Toan Lam

About Toan Lam

Toan Lam, the creator of is living proof that inspiration and hope trumps the unfortunate situations many of us face today. After nearly 10 years of television industry experience, both in-front and behind-the camera reporting in San Francisco as well as ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates around the country and California Heartland, a statewide, syndicated PBS magazine show, he was laid off from his major market news gig. Toan decided to stop his job search and combine his journalism chops and gift of connecting with people, to help his community. That experience led him to create a website featuring inspirational videos via a YouTube channel. At the end of the videos, there are resource links where viewers can go to help the featured people. His goal: To help everyone discover their power and inspire them to use their power (their resources and talents) to help others. When Toan is not on TV, he is blogging about his website content for the Huffington Post's Living and Impact Sections. Additionally, he is sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience as an adjunct professor, teaching on-camera talent and production classes at the University of San Francisco (his alma mater) and the Academy of Art. Toan is also a member of the Asian American Journalists' Association.
Author Archive | Toan Lam

Starting 2012 in a Funk? Diluting Your Inner Debbie Downer

There’s a lot to be grateful for in life. Just look around you. Look inside yourself. Since the start of 2012, I’ve received several calls from friends – and met up with one who I will call JC – who are rich on so many levels, but live in a mental state of poverty. The […]

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The Power Of The Handwritten Word

  This first blog of 2012 for Go Inspire Go was inspired by my favorite feature reporter, CBS’s Steve Hartman and a story he produced that my multimedia consultant, Denise Poon sent me: Enjoy! I hope this inspires you to use the power of penmanship and gratitude in 2012.

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Surprising Secret Santa Movement

If you’re feeling down this holiday season, here’s a surefire pick-me-up to lift your spirits. Just Google Secret Santa Kmart and see the brimming news of a philanthropic phenomenon that has spread across America. I love surreptitious surprises and movements of kindness, so I couldn’t help but get the chills after reading personal accounts of peoples’ stories […]

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Gifts That Give Back: Gift of Compassion & Education, Help Us Send 62 Kids to School in Haiti

This week on Intentblog, we will be featuring 1-2 new blog posts a day that will give you ideas for gifts that give back this holiday season: charities you can donate to, products you can buy that give back to worthy causes, and more. This holiday season, Toan Lam of Go Inspire Go wants you […]

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Sparking Kindness with Socks. GIG Spark: Technology + Storytelling = Action

Who doesn’t love socks? They’re warm, fuzzy and for the most part, inexpensive — unless your phalanges are of the fabulous kind. As a journalist, I’ve covered many stories about homeless people — and guess what? Socks nearly top their wish lists. With that said, GoInspireGo is excited to share our first GIG Spark submission. Way to go and […]

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Socrates Spoke: Riding Out Fear

For one full minute I want you to sit down (preferably in silence) and think about what you have accomplished in your career thus far. Now ask yourself, “Is my life any more meaningful?” If the answer is yes, you’re luckier than many people I know. Recently, I’ve been talking with a lot of people […]

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Steve Jobs Inspired More Than Technology

Many of us remember Steve Jobs as a technological visionary — a modern day Edison. But aside from his inventions and accolades, he seemed to be a man with very inspiring and insightful views. In this Stanford commencement speech, Jobs poignantly shares three stories or life-defining moments in his 56-year journey and the knowledge he garnered from his experiences. 

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Happy Social Good Day (And Week)! How You Can Take Action…

 I whole heartedly believe that everyone has the power to make positive change in someone’s life or in your community

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London Riots Won Over by a Nation of Tea Lovers

What happens after your life has been threatened and in danger and you’ve successfully run to safety?

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Three Steps to Generosity and How It Benefits YOU!

When was the last time you gave unconditionally – with no strings attached? What about receiving with gratitude for the abundance in your life?

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