Tang Kwai Fun

Tang Kwai Fun PCC

Personal Profile

Kwai Fun has been an Independent Professional Coach for more than 14 years. She delivers coaching to corporations and individuals directly as well as through partner consulting firms. She has coached CEOs and senior managers with good feedback, and also coached middle managers, team leaders, employees, professionals, self-employed individuals, and many others.

Kwai Fun’s clients value her non-directive, collaborative yet challenging approach in coaching. Her outstanding listening skills enable her clients to express their thoughts and feelings fully and freely, and that make her effective in helping clients heighten self-awareness and effect desired personal change.

Kwai Fun’s specialties include:

  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Performance Coaching
  • Coaching Skills Training for Managers
  • Mentor Coaching for other Coaches

A sampling of her clients industries include: Banking, Insurance, Legal, Retail, Manufacturing, Consulting, Hotel, Government Agency, Education, Automobile, Construction, Training, Cosmetic, Information Technology, Nonprofit Organizations, Properties Development, Logistic, Transportation/Airlines, and Health Care.

Prior to transitioning from high tech (IT) to high touch (coaching), Kwai Fun had a fulfilling career in information technology consulting with extensive management experience.

Summary of Coaching-related Accomplishments

  • Coaching: Delivered over 500 hours of one-on-one coaching.
  • Mentor-coaching: Provided over 150 hours of group & individual mentor-coaching to participants of certified coach training programs. Regularly conducted coaching competencies assessment on candidates for coach certification.
  • Facilitation & Training: Conducted numerous coaching skills training workshops for senior managers of multi-national companies and public-listed companies including an airline and a mutual fund.

Education, Certifications, Memberships

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation (ICF).
  • Master of Managerial Psychology (MMP), HELP University, Malaysia.
  • Certified Business Coach (CBC), University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education.
  • Secretary (2005-2010), ICF Malaysia Chapter.
  • Executive Committee Member (Since 2009), Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches (APAC).
  • Competent Communicator, Toastmasters International.
  • Professional Graduate Diploma, British Computer Society, UK.

Contact Details

Patricia Liaw S.W.

Patricia Liaw S.W. PCC

Personal Profile

Coach | Trainer
Founder of Difference Makerz Consultancy (www.madwithme.com)

Since 2009, Patricia has coached hundreds of clients individually and in groups to be the best version of themselves, so that they can positively affect their own lives. As a coach, Patricia offers her clients fast and effective change because she knows this to be truly possible. She is passionate about results and her dedicated focus on helping her clients achieve them, ensures great success.

Patricia knows first-hand what it takes to create lasting changes that lead to personal transformation. She believes that learning the tools to self-coach yourself are the keys to resilience, resourcefulness and self-realization.

Patricia was the Asia Pacific & Japan IT Training Specialist of imaging/scanning solution for her company.  She has more than 10 years’ working experience in the IT field and has conducted numerous training courses across the region. Her inter-personal skills and ease in communication have enabled her to work with most trainees and her training has an average rating of 4/5. She was also the pioneer for the APJ training department in the organization, building the department from inception to profit-taking.

She gained invaluable experience in leading small-scale projects, is cognizant of deadlines and has also worked on numerous assignments to assist business development initiatives.  Her work and travelling experience has equipped her with analytical and problem solving skills and of course, learning the different ways to communicate with people from other countries, cultures and at different levels.

An enthusiast of the outdoors and sports, her competitive nature has enabled her to participate in challenging activities with her team members. She was often to lead teams due to her openness and strong leadership qualities.

She is constantly upgrading and developing her skills, techniques and experience in order to deliver the most impact for her clients. One of the most important aspects of change-work for Patricia, is creating a dynamic and fun environment, so that her clients feel at ease and actively enjoy this creative process.

Patricia has a Bachelor of Degree in Computer Science & Mathematics. She is also: -

  • Professional Certified Coach (International Coach Federation)
  • Instructor for the delivery of: Behavioural EQ® a foundational Social Intelligence program
  • Workplace Big Five Profile 4.0 Certified Consultant (Paradigm Personality Labs)
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner (American Board of NLP/RAW-NLP)
  • Impact System© Coach (Billy Kueek International)
  • Certified Behavioural & Talent Management Consultant (Accreditation from The Institute of Motivational Living Inc., USA)
  • Master Trainer – Experiential Leaning & Debriefing Skills (Prof. Colin & Dr. Roger)
  • Certified HRDF Trainer

Always believing in knowledge is most valuable when actively applied, Patricia incorporates her expanded learning in her sessions, focusing on practicality and application.


