International positions I’ve held
B.A. in Pharmacy / MBA (Ross School of Business)
Product Management (Houston, USA / Singapore / Korea)
Commercial Leadership for the Asia Pacific (Korea)
Global Marketing (Switzerland / Philadelphia, US)
Pharmaceutical Sales & Brand Management (Korea)
Since I had decided to become a global leader in my senior at University, I went to the US to learn English, worked in multinational pharma companies in Korea, took MBA in the US, worked in Philadelphia, moved to Switzerland to join a new company, came back to my home country to assume Commercial Leadership for the Asia Pacific, moved to Singapore, then Houston USA to work as Product Director.
Every 2 or 3 years, I was in a different location with a new role. Yes, I realized my dream of being a global leader.
The journey was rewarding but also challenging. During the 1st working year in Philadelphia, people perceived me as a quiet person because I understood only half of the conversations. A more significant challenge came to me when I moved to Switzerland. Everything was new – job, company, country, people, and even language.
“While adaptation to a new environment was one challenge,
the biggest challenge was always demonstrating success in those new environments.”
When I look back, my biggest lesson was to keep confidence in any situation. Often, I felt incapable and blame myself for it. It took time to realize that it is not about me, but it is a time for me to learn new skills. Besides, it takes time to learn. I began to be open, patient, and enjoy new challenges. And success began to follow.
I created Kelly Coaching with the dream of helping more Asians become Powerful Global Leaders. I have learned the way through multiple mistakes, errors, and loneliness.
You can accelerate your growth to become an effective leader, and beyond, an influential global leader. Your journey can also be pleasant and confident. Kelly Coaching wants to be with you on the journey!
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