Posts by Phebe Cho

Attention all career focused women: STOP doing this one thing

“But I don’t have enough experience. I know they want someone with a strong background in corporate finance” I sat, watching my private coaching client explain why she wasn’t right for the role. She had just spent the last ten minutes outlining what was wrong with that business unit. They were amidst a huge transition…

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The key to your limitless potential.

“Mummy, it sports carnival day!” my 5-year-old, squealing with delight as she pranced around the house. I broke into a smile. From year one to six, I came last in every sports carnival race there was. Everyone had crossed the finish line, and there I was, huffing and puffing down the 100-meter track. Every year,…

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Two questions you must answer to harness your limitless potential

I love Oprah. Who doesn’t? She is named “most influential woman of her generation.” Wikipedia defines her as a media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Oprah isn’t the most technically trained. She didn’t study at the best schools but yet, she has resounding success in everything she does. How does she do…

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How Uber is shaping your talent strategies.

Susan Fowler. Two words that have shaken Uber at its core. What happened to her was awful. It was unlawful, unjust and just plain disgusting. Her 3000-word blog post “Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber” has opened Pandora’s box to the toxic culture inside Uber. Last week, Ubers CEO, Travis Kalanick stepped…

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What does your personal brand say about you?

I am one in one million. Literally…. One in one million females is colour blind. And believe it or not, I am the one in a million. I was shopping for lipsticks the other day, armed with my I-phone, googling the latest colours. Why? I need to read the descriptive words to understand what the…

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Flexibility and the Future of work

Imagine this. You are your own boss. You are a trained as a management consultant in a top tier firm. You refined your skills as you made your way up the corporate ladder. Then one day, you decided you had enough. You were sick of the politics; you were definitely sick of the long hours,…

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Imposter syndrome. Do you suffer from it?

I am a fraud. What was I thinking? A little voice in my head whispers…” You are about to get exposed. It’s a fluke that all these people came here to listen to you.” Have you ever felt like that? I have. And more often than you think. The truth is, I’m not the only…

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The magic formula for a successful interview

I’ve worked in the recruitment industry for over a decade. In that time, I’ve interviewed thousands of job seekers, from graduates to CEO’s. What I observed, was how they performed in interview, what they said and how they said it. I’ve discovered there is a magic formula for interviews. Every successful interview must answer four…

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