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Featured Panelists Spotlight: Is Attaining Work-Life Balance a Myth?

December 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

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What is the Featured Panelists Spotlight?

Our Featured Panelists Spotlight will be held on a Wednesday of each month. During the Featured Panelists Spotlight, we invite guest panelists to share their experiences, insights, tips and strategies that they have found to be effective in their professional or personal lives when tackling the featured topic for the month.

December Featured Topic – Is Attaining Work-Life Balance a Myth? 

Is there no such thing as work-life balance? Yes, you read that right. Is that elusive state that so many people aspire to attain, straight-up unattainable?   

The requirement for most full-time jobs is 40 hours a week, but workers today average between 50 to 60 hours a week. While entrepreneurs and small business owners often work 80 to 90 hours a week. Overall, you spend at least one-third of your life at work. Besides being a worker, we may also be a parent, spouse, board member, church minister, community organizer, sports coach, PTA leader, volunteer, etc. That can take a tremendous toll on your well-being, which begs the question: How can a person possibly balance these different roles?  


Gretchen Hydo is a highly acclaimed Master Certified Coach, speaker, and trainer with extensive experience in PR, marketing, and business strategy. As one of the few worldwide to hold the prestigious Master Coach designation, Gretchen delivers exceptional service and helps clients achieve breakthrough results. She has worked with renowned organizations such as Universal Music and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and has been featured in respected publications like the Chicago Tribune. Gretchen is also an instructor and mentor coach, specializing in training new coaches. She is the author of the empowering book, “Break Free From Your Dirty Little Secrets”, and resides in Los Angeles with her family.

Brad Krueger is a Business Success Coach and founder of Success Beyond Luck. Creative professional service providers hire him when they are looking to boost their day-to-day effectiveness and strategically transform their business. He equips his clients with the knowledge and skills they need for long-term change by leveraging breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology, and performance science. Over his 20+ year professional and entrepreneurial career, he has excelled at synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete outcomes that transforms the businesses he serves. Brad has earned an MBA in Executive Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and resides in Burien, WA, with his husband Gilbert, who specializes in transforming the diversity, equity, and inclusion of organizations.

Susan Seah, Founder and CEO of The Koa Club, Susan has been a believer of living life boldly and is always undertaking new challenges to learn and grow. She grew up in Singapore, was on the Singapore National Junior Team for bowling while in high school, and at the age of 17, came to the United States to attend college. She went on to law school after attaining her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree and was one of the youngest persons to graduate from her law school class at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She was a corporate lawyer at some of the largest law firms in Chicago and Ohio, and then became Associate General Counsel and General Counsel for private and public traded technology companies. In 2009, she started her own law practice with a law partner and now acts as outside General Counsel for various technology firms. Susan has been featured in the December 2019 Seattle Business Magazine as a “Daring Woman”. She was also interviewed and included as a feature in the Fall 2020 America’s Women Magazine for their inaugural Seattle Edition. In March 2021, Susan’s story about her passion for empowerment of women was highlighted by the Singapore Global Network on International Women’s Day.

Who Can Attend & Fee

Public Event – Open to all members and non-members of The Koa Club

Location/ Date & Time

Online via Zoom only:

*****Zoom link will be provided in the RSVP confirmation email*******

Date:  Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Time: 12pm – 1:00pmPT/2pm-3pmCT/3pm-4pmET



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December 6, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
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Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States