Katharine Chan

Katharine Chan

Author, Writer

Expertise

Health care, Mental Health, Women's Health

Education

Simon Fraser University

Highlights

I wear my heart on my sleeve but it’s been a journey to be able to identify and manage those feelings, not just show them on my face. My mission is to empower others to talk about their emotions despite growing up in a culture that hid them.

— Katharine Chan

Experience

Katharine is the author of three books (How To Deal With Asian Parents, A Brutally Honest Dating Guide and A Straight Up Guide to a Happy and Healthy Marriage) and the creator of 60 Feelings To Feel: A Journal To Identify Your Emotions.

She has over 15 years of experience working in British Columbia's healthcare system, leading patient safety incident investigations, quality and systems improvement projects, and change management initiatives within mental health, emergency health services, and women's health. 

Her expertise in facilitating, storytelling, coaching, and promoting tough and honest conversations provides the foundation for her site, Sum (心,♡) on Sleeve

She covers a variety of topics including parenting, relationships, personal development, culture, health, and wellness.

Education

Katharine received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and her master’s degree in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University.

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