MEET YOUR COACH
Hi! I am Chan.
Your career coach slash recovering overachiever slash avid rock climber slash digital nomad
I work with many fun, intelligent, and strong women in tech.
It's my pleasure to coach A-player with growth-mindset individual. I always want to be their long-term friend.
I think rock climbing is the best analogy for life and best hobby for physical and mental strength
I love breaking rules that make no sense
I am a big fan of Sheryle Sandberg, Brene Brown, Adam Grant and Alex Honnold for different reasons
Seattle is my home based but I love traveling around, working remote.
I have visited 32 National Parks since pandemic started and still keep going
How I got here
I started my career in tech at Amazon. Being the only woman on the team, I barely spoke up and struggled with imposter syndrome. The challenge as a woman and an immigrant (English is my second language) impacted my self-esteem and led me to believe that I wouldn't be very successful in this career path.
"You can't be what you can't see" - It's rare to have a female role model, or even a manager or a mentor anywhere in tech. I got used to being a gender-minority for all positions (engineer, tech lead, manager) throughout my career.
In the past decade, I felt grateful for many sponsors who believed in my potential more than I ever did. Today, I have an opportunity to build my own diverse team that consists of women in leadership roles from a line-manager to a technical leader. I am proud to be coaching many high potential future leaders and would like to do more outside of my day job.
cause what's life without fun!