I'm very passionate about Strengths and believed strongly in the Strengths-Based Philosophy of maximizing our talents to achieve our potential. This philosophy drives the way I engage my the people that I work with.
I'm formerly a Client Relationship Manager (CRM) in a Real Estate Consultancy Firm in Singapore and my clients include Microsoft, Procter and Gamble and EMC. Realizing that I'm passionate about people development, I made a switch to become a full-time Pastor in a Singapore local church. I use the Strengths-Based approach to lead and engage volunteer leaders and to train them. After close to 10 years focusing on people development and leadership training, I left the pastoral ministry to fulfill my childhood ambition to start my own company.
What I currently do
I founded Strengths School™ together with Jason Ho. From Singapore to across Asia in Hong Kong, China (Shanghai and Nanjing), India (Bangalore), I've successfully led StrengthsFinder® leadership and coaching workshops and Team Building programs for organizations and teams. My clients include Visa, Uber, Adobe Systems, Johnson & Johnson, VF Asia, AIA, Remy Martin, SingHealth, Discovery Networks, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and popular brands such as Lee Jeans, Timberland and Vans. Check out some photos from these workshops.
Because of my parents, I've been trained to be effectively bilingual and I'm proud of being able to conduct the StrengthsFinder® workshops and coaching both in the English and Chinese language.
My Beliefs and Leadership Experiences
I believe that strengths provides the foundation for capability building in a team. A team can be very powerful when they are able to leverage the strengths of each individual team member to achieve the intended outcomes. As a former full-time Pastor leading about 100 volunteer leaders, I find myself needing to motivate and engage volunteers (of different gender, age and backgrounds) to carry out different responsibilities. I have acquired many valuable life lessons and gained different leadership perspectives. Most importantly, I have learnt many deep real life lessons in understanding human psychology while working with these people.
Today, I teach about how leadership is a SCIENCE. Using Gallup's Q12 engagement survey, I helped organizational leaders understand the science of employee engagement and what it means to lead with clarity and effectiveness. I also teach about how leadership is an ART. Using Gallup StrengthsFinder® profiling tool, I helped organizational leaders understand how to lead from their place of strengths and what it means to create a Strengths-Based Culture in the workplace.
I'm privileged to be the Keynote Speaker for the topic of Strengths-Based Leadership at the 1st ASEAN Strengths Education Summit, held in Singapore. That summit impacted participants from more than 30 schools in the ASEAN region. Not content with impacting only Corporate Leaders, my passion for Strengths-Based Leadership has driven me to seek opportunities to impact school leaders in the Singapore Education Scene. I've also conducted StrengthsFinder® Leadership workshops and talks for Directors in Singapore's Ministry of Education, School Principals and Leaders for various Singapore schools including Anglo Chinese School (Barker Road), Catholic Junior College, Gan Eng Seng School, CHIJ Kellock, White Sands Primary, Northland Secondary School, Eunos Primary School, Hong Wen School and Radin Mas Primary. I have also run StrengthsFinder® Leadership programs for Senior Leadership for different churches in Singapore.
I've over 16 years of leadership experience and I'm currently an active volunteer leader in my Singapore church. I continue to lead and influence a group of 100 volunteer leaders. In my own hobby and pastime, I love to travel but not in the conventional way. I travel to lead overseas expedition trips and community outreach programs. I'm an experienced team leader and I have led more than 20 trips to different parts of the world that include China, Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, East Timor, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Building Strong Family Units and Marriages
I have a deep belief that transforming cultures start first from home. I enjoy facilitating Strengths-Based conversations for couples and families to build deeper relationships. I now run a couple workshop every few months to help couples identify the strong pillars needed to sustain and deepen relationships.