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How I Built It - With Helen Yee 

"How I Built It"

Episode 100

with Helen Yee, Co-Founder of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine (AIAM)

Adam welcomes Helen Yee, co-founder and CFO of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine (AIAM) for another installment of How I Built It. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Columbus, Helen knew she wanted to be a business owner from a young age having grown up in her family's Chinese restaurant.

While becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist and founding AIAM 1990, Helen also had great success as a martial artist. A third-degree black belt in Taekwondo, Helen competed nationally and internationally, and is a two-time National gold medalist, and was selected as an alternate for the 1988 US Olympic Team. She competed on the U.S. Taekwondo team in 1990, earning a silver medal in the 1st Women’s World Cup Taekwondo in Madrid, Spain.

Learn more about her martial arts training has impacted her perspective on her business and her life, including things like:

  • What ignited her entrepreneurial fire

  • The transition to becoming a business owner and the challenges she face getting started

  • The best and worst parts about running and growing her business

  • What has kept her from failing during tough times 

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