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About Li-Ming

Li-Ming is a strategic people advisor and executive coach, driving business impact through being a trusted partner to senior leaders in fortune 500 organizations, start-ups and social service organizations.  She has worked across multiple sectors and industries and has a range of clients at different levels.  As a Lead People Partner at Google, she and her team develop and drive the people strategies in partnership with business leaders for a large function.  Her collective experience as a former Wall-street Analyst paired with her background as an executive coach, a frontline HR leader, consultant, and Head of People Development allows her to tackle problems with a breadth of experience from multiple perspectives.  Over her career she has worked in roles of increasing responsibility, and led and managed global teams, including having worked abroad in Asia. Li-Ming is also a deep subject matter expert in people development, organizational development, change management, talent and succession management, manager and leadership development, executive development, and career development.


Li-Ming is a certified executive coach, coaching managers and  leaders from behind to make meaningful change.  Li-Ming is particularly passionate about women’s initiatives and helping Asian leaders find their voice.  While at Google she has led the internal “Career Guru” program, the cornerstone of Google’s internal coaching program.  She was also the co-creator of the first cross-functional women’s executive program, Sustaining High Performance for Women Directors, which was board recognized.  Li-Ming’s coaching sweet spot is supporting individuals through change and transition. 


Li-Ming’s work and writings have been featured in a variety of publications, and as a thought-leader in the field of change management.  Li-Ming holds a BA in Public and Private Sector Organizations from Brown University, and a MS in Organization Development from University of San Francisco.  She is certified in different leadership instruments including Change Style Indicator, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator I and II, Situational Leadership, and Immunity to Change. 


Outside of work and her coaching practice, Li-Ming is a mom of two young daughters, striving to teach her girls community-oriented values, resilience and empathy.  She enjoys a good cup of coffee (made from scratch), walking, pilates, and cooking.


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