"I worked with Trang over a 12 month period during a transition of my firm from the owner manager to myself. During this time I was also preparing the business for sale (to PE). Trang worked with me to help my thinking in how to approach these two (sometimes competing) challenges. She really helped me clarify in my own mind what the key priorities were and how to ensure that my natural characteristics and behaviours were optimised in the various situations I found myself in during this period.
She was challenging, yet supportive and after my sessions with Trang I always felt reenergised and ready to turn my ideas and long 'to do' list into focused, prioritised actions. She also gathered very detailed 360 feedback and utilised this output to help me understand my own leadership style, but more critically, my potential.
Trang had pragmatic approach, and really understood the challenges a business like mine was facing as it evolved from owner manager to PE backed. But most importantly, I really enjoyed working with Trang. Our sessions and time together were always extremely productive, but also fun."
"I worked with Trang over a 12-month period to help me learn how to adapt to a new firm culture and help build a vision for a new team and mission. Her help has been invaluable in both understanding how to better manage my own time and focus, as well as understanding how to bring out the best of those around me. Her own background of being a professional in a similar industry, combined with her impressive academic credentials, means she really gets in and can help with extremely practical and insightful challenges and analysis."
"I found the time I spent working with Trang to be extraordinarily valuable. We met several times for two hours each time over an intense transitional and growth period in my career, and I intend to pursue routine check-in sessions with Trang for the long-term.
Trang provided excellent frameworks and incisive insights on topics ranging from my approach to leadership, to my presentational style, to my communication with internal and external stakeholders, and beyond – we went both broad and deep. The sessions resonated so significantly, that on days when we met, my wife and I would find our dinner conversation at least partially taken up with my sharing of some new piece I had gleaned from Trang.
I had previously thought of myself as reasonably introspective, and I try to be in-touch with what makes me tick, but Trang took my understanding of my own motives and drives to the next level – there were a number of “aha” moments while working with her. I recommend her enthusiastically to any others interested in this line of development."
"Thank you for your support this year. Your enthusiasm and passion clearly shows in your work and in the results."
"When leading an organisation, we generally consider ourselves to be all-rounders; adaptable, focused individuals and open to change. Yet we know there is room for improvement! In early 2022 I was introduced to Trang, a leadership advisor. Working together, Trang provided challenge, insight, and opportunity to reflect on leadership, decision-making and development of talent to drive improved performance. Through this work, and by refining my approach, generated greater trust and engagement across our entire leadership, that cascades down through our teams. Trang created an inquisitive and reflective environment, and I remain grateful for this interaction, along with the continued support. I would highly recommend engaging, as we can all improve!"
"Working with Trang was very beneficial because she combines state-of-the-art cross-disciplinary academic research with her own senior leadership experience from investment banking. Through that, she understands the reality of what working in a fast-paced investing organisation is like and can ask the right questions and challenge your existing thinking and behaviour."
"It was a real pleasure hosting the Power of Doubt webinar with you last week. Thank you for taking so much time and effort to put this informative webinar together. In particular I really appreciated how you tailored segments of it to our organisation based on the employee survey and the timeliness of it given the extraordinary and testing circumstances of the crisis. I myself found the webinar very helpful in contextualising my own decision making process and hope to apply some of the learnings. Likewise, the broader feedback from my team has also been overwhelmingly positive across functions and seniority levels."
"I would recommend engaging a leadership coach to any one moving into an expanded managerial role under a new ownership structure. I found Trang’s approach and insight on a wide range of areas to be very valuable. Trang’s ability to get the most out of every session is incredible, even the sessions where I hadn’t come fully prepared – Trang was able to guide the conversation into really useful areas within minutes."
"I really appreciated your honesty and integrity. You pushed me to make me improve. You did not tell me what I wanted to hear but instead you looked to unlock all my issues to make me a better leader. The sessions were thought provoking, well constructed and had a clear goal. Throughout the sessions, I saw progress in the way I was able to understand the issues and other people. I am now a lot more sensitive to behaviour and I can manage more effectively and lead. This is a journey I would recommend anyone to take. It will make any manager better equipped to be successful and, more importantly, their team will be better and happier."
"This session was insightful, valuable and beneficial. Trang was skilful and kept the participants engaged in the discussion. This session, including some examples, are important elements in any leadership training."
"This was a very interesting topic! I never knew about the power that emotions may have and to really realise how they could significantly impact decision making! One key message I got from the session is, “try to always involve other people in decision making, especially those who are ready to challenge your position."