Leslie Yong | Collective Change Institute

Leslie Yong | Collective Change Institute

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

Apprentice Coach, CCI

Leslie Yong

– Senior Career Coach, Center for Career Excellence
– Senior Career Coach, ICA certified coach
– BBA (Bachelor Business Adminstration) University of Western Sydney
– Professional Diploma (University of Western Sydney)
– ACTA (Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment


English, Mandarin, Malay

Professional background

Leslie has built a deep understanding of the telcommunications industry as a result of working for SingTel for over thirty years in multiple roles including Global Account Manager, Business Network Services Manager and Corporate Account Manager.

During his time with SingTel, he exceeded multi-million dollar annual sales targets for more than a decade. Leslie was also instrumental to providing business core products and new services with telco business network solutions for strategic new business start-ups in Singapore. In his role as Corporate Account Manager, he skilfully handled large corporate clients such as JP Morgan, Esso Singapore, BP Petroleum and Total Petroleum, ensuring that both SingTel and its clients mutually benefited.

As a certified career coach, Leslie’s expertise lies in leadership and people management, personal development and growth, strategic planning and communications. With a strong passion for coaching, he is driven to help individuals achieve their career goals.

Specialty & Expertise

It has been almost 7 years since his career switch into the training industry after being in telecommunications for almost three decades. He attributes his personal success to unending persistence and hard work, to never taking the easy way out. In Leslie’s 36 years of service at a telecom company, he had consistently.delivered exceptional business network partnerships as a global account and business development manager. His ability to flourish amidst the fast-paced and demanding nature of the industry is indicative of his adaptability to change.Leslie is no stranger to the ethos of lifelong learning.

As a Workplace Literacy (WPL) associate trainer, he imparts to a wide profile of trainees the basic workplace-specific language and computer skills. The relationship he has with his trainees ignited his desire to help them find clarity in their lives. This subsequently led him to take up higher responsibilities as a senior career coach and Race to Actualising Career Excellence (RACE) programme assessor at the Centre for Career Excellence (CCE).

Personal Background

Coaching style

Leslie believes in using personal, passionate and empathetic style.

Personal philosophy

Leslie believes in using psychometric Profiling tools such as RIASEC, Gallups Strength Finders.