I HAVE STRUGGLED TOO
Have you ever struggled to fit in among your peers? Are you feeling lost and feel like your career path isn’t going anywhere? I know exactly how you feel!
As an immigrant from Hong Kong to Canada, I struggled to fit in when I was 16 years old. Years later, however, I was able to land my first corporate job upon university graduation in a Leadership Development New Grad program. It was where I rotated working in various departments to gain diverse skills and experience.
Eventually, I got into a top management consulting firm after going to MBA school in the talent management field which I wrote my research paper in. All the while, I worked long hours, and I ended up being unhappy about what I was doing.
Thus, I went on a personal development journey to figure out who I am, what I truly wanted in life, and what I stood for. I then quit consulting and moved into recruiting for one of the top ivy league MBA and executive MBA schools.
However, I was laid off from working at the ivy league school. This damaged my self-esteem and made me question myself, what was I doing with my life? Why did it feel as if nothing was working out?
This didn’t stop me though, and instead, it gave me the kick I needed to start my own business.
I ALSO WENT THROUGH COACHING
While I felt lost with my career direction, I also struggled between choosing whether I wanted to be a wedding planner or a career coach. I felt both was equally exciting but I knew I had to choose and be more focused.
Eventually, I decided to sign up for professional coaching training. After six months, I received my training as a coach with the Coaching Training Institute, one of the world’s most recognized programs.
Soon, I was hired at Google. This gave me the credibility that I needed, and I learned how to stand out. Soon enough, I created my dream career which was to help people achieve their career fulfillment and land their ideal jobs!
LEARNING IS A NEVER-ENDING PROCESS
While I have helped myself and many people into bettering themselves, I continue to invest in personal development trainings through attending live events. These events are also converged by renowned trainers from Unleash the Power Within with Tony Robbins, Experts Academy with Brendon Burchard, The 48 Hour Transformation & Personal Mastery Academy with Robin Sharma, and Living Your Passion with Dr. Wayne Dyer.
I believe that to become a better coach, I have to continue learning, strive up to my game, and invest for the betterment of the self!
MY CORE VALUES
Authenticity + Connection + Inspiration
- Authenticity: One of the best teachers are experiences. This is why my teachings are authentic and relatable because they come from true experiences. When there is relation, learning becomes more meaningful and memorable.
- Connection: Connection builds stronger relationships and better friendships. I find it important to establish a connection with individuals so that we can trust each other more and make solutions and strategies that are more relevant and effective. I will not just be a coach, I will also be your friend, someone you can trust and feel safe with.
- Inspiration: If you ever feel lost and unsure about your career path and your life’s direction, know that you are not alone and I was once like you. Now, I have reached my goals, and I wish to inspire you with my story so that they may become inspired and motivated to reach their own goals.
MY TOP STRENGTHS
It is my strength to identify people’s unique strengths and talents, connecting and promoting them, organizing events, and continuously driving for excellence. With these strengths, it is my mission to teach people to learn how to market and sell themselves effectively.
It is my passion to empower people to strive for excellence and thrive not only in their careers but their lives, as well. I believe that communication and presentations are crucial elements to achieve these which is why part of my passion is to teach these to individuals.
DIANA’S PROFESSIONAL BIO
Diana YK Chan is a Career Coach and Speaker who empowers ambitious professionals to own their greatness and stand out as top talent and leaders. Diana has served thousands of professionals from around the globe, representing a diverse range of industries and professions, and helped them differentiate as ideal candidates, optimize their job searches, and maximize their earning potential.
Since launching My Marketability in 2011, Diana has helped her clients change careers, get multiple job offers, receive huge salary increases, and join top companies including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, BCG, Deloitte, PwC, TD, Scotiabank, RBC, Credit Suisse, Nestle. to name a few!
Diana is an inspiring speaker, turned to by visionary companies, leading universities, and value-driven professional associations for her ability to educate, empower, enlighten, and above all, EXCITE her audiences. She covers topics including powerful personal branding, effective networking, and creating high-performance and engaging workplaces. Diana leaves her audiences with actionable advice and tangible tactics that enable them to reach beyond excellent, and become, exceptional!
With nearly 15 years’ experience in the career development space, Diana has a diverse background in recruiting, coaching, training, and consulting. Having reviewed 20K+ resumes and conducted thousands of interviews, Diana knows what it takes to brand yourself as a sought-after professional and leader, make meaningful connections, and open new doors to exciting opportunities.
Prior to starting her business, Diana worked as a Recruiter for Google and an MBA Recruitment Manager for Ivey Business School. She was also worked a Consultant with Accenture and TELUS. She holds her MBA from Ivey Business School and is trained as a coach with the Coaching Training Institute (CTI). Diana is also an avid volunteer mentor, supporting Canadian newcomers and new grads as a mentor.
Diana considers herself a “motivational quote maven”, and in her spare time she loves to kick back with a great personal development book, and is always looking for ways to challenge herself, even becoming a 2-time fire-walker. She’s a proud Mom to her two young sons, and wife to Carson.
Connect with her on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/dianachan.
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