My experience with Gloria has surprisingly been a thought provoking and enriching experience. I only say surprisingly because I was initially hesitant to utilize her life coaching as resource. I didn’t know what it would really entail, but I thought I would still give it it a shot. And I’m glad I did.
Gloria has really helped me get organized. Namely, she helped get through one of my biggest challenges that I was facing: trying to figure out the job that I truly wanted and how to get it. Through series of one on one talks and workshops, she helped me better understand what I wanted.
During my job hunt, she has been a great support and someone I could rely on for advice on how to present myself. One example to note was the day before my first interview in DC. Gloria helped address some key areas that I could improve on while doing interviews such as presenting myself more confidently. She told me to give myself a pep talk in front of the mirror before the interview started in which I actually did.
Needless to say, I felt a little more at ease during the interview and as a result, I’m happy to say I got the job! In addition, she helped me successfully negotiate my salary by instilling in me confidence in my worth and giving me tips on how to approach the subject.
I can’t thank Gloria enough for all that she has done, she’s been a great adviser and mentor to me. I would recommend Gloria’s coaching services to anyone who is seeking someone to not only hold you accountable, but to also give you an extra boost in achieving your goals!
I’m happy to say I got the job! In addition, she helped me successfully negotiate my salary by instilling in me confidence in my worth and giving me tips on how to approach the subject.
While initially we hired Gloria simply to speak as a motivational speaker, her presentation was much more than that. Gloria actively reached into all of us and pulled out what was really meaningful, and further helped us direct our past and present passions into futures in the real world. It all felt natural. I would highly recommend Gloria’s program to anyone looking for their own passions and purposes, or who just wants to build on what they’ve already found in themselves.
Gloria actively reached into all of us and pulled out what was really meaningful, and further, helped us direct our past and present passions into futures in the real world.
As organizers of the 2014 East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) Conference, we invited Gloria to facilitate one of our professional development workshops. The students loved her session, “Get Sparked!”, where they gained insights about their own hidden potential and career passion. She was able to make meaningful connections with each of the participants as she helped them pinpoint their gifts, talents, and motivations. Gloria was very professional and a delight to work with. We hope to engage with her again for future events!
The students loved her session, “Get Sparked!”, where they gained insights about their own hidden potential and career passion.
Ms. Gloria Chan is an excellent leadership coach who has an unique ability to instantly discern the limitations that hold one from being a great leader. I wanted to improve my communication skills and so I signed up for a half hour meeting with Gloria at the AAGEN workshop to find out how I could improve those skills. Through a process of inquiry that I found fascinating, Gloria made me aware of the words and thoughts that can make a dramatic difference in communicating with others with confidence. I would strongly recommend anyone who has the desire to become a great leader to coach with Ms. Chan.
Through a process of inquiry that I found fascinating, Gloria made me aware of the words and thoughts that can make a dramatic difference in communicating with others with confidence.
Gloria is truly a great force in helping you find your way. She has extraordinary approaches in coaching people for a multitude of issues. I can only say that she has helped me in ways that might not have been my original objective only because she helped direct my focus on more important things in my life. Try her coaching, it will certainly help in some form that will impact you for the rest of your life!
Gloria is truly a great force in helping you find your way.
Gloria and I met in an intensive training through the Rockwood Leadership Institute. Already during that time, I relied on Gloria’s wise and supportive manner of listening and coaching. Since then, I’ve been overjoyed to follow the launch of Gloria’s life and leadership coaching business. I reached out and requested a coaching session, and was very impressed. Gloria was able to refine and reflect back to me – in a clear, compelling, and encouraging way – a whole range of thoughts and feelings I was struggling with, in both my professional and personal life. She quickly helped crystalize my vision and goals, and the resources I needed to achieve them.
[Gloria] quickly helped crystalize my vision and goals, and the resources I needed to achieve them.
At the Conference Career Workshop, life coach and leadership consultant (and former HLS APALSA Conference Co-Chair) Gloria Chan, ’05 led an interactive workshop which allowed participants to explore their life and career goals. Gloria began by telling participants about her own career journey, which has included work in the U.S. Congress, a stint at the head of a national Asian American non-profit, a brief foray into the music world, and finally starting her own consulting business. Participants were then encouraged to discuss their own fulfilling experiences in order to better understand their core life values and desires. The workshop was truly inspiring and gave participants an opportunity to take a step towards finding direction in their careers.
