Vanessa Lee is a specialist in international talent development with over 25 years’ experience as an in-house senior regional executive and as an external lead consultant for Fortune 50 companies for over 10 industries in 15 countries. She designs and facilitates multi-lingual, cross-cultural leadership development programs with business simulations. She has over 2500 coaching hours of work with hundreds of global C-suite leaders to lead change and strive for success in the volatile and complex business environment. Clients have provided the highest recommendation for her professionalism, breadth of corporate experience and wealth of real-life leadership lessons. Vanessa specializes in boosting career development for senior leaders, driving enterprise cultural change across cultures & building leadership pipelines that focus on agility, entrepreneurial leadership and driving business results.
Vanessa has extensive experience in multi-cultural, multi-generational and matrix business environments. She has a successful track record working with function heads, regional leads, MDs and GMs to stimulate insightful self-reflection and achieve leadership skills transformation. Vanessa has worked with leaders from Aetna, American Express, BlackRock, China Light & Power, Ericsson, HSBC, Kimberly-Clark, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss, Novartis, Oil Search, Standard Chartered Bank, SAP and Walmart.
Vanessa has attained the prestigious status of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation. She has an MBA degree, internationally recognized professional qualifications and solid experience in psychometric assessment tools such as Organizational Climate Survey, personality inventories like Hogan, MBTI and FIRO-B, Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ & Wave), Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), multiple 360s, cross-cultural awareness survey (Globesmart) and Emotional Intelligence Competency assessment.
Vanessa lives in Australia and Hong Kong and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.