Pauline Nguyen

Managing Director / Owner

Award Winning Author, highly sought after International Speaker and one of the most grounded Spiritual Entrepreneurs around the globe.” The Huffington Post

Pauline is one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs…but with difference. She is inspiration with substance. She speaks with warmth and humour, telling her own story of what can be achieved through hard work and determination. With a high performing western business background and an eastern slant of spirituality.

Having escaped Vietnam on a boat and survived a Thai refugee camp, her achievements are all the more impressive. Pauline is a best-selling author and award-winning businesswoman. Pauline’s unique life experiences have given her a distinctive insight into the minds of individuals and businesses alike, allowing her to pass on the invaluable skills of self-mastery, resilience, grit and perseverance.

Pauline’s achievements are many. She is the owner of Red Lantern, the most awarded Vietnamese restaurant in the world. In 2012, she won the Australian Telstra Business Award for Medium Business.
But that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Pauline’s achievements.

Her memoir, Secrets of the Red Lantern, has been critically acclaimed around the world and appeared in numerous bestseller lists. She holds a BA in Communications at the University of Technology, Sydney and in 2008 won Newcomer Writer of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Pauline has achieved outstanding success as an entrepreneur, author, businesswoman and acclaimed speaker. When she talks of commitment driving outcomes, people listen.

…Pauline often has a giggle when writing about herself in third person.

Please visit Pauline’s speaker website at


Read this insightful review of Secrets of the Red Lantern by Jonar Nader’s Observations from the front line.

CLICK HERE to order Limited Edition ‘Secrets of the Red Lantern’ USB Audio Books . Also available at Red Lantern restaurant.

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