Master PractitionerI have been coaching and counselling for 17 years, the last 9 in my fulltime solo practice in Singapore. •I trained in coaching at Cambridge University and was awarded its full Certificate of Higher Education in Coaching.•I am the first Asian coach to be accredited at Master Practitioner level by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), which is EMCC’s highest level of individual accreditation.•I hold a MSc(Merit) in Medical & Health Sciences in Psychotherapy Studies from Sheffield University.•I also hold a Certificate Management & Leadership from Chartered Management Institute of which I am a Fellow Member.
Executive coaching, which is simply coaching for executives, is an effective approach to executive development. This has been a consistent finding in the last few years by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) in UK, the world’s largest Chartered HR development professional body. It offers an opportunity for the executive to receive 1:1 attention and is a way for the company to make a personal commitment to the individual’s development. It also cements the executive’s learning in their other training programmes e.g. leadership, emotional intelligence and conflict management.
How I coachWith training and experience across the psychotherapy-coaching spectrum, I am adept at not only performance and developmental coaching but also able to coach in the psychological-philosophical domain to facilitate transformation at a deeper level.I am action and goal oriented and flexible and adaptable with my interventions, borrowing where appropriate from positive psychology, cognitive-behavioural, motivational interviewing, solution focus, narrative and existential approaches.To supplement my work, I use wherever appropriate assessment tools related to emotional intelligence and leadership.
What I coachI have coached executives that Would like to develop specific aspects of emotional intelligencefor more effective leadership and management, talent retention, better internal communication, better employee morale, and improved customer services and salesSeek an external ‘sounding board‘ to check out their blind spots, work through selective existential or other deeper life issues, or decide on a course of actionAre high potentials and earmarked for a bigger role and seeking coaching support for their career development Would like to develop their executive presence Are looking to develop their leadership capabilities using the 1:1 modality to supplement their other leadership training May notice that they are beginning to make unhelpful decisions or behave in unhelpful ways that is ‘not the usual them’ (derail) e.g. aloof, abrasive, insensitive, have angry outbursts more frequently Are valued employees but unfortunately have difficult relationships with colleagues and business associates
Who I coachI coach first-senior level local and Asian expatriate executives based in Singapore across a wide range of issues. My clients are both self and corporate sponsored. The latter include executives from MNCs e.g. Oil Spill Response, International SOS and Kemin Industries.
What my peers said“..an extremely reflective and insightful coach who is able to assist clients in a wide range of issues and situations.”- Prof David Clutterbuck, Co-founder and Special Ambassador, European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) “He is knowledgeable and constantly seeks to add to his knowledge base. His abilities are recognized by those who engage his services. Thiam Hong is a man who adds value."- Gladeana McMahon, Chair Emeritus, Association for Coaching UK
What clients said“.. an excellent sounding board ..”- a high potential executive, MNC in the oil & energy sector “ .. my colleagues noticed my transformation ..”- a senior manager, MNC in the biotechnology sector
CPDI continually update my learning with additional training e.g.Positive Psychology Interventions (Masterclass)- Prof Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology, Anaheim, CACognitive-Behavioural Coaching (Masterclass, 2-day intensive)- Prof Stephen Palmer, a co-developer of CBC, Auckland, NZMotivational Interviewing (3 day intensive) - Dr Joel Porter, accredited MI trainer, SingaporeNarrative Therapy(5 day intensive) - Dulwich Centre, Adelaide, Australia