Jaklin Juanis is the founder of Professional Advancements Resources based in Malaysia.
Jaklin was born and bred in Kota Belud in rural Sabah, East Malaysia. Her village didn’t have electricity and as a child she studied by candlelight.
In this interview, she spoke about how she kept on moving and having the momentum to get out of her challenging situation, and being smart about the resources she had around her.
She has certainly done well for herself. Since 2008, as a corporate trainer, Jaklin has trained more than 40 organizations, 35,000 participants and logged in 4200 hours of corporate training and 800 hours of 1-on-1 coaching and mentoring.
Quite inspiring for someone who admitted that as a young graduate, she had this intense fear of public speaking!
Jaklin had worked in Shell and Lafarge, two large multinational companies for years before she decided to start her own business.
Based on her experience, she had a vision of what her business would be like but her business didn’t exactly turn out that way.
Listen to this episode for the full story.
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