As Cambodian refugees, Vuthy Kuon, pronounced “wood-TEE kwan,” and his family quickly learned to appreciate what little they had. Growing up in poverty made him and his siblings strive hard to succeed in order to help their parents.
Heralded as “one of the best speakers we've ever had,” by planners and audiences alike, Vuthy Kuon has been captivating spectators young and old, using motivational stories, humor, and art. His unique style infuses public speaking with energy and drama. He adds his own personal story of a Cambodian refugee coming to America with nothing to becoming CEO of his own successful publishing company, Providence Publishing, to his speeches.
Kuon has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX television promoting his work as an author, illustrator, and public speaker. He has spoken at hundreds of schools and conferences, entertaining hundreds and thousands of children and adults across the nation. His accomplishments also include the publication of over sixteen books, being an award-winning photographer, and a current professional member of NSA.
Inspired at the Rhode Island School of Design, Kuon is now most recognized for his work in children's books. However, his talents have also been showcased as a cartoonist, designer, and photographer. He resides in Houston, Texas, and enjoys spending his time creating and inspiring people with his stories and art. For more information, go to www.vuthykuon.com.