Achievements & Accomplishments

About Dr. Tae Yun Kim           (KOREAN 한글)

Born Lunar New Year, Jan. 1, 1946 (Solar calendar: Feb. 2, 1946), Kimcheon, Gyeongsangbukdo Province

  • Chairman & CEO, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions
  • Founder, Martial Art of Jung SuWon
  • Founder, TYK Foundation
  • CEO, TYK Fashions
  • International Author
  • TV Talk Show Host, Tae Yun Kim Show
  • Honorary Ph.D. in Business Administration, Sook Myung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea, 2003
  • Honorary Commander, U.S. Air Force, Travis AFB
  • Prior, Ambassador, Knight Chevalier, Grand Dame, and Grand Officer, Imperial Orders of Constantine the Great and of Saint Helen

ACHIEVEMENTS & RECOGNITION, USA

  • Susan B. Anthony Award, Vermont, 1985
  • Honorary Ambassador for State University of New York (SUNY) in Korea, 2012
  • Honorary Commander for U.S. Air Force, 2012
  • Humanitarian Award, Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame, 2012
  • Winner, Women of Distinction award, Technology, San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2005
  • California Legislature, Woman of the Year, 2002
  • YWCA’s Tribute to Women and Industry Award, 2002
  • Women of Achievement Award (The Women’s Fund), Sports, 1991 and Corporate, 2002
  • Award of Recognition, presented by Herald Tribune, MBC, Joong Ang Il Bo, Korea Times & KEMS TV, 2011
  • Given title of “Her Excellency” as Prior for Northern California, Grand Officer and Ambassador to South Korea, Japan & China in the Imperial Orders of Constantine the Great and of St. Helen, 2011
  • Knighted as Chevalier &  Grand Dame in Orders of Constantine the Great & of St. Helen, 2009
  • Inducted into the Official TaeKwonDo Hall of Fame; received Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009
  • Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, ranked the #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, East Bay Business Times & San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2006
  • Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, ranked the #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, East Bay Business Times & San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2005
  • Grand Prize & Regional Winner of California Chamber of Commerce’s “Simply Essential Success Stories” contest for the most innovative business leader in California, 2004
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, World Sports Center, Los Angeles, 2011
  • Award of Merit, Imperial Orders of Constantine the Great & of St. Helen, 2009
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Taekwondo Hall of Fame, 2009
  • Certificate of Recognition, Korean American Chamber of Commerce, U.S.A., June 2008
  • Chairperson and Host for the historic visit of the North Korean National Taekwondo Demonstration Team, San Francisco, October 2007
  • Grand Marshal for the 14th Korean American Olympic Festival, San Francisco, July 2007
  • Best of Show, CleanRooms Contamination Control Technology Conference, Boston, MA, 2006
  • Certificate of Recognition, 8th Women’s Health Forum, 2005
  • Best of Show, CleanRooms Contamination Control Technology Conference & Exhibition, 2005
  • Life Story included in book, Unstoppable Women by Cynthia Kersey, 2005
  • Certificate of Honor for promoting good will between Korea & the U.S., Board of Supervisors, City & County of San Francisco, 2004
  • Shining Star Career Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievements, Korean American Women’s Conference, 2004
  • Best Solution to a Problem (Lighthouse), Attendees’ Choice Award, SEMICON West 2003
  • Portrayed in “Culture Clash in AmeriCCa” by nationally acclaimed group, Culture Clash, 2003
  • Inducted into the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame, Las Vegas, 2002
  • Commendation by City of San Jose for Service to the Community, 2002
  • Certificate of Honor, City and County of San Francisco, by the Mayor of San Francisco, 2001
  • Businessperson of the Year Award, Korean American Chamber of Commerce, Silicon Valley, 1998
  • Tae Yun Kim Day, Silicon Valley, February 2, 1998
  • Recipient of honorary keys to many US cities
  • Many More…

