Shian served as an executive mentor and leadership panelist for our session on Branding & Networking at the Executive Development Institute (EDI). She carried a compelling yet relatable presence when she shared her personal story of how she took calculated risks and stayed true to herself while living and working abroad. Through an invigorating yet pragmatic approach, Shian left our entire class of corporate participants in awe with the career choices she made while successfully re-branding and building her network as her professional journey evolved. This conversation focused on exploring the barriers that keep people from taking risks and finding authenticity in the unknown. She is an inspiration and guide on how to make uncomfortable leaps throughout various stages of our career. I'd highly recommend her as a speaker or facilitator on professional growth and change.
I initially had a lot of thoughts and ideas about what I wanted in my career and how I wanted to make progress. Those thoughts and ideas, however, were scattered and I did not know how or where to start. After consulting with Shian, I was able to organize my thinking, put a framework together, and start working towards my goals. Each session with her helped me to discover more about myself and validated my ideas and beliefs. I eventually achieved a clearer understanding of my purpose. This process and journey could not have been attainable without Shian's coaching. According to Bill Gates, "Everyone needs a coach." Shian's ability as a coach has far exceeded my expectations--I highly recommend her.
Over the years, I have always relied on myself to for self-improvements. I own my problems. But when I find lingering obstacles I am struggling to address, I know I need guidance.
I was grateful to have found Shian to be one of my guides. She is passionate about helping others, uses questions effectively and is calm in her approach. Through relevant dialogue, she helped me develop new perspectives, identify root causes, and build skills to regulate my emotions through very targeted practices. I feel more in control of myself after our initial session together. Now, we are continuing to work together to re-enforce these skills through focused intentions.
I doubt I could have created these results myself, even with age and more experience, without Shian's help and guidance. I am most grateful to Shian for offering me a different way of seeing and interpreting. Highly recommended.
I found my “unicorn” job after working with Shian. I had decided that I wanted to work on a team that was ethical and where I had broader and more significant impact on peoples lives. Your words of encouragement and strategic thinking helped me find just that. I interviewed for the job of my dreams, and I didn’t hear back for TWO months. But as we discussed, I was patient. At the end of November, the team offered me my dream job. I am now working on Microsoft’s TechSpark Program as a PM. While I understand that I put in the work, I do like to give credit when credit is due. The exercises you had me build were instrumental in helping me narrow down what I wanted to do. You were able to help me express what I wanted out of my career and put it into words. So I wanted to thank you for your services as well as time and effort. You are a valued member of your team, and you are excellent at what you do.
Since I started on the coaching sessions with Shian, I’ve been more confident in expressing myself and be “out there” when networking and sharing about me. This helped a lot in my recent successful interview which I am excited to start in two weeks. Without Shian and the competitive interview process, I would not have secured such a role which has always been my dream job…Thank You, Shian! Cheers to you on my next move.
"When you march towards a goal, don't focus on what you will get, rather get obsessed with the person you will become." It did not take a long time for Shian to instill this valuable lesson in me. Every interaction with Shian--from her unique insights and tremendous ability to connect with people to her remarkable talent in inspiring people to nurture the values they stand for as they shape their careers--is an enriching experience. Through simple strategies and actionable plans her coaching helped me to laser focus, take courage to come out of my comfort zone, celebrate small wins, and clearly set my short/long term career goals. I highly recommend Shian if you are looking for an amicable and extremely resourceful facilitator to make an exceptional difference in your career!
In only one meeting, Shian helped me to overcome communication barriers and personal mind blocks around having a difficult conversation with my manager. We uncovered new and effective ways to approach a controversial, highly time sensitive and high-stake delivery of my project feature. The successful outcome enabled me to have greater rapport and understanding of our expectations with my manager. As a result, I feel empowered to have these conversations again if needed and have better control and confidence over my own performance and project deliveries.
