Thao Pham is an executive coach based in Vietnam. She has been working with Vietnamese, Singaporean, Thai, Filipino, Chinese, Pakistani, American, British, Croatian, Romanian, Japanese, Indian, German, Sri Lankan, Indonesian, and Korean leaders at multinational companies in both Asia and in Europe.

Thao is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) of the International Coaching Federation, a Newfield Certified Coach (NCC) from the Newfield Asia, a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, and a co-author of Hello Emotions!. Thao has combined these qualifications with her own MNC business experience to offer 1-1 coaching and workshop facilitation and training to individuals and many corporate clients.

Thao began her career as a Research & Development specialist at Ajinomoto Vietnam in 2004. After 2 years, she discovered her first love was actually market research and she moved into that industry for the next 10 years, working with Nielsen, Unilever Vietnam, and Unilever Asia Private Ltd. In her last role at Unilever as Senior Manager 2C of Consumer & Market Insights in Southeast Asia and Australia where she took charge of total Laundry categories, she had developed a deep understanding of people’s insights and aspirations in life before she embarked on her journey in coaching since the end of 2017.

Thao holds a Bachelors degree in Food Technology and an MBA degree from the University of Technology in Vietnam and a Master of Financial Management degree from the Australian National University.

Thao is passionate about helping people love themselves a little more every day.

Thao is Vietnamese and had lived in Australia and Singapore for five years. She speaks fluent Vietnamese and English and is currently based in Ho Chi Minh City.

Do you understand your team's talents and strengths as well as you understand yourself? Do you know what makes them tick, what motivates and turns them off?

Gallup's decades of research have shown people who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged on the job; teams that focus on strengths every day have 12.5% greater productivity; teams that receive strengths feedback have 8.9% greater profitability; and managers who focus on their team members' strengths reduce active disengagement to an astoundingly low 1%.

Understanding your team's talents and strengths is a game changer to unleash the potential of your team, ignite your business grow and leaving positive impacts on your direct reports' and their family well-being.

Build talent and team. Inspiring leaders and high performing teams start here!

What am I great at? What are my unique differentiations? How do I use my natural talents to be more successful in my career and have better wellbeing?

The search for meaning and success start with these questions. Gallup has studied human nature and behavior for about 75 years. As a result, Gallup discovered that people who know their talents and get to use them frequently are more likely to be engaged and hopeful, and they report having a higher quality of life than those who don't know their talents.

To achieve your greatest potential, you don't have to change! What you need to do is to uncover your unique natural talents, harness your talents and strengths for greater personal productivity and engagement.

Stay true to yourself, unleash your potential and start seeing the world differently.

Do you know everyone is born with a unique set of natural talents which in turn shapes the way they see the world? 

Do you know your talents make you love, hate, and need something you cannot explain so just saying it's me! What you love, need, and hate is not always comfortable and easily understood, and the 'It's me' explanation sometimes hard to be accepted by your significant other who need to know where you are coming from.

According to Gallup studies, there is about a one in 33 million chance you would find someone with the exact top five talents in the same order like yours. This means it is least likely you can find a person who filters the world exactly like you.

Love is understanding*. Do you have the best knowledge of your significant other?

* Source: 'How to love' by Thich Nhat Hanh


  • Unlike the other personality test I have done, StrengthsFinder gave me a perspective whereby everyone is enabled with all strengths but with some being stronger than the other. There is no context of weaknesses, rather one should focus on further strengthening their top strengths to amplify their abilities further. An evaluation that is positive and encouraging. Also, the individual and team session conducted by Thao were very insightful and relatable as she patiently breakdown the details, explain and throw in real life examples. The session has definitely help me to understand myself and the team better, allowing me to be a better performer and team member. Will highly recommend!

    Floris Oh
    Floris Oh Regional Marketing Unilever
  • Self-awareness is not a new concept. Even the fact that a lack of self-awareness limits your happiness is not a new concept either. But seriously, who is ready to pay for a professional service to understand oneself? "Ohhh...my true self? Of course I know myself, what makes me succeed and happy. Actually, I know it better than the back of my hand." I used to think. Thao proved me wrong. There is so much I hadn't known. I had been very confident when giving speech. But Thao helped me explore that 1 on 1 interaction is my true strength. I had been very curious to ask a lot of questions. But turned out it was my raw "analytical" talent that annoyed and intimidated people. I had thought that success in career makes me happy. But I had had no idea that actually my happiness relies so much more on close, caring, mutual relationships with friends and family. This helped me rearrange my priorities in life and result has been so rewarding...and so much more. The most valuable part, however, is not what to know, but what to do. Fortunately, I got a whole roadmap mapped out: How to maximize my talents, understand & cooperate well with my family, friends, boyfriend, colleagues, and most importantly, myself, given that now I hold all the keys to unlock my own Happiness. It has always been there, I just didn't know how to get it. I hope you will be able to unlock yours soon.

    Cindy Phan
    Cindy Phan Account Manager at Google Singapore