Michele Lum



Newfield Certified Coach (NCC)

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

Certified Health Coach through The Coach Partnership



Michele Lum is a certified ontological coach, who is passionate in leadership development, and health and wellness topics. She is also an award-winning marketer and communicator with more than 22 years of corporate and consulting experience in strategic marketing, public relations and media experience in Southeast Asia and the USA.

Prior to becoming an executive and leadership coach, Michele served as the Chief Leadership Officer and Head, Strategic Communications of PETRONAS ICT Sdn Bhd and was responsible for pioneering the Company’s Future Leaders Program, Leadership and Communications Academies, Group ICT Excellence Awards, Digital Day, and the award-winning ICT Bytes digital newsletter.

Michele served as an internal executive, leadership and performance coach at PETRONAS in 2018 and 2019, and partnered with more than 20 leaders, senior managers and heads in support of their personal and professional transformations. During this time, Michele earned her Newfield Certified Coachä (NCC) certification, and the International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) Associate Certified Coachä (ACC) credential. Recently, Michele completed a Health Coaching Program and became a Certified Health Coach through The Coach Partnership. She has also been elected as the Communications Director for ICF in Malaysia for the term 2020-2022.

Michele is also a recipient of the “Top 50 Most Talented CMOs” Award, 3rd prize Social Contribution Activities/Corporate Image Improvement Activities category at the 2013 Fujitsu Group Environmental Awards, and “Woman Super Achiever” Award, CMO Asia Awards 2011. Her leadership and passion for excellence have also led her teams to be named the Winner of 2018 Asia Pacific Excellence Award – Publication for their work in PETRONAS ICT’s ICT Bytes digital newsletter, and the PETRONAS ICT Excellence Awards – Star of the Year 2017 for PETRONAS ICT’s Communications Academy.

Michele holds two Master of Business Administration degrees with the University of Singapore and University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Regent University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and Dance from James Madison University, Virginia.

During her free time, she enjoys the occasional getaway involving scuba diving and off-the-beaten track experiences throughout Malaysia and South East Asia. Prior to her extreme sports adventures, Michele spent many hours rehearsing for creative arts and dance productions at ballet studios in Malaysia and the United States.


Michele Lum

Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

Newfield Certified Coach (NCC)

Certified Health Coach through The Coach Partnership


Email : lummichele@yahoo.com

Mobile : +60123212717

LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/michele-lum-8005664/

Roslina Abdul Manap


Roslina Abdul Manap is an Economics graduate of Queen Mary College, University of London and completed her MBA at the Open University Malaysia. She has over 20 years of experience in Management and Financial Management.


Roslina decided to pursue her passion in coaching and facilitation in the year 2016 and has been conducting various programs for middle-sized to large organisations ever since. She believes that coaching is the best way to reach out to people in general, inspiring them to reach their full potential.


She is the Managing Director of Protégé Advisory Sdn Bhd, a company that conducts a range of programs for various organisations, tailored to their needs. She is a Microsoft CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+ trainer) and C-VAT trainer. Roslina is also trained in the Accelerated Learning Methodology as well as guided imagery processes. She is a NASAGA certified trainer in the field of Learning & Game Design. She is also a certified NLP practitioner. She had recently completed her training in coaching at the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level, accredited with International Coach Federation (ICF).


Roslina is a Performance Coach and is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF), USA. Her passion in coaching is evident in the many clients that she has worked with, such as Employee Provident Fund (EPF) talent pool, Axiata Group, ELK Desa, PayNet, Thomson Hospital, and Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah (MBMB). Roslina is also passionate in the subject of women empowerment and has organised programs for single mothers & women from the low-income group, jointly organised with WARDA Melaka.  She was also part of the team that offers coaching to support our students in University Malaya (UM) and International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Roslina also contributed in supporting the MARA students (through coaching programs) in preparing them for studying abroad.  Her passion in coaching has even brought her to Lahore, Pakistan to work with the staff of Cinepax, in support of the management’s effort to bring coaching culture into the company. Roslina has also supported MAGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre) in various project involving Social Entrepreneurs in the past 1 year.


In the past 2 years, Roslina has clocked in over 350 coaching hours, coaching in the corporate as well as non-corporate sectors.


Roslina can be contacted at 012-3151244 or email Roslina.protege@gmail.com

Wendy Wong


Wendy Wong, ACC – Executive Leadership Coach

> 20 years in Senior Leadership Roles

Certified Transformative Coach

Aust. HR Institute (HR Professional Cert)

Chartered Accountant (CA (M)- current); CPA Australia (retired);

Leadership at the Peak – Centre of Creative Leadership, Colorado

Leading in Unprecedented Times – Harvard Business School, Boston

Women in Leadership – Korn Ferry Institute, Singapore

Certified Personality Profiler (MBTI® Certified)

The Purposeful Leader® Certified (Linkage)

TrimetrixEQ® Certified (DISC, 12 Driving Forces, EQ)

SuccessFinder® Certified (Natural Competency & Behavioral DNA)

Ken Blanchard Situational Leadership® Certified

Certified HRDF Trainer


“Partnering for Business Growth through Unlocking People Potential”

Wendy is a certified executive coach, dedicated to doing what she does best – facilitate and accelerate a talent’s transformational journey.   She specializes in supporting leaders through key leadership transitions especially in times of change.  She is passionate about developing leadership team potential and has worked with international leadership team members from various cultures in transformational initiatives.  She currently coaches C-Suite Executives, APAC Regional Directors, Business Owners, High Potentials and executives in pre and post role transitions.

As her passion for development is all encompassing. Wendy is 2019 Chairman for the International Coaching Week, Malaysia Chapter, an initiative led by the International Coