A workaholic, a husband and a father of two, Reuben Fang shared how he pushed himself out of a rut in sixteen months and into the world of being a trainer and consultant in real world skills through his company, New Heights. Have a listen to how Reuben became interested in the art of persuasion, the science of emotional connection and how sharing his passion through New Heights have helped more than just himself but many others as well.
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