My passion for coaching can be traced back to a decade ago. I was involved in a start-up university project in Abu Dhabi in the UAE, and one of my favourite part of the job was advising students on the university admissions process. I didn’t quite know what coaching was at the time. Somehow, I developed a unique approach to probe students’ desires and aspirations - as they explored their academic options, they also explored their own selves.
My first coaching experience occurred as I felt a little lost in my own career, during a period of quarter-life crisis. Unlike many other people, I moved to Hong Kong for a non-profit job. I absolutely loved it, yet after a few years, I started to question if this was the right thing for me. I went out to talk to many people for advice, until by coincidence, I met a professional coach, who helped me seek clarity in a snap. I was impressed!
I then decided to pursue a certificate course with CoachU, so that I could use the skills and techniques to help myself further, and hopefully to help others too. Interestingly, I found many of the coaching skills are very transferrable, even in my current professional setting where I help higher education institutions across Asia to strategise their faculty enrichment and leadership development plans. To me, the most exciting part of coaching is asking the right questions in order to probe the coachees to explore their own answers, because only by discovering the answers themselves can they actually commit to their goals.
My coaching style is enriched by my international perspectives, and my dedication to help people to grow and to achieve their highest and best. I am particularly interested in working with young professionals who are looking to transition in their careers and to develop their leadership skills, and/or those who are interested in seeking their professional callings in the social and education sectors.
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