Karen Lum


Senior Executive Coach

Shanghai, China

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Coaching Experience

  • Certified coach by ICF – PCC Level (2015)
  • ACE Coaching Certification (North America)
  • Emotional Intelligence certified profiling

Professional background

  • 25 years corporate experience
  • Regional roles in both Europe and Asia Pacific
  • developed business strategies across nearly 50 countries.
  • She has lived in Sydney, London, New York, Hong Kong and is now based in Shanghai


  • Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Marketing, University of NSW, Australia

Personal commitments

  • Women in Leadership
  • Start-ups and incubators

A legacy building expert, Karen challenges people to think about every interaction having a positive, lasting impact – supporting clients to do more than they thought possible.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel

Professional background

Formerly a C-Suite executive and now leadership coach, Karen utilises her past experience in management, leadership and corporate branding to help her clients prosper and thrive in their careers and their lives

With 25 years corporate experience – and with regional roles in both Europe and Asia Pacific – she can truly claim to be a global executive having developed business strategies across nearly 50 countries. Karen has coached executives in a range of industries including fashion, financial services, communications, technology, pharmaceuticals, start-ups and retail. She is also a speaker coach having supported speakers at TedxWomen events in Hong Kong.

Coaching expertise

As Chief Communications Officer for an MNC, Karen’s role was to enhance a corporate’s brand and reputation. As an execitive coach, her focus is now on people – building careers, presence, self belief and confidence. She lives her life’s purpose by supporting others to be successful.

What we say about Karen Lum at Turningpoint

Karen is warm, engaging and quietly confident. Supportive and non-judgmental, she always comes from a place of kindness, allowing others to feelheard’ in her presence.

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