Jung Wan, PhD
I help ambitious and driven professionals who want to perform at their best. I help my clients regain control, develop mastery and find meaning in their lives.
Why I became a coach
I feel it is a real privilege and responsibility to serve by coaching professionals who want to perform better and become better versions of themselves. Looking back, coaching was not something I was aware of until after many years in a corporate career.
My studies and early career
In my early life I prided myself on being a good student and was diligent in my studies overall.
My first degree in Chemistry in the UK, with a year as an exchange student in France led to going on to complete a PhD in Chemistry in the UK. My first career step was into the pharmaceutical industry and my motivation was to help to make vital medicines available to patients in need especially in less developed parts of the world. Working in a large multinational company felt great and the international travel to Africa, Middle East and Asia was something I truly loved.
My discovered passion for coaching
A little more about me
I have been through many internal challenges in my professional career which have eventually led me to recognise the self doubt I had and that I did not accept myself as the person I was. I know how frustrating it can be when effort made at personal cost does not guarantee a path to success. I recognise when one strives to do their best, somehow it does not seem to be enough. I am aware that success professionally does not equate to fulfilment.
Values, beliefs and philosophies
I learned that it is vitally important to own our circumstances in order to orchestrate transformational change for the better.
Commitment to the cause of personal mastery speaks to me.
Integrity is the most important value I have.
I consider gaining my coaching qualifications as major accomplishments too!
Education and training
Personal Performance Diploma with Distinction (The Coaching Academy)
Level 5 Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs)
Member of International Coaching Federation
PhD in Chemistry (University of Southampton)
Getting powerfully personal
I train and teach Taichi including for self defence. I also train in Xing Yi.
I train in calisthenics and am training my handstand
I run every morning to start my day
I am keen learner of languages and am interested in cultures
My special skill is in listening for insight so that I can detect what the client is unaware of in order to help them grow past their perceived limitations.