Hyeon-Ju is an outstanding coach and I grew so much personally and professionally over the duration of our coaching sessions. She created an atmosphere of trust, comfort and courage that enabled me to be open, and to discuss the real issues keeping me awake at night. I particularly recommend her gentle yet firm/direct coaching approach for logical people, for women, and for leaders.
I was very unsure about coaching. Was I a good candidate? Were my concerns even coach-able? I discovered that working with Hyeon-Ju meant I had a companion on the journey I needed to go on. She encouraged, challenged, reflected and reminded. Hyeon-Ju is insightful and discerning, always attentive to opportunities for me to grow or learn. This experience transformed my relationship to work. I’m telling better stories about myself, integrating my mistakes and walking forward with a renewed sense of excitement about my path. I’m so grateful.
You have shown me how to value myself and be true to myself in the workplace. I always felt I was trying to fit into some kind of mold that never felt quite right. Instead you helped me see that I can be my true self and still succeed at my work at the same time.
I knew I had to make a career transition, but I could not seem to take the steps to do it. Although I did not know what to expect, I sought out professional coaching for help. My sessions with Hyeon-Ju were critical in making changes. She listened, was incredibly perceptive, and helped me focus on what I needed and wanted to do. She pressed me, but did not judge. Talking through my fears with her made the prospect of a career transition less daunting and scary. I am forever grateful.
Hyeon-Ju is very effective in helping you identify your goals and finding confidence in your strengths. Working with her came at a crucial time in my career when I transitioned to a new leadership position at a nonprofit organization. Her coaching style empowered me to believe in myself and to be proud of my decisions when our program went through significant changes. I could not think of anyone I would recommend more for nonprofit leaders or would-be nonprofit leaders who need help in finding their organic leadership style.
I was at a juncture in my career and felt completely immobilized prior to working with Hyeon-Ju. She listened, challenged, and asked key questions without judgement. Our coaching sessions gave me the clarity and the confidence to listen to myself and take a risk which would have been impossible without Hyeon-Ju’s steady guidance. I’m thrilled that I had the opportunity to work with Hyeon-Ju and cannot think of anyone that I’d recommend more for those who are trying to figure out their career path, especially in the non-profit sector. I’ve had several career coaches and Hyeon-Ju is by far the best!
My sessions with Hyeon-Ju helped me learn to trust myself and to be a more effective leader. I understand my true motivation for meaningful work, and how to incorporate this into my career. The powerful insights I gained will stay with me.
Hyeon-Ju is an exceptional coach. I highly recommend working with her. In a short amount of time, she has helped me to regain confidence, a sense of balance, and an openness to others. More concretely, she has empowered me to identify where I want to go professionally and to take steps to get there. She asks the right questions and offers frank insights in a way that is encouraging and comforting. Hyeon-Ju has kept my focus on the big picture and on what truly matters. Through working with her, I have been able to articulate and pursue what it is that will bring me happiness and satisfaction, and to look inward for strength and value. She is an extraordinary teacher.
After two years of working with a different coach, I knew that I was unhappy with my career but I did not know why. Hyeon-Ju crystallized it for me in one consultation. She identified from my confused stories the brief moments of satisfaction I’d felt in my career and then articulated, in one sentence, a potential talent of mine that could lead to more fulfilling work. After only five months I landed a job that, previously, I could only have dreamed of. Our sessions were the best investment I could have made in myself. She is a perceptive listener, brilliant communicator and truly gifted coach.
Having Hyeon-Ju as my coach has been invaluable both personally and professionally. I sought her out for help through my transition out as the founding Executive Director of an Asian American immigrant rights group in the South. She has exceptional active listening skills and insights, and helped me process through my own feelings of letting go as well as the practical steps and relationships involved in working through my succession. Hyeon-Ju provides a great mix of spiritual and practical tools while also gently lifting issues to light...Hyeon-Ju’s coaching helped me navigate this major transition with grace and maximize my own personal growth in the process. I am now working with her in clarifying what I want in my next leg of life’s journey and am grateful for her coaching!
Working with Hyeon-Ju was one of the best things I did for myself, an act of self-investment and self-love. She met me where I’m at. She acted as an objective extension of me, amplifying and reflecting like a magnifying glass and mirror. She challenged, loved, and supported me to do the work of pursuing the best version of myself...At the end of six sessions, I accomplished more than I thought I could.