[Gloria’s] workshop was truly inspiring and gave participants an opportunity to take a step towards finding direction in their careers.
I reached out to Gloria to see if she would volunteer her time and expertise to put on a Salary Negotiation Workshop for a group of college women we were hosting in Washington, D.C. for our Leveraging Communication, Social Media & Technology for Policymaking Seminar. One of the goals of every PLEN seminar is to develop our students’ professional skills in order to give them a strong foundation upon which to start their professional careers after graduation.
For many young professionals, the idea of negotiating a first salary is out of the question, but our goal at PLEN is to provide our students with the confidence and skills to ensure they begin their careers on a strong foothold. That’s where Gloria came in. Encouraging our students to reflect upon what they’re bringing to the table, explaining how to acquire the background knowledge needed to negotiate well and laying out the best strategies to conduct a successful salary negotiation, Gloria laid out a strong foundation for our students to build upon with practice.
Gloria was engaging, dynamic and truly interested in helping our students develop these professional skills. We were lucky to have Gloria join us and I am pleased to recommend Gloria and her expertise to anyone looking to build, develop and strengthen their negotiation skills, regardless your professional level.
We were lucky to have Gloria join us and I am pleased to recommend Gloria and her expertise to anyone looking to build, develop and strengthen their negotiation skills, regardless your professional level.
Gloria was an enthusiastic and engaging speaker and the women in attendance came away with confidence and a sense of purpose. One of the most profound lessons most of the women took away from Gloria’s talk was the need to practice – that no one just knows how to negotiate their salary.
They were able to take part in an interactive role play where participants could practice reviewing their accomplishments, skills, and goals to mock supervisors. Gloria provided constructive feedback for each scenario. She put everyone at ease and made learning about what is often a very tense subject a natural and easy experience in a safe space.
We were very impressed with Gloria’s ability to convey what could be very complex information to participants in a straightforward way that provided a blueprint for future salary negotiations. This method not only endeared Gloria to the group, but also lent credibility to the Professional Development Series as a network that went above and beyond to provide the best information to WIN members for advancing their careers. Gloria repeatedly said that confidence was crucial for negotiating salary and it was obvious that following her presentation, a room full of women left feeling confident and well-assured. Coming away from the conversation, every person – including us, the event organizers – had a clear understanding of the value of a life coach and many of us felt compelled to invest in one-on-one services with Gloria.
Gloria was an enthusiastic and engaging speaker and the women in attendance came away with confidence and a sense of purpose.
When I met with Gloria, I had been working in my old job for three years. I learned many valuable skills and had a number of positive experiences, but the time came for me to find a new office and grow. Unfortunately, I had trouble figuring out how to even get started.
I had a notion of what my dream job would look like. It was pretty specialized and somewhat unorthodox. I was unsure of how to package my vision, and whether future supervisors would be able to see what I could bring to their new team. I desperately needed to sit down with someone, strategize, and talk through what was truly important to me and how to achieve it.
Gloria was simply phenomenal. On one evening she and I comprehensively evaluated my personal values and then associated them with my professional goals. Gloria was able to listen deeply and pinpoint what truly mattered to me and helped me articulate who I wanted to work for. By beginning with the basics, we built a solid foundation to pursue my growth. Gloria helped me finally cement my aspirations into concrete goals that I could pursue. This was the key to our success.
After revealing what I truly wanted in my next step, we then began strategizing on how to proceed. She took my cover letter and resume and completely reworked them. The resume coaching process was fantastic. I appreciated Gloria’s collaborative and cooperative process where she would make edits and we could discuss it. Her input was essential for completely revitalizing my resume.
When I later consulted with my office’s Employee Assistance department at the U.S. Congress, one assistant remarked that the new resume was one of the most impressive and professional that she had seen.
Best of all, it worked. Gloria’s counsel was critical to helping me to secure my dream job. It even came with a senior dream job title, which I didn’t think was possible at the start of my search. She assured me that anything is possible, and pushed me to persevere and fight for it.
