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.
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
Leadership presence and impact
Self-confidence and motivation
Career and personal transitions
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)
Diane has worked with a range of professionals from various sectors including Banking, Law, Education, Manufacturing, Retail, and Technology.
"The six sessions I had with my ECC Coach changed my perspective of coaching. I was initially uncertain (and possibly sceptical) about the benefits of coaching but my coach read me very well and knew when to coax a response out from me by being encouraging and when to firmly push me to see the benefits of reframing some of my previously held positions."
Head of Legal, International Property Group
"Both from my personal experience of ECC’s approach, and from seeing the impact on our company I can particularly recommend their pragmatic approach and their insight into our collective and individual needs."
Senior Leader, Commercial Property Management and Investment Company
"The team is a pleasure to work with, consistently bringing expert advice and guidance, energy and professionalism to the partnership."
Diversity and Inclusion Executive, Multinational Investment Bank
"The coaches at ECC are commercial, pragmatic and highly focused. The coaching they provide on an individual basis has given valuable insight and helped our senior executives to gain greater perspective in terms of managing relationships, prioritising, strategic thinking, influencing and confidence."
Senior Leader, Multinational Retailing Company
"I found my ECC coaching sessions incredibly valuable - for the unique and necessary space I was seeking as a sole proprietor to feel heard, understood and connected to a peer in business. My coaching experience provided a safe space where I could be the real me, and provided a relationship I could truly trust. Thank you ECC."