About Duanna + Contact

“I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good thing, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being, let me do it now.
Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
— Stephen Grellet, 1773 – 1855

:: “You are a person truly committed to service over self.” — Henry Whitlow, MBA (Harvard), Business Consultant ::

:: “You are such an inspiration.” — Teresa K Thorne, Executive Director, City Action Partnership; author of novel Noah’s Wife ::


Duanna Pang is a Certified Coach who works with managers, directors and business owners in America and Singapore who want to become confident leaders who can effectively increase their team’s performance, productivity and profitability.

For 11 years, her practice, Igniting Possibility Coaching, has been customizing and delivering programs for leaders that take the stress out of leadership, and lead to significant and sustainable big-picture results.

One of Duanna’s specialties is authentic team building — coaching leaders to develop teams that feel a strong sense of belonging, and using that as a foundation for dramatic growth.

Another of her passions is coaching new managers and directors on a one-on-one basis, assisting them to step into their leadership roles with confidence and ease, and become inspiring and engaging along the way.

Duanna also provides Corporate Retreat Facilitation, which includes conducting leadership training and coaching programs at the retreats.

Duanna’s coaching draws upon years of experience managing small publishing houses in her position as Magazine Editor of lifestyle magazines, where her responsibilities included writing, editing, implementation of marketing strategies, staff management and business development.

Her coaching also draws from moving from Singapore to America and starting her own business from scratch, without knowing a single soul in a new country and community.

In her leadership roles, Duanna worked with teams that were diverse in cultures and professions, successfully forging productive and cohesive relationships amongst them that resulted in increased performance, productivity and profitability.

She was also the Content Director of an Internet portal that spanned 3 countries –- Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong.

Duanna obtained her coach certification through an ICF [International Coach Federation] accredited coaching school based in Boulder, Colorado, where she studied under Dr. David Krueger MD, former clinical professor of psychiatry at Baylor College turned executive mentor coach.

Duanna is also one of few coaches in Southeast USA who is licensed to offer the Hartman Value Profile — a cutting-edge assessment, based on Nobel nominated work by Dr. Robert Hartman, that reveals a person’s thinking pattern and decision making style.

Duanna is a Past President of the International Coach Federation’s North & Central Alabama Chapter. In 2007 and 2008, Duanna spearheaded projects that showcased the positive impact that coaching can have on the Birmingham community, as well as the coaches who were available locally to assist the community at large. She continues to be a member of the ICF.

Duanna is an Affiliate Member of Harvard Medical School’s Institute of Coaching. She is also a member of Conversation Among Masters, an invitation-only gathering of master-level coaches from around the world.

Duanna was a member of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce’s (now known as the Birmingham Business Alliance) Small Business Committee. In 2006, Duanna proposed the Night of the Living Dead event which took place on Oct 26. The purpose of this event was for business owners to share their “near-death” business experiences, how they survived them, and the insights they gained as a result of those trials.

Duanna also volunteered her time at the Chamber’s Entrepreneurial Training Series’ planning committee. The committee was responsible for planning the programs for the year.

Duanna was the 2010 Diversity Chair for the Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management (BSHRM). Duanna also volunteered on the Membership Committee of The Women’s Network — a gathering of Birmingham’s top women executives and leaders. She was a Board Member of Coaching The Global Village, a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Florida that provides coaching skills training to community leaders in developing countries. Todate, CGV has worked in countries like Africa, Nepal and Costa Rica.

An avid writer of leadership trends, Duanna has written articles for publications like the Birmingham Business Journal, The Birmingham News, the Asia Pacific Tech Monitor, Business Alabama magazine, The Birmingham Times, FreshGrads.sg, Action Community for Entrepreneurship (published by a government agency in Singapore that is devoted to entrepreneurship) and so on.

ICF logo

2007 & 2008 North & Central Alabama Chapter President

:: Feb 1, 2012: Duanna authors Inspired and Prosperous: 11 World-renowned Coaches Reveal Their Success and Sustainability Secrets. The book is available on Amazon.com in Kindle and paperback formats: http://inspiredandprosperousbook.com.

Inspired and Prosperous Book

Inspired and Prosperous Book

:: Sept 28, 2010: Duanna was featured in the Birmingham Society of Human Resource Management’s (BSHRM) blog, SHRMingham. Find out some fun facts about her!

Duanna co-authors 101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life with renowned self-growth masters like Mark Victor Hansen, Ken Blanchard, Les Brown and Byron Katie

101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life



   Buy the book for $14.95 and get $1,500 in FREE bonuses! Details here.
   Published by SelfGrowth.




Since 2005, Duanna has been giving talks and conducting workshops in Birmingham, Alabama. Check out these past events by clicking here.


Companies that Duanna has worked with include:

In America: 

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Pediatrics
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Health Professions
  • Children’s Hospital (Children’s of Alabama)
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Federal Reserve Bank, Birmingham, AL branch
  • American Red Cross
  • UPS Store
  • Teklinks
  • Kirkpatrick Concrete
  • Grow Alabama
  • Moreson Conferencing
  • Merrill Corporation
  • MassMutual Financial Group
  • ProImage
  • Capstone Development International
  • Summit Displays
  • EMH Home Inspections
  • Jucos Aveda Salon
  • Young Women’s Empowerment Conference
  • Hand-in-Paw
  • Children’s Aid Society
  • Pathways

In Singapore:

  • Singapore International Foundation
  • Barclays Bank
  • National Council of Social Services
  • Salvation Army
  • Singapore Prison Service
  • Agency for Integrated Care
  • Assumption Pathway School
  • Asian Women’s Welfare Association Early Years Centre
  • Marine Parade Family Service Centre
  • Lakeside Family Service Centre
  • House on the Hill Montessori School

Contact Duanna

:: email: coachduanna (at) gmail (dot) com

:: LinkedIn

:: Facebook Fan Page

Duanna also enjoys dabbling in painting — a new interest she accidentally discovered when she first arrived in Birmingham.


Vietnamese Autumn



Guitar Girl

Guitar Girl



St George Island, Florida

Sunset on St George Island, Florida – using palette knife and brush on oil paints

Bintan Beach, Indonesia, using palette knife

Bintan Beach, Indonesia – my first painting using a palette knife on acrylic paint




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