Irene is a wellness and executive coach. They approach coaching through an integrative lens. With 10+ years of coaching experience, Irene also holds a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley where she studied well-being; a Food, Nutrition, and Health certification from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Irene is also an award-winning Diversity & Inclusion consultant who specializes in LGBTQ+ issues. In her spare time, she loves to cook with her family and do muay thai kickboxing.
“Irene is extremely kind, knowledgeable, and action-oriented. She took time to understand my current career situation and goals. Growing up Asian American and landing a pretty stable job, Irene knew what it was like to be in my position. I wasn’t sure how to approach next steps and she outlined how I could take small steps before making any major changes. Given my circumstances she gave me a couple of items to start working on towards my goals and followed up with me the week after to check in on my status. What took me months to achieve I was able to do in a week just with Irene’s guidance and encouragement. I’m very grateful to have her as a coach as I figure out my career.” – Mary X.
“As a queer Asian woman working at an aerospace corporation, I didn’t see anyone like me at work nor did I have much of a community. I started to attend gay and lesbian conferences and workshops to build community which is where I met Irene. At the time I wasn’t very sure of myself but Irene’s warm personality and her ability to connect with people made me feel welcome and at ease. During the LGBTQ community workshops, Irene was a great facilitator that made the space comfortable and welcoming to discuss queer and trans topics that can be very sensitive. Later I connected with Irene when I had uncertainties around job searching and general confusion about my life direction. Through the 9 years I’ve known Irene, I’ve found her to be a great listener who asks insightful questions that make me feel supported and provides me new perspectives. Irene also has an extensive network that she tapped to connect me to job contacts and new friends in the queer community. I definitely recommend Irene for coaching and group facilitation!” – Jessie T.
Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT)
Queer Healer team