Business Radio Guru.
Freda Liu is an icon in the the broadcasting industry, and a success story.
This impressive lady has conducted more than 5,000 interviews including international personalities including Tony Buzan (Mindmap Guru), Isaac Tigrett (Hard Rock Cafe founder), Robert Kiyosaki (RichDad.com), Martin Cooper (Mobile Phone Inventor), Julian Assange (Wikileaks), Stephen R Covey (7 Habits author), Allan Pease (Body Language Expert), Ralph Baer (Video Games Inventor), motivational speaker Nick Vijucic, former GE CEO Jack Welch and the Duke of York HRH Prince Andrew.
She hosts, produces and presents BFM 89.9 Enterprise show. The Business Station caters for SMEs and managers and covers tools to build their businesses. HerVantage is a weekly show about women leaders in society, business, science, sports and more.
Freda started her career in Edelman, a PR agency. In 1997, she joined IBM and last served as its Asia Pacific PR & Analyst Relations Manager for the Financial Service Sector. During this time, she also read the news for RTM.
This busy lady made time to give back to the community despite her heavy schedule. She understands that her position & reputation add value to many causes. She is a mentor, leader and friend to many such as:
- MaGIC (Malaysia Global Innovation & Creativity Centre).
- Cherie Blair Foundation.
- National Association of Women Entrepreneurs.
- Impact Hub Network for Economic Empowerment.
- World Vision for Clean Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH).
5 Meaningful Books.
Respected in Industry.
Senior people respect this broadcast icon and her success. Her good work, great leadership and business acumen impressed many.
“I was first inspired by Freda when I observed how she dealt with a serious “down” period. Freda navigated through that time, while making sure that she kept the world around her positive. Then there is “don’t-just-talk-about-it, make-it-happen Freda. She inspires by action. Amid her busy schedule, Freda is an author, and is inspiring countless others with her stories. Freda does not just talk – she makes it happen.” George Aveling CEO Elementrix
“Freda not just talks business but she knows business. She has the ability to offer amazing insights not only from the countless entrepreneurs and business people she has interviewed, but also from her personal experience.” Daniel Cerventus Lim Founding Curator of TEDxKL
“She is an amazing creator, a fearless fighter who tells the truth, an advocate of passion and principle, a creative thinker and builder, a woman who stands tall, a desired mind who is ahead of the game, and a lover of life to the fullest.” Andreas Vogiatzakis CEO Havas Media Group
She is a sought after emcee and event moderator. People like her sessions. The season commentator helps her audience understand business complexities.
Her list of clients include AIG, Alliance Bank, Allianz, Celcom, CIMA, Danajamin, DIGI, EcoWorld, Grab, Hospis Malaysia, INTI, Kanedo, KL Business Club, Malaysia Australia Business Council, Maxis, Maybank, MDEC, Microsoft, Oracle, Petronas, Pfizer, Principal Financial, Pembangunan Sumber Malaysia, RHB Bank, SAP, Siemens, Sarawak Energy, Sarawak Tourism Board, Taylor’s College, UOB Bank, Zafigo, and ZTE Corporation.
What Made Her Successful?
Freda is down to earth and humble about her achievements. She says that she is naturally curious and this draws out the best from her guests. Passion drives her, and keeps her consistently at the top of her game.
Malcolm Gladwell in his book, The Outliers: The Story of Success, said that success is not just about innate ability. It’s combined with a number of key factors such as opportunity, meaningful hard work (10,000 hours to gain mastery), and your cultural legacy. Random factors of chance, such as when and where you were born can influence the opportunities you have.
Freda Liu is dedicated and hard working. She is steadfast in her career, honing her knowledge & skills over the past 30+ years, and definitely has her 10,000 hours of mastery. Her track record is impeccable and defines her as proven achiever, and in Gladwell’s terms, an Outlier.
Gladwell in his other book The Tipping Point talked about the Law of the Few. With a good proposition, what he calls “Stickiness Factor”, and solid “Context”, a tipping point can be achieved with a few key people – Connectors, Maven and Salesman. The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behaivor crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.
Over the years, Freda has created “magic” in her career:
- Built a strong personal brand that is immediately recognizable and what Gladwell terms as “sticky“. She knows the who’s who in the industry, and well versed about the business scene in Malaysia and abroad.
- Has a wide and connected network from all her interviews, social interactions and business contacts. She also has a vibrant presence online personally and for her work.
- Is sought after as an expert (or maven) in public relations, business views, community agendas and more.
Respect & Salute.
Freda Liu deserves her success. She is hard working, dedicated and genuine. I am impressed and respectful. She done so much and remains engaged & humble. Proudly Malaysian and an Icon.
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein
“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.” Margaret Thatcher.
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” Stephen King
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey