Senior PR leader joins The Preston Associates’ pan Asian team of Executive Coaches



November 2021


Leading executive coaching specialists The Preston Associates (TPA) has boosted their Asian team of Executive Coaches with the addition of former PR leader Diane Ho. Diane brings over 30 years of cross-cultural leadership experience, having lived and worked in the US, Hong Kong and China.




Before becoming an Executive Coach, Diane began her career in public relations and soon established her own US-based consultancy. She moved to Hong Kong and subsequently joined H&K Strategies and eventually became the Managing Director of China.  After starting a family, she joined JLL in marketing leadership roles regionally and globally. This combination of global corporate and entrepreneurial experience has given Diane a deep understanding of the challenges facing today’s leaders.


Raised by traditional Chinese parents and educated in the US, Diane’s bicultural upbringing and over 25 years of working in China, enables her to bridge cultural differences. As a coach, she focuses on helping clients deepen their self-awareness, explore their limitations and hone their leadership style to raise performance and contentment. Conversant in Cantonese and Mandarin, she coaches and facilitates workshops primarily in English.


Rainer Schmitz, head of TPA Asia, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Diane to our team here in Asia, further strengthening our base and footprint in China. We have now built a very solid presence in Shanghai with Cathy Wen, YQ Jiang and Diane, enabling us to support our clients across China and beyond.”


Diane comments, “I’m honoured to join the exemplary coaches at TPA, and am keen to work with them to help clients achieve their goals through a proven leadership coaching approach.  As a coach, I bring curiosity and compassion to my work with clients so they can fully leverage their strengths and values to navigate challenges, find solutions and reach their potential.”





Note to Editors:


TPA is a leading Executive Coaching firm that develops senior leaders, teams and organisations internationally. Since 2003 the company has hand-picked its coaches based on their own senior business track records, their diverse backgrounds and a shared set of values. As a result they provide some of the most experienced and highly-qualified Executive Coaching consultants for clients in the UK and across the world.


The company has offices in London, Berlin, Paris, Dublin, New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore. They offer coaching in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin and Russian.


TPA has four key Executive Coaching offers:
• Individual Executive Coaching
• Board, Team and Group Coaching
• Organisational Development
• Organisational Insights Reviews


With specialisms in:
• Board & Senior Executive Mentoring
• Dynamic Growth Hub
• Family Business Coaching
• Elite Business Performance
• Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business
• Resilience & Crisis Coaching
• Transition Coaching Expertise


The TPA philosophy: To be great Thinking Partners with our clients.


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For further information, please contact:

Ellie Rathbone at The Preston Associates:

[email protected] / 020 7373 5663

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