Shian was a great communicator who was able to help me identify strategies to organize my work and help me take my career to the next level. In only two sessions I was able to get an idea of areas where I could make a bigger impact, and how to achieve some of the goals I have as a content writer. Highly recommend this career training, you will come out renewed and focused.
Thank you for your fantastic delivery, your energy and effect on people is contagious. Shian has a masterful ability to inspire, engage and transform roadblocks and barriers to motivation and action. In the hour she shared with us in Agency for Integrated Care, she's instilled in our group the tools and knowledge to strengthen their performance capacity. I would highly recommend Shian to any organization seeking a personable and passionate facilitator to make a breakthrough.
I found Shian to be caring and genuine in her approach to helping me overcome obstacles that I was not able to overcome myself. Shian helped me to uncover the reasons for feeling 'stuck' and worked with me to remove the 'stuck' feeling from my life.
Shian was compassionate and empathetic in working with me around these issues and I cannot imagine trusting anyone else with such sensitive information and she showed integrity and professionalism in her delivery of services.
I highly recommend Shian to anyone looking for ways to unlock their potential and move forward in achieving their life dreams.
I went to Shian for help with anxiety, unwanted thoughts and to help me find the confidence I needed to continue my business. Shian has been very professional and thoroughly prepared throughout our sessions. She made me feel comfortable from the start and I never felt rushed, in fact, Shian was very generous with her time if I ever needed it; which showed me that she really does care and has her client's best interests at heart.
I have been given invaluable tools that help me control anxiety and unwanted thoughts. Shian has taught me how to clearly focus on my thoughts and feelings, which in turn gave me many light bulb moments. I know myself on a much deeper level and feel more connected to my family and my inner self. I was shown how much I was sabotaging myself with negative self-talk without me even being aware of it; so now I'm very aware of my own self-perception and I know there is always another path to take. I'm starting to trust my own judgements and I'm taking much more ownership and responsibility to which direction I want my life to be heading.
I really am very grateful to Shian for pulling me back into reality and for being so much fun to work with. Many, many thanks!
I started my own business eight years ago and coasted by, content with my small but steady number of clients. But this past year I found myself with more time on my hands and I wanted to expand my brand. The problem was I didn't know exactly how to grow my business, and my shyness prevented me from taking chances and introducing myself to new clients.
When Shian approached me, I admit, I was skeptical. How was I going to talk to this complete stranger about myself? But Shian was so personable, she put me at ease straight away. She asked me interesting questions and I found myself gaining new perspective and insight into my business and, more importantly, myself. Shian provided me with the tools I need to not only get started, but also to get back on track when life gets busy.
Shian has given me the kickstart I needed to feel more confident, more focused, and more motivated to improve on my business. People ask me if I've cut my hair or started wearing a different makeup, because I look better and happier. I tell them, no, I've just finished a great coaching session!
Working with Shian has been amazing. She helped to uncover my primary performance barrier right at the first session itself, one that I did not even realise existed! I love that she didn't teach how I ought to be thinking/ feeling/ doing. Through the sessions, she skilfully guided me along in structuring my thoughts, identifying my values and formulating realistic action plans to live the way I want to live. Since it all came from myself, the commitment to carrying out what I said I would do is so much higher. I also love how the sessions with her are so thought-provoking that I experienced plenty of a-ha moments in between the sessions. Best of all, Shian was very attentive and figured out my learning style very quickly, and so was able to recommend specific strategies to help me strengthen my conviction in what I want to do.
I highly recommend Shian to anyone who's feeling stuck in life, even (or especially!) if they don't know why.
Thank you, Shian for helping me find my belief in myself, and my ability to self-direct my growth for the rest of my life.
I engaged Shian's career coaching service by chance but it was one of the best decisions of my life. From the intense questioning during our brief first meeting, I could tell that this person knew what she was doing. What followed was weeks of self-discovery that made me question myself about my values and what I was doing that made me unable to progress in my career. Since then, I have reaffirmed my strengths and set about monetizing them while adding value to people around me. Today I assist my clients in drafting powerful marketing collateral to allow them to bring their messages out to the world.
