Julie is a leadership development consultant & executive coach at Cornerstone International Group, and she is half-time between Boston & Shanghai.
Julie developed her strategic vision through 25+ years of working experience across the Asia Pacific region. Before joining Cornerstone, Julie served as HR Vice President, Asia Pacific for Sanofi. HR Director of Growth Market Unit at IBM, HR Director of Agfa Asia Pacific, and HR Director Haworth Asia Pacific. 

Julie started her executive coach and leadership development in 2017 by leveraging her broad multi-cultural and extensive corporate senior executive experiences. She has helped many leaders, including C-suite executives and leadership teams. Her life mission is to inspire leaders to be the best versions of themselves so they can create outcomes that matter most to themselves, their teams and organizations, and our planet.
Julie collaborates with business leaders to identify critical human capital challenges and deliver high-impact solutions on women’s leadership & cross-cultural transformation advisory.

Typical Coaching Clients

Most of my clients are senior executives in the Asia Pacific region with leadership responsibilities in a cross-‐cultural business environment. I also coach leaders in Chinese Private Owned Companies, State-Owned Companies where there is a significant lacking of coaching and people development culture & practices.

Results Achieved

AN ASEAN CFO faced tremendous stress in career management, work-life balance, and building interpersonal skills with peers and her leader. At the end of five months of coaching, she increased job satisfaction and identified her values with outstanding performance achievements in her career records. She still oversees the ASEAN region based in KL Malaysia today.

A Sales & Marketing Head China. Due to changes in business model and organizational structure, he faced challenges in rebuilding sales team capabilities, improving constructive relationships with the new boss, and identifying his career interests in the long term. At the end of our six months of coaching, he achieved his sales goals, re-‐built his team capabilities, and identified his short & long-term career interests. He became a very successful sales & marketing consultant in China today.

Professional History

I have over 20 years of corporate and consulting experience as a senior HR executive in Global Fortune 100 companies. Before my executive coaching career, I was the HR Vice President, Asia Pacific of Sanofi, and HR Director of IBM Global Emerging Market. My exceptional exposure to assisting executives from diverse business markets such as China, India, Russia, Mexico, and the Asia Pacific region was unique. 


I am an MCC coach with International Coaching Federation. In addition, I am certified to apply Hogan Assessment, Situational Leadership by Ken Blanchard, various leadership competencies tools, and Everything DISC by Wiley & MBTI.

Coaching Approach

I apply Goal, Reality, Options, Will (GROW) model to my clients. As a professional coach, probing with the right questions and practicing listening skills are critical. Empowering the client to take ownership of actions is the key to creating impact. Lastly, my coaching presence and ability to build trust is the fundamental success factor.