Breakthrough Coach
W: www.madwithme.com
E: patricia@madwithme.com
C: Tel: (+60) 12 313 0546

Lidia Plotkina

Lidia Plotkina ACC

Personal Profile


ICF Associate Certified Coach

CCA Professional Certified Coach


Lidia is a passionate advocate of Holistic lifestyle which can be achieved through synthesis of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness & Yoga. Lidia practices developmental Coaching approach: any goal is real and achievable through inner change & mindset shift.

Lidia’s skill-set focuses around empowering people to attain & sustain a balanced life by making conscious positive life choices. She provides techniques and tools for being more present, practicing proper nutrition & exercise regime, stress reduction, addiction free life and creating joyful relationships.

Lidia is a qualified Lawyer with many years of diverse corporate experience in various industries such as Innovative Pharmaceutical industry, E-commerce startup projects, Legal & she is a Certified Yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance with a proven track record of coaching in Malaysia and abroad. She is currently at the final stage of completing her Masters in Applied Psychology in Coaching with specialization in Emotional Intelligence & Human Relationships.

Lidia is a global traveler, being born in Moscow (Russia) she moved to Asia 5 years ago & she believes that the borders only exist on the maps or in the human minds. Coaching is a universal tool to expand the potential & cross all the borders to achieve fulfillment and meaningful life.

Lidia is an advocate for diversity & inclusion with a holistic approach to help people at all levels through understanding issues and problems’ solving efficiently.

Lidia Plotkina




Samuel Kurian

Samuel Kurian PCC

Personal Profile

Samuel Kurian, Chief Executive and Founder of CHANGERNOMICS passionately leads and empowers individuals towards personal and professional change. An ICF Global member who consults best practice talent management solutions designed to establish and implement scalable talent management solutions for organisations.

A Senior HR practitioner with over 25 years experience, Samuel has had business operations and HR/OD lead roles and working experience in various multi-national companies including banking, hospitality and FMCG, starting with the Procter & Gamble company USA. Sam’s track record expands widely and includes implementation at group, regional and country level and includes project work track record in China, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Samuel 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 an Executive / Leadership Coach – Affiliate member Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA). Experienced in implementation of executive coaching interventions for C-Suite and middle Management levels.

Samuel is also certified in applying a number of psychometric tools in the assessment and development of individuals and organisations. He is an executive coach with The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre an international, Asia-focused centre of excellence committed to delivering practical and relevant leadership based in Kuala Lumpur. An experienced Executive Coach and looks forward to establishing collaborative relationships with clients, strategic partners to help individuals, organisations and communities with his key drive to “Empower Leaders at every level Achieve Full Potential". Sam has always felt Coaching to be second nature and is an empathetic listener. Sam also serves voluntarily as a CBT trained practitioner with a NGO since 2008.

Contact Details:

Email:   samkurian@changernomics.com

Website : http://changernomics.com/

Skype:  samkurian11
Tel:       +603 2092 9595

Wai K Leong

Wai K Leong MCC

Personal Profile

Wai K, is a corporate coach and trainer and he works with leaders in organizations in the area of leadership and managerial effectiveness. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience as a trainer, consultant, coach and CEO in the corporate sector to support his practice. He has attained the highest level of coaching credential from International Coach Federation, US, the Master Certified Coach (MCC), representing the top 5% of ICF global credentialed coaches. Wai K served as an ICF Global Board Member from 2016-2018 and was elected as a Vice Chair the in ICF Global Board in 2017. In 2019, Wai K was inducted into ICF Circle of Distinction. He has coached and trained more than 10,000 leaders and has accumulated more than 3000 hours of leadership coaching experience. He specializes in developing leadership skills through training workshops and executive coaching programs. He also runs a coach certification program accredited by the International Coach Federation, US. After a successful career as a CEO in a large public-listed conglomerate, Wai K now coaches managers and leaders to achieve similar success. He understands the challenges faced by leaders and managers who works in these cross-cultural environment that requires a global mindset to achieve success. His book "Empowering Asian Mindset through Coaching" and "Powerful Performance Coaching Tips" has helped many managers address their leadership challenges and elevate their effectiveness.

