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Leadership for a Transforming World

Meet Angela Spaxman

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I’m a Canadian Hong Konger. I live in the heart of the city, and I love the convenience and the connection that comes from bumping shoulders with other human beings in this concrete jungle, especially since our city is surrounded by very accessible natural beauty, mountains, forests and seas.

I was one of pioneers of professional coaching in Hong Kong and after more than 20 years I still love the work of supporting people to learn, grow, meet their challenges and reach for their aspirations. These days I work primarily with leaders, managers and entrepreneurs in Hong Kong and Asia. My clients tend to be ambitious, not only for conventional markers of success, but also for making a difference in this era of radical global change and challenge.

I am a community builder by nature. I convene community associations, groups and collectives to form small pieces of the world I want to live in. And I do that professionally as well, by developing senior teams and leadership cohorts.

Photo credit to Sophie Bonnin-Rocher


I’ve been working as a coach, a corporate facilitator and a leadership program consultant for over 20 years in Hong Kong having started my consulting career in Canada in 1993. Over this time, I’ve coached thousands of clients from at least 25 different nationalities and in a variety of industries including finance, insurance, pharmaceuticals, professional services, marketing, manufacturing, chemicals, sourcing, logistics, education and hospitality.

I’ve supported individual clients through career transitions, leadership challenges and organizational changes. I’ve designed and delivered leadership development programs for cohorts in organizations. I’ve delivered coaching skills training to managers in corporations as well as through the HKU SPACE Corporate Coaching diploma course that I co-delivered from 2004 to 2015.

In collaboration with Acumen Global Partners, I’ve delivered coaching programs within larger organizational development frameworks that aim to transform cultures over multi-year time-frames.

Throughout my coaching career, the capacity to listen and be present has been a focus of continuing development influencing me to bring mindfulness training to organizations as early as 2012 and currently to develop programs that bring the consciousness-raising potential of relational mindfulness to senior leaders.

As a community builder I have founded and led organizations that promote and support innovative practices and approaches. For instance, I was the Founding President of the Hong Kong International Coaching Community in 2002, I led the International Association of Coaching in 2008-9, I co-founded the Potential Project Hong Kong in 2012 and currently I am the Convenor (Backbone) of the Hong Kong Conscious Dance Collective.



  • Certified Masteries Coach with the International Association of Coaching.
  • Certified to deliver The Leadership Circle Profile and The Leadership System.
  • Insight Dialogue Peer Facilitator
  • Transformational Coaching training by Nicholas Janni
  • ‘Coach U’ Coach Training Program Graduate.
  • NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) Certified Practitioner.
  • Advanced Certification in Harrison Assessments.
  • Advanced Toastmaster Bronze from Toastmasters International.
  • More than 10 years of intensive personal and spiritual development.

Coaching Approach

I have an eclectic coaching approach drawing from many different sources collected over decades of experience working with leaders in Hong Kong and around the world. It starts with creating a safe space that opens the possibility for my clients to express newly, knowing themselves more deeply and exploring new possibilities to create the results they seek.

Here’s a list of the adult development theories and models that inform me: Action Logics, Integral Theory, STAGES, Leadership Agility, The Leadership Circle, Vertical Development, Paradox Theory, Coach U’s Personal Foundation Program, somatic emotional processing, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Results Coaching Systems, ontological coaching, integral philosophy, Demartini’s Quantum Breakthrough, The Work by Byron Katie, Marshall Goldsmith systems, ontological coaching, integral philosophy, mindfulness training, Toastmasters International public speaking training and more.


Corporate Clients Include:

“Before starting the coaching, I did not expect to learn so much about myself. Angela’s approach was non-intimidating, yet effective and assuring.” 

Chief Risk Officer for an insurance company

“Angela helped me to see my own strengths and abilities that I don’t normally see myself.  She is very supportive and always non-judgmental.” 

Business Consultant 

“Angela has a gift for probing gently yet with laser accuracy, asking the right questions, challenging me to notice where I’m sabotaging myself, encouraging me to see things differently and prodding me to stay on track. She also demonstrates a rare balance of left-brain, down-to-earth business common sense and heart-felt joy and compassion.”          

Small Business Owner, Hong Kong 

“I found Angela to be an excellent coach. She has a great skill at listening, and at getting to the heart of the matter. She made valuable suggestions for change, and pushed me beyond my own limits to take action quickly. Through coaching, I was able to make some dramatic changes in both my personal and professional life.” 

Psychologist, Author 

“Angela has a unique ability to be both reassuringly supportive and constructively critical at the same time. Her probing questions forced me to re-examine the decisions I took and why, helping me to better understand both what drives me and the people that work for me.” 

Managing Director, Media Industry