We all wonder what is truly important in our lives, both professionally and personally. Having a trusted advisor help you discover what is important to you can be the key to your success. It’s even better when you have a smart, savvy professional that can learn from your values and give you concrete advice on how to reach your goals. Gloria can do that and more for you.
I could not have gotten my dream job without Gloria Chan. She is a true professional and a poet. If you want to achieve not only your professional goals, but your life goals, Gloria is for you.
Gloria’s counsel was critical to helping me to secure my dream job. It even came with a senior dream job title, which I didn’t think was possible at the start of my search. She assured me that anything is possible, and pushed me to persevere and fight for it.
I was Gloria’s Mentor Coach at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. In working with Gloria for six months, I noted that Gloria distinguished herself as a highly agile and effective life and leadership coach. Gloria’s style allows her to quickly get to the heart of her clients challenge and then partner to identify the most effective steps forward to ensure strategic solutions for her clients. I highly recommend Gloria as a life and leadership coach – her powerful and empathetic style will support your best results.
I highly recommend Gloria as a life and leadership coach – her powerful and empathetic style will support your best results.
Wow…I am still energized and blown away with my 30-minute coaching experience with Gloria! Gloria’s energy, passion and her engaged listening skills created an amazing coaching experience. In this 1/1 focused time with Gloria, I had a dedicated thought partner in which she helped me to think through a current opportunity that yielded clarity and direction. This ‘aha’ moment and gift came with an overwhelming sense of freedom. It was a transformative breakthrough in which Gloria effortlessly lead me through the coaching process in total alignment with my vision and values. Gloria’s energy, encouragement and insight made the experience valuable and fun. I am totally delighted to recommend Gloria as an authentic thought-partner, amazing coach and mentor and who will empower you to reach your goals.
Wow…I am still energized and blown away with my 30-minute coaching experience with Gloria!
I was completely unclear and stuck on an issue that I presented to Gloria. Through an exploratory process, she began asking me questions and with each answer I gave, she asked more questions in a very peaceful, non-judgmental way. Through this process, I was able to come to a clear answer on how to handle my situation which provided me with a feeling of exultation. The feeling of confidence, the release of stress and the feeling of pure joy was more than I had ever expected. The results and the experience truly confirmed for me that everyone should seek a professional coach to help them achieve their goals.
The feeling of confidence, the release of stress and the feeling of pure joy was more than I had ever expected.
My initial needs were to get clarity on which direction to go within my company as far as a new position I was entertaining or to stay in my current role. Gloria not only helped me to find clarity on what I truly wanted but she intuitively tapped into my passion and helped me see that I really wanted to move forward with the new position possibilities. She helped me acknowledge my own power and abilities for the new role. Gloria has not only great intuition but exhibits a calm and superior listening skills all the while using amazing coaching tools. If anyone is contemplating using Gloria’s services as a master coach, I would advise you to not wait another minute for her to help you connect your inner passion and dreams with your outer goals and strategies . She truly is a master at it!
Gloria not only helped me to find clarity on what I truly wanted but she intuitively tapped into my passion.
Gloria is a very intuitive and spot-on coach. Her style is gentle but firm and gets you to results in a very natural way. I have worked with Gloria for a tough decision making situation. She first asked me to describe in detail my current situation and why I wanted to change it. Then she guided me to a future, desired, situation and asked me to describe the “pains and gains” in getting there. Gloria was a master at helping me find my own answers in a very gacious, yet powerful way. Her coaching helped me to not only make my decision, but also and more importantly, how to get there in a very practical way that left little to chance that I would reach my goal. I can highly recommend Gloria for her coaching services: she gets you to your goal with grace in the left and power in the right hand!
Gloria is a very intuitive and spot-on coach… [S]he gets you to your goal with grace in the left and power in the right hand!
Gloria has been an incredible coach and mentor to participants of the Asian American Journalists Association’s Executive Leadership Program for a number of years. She has a great talent for finding out what kind of approach will best connect with the individuals she is working with and tailoring her style to achieve maximum results.
Gloria has been an incredible coach and mentor to participants of the Asian American Journalists Association’s Executive Leadership Program for a number of years.
