Dr. Michael Heah

Dr. Michael Heah MCC

Personal Profile

Dr Michael Heah is CEO of Corporate Coach Academy, the region’s leading ICF coaching school, Corporate Coach, a renowned talent building institution and Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Business School of University Utara Malaysia.

He's an ICF Master Certified Coach and also the recipient of 3 Brand Laureate’s Awards of Icon Leader, the Best Coaching Brand and the 100 Global Coaching Awards for his immense contribution of Coaching as well as for bringing the ICF Brand of Coaching to this part of the world.

His upcoming book, Dialogue with the Sales Coach, is his fourth in the series of three earlier bestsellers: Dialogue with the Coach, Dialogue with the Life Coach and Dialogue with the Executive Coach. Michael leads the Coaching Industry here with many landmark initiatives, such as the setting of Coaching Standards for the Industry here and founding the Malaysian Association of Certified Coaches.

He's also a renowned columnist in Coaching locally and internationally. His unique ‘Stories That Coach’ blog gives great insights in the daily life of a coach.
Michael is an extraordinary coach for his pragmatism in his work, gained through the ‘hard knocks’ he received over his 40 years of corporate life, where he rose from the ranks in many organizations, across a number of industries, to become a top executive.

Among the many attributes that has made him to be a highly respectable Coaching personality are his simplicity, humility, gratitude, and a high sense of responsibility that he models, and zealously shares and imparts to his coach students and clients all over the world.
He lives by the life philosophy that ‘at the end of life it is not what you have achieved, but what you have become’.

Coaching Specialization

  • One-on-one and small group Business, Executives and Leadership Coaching
  • ICF ACTP Accredited Certified Professional Coach Programs for in-house and public


  • Master Certified Coach (International Coach Federation, US)
  • Doctorate and Masters in Hospitality & Tourism
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Organizational Psychology

Positions Held

  • Founder/CEO of Corporate Coach Academy (CCA) and Corporate Coach (CC),
  • Chairman/Founder of Malaysian Association of Certified Coaches,
  • Founding President of International Coach Federation Malaysia Chapter
  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate Business School, University Utara Malaysia

Coaching & Training Experience

  • Trained and coached hundreds of coaches locally and abroad
  • Coached and mentored hundreds of senior business leaders

Company Profile
CCA’s leadership in Coaching in this region is well attested by its ICF-ACTP status and also for having trained the most number of coaches throughout the world.

Contact Details
Email: mikeheah@corporate-coach.com
Skype: mikeheah
Tel: +6019-2317618
Off: +603-62054488
Web: www.corporate-coachacademy.com

Ken Ng

Ken Ng PCC

Personal Profile

Ken Ng is a certified ICF PCC Coach and Consultant for Leadership, Team and Organization Transformation. Ken Ng is the Director of Learning & Development for GLOBALKNOX Sdn Bhd. He is passionate in creating platforms for people to learn, grow and be successful through coaching as a platform.

Ken Ng has completed the Certificate IV and Diploma in Workplace & Business Coaching (Open Door Coaching, Australia) an Accredited Coaching Training Programme (ACTP) recognised by the Australian Government and ICF Global. He is certified in NLP Impact Coaching, EQ Coaching with Six Seconds (USA) and Prosci Change Management. Ken Ng is also certified in applying various behavioural assessment and psychometric tools for development of individuals, team and organisations.

Ken’s coaching scope covers Work Place and Business Coaching, Communication Series, Emotional Intelligent (EQ), Mindset and Attitude Change, Team Performance and Transformational Leadership. He has great passion and energy in his training and program with a mixture of delivery styles in his trainings which include Coaching, Experiential Learning, NLP Approach and EQ Approach.

Coaching Specialization

  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Coaching Skills Workshop for Managers
  • Team Performance Coaching
  • Individual Development & Behavioural Coaching

Education & Certification

  • Diploma in Business & Workplace Business Coaching (ICF, Australia)
  • Certified EQ Coach, SEI EQ Assessor, EQ Practioner
  • Certified iWAM Profiler
  • Certified DiSC Profiler
  • Certified Prosci Change Management
  • Certified NLP

Contact Details

Website: www.globalknox.com
Email: ken@globalknox.com
Tel: +6016 336 2284

Siti Hajar

Siti Hajar binti Mohammad Dahlan ACC

Trainer and Executive Coach, ACC (ICF)
Member of ICF, USA and ICF Malaysia Chapter

Personal Profile

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

I could not agree more with Steve Jobs. If you love what you do, you’ll do great work. I was lucky for it didn’t take long for me to be doing what I am passionate about. I love working with people and I am passionate about building talent.

