was a digital nomad long before the term became trendy!
A couple of years later, she even partnered up with a fellow Singaporean to establish a business to teach English abroad in countries such as Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar.
While everyone was worried for their jobs during the pandemic lockdown, Grace said she hit one of her best months as a freelancer.
And yet she is taking a career in reverse by going from freelancing to full-time employment.
She calls it the Great Rejoining.
In this episode we dig into her reasons for wanting to rejoin the corporate workforce again, why she decided to close her English teaching business and how the freelance world differs from the full-time and why she chooses the latter.
We also talk about starting companies as revenge (yes, that is a story that you need to hear) and the lessons learned from partnering up with others in a business.
Today’s conversation is unusual but at Womenpreneur Asia, I want to show you the realities, emotions and experiences of entrepreneurship - these are what I call the gritty realities of entrepreneurship.
I never shy away from the strange or unusual. In my conversation with Grace, she was initially unsure if her story could fit what I had in mind. I said that it would be helpful to share her story if only to enable us to reflect on what it means to be in business and to understand that entrepreneurship comes in all experiences, emotions and colours.
For the full show notes, go to WomenpreneurAsia.com
Today's episode is brought to you by Redbox Studio.