Shuai Chen

Shuai Chen

Founder, CEO, Chief Puzzle Officer @ Gr8er Good Games/Patchwork Adventures

New York, NY

My Role

<p>My company hosts virtual team building events and we&#x27;ve been doing it since 2017. We&#x27;re still quite small of a company so I get to do a little bit of everything: setting direction, hiring and firing facilitators, training and onboarding, finances and taxes, sales and marketing, partnerships. On the day-to-day, I&#x27;m kind of like an air traffic controller, connecting our clients with our facilitators and making sure everyone has the tools and information to have an amazing time playing together.</p>

What I love most about my role

<p>I get to work with the most talented, amazing actors, facilitators and team members. I&#x27;m honestly dumbstruck at how great everyone on my team is and how willing they are to pull up their sleeves and help me in random tasks/projects. Every time I get to watch one of their performances, I&#x27;m amazed at how brilliant my team is and how I could never do what they do.</p>

How I define success

<p>I see life as a resource management game. Success to me is to have lived an honestly good life where I&#x27;ve improved the lives of those around me. Success is being happy about what I have and always learning and growing. Success is being able to surround myself with amazing people who inspire me every day.</p>

The best piece of business advice I ever received was

<p>When you don&#x27;t put yourself out there, you&#x27;re basically saying no to yourself. Whether this is for sales, marketing or for networking. If you don&#x27;t reach out and ask, then how will people know you&#x27;re out there?</p>

What would I tell my younger self

<p>There&#x27;s no one path to life. Pick what&#x27;s right for you and enjoy the journey.</p>

What 2B Bolder mean to me

<p>I love what 2B Bolder is doing to empower women and tell stories of success. I know when I was little girl, there weren&#x27;t that many powerful, amazing, inspiring women to look up to and emulate. I never ever thought about owning my own business, it just wasn&#x27;t in the realm of possibilities. </p>

Years of Experience

11

I recommend you focus on developing these 3 skills to succeed in a role like mine

<p>Perpetual curiosity: I learn quickly and I&#x27;m always looking to learn more ideas, information and skills</p><p>Community building and building moments of authentic connection</p><p>Context switching: I hop from one task to another quickly</p>