About Lily

A self-proclaimed extroverted introvert, I’ve spent years figuring out who the hell I was. Always yearning for connection but yet constantly wanting my solitude. Not fully fitting in but not excluded either. More often than not, I felt like I didn’t belong and spent years struggling to find my voice, passion and identity. It made me self-conscious that I didn’t know who I was supposed to be.

Starting my career in corporate consulting felt like I had a blank slate. I could wipe clean all my insecurities and start fresh with confidence. How wrong I was! If anything, it amplified. Often, I’m told to speak up, that I’m too quiet, that I need to try to fit in more, leading me to constantly try to be someone I’m not. Of course, all of this advice was given with the most well-meaning intention, but it backfired. Eventually, it made me doubt my professional abilities and eroded my confidence massively. I felt I had to maintain a positive and happy facade, and said yes to almost everything to prove my value. It was mentally and physically exhausting.

Fortunately, I also met a lot of great mentors and coaches in my career who noticed my struggles and gave me the space to figure things out, supporting me with their guidance and pushing me to step into my power. They gave me the tools and reality check that I needed to stop holding myself back and start showing up to life and working authentically. I learnt to hold my space and became proud and unapologetic of my value. I started getting noticed for the right reasons. I was on my leaders’ radar and quickly started getting promotions and opportunities that I wanted. Within the year, I was a potential candidate for fast-track promotion. More importantly, through all of these, I felt happier and more fulfilled than I have ever been.

At the same time, I came across an opportunity to deliver career and leadership development for a global multinational client and immediately jumped at it. And that was the spark that led me to where I am today. Everything fell into place. I found my calling. I was so passionate about doing this that I managed to carve out a role within my company to do just that, delivering career coaching and leadership development for current and upcoming leaders. All the while being more ‘junior’ in grade. I created a career that I got excited about every day.

I decided I want to do this full time on my own terms. And on the cusp of a lucrative promotion, I resigned from my company with zero regrets. This shocked a lot of my colleagues. Because I am clear and confident of my worth and value, a title is no longer needed. This has been the best decision I have made in my career. So here I am.

I’m here to help you to become the leader you aspire to be, to create a career that you get excited about and to be the best version of yourself.