Although armed with a Bachelor Degree in Analytical Economics, I opted instead for a non-mainstream banking position. I got involved in Human Resources. It was a deliberate move I never regretted.

At a Utility Company, I had the opportunity to build up the People Department which overlooked the entire HR spectrum. Nurturing people was what I loved doing and Learning and Development found that soft spot in my heart. I still relish my early experience of spending long hours studying the Training Needs Analysis and coming up with Learning Objectives and then negotiating our needs with training providers. Eventually putting together, the yearly training calendar and getting the greenlight from the CEO was like completing a bungee-jump - the sense of satisfaction was sheer exhilaration.

Leadership Training is my other passion. The challenge was in developing leaders with the right balance of being knowledgeable and people oriented. As one of the mentors, I had the micro experience of working with individuals with high potential. At the same time, as Project Director I had a macro view of learning how other mentors were conducting their development work. My office became a safe space for staff to come to as we uncover hidden talents, neutralize fears and develop potential. Being part of other people’s developmental journey in gaining confidence and pursuing their commitment to their goals and purpose brought me great joy.
Through these experiences, I realised that I had powerful listening skills, not just with my ears but with my eyes and heart and the language of silence.

Encouraged, I decided to pursue coaching and became a certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation(ICF) from the United States and accredited as Associate Certified Coach (ACC); and I also went back to school and studied psychology to learn about the subject I like most – Human Behaviour!

After more than 20 years, I left corporate and now work with individuals as a Performance Coach, helping them unleash their true potential. Let’s have a chat and feel the goose-bumps when you realize you are stronger and smarter than you think you are. I can be reached by email at hajar@gpsforforprofessionals.asia or alternatively my mobile +6012 282 7745.

+6012 282 7745.

Ashley Grandisch

Ashley Grandisch ACC

Personal Profile

Ashley engages in the systematic coaching process to partner with and empower her clients. Helping them gain the self awareness needed to be their potential, achieve balance and to carry out their goals for real results.

Ashley is a certified professional coach (CPC level) and is globally certified with the International Coach Federation (ACC level). In addition, she is a certified yoga instructor with the Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International, Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy and the Himalayan Yoga Tradition Yoga Teacher Training Program.

As a practitioner of mindfulness and yoga herself, she engages in a facilitation process with her clients to develop a growth mindset, emotional intelligence and awareness to enable them to know themselves to the fullest.

With 15 years experience as a multimedia designer and project manager, prior to her coaching career, Ashley has the capability to fully understand the complexities of the technical process, management of teams, budgets, project timelines working directly with the clients in a variety of industries. She has knowledge of corporate culture, relationship dynamics and understanding systems.

Ashley is American born and educated, resided and worked in several countries in Europe, collectively for 12 years, and has now been in Asia since 2014. With her global perspective and experience, Ashley is able to understand the complexity, dynamics and needs of a multi-cultural environment. Ashley was the President of a NGO from 2012 to 2014 and was responsible for leading the executive team and the many committees in the organization. She successfully accrued and sustained sponsorship for the organization and the NGOs her organization supported. She increased the number of educational, cultural and fund-raising events.

Ashley has a strength in motivating, empowering and challenging her clients and the people she works with for true transformation and sustainability.

Ashley Grandisch
Professional Coach
Tel: (+60) 12 608 1044

Ahmad Zaidi Omar

Ahmad Zaidi Omar ACC

Personal Profile

Ahmad Zaidi Omar’s passion is to help empower and develop people. Having spent 30 years of his life as a human resource professional in senior management roles, he has lead organizations in change management and organizational development through coaching and mentoring.
In his greater ambition to make a difference in the world by helping people change and faclitating them to move forward, led him to be a Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF), USA.
Ahmad Zaidi is experienced in conducting Coaching Workshops for corporate clients. In addition, he has been an Executive Coach involved in one–on-one coaching assignments with senior management personnel, including C-Suites. As a Transition and Retirement Coach, continue to be involved in helping retrenched staff and retirees to transition to a new fulfilling life.