Gloria helped guide me through the workplace turmoil during a period of significant leadership changes by helping me to think about my priorities, both in my personal and professional life. Her ability to truly “hear” what I was saying even if I was saying something completely different verbally and call me out on it to guide my own self awareness was extremely helpful. Her friendly nonjudgmental approach and supportive demeanor also made it easier to talk through things with her.
Gloria helped guide me through the workplace turmoil during a period of significant leadership changes by helping me to think about my priorities, both in my personal and professional life.
I hired Gloria to conduct a four-month, virtual career development program for our APIASF scholars and recent graduates. Gloria led our provider team in curriculum development, delivery of webinar workshops, online student engagement, and also provided coaching training to our mentors.
While Gloria’s curriculum skillfully covered traditional topics of resume writing, networking, and interviewing skills, what made her curriculum unique was her ‘inside-out’ approach to career development. Students came away from her workshops with greater confidence, inspiration, and personal direction. These soft skills are critical to our students as they transition from college to career. Many scholars successfully landed new positions and fellowships during the program.
The webinars were wonderfully created, with rich content. The most profound aspect of Gloria’s work was her engagement via LinkedIn. Scholars really connected with her, and the consistency and depth of her responses helped to create substantial Scholar engagement in the LinkedIn group.
Overall, Gloria was extremely dynamic, engaging, and professional throughout the program. I will definitely hire her again for future programs. I enthusiastically recommend Gloria to institutions dedicated to helping students make authentic decisions and skyrocket confidence in their job search.
Gloria was extremely dynamic, engaging, and professional throughout the program. I will definitely hire her again for future programs.
Gloria facilitated one of the best retreats for Montgomery County’s Asian American Health Initiative. Gloria’s pre-engagement work prior to the retreat generated high interest among our members and promoted high attendance. The results of the discussions were far better than I expected! Thank you Gloria for the expert planning and execution.
Gloria facilitated one of the best retreats for Montgomery County’s Asian American Health Initiative.
I hired Gloria to help an already high performing team, reach new levels by performing a 1-1 assessment of individual team members, and to moderate a retreat. Gloria provided pitch perfect process for the team and guided us in a powerful and nurturing manner. We all learned a ton about ourselves, each other and discovered new ways to enhance teamwork. She is a visionary leader and coach.
Gloria provided pitch perfect process for the team and guided us in a powerful and nurturing manner.
We asked Gloria to speak on our annual Women’s History Month Panel in March 2015, under the theme: “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives: Past, Present and Future,” and she delivered! Her impassioned speech about how her mother fought for herself and her family as a refugee of the Chinese Cultural Revolution helped bring the past lives of women like her mother into focus in our present. By interpreting the theme in a personal way, she encouraged the audience to think about how women of their past and present help to shape their future selves. She left a lasting impression when she called on our audience members to do, act and work in ways that stemmed from their own personal needs rather than what others, or even themselves, thought they should be doing. Gloria took our theme to heart and because she spoke from the heart, the audience responded.
She spoke from the heart, and the audience responded.
It was a privilege to hear Gloria speak! The energy and passion she resonated through her words and was just so inspiring!
When I contacted Gloria, I had just decided to apply for job opportunity that suddenly became available and the time frame for submitting a resume was only a couple of days. I decided that I needed to revamp my entire resume because I had simply been adding to it lately, and I did not feel that it adequately reflected who I was and why I was a perfect fit for the job I was interested in. The chance to put myself into consideration for this position was a chance of a lifetime, and I decided that if I was going to go for it, I needed to do it right. There was no room for mediocrity, and I really needed Gloria’s help to turn around a revision within a very small window of time.
The results I got after working with Gloria were extremely high-quality and very satisfying. I contacted Gloria on a Wednesday night and by Friday noon I had a revised resume that was sharp, concise, nice-looking, and much more reflective of what I had to offer rather than an overly long listing of every single activity I had ever been involved in.
The process of talking through my resume and having someone remind me and reinforce for me the value of my accomplishments was very helpful. Having someone summarize my skills in confident, generous terms was much more than I could really do for myself. Having someone tell me I needed to be less modest and more freely self-promoting was exactly what I needed and exactly what I got. I also got someone to whom I could articulate my plans and goals and from whom I could get support and reinforcement. I also got helpful advice on practical matters such as interview strategy and salary negotiation. With Gloria’s support, I gained confidence and also got the job, a senior government position that will allow me serve so many others.
I would recommend that if you are thinking about working with Gloria, go for it! It is money well spent, especially if you are interested in getting to a new place in your career and just need a little boost to help you get to where you want to be.
When I decided to use Gloria’s services, I already knew that she was the right person to help me. She has stellar credentials and is genuinely interested in helping her clients achieve their goals. But I also knew that if I wanted to go to the next level in my career, I needed to invest in myself in order to produce a “complete package” to present to my potential employer. While I may have had the skills, background, and experience needed for the job I wanted, I not only needed to present all of that in a well-constructed resume, I also needed to present myself in a polished and confident manner that matched what was being communicated in my resume. Gloria’s coaching really helped me achieve those objectives. While I may have known a lot of these things already, sometimes a good coach is required to get the best performance out of you. Gloria really knows how to do that and she does it well.
With Gloria’s support, I gained confidence and also got the job, a senior government position that will allow me serve so many others.
After working with Gloria at an Asian American Journalists seminar, I knew she was the person I’d want to hire when the time came for one-to-one coaching. Gloria’s core strength is her ability to see the big picture and to break it down into tangible and actionable steps. Her experience is a wide array of career fields and cultural backgrounds also makes her an ideal coach for someone like myself, in a non-traditional career field. Gloria’s supportive direction helped me prioritize my many freelance projects and develop an action plan for my goals.
Gloria’s core strength is her ability to see the big picture and to break it down into tangible and actionable steps.
Gloria’s coaching has made a tremendous impact on me. Although she only coached me a couple of times, the guidance I took away from our sessions has been instrumental in my growth as a professional and creative this year. I can’t quite say I’ve figured it all out — life would be quite boring, if it were that easy! — but she definitely catalyzed the process. I am forever grateful.
The guidance I took away from our sessions has been instrumental in my growth as a professional and creative this year.
My journey with Gloria has been remarkable! As a very independent and guarded individual, I immediately picked up on Gloria’s spirit, and from the moment we had our first conversation, WE connected! She has provided me with a level of thought processing that has transformed me on a personal and professional level…truly life changing! Being completely honest, when I was presented with the thought of Leadership Coaching and was provided with Gloria’s information (to include the cost of which I personally sponsor), I was hesitant and unsure as to how such this investment would impact me, but as I look back today I can clearly see not only it’s worth by MY worth! Gloria is nothing short of amazing, each time we end our sessions I am renewed and eager to talk with her again! As you can see, she comes HIGHLY recommended by myself; and my busy world stops every time we talk!
As a new leader, I am always seeking foundation building and organizational sustaining strategies. Gloria’s ability to relate to business development and employ leadership strategies, bringing them full circle, will take any organization to the next level and beyond. An investment that pays immeasurable dividends!
Gloria’s ability to relate to business development and employ leadership strategies, bringing them full circle, will take any organization to the next level and beyond.
Working with Gloria has changed my life at work and at home. I worked with Gloria in 2014 when I was halfway into my first real job in two years. Through work sessions, assignments and 100% commitment, I was able to improve how I approach conflicts, get a promotion at work, and dramatically improve my personal life. Even though I went through a tough spot, I feel like I have complete control over my destiny and that I have the power to create the life that I want. That feeling is what has made every dollar and every minute working with her worth it. It’s advice that maybe you’ve heard time and time again, but Gloria can meet you where you’re at and bring you up to the level where you want to be.
I feel like I have complete control over my destiny and that I have the power to create the life that I want. That feeling is what has made every dollar and every minute working with [Gloria] worth it.
Gloria’s gift is her empathy, her ability to see far down the road for me based on my strengths, and her insistence on a strength-based frame. No deficiencies. She believes in me even stronger than I do and even when she’s not next to me, I am pushed to see the awesome in me because I hear her voice in my head.
Gloria believes in me even stronger than I do and even when she’s not next to me, I am pushed to see the awesome in me because I hear her voice in my head.