We live in a society that over-prizes formal credentials. My hope is that we learn to look at what "sustains you from the inside when all else falls away". That's a line from one of my favourite poems, "The Invitation" by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.

Master of Public Administration, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York City. Practicum: Conflict Resolution and Mediation at the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR).

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Social Work and Sociology), National University of Singapore

Positive Psychology Coach, Positive Acorn.

Licensed Science of Happiness at WorkTM Practitioner, iOpener Institute for People and PerformanceTM, UK.

Certified Strengths Practitioner (Individual and Team), R2 Strengths Profiler (previously called Realise2), CAPP UK.

Accredited Facilitator of Appreciation at Work training process, Dr Paul White and Dr Gary Chapman, USA.

Drake P3 Personality Assessment Instrument Associate, Drake International.

Virtues Facilitator, The Virtues Project International Association.

Other Courses

Foundations of Servant Leadership, Greenleaf Academy, USA.

Key Practices of Servant Leadership, Greenleaf Academy, USA.

Servant Leadership Learning CommunityTM Certificate Program, Trammell, McGee Cooper & Associated, Inc, USA.

Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment, IAL, Singapore.

Discovering Positive Education by Geelong Grammar School (held at Australian International School, Singapore).

Activation of Strengths: Bringing Research on Character Strengths Into Practice, VIA Institute of Character.

Nonviolent Communication Foundation Training (London).

My work experience has mainly been in social change through nonprofits. It has ranged from improving accessibility for the vision-impaired to building the capacity of animal welfare organisations across Asia.