Lotus Nguyen is a transformative mindfulness coach, healer, and Founder of the Entrepreneur Freedom Network. With a background as a film director/producer, Lotus empowers conscious entrepreneurs and leaders to ignite their inner fire for thriving business and personal success. Through her Love Mojo Coaching and profound healing work, she creates powerful transformations in the lives of individuals, helping them unlock their full potential and achieve holistic well-being.
With a deep understanding of the human experience and a commitment to personal growth, Lotus’s unique coaching methodology and Embodied Heart-Mindfulness™ system have made a significant impact in the lives of hundreds, fostering profound healing, growth, and thriving success.
What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative.
My initial years of growing up were shaped by diverse experiences and the influence of strong role models. Before embarking on my entrepreneurial journey, I was inspired by my great-aunt, Madam Vui, who represented Vietnamese women in the South during the Paris Peace Talks to end the Vietnam War. Witnessing her courage and determination in advocating for peace and gender equality left a lasting impression on me. My upbringing, filled with tremendous hardships and challenges, instilled in me a deep sense of resilience and a commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Alongside my professional goals, my interests revolve around spirituality, personal growth, and fostering deep connections with others.
Was there any turning point in your life that changed your journey? If so, what was it? Please tell us the backstory behind it.
There was a pivotal turning point in my life that profoundly influenced my journey. It came in the form of a traumatic experience within my marriage, enduring a 15-year relationship without sexual intimacy due to ignorance, cultural, religious, social conditioning, education and family upbringing. This experience awakened within me a mission to bring more loving consciousness into relationships, particularly in the realms of intimacy and sexuality. It ignited a deep passion to educate and empower individuals to cultivate true love, spirituality, and a deeper understanding of their core being as feminine or masculine. This turning point fuelled my determination to create change and support others in their journey towards fulfilling relationships and holistic growth.
Every industry that is now a large-scale, top-notch business once started as a small idea in the minds of entrepreneurs. What was that idea or motivation that made you start your business /initiative? What motivated you within to say “YES, go for it!”
The motivation behind starting my own business and initiatives was fuelled by a strong desire to reduce suffering and bring more joy and happiness in the world. The idea stemmed from my own healing journey and the realisation that there was a need for holistic coaching and healing practices that integrated the heart, mind, and body. I felt a resounding “YES” within me, driven by a calling to share my knowledge, experience, and wisdom with others. The thought of empowering conscious entrepreneurs and leaders to thrive in both their personal and professional lives inspired me to take the leap and start my own venture. By embracing, cultivating, and harnessing the core of my being as feminine, and understanding and supporting the masculine, I aimed to create a platform where individuals could experience profound transformations and unlock their full potential. My mission is to bring loving consciousness into our relationships, particularly in intimacy and sexuality, so that we can grow holistically in every way – business, personal, and spiritual. I believe that there needs to be an education that helps us connect with our core being as feminine or masculine, embracing and harnessing our erotic energy with true love and spirituality. Through my business and initiatives, I aspire to create a world where individuals can experience deep love, joy, and oneness in all aspects of life.
Tell us something about your initiative or current role. What is it about, and what impact are you trying to make?
My current role revolves around guiding conscious entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders towards profound transformations and thriving success. Through my Love Mojo Coaching, I help individuals unlock their inner potential, embody resilience, and cultivate deep connections with themselves and others. With my expertise as a tantric/energy healer and mindfulness coach, I integrate ancient wisdom with modern practices to facilitate healing, personal growth, and holistic well-being. My mission is to bring more loving consciousness into relationships, particularly in the realms of intimacy and sexuality, creating a positive impact that ripples through all aspects of life.
Everyone has their own set of challenges when starting an entrepreneurial journey. Still, the most essential part for others to learn is how you deal with those. Would you like to share with us your challenges and your coping mechanisms?