KEYNOTE & FEATURE LECTURES and MEDIA APPEARANCES, North America

  • Keynote Speaker, Korean Students’ Association of Canada, Career Conference: Colour Your Path, Ryerson, Univ., Toronto, Canada, February 2012
  • Keynote Speaker, Secrets of Business Success, Toronto, Canada, 2012
  • Feature Speaker, TaeKwonDo Times 30th Anniversary Event, Cedar Rapids, IA, May 2011
  • Feature Speaker, Master’s Way Demonstration, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011
  • Keynote Speaker & Demonstration, NowRoz Festival, Great America, Santa Clara, CA, April 2010
  • Feature Lecture, Future Memories Seminar, CA, January 2010
  • Keynote Speaker & Demonstration, U.S. Women’s Expo, CA, June 2009
  • Keynote Speaker, IndoAmerican Community Federation, Unity Dinner, March 2009
  • Keynote Speaker, Women’s Health Forum, National Hispanic University, 2005 & 2008
  • Keynote Speaker, 150th Celebration of the Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Signing at the Warm Springs Native American Indian Reservation, Oregon, 2005
  • Keynote Speaker, African American Health Summit, 2005
  • Keynote Speech, United Nations World Environment Day, San Francisco, CA, 2005
  • Featured Speaker, Inspirational Role Model Day, Irvington High School, 2004
  • Keynote Speaker, IndoAmerican Community Federation, Unity Dinner 2004
  • Keynote Speaker, Third Annual Korean American Women Conference, New York, 2004
  • Keynote Speaker, Centennial Celebration of Korean Immigration National Gala, Washington, DC, 2003
  • Featured Speaker, 5th Annual Summit for Women, San Francisco, 2003
  • Keynote Speaker, US TaeKwonDoWon National Tournament, San Francisco, 2003
  • Keynote Speaker & Presenter, African American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame, 2003
  • Keynote Speaker, IndoAmerican Community Federation, Unity Dinner 2002
  • Keynote Speaker, NAACP Prayer Breakfast, Sacramento, CA, 2002
  • Featured Speaker, 4th Annual Summit for Women, San Francisco, 2001
  • Keynote Speaker, Martin Luther King Academic School Women’s Summit, 2001
  • Keynote Speaker, Kaiser Permanente Annual Giving Campaign, United Way, 2001
  • Featured guest on the Crook & Chase Talk Show on TNN, 1999
  • Featured guest on The Howie Mandel Show, 1998
  • Featured Speaker, Mastermind Convention, The Peoples Network, Dallas Convention Center, 1997
  • Keynote Speaker, Symposium for Health Workers, Stanford University, 1997
  • Keynote Speaker, Indian Professional Business Women Conference, 1997
  • Many more…

ACHIEVEMENTS & RECOGNITION, KOREA

  • Advisor to Gyeongsangbuk-Do Province in South Korea for International Cooperation, 2000 – 2016
  • Selected as “One of the Most Successful Koreans who Bring Hope to Korea” by Kyunghyang Daily News, 2001
  • Hope of the Country of Korea, President Kim Dae Jung
  • Life story portrayed in 40-day live broadcast on KBS Radio International, 2002
  • Hwang Hee Culture & Art Prize (similar to the Nobel Peace Prize), Seoul, Korea, 2002
  • Many more…

