Julianne Yang

Julianne Yang
Career Coach & HR Consultant



Hi! I’m Julianne Yang. I'm a Hong Kong-based career coach and HR consultant from Norway.

I design and run career workshops for organisations in Hong Kong, and provide one-on-one career coaching to individuals looking to build a meaningful career. In addition, I consult small- to medium-sized companies on talent acquisition and talent management.


HR consulting

HR Consulting

If you are a small- to medium-sized company looking for a contract-based HR consultant, I can help you with:

  • Talent acquisition and talent management

    • Creating job listings that attract the right talent

    • Screening candidates and conducting interviews

    • Developing effective employer branding

    • Conducting candidate experience surveys


Career coaching

Career coaching

Are you looking for direction in your career, or thinking of making a career change? I offer one-on-one coaching for individuals who wish to build a meaningful career and cultivate work/life balance.

  • Career coaching

    • Planning your future and finding direction

    • Managing stress and cultivating work/life balance

    • Making a career change

    • Transitioning out of academia into other industries

    • Improving your job application documents and self-presentation

  • Presentation skills coaching

  • Job interview training

Pricing: My coaching packages start from HKD 1000.

I offer a free, 20-minute consultation for all potential new clients. Let me know what you need help with, and I’ll get back to you.


Workshops & training


My workshops and training sessions are tailor-made for companies and universities. If you are looking for someone to motivate and inspire your team or your students, get in touch.


  • Career planning (incl. transitioning from university to industry)

  • Networking skills

  • Social and presentation skills

  • Crafting compelling job applications and CVs

  • Presenting yourself online through social media

To request a workshop/training session designed specifically for your team, let me know what you need and I'll get back to you.


“Julianne's career coaching was without a doubt a great help in landing me an interview at the university where I wanted to work. (…) I got the job, and I am happy to say Julianne's help was absolutely invaluable!”

– Ida H. S. (30), PhD in Translation Studies


My coaching philosophy


Building a meaningful career is hard work – but it doesn’t have to be lonely work. I think many of us believe that applying for jobs, and trying to figure out one’s career, is ultimately an individual project: something you and you alone have to figure out. While this is partly true (it is your life, so it is your project), I’m convinced that asking others for advice is important. It’s part and parcel of understanding who you are, and who you want to become.

I believe that the most exciting opportunities in life come to us only partly because we work hard. It’s just as important to have the right people around us: People who see our potential and let us know they’re on our team. Who listen to and understand our needs. Who help us discover what we need and want in times when feel lost.

I started working as a career coach because I know what a difference it makes to be supported through the different stages of one's career development. I’ve had the privilege of having supportive mentors in my life, but am aware that these kinds of people are rare and hard to find. If you’re looking for support, coaching, and help with finding direction in your career, you’ve come to the right place.



Born and raised in Norway, I have 8+ years of international experience with mentoring, training, and developing learning solutions at top universities in Hong Kong and Norway. I have my pedagogical training and a PhD (Film Studies) from The University of Oslo, where I have also taught and worked as a researcher. Prior to this, I taught and helped develop curricula at The University of Hong Kong in The Department of Comparative Literature.


As a former university researcher, I have extensive experience with public speaking, managing projects, and organizing events. Prior to starting my own career consultancy, I had been a guest lecturer and speaker at conferences in Asia, Europe and North America. In 2016, I also had the privilege of being a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley and The University of Washington.

Since 2018, I have been running my own career consultancy, offering solutions related to career development, employment, and talent management. My clients include individuals and organizations based in Hong Kong and beyond. To date, I am the only career coach in Hong Kong who specializes in coaching academics (including PhD students) who want to transition out of academia and into other industries.



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