IWCF43 – How To Go From Biologist to Social Media Strategist with Goldie Chan

In this episode, we sit down with Goldie Chan, Head of Content & Creative @ confirm/deny, social media strategist, film producer, and Producer’s Guild New Media Council.  We go on a magical ride to discuss social media, communities, career, film and finding your path in areas like LA to Silicon Valley.

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👤 About Goldie Chan

Goldie Chan is the Head of Content & Creative at confirm/deny, social media strategist, writer, producer, and Producer’s Guild New Media Council.

After graduating from Stanford University, she became a producer and award-winning New Media Strategist. Her New Media/Social Media clients span everything from youth brands to established tech giants and CEOs.

Goldie regularly develops film, TV and graphic novel projects with her creative team, with a focus on branded and children’s content.

🎧 Episode Summary

  • Why the world needs more love
  • Making the leap from genetics to social media
  • What it was like seeing Twitter unveiled for the first time
  • The responsibility of leadership and Trump’s “modern presidential” tweeting
  • Diversity and the importance of creating “safe spaces” for communities
  • Staying sane while juggling multiple projects or ventures
  • … and more!

🔥 Rapid Fire Questions

Favorite book?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever. With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams.

Favorite quote

“It’s important to have a good hard failure when you’re young.” ~Walt Disney

What do the words “it will come” mean?

Patience will be rewarded with results if you also apply hard work and intelligence. It’s not just “I’m going to wait her because I’m a good person,” but that it will come if you apply the right pressure.

'Like coal we can all become diamonds.' ~Goldie Chan Click To Tweet

If you could choose any animal to be, what would you be and why?

My “Patronus” is the drooliest, friendliest dog on the planet: the sherman herder dog.

Any final piece of advice?

'Be at least a little bit in love with what you do, even if it's not particularly fun or interesting.' ~Goldie Chan Click To Tweet

📌 Reference List

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Connect with Goldie on social media 👉 LinkedIn / Twitter / IMDB

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