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COUNCIL MEMBERS 2022/2024

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Dr. Timothy Hsi
President

Founder of Abundanz Consulting

ABOUT ME

Ever since 1997, I’ve been involved in various roles that allowed me to live my mission “helping people reach their potential”. Today, I am in the sweet spot where I continue to provide therapy and coaching to individuals, while leveraging on my knowledge and skills as an educator and working to inspire a whole new generation of helping practitioners, both in Singapore and Australia.

SPECIALISES IN ...

Psychotherapy, Career Practice, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Higher Education

FUN FACT!

Tim lives in Adelaide and he describes himself as an occasional extrovert who enjoys online window shopping and reading through the regular catalogues from Coles, Woolies and Aldi in his mailbox.

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Chong Kum Hong
Vice President

Founder of IAM.SG
(Optimises Human Capital)

ABOUT ME

Over 30 years of significant corporate experience and a wide network of many MNC, SME and Corporate level leaders across the Asia Pacific region. Passionate in helping people to optimise their human capital resource development and businesses in Singapore and in the Asia-Pacific region.

SPECIALISES IN ...

Entrepreneurship, Training, Career Coaching & Education Consultancy, Special Events Management, Sales & Digital Marketing, Motivation Speaker, Business Development, Corporate Social Responsibility projects.

FUN FACT!

  • Appointed RC Vice Chairman & Grassroots leader

  • NGO Chairman of Myanmar Committee for livelihood and outreach for social concern programmes

  • Education Consultant and Professional Career Development Coach providing training for aspiring professional chefs and food entrepreneurs

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Ivan Choong
Secretary, Collaborations & Partnerships

ABOUT ME

I transited from Engineering -> Management Consultant -> Career Educator.

A strong believer in taking charge of your own career pathway/life. “Not how hard you fall but how fast you bounce back”. Believe in Happenstance and how to turn “negative” situation to a “positive” situation suitable for one.

SPECIALISES IN ...

Engineering knowledge, Data Analytics, Career Coaching, Management Consulting, Strategy (Balance Scorecard)

FUN FACT!

- Completed my first full marathon at age 40 with a timing of 4hr 50mins

- Dragon boater, soccer player

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Samantha Ng

2023-2024: Memberships, 

Collaborations & Partnerships

2022-2023:
Social Media & Outreach

ABOUT ME

If there is one thing you need to know about me, I believe that Education can transform lives. Over the past decade, I have worked with thousands of professionals in Singapore and in Asia on personal & career development. I am on my way to my one million mark.

SPECIALISES IN ...

Career trends, Career softskills, Communication, Personal Branding, Entrepreneurship

FUN FACT!

I crossed the Gobi Desert in 4 days 3 nights on foot clocking a distance of 108km!

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David Lai
IT

ABOUT ME

A firm believer in continuous learning and upskilling as the saying “You don’t know what you don’t know”. I have the opportunities to perform various roles in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industries for the past 30 years, leading cross-culture project teams in delivering enterprise and national systems across different countries. A switch into the Lead Career Manager role back in 2017 and Practice Lead for Business Systems Analysis (BSA) practice. I am passionate on working with younger colleagues to groom and empower them to explore their full career potentials.

SPECIALISES IN ...

Project Management, Leadership, Bringing Awareness on new National ICT trends, Self-awareness, Mentoring and Identifying Learning Opportunities and Career Developments.

FUN FACT!

Nickname “Uncle David” because involved in coaching and mentoring more than 1500+ younger colleagues in various programmes and treat all of them as nieces and nephews.

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Shirley Tham

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

ABOUT ME

A firm believer in the formula: “Success = Opportunities + Preparation”, I delight in helping others maximise their potential via understanding themselves and creating opportunities for development and greater career satisfaction. Certified MBTI and SII instructor.

SPECIALISES IN ...

Setting Strategy for Self-Development and preparing for Career next steps; discovering Human Potential, applying soft skills for work and study, Communication, Learning Principles

FUN FACT!

Changed career twice: 

(1) Becoming an educator after volunteering as a docent in Singapore Zoo’s reptile house 

(2) Transiting to a career coach role thanks to a contact from a training opportunity as an educator. Talk about one thing leading to another!

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Gideon Tan

2023-2024: Treasurer

ABOUT ME

I was aspired to venture into TCM pharmaceutical field yet happenstance was there as the pivotal point in my life. During the journey in mental health studies and practicum, I realized that there is quite a big need for career development. There is no argument in merging mental health and career development practice as a whole in today’s context. I am now a practising psychotherapist and a career counsellor.

SPECIALISES IN ...

Counselling, Psychotherapy, Human Resource and Career Development, Coaching

FUN FACT!

I drink.

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ABOUT ME

My great passion is to journey and guide my client to rediscover their career direction and goals.

SPECIALISES IN ...

Recruitment, Business Development, Salary Negotiations and listening to feelings

FUN FACT!

Love comedy and think about jokes during my free time

Danny Gan

2023-2024:
Memberships

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Meiling Wong

2023-2024:
Public Education

ABOUT ME

As a Career Mobility Coach, my focus is on assisting multi-generational PMBETs in Singapore and Southeast Asia as they navigate their career paths within the current job market. My expertise lies in providing career counselling and offering tools for professional development to enhance work performance, boost competencies, expand networking abilities, and establish impactful personal branding. I collaborate with a diverse range of individuals, including students, fresh graduates, parents returning to work, mid-career transistors, and senior professionals.

SPECIALISES IN ...

Job Placements & Transitions, Career Planning & Development, Business Development, Employee Engagement, Personal Growth

FUN FACT!

I am the founder of a parenting blog, Universal Scribbles and appeared in the same Bollywood movie as Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan.

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Dr. Ricky Tang

2022-2023: Advisor

ABOUT ME

Hailing as an international educator and expatriate manager in my earlier career life, I transformed myself and spent more than 17 years in career counselling and education as my second career. My current focus is on training of and providing clinical supervision for career practitioners.

SPECIALISES IN ...

Eclectic Counselling for Careers and Harmonious life, International Education, International HRM

FUN FACT!

My No.1 and No.2 hobby “is” making models like battleships, fighters, tanks… and Gundam. 

My No.3 interest is cooking by following my Mum’s Hakka and Cantonese style.

Besides, I am a dog lover but have not owned a dog since my beloved Bobby was run over by a truck many years ago.

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Irene Teh

2022-2023: Treasurer

ABOUT ME

I enjoy helping people grow. From the dynamics of individualised coaching to championing cohort-wide programmes, people's learning and development have been a key theme in my life. I am thankful for the privilege of being part of the journey of over four thousand cross-cultural individuals.

SPECIALISES IN ...

Career Discovery and Planning, Job Search Skills, Continuous Learning (upskilling or reskilling)

FUN FACT!

I am a phone card collector and like playing with Lego.

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Nicole Lum

2022-2023: Memberships

ABOUT ME

Started out my journey in HR, stepping on the traditional pathway of human resources administration, I have since grown into a people manager. Exploring and navigating through the various portfolio of human resources, I developed an extreme empathy for people and a thirst to know people on a deeper level. A certified career counsellor, I seek to know and work with people on a professional level, as well as a personal one.

SPECIALISES IN ...

Career Coaching, Counseling Psychology, Mindfulness Teaching, Human Resources Management, HR Business Partnering, Recruitment, Employee Relations

FUN FACT!

A certified fengshui learner and a certified mindfulness teacher, sometimes my friends say I'm living in another world inside my mind!

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