Coaching Specialization

  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Professional Coach Certification Program - ICF ACSTH Accredited
  • Coaching Skills workshops for managers


Positions Held

Coaching & Training Experience

Contact Details:

Web: www.jmcconsult.com

Al Alagappan

Al Alagappan ACC

Al Alagappan is a Certified Professional Coach from The International Coaching Academy (CPC, Australia) and a certified member of the International Coaching Federation (ACC, USA). His clients have accorded him testimonials that state that he is “Passionate, Authentic, Committed, Result oriented, connects deeply with them, helps in re-framing perspectives and clarifying purpose and values…”

Al is a seasoned banking professional who has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has worked in seven countries including London, Singapore, India, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar.

He has scaled the corporate ladder and has worked the C-Suite in a variety of increasingly responsible roles since 1994 and has spanned the roles of CFO, COO, CMO, CEO, Advisor, Consultant, Coach and Mentor in both MNCs and local Corporates.

He is currently a full time executive and leadership coach based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia helping executives unleash their potential and bringing their best selves to every relationship, discussion and situation. He facilitates their personal growth by being their trusted ‘thinking partner’ and harvesting their energy.

He works with Corporates, Consultants, other service providers, Millennials, self-sponsored clients and has ear-marked 10% of his time to pro-bono clients.


• Bachelors of Commerce (University Gold Medal rank holder)
• Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (UK)
• Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Global Management Accountants (UK)
• Fellow member of the Association of International Accountants (UK)
• Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (India)
• Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in DMAIC methodology
• Certified professional coach (CPC) from International Coaching Academy, Australia
• Associated certified coach (ACC) from International Coaching Federation, USA

Coaching specialization:

• Executive and leadership coaching
• Change behaviour coaching
• Enabling performance and team coaching
• Relationship capital coaching
• Leadership facilitation workshops and progammes

Contact Details:

• Mobile : +60122835534
• Email: algypan@gmail.com
• Website: janaapraana.com
• Twitter: algy_al

Simon Yap

Simon Yap PCC
Executive Coach
Sales Leadership Coach


Simon is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF) USA, certified Facilitator, Trainer, and Training Evaluator. He has clocked more than 1,000 coaching hours helping C-suite Executives, Managers, and numerous working adults achieve greater success in their personal and professional lives.

Specialising in business-to-business (B2B) sales and leadership coaching did not happen by chance. Simon has started leadership and sales coaching since 2005 during his previous employment at Unilever Foodsolutions Asia, a global food service company. Holding the sales capability development role in SEA region, he worked closely with the Country Heads, Sales Directors and Sales Trainers on the leadership and salesforce development strategy and execution. In addition, he trained, coached and mentored the Business Managers and Sales Trainers across the region in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Philippines helping them think strategically as well as build cohesive competitive team.

Simon has 20 years of SME and MNC corporate experience in chemical trading, training consultancy, direct sales, pharmaceutical, and food service industries. His past corporate working experience in sales, business development, training consultancy, human resources, sales training and coaching had given him an edge in helping many of his clients achieve greater performance and results.

Today, through his own establishment, Minds & Senses Coaching Academy, Simon is grateful that his industry-wide experience has helped many clients in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), food services, industrial products, business services, healthcare providers, insurance brokerage, financial products, government-linked companies, and also non-profit organisations around South East Asia, China, and Hong Kong.

Some of his most sought-after programs include professional sales mastery program, leadership and coaching skills mastery programs, individual and group coaching, and Train the Trainer for coaching skills program.

Training and coaching are Simon’s passion. He loves what he does.

email address: simon.yap@CoachSimonYap.com

website: www.CoachSimonYap.com

contact number : +6012 200 9520


Frances Penafort

Dr Frances Penafort, MCC

Dr. FRANCES PENAFORT is a Master Certified Coach from International Coach Federation, USA. Her background is coloured with a myriad of work experiences. This includes being an academic for 24 years, a management consultant to MNCs in Malaysia and overseas (Finland, Denmark, Australia, China, India, Singapore, Thailand and Brunei) as well as being an executive coach to organisations, both public listed as well as government-linked.

Her strong passion in her executive coaching experience has enabled leaders and their teams to break mental barriers and ‘raise the bar’. She herself continues to pursue this value.

Her clients have described her key strengths as her sincere concern for them, strong listening skills, deep level of patience and a high level of professionalism. She provides a ‘safe’ platform for her clients to explore their strengths and talents that help them to ignite a higher level of confidence in crafting strategies to achieve their set goals.