Shian has helped me gain greater consciousness over my strengths, attain tools to lead more efficiently and effectively at work, develop clarity over my long term, medium and short term goals and to feel more confident over the choices I'm making in my career and personal life. We have integrated my values and interests into my life as a whole and it has given me relief and satisfaction knowing my direction and how to put it all together.
Working with Shian allowed me to get through challenges at work with more ease by understanding more about communication styles, applying practical tips from her and through assuring that my actions are in line with my values, strengths and goals.
Shian makes you feel understood, helps you drill deeper and is open minded while still guiding and leading. One can feel that the sessions do not follow a generic template but that she adjusts her style and customizes her approach for each of her clients. For me personally, it was extremely helpful to have Shian reminding me of my action points and checking in on my progress. She's creative and full of ideas and our sessions felt more like meeting with a friend. I enjoy working with her and highly recommend her to anyone looking for leadership or career related coaching.
Before meeting Shian, my career path was unclear. Further, I was surrounded by negativity and doubt and my health needed improvement.
Since working with Shian on many aspects of my personal and professional life, my professional and social life has continued to flourish. I have a much more positive and proactive attitude at work which has been noticed by many of my colleagues. I have also gained self-motivation and more energy, successfully hitting my short and medium term goals related to finance, health and my personal development. Every day I wake up motivated to make my vision boards a reality. Even my health and immune system have improved! I have lost 17 pounds in a few short months since January 2015 and now, it only takes me a few days to recover from a flu, whereas I used to feel extremely tired for much longer periods.
Since knowing Shian, I have gained a self-confidence and strength that I didn't know I had before. I am generally much more excited about all aspects of my life and look forward to a great future.
Shian is always so encouraging, friendly and a true cheerleader for my all round well-being. I am so thankful to have her in my life. Shian is undoubtedly the most influential and supportive person in my life.
Coaching with Shian has been brilliant. She helped me to take more initiative in my life. To be able to enjoy the present and to worry less about always what is coming up next. It's allowed me to focus on my own values, increase self-awareness, reveal my strengths and clarify what I should focus on. She has helped me to remember what feels good and it's added more enjoyment and satisfaction in my day to day.
Shian is extremely easy to talk to. The awareness that she creates is intriguing and fascinating. Her approach clarifies my strengths (which wasn't as clear before) and identifies what is holding me back. In the end it all seems so clear.
It's a privilege to be coached by someone who is that intelligent and at the same time so understanding.
When it comes to career decisions, it's difficult to fully trust anything other than your own intuition. Hence, people often get fearful of the unknown and are hesitant to make bold career choices. Given that, Shian comfortably helped guide me in my own decision making process. She has the ability to put you at ease, quickly identify your aspirations, and help determine pros and cons of your potential paths. In doing so, my career path became obvious and I have a positive outlook on my decision and future. After struggling with career decisions and opportunities on my own for so long, Shian was the defining factor in helping me make the best decision. I highly recommend her for anyone looking to better themselves.
I wholeheartedly recommend Shian Chuan as a professional coach or trainer with regards to self-management and life choices.
I engaged Shian's services to see how she would be able to help improve my productivity and life issues. Being an incredibly lively and enthusiastic person myself, I found it more and more difficult to perk myself up in recent weeks due to increased work pressure, relationship expectations and family commitments. I wanted to talk out my issues with her and to see if I could gain clarity in my life.
Shian is poised, professional, and personal enough to touch on key issues in life that are cornerstones to authenticity and happiness. She does not push her views, and manages problems in a constructive manner. When dealt with objections or irrationality, she is patient and not quick to judge. She is calm, and understanding and recognises the need to guide instead of dictate.