As an entrepreneur, I’ve encountered several challenges on my journey. One of the significant hurdles has been finding the right balance and effectively delegating tasks. With numerous responsibilities demanding my attention, it was essential to develop effective time management strategies and prioritise tasks based on their impact and alignment with my goals. Delegating tasks to trusted team members and outsourcing certain functions allowed me to focus on high-value activities and fostered a sense of collaboration and shared success. Another challenge I’ve faced is navigating the ever-changing business landscape. To stay ahead, I make a conscious effort to stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and shifting market demands. Continuous learning and adaptation have been key. I actively seek opportunities for professional development, attend relevant conferences and workshops, and network with industry peers to stay abreast of the latest developments. Building a strong team has been critical to my success. However, finding the right people and fostering a cohesive team dynamic can be challenging. I have cultivated a rigorous hiring process, focusing not only on skills but also on values alignment and cultural fit. Regular team-building activities and open communication channels have helped foster a supportive and collaborative work environment. Maintaining resilience and managing stress is essential for every entrepreneur. To cope with the pressures and uncertainties, I prioritise self-care practices such as mindfulness, meditation, and engaging in my specific embodied heart-mindfulness practice. These practices allow me to connect with my inner and outer universe, cultivating love, compassion, joy, and equanimity. They have been instrumental in navigating challenges with resilience and deepening my understanding of the transformative power of self-love and self-acceptance. Surrounding myself with a supportive network of mentors, peers, and friends who provide encouragement and guidance has also played a crucial role. Taking breaks, celebrating small victories, and practicing self-compassion have further contributed to managing stress and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. In addition, as an entrepreneur, financial challenges are not uncommon. To overcome them, I have developed a diversified approach by running multiple businesses with different income streams. This allows for a more stable and resilient financial foundation. I also employ careful risk assessment and take calculated risks when necessary to drive growth. Effective cash flow management and strategic borrowing are key components of my financial coping mechanisms. By implementing these strategies, I can navigate financial challenges, optimise resources, and foster sustainable business growth. By addressing these challenges head-on and implementing effective coping mechanisms, I have been able to navigate the entrepreneurial journey with resilience, adaptability, and a positive mindset.
While the global pandemic of COVID-19 is associated primarily with adversities, it has also brought about a true boom in startups, with successful entrepreneurship in many countries. The pandemic has impacted all of us in one way or another. Would you like to share your experience on a personal and professional level?
The global pandemic of COVID-19 has undeniably brought adversities, but it has also presented unique opportunities for growth and innovation. On a personal level, the pandemic served as a catalyst for deep introspection and an invitation to explore new ways of connecting with others remotely. Professionally, it prompted me to adapt my coaching and healing services to a virtual format, allowing me to reach a wider audience and offer support during these challenging times. The pandemic emphasised the importance of embracing change, practicing resilience, and fostering a sense of community even in the face of physical distance.
Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention?
Along my journey, I have been fortunate to witness profound transformations and accomplishments in the lives of those I have guided. The most fulfilling achievement is the positive impact I have made in helping individuals reconnect with their core being, cultivate self-love, and experience deep fulfilment in their relationships and personal growth. The testimonials and heartfelt gratitude from my clients serve as a testament to the effectiveness and significance of the work I do. These achievements inspire me to continue expanding my reach and empowering more individuals to embrace love, resilience, and conscious entrepreneurship.
Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity?
If given the opportunity, I would encourage young budding women entrepreneurs to embrace their unique feminine essence and harness the power of love and spirituality in their ventures. I believe that by fostering a deep connection with oneself, respecting oneself and others on a profound level, and cultivating authentic relationships, women can create a ripple effect of positive change in the world. I would like to see a shift in the narrative around intimacy and sexuality, where education and awareness support individuals in embracing and harnessing their sexual energy with a connection to their higher self or universal intelligence. This change can pave the way for holistic growth and success in business, personal life, and spiritual development.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in your personal life and professional journey? What is your personal motto in life?
Through my personal life and professional journey, the most important lesson I have learned is that true happiness and fulfilment extend beyond financial success. Emotional, mental, and spiritual freedom are equally vital. My personal motto in life is “Embrace your journey, love yourself fiercely, and create a life that aligns with your soul’s purpose.” It encapsulates the essence of self-love, personal growth, and the continuous exploration of our deepest capacity for love and oneness. By integrating love, compassion, joy, and equanimity into our lives, we expand our potential to experience profound happiness, inner freedom, and holistic well-being.
Women are a growing force in the workplaces worldwide, standing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. There are cracks in glass ceilings everywhere, with many women breaking through to carve out a space right at the top of the pyramid. What are your thoughts about women’s leadership today?
Women’s leadership today is an empowering movement that continues to break barriers and challenge traditional norms. It is a force that stands shoulder to shoulder with male counterparts, pushing boundaries and carving out spaces at the top of the pyramid. While progress has been made, there are also challenges that come with this liberation. Women often find themselves shouldering double hardships, juggling multiple roles, and navigating the complexities of expressing their femininity in a society that values masculine traits. It is essential to nurture a balance between embracing, cultivating, and harnessing our feminine essence while supporting and understanding the masculine. Women’s leadership should encompass the full range of experiences, allowing for the expression of deep love, sensuality, and emotional power.
With your grit and determination, you are making a considerable impact, breaking through, and serving as role models for many budding entrepreneurs. What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?
To the young women leaders and entrepreneurs reading this, I want to convey my utmost admiration for your courage and determination. You have the power to make a significant impact and serve as role models for future generations. Embrace the journey ahead with resilience, authenticity, and an unwavering belief in your abilities. Remember to connect with your core being as feminine, harness your erotic energy with true love and spirituality, and support others along the way. By nurturing deep connections, practicing self-love, and embracing love, compassion, joy, and equanimity, you can create a ripple effect of positive change and inspire others to do the same. Together, we can transform the business landscape and infuse it with conscious entrepreneurship and loving consciousness.