KEYNOTE & FEATURE LECTURES and MEDIA APPEARANCES, INTERNATIONAL

  • SungShin Women’s University, 2012
  • Keynote Speaker at Central Force for National Defense Korean Army Base, 2012
  • Can Do Now Lecture at Immanuel Church, Seoul, Korea, 2012
  • Lecture at SBC Youth Entrepreneurship Program, Ansan, Korea, 2012
  • Lecture at Seoul Music High School, 2012
  • Featured Speaker at HIM Cultural Magazine event at National Assembly, Seoul Korea, 2012
  • Featured Speaker at SUNY, Korea Autumn Festival, 2012
  • Special Lecture, Korea Military Academy, 2011
  • SBS TV special program Documentary, 2011
  • Keynote Speaker for Yukju Educational Foundation, Gyeongsan, 2011
  • Keynote Speaker, Sangju Educational Forum, Sangju, 2011
  • Human Documentary, KBS-America, 2009
  • Neverending Story, “The Return of the Hope of Korea”, Documentary, MBC TV, 2008
  • Keynote Speaker, 21st Century Women’s CEO Association, Seoul, Korea, 2004
  • Keynote Speaker, Orientation of Incoming Freshmen, Sook Myung University, 2004
  • Special Entertainment feature on TV Tokyo, Japan, October, 2004
  • Keynote Speaker, National College of Physical Education & Sports, Taiwan, 2003
  • Motivational Speech, Wen Shan Women’s Center, Taiwan, 2003
  • Keynote Speaker, Chief Doctors and Administration, Mackay Hospital, Taiwan, 2003
  • Keynote Speech, Taiwan Covenant Church, Taiwan, 2003
  • 3 Day TV Special, Can Do Show, MBC TV, 2001
  • Keynote Speaker, Fed. of Korea Industries & Int’l Mgmt Institute, Int’l CEO Forum, Cheju, 2001
  • Keynote Speaker for Opening Ceremonies of Seoul Int’l Computer Fair, Digital Expo Korea, 2001
  • Keynote Speaker for Korea Human Development Institute Management seminar, 2001
  • Keynote Speaker for Lecture at Provincial Government Office, Gangwan-do, 2001
  • Keynote Speaker for Worldwide Managers Meeting, Coreana Cosmetic Company, 2001
  • Featured Guest, KBS International Radio program, 40 day documentary of life story, 2001
  • Keynote Speaker for Executive Management Meeting, Samsung Corning, 2001
  • Keynote Speaker for College of Business & Economics at Yonsei University, 2001
  • SBS TV, Good Morning Show, KBS Newsline Special, and MBN News Special, 2001
  • Arirang TV, Happy Station Show, 2001
  • Jeju MBC lecture TV Special, 2001
  • Keynote speaker for Lecture at Cho Dal Chung, Public Procurement Service, Taejon, 2001
  • Keynote speaker for Lecture & book signing at Incheon Soong Duk High School, 2001
  • Keynote speaker for Lecture at Jinju City Hall, 2001
  • Keynote speaker for Lecture at R.O.K. Air University, Taejon, 2001
  • Keynote Speaker for Lecture at Seoul Metropolitan City Government, 2001
  • Keynote speaker for Lecture at Gyeongsangbuk-Do City Hall, 2001
  • Keynote speaker for Lecture at Sejong University, 2001
  • Keynote Speaker for Management & Medical Professionals at Cheil Hospital, 1996
  • Keynote Speaker for Managers at Sang-A Pharmaceutical, 1996
  • Many more…

PUBLIC & COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
  • Save the Children
  • City Team Ministries
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Christian Children’s Fund
  • International Orphanages
  • San Jose Family Shelter
  • American Cancer Society, “Relay for Life”
  • International SOS Children’s Village
  • Safe House for Women & Children
  • Battered Women’s Shelter
  • Special Olympics
  • Inner City Games/After School All Stars
  • Professional Women in Business Association
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Elderly Retirement Center of Vermont
  • Tri-Cities Children’s Group
  • San Jose Rehabilitation and Correctional Center
  • Father John’s Homeless Shelter of San Jose
  • Adolescent Residential Center (ARC) Program
  • Many more…

AUTHOR & INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE

BESTSELLER BOOKS

  • Seven Steps to Inner Power (translated into 15 different languages)
  • Seven Steps to Inner Power Workbook
  • Seven Steps to Inner Power Book audio/CD
  • The Silent Master: Using Your Inner Power
  • The First Element: Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy
  • They Call Me Success (Korean)
  • Golden Key of the CEO (Chinese version of They Call Me Success)

INTERNATIONAL NEWS & MEDIA

  • UNITED STATES: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN Headlines, KTSF, KCBS, WABC, New Dimensions Radio, and many more…
  • GERMANY: ProSiebenTV
  • EUROPE
  • KOREA: KBS (Human documentary), MBC (Can Do Show, 3 day special), MBC (Never Ending Story), KBS, SBS (Special Documentary), YTN, MBN, ArirangTV, KBS Radio1 (40 day life story documentary, Voice of Freedom message to North Korea)
  • JAPAN: TV Tokyo
  • Many more…

FEATURE MAGAZINE & NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

  • New York Times
  • Seattle Times
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Miami Herald
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • USA Today
  • Body Mind Spirit
  • Health World (Cover)
  • Fitness Magazine
  • Hankuk Hwabo – Pictorial Journal of Korea (Cover)
  • New World
  • American Fitness (Cover)
  • Korea Daily News
  • CEO Magazine
  • ELLE
  • San Francisco Examiner
  • Chicago Post
  • The Business Journal
  • The Argus
  • San Francisco Business Times
  • Myself Magazine (Cover)
  • Tae Kwon Do Times (5 covers)
  • Inside Karate Magazine
  • Star
  • Asian Week
  • Faces International
  • Weekly Morning Korean News
  • Wirtschaftswoche
  • Taipei Times
  • Many more…