If you are willing to see what kind of guidance she can offer you and tackle issues in a systematic fashion, she will help untangle the complex intricacies that may weigh your life down; helping you to regain your confidence in life again.
The reason I engaged Shian was to seek my life purpose as I didn't find myself being passionate about what I was doing. It turned out to be a very fruitful journey. I don't typically find it comfortable confiding in other people, especially a person whom I first meet, but it came very naturally when I talked to Shian. Her sincerity and professionalism guided me smoothly to embark on the journey of self-exploration. She successfully identified the main barrier I faced and helped me find effective ways to overcome it. Throughout the journey, I could see how I improved and transformed. I would recommend Shian to anyone who requires guidance or coaching in life.
I engaged Shian as a professional coach and corporate trainer to assist me in resolving and eliminating my personal and business issues.
My work with Shian was focused on providing me with direction in both personal and business life, a huge challenge. Shian took on the enormous task effortlessly and with great professionalism. Shian's skill and experience assisted me immensely by resolving my issues. The changes that I have experienced with Shian's direction have been remarkable.
Shian is truly an amazing professional and she has exceeded my expectation and I would highly recommend her to any individual or organisation.
Shian has provided me with the most graceful guidance.
She deftly manoeuvres me around my emotions with precise questions that have me feeling better and thinking more constructively about myself in no time.
There was one incident in particular where I was reacting to a discouraging confrontation with a senior executive, but after speaking to Shian, it evolved into a better understanding of my company's corporate culture and my place in it, how much I really loved my job and what I loved about it. I can't tell you how she did it, I'm sure I didn't make it easy!
Shian has a way of bringing you to the surface, and it has been a gift to me.
Overcoming challenges can be daunting, emotional and at times, downright painful. It takes someone who is patient, trustworthy and capable to guide you through the journey of growth, be it personal or professional. In my experience with Shian, she was able to help me pin down my goals and redirect my mindset and actions toward a positive trajectory. Her genuine spirit and empathy are unmatched. Her insightfulness and natural ability to coach and motivate are both impactful and inspiring. In her holistic approach, she focused on my specific needs then defined a clear roadmap to help me overcome my personal roadblocks and open doors to new possibilities. Thanks to Shian, I now have greater mental focus and confidence in my abilities and am well on my way to reaching my goals.
As a coach, Shian has the magical ability to penetrate each individual's motivations and tensions in order to unlock their fullest potential. She is masterful from the first meeting and can amazingly adapt her style to each individual's needs. In my case, she was able to help me identify my goals, create action plans to achieve them, and held me accountable for delivering against my own goals. At the same time, she worked relentlessly to penetrate any mental, emotional, and physical barriers that were shrouding my path to success. Every session with Shian is worthwhile and will tell you more about yourself than you ever thought possible. I highly recommend her.
I consider myself pretty stubborn, very skeptical and extremely ambitious. So when I had the opportunity to work with Shian, and I had enough evidence to presume that she was highly competent in coaching, I gave her a chance. That chance turned into many more sessions, and I had the biggest breakthrough on the third session, hooking me as a client ever since. If you want someone to help you weed out subconscious blockages that you would never had the chance to realize was negatively impacting other areas of your life, by all means--go to Shian. Having seen many life coaches before, Shian is clearly one of the best, and will guide you to new chartered territory.
Shian has a magnetic personality that draws people in. She is easy to talk to and has a natural ability to make people think, feel and do better. She is flexible in her approach and through talking with her gives you a different and better perspective at looking at things. She is always bright and positive, genuinely cares and is excellent with follow through. I've always been able to count on her.
Shian made me feel comfortable and relaxed when working with her. She allowed me to rid myself of some deep angst and feel so much better for it. I had no idea what would come up but I know I won't store away negativity in my mind again. Her flexibility and understanding of my situation allowed us to get through it and make a breakthrough in my chronic pain from Fibromyalgia. NLP really works. I used to feel a pain of 8 or 9/10 and now it's down to around a 2/10.