Under the Big 5 Personality test, Grace is described as an Empathic Idealist who uses insight and creativity to help others, and is driven to make the world a better and more beautiful place; and she is also an Analytic Thinker who problem-solves using rational, complex analysis and continually thinks about innovative ways to improve systems.
She is an adventurous, inquisitive, and perceptive MBTI-ENFP (Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Prospecting) ambivert.
Born & bred in Singapore, she has also lived in Australia for study and work across 16 years, namely in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney. Grace is married to a Frenchman and is a mother of two mighty girls. She has a penchant for uni (sea urchin) and most things umami (the savoury fifth taste), good wine, and travel. In her spare time, Grace enjoys reading, sketching, swimming, pilates, yoga and meaningful conversations with friends and loved ones.
Grace is an avid life-long learner and believes in the deliberate practice of the growth mindset, and that the key to unlocking better performance is to continually dare to operate outside one’s comfort zone. She also believes that mistakes are welcome on any learning curve and that there is no deadline for success; and learning traits of resilience and perseverance can establish a constructive pathway into the future.
A favourite quote that she identifies with is Nietzsche’s “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” She subscribes to the belief that often, for a person to grow, it is absolutely natural to have internal conflict and competing desires to overcome, and that it is necessary to experience and process the chaos that is within; but acknowledging and overcoming these will lead one out of mediocrity, to subsequently become something greater, and possibly through continual improvement and the right guidance, such chaos can give birth to a dancing star.