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Profile Event: 'Coaching Cultures - How do they add value?'


In partnership with the International Coach Federation Hong Kong (ICF HK), we hosted a Breakfast Panel Discussion on: 'Coaching Cultures – How do they add value?'

The panel consisted of four Talent and HR experts (see below for bios) and was facilitated by Daniel Hutchinson, an ICF HK Board Member. Each panellist shared their experience on what has and hasn't worked when engendering a coaching culture within organisations. 

Some of the key topics discussed include:

Why do organisations invest in coaching?

How do you get your business case approved?

How to practically implement and assess the impact to the bottom line?

The event was held on Thursday, 11th October 2018 at the China Club in Hong Kong. It was a fantastic turnout with more than 100 Talent and HR professionals in attendance.

From left to right: Facilitator Daniel Hutchinson with panellists Carolyn Yim, Philip Wixon, Fiona Wong and Stephen Pennicott.

The panellists provided deep insight and led an interesting discussion, with attendees given the opportunity to partake and ask questions.

From left to right: Facilitator Daniel Hutchinson, panellists Carolyn Yim and Stephen Pennicott, Profile's co-founder Richard Letcher, and panellists Fiona Wong and Philip Wixon.


Carolyn Yim, Head of Learning, Standard Chartered Bank

After 12 years' working in senior Talent Management and Leadership Development roles in a global capacity for Deutsche and UBS in New York, Carolyn has recently returned to Hong Kong, where she first started her career in Learning with Merrill Lynch. In 2018 Carolyn took up the Head of Learning role at Standard Chartered Bank.

Fiona Wong, VP, Head of Talent, Asia, MetLife

Spanning a career of 20 years in both Asia and the US, Fiona has broad experience across the HR and Talent functions including a group level Talent Management role at PepsiCo in New York and a Head of HR role for L’Oreal’s Consumer Products Division in Shanghai. For the last 3 years Fiona has been with Metlife as their Head of Talent, Asia.

Philip Wixon, SVP, PMO and Group Executive Office, Li & Fung

Philip is an accomplished consultant and business leader with over two decades of management, IT and HR consulting experience gained at companies such as Andersen, Infosys and Hewitt Associates. He has worked and led projects across Asia, the Middle East, UK and Australia. Philip currently works as a SVP, PMO and Group Executive Office at Li & Fung.

Stephen Pennicott, Group Head of Talent and Development, Nord Anglia Education

Stephen has over 20 years’ experience working in APAC, predominately in senior Leadership and Talent Development roles. For 10 years he worked at the Swire Group, developing and implementing key talent programs across the Group. In 2018 he joined Nord Anglia Education as their Group Head of Talent & Development.


The ICF HK Chapter exists to lead the advancement and highest degree of excellence of the coaching profession in Hong Kong (we will do it “Together as One”).

​To learn more about ICF HK, please visit




October 2018

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