What is coaching? And how is it key in thriving in the increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world that we live in today?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coachings as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”.
The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) defines coaching as “a professionally guided process that inspires clients to maximise their personal and professional potential. It is a structured, purposeful and transformational process, helping clients to see and test alternative ways for improvement of competence, decision making and enhancement of quality of life”.
At Transcend International, we see that a coach “helps a client: firstly, to be clear on their goals, and then help them remain present with what they need to be attentive to in order to make optimal moment-by-moment choices which lead towards these goals”.
Coaching is a relationship and a process that is dynamic for coaches and their clients. And while there are many ways coaching is defined and applied, this wide spectrum exists in the same context: helping clients be at their best in the present moment as they move towards realizing their personal and professional potential.

Curious about coaching and want to learn more about this growing industry and practice? Join us every month where we will invite a coaching expert to share their insights and facilitate an engaging dialogue around their perspective in the coaching spectrum.

Meet the Speakers


Personal Growth Specialist,
Executive and Life Coach

Kevin Ho

Kevin is a personal growth specialist. He passionately believes that we all have the necessary resources within ourselves to achieve what we want if we know what they are, how to access them and when to apply them. His passion is to spread this message and share what he has learned so that others can too become aware of their own potential and the multitude of possibilities in their life if they so choose.

Kevin spent 26 years in the financial services industry. Having witnessed and worked through the global financial crises, Kevin had a front-row seat in crisis management as the historic drama unfolded. He later left the financial services industry in 2016 as his personal aspirations were taking him to a different direction and took up professional coach training and started life coaching for individuals.

He now embarks on providing personal growth services using a blend of approaches including (but not limited to) coaching and is more focused on allowing the individual to have an honest dialogue about their inner-self and creating an environment where self-discovery and self-awareness can be nurtured. In a nutshell, personal growth is an experience and a journey of self-discovery.

He now devotes his time to 1 on 1 relationships as well as selective workshops focusing on the soft skills areas of communication effectiveness, relationship nurturing and leadership essence. Kevin’s coaching style is conversational, engaging, fun and practical. He aims to create an environment where thoughts and ideas can be expressed and explored through two way dialogues.

Kevin speaks native English and Cantonese and conversational Mandarin.


Founder and Professional
Life Coach at 心・導・賞
Follow Your Heart to Appreciate Life

Ming Lok

I help people to navigate their midlife transitions to breakthrough bottlenecks in career and personal development, relationship and family, health and well-being, financial and retirement planning, life meaning and life purpose etc.

I believe that a coach is like a “thinking-partner” in your life, helping you to think through issues and get clarity in the path ahead. Coaching is like upgrading your computer. It is a process to upgrade yourself to an “advanced version” with better thoughts, more motivation, different perspectives of life and higher competence to deliver and achieve what you want.

I journey with clients to remove self-limiting beliefs to achieve personal growth. My clients always settle in a transformed perspective of life and feel happier by the end of the coaching journey.

I believe that coaching is not the privilege of CEOs. My dream is to make coaching accessible and affordable to every you, me, him and her. Apart from managing my own brand “心.導.賞 Follow Your Heart to Appreciate Life”,I am also a Transcend Partner and Professional Coach at Transcend International, Resident Life Coach at Premier Clinic and iBioMed in Hong Kong, Coach Matching Specialist and Professional Coach at HeartChat. I provide in-person, online and text coaching to clients in Hong Kong and around the world.

Date: September 17, 2020 | 4:00 PM HKT


Topic: Cultivating Coaching Culture in Hong Kong (Cantonese)


  1. 香港人對教練專業的認知度Awarenessof Professional Coaching in Hong Kong
  2. 本地教練的機遇與挑戰Challenges and Opportunities for Hong Kong Coaches
  3. 如何開墾香港的教練文化 Cultivating Coaching Culture in Hong Kong
  4. 我們可以做甚麼?Community Effort to Promote Professional Coaching in Hong Kong

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