Ready to take the LEAP?
A recent study by non-profit Ascend found that among 5 of the largest tech companies (Google, HP, Intel, LinkedIn and Yahoo), Asian and Asian Americans represent 27% of professionals, but only half that among executives. The bamboo ceiling is also evident in the underrepresentation of Asian American women in corporate America. A study from Catalyst found that female employees of Asian descent represent only 4.4% of manager-and-above levels among S&P 500 companies.
I’m Vanessa and I’m a Business + Leadership Coach.
I consider myself a citizen of the world and am passionate about international travel, understanding different customs, and learning to effectively communicate with one another, despite our inevitable cultural barriers.
Over the past 20+ years of working in the corporate environment and through coaching people and teams, I’ve learned about myself, and gathered a wide array of stories and strategies that have helped me reconcile my rich cultural upbringing with the perception of leadership in western corporations.
I’ve taken what I’ve learned and my years of experience and added an intense coaching training program to supplement and developed my signature coaching and leadership program that has helped many to find their way to the career of their dreams.
I help driven professionals deeply understand the roots of their cultural values, how they might show up in the workplace, and what misconceptions that may fester with clients, peers, supervisors, and teammates.
Recognizing these differences, navigating them, and applying certain communication strategies can have a HUGE impact on pursuing one’s vision and attaining a fulfilling career a fuller life.
My mission is to first help driven professionals take the LEAP into owning their value while embracing their roots and play bigger in pursuit of the career and the life they’re meant to have.
My long-term vision is to inspire companies to “walk the talk” by going one step further from recognizing and encouraging diversity, to expanding cultural learning and boosting cultural empathy among their leadership.
That’s why I’m so passionate about offering corporate diversity training events, group coaching programs, and private one-on-one coaching sessions.
The benefits of coaching and mentoring are countless! My program offers you:
- A safe environment to gain perspective
- A deeper understanding of your values, motivation, and vision
- An opportunity to expand self-awareness
- Support for improving specific skills
- A roadmap for achieving your goals
I’d love to join you in your journey! If you’re interested in a FREE 50-minute discovery session where we can address any of the issues you’re currently dealing with, please find a time slot that works for you and fill out the application that follows to get started!