I started working with Hyeon-Ju during a time of intense emotional learning and transformation. A supremely gifted and compassionate listener, she created the welcoming, safe container I needed to tap into my own knowing. Hyeon-Ju’s immense capacity to be present to her clients in an accepting, open-hearted way enabled me to explore long-seated fears — as well as dreams — that I’ve long been afraid to scale on my own. She also has a magically intuitive way of working, and always seems to ask just the right questions at the right time. My work with Hyeon-Ju has allowed me to put an old conception of myself and my life to rest, and to create a bright new narrative for myself in its stead. And if all this sounds a little self-serious, Hyeon-Ju also has a wicked sense of humor, and we laughed a lot together along the way!
Hyeon-Ju was a godsend during an important transition in my life. As a coach, she brings deep listening and helps you discover the truth of what clicks inside of you. She has a good sense of what tool to reach for in a given moment—when to nudge you forward and when to let you explore...I felt peace, clarity, and greater perspective after working with her.
Each session with Hyeon-Ju was a powerful learning experience and discovery journey. She is not afraid to ask the tough questions, nor does she come with a pre-set agenda. She coaches in a natural way that respects your humanity, and gently and not so gently prods you into your own transformation.
Hyeon-Ju believed in me and my inner strength and capabilities and helped me tap into the bigger dreams I was too afraid of facing alone. Her humility, persistence, graciousness and positive coaching enabled a mission-driven, values-focused person like myself to be vulnerable, open, and gain confidence in making very concrete next steps in my profession...I could not be where I am today without her support!
I think of your work as helping people find existential authenticity. People come to you—I came to you—wanting answers and solutions. But it seems to me that what we need to know is how to face the messiness of life and of people. In working with you, I had this sense of being on a boat that was being held steady by your firm hand, and that you were helping me find an authenticity and peace to face my angst and figure out which direction to steer the boat.
You create space for people to think about their place in the world...Knowing that even if it’s not always easy or apparent, I now have the resources I need to define the underlying current of my existence
This has been the hallmark of my work with Hyeon-Ju: her keen ability to strip out the layers...in order to get at truths that lie beneath the surface of things.
Hyeon-Ju coached me through a very difficult work transition. What I love about working with her is the utter honesty from her heart and mind while always holding my desire to move forward into a better place in the forefront of our work. I would recommend Hyeon-Ju to anyone who has a dream and wants to make that dream a reality.
Hyeon-Ju was instrumental in helping me through a very rough job transition. My employment contract was ending, I had gone through months of interviews, and I just couldn’t land the right job in New York, the city I’d called home for 15 years. Hyeon-Ju didn’t give me any easy answers, but she helped me figure out the right questions to ask in figuring out my next steps. She helped me get past panic mode and get out of a pattern of thinking that was hindering my ability to go after opportunities that were outside of my comfort zone. She’s a patient, empathetic listener and astute observer, and I really appreciated the fact that she herself had made a big, brave career move. I ended up moving to a new city, for a job I really love, and am grateful for the tools Hyeon-Ju gave me to help me make that decision.
I reached out to Hyeon-Ju at a time of fatigue and deep confusion. I felt overwhelmed with even the simplest decisions. I needed something to reignite the passion I once had and to provide clarity on what steps to take next...Coaching helped me find the balance I was craving to transform my aspirations into action. Hyeon-Ju’s mental and spiritual exercises honed in on what it meant to be my authentic self and what it meant to answer questions in the most truthful way possible. She has a knack for telling when an answer doesn’t sit right. After six months of sessions, I am now starting to feel whole again – reuniting my passions with the present...I highly recommend Hyeon-Ju to anyone looking for a change!
I wasn’t familiar with the concept of coaching before working with Hyeon-Ju, and...was unsure of the value of this time investment when I was already overworked and under tremendous stress. Working with Hyeon-Ju this past year though, has been a tremendous comfort and given me insight and strength to better handle hard times. I have come to understand the value of creating a space for myself to think hard, reach deep, and focus on evaluating what my core values can bring to my organization, and also my life.
Having Hyeon-Ju as my coach has provided me with a space to unpack, process, and grow through many of life’s challenges, as well as its triumphs. I am so grateful for her wisdom, deep intelligence, and strength. Working with Hyeon-Ju has become an integral part of my life, the connection she provides is essential to my personal/professional growth.