As catalysts for leadership and organizational excellence, our executive coaches bring unrivalled business and leadership experience to every client we serve. The result: clients who achieve their goals with greater clarity, confidence and concrete leaderships skills.
Shirley Adrain, Founder, Career Catalyst Group, Hong Kong and Asia. Leadership Coach, D&I Consultant, Corporate Trainer.

Shirley Adrain

Leadership Coach, D&I Consultant, Corporate Trainer

Shirley worked for over 20 years in global IT leadership roles, including COO and global Chief of Staff, for several Tier 1 Investment Banks such as JP Morgan and Citigroup. This has given her a unique and informed insight into the challenges faced by global leaders and the proven benefits of constructively challenging and supporting them to lead from the inside out. As founder and CEO of Career Catalyst Group, Shirley is sought out by financial services clients across Asia to help accelerate their path to senior leadership and Partner level.

Through one-on-one coaching and team workshops, Shirley is particularly skilled at developing inclusive leaders and workplace cultures and supporting women to successfully move into senior leadership. A sought-out speaker on inclusion and diversity, Shirley regularly speaks on panels and has a monthly programme on Hong Kong’s leading radio station RTHK on career management.



  • Executive Coach and Trainer accredited by the Association for Coaching (AC) in 2014. Over 500 hours of coaching experience, globally and locally.
  • Hong Kong’s only ‘Clean’ Coach accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). The Clean methodology helps to pinpoint the cause of problems that are holding clients back.
  • Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Business Practitioner
  • Certified to deliver the EQi-2.0 leadership tool and EQ360 tool to measure and build on Emotional Intelligence.

Nerice Gietel, certified Executive and Parental Coach. Career Catalyst Group, Hong Kong and Asia.

Nerice Gietel

Executive and Parental Coach

Nerice is a certified Executive Coach with prior experience in HR and Legal. She supports individuals to better navigate their careers at various stages in life, including after becoming a parent. She has written extensively for the Hong Kong press, including China Daily, about how employers can support their employees to better combine work and life commitments and, in return, to get more back from them. Nerice offers programs that help organizations to improve their maternity and parental leave management processes.



  • Accredited Executive Coach and Mentor – level 7 by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
  • Accredited to deliver the Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey to empower leaders to understand and improve their and their employees’ wellbeing.

Teressa Siu, Wellness Coach, Facilitator and Corporate Wellness Trainer. Career Catalyst Group, Hong Kong and Asia.

Teressa Sui

Wellness Coach, Facilitator and Trainer

Teressa is an award-winning broadcaster and international wellness speaker. She was Special Health Correspondent for CGTN (CCTV) and prior to that, spent much of her broadcast career covering a wide range of health and medical news. Her work was awarded by international organizations including CNN World Report. She was named 50 Outstanding Women in Health Care at the 2017 World Health and Wellness Congress in India.  She is a regular MC and panelist at events in Hong Kong and travels around Asia supporting her corporate wellness clients.



  • Integrative Holistic Health Coach.
  • Certified Yoga Teacher.
  • Certified Raw Foods Chef.
  • Broadcast Fellow with the USC California Endowment for Health Journalism.

Janine Denning, Executive Performance and Wellness Coach. Career Catalyst Group, Hong Kong and Asia.

Janine Denning

Performance and Wellness Coach

Having worked for 20 years in Human Resource roles in large global organisations, Janine has seen the challenges placed on senior Leaders and the impact this pressure has on their health and work performance. Blending her coaching experience from HR roles, nutrition and fitness qualifications and her personal health transformation, Janine has developed a practical approach to help clients identify and implement healthy habits for workplace success. By providing leaders with science-backed nuggets of information at the right time, challenging them to identify barriers to change and implementing strategies to overcome obstacles, Janine empowers executives to make powerful changes to regain and sustain their health, energy and balance for high performance.



  • American Council for Exercise Certified Personal Trainer.
  • Precision Nutrition L-1 Coach.