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FROM HOMELESS TO INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER: A Lao Refugee Shares Extraordinary Story
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May 03, 2023, 5:44 AM ET
Niphaphone’s journey growing up as a refugee in America wasn't easy, but despite all the odds stacked against her, she never gave up on her dreams.
During the Vietnam War, between 1959-1975, the U.S. conducted a secret bombing mission on Laos, dropping more than 2 million tons of bombs and making Laos the heaviest bombed country per capita in history. Despite the devastating impact of the Secret War on Laos, the bombings were kept a secret from the American public at the time. It was not until the 1990s that the U.S. government began to acknowledge its role in the conflict and provided aid to the people of Laos. The communist invasion of Laos in 1975 marked a significant turning point in the country's history. Niphaphone’s father was one of the men that were captured and tortured at the hands of the communists. He made a daring escape that would change the trajectory of his life and his family.
Niphaphone was born homeless outside of a refugee camp in Thailand where life was tough and uncertain. Once Niphaphone and her family entered the refugee camp, their nightmare was far from over. They still lacked access to basic necessities and her parents were in constant fear that she would die of starvation. The unsanitary conditions of the refugee camp would have Niphaphone’s skin covered with lesions. However, even in these unfavorable circumstances, her father found strength in holding on to his dream of a better life for his children. In 1979, that dream came true when the family arrived in America with one bag of clothes "Forty Dollars and a Dream". This is what she named her recently published book sold on Amazon.
Niphaphone’s journey growing up as a refugee in America wasn't easy, but despite all the odds stacked against her, she never gave up. She had to fight for everything, right from getting an education, to finding a stable job as a single mother on welfare, to finally climbing the corporate ladder and hitting multiple six-figures as a sales leader. Through hard work and perseverance, she overcame every obstacle that was thrown her way and became an inspirational speaker to inspire others who were facing similar struggles.
Niphaphone Robertson now shares her life story and how she overcame obstacles with people from all over the world. Her speeches are not only inspiring but also motivating. Her message is simple - "If I can do it, so can you". Her unique perspective on life and her willingness to share her story has resonated with people, and she has inspired many to find their own paths.
Niphaphone is a speaker at various organizational events, conferences, and seminars. She has a unique ability to connect with people and inspire them to reach their full potential. She is proof that no matter where you come from, you can achieve your dreams if you believe in yourself. People who have heard her speeches have gone on to achieve great things. They have started businesses, completed their education, and achieved their goals. Her story is a testament to the fact that nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself and work hard.
In her book "Forty Dollars And A Dream," Niphaphone has journaled her life, struggles, and triumphs. Her unmatched expertise and excellence have made her a successful business leader. Her dedication to inspiring and teaching individuals has helped them overcome adversities and achieve their dreams. If you're looking for a motivational speaker who has an in-depth understanding of how to achieve success, then Niphaphone Laura Robertson is the one for you. Her knowledge and wisdom will captivate your audience, leaving them feeling motivated, inspired, and ready to create a change in their lives!
If you would like more information on how to book Niphaphone to be an inspiration to your audience at your next speaking engagement visit her website at www.laura-robertson.com.
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