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the coach

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Passionate to make a real impact on people 

Good day! 

If you are interested to get a qualified, Professional Certified Career Practitioner (CCSP), you have just landed in the right place.    

I started my career coaching journey as an Education Counsellor in 2005.  Back then, I coached individuals to take the right programs across their preferred Australian institutions.  Then, I decided to expand my freelance services by editing resumes for a small fee.   

It's a wonderful privilege to transform their profile into highly marketable pieces.  It wasn't till the global financial crisis that made me realized that there is a meaningful impact to make a real difference into people's lives.  

So, I decide to expand my coverage to empower people fix their careers and increase their employability opportunities through 1:1 coaching.  This includes course counselling, job search, LinkedIn optimization, elevator pitches and interview role plays.  I have managed more than 400x cases (young adults + mid-career folks in mid-Managers to mid-senior roles) and looking forward to reach my 1,000th case milestone. My portfolio expands to training and coaching in career development, job services and workplace satisfaction. 

 

Broadening my channels, I am superbly delighted to serve my partners in career services such as Randstad RiseSmart, a global recruitment and outplacement company,  SIM University, a well-known private education institution in tertiary studies and Career Foundry, a tech-based Career Change and Training Provider who is based in Berlin with students that originated from Germany, United Kingdom and America.  In Singapore, I was a Skill Ambassador with the local government agency (SkillsFuture SG), partnered with NLB Singapore and worked together with Toa Payoh community centre to help the public in building actionable, pragmatic career plans. 

 

It's been a privilege to be hosting workshops to my corporate clients who are from Nanyang Technological University SG, Nanyang Polytechnic, Kaplan SG, PSB Academy, James Cook University and more.  In addition, I am proud to develop and deliver a career-based opportunity seizing webinar during Covid times to CPA Australia, an established regional accounting-based association. Profile of the attendees are interesting - CFOs and senior-level delegates are from 11 countries, mainly from India, Australia, Sri Lanka and UAE. 

I am thrilled to go global, especially with my engagement with Career Foundry in Europe.  Hopefully, my next stop is in Middle East and Latin America (yes, I am learning Spanish!).  Drop me a note if you are keen to discuss any opportunities. 

For employed working adults, you have the opportunity to leverage on a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of career planning, workplace development, job re-design and career transition prospects.  

It's my hope to lead you to an eventual outcome.  Let's get started with a 30 minutes free discovery call with me here

CAREER COACHING RECORDS:

* CCSP (Certified Career Services Provider) certified by NCDA America,  Professional Career Coach by ICA-CCE in America 

* On-demand Career Coach - Randstad RiseSmart, SIM University and Career Foundry 

* Skills Ambassador for a local government agency to help the unemployed mid-career professionals during the Covid-19 crisis 

* Trainer on group workshops in career planning and employability - tertiary institutions, associations like CPA AU and the community

* Testimonials from happy clients and working professionals - from Singapore, Europe, Japan, India  

* Invited to speak on the media - local radio station, in-campus newsletters and digital prints to share my views to the community 

* Former Council Member who sits on the board for CDAS (Career Development Association of Singapore), 2018 - 2021 
 

Find me on LinkedIn here 

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Cheryl Tan, B2B Communication Strategist

Ken asked good questions and he was able to get me to think and talk freely and openly. He was particularly good at connecting the dots and provided insightful summaries and comments at the end of the session. Ken went on to suggest useful resources I can use on my own.

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Gerald Chew, Account Director

My experience working with Ken has been fantastic. He is a great people connector. Genuine, extremely capable and with exemplary dedication in what he does. Our interaction has given me new new perspectives and broadened my thinking. I am most grateful and would highly recommend Ken to anyone seeking insights in their career development. 

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Eddie Huang, Community Builder 

The sessions have given me many useful insights especially on "Smart Questions" to ask during an interview. In our interview role play, he shared with me the CAR framework which helps me to concise the important points of my experiences. I find the session fruitful for my job interviews.