Our Judges

In order to select the best speakers for our event Equity In Action, we held two rounds of auditions. Judges who hailed from different industries provided valuable feedback to our speakers and helped us in the difficult task of narrowing the list of fantastic speakers.

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Coen Tan

Chief Listening Officer, Lead Trainer, Executive Speech Coach, Facilitator at Ministry of Influence; Coen is an award-winning speaker, high-impact trainer and coach specializing in the area of presentation and communication skills.


Over the past 10 years, he has helped over 42,000 individuals and professionals to communicate with confidence and effectiveness so that they can succeed effortlessly in career and in life. Coen has trained regionally and spoken in rooms in Singapore, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Taiwan, and has trained in English and Mandarin


Connect with Coen Here.

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Fredrik Haren

Fredrik is a professional keynote speaker and author on Business Creativity, Change and Global Mindset. He has delivered more than 2,000 speeches in over 65 countries on 6 continents. Over a 20-year professional speaking career he has inspired more than a million people to become more creative and to look at the world in a new way.


Fredrik is driven by his inner theme which is "Humanity to the Power of Ideas". He is the author of ten books, including “The Idea Book” that was included in “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time”.


His latest book is "Spread Your Message. See the World. How to become a global keynote speaker". His next book (and speech) is called: "The World of Creativity" where he looks at human creativity and what we can learn about the creative process from people from different parts of the world.


Connect with Fredrik Here.

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Godelieve van Dooren

Godelieve (G) is a Partner at Mercer, where she is the Regional Industry Leader for Asia-Pacific, focusing on High Tech and Consumer Goods / Retail as well as Mercer’s Benefits Products and Services. 

 

Godelieve  also oversees Diversity & Inclusion initiatives for Mercer for ASEAN, and supports organizations in the region in implementing D&I policies. From 2013 to 2016, she led Mercer’s insights and products business across 8 countries in ASEAN and served as the Mercer Malaysia Country Manager.


She started up Mercer’s Asia Pacific Employee Benefits products line in 2008 and is responsible for expanding Mercer’s benefits surveys and related benchmarking and benefits valuation consulting across the region.


Before joining Mercer in 2007, Godelieve worked as a senior human resources consultant with Ernst Young in the Netherlands, specializing in benefits design and consulting. Godelieve holds a MA in Law from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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Our Mentors

Even the most experienced speaker require a mentor. Our speakers' mentors hail from different industries and are experts in their fields. 

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Anjali Sharma

Anjali is a leading business storytelling consultant, author, global keynote speaker and founder of Narrative: The Business of Stories.


Anjali has spoken on the topic of Storytelling in New York, Russia, India, Singapore, Japan, Australia and many other South East Asian countries. She helps business leaders, data analysts, sales professionals, and TEDx speakers find and tell stories. Anjali has worked in corporate roles for over 18 years in Australia, Singapore, and India. 
 
Her background constantly informs her work, so that it is not just theoretical, but based on extensive experience, knowledge and understanding of strategic issues companies face as well as issues that employees face in delivering their best work.
 
Anjali partners with Global 1000 companies LinkedIn, Airbnb, Microsoft, Shell, SAP, Microsoft & Danone. She regularly publishes her ideas on business storytelling on her Storytelling blog.

Check out Anjali’s keynote at IWD 2019: If Women Told their Stories, They Would not be Hidden Figures, here.


Connect with Anjali Here.

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Eugene Seah

is a certified NLP Life Coach, TEDx speaker, Disruption Consultant and a Wealth Strategist. Zighly sought after for his insightful views and engaging personality, he has been interviewed multiple times on TV, radio and in the newspapers.


As the founder of The Trainers Synergy, and Exco member of the Asia Professional Speakers Singapore, Eugene helps to raise the standard of professional coaching, speaking and training in Singapore.


Eugene is certified in Emergenetics, graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with an Honours degree in Communications, and earned the prestigious SGX scholarship.


Connect with Eugene Here.

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Godelieve van Dooren

Godelieve (G) is a Partner at Mercer, where she is the Regional Industry Leader for Asia-Pacific, focusing on High Tech and Consumer Goods / Retail as well as Mercer’s Benefits Products and Services. 

 

Godelieve  also oversees Diversity & Inclusion initiatives for Mercer for ASEAN, and supports organizations in the region in implementing D&I policies. From 2013 to 2016, she led Mercer’s insights and products business across 8 countries in ASEAN and served as the Mercer Malaysia Country Manager.


