AUGUST 2019 | DR. GREG STORY, DALE CARNEGIE JAPAN
AYA JEAN talks about first impressions and presentation skills
“How long does it take for you form a first impression of someone you are meeting for the first time?”, they would say three minutes, five minutes, thirty minutes. Social media, high speed connectivity, microscopic concentration spans now situate that first impression creation at three seconds. Read more from AYA JEAN’s interview with Dr. Greg Story of Dale Carnegie Japan or watch the interview below.
JULY 2019 | TEDx TOKYO SALON SPEAKER
AYA JEAN shares her journey about being born out of her element
I gave my first ever talk at TEDx Tokyo Salon on 19 July 2019! I shared my journey of being born out of my element because I was born to a supermodel as a model, running a model agency for 17 years, creating Find Your Element Workshop & an Introductory Mindfulness Meditation class which finally led to finding my true Element as a Style Coach! I was also able to share some of the big challenges I’ve encountered which helped me to grow into who I am now, as well as some useful style tips (but of course!). Overall, it was an incredible, unforgettable experience in every way! As NIKE says, JUST DO IT!!!⠀
APRIL 2019 | ABI TAUGWALDER, ABI’S JOURNAL, ABILOVES.COM
AYA JEAN: The Style Coach who works with your best features to get you out there with your best look but also with your confidence aligned
Aya’s energy is positive and that taught me many things. I admire her strength and respect her skills. She’s a women who ran her own modeling agency successfully for years while raising her son. She lived life and learnt not to look back with regret. She has a profound strength in her that is intoxicating. You can dislike her frankness or like me, take it with gratitude for we can only truly grow through honest feedback. Read more from AYA JEAN’s interview with Abi Taugwalder.
SEPTEMBER 2019 | EYESANDHOUR
How AYA JEAN helps others live a life of passion and meaning through Find Your Element
AYA JEAN shares her story and how she started Find Your Element, a creative program that takes participants on a step by step journey of self-awareness and real-life results. “Living overseas, which can be an isolating way to live, I was looking for advice to help me overcome challenges and figure out my next moves forward.” Read more from the interview.
MAY 2018 | HUMANS OF SOPHIA
AYA JEAN's encouraging message to students
“The popular belief that success comes from connections, education, and money, often leaves people at a loss when those elements are absent. It is more likely that the truly successful accept their limitations as challenges, and use them as opportunities to grow and improve to maximize their potential! When you begin a new project, you can only go up-it is impossible to “fail.” When you do something you really want to do and give it everything, failing doesn’t hurt. It just leads you to your ultimate goal, giving you yet another useful learning experience to bring you that much closer.” Read more from AYA JEAN’s message in Humans of Sophia
OCTOBER 2017 | FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN (FEW) JAPAN
How I Got Here: Aya McCrindle
“In my life, I’ve experience five personal ‘tsunamis’ that threatened to leave me broken, but instead gave me strength and led to the creation of the Find Your Element Workshop, a 12 week creative evening program that takes participants on a step by step journey of self-awareness and exploration.” Read more from AYA JEAN’s Member Spotlight in FEW Japan
JANUARY 2018 | FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN (FEW) JAPAN
Find Your Element Workshop Founder Aya McCrindle
“Due to the shift in my priorities, however, I no longer felt fulfilled in the modeling industry. So, I started Find Your Element (FYE) Workshop 8 months after my divorce, just a few years after retiring from model management. I’m so lucky to have discovered my own element as a Connector and can share what all I’ve learned from rocket booster friends who are top experts in various fields!” Read more from AYA JEAN’s Strategic Partner Spotlight in FEW Japan