Caroline Zhou

Caroline has worked with over 300 coaching counterparts, while partnering with senior management teams across Asia Pacific to help executives develop effective leadership.


Areas of Expertise


  • Bilingual executive coaching
  • Organizational / leadership development
  • Talent succession planning / acquisition
  • Employee development / retention
  • SMEs strategic development in China
  • Strategic marketing communications
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin




Caroline has worked with over 300 coaching counterparts at Director and Executive levels. She has partnered with senior management teams across the Asia-Pacific to help executives develop an effective leadership style capable of steering companies through necessary change. Caroline's multicultural and corporate background adds value and diversity to her coaching practice.


Business Background and Experience


Caroline grew up in China and moved to Australia in 2004 before returning to Shanghai in 2010. Over the course of her career she has coached across the Asia-Pacific, including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China in the FMCG, telecommunications, IT and professional services industries. Caroline's management experience includes holding the position of China Director for a London headquartered multinational company and senior management roles within leading business education institutions.


Caroline's experience in leadership development includes executive talent acquisition, retention, executive assessment, coaching, mentoring and lecturing on leadership development to corporate clients at executive levels. Caroline partners with "C" level managers and executives to coach them through corporate transitions,  mergers and acquisitions, expansion and even down-sizing. This partnership has greatly benefited those executives and their organizations due to improved leadership skills and confidence to cope with the corporate changes.


Qualifications and Memberships


  • Accredited Organisational Coach, Level Three, IECL; Education: MBA (Melbourne Business School); MA (Shanghai International Studies University)
  • Diagnostic: HBDI


Recent Client Engagements


  • CFO, Multinational " coached client to redefine his role within the company
  • VP, Interactive Media " coached client to improve his strategic leadership skills
  • Director of Purchasing, Fortune 500 Mining " coached client to help him successfully lead a newly recruited team, twice the size of the previous one
  • Asia-Pacific Finance Director, Supply Chain and Logistics " mentored client on his post-promotion management skills


Career History


  • China Director, Tardis Group
  • Senior Consultant, Salzer Consulting
  • Head of Marketing & Admissions, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
  • Senior Marketing Manager, China Europe International Business School
  • Marketing Manager, Alcatel Shanghai Bell