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Gisele Edwards - Coach

Gisele Edwards

UK Based

Gisele graduated from Cambridge with a BA Hons in Oriental Studies (Chinese). After completing a Postgraduate Diploma at SOAS, University of London and British Council scholarship to study at Nanjing Normal University, she secured a graduate training scheme role with a major asset management bank in the City of London. She completed the full IIMR (now the CFA) to qualify as an Equity Investment Analyst. For 18 years Gisele was involved with corporate and financial aspects of analysis, fund management and due diligence consultancy, as well as working as an investment writer and editor on investment strategy. She is an associate member of the Institute of Investment Management and Research and the European Federation of Financial Analysts.

Gisele is fluent in Mandarin and has professional experience in other fields; as a journalist (with the China Business Times in Nanjing and Reuters among others) and especially in the arts. She is an award-winning professional acrobat and physical performance artist with qualifications in experimental and aerial theatre.

Gisele’s experience within the corporate, financial and arts sectors makes her an ideal coach for Mandarin Consulting’s Career Coaching Programme. With her depth and breadth of experience and her understanding of China, its culture and education system, she has a great deal to offer our enthusiastic candidates starting their careers.