a Protanopia b Deuteranopia c Tritanopia

Tutti Taygerly

(She/Her) Life Coach, Speaker, Leader, Surfer
About Tutti Taygerly

Life Coach

  • What would you title your autobiography and why?

    "Unconventional." I've struggled with wanting to feel belonging for a lot of my life. I am Thai-Chinese and grew up as a third culture kid moving to a new country every couple of years. I'm a first-generation immigrant to the US and have been part of the minority as an Asian woman in tech. It never felt like I truly fit or had roots anywhere. In both my personal and professional life, I like being adventurous, trying new things, and taking risks but secretly worried that everyone thought I was weird.  These traits certainly didn't fit with my family's cultural values. And sometimes didn't fit into a corporate culture, so I felt very fortunate to start a second career as a founder and entrepreneur. Now as an executive coach and author, I am able to help leaders — primarily women, people of color, and immigrants — find their own authentic voice and leadership brand in a way that doesn't have to follow the standard path. Much of the mindset shift is to own being unique and unconventional, and becoming comfortable with leadership for ourselves first. 

  • Who inspires you?

    My daughters, ages 15 and 12, continue to inspire me. They are kids who had their lives completely upended in a global pandemic. Yet through it all they continue to keep going, finding their own way through a Tik Tok and Snapchat world, and riding the emotional roller coaster of their mental illness. They are a brave generation, full of despair and hope, and through them, I see the rich complexity of being human. I also see them wrestling with their bi-racial identity and using that inquiry to explore who they want to become. 

  • What advice would you give young AANHPI women and girls?

    As AANHPI, you bring in a rich family lineage and the ability to straddle many worlds. It might feel that these are obstacles to be overcome to try to fit into a world that doesn't look like you. But these differences and your unique experiences are your superpower. Your voice in the world matters, so don't be afraid to use it.