Reading Margaret Lobenstine’s book The Renaissance Soul changed the life of Olivia Chan, founder and CEO of Hong Kong-based BeautyFact. Photo: Olivia Chan
Reading Margaret Lobenstine’s book The Renaissance Soul changed the life of Olivia Chan, founder and CEO of Hong Kong-based BeautyFact. Photo: Olivia Chan

‘I thought I was a loser’: how a career coach’s book showed this Hong Kong woman it’s OK to have many interests. Now she’s CEO of her own start-up

  • Olivia Chan had multiple interests but no burning career ambition when she was at university, and it made her feel like she was a loser in Hong Kong society
  • When she read Margaret Lobenstine’s book The Renaissance Soul, it showed her how to balance a variety of passions without losing focus, and how to prioritise

Reading Margaret Lobenstine’s book The Renaissance Soul changed the life of Olivia Chan, founder and CEO of Hong Kong-based BeautyFact. Photo: Olivia Chan
Reading Margaret Lobenstine’s book The Renaissance Soul changed the life of Olivia Chan, founder and CEO of Hong Kong-based BeautyFact. Photo: Olivia Chan
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