Awarded as one of Asia's Top-10 Women in IT, Dr. Meadows leads a Design Thinking & Innovation Center at a Forbes Top-20 International Business School, creating growth initiatives at the intersection of IT, business strategy, and design. Her research, consulting, and coaching focus on Leadership & Creativity. She co-founded an Advanced Technology Think Tank & Tinker Lab, envisioning the Future of Work (FoW) and Education, applying AI, biometrics, and other advanced technologies to leadership development, team productivity, and group innovation. She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration & IT from Harvard Business School and has over 20 years’ experience in Asia, Europe, and North America as a consultant, coach, entrepreneur, eBusiness builder, innovation lab co-founder, and Accenture IT & Business Strategy consultant.
Shivani Hans is an English communication expert, trainer, and consultant, based in Singapore. For over 20 years, she has worked with corporates like Walmart, Wipro, IBM and Reliance, across geos, helping her learners transform their English for greater professional, academic, and personal success. She completed CELTA from the University of Cambridge in 2012 and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Education from the University of Nottingham. Her clients have included entrepreneurs, management employees, and business professionals, as well as multinationals, government ministries, colleges, schools, and start-ups. Shivani specializes in coaching leaders and executives by helping them communicate effectively. She has enabled professionals for Business communication, investor pitches, sales presentations and business negotiations to succeed in their personal and professional goals. While working with the British Council, Shivani conducted many professional, business, and academic English training programs to individuals and groups from various management ranks, business sectors, and English levels. For corporate clients, Shivani has custom-designed language training courses, workshops, and seminars. These include Effective Presentation Skills, Powerful Business Writing, International English, English for Bank Managers and Communication Skills. Shivani has been conducting soft skills trainings to help participants prepare for the job market and later work successfully with overseas clients, customers, and colleagues. Shivani has done Advanced Certification in Teaching IELTS and has been conducting online and face to face IELTS training in India and Singapore. Shivani’s customized learning solutions have made her a valuable asset to individuals, groups, and organizations, whose needs include training, consulting, writing, editing, and developing educational content for a variety of learning platforms. Her areas of focus include Business English and Communication Skills.
This expert is a senior management professional with 3Quantum Consultancy and TAPRO (Talent Acquisition Professionals). He has over 20 years of experience in the education industry in various capacities and has rich experience, knowledge, network and know-how across the region. He is known as a strategist and master business developer with excellent skills in idea generation, developing new markets and relationship building. His key skills include: Education Management, Business Development and Strategy, International Market Entry, Marketing, Change Management, International Collaboration, Institutional Planning and Management, Building Relationships and Networking, Talent Management. He is a Certified Trainer and Coach and currently sits on the international advisory boards of the business faculties of Curtin University, Sarawak Campus and Sunway University, Malaysia. In addition, he also contributes as an Associate Faculty member at the Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business of University Utara Malaysia, and is a Fellow of the Centres of Excellence of SST Academy. He coaches on the Coach and Grow Programme by Cradle Fund, a market driven programme intended to bring together key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to train existing entrepreneurs to grow their businesses to greater heights, via coaching, networking and showcase events. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Management and Institute of Marketing Malaysia. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Information Systems) from Deakin University, Australia, a Certificate of Teaching from the University of Canberra, Australia and an MBA from Charles Sturt University, Australia.
Kevin Kan is a multi-award-winning Professional Coach, mentor, mediator & business leader. With an international career spanning over 30 years in corporate and multinational organizations, Kevin has held management consulting and senior executive management positions in organizations such as AIMIA, American Express, Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM, PwC Consulting, KPMG Consulting and Solution 6. He now coaches & mentors C-level & executive clients to help them gain clarity, confidence & focus to maximize their potential & performance. His client come from organizations such as ByteDance, Dairy Farm Group , Gilead Sciences, Google, Hays, Intel, National University of Singapore School of Medicine, Razer, Salesforce, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Ministry of Health & Woven Planet As a regular moderator, panelist and speaker at conferences, Kevin has also been featured in CCTV, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MarketWatch, Forbes, Marketing Magazine, Human Resources Magazine and is an Advisory Council Member for Harvard Business Review. As a keynote speaker, moderator & panelist at conferences, Kevin has spoken on topics ranging from Career Management, Communications / PR, Customer & Employee Experience, Leadership, Loyalty and Professional Coaching. He now coaches & mentors C-level & executive clients to help them gain clarity, confidence & focus to maximize their potential & performance. Kevin is a diversity & inclusion ally & you will find him regularly featured in media including Forbes, Marketing Magazine & Human Resources Magazine. He is currently an Advisory Council Member for Harvard Business Review Kevin is currently serving as an elected member of the 2021 – 2024 International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Coaches Global Board of Directors and currently holds the position of Vice Chair of the Board. Kevin has a Bachelor's degree in economics (majoring in Accounting & Information Systems) from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Chicago, USA. He is a Chartered Accountant, a member of CPA Australia & Singapore Human Resources Institute and is a Mentor Coach & Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed with ICF. He has also attained the Senior Practitioner accreditation from EMCC Global. Kevin is a graduate of the Ultimate Coach Professional and the Executive Coach International Professional Coach programs. He is a Certified Executive Coach and Certified TEAM Coach with Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, Team Coaching Certified Coach with the Global Team Coaching Institute, a Gallup CliftonStrengths Certified Coach, a PrinciplesYou Certified Coach and an accredited Extended DISC consultant.
