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Area of expertise
  • Developing Leaders
  • Working Parents
  • Women in the Workplace

Diane Ho

Executive Coach

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Diane is an executive coach with over 30 years of leadership experience working in the US, Hong Kong, Asia Pacific and China. Her corporate career was in the marketing and communications industry managing international PR agencies and as an in-house marketing leader for second largest real estate and financial management firm. As a senior executive, she managed P&Ls, built, led and grew teams, worked in country, regional and global roles, and initiated innovative business and marketing programs.

Diane was born in Hong Kong, and immigrated to the US when she was four years old. Raised by traditional Chinese parents and educated in the US, her bicultural upbringing helps to bridge cultural differences. Since relocated to Hong Kong in 1992 and has lived in China since 1998. She raised her family in Shanghai and still resides in the city with her husband. As China continues to gain presence on the global stage, she is working with increasingly more Chinese professionals and companies as they seek ways to grow.

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Coaching Style

Diane focuses on compassion, exploration and mindfulness in working with her clients.  Her aim is to help clients transcend beyond limitations and obstacles so they can find a path to a more fulfilling personal and professional life and achieve goals.  She applies:

  • Exploration of how culture, gender and upbringing shape values, behaviors and attitudes
  • Discovery and healing insights: meditation, cognitive behaviour and drivers of change
  • Her breadth and depth of knowledge and experience from leadership and management roles in corporations and as an entrepreneur

Coaching Specialisms

  • Intercultural communications
  • Leadership presence and impact
  • Work/life balance
  • Mental fitness
  • Self-confidence and motivation
  • Career and personal transitions
  • Entrepreneurship

Training & Qualifications

  • Master Coach Level 3, International Executive Coaching and Leadership, ICF
  • Accredited Master Coach, International Coaching Council (ICC)
  • Certified Manager / Leader as Coach (ICC)
  • Trained on Harrison Assessments (paradox graphs)
  • Bachelor of Arts, School of Communications (California State University, Fullerton)

Current Clients

Diane has worked with a range of professionals from various sectors including Banking, Law, Education, Manufacturing, Retail, and Technology.