I am a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach & Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner. My work surrounds "strengths-transforming" clients, organisations & communities especially for the education & people-development sector in Asia.
I also consult extensively for Cyber Wellness & New Media Literacy in Education & Intervention work.
You are warmly invited to browse through my work & thoughts.
Cyber Wellness & Media Literacy
I've been designing & validating intervention programmes for cyber wellness & media literacy since the year 2001. In 2003, I played a lead-consultant role in conceptualising & propagating the "cyber wellness movement" in Singapore. That has since taken root & become a mandatory part of the Singapore Education landscape. In these years, I've had the privilege of reaching more than 1 million clients by setting up a non-profit organisation and a consulting / training business.
I believe new media literacy is the critical challenge of our times. Widespread & ubiquitous access to the Internet have brought unprecedented shifts to personal lives, relationships, families & society. My research interests include Internet & video game addiction, online privacy & online aggression, designing programmes to change attitudes & behaviour (risk factors) & teaching protective factors.
Strengths & Positive Change
Apart from deploying positive psychology for cyber wellness, I dived into Strengths-Coaching & Appreciative Inquiry to leverage on the extraordinary possibilities when we focus on what is right, instead of merely addressing deficits. I became a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and Certified Strengths Strategy® Coach. Using my team's proprietary StrengthsTransform™ programme, we've reached more than 10,000 clients in Singapore & South East Asia in just 3+ years.
My Strengths-Based Team
A genuine belief in interdependence undergirds the Strengths Movement. It has been my privilege to partner with an amazing team of staff & trainers from Kingmaker Leadership Institute & Amplitude Consulting. The diverse & complementary talents in the team is the single strongest statement for genuine strengths advocacy.
My Signature Talent Themes
My StrengthsFinder® signature talent themes are Achiever | Ideation | Relator | Strategic | Analytical | Learner. Through the years of learning & coaching with strengths, I realise that I bring my A-game when I learning about the needs of clients, helping make quick & accurate diagnoses, and developing solutions that are creative, scalable, practical & efficient. Over the years, many deep & trusted partnerships have been forged with clients & associates.