Famous Trendsetters who were earlier called nutcases and dreamers: All NON-conformists


Famous Trendsetters who were earlier called nutcases and dreamers: All non-conformists

“If you call me a crazy nutcase or a foolish dreamer,
then you’ve recognized me as a rare, creative, influential, non-conforming trendsetter.”
~ Robert Chaen

Trendsetters who were earlier called nutcases and dreamers: All non-conformists 
John Lennon (“Imagine”, murdered),
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop” but most misunderstood),
Psy (was 35 years old, the oldest Korean popstar when “Gangnam Style” became the 1st to exceed 1 billion YouTube views),
Martin Luther King Jr. (assassinated),
Nelson Mandela (27 years in prison),
Steve Jobs (sacked),
Richard Branson (from music to airline),
Princess Diana (divorced and lost her HRH title),
Aung San Suu Kyi (15 years under house arrest),
Joshua Wong (17 year old Umbrella Movement Hong Kong student leader),
Mohamed Bouazizi (his self-immolation was the catalyst for Arab Spring)…
Marco Polo (Venetians did not believe his description about Chinese paper money was real),
Joan of Arc (was burnt at the stake),
Galileo (was imprisoned for proving that the Earth is not the center of the Universe)…
Robert Chaen (50% clients oppose his change initiatives even after paying his services, many Malaysians and foreigners don’t believe Bounce Back Malaysia can unite Malaysians to spread kindness and to bounce back as a better, loving Malaysia after a disastrous 2014)

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___________________________________________________________Robert’s ViewAs #1 Change Expert, my research reveals that 70% of all change initiatives FAIL, and 50% of all levels of staff are resistance to changes.

Change initiatives fail mainly because of 5 factors:

1. Lack of buy in  2. No sense of urgency  3. No matching new skillsets to affect changes  4. No mindset changes or new culture change through training and development  5. No internal team of Change Agents to implement and advocate the right changes.

The progression of change response:
When some people oppose my initiative, I know that I’m on a right path.
When some key people (i.e. media, CEOs, celebrities, VIPs, ministers) publicly endorse my initiative, I know that the public will buy in and it’ll reach a critical mass of movement when nothing can stop the idea of the initiative.
When many small groups openly oppose my initiative, I know that positive changes are noticeably happening and it’s ruffling feathers.


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Robert Chaen

Global CEO-Founder of ChangeU and Movsha Movers & Shakers, Hero-CEO Whisperer, Writer, The #1 Alpha Change Expert, Father of Asian FireWalking Robert Chaen is an International Keynote Speaker, writer, researcher, and corp games designer. He is famously known to be the “Hero-CEO Whisperer”, 1-on1 coaching with many CEOs and Celebrities for corporate strategies, staff & office political issues, personal branding, and even public figure OSHA safety drilling called Drager Defense. He has transformed CEOs and managers in Coca-Cola China, TVB Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airport Services, VADS, TM, Public Bank, Auditor General's Office Maldives, etc. He is the prolific creator and online Author of innovative management tools such as DragonCEO, Diamond Leader, Papillon Personal Effectiveness, OSHA Drager Defense, KPI Bank, etc. He is also the Founder of Movsha, an international networking with monthly mingles with MOVers & SHAkers, Angels, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Celebrities, HR-PR-CSR, HODs, and the Most Influential IDEA people. ​Chaen is widely considered as one of the top International Platform Keynote Speakers for Resorts World Genting Senior Management Conference (Manila), 7-Eleven HK, Samsung, Coca-Cola China Mini-MBA @Tsing Hua University, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Jockey Club, The Story Conference where he interviewed Datuk Kamarudin (Chairman of AirAsia) and Siti Nurhaliza. He has been widely featured in TVB, AWSJ, CNBC, SCMP, The Star, and Sin Chew. As “The Father of Asian FireWalking”, he coached TVB celebrities (Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin) to walk on 650°C fire; and raised HK$68M in the world’s 1st and only live TV Charity FireWalk (TVB Tung Wah Charity Show), before Tony Robbins even came to Asia. If Robert can get you to walk on 650⁰C fire, he can inspire you to be THE BEST. He champions CN-HK-EU-US Tycoons to be philanthropic, and to be angel investors to support the next generation of Jack Mas, Steve Jobs, Richard Bransons, Steven Spielbergs, or Barrack Obamas. With some slick motivational speakers with fake doctorates out there, graduates often describe Robert to be "the most credible, empowering, truthful Coach" who believe in his graduates to believe in themselves. ​However, clients have described Robert as "The #1 Cool Badass Alpha Change Expert". He has the coolest first class stature, rapport and trust from clients. He will not hesitate to tell the badass truth ever so gently because clients are paying him big bucks to reveal the truth, find solutions, persuade the hostile HODs, and align cross-teams within the organization. Originally based in Hong Kong for 20+ years, he had worked with top Branding/Ad agencies at J Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett, and was a certified FranklinCovey (7 Habits) in USA, and NLP MasterCoach (USA). His warmth is known to soften the most hardened, resistant sceptics. He will inspire your team to Go for Top 1, or to be a Dragon CEO. With boundless energies, Robert owns 15+ successful business Joint-Ventures, and created unique products under his global VC network called Chaen's Angels VC. He is deeply passionate about ChangeUTH Youth CSR, Science-Based Medicine (vs. quackery), short films and Reality TV. Touched by a personal tragedy through the loss of his HK-born Portuguese wife, co-coach and business partner, Brenda José of 18 years, Robert explores the many ways in which the spirit world is communicating with the living with real scientific studies and evidence. He gives inspiring conferences on The Secret Afterlife.

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