Being the CEO of Spa Esprit Group, Singaporean businesswomen Cynthia Chua has built a multitude of brands under her belt. We speak to the lifestyle mogul about being in her (literal) shoes and the places her footwear has taken her.
What do you consider your biggest achievement to date?
Personally – to be able to have the freedom to do what I am passionate about and lead a happy life. The power of having a vision and able to move along and achieving it one after another; be it small or big is what made me happy.
Professionally – to have come from a spa and beauty background to be able to garner a foothold in the restaurant business and create brands I love gives me a sense of satisfaction.
What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being catapulted into a foreign city and managing 60 staff from scratch, without any support and knowledge of the city!
What are your go-to shoes for a surefire boost of confidence?
My current favourite is a pair of off-beat green velvet platform shoes that gives the height and stability. It goes with any clothes you wear.