Karen Lum
Karen Lum

Karen Lum is an Executive Coach with the Fast Forward Group. A legacy building expert, Karen challenges her clients to think about every interaction having a positive, lasting impact.

Formerly a C-Suite executive and now leadership coach, Karen utilizes her past experience in management, leadership, and corporate branding to help her clients be more self-aware, enhance presence and build relationships.

With 25 years experience in marketing communications specializing in public relations, advertising, and media strategy – and with regional roles in both Europe and Asia Pacific – she can truly claim to be a global executive having overseen nearly 50 countries. She has lived in Sydney, London, New York, Hong Kong and is now based in Shanghai.

In 2015, Karen co-founded {embrace} worldwide — developing a proprietary leadership model based on global leadership ideologies and scientifically proven principles of human behavior, positive psychology, and neuroscience.

A speaker coach and curator for Hong Kong’s TedxWomen events, Karen is also a public speaker on women in leadership, self-belief, and living your legacy.

Karen is a mentor for Chinaccelerator and MOX, mentorship-driven programs assisting internet start-ups to cross borders – from the world into China. She is the lead coach for Next Chapter Raise, Asia’s first funding ecosystem designed to inspire, educate and connect female founders with savvy investors and strategic advisors.