1:1 coaching provides you with:
Individual attention, allowing for deep dive on crucial issues or opportunities
Longer duration, making thought or behavioural change more sustainable
Motivation, accountability and guidance from a trusted champion, partner and mentor
Career transition, exploration, decision-making and execution
“After being coached by Iris for three months, I have gained deeper insights of myself and learned how to approach my goals, no matter they are for life or career. I have also become more confident.
Iris is a caring and inspirational coach. She led me to find the solutions that are already in my mind but haven’t been found by myself. She does not give answers to you directly but instead she asks thought-provoking questions. She believes everyone is full of the potential to create a unique life for oneself and she is there to assist you.
I really appreciate having Iris as my coach.
— Rainiy C., Accounting college student
“I have truly looked forward my weekly sessions with Iris. She is an amazing coach who made me feel completely comfortable sharing my thoughts and feelings. Her insightful questions and exercises have shaped the way that I see my life and added new tools for stress management. Thank you Iris!
— Carrie C., MBA, Manager, Marketing
“Working with Iris over the past six months has been unexpectedly enjoyable and an unprecedented learning experience. Compared to other executive and career coaches I worked with before, Iris adopts a self-discovery approach that I especially appreciate. Instead of prescribing solutions, she listens intently to my needs and asks well thought out questions, which has led me to uncover the career motivations deep inside me. Her ability to create a safe space allows me to openly communicate the challenges in my current job and my career. With Iris’ help, I now have the personal insights, a solid career plan, and the professional tools to help me manage myself more effectively at work and to reach my career goals.
— Eddie L., CA, MBA, Controller
“I am truly grateful and delighted to have Iris as my coach. In just a few months, Iris has helped me discover how to make career and personal life decisions that ring true with my core values. The positive thinking and visualization exercises in particular have helped me make meaningful connections after my move to a new continent; this in turn has motivated me to take a more creative, fulfilling direction in my career. Iris has also been instrumental in drastically improving my job searching skills, including my personal brand statement. I can’t wait to continue on my journey with Iris, and to see the powerful impact of her coaching on many others.
— Hannah K., BBA, Product Manager,
“Iris helped me a great deal to land my dream job! I was glad to have chatted with Iris before going to my interview. She helped me focus my positive energy and passion for the job and mitigated my irrational sense of unease and nervousness. I felt immensely better and optimistic after my chat with Iris, and I think it contributed significantly to the successful interview. 10/10, will use Iris again.
— Alex L., Business Analyst
“Iris is a compassionate and professional coach. As I experience depression and low self-esteem trying to survive a very rough patch in my career, Iris, with her strong empathy and inclusiveness, has been excellent in motivating me to focus on my strengths and take baby steps to restore my confidence. I look forward to becoming more more positive and confident to get ready for my future and a career I love.
— Valerie L., BA, Entrepreneur
“When I was ‘trapped’ in the dead end, Iris was able to open my mind and lead me to a new direction of thinking process that I would not have been able to do on my own. When I felt overwhelmed by a situation, Iris was able to strip down what was on the surface and point out the core of the problem with her intuition. In addition, she often refers me to further sources and readings that she considers helpful to me. Rational and compassionate, Iris is a great listener and observer. I am very happy and grateful to have met Iris in my life.
— Anonymous, CPA, Accountant
Helping young professionals, including immigrants and entrepreneurs, make meaningful transitions in their personal and professional lives is my passion and the focus of my practice.
Starting my career as an international student wasn’t easy. In China, English was my strong suit. The minute I arrived in Canada, that advantage disappeared. With hard work, courage and help from some great mentors, I accomplished many things I'm proud of working for national brands. However, I still felt that I hadn’t tapped into my full potential or found a cause that I deeply cared about.
To find what I wanted, I started reinventing my career with the help of professional coaching. This journey helped me discover what was truly important to me, what was special about me, the courage to try what I thought was impossible, and the tools to stay motivated. The most important revelation in this journey was that coaching is the profession that I’ve been waiting for all my life. And I achieved what I never thought was possible by successfully navigating my own career change from a telecom marketer to a career coach for a reputable multinational within four months, not to mention setting my own coaching practice.
Armed with my former professional experience in human resources and marketing from multiple industries, and my current role as the Career Coach at a local university’s MBA program, my exposure and interaction with people with a wide range of backgrounds have allowed me to build strong connections with my clients and relate to what they are going through. My coaching skills, intuition, understanding of how to achieve peak performance based on knowledge of the human brain has allowed me to help scores of clients achieve lasting transformation and breakthroughs to a more balanced and empowered life and career. A former marketer experienced with branding products and services, my strong aptitude on branding will help my clients discover the true essence of their humanities, and refine, strengthen and market their personal brands.
Having spent the first 20 years of my life in Shantou and Shanghai, China, I am now based in Vancouver, Canada and serve clients in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and my native dialect Chiu Chow (Teochew).
We only live once, and our lives should be lived to the fullest. I believe in you and your potential. Let me work with you to start that journey.