Coaching Specialisation

  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Executive Performance Coaching
  • Talent Development Coaching
  • Managerial Skills Coaching
  • Behavioural Coaching

Qualifications & Certifications

  • Bachelor in Accounting (University Malaya)
  • Masters in Accounting (University of Southampton, UK)
  • PhD in Accounting (University Malaya)
  • Professional certifications - Certified Global Mindset Consultant to Build Global Leadership (Thunderbird, USA)
  • Coaching for Greater Effectiveness Program - Centre for Creative Leadership
  • Behavioural psychometric certifications - D.I.S.C. (USA)
  • Certification for the Behavioural and Career Coach (USA)

Coaching & Training Experience

  • Maximus International Australia – coaching leadership teams of Australian based insurance organisation in Asia
  • E & O Berhad – property, investment and hotel based organisation – coaching senior management teams in organisational development interventions and interpersonal development
  • Thunderbird Global School of Management (US) - designed and developed Global Mindset certification workshops with Prof Mansour Javidan from Thunderbird
  • Petronas (Oil and Gas) and TNB (Energy) - designed, developed and facilitated Global Mindset Programs for their management teams
  • Egnatia Academy – a market research and consultancy org - coaching senior management teams in the areas of Executive Leadership and Executive Performance
  • Maxis Sdn Bhd – a telco org – coaching senior management in the areas of Talent Development, Managerial Skills and Behavioural Coaching
  • Philips Malaysia – an MNC - coaching senior management in the areas of Managerial Skills and Behavioural Coaching
  • Columbia Asia Group - coaching senior management in the areas of Culture Change
  • Melbourne Business School – coaching and training Telkom Indonesia managers in developmental areas of Global Leadership
  • Bank Rakyat – coaching and training teams in building resourcefulness and resilience – Winner’s Mindset Program

Global Experience
Her global experience expands to various countries in Europe and Asia - China, India, Denmark, Finland, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and Australia.

Positions Held

  • President of International Coach Federation Malaysia Chapter (2011)
    • enhancing the Branding in the corporate arena
    • sharpening Competencies level
    • strengthening Cohesiveness level

Contact Details
Mobile: 6012-3951912

Email: frances@gpsforprofessionals.asia

Web: www.gpsforprofessionals.asia

Jean-Francois Jadin

Jean-Francois Jadin, PCC

Jean-Francois’ expertise in coaching, facilitation and assessment has been built over a 20-year career in key leadership roles, including a regional CEO position with the American Management Association global network. He has designed, developed and implemented numerous talent development solutions for both multi-national corporations such as Citigroup or Pfizer or organizations such as Singapore Airlines.

Professional Background
For now over ten years, Jean-Francois is CEO of Imperial Consulting, a member of the American Management Association global network, covering Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. He focuses on offering management and leadership development solutions to multi-national corporations, large local companies as well as governments and government related entities, typically at middle and senior management levels.

A credentialed coach by the International Coach Federation, as well as a registered mentor coach, Jean-Francois focuses on integral coaching: he focuses on long term excellence, the ability to self-correct and the competence in being self-generating. In action, this means understanding clients with great depth and scope, converse with them in a way that opens insights and possibilities, and offer a path forward that includes activities custom-designed for them.

Jean-Francois brings in depth knowledge and experience in predictive talent analytics, with a particular focus on an actuarial approach to potential assessment. Since 2009, he certified about 100 ‘Chally Certified Talent Analysts’ across 4 continents while helping numerous organizations to raise their productivity through enhanced human capital analytics.

Jean-Francois has years of experience in high-potential development, accelerated leadership development and succession planning for clients such as Pfizer and Chevron, many of which combined their developmental process with an academic qualification, from universities such as Northumbria University.

For fifteen years, Jean-Francois was a director and deputy chairman of the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which brought to him multi-industry exposure, with a focus on international trade and investment, as well as senior government relations.

Earlier, he worked for Apple in Belgium, a government hospital in France and a telecommunication company in the United Kingdom.

Education & Qualifications
Jean-Francois holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Information Systems from the University of Namur, Belgium. He has been an American Management Association faculty member since 2002, became a Chally certified talent analyst in 2009 and is now a Chally master trainer, certifying Chally talent analysts. He is a credentialed coach by the International Coach Federation as well as a registered mentor coach.

Jean-Francois is a Belgian national, currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He coaches and facilitates in English. An avid reader, an aircraft pilot and an experimental cook, Jean-Francois relishes cultural richness and diversity.

Contact Details
Email: jf@imperialconsulting.com

Web: www.imperialconsulting.com

Ashley Grandisch

ICF Malaysia Workshop - Coach Ashley Grandisch, ACC

Ashley Grandisch, PCC

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 (PCC 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