Laurence's extensive industry knowledge and exceptional business acumen make him a sought-after expert in the field of organization development. Over the past 25 years, he has been dedicated to driving strategic management, enhancing business processes, promoting team integration, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. Through his expertise in OD, Laurence has facilitated constructive dialogue sessions that have led to the identification of innovative solutions for various business units. Additionally, he actively contributes to talent management, succession planning, and the formulation of corporate learning strategies, ensuring organizations have the necessary tools to thrive in a rapidly evolving business landscape. During his tenure as the Assistant General Manager of Learning and Organization Development at Berjaya Corporation Berhad from July 2018 to December 2021, Laurence played a pivotal role in driving the company's learning and development initiatives. Leveraging his skills in communication, career management, and learning management systems, he successfully enhanced talent development programs to ensure employees had the necessary skills and competencies to excel in their roles. Laurence actively participated in the hiring process of HR team members, ensuring the recruitment of top-notch talent. Moreover, he efficiently managed the performance appraisal process, providing valuable feedback to employees and fostering a culture of continuous growth and development. Laurence's experience as the Head of HR at Dexon Electrical Engineering Sdn Bhd from August 2016 to February 2018 further solidified his expertise in human resources management. During his tenure, Laurence implemented various initiatives to improve performance management and introduced digital HR practices to streamline HR processes. Through his talent management and succession planning strategies, he contributed to the development of a high-performing workforce, ensuring that the organization had a robust pipeline of capable leaders to drive future growth. Laurence's ability to cultivate an engaging work environment and provide coaching to HR and business leaders on people-related matters played a crucial role in creating a positive and productive workplace culture. At Forest City - Country Garden Pacificview, Laurence served as the HR Director, overseeing critical areas such as legal and compliance practices, human resources communication, staffing, and employee development. With his keen attention to detail, Laurence ensured the organization remained in compliance with all human resource audits and regulations. His active involvement in the HR team member selection process led to the acquisition of top talent, contributing to the organization's overall success. Laurence also played a key role in managing the performan
Darwin Rivers is a highly accomplished coach with over 20 years of progressive leadership and management experience in the BPO/IT/Shared Services industries. He has held positions in both Operations Management and Human Capital Management, demonstrating his expertise in these areas. Darwin has extensive experience in setting up HR departments for start-up companies, both locally and internationally. He has also worked closely with Regional HR points of contact across the United States, Canada, EMEA, and the Asia-Pacific region. One of Darwin's notable achievements is being the Founder and President of the Philippines HR Group, which is the largest online community of HR professionals in the country, boasting more than 300,000 members as of May 2023. Additionally, he is the Founder and CEO of PHILHRG Inc., a non-profit organization that aims to advance the HR profession in the Philippines. As a motivational speaker, resource person, public speaker, and blogger, Darwin has shared his insights and knowledge with various audiences. He has been featured in prominent media outlets such as CNN, ABS-CBN, GMA 7, Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, and Esquire Magazine. Currently, Darwin holds the position of VP-HR for Global HR Operations at a global BPO company. He is a multi-awarded HR executive with extensive experience in the BPO/Shared Services/IT industries. He has also gained exposure in diverse sectors including F&B, Architecture/Engineering, IT, Pharmaceutical, Insurance (Life & Health and Non-Life), and Events Management. Darwin possesses a range of certifications and qualifications, including Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP), Certified Professional Manager (CPM), Certified Life Coach (CLC), and Six-Sigma Champion (Green Belt Certification). He holds a diploma in Industrial Relations from UP-SOLAIR and has expertise in recruitment and sourcing, re-engineering, employee relations, labor relations, organizational development, training and development, performance management, and crisis management. With excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others, Darwin is accustomed to fast-paced environments. He has managed teams of over 30 people and handled HR-related concerns for a wide range of employee numbers, ranging from 200 to 30,000. Darwin is an active member of various local and international HR organizations and associations/networks. He is also involved in community service, church-based organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). He previously served as a Representative in the National Youth Parliament for the Working Youth Sector. Furthermore, Darwin is the Founder Chairman and Executive President of the Philippines HR Group, a registered non-profit and non-stock organization that has amassed more than 285,000 members as of 2022.
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