Angela began coaching in the 90s when she was working with US-based MNCs, as Asia Pacific Head of HR and their internal coach. This has continued and now she is the Principal for IECL, Hong Kong, and the mentor coach for IECL coach training programs. Angela has been involved in one-on-one engagements with subject matter experts, leaders and C-suite leaders with diverse cultural and industry backgrounds spanning the private, public and NGO sectors, focusing on leadership style, executive presence, and people management.
COACHING STYLE AND APPROACH
Angela’s coaching style is highly engaging yet challenging. Trust and rapport are built readily, even as early as the first session. She displays her strengths of communication, empathy, and interpersonal skills and ‘wins others over’ through her warm, authentic, and sincere presence. Her sessions often involve a deep reflection on values, strengths, life experiences and narratives. She adopts positive psychology and a strengths-based approach for her counterparts, where she can help them uphold their beliefs and to generate positive energy.
Angela is a seasoned, innovative, and energetic HR leader with experience across the Asia Pacific region in a diverse range of industries, including luxury retail, telecommunications, finance, news/media/publishing, NGOs, and hospitality. In her last role as head of HR for the HKTDC, she managed 40 offices across 27 countries. Prior to this, Angela was the HR Director for China with a NY based luxury brand.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Executive coaching – leadership, change management, transformation for individuals & teams, cultural adaption, emotional intelligence, executive presence, and credibility
Career coaching and mentoring
Transition coaching for leaders new to organisation or role
Coaching for enhanced performance, self-awareness, and authenticity
Director, Finance – coached counterpart on people management and team leadership skills, resulting in more effective delegation and a ‘letting go’ of their bias arising from having to be ‘perfect’ all the time. Enhanced EQ.
Group CEO & Executive Director, Apparel – coached counterpart to achieve their goal of becoming CEO, enhanced their understanding of Asian management style and culture to effectively lead their team and strengthen rapport, trust and relationships with their manager, peers, and direct reports.
Mentor Coach for IECL coach training programs – coaching to support the counterparts to embed their learnings to become certified coaches under ICF’s core competencies and to bridge the knowing-and-doing gap.
English ▪ Mandarin ▪ Cantonese