Coaching and Consulting Experience
Margaret Chan is a Certified Executive Coach and business advisor with experience in leadership development. She partners with C-suite, mid-level and senior executives to identify their strengths and gaps to help them reach their next leadership level. She has been a trusted strategic advisor to corporate clients in recruiting talent and building organizational leadership. Her experience includes assessing over 3,500 executives on their qualifications, skills, and leadership styles. She has partnered with leaders across an array of functions and advised Boards of Directors on CEO succession planning.
Margaret has coached clients on a range of development goals, including transitioning to new roles, increasing influence, using strategic communications, showing confidence and executive presence, gaining visibility, being a mindful and active listener, using collaborative skills, and building strong teams.
Margaret has a rich knowledge of multiple industries, including financial services, private equity, insurance, consumer goods, cosmetics/luxury goods, retail, media, technology, consulting, and nonprofit. She also has in-depth knowledge of multiple functions, including board directorship, finance, investment, strategy, marketing, consulting, communications, sales, operations and technology.
Business and Career Background
Margaret began her career in marketing at General Foods, Citibank and Oppenheimer Management. She had a 25-year career in executive search of which 18 years were with Spencer Stuart and Korn Ferry. As a revenue-generating consultant, she was an advisor to C-suite executives, including CEOs, Presidents, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, CIOs, CHROs, and Boards of Directors. She understands their perspectives and expectations on leadership development and leverages this knowledge in her coaching approach. She has deep experience managing senior clients and leading corporate engagements successfully to achieve client goals.
She is an executive coach for The Leadership Lab at Columbia Business School. She is also a selected alumni coach for Wharton, Columbia, Stanford, and Cornell business schools, and University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania.
Education and Certifications
Margaret obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from New York University. She then went on to get a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. She also earned her Executive Coaching Certification at the highest level from Columbia University. In addition, she is certified by the International Coach Federation and in Hogan Assessments, and is experienced with 360 assessments.