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Christine Khor, CEO & Founder, Peeplcoach: Female Leader Conversations

Christine Khor wears a number of hats including CEO and Founder of Peeplcoach, Managing Director Chorus Executive, Board Director The Hunger Project, Advisory Committee Member Future Pathways Council, mother, wife, aunty, friend and daughter. All these roles have one thing in common – supporting, enabling and empowering others to be the best they can be.


What is Peeplcoach’s purpose?

The problem we set out to solve was “how can we make coaching accessible to all, to build leaders and drive business outcomes?” Peeplcoach has a clear mission: to ensure that every person has access to an experienced coach to accelerate personal, professional and business impact. Every day we move closer to achieving our goal. Our programs start from $99 per person per month which means that every person and business can access a coach when they need one.


Tell us about building a human resources tech start up in your 50s?

Female founders receive less than 3% of investment capital. Investment increases for mixed team founders but only if the man is in charge! To say it has been an interesting, and at times a difficult journey, is an understatement. My success comes from: having a clear purpose, a clear vision, a great team, hard work and a little bit of luck. COVID has shown the world that working from home and virtual meetings can be effective, especially when our programs can be delivered at between 10 – 20% of the cost of most coaching programs. I’ve never let difficulty stop me. Over the last two years I have raised over $2M in funding by connecting with purpose driven, strategic investors who are looking for investments that will be successful financially and for the world.


What impact can coaching have on your career?

Research shows that organisations and individuals who invest in coaching see 33% improvement in business deliverables, 35% increase in leadership performance, 18% higher profit and 67% improved work life balance because of a number of reasons:

  1. Investing in a coach creates the time and commitment to reflect on what you are doing well, what you are not and where you are heading.
  2. Coaches are independent and objective and their role is to help leaders explore options and see blind spots.
  3. Coaches are professionals and are trained to help you identify obstacles, brainstorm solutions and then help individuals to stay accountable to those actions.
  4. Finally, they will help individuals to see another perspective and options that they may never have considered previously.

However, no matter how good the coach is, success will only be achieved with hard work and commitment. Now, more than ever, leaders and managers need the skills and support to take control of their lives and careers, and to better support their teams, as we navigate 2022 and beyond.


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Posted by Jade Collins - Femeconomy Director

Jade Collins has 20 years’ global experience in corporate executive Human Resources and management consulting roles in the Mining, Energy and Aerospace industries, leading large scale, complex multi-million-dollar change management programs. Jade finds the combination of her HR, Psychology and MBA qualifications and her leadership experience is invaluable for increasing gender equality in leadership across industries. Jade was a member of the Queensland Government's Strategic Advisory Group for the Toward Gender Parity: Women on Boards Initiative and the 2019 CQU Alumni of the Year for Social Impact for her work with Femeconomy.