An accessibility and inclusion advocate who travels the world, speaking to thousands of senior leaders about the importance of diversity and inclusivity.
Yat has been featured on CBC, Global News, CTV, California Connect, WorkBC, Small Business BC, Surrey Board of Trade, The Province, Ottawa Citizen, Business Wire, Tourism Vancouver Island, College of the Rockies, Xinhua, SFU, Fairchild TV, and many more. He connects with his social media following through Let There Be Ears on YouTube and engages through webinars.
Husband to his beautiful wife Angela and a recent parent of a new furry friend, Snow, Yat’s passion is to remove the stigma from hiring people with disabilities and inspire people to overcome every visible or invisible disability.
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From Humble Beginnings to Remarkable Achievements: Trace the Path of Yat's Extraordinary Life Journey
Born in Hong Kong, Yat was not accepted into mainstream schools due to his disability. Seen as an outcast, schools were hesitant to enroll him as hearing and speaking was an issue. In hopes to seek better education opportunities, Yat's parents immigrated to Canada while he was at the age of 5. Despite numerous challenges, Yat faced adversity and rose upon it to find purpose in his life.
Prior to the pandemic, Yat leveraged speaking opportunities working with previous employers at conferences and workshops. During the pandemic, he started Let There Be Ears on YouTube and explored self-disclosure on video. Thousands of people follow the channel and Yat has found a new meaning to remove stigma from hiring people with disabilities in the workplace.
Hear Yat Out. Let's break barriers together! When we work together, we can inspire and develop actionable solutions to increase financial targets, improve staff retention and elevate inclusion in your workplace today.
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