About Me

Paul Sohn is a leadership coach, best-selling author, and speaker.

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

My name is Paul Sohn. I’m a leadership coach, speaker, and author. Formerly employed by both a Fortune 50 company and a Top 100 Great Place to Work Company, I’m the founder and CEO of QARA, an organization committed to empower twenty-somethings to discover their God-given identity and calling. I also serve as the Director of Strategic Career Initiative at Biola University and serve as an adjunct faculty member at the Crowell School of Business at Biola University.

I’m the best-selling author of Quarter-Life Calling: Pursuing Your God-Given Purpose in Your Twenties. I earned my masters degree at the world’s premier Organization Development (OD) program at Pepperdine University.

I now devote my time to writing, coaching and speaking. In terms of my platform, my blog is ranked #15 of World’s Top 50 Leadership Blogs to Follow. On an average month, I have 100,000+ visitors/ month.

Christianity Today magazine named me one of the Top 33 Under 33 Christian Millennials to Watch. In 2016, I was awarded by John Maxwell as one of the Top 100 Leaders. I am happily married to my wife Saehim and live in Orange County, CA.

My job is to equip, inspire, and empower the next generation of leaders live out their unique calling.

That is why I exist. I would describe myself as a servant leader, intentional connector and a big idea thinker. My vision to see more Christian leaders rise to the top of the seven spheres of culture.

On a personal note, I grew up as a third culture kid. I call myself a 1.5 generation Korean-Canadian-American. I love to read, write, and travel. I’m an ENFJ who refuels with people and have a deep desire to make a difference in people’s lives. Some of my favorite things include, Korean food, tennis, table tennis, travel, great food and conversations with great friends.

5 years go, I faced my quarter-life crisis. I ended up quitting my high-paying Fortune 50 job without having a job lined up. Instead, I decided to respond to God’s call in my life. I didn’t know how he would turn my life upside down. The story below shares my story of how I turned my quarter-life crisis into a quarter-life calling.

I came to the realization that I’m not alone. So many twenty-somethings are lost. Confused. Anxious. Disappointed. Studies show that 80% of your life’s most defining moments happen before age 35. In other words, your twenties is the most transformative period of your life. That’s why I started QARA. The short video below shares the story and vision behind QARA.

Click here to see a 30-minute video with Paul speaking on how to discover your God-given identity and calling in life.

Click here to see a video interview with Paul speaking on intentional living.

Click here to listen to an audio interview with Paul speaking on calling/vocation and success.


Here are my top five most popular posts you might be interested in:

  1. Top 30 Books Every Young Influencer Must Read
  2. Building Your Authentic Personal Brand in 4 Simple Steps
  3. Living Intentionally In Your Defining Decade
  4. Jim Collins’ Top Ten To-Dos for Young Leaders
  5. 10 Ways to be a Life-long Learner

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