She started up Mercer’s Asia Pacific Employee Benefits products line in 2008 and is responsible for expanding Mercer’s benefits surveys and related benchmarking and benefits valuation consulting across the region.


Before joining Mercer in 2007, Godelieve worked as a senior human resources consultant with Ernst  Young in the Netherlands, specializing in benefits design and consulting. Godelieve holds a MA in Law from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Connect with Godelieve Here.

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Karen Leong

Karen Leong is a renowned keynote speaker on transformation. She has been heralded as the Visionary Woman Leader 2019, and acknowledged as a global thought leader, leading organisations towards sustainable transformation by the Business APAC magazine.


A TEDx speaker, TEDx coach and Certified Speaking Professional, Karen was featured as one of the ten most influential professional speakers in Singapore by the Singapore Business Review. The creator of the Influencing Styles Profiling Tool used by companies across Asia Pacific, Karen authored the book Win People Over (English and Mandarin editions) and is also the co-author of the Amazon best-seller Unleash Your Voice.


Karen is the managing director of Influence Solutions, a leading learning and development organization headquartered in Singapore, awarded ‘The most influential leader in Training and Development in APAC 2019’ by Corporate Vision Magazine. As the co-founder Rise Through The RanksÔ, a global online leadership summit, Karen has inspired thousands from over 70 countries. A Women Icons awardee, Karen is regularly featured as an influence A Women Icons awardee, Karen is regularly featured as an influence expert in global media such as BBC World, Reuters, Channel News Asia and The Straits Times. She is a sought-after expert commentator for iconic events such as the USA presidential debates and The TrumpKim summits. Karen’s vision is a world of influencers who are inspired to take positive action.


Visit Karen’s speaker website here
Connect with Karen Here.

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Kevin Cottam

Kevin, is a Canadian, global nomad who lives and believes in ‘The Nomadic Mindset’.  He is a TEDx and Global Speaker, and his quiet authority, powerful presence and unique global living draws clients to seek him out, listen and work with him.


Kevin’s passion of having lived on four continents in 15 cities and visited over 35 countries has given him a high degree of cultural insight, awareness and stories which enriches his motivational speaking to the business communities.

He has spoken on three continents and in 15 different countries on The Nomadic Mindset – Leadership of the Future, Inner Engagement Leading to Personal High Performance and Innovation/Creativity.  These very powerful, timely and vital topic identifies competencies and ways leadership can vitalize their people. He has been called a ‘transformational catalyst, personal guide or guru’ because of his heartfelt concern for human potential, excellence and mastery.


Today, he is committed to transferring his knowledge, skills and passion to multinational corporations and governments guiding their individuals and teams to high performance. 


In addition to his speaking, Kevin’s executive coaching passion, knowledge and focus inspires individuals, teams and organizations to achieve balance, excellence and success by performing to their creative and innovative best.  


He is a Certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered and Success Coach and NLP Practitioner. He is an PCC active member of the International Coaching Federation and ACS Toastmasters International.


Connect with Kevin Here.

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Raymond Miranda

Raymond Miranda is a Story + Innovation speaker, a narratologist and a story coach.  After spending 14 years studying, researching and teaching storytelling at some of the best institutions in the US, Raymond has returned to Asia to set up Laboratory.


His passion for helping people and companies understand the craft, science and persuasive power of stories and the intersection between story and innovation has taken him all over the world, from Brunei to Berlin. 


Connect with Raymond Here.

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Wendy Tan

Wendy’s work is about learning and bringing forth ideas to help us act with wisdom for the greater good. 

 

As an entrepreneur and founder of DevelopforLife, she seeks to develop solutions that create 'aha' moments leading to empowered individuals for future-ready organizations.

 

As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) serving Asia and globally, my keynotes inspire people to thrive in the future of work, Wendy speaks about how we can sustain our achievements, develop our careers and accelerate our learning.

 

The author of “Wholeness in a Disruptive World: Pearls of Wisdom from East and West”, Wendy is also a Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), and her work has won the InnovPlus Spark and HRO Today Thought Leadership Awards.

 

Wendy co-founded Flame Centre in 2004, a talent development practice based in Asia. She has worked with numerous multinational corporations and government agencies in her career. 

 

Check out Wendy’s keynote at IWD 2019: Wholeness of a Female Leader, here.

 

Connect with Wendy Here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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