An accountant by training, I have worked in financial services, consumer goods, hotel and property development/management, and higher education sectors for more than 20 years. I am currently an independent director of an SGX-listed company providing leadership and strategic advice to a team of experienced executive directors on succession planning, appointment of key management personnel, performance measures and evaluation, remuneration matters, strategic planning, M&A, new business/market development, financial reporting and internal controls, equity and debt funding.
I hold a PhD in Accounting and Finance, five master degrees in business administration, investment and finance, higher education and business research, and digital education. I am a fellow member of several accountancy bodies in Singapore, Australia and UK. I am a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered (MGSC) Certified Executive Coach and Certified Team Coach. I am Hogan Certified and hold the MGSC Global Leadership Assessment (GLA360) certification. I am also a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
My approach to executive coaching/mentoring encourages new insights into the key capabilities and unique strengths needed to sustain practical behavioral change over time, resulting in the executive’s enhanced self-awareness, being resilient, better decision making, and continuous performance improvement. My coaching style is engaging, transformational, goal oriented and solutions focused. I build trust and good rapport with my clients within a short time frame as I truly care and passionate in supporting them, listen with an open mind, demonstrate empathy, and maintain high confidentiality. My clients appreciate my intuitive, practical but customized approach, sincere and insightful feedback, and holistic perspective.
Includes unlimited Q&A via chat
Tasks & exercises
Regular calls, per agreement
Flat fee, no hidden costs
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