Kulwant Bardh | Collective Change Institute

Kulwant Bardh | Collective Change Institute

Collective Change Institute is Asia's leading coach certification and professional coach development program.

Apprentice Coach, CCI

Kulwant Bardh

– MBA, University of Chicago. BSc(Hons) University of London
– Accredited in: Hogan, CPI, Saville-Wave, Facet-5, Adept-15, MBTI, DISC, Strong Interest Inventory, Belbin Team Roles, LMAP-360
– Certified in: Mercer Delta, DDI FSW, DDI BIL, DDI SLE,
– Knolskape Master Trainer Gamified Simulations, ACTA


English, Malay, Punjabi, Hindi

Professional background

A hands-on business minded HR professional with strategy execution experience. Good balance of in-house practitioner and consulting expertise in Talent Management (Selection & Assessment in Hiring, Promotion, Readiness Assessment, High Potentials, Succession Management, Talent Reviews, Leadership Assessment, Leadership Development, Coaching).

Org Transformation: Involved in five M&As; turned around three companies from red to black; experienced in influencing, facilitating and engaging multiple stakeholders including C-suite and Board members.

By age 34, was MD Asia in public listed American MNC. Global mindset: Worked and lived in US (two years), Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia; developed over 5000 managers across Asia, Europe and Australia across highly diverse cultures. Multi-lingual: Speaks five Asian languages. Former Adjunct Professor at top 100 Finanical Times ranked university.

Specialty & Expertise

My coaching experience is underpinned by hard knocks of life gained from over 25 years of hands on business experience with P&L responsibilities including turning around three companies from red to black, underdoing a lot of personal and professional changes in my own life where I learned to unstuck myself and pressed on, and spending last ten years assessing, developing and coaching over 5000 managers and leaders. The downside of this experience is developing old habits and I took my certification to validate what has worked and what ‘habits’ needs to change in my coaching techniques.

The most common feedback I have received about my strength as a coach is able to keep it real, able to share lots of personal and professional examples which relate to others and helping them walk away with something concrete practical to work on rather than being “fluff” moments.

Personal Background

A Singapore citizen, I was born here in Chinatown (explains why I speak a major Chinese dialect:) where 17 families shared living quarters and a common bathroom. Only son in family of five sisters, I was forced to shoulder huge family responsibilities at age of 21 when my father passed away suddenly.

Subsequently, I had a major hip operation and I was on a wheel chair and crutches for 1.5 years but went on to complete my degree with Second Class honours. These life challenges only made me stronger, more resilient and I never stopped my quest for continuous learning, reinventing myself and staying relevant. I believe I have also made a positive impact in the lives of people I have led and met.

My life purpose is to make a positive difference in people’s lives and I have chosen a profession in the Talent space which helps me live this passion.

Coaching style

Easy going style. I take an inter-disciplinary approach to developing someone integrating coaching with neuroscience, psychometric assessments and mindfullness, helping you to best balance your professional goals, financial goals and life goals.

While coaching has it’s fundamental techniques, I like varying my style and keeping it real and practical for you and will challenge your assumptions while willing to ask you the hard questions to get you out of your denial, comfort zone or to exceed your goals.

Personal philosophy

You only live once. Make it count!