None of the world-class management courses I've attended had prepared me for this. When I started Hush TeaBar - Singapore's first silent tea bar to promote mental wellness and inclusion - I knew it wasn't going to be a walk in the park to have the entire team be completely made up of differently abled persons (deaf and persons with/in-recovery from mental health conditions).
Today, the core team of six has been joined by another 20 deaf persons on a project basis. They, along with hearing volunteers, run all projects on their own - from planning to execution. And Hush has been operating as a financially viable social enterprise without daily oversight for the last 18 months.