Cindy joined the Hoffman Kelly team in July 2023 as a client manager. We sat down with Cindy to learn a little bit more about her outside of the office.

If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Soul Surfer.

The movie is based on the true story of surfer Bethany Hamilton.Bethany Hamilton, played by AnnaSophia Robb, is a talented young surfer who loses her left arm in a shark attack. Despite this traumatic event, she remains determined to return to the sport she loves and ultimately achieves remarkable success as a professional surfer. It portrays Hamilton’s incredible resilience and determination to overcome adversity. The film emphasizes her unwavering spirit, as she refuses to be defined by her disability and continues to pursue her passion for surfing.

“Soul Surfer” is an inspiring story that highlights the power of perseverance, courage, and resilience in the face of life-altering challenges. No matter what we are facing, no matter how hard it is to achieve your goal, if only you don’t give up, there is always a way.

Who is your inspiration?  

My uncle.

He is a person with personal charm who is running a very successful business. His genuine and friendly nature, coupled with a confident yet humble attitude, allows him to effortlessly connect with others and leave a positive and lasting impression.

He inspires me not only because of his success, but also his resilient spirit after he got seriously sick. All families and friends feel so sad and feel sorry for him when knowing the bad news. But he never loses his sense of humour and always tries to comfort families and friends with his humour, and he never gives up hope, always keeps positive, and even tries to work as much as he can after the medical treatment.

Not many people can be like him, who is struggling to survive and still showing his care to people around him. He not only inspires me but also a lot of people around him.

What song never fails to make you sing your heart out in the car?

‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri.

The lyrics and melody of “A Thousand Years” are deeply emotional, expressing themes of enduring love, devotion, and the passage of time. This emotional depth resonates making the song relatable and heartfelt.

What is your favourite part of your job?

Assisting clients, and helping them deal with their problems. I enjoy helping clients to solve problems because I find fulfilment in making a positive impact on others’ lives.

Who is your favourite author/book?

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Because of his unparalleled ability to craft immersive and intricate fantasy worlds that resonate deeply with me.

What did you want to be when you were 6?

Wonder Woman. That’s because my Chinese name pronunciation sounds like Wonder Woman in meaning. All my friends call me “Wonder Woman” because I always try to support them, protect them and encourage them. So, I thought I should always be their Wonder Woman when I was 6.

What’s been your best memory at HK?

Top tree challenges. When I was stuck in the middle of the zip line, all my colleagues on the ground were encouraging me. That makes me feel supported, and that gives me more confidence to face more challenges.

Freaky Friday: If you could switch bodies for a week with anyone in the world, who would it be? 

Elon Musk, because I am intrigued by his visionary approach to technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

By switching bodies with Elon Musk, I am interested in experiencing the challenges and responsibilities that come with leading some of the most influential and forward-thinking companies in the world. Additionally, I am curious to gain insights into his decision-making process, his approach to problem-solving, and his strategies for driving technological advancements and shaping the future of various industries.

Do you have a hidden talent?

Probably I have a hidden talent in art. I just like painting and love all beautiful things. Not sure whether I really have that talent.