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Professional Experience

Virginia is passionate about helping global leaders to develop leadership skills and practices that they can sustain over time. With more than 20 years of experience living and leading in Asia Pacific, Virginia held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of marketing and strategic management. Over the past eight years, she has delivered high impact leadership coaching and development programs to senior executives and their teams.

Virginia’s coaching is focused on supporting leaders to function effectively in cross-cultural environments, to transition into new roles and lead through constant change and ambiguity, while also taking care of their own health and well-being. Her work includes targeted initiatives to retain, develop and advance female leaders.

Virginia partners with clients from a wide range of industries, including financial services, professional services, banking, airline, government, trading, property, energy, education, media, healthcare and construction.

Clients describe Virginia as “insightful, practical, empathetic, challenging, energetic and creative.”

Recent Coaching Assignments

  • Managing Director at investment bank to effectively transition into promoted role with challenging global, matrix stakeholders
  • First time CEO of an international hospital to build a professional leadership team and strengthen Board relationships
  • CEO in a challenging joint venture company to bridge cultural gaps and barriers – both nationality and organizational cultures
  • CEO and Board of Directors in construction sector to map the strategic direction and ways of working to achieve structural change
  • Country Ambassador in Government sector to improve political savvy and capacity to develop effective global working relationships
  • CEO and leadership team in property development to define organizational vision and align and engage employees
  • Managing Director and leadership team in media agency to address culturally embeded conflict
  • General Manager at global airline to improve influencing skill to implement a large-scale change agenda
  • Partner in global professional services firm to enhance her effectiveness and relationships with influential stakeholders
  • Managing Director at media company to organize and lead her team through the expansion of their services
  • Ten senior and high-potential leaders selected to participate in a year-long leadership program (recognized as a standard-setting program in the banking sector)
  • Operational Leader in Energy sector to be more effective in managing her time by upskilling team and focusing on effectively delegating and renegotiating commitments
  • Investment Banker to develop functional relationships to recruit and retain his diverse leaders
  • Managing Director in construction industry to navigate through shareholder equity discussions
  • Leader at global airline to transition from peer to leader by adjusting her communication and leadership style
  • Corporate Strategist at global bank to enhance his executive presence and gravitas needed for promotion
  • Senior public affairs executive onboarding and transition into new organization
  • Operational leader at global airline to effectively handle conflict and navigate organizational politics
  • Middle level managers to accelerate transition into expanded roles

Education and Professional Affiliations

  • Master of Commerce, Double Major in International Business and Business Chinese (Mandarin) Studies, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Double Major in Marketing and Advanced Japanese Studies, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Graduate Diploma of Ontological Coaching, Newfield Institute
  • Certified in PRISM Neuroscience, Coaching Across Cultures, Gestalt-based Coaching for Leaders, and Somatic Coaching
  • Board of Directors and member of the strategic development committee for the English School Foundation, Hong Kong
  • Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors