We had the good fortune of connecting with Katy Ho and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katy, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I don’t know if I calculate taking risk the best, but if I like & want something, I’d work on the steps to go make it happen until it happens! Taking risks like “going for it” has made me be able to achieve the coolest experiences and some examples are getting into an NCAA D1 Women’s Golf Program and becoming a student-athlete, being a commercial model in national campaigns with brands like Dick’s Sporting Goods/Golf Galaxy/ Shoe Carnival / Joann Stores / Kroger / American Greetings / Visit California, etc. while working in corporate-America, and now working for a start-up instead that aligns with my interests & goals, but most importantly, taking risks has now enabled me to create the life I’m created for!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have 2 careers going on; one as an employee at a technology start-up and two, as a creative entrepreneur as a commercial/print model! I’m most excited about growing in multiple applicable life skills and enjoying the process – that’s what’s important to feel fulfilled, in my opinion! I got here today mainly from putting myself out there, and making great connections with people who inspire me, motivate me, or support me! It’s not easy managing 2 careers, but I’ve accepted it for this phase in my life. I want the world to know, that you can do most things you want in life, as long as you put in the work and is an environment that nourishes your needs, then you’re on the right path!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Any SoCal beach! The waves are beautiful and calming! Then any East Asian cuisine for dinner!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to my agency, manager, and my chosen family for supporting me through this life journey!
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