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Step Up is a one-stop-human capital solution firm specialising in talent management and employment solution across Asia Pacific.

Whether you are setting up a new office, and international conglomerate, we work in partnership with you to ensure your strategic objectives are met through the connections that we make.

We view you as partners and see ourselves as an extension of your brand, with the abilities to compliment your in-house HR team. 

We seek to use our expertise and capabilities to help others in the society and work to make a positive difference in all parts of our business. We accomplish this by contributing part of the total professional fee to one charity organization in Hong Kong.


Our team has over 20 years’ experience in HR.  We know the market and the region.

We are big believers of connecting great people to great opportunities.

We will work ahead of the curve, so you will be ahead of the competition, using our in depth industry changes and market trends. 


Predominantly we work within the Manufacturing, Retail and Sourcing sectors.

Our client portfolio ranges from start-ups to international SME businesses, whilst we are expanding from consumer products to the Engineering, Automotive and Air Transportation sectors.


Be your preferred HR partner of choice within the Asia Pacific market, aiding businesses to grow every step of the way. 

Winnie Wan - Managing Director

Winnie has an outstanding track record in opening new offices and building senior executive leadership teams across Asia region in Aviation, Travel, Banking, and Retail industries. Having over 20 years’ experience in human capital management aspect, she has a vast network and extensive experience in conducting executive searches and talent development for general management and C-suite roles.

In her talent management experience, she has been appointed by a French retailer as their performance coach for their senior management team in Hong Kong. In addition, she has led a number of sizable hiring and talent projects, most recently for a global customer engagement agency.

Prior to her current role, Winnie worked for an Australian based executive search firm and moreover, she has worked for world renowned brands such as Cathay Pacific Airways, adidas and Standard Chartered Bank in a human resources capacity. 

Darryl Chan - Managing Partner

Darryl Chan has nearly 30 years experience in the air transport industry as a senior executive of a major airline in the maintenance and engineering space. He has worked extensively with both Airbus and Boeing, global maintenance repair organisations and tier 1 and 2 aircraft component suppliers. Darryl was also a director of a ground equipment service company.

In addition to his technical experience, Darryl was responsible for young talent development within a major Asian airline, as well as for the Engineering industry. His experience in people training, coaching, development, and mentoring has been well recognized.

Air Transport is growing in Asia Pacific and now represents nearly 40% of global passenger traffic. From now to 2035, IATA estimates there will be 1.4 billion additional passengers flying in the region. Darryl spearheads the aviation, technology and engineering sectors for Step Up.

Jessica Schubert - Executive Coach

Jessica is an experienced credentialed coach. She assists business professionals to manage power dynamics and relationships in organisational structures and to create happy and productive workplace cultures through personal development and behavioural change. Jessica works managers, directors and c-suite leaders from industries including consulting, retail, IT, banking, aviation and hospitality. She coaches face to face or virtually.

Jessica is an experienced facilitator, team coach and online coach. Using her vast, international expertise of leadership and managing cross-cultural teams, Jessica custom designs and facilitates leadership development programs across all industry sectors, be it in person or in a virtual setting. As a leadership expert, Jessica draws from her experience having lead teams and driven growth strategies for organisations in Europe and across Asia.

With education experiencing a shift to learn online, Jessica has developed and facilitated digital workshops to participants worldwide. When presenting online, content is king and Jessica uses technology, energy and content creation to keep participants engaged and learning levels high.

Liza Li - Learning & Development Specialist

Liza Li is an experienced Human Resources Practitioner who has over 20 years of experience in Personnel, Training and Development, Change & Career Management and internal consulting in both commercial and non-profit making organizations. She has worked as Human Resources Manager in various hotels of an international chain before she joined Cathay Pacific Airlines as a Learning & Development Manager in 1995. Armed with both Masters in Human Resources Development and Christian Studies, Liza has also served in a local Christian church as a part-time minister for 3 years.

In addition to these achievements, Liza is also a certified MBTI and Firo-B practitioner, who is passionate about facilitating individuals to unleash their human capabilities and enabling value-added personal development.

Organisational Coaching, DiSC & MBTI

Since 1999, IECL has been inspiring and developing leaders and organisations through coaching across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.  Step Up HK is an acredited organiastional coach, through customised programmes Step Up HK can facilitate increased performance in your business.

The DiSC® profile, published by Wiley, is a non-judgemental tool used for discussion of people's behavioral differences.

The DiSC® model provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others - within a work team, a sales relationship, a leadership position, or other relationships.

The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people's lives. 

In developing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator [instrument], the aim of Isabel Briggs Myers, and her mother, Katharine Briggs, was to make the insights of type theory accessible to individuals and groups. 

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