DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PROGRAMS and CONSULTING
Founder Irene Öhler was recognized as “Top 10 Executive Coach in Asia”
by Asia Business Outlook in 2022.
LightPath Leadership is a leadership development consultancy founded by Irene Ohler in 2019.
Our mission is to unleash people’s leadership potential for the benefit of the individuals, their workplaces, families and our communities.
We are part of Lightpath Consulting Group, a company founded in 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City.
"I delight in creating success for others." - Irene Öhler
We unleash and nurture executive talent, empower women leaders and develop impactful storytelling – through 1:1 executive coaching, a whole ecosystem for women leadership development, regular programs and events, and consulting services.
We bring our clients international expertise with deep local networks and knowledge.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Irene Öhler, the founder of LightPath Leadership, has more than 20 years of international experience in leadership development, having worked with Fortune 500 corporates and governments in Europe, China, Brazil, New Zealand and Vietnam as an executive coach and consultant.
Irene has focused on women leadership in Vietnam since 2012. She co-authored the award-winning book Ba Trieu's 21st Century Daughters. Stories of Remarkable Vietnamese Women, founded the live event series, the Women's Storytelling Salon, which runs in HCMC and Hanoi, and is a sought after speaker on the topic of women empowerment and leadership in Vietnam.
In 2022 Irene was honored to be recognized as one of “Asia's Top 10 Executive Coaches”
by Asia Business Outlook.
HOW WE PARTNER WITH OUR CLIENTS -
Whether you are a CEO of an international company, an entrepreneur, or lead an NGO, we delight in co-creating your success.
Unleash executive talent through coaching.
We specialize in working with senior executives and high potentials to transition successfully into new and more strategic leadership roles.
We’ve created SPARK! CONNECTION, our own ecosystem for women leadership development
Our flagship programs are:
SPARK! – an 1.5 day energizer to ignite the spark of leadership, and
IGNITE! – an 12 week online coaching program with the power of a community.
We promote and develop Storytelling as a leadership skill to help connect leaders with their own purpose, share their values, and inspire others to take action.
We help develop Storytelling in dedicated 1:1 coaching sessions, and our programs and events.
The centerpiece of LightPath Leadership’s work is SPARK! Connection - our ecosystem for women leadership development with our flagship women leadership programs SPARK! and IGNITE!, our event series, the Women's Storytelling Salon, our Book, Ba Trieu's 21st Century Daughters, and our consulting services like the Vietnam Panel Pledge and CEO Brief to promote inclusive leadership and gender equality in Vietnam
SPARK! CONNECTION is for professional women ready to unleash their leadership talent.
For companies, it is an opportunity for more inclusive talent management, to improve retention of their female talent, and to actively position themselves as a place for women leaders to join and flourish.
WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT
LISTENING TO WOMEN &
TELLING THEIR STORIES
This is how it all started - with Irene observing the Remarkable Women of Vietnam and being inspired to tell their stories to the world!
Ba Trieu's 21st Century Daughters. Stories of Remarkable Vietnamese Women celebrates the diversity and achievements of 20 Women Leaders in Vietnam.
Their remarkable stories inspire us to imagine what is possible!
If this is what women [in Vietnam] can do without any specific support mechanism and despite ongoing gender inequality, imagine what could be possible with serious encouragement and equal opportunities?
"YOUR BOOK HAS TOUCHED MY LIFE AND INSPIRED ME TO LIVE MY DREAM AND UNLEASH MYSELF."
"Happy 5th Birthday of Ba Trieu's 21st Century Daughters!
On this special day, I’d like you to know how your book has touched my life and inspired me to live my dream and unleash myself. It was around 5 years ago that I saw Ba Trieu's 21st Century Daughters on the shelf in a bookstore in my neighborhood. It was an immediate spark when I read the title and the cover. After the first few pages, I knew that this book is for me, and later, I’ve had it as the Vietnam Women’s Day gift to all female employees in my organization given the inspirations and sparks it brings.
THANK YOU and your co-writer for giving birth to this wonderful book. I believe, since then, it has inspired thousands of females to seize their dreams and live their life to the fullest… Happy 5th birthday to your lovely “baby” !"
Senior Sales Director - P&G Vietnam
"I delight in bringing people together to celebrate the uniqueness of their lives"
- Irene Öhler
The Women's Storytelling Salon is a live event series founded by Irene Ohler and Nandini Ooman in 2014 in Hanoi and now running in Hanoi, Saigon and in Washington D.C. by Nandini.
At the Salons in Vietnam we showcase and celebrate women's diverse paths and spark connections and inspiration through Storytelling.
Our Salon Community has been growing and growing, in numbers as well as in diversity in professional backgrounds, nationalities and generations, making it a unique place for Connection, Conversations, Celebration of women’s achievement, and Inspiration.
Since 2014 we’ve had 29 Salons in Hanoi and in Ho Chi Minh City, each with 2 inspiring storytellers from different fields sharing their different perspectives on a theme, and their stories of triumphs and trials on their path.
*We use an inclusive definition of "women". Everyone identifying as a woman is welcome to the Salons.
Follow us on Facebook to get updates on our regular Salons in Hanoi and Saigon
In the words of our last storyteller in Hanoi, Ms. Nguyễn Ngọc Mỹ, CEO Alphanam Group:
"And a gem it was. It was so nice to connect with new and familiar faces, to receive positivity from absolutely everyone in the room.
Thank you Irene for creating a space for us to learn and connect with each other."