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Wonder off the beaten path

There is nothing that gets me more excited than finding unique ways to connect with the audience. From digging for relevant statistics, quoting a lyric, finding a movie clip, to weaving obscure facts into a powerful and humorous message.

I invite you to laugh with me, and sometimes at me and most importantly, be inspired into action.

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Linh’s bio (long but way more interesting version)

Linh is a professional speaker, author, educator, and extreme non-athlete. She has completed the Antarctic Ice Marathon (in Antarctica), the North Pole Marathon (in the North Pole – for realzz), and a series of ultra-marathons of 250km each in common places like the 4 deserts.

She’s delivered a TEDx talk called “Rethinking Limits” and is the author of the upcoming book called “However the Fire Burns. 

Linh is a passionately curious and adventurous person. Her first adventure began at the age of 4 when she and her family were part of the mass exodus of Boat People who fled Vietnam after the war. Arriving in Canada in the 1980s, her journey as a child opened her eyes to what is possible if one lives intently and fearlessly.

Surviving a harrowing journey at such a young age instilled a deep sense of gratitude for the life that was gifted to her. Her driving philosophy is to explore everything that life has to offer. Linh loves exploring (40 countries and counting), running to the ends of the earth, devoting herself to the culinary arts, and other outrageous adventures and shenanigans. She is on a mission to inspire people to face challenges and create an extraordinary life full of courage, joy, and wonder.

Linh’s bio (short and sweet version)

Linh is a speaker, author, TEDx presenter and extreme non-athlete. A life enthusiast who is passionately curious.

Full of optimism and gratitude, Linh’s world view was shaped greatly by her humble beginnings as a Boat Person refugee from Vietnam. This led her to push herself on outrageous adventures and shenanigans to the ends of the world.

Linh is on a mission to inspire people to face challenges and create an extraordinary life full of courage, joy and wonder.

Linh’s intro

Linh is a professional speaker, author, educator, and extreme non-athlete. She’s delivered a TEDx talk called “Rethinking Limits” and is the author of the upcoming book called “However the Fire Burns.

Linh is a passionately curious and adventurous person. She’s a collector of jaw-dropping moments that will leave you in awe. A Refugee Boat Person from Vietnam, North Pole and Antarctica marathoner, desert ultra-runner, world explorer, culinary tourist, and ultimately a luckpusher… always moving forward from each challenge to the next, with fierce optimism.

Get ready to experience her contagious personality, full of humor, wonder, and open heart.

Please join me in welcoming Linh in her presentation called “XYZ.”

Are you ready to inspire your audience
to be curious and to face challenges so they can
create an extraordinary life full of courage, joy and wonder?


Rethinking limits

How does a non-athlete, mediocre runner decide to attempt the world’s most difficult races? Not to mention the most costly?

This inspiring video showcases how Linh’s #luckpusher attitude led her to the start line and her humor and tenacity got her to the finish line.

Watch her funny (Linh-funny) and inspiring TEDx Talk!


Rave reviews

“Having Linh as the keynote speaker at our Women’s Wellness Fair celebrating International Women’s Day was an honour and a delight. What an inspiring presence, what an uplifting story for our participants. Everyone was left feeling empowered, confident in their self-worth and motivated to pursue their dreams, especially women, who understood that they are capable and can do everything they set their minds to.”
Event Organizer
“Engaging and funny in its delivery, Linh’s story reminded our delegates to look back with fondness, and look forward with hope. Our keynote speaker was incredible! Her speech and her session were both fantastic and very relevant to everyone, regardless of their position. I came away excited about setting goals and making changes for the first time in a long time.”
Audience Member
“The podcast with Linh was the most f***ing inspiring conversation I’ve heard in I don’t know how long!! She could have been irritatingly lucky, but she’s not – she’s impossible not to respect and like. A lot.”
Podcast Listener
“Linh’s session was my favourite because of her enthusiasm and encouragement to stretch our comfort zones and challenge ourselves.”
Audience Member
Looking Back, Moving Forward was the theme of our Southern Alberta Library Conference. A colleague suggested Linh as a potential keynote speaker after seeing her speak at another event. After reviewing Linh’s TED Talk, we knew that Linh would be the perfect fit for our conference! The spirit of resilience, intentionality, perseverance, and growth in Linh’s story was consistent with the theme of our conference.”
Event Organizer
“Linh’s message has had a lasting impact on our delegates, including myself. The relationships she forms with people are fast forming and authentic because she is a beacon of enthusiasm and encouragement; her genuine passion for life is utterly contagious when you’re around her.  Looking back on Linh’s message has inspired me to cultivate resilience and move forward with the pursuit of my goals. Thank you Linh!”
Event Organizer
“I was gob-smacked by Linh’s story. Throughout her very funny presentation ran the underlying theme of courage. Courage in the face of great mental, spiritual and physical challenges. In her presentation we laughed a great, great deal. Linh’s huge heart is only matched by her joyous approach to life. If you’re looking for a keynote speaker for any occasion, Linh should be your absolute first choice.”
Audience Member
“Working with Linh was fantastic! She was enthusiastic and customized her presentations to our audience. Many delegates listed her keynote and breakout session as the most beneficial aspect of the entire conference.”
Event Organizer