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start with green - be the leaders

The ‘shell’

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Do you notice the youth has much potential but is locked in a ‘shell’! I used to be one!

‘It is impossible. Be realistic’ - that’s what I was told when I was a kid when I shared about my dream of going abroad to open my mind. Some called me ‘abnormal kid’, some called me ‘stubborn kid’. Lots of labels put on me.

I decided to keep silent. I was a silent kid till I finished my high school. Just isolating myself, going to class, studying and going home. No speaking in public or in a social group meeting. Just silent.

I was in a silent shell to protect myself from what people told me.

Thankfully, the shell was broken when I entered university thanks to the supportive environment I was in. With that I could transform a silent kid to become a loving-talking engineer then now an international writer/trainer in personal and leadership areas.

The more I go, the more I see more ‘shells’ hold the youth from being their best. Either the ‘shell’ of scared of judgment or being themselves or being heard or being able to speak in public.

If the ‘shells’ are broken, their full potential will be unleashed. I believe and I know how to help them!

“Start With Green” to help youth when they are most vulnerable or “green”. What’s more, I also firmly believe in the planet stewardship mindfulness notion of “green” which is the responsible care of our planet, our environment.

It can take years to break the ‘shell’ built during the ‘green’ period of a child! It took me almost 10 years to do that!

About the program

Start WIth Green equips “green” humans with everything they need, at this most tender moment in life, to maximize their chances of success, in the context of, and using teaching activities that promote environmental responsibility for the society and world we live in.

In the upcoming event 28th Oct, our key messages are:

  • Every child matters

  • Every child can be a confident leader

  • Every child can be a leader in innovating and saving the environment

what do you learn?

Our half-day workshop offers different hands-on team-work based activities where participants research and create new products based on used materials to solve particular current environmental issues in the world in general and Vietnam in particular. By doing it, participants develop essential 7Cs leadership capabilities needed in 21st century - Confidence, Communication, Creativity, Collaboration, Critical thinking problem solving, Commitment, Compassion

(Learn more about why’s 7Cs by clicking here)

We also intergrate Spark!lab innovation process to support the invention process of participants: Think it, Explore it, Sketch it, Create it, Try it. Tweak it, Sell it.

This season on 28th Oct we will make bags from banners!

We deeply integrate into our soft-skills/mindset training the importance of being mindful of the Earth.



We offer 3 choices:

  • 10 free tickets (100% scholarship)

  • 10 tickets with 50% scholarship: 200k/person/half-day

  • Without scholarships, children also can join with 500k/person/half-day

(Limited scholarships are available via needs-based assessment in the following form).



  • First round: Attending the program 28th Oct

  • Studying the whole program in Nov

Registration process


  • Fill up the form below

  • Once you fill up the form, you will receive an email of confirmation within 24hours

  • You will received the results 3 days before the program starts

  • During the meantime, you can visit to attend other events


  • Chosen candidates will be informed the venue information 5 days before the event starts

Name *
(only accepted 10-16 year old students)
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You will be able to attend the program on 28th Oct 2018 if selected *


Facilitator Jen Vuhuong (author/founder/trainer of Be the Leaders, Cspeaking gym, Hanoi entrepreneur community): Best Prize awards of 2 Masters degrees (Msc Innovation Management in the UK; Msc Business Innovation and Technology Management in Spain) with top world scholarships Erasmus and Chevening; engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunication in ‘Bach Khoa’ university in Vietnam; winner of International Speaking contest in Malaysia and Vietnam; top-selling book writer in Amazon; winner of Public speaking contest in the US Embassy in 2018; founder of ‘Start with Green’ which is inspired by Vietnam challenge for our environment program of the US Embassy. Jen also has almost 10-year experience in personal and leadership development empowering  more than 10,000 people over 10 countries. (Read more)

Jen team includes dedicated passionate members Hoa, Giang, Tran Trang and talented young volunteers – Ha, Hieu Minh, Nguyet, Bach.

Once you decide to fully take responsibility for your life - be the leader of your life - you open the door of accessing to your full potential, you truly live.
— The founder -Jen Vuhuong

what people said about our PROGRAM?

Thank you so much, Jen VuHuong. My girl is really inspired with full energy to get out of her shell. I am also inspired by her empowered voice this late afternoon after being with you.
It helps her tremendously to define who she wants to be❤️ the plan she made after being with you really touched my heart.
Love you so much.
— Mother of Nguyet
Jen is a naturally gifted speaker. Her passion and interest in developing leadership potential in individual is second to none. She’s committed to deliver the most value for her clients. We worked together on a couple of “Empowering You” seminars and I was impressed by her ability to build rapport with the audience and to keep the energy high throughout the day. If you have the opportunity, I highly suggest you attend one of her seminar.
— — Allen Blackwell, Transformation Director, Mentor & NLP Trainer
If your mind’s in a whirl, or you have any problems, situations or feelings which you don’t understand or can’t cope with, I urge you to go to see Jen for wise guidance on how to move forward
— Marketing director, Jeremy Fraser
I have attended several workshops of international trainers, but it is the first time that I have felt myself in each second during your workshop without any distraction. Thanks for your sharing that empowers us to be courageous to be ourselves.
— Leo Vu, Istart