Consultant and Coach Bio

Bernard Miu
Managing Partner
Mobile Phone: (852) 9469-3030

Bernard is an executive coach to business leaders in the Asia Region, with direct experience of coaching at the Managing Director level.

Bernard is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Corporate Coaching Partners, Asia's leading firm of executive coaches.

Professional Expertise/Services

Bernard is a seasoned business leader and manager with extensive corporate line and staff experience.

He was with Union Carbide for 30 years having worked and lived in Hong Kong, Singapore and the U.S. in the local office, regional office and headquarters environment. Bernard has had first hand experience in working through periods of stability, growth, downsizing, cultural change, business process re-engineering and merger.

He was Managing Director for Greater China of Union Carbide for 7 years leading the organization and the businesses through a major strategic re-alignment. Bernard managed five companies including three joint ventures in China and had extensive experience in working with joint venture partners and developing local nationals.

He has had operating experience on business management, general management, TQM. re-engineering, marketing and human resources management.

Recent Coaching Assignments

Kate's coaching clients have included expatriates as well as local nationals from Hong Kong, the PRC and Korea.
  • Executive Coach to President of an Oil operation in the PRC. This person was seen as highly competent and but not able to achieve the level of impact needed to influence upwards in a large MNC. By building on strong relationship skills and working on prioritization, communication style, and messaging this person is now a regional position.

  • Feedback coach to several senior executives following the completion of a 360 leadership competency study

  • Provided shadow coaching and feedback to a Managing Director of a large US multinational, based in Shanghai 4 to 6 assignments

  • Acted as internal coach to several leaders of Union Carbide as part of his leadership role

Career History

Corporate Coaching Partners Ltd - Managing Partner
In September 2001, Bernard co-founded Corporate Coaching Partners (CCP), Hong Kong's first specialized corporate coaching company.

Managing Director - Greater China, Union Carbide Asia Ltd. Hong Kong 1994-2001
Bernard was accountable for managing Union Carbide's businesses in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with a staff of 270. He was the Chairman of the Board and General Manager for two Joint Ventures in south China and Managing Director of a Hong Kong company which was positioned to support business growth in China. Two General Managers, one of a JV in Shanghai and one of a marketing company in Taiwan reported to Bernard. He was also the Line of Business Manager for a Strategic Planning Unit for Asia Pacific. He provided, developed and leveraged resources within Greater China for strategy implementation of various Union Carbide businesses and he integrated diverse interests and activities to achieve business growth and profit targets.

Bernard joined Union Carbide in 1970 and held various business and functional roles, including TQM, marketing and human resources. During his career, he lived and worked in Singapore and the United States.

Education and Professional Affiliations

  • B.A. Geography & Geology
  • M.A. Comparative Asian Studies
  • International Senior Management Program - Harvard Business School
  • Certified Coach Facilitator - CCUI
  • Graduate of Corporate Coach U Inc.
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • Certified in Emotional Competence Inventory
  • Accredited Administrator of assessment tools such as MBTI and PCSI
  • Chartered Secretary - General & Financial Administration