A Journey of A Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step
Founded by Shirley Zhang Shaw in GVA (Greater Vancouver Area), the Big Feet Health Group franchise has grown to more than 20 shops and more than 300 employees. This would seem like nothing in mainland China, but to the Chinese community in Canada, it is definitely a large enterprise and a tremendous accomplishment. The success of the company is greatly attributed to the help of its skilled and multicultural staff that has served more than one million customer visits and the clientele which is equally culturally diverse. A moving TV series could be produced based on Shirley’s legendary life – the twists of fate, overcoming of obstacles, and indomitable perseverance that went into the building of this enterprise. While the hardships were many and the road was long, you would never tell by looking at the one who endured it all, as Shirley is as calm and collected as someone who is a stranger to struggle, untouched by the years and their trials. She told me this story, and I am now telling you. In it we see a woman’s unique strength, the power and persistence of which lead and continues to lead to the betterment and wellbeing of so many others.