By Cindy Chin, CLC Advisors, LLC CEO

“Dare to make yourself an example of the best of man’s humanity to man and watch the world change around you.”Luong Ung

I credit Oprah Winfrey and her work for helping me get started. No, I have never met Oprah in person, but I have met her best friend Gayle King and handed her my card while enthusing about my own Oprah experience during a “Live Your Best Life” conference during a time when I was searching for myself, my next career steps and that “Ah ha! moment” in the City by the Bay a decade ago in the first tech bust. What Oprah did best than anyone else was the spotlight. She shined her spotlight on people who otherwise wouldn’t have spotlights to be seen. She told the stories, gave them voices and let us see their faces.

I think of all the people who have shared their stories and listened to mine as we build this company or careers, some of which who are reading this post today. As entrepreneurs, you learn to find business partners who help shine their spotlights on what you are doing to help you get on your way and return the favor in full or more. As employees in a large company, we often get lost in the mix and search for those more meaningful tasks or projects that put us on the map, slightly above others in our peer circles and ways to channel our personal motivations.

Sometimes it’s the other way around, particularly if you are building a client base or implementing a strategy for new business. In this digital age, clients and employers are looking for your personal spotlights to reach business goals. Whatever the reasons have the courage to shine your own spotlights onto your endeavors and those around you. Collectively, it brings attention to the important things that are being done and the  problems being solved. The world lights up and the rest of us are no longer finding our way in the dark, living our best lives.

Create change. Make an impact.

The London Symphony Orchestra 2012-13 Season

Golden opportunities

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
– Anatole France

Here at CLC Advisors, LLC and our team at The Adventures of Paul and Marian, we recognize the importance of help and support from our colleagues, friends and families in the independent film process. Collectively they make a huge impact. We could not have finished our project without the assistance of film students from SUNY/Purchase on our sets. One of our generous friends has an amazing opportunity for an up and coming film student. It is our turn to return the favor. We wanted to pass this opportunity on to our friends, colleagues, and supporters while helping another friend along the way. The deadline is a fast one: TOMORROW!

Opportunity for a high school senior or a college student with extensive film making, movie and editing experience to travel to Thailand and shoot a simple documentary. All expenses paid dates are March 8-18. If interested please send your bio, 3 examples of your work and 4 references with addresses and phone numbers we can verify. Submission deadline is Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

Create change. Make an impact.

Film set of The Adventures of Paul and Marian     © 2012 The Adventures of Paul and Marian

The London Symphony Orchestra 2012/2013 New Season Films

CLC Advisors, LLC CEO Cindy Chin was one of the individuals highlighted in The London Symphony Orchestra‘s 2012-2013 New Season Film Shoot at Teddington Studios in London on Sunday, January 15, 2011. Approximately 25 music lovers including musicians from The LSO were filmed in the shoot.

LSO players in the film shoot included violinist Maxine Kwok-Adams, cellist Jennie Brown, double-bassist Matt Gibson, trumpet player Gerald Ruddock and percussionist David Jackson. The film highlighted several people’s personal experiences with The London Symphony around the world, including the players. Ms. Chin was the only American in the film and spoke of the importance of music and her personal experiences of hearing the LSO, first in feature films and then live in concert during the LSO’s tours to the United States.

The film shoot was produced by The London Symphony Orchestra and Tommy Pearson of Red Ted Productions Ltd., Lighting Design by Bernie Davis of TV Lighting Design, Ltd. and cameras by Richard Stevenson of One Box Television. Still photographs taken by Julie Edwards of Julie Edwards Photography.

The television, film, print and digital media campaign will be launched at the end of February 2012 in the UK, the internet, and all around London. Have a look the next time you’re in the London Underground stations and on the London Symphony Orchestra website

About The London Symphony Orchestra
The London Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading orchestras. Since its formation in 1904, it has always attracted excellent players from all over the world, many of whom have flourishing solo, chamber music and teaching careers alongside their orchestral work.

The LSO’s roster of soloists and conductors is second to none, including LSO President Sir Colin Davis, Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev, André Previn as Conductor Laureate, and Daniel Harding and Michael Tilson Thomas as Principal Guest Conductors. Bernard Haitink, Pierre Boulez and Sir Simon Rattle are also regular guests.