I identify first and foremost, as a “Chief People Optimiser” – helping to unleash the full potential of everyone aspiring to be the best version of themselves, myself included.
Though trained as an Electrical Engineer, in the course of discovering my true place and purpose in the world, I have made conscious career pivots and reinvented my professional self multiple times – first dipping my toes in telecommunications technical support and boutique interior design firms, then diving into both luxury and ‘no-frills’ hospitality marketing communications and sales, before finally immersing myself in the Learning and Development, Talent Management and Leadership Facilitation space where I gained the bulk of my corporate experiences over the last 15 years.
Having held business roles before segueing into HR, I marry an understanding of what it takes to engage with people at a ‘heart’ level (what keeps them motivated, inspired, and purposeful), with the lenses through which most corporate stakeholders measure success at the ‘head’ level (revenue generation, cost reduction, risk mitigation, customer satisfaction and having a workforce that is productive and ready for the future).
In the HR space, I have served across diverse industries and locations – holding leadership HR roles in a financial MNC operating across locations in Malaysia and ASEAN and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), before assuming the Chief People Officer roles in a HR Tech startup for a gamified employee experience platform and a leading public listed property development company based in Malaysia, with expanded business interests in the United Kingdom.
Key speaker and leadership facilitation engagements have included the inaugural Obama Foundation Leaders APAC Convening headlined by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, where I facilitated sessions on Coaching Skills and Authentic Leadership to 200 changemakers in Asia Pacific.
I left my corporate role to focus on serving more deeply as a coach and leadership facilitator, specializing in programs and retreats that help leaders clarify their purpose and amplify their impact, in tangible, measurable ways.
I am a passionate advocate for gender diversity, being an industry mentor for the Malaysia chapter of Lean In – the movement encouraging women to pursue their ambitions; and a volunteer for the 30 % Club – who advocate for more female representation at the Boards of public listed companies.
Ultimately however, I believe in the creation of safe spaces for all people, regardless of gender, to tap into the power of vulnerability, to empower them to be their best selves, in their workplaces as well as for their families and their communities.
Individuals wanting to leverage the power of vulnerability to create deep self-awareness and true insight on what is needed to move towards their desired intentions in, e.g.:
– Career Transition
– Personal Relationships
– Stakeholder Management
– Self Identity