Lunch Seminar: Coaching - What the....?

Hosted by AustCham People Forum

Lunch Seminar: Coaching - What the....?

Hosted by AustCham People Forum


Executive coaching, leadership coaching, performance coaching, life coaching … what the hell is it and why do I need it now? There is a myriad of different approaches and reasons why you may need a coach sometime during your career. To get a promotion, to enhance team performance and personal relationships, to set goals for the new year or because you want to be a better version of yourself.

Curious? Join our interactive round-table discussion - an opportunity to ask questions, share thoughts and get a better understanding of how coaching could work for you and your organisation.


Venue Sponsor
Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown

Supported By


Tue, February 26, 2019


12:30 PM - 02:00 PM



Mayer Brown 18/F, Prince’s Building 10 Chater Road Central Hong Kong


Member: $200.00

Non-Member: $300.00

Event Resources:

260219 APF Coaching Lunch Seminar.pdf


Graham Barkus
The Human Factor

Graham Barkus is Managing Partner of The Human Factor, a Hong Kong-based coaching and consulting practice that guides people and organisations through personal, organisational and systemic change.

The Human Factor approach brings together coaching, facilitation and dispute resolution techniques to address the interplay between work and human well-being in the service of achieving and sustaining better performance From his base in Hong Kong Graham's 30 years of experience has spanned Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Singapore, in employment roles and consulting to clients including Anglo Ardmore Ship Management Services Ltd, Arcadis Asia, Cathay Pacific Airways, CITIC Group, Deutsche Bank, Essilor, Federal Express Ltd, IMC Industrial Group (Singapore), L'Oréal Asia, Prudential Corporation Asia, Standard Chartered Bank, Swire Pacific, Swire Properties and Vopak Asia. He has also accepted assignments in the US, Europe and the UK.

Graham holds postgraduate degrees with distinctions in Linguistics (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ); Clinical Organisational Psychology (INSEAD, France); and Strategy & Innovation (University of Oxford), and an LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from the University of Hong Kong. He is a Founding Fellow at the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at Harvard University and frequently collaborates as an Associate Fellow on executive development initiatives with Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

Sally Dellow
Dramatic Difference

Sally has spent 25 years in leadership development, working throughout Asia. She founded Dramatic Difference in Hong Kong (2004) and Singapore (2015). The consultancy offers Executive Coaching, Facilitation and Theatre-led Learning – from her background in professional theatre.

Certified in 2005, Sally’s coaching work is primarily with C-suite and senior leaders. Frequent topics include Strategy & entrepreneurship; Executive presence, communication and influence; Diversity & inclusion; Vision, creativity & change; Culture and purpose; Team dynamics; Career Transition & Transformation; and Personal/professional sustainability.

Sally is a global adjunct coach with London Business School, IMD Business School and the Center for Creative Leadership, and a faculty coach for BP, Barclays and Nestlé. Industry-agnostic, she has worked with law, accountancy, finance, FMCG, luxury goods, chemicals, recruitment and media, among others.

British by passport, Sally was born in Germany, raised in Cyprus and Australia, and came to Hong Kong in 1989.

Karen See
{embrace} Worldwide

A legacy building expert, Karen challenges her clients to think about every interaction having a positive, lasting impact.

As a C-Suite consultant, coach, and, confidante, Karen utilises her experience in management, leadership and corporate branding to help her clients be more self-aware, enhance leadership presence and build relationships.

In 2015, Karen co-founded {embrace} worldwide -- developing a proprietary leadership model based on global leadership ideologies and scientifically proven principles of human behaviour, positive psychology and neuroscience. The consultancy is based in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

With 25 years’ experience in marketing communications specialising in public relations, advertising and media strategy - and with regional roles in both Europe and Asia Pacific – she can truly claim to be a global executive having overseen nearly 50 countries. She has lived in Sydney, London, New York and is now based in Hong Kong.

Karen is a public speaker on women in leadership, self-belief and finding your purpose. She is part of the curation content team for Hong Kong's TedxTinHau Women events and considered one of the leaders of the #metoo movement in Hong Kong having coordinated public events in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong.

Karen is accredited by the International Coaching Federation and is certified in team coaching for performance. Highlights of her corporate career include assisting in the media relations and event management for former Prime Minister of the UK, Baroness Margaret Thatcher; former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell; Microsoft Corporation Chairman, Bill Gates; Creative thought leader, Sir Ken Robinson; and Australia’s most popular story teller, Bryce Courtenay.

Sandra Leung
JP Morgan

Sandra is a member of the Global Diversity and Inclusion team, responsible for driving J.P. Morgan’s firm wide strategies across 11 geographies on workplace and workforce best practices to ensure the firm attracts, retains and develops diverse talents. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Sandra held roles at Bank of China, HSBC Group and ANZ Banking Group Limited with strong credentials in stakeholder management, policy writing, performance and talent management and employee relations. She has a decade of regional and global experiences across various HR functions within the banking industry as an experienced leader and trusted advisor. Sandra has a passion for developing and delivering talent programs and global organisational practices focusing on a well-balanced and inclusive work environment. She is currently the co-chair of the AustCham People Forum at the Australian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong and Macau), and holds qualifications in human resource management, psychology and employment law.