Master, Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations (MHRM &IR), University of Newcastle, Australia.
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS), U.K.
Diploma in Human Resource, Malaysia.
Certified Master Performance Coach (CMPC), JMC Coach Mastery, Malaysia.
Associate Certified Coach (ACC), ICF, USA.

Areas of specialization

Executive Coach, Transition Coach, Retirement Coach.
Conducting Coaching Workshops.

Viviana Widjaja

Viviana Widjaja, ACC

Personal Profile

Viviana provides life coaching for individuals who need help to balance work and life and goal setting. She also provides business development and entrepreneur coaching to independent professionals, solo business owners or solo entrepreneurs as well as to those who are in transition to seek a change in career or business.

Her interest in coaching started when she was involved in Internet and Affiliate Marketing. Then, she met many who came to her with challenges and limiting beliefs and in need of support.  She believes that in order to succeed in life, one has to be able to adapt and be flexible with changes in life and have a good coach who can listen and support them. Though she lives in Ipoh, Malaysia, she is still able to reach out to people from different countries and nationalities via the Internet which knows no borders. Viviana is a Certified Professional Coach from the Academy of Coaching Cognition, US and is an Associate Certified Coach from International Coach Federation (ICF).

She also collaborated with peer coaches to co-author books at Amazon.com.

- Living without Limitations – 30 Mentors to Rock Your World

- Living without Limitations – 30 Stories to Heal Your World

- Best Coaching Tool


Viviana has a down to earth, direct and solution-oriented coaching style. She is warm and attentive and I felt she provided a safe place for me where I could explore my concerns and dilemmas. Viviana was very good in wrapping up the process and mirroring my reflections and concerns. It helped me to get clearer on my goal and to find solutions. After the coaching with Viviana I got much clearer on the career path I want to create for myself. Christina Melchior, Philippines

Viviana is attentive and respects the need to give the client space to explore and think. She is also affirmative and supportive. She has supported me very well for this round as she gives observations of myself that I would otherwise not be able to see. She has also given me ample space such that I can arrive at my own solution or gain some insights to my issue. The space, when used carefully, is powerful as without interruption, I could think deeper into the issue. The silence was useful for me to complete my unspoken thoughts. I was being coached at a time where I was facing a lot of dilemma at work, and even suffered a setback. Through her support, I was able to bounce back quickly, and refocus on my priorities in life. Viviana's attentive and non-judgmental style is truly a powerful coaching style. Yeo Chuen Chuen, Singapore

Contact Details

Contact: Mobile: +60-12-5067382
Email: vivianawid@viviana-journey.com
Web: http://VivianaAndrew.com

Grace Lee ACC

Grace Lee ACC

Personal Profile

Grace specializes in Leadership Coaching which enables leadership growth for successful leaders to become even more successful! Her program empowers leaders to achieve breakthrough by gaining clarity, focus, creativity and compassion.

Prior to dedicating herself full time in the coaching profession, Grace performed various regional HR leadership roles in the IT, Telecommunications and Consulting industries. In her 20 years’ career. Grace worked with MNCs, professional partnership firm and start-up organizations, across Asia Pacific region, which help her appreciates the cultural diversity at workplace.

In addition to providing HR and leadership development expertise to the organizations, Grace was involved in making strategic business decisions as HR Business Partner. Some major organization functions that she partnered with were Operations, Sales & Marketing and Sourcing.

Here are some of the major change initiatives that she had implemented:

  • Integration of 3 business entities in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong as a result of business acquisition involving more than 200 employees (year 2001-2002)
  • Transformation of HR functions from single country based into an Asia Pacific portfolio when the company expanded its business in the region (year 2003-2006)
  • Reorganization of a country based business unit involving more than 300 employees in response to the company’s global direction and local market change (year 2010-2011)
  • Reorganization of a regional business unit involving more than 5000 employees as part of the company’s global transformation (year 2010-2012)
  • Transformation of HR functions which involve change of system and organization structure that impact more than 300 people in the region. (year 2012-2013)

Her passion in coaching developed since year 2010 when she witnessed successful leaders strived to do even better. It was a very fulfilling journey for her to be able to support people who are genuinely interested to become better when they are already being recognized as someone successful in the organization. Since then, she has never looked back, and has accumulated more than 200 coaching hours as she continue to make a difference in planting the seeds of leadership excellence.

Grace has a degree in BSc (Hons) Economics from University of London; she received accreditation from the International Coach Federation (ICF) as Associate Certified Coach; and she is also certified by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching Program.

Expertise / Services Provided

  • Leadership Coaching
  • Mindful Leadership Programs

Contact Details

Email: grace@talentfaculty.com

Tel: +6012 2088835

Web: www.talentfaculty.com


Marie Laure Dancer

Marie Laure Dancer ACC

Personal Profile

Marie is a career & leadership coach and a facilitator.
She gained professional experience and knowledge of the specific corporate world and processes by working for BNP Paribas. There, she has held several responsibilities including the design and promotion of an offer dedicated to the international corporate clientele.

Her coaching expertise is in supporting people to gain more self-confidence by clarifying their professional goals and developing assertiveness. She knows how difficult it can be to retain talent for corporate growth. In pursuing this goal, she provides comprehensive programs for organizations:
- Implementing a supportive communication to create an environment of trust and motivation within the teams
- Enabling managers to transform into real leaders.

She launched from scratch “Ell’à Brest”, a French association to muster women’s professional networking in France. It supports women to spot new job opportunities and gain more confidence, providing meaningful workshops on different topics to empower women in the workplace.
She has delivered comprehensive programs for a wide range of associations in France (Brittany regional Council, Business School of Brest, Enterprise for women) and INSA Institute in Montreal on different topics: expatriation, cultural adaptations, professional transitions and communication skills.
As a volunteer, she's been involved in delivering a "leadership strategies" workshop and mentoring women on their career path for Lean In NGO".

Marie Laure is certified as a professional Trainer by AFPA (public training school) - France. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Law from the University of Rennes I- France and she is an associate certified coach from International Coach Federation

Company Profile

Founder, AuthentiCareer

AuthentiCareer is a coaching boutique which helps individuals to tackle professional challenges and organizations to develop a culture of effective communication, enhance leadership skills of their managers and promote equity.


“I have been working with Marie-Laure for 6 months on a general statement about my career and the best way to grow it in Malaysia and abroad. Thanks to her excellent analytical skills and her very precise and relevant questioning I finally found about what I want my career to be and where I want to go” –L.
Miraucourt IT Professional

“She created a coaching space that made me feel comfortable to be vulnerable and honest with myself. She asked great questions that helped shift my perspective and helped hold me accountable to my goals. I highly recommend Marie-Laure. She was truly wonderful!
Clare NG-Coach

“Marie Laure provides stimulating questions inside a space of generous listening. The way she provided the space for me to think intentionally about my concerns was so helpful. Future clients will really enjoy a relationship with this great coach!”
A.Tampana- Speaker and Author

Contact Details

Email: marie@authenticareer.com

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Gan Kwee Ming

Gan Kwee Ming ACC

Personal Profile

Kwee Ming has more than 30 years' experience in learning & talent development and human resource management, working with multinational organizations in the financial, telecommunications and hospitality industries. He also has overseas assignments experience in London, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Manila, Shanghai, Singapore and Bangkok.

Areas of his focus include learning specialist in instructional design, learning methodology and facilitation, experienced trainer, Internal consulting / learning and business partner to business units, talent management, succession planning, management associate programme management, leadership & employee development, succession planning and employee engagement, executive coaching & mentoring. He is a graduate of Masters of Business Administration from Charles Sturt University, Australia and Accredited Associated Coach from International Coaching Federation.

Jo Anne Ng

Jo Anne Ng

Jo Anne Ng ACC

Personal Profile

Jo Anne Ng PJK, BKM is an ICF – Credential Associate Certified Coach who holds two certifications. She is the Certified Professional Coach, CCA and Certified Solution Focus Coach, CCPC.

Currently she is a Vice President of a leading financial institution.

Her experiences in coaching started in 2007 and she continues to contribute to the coaching industry using her multi coaching skills which include areas of Executive/Leadership/Business/Life and Performance Coaching.

She is also a motivational speaker who has vastly inspired others & believes in bringing the best out of every individual. Juggling between corporate & non-profit organizations, she aims to help client achieve their desire state.

Contact Details

Email: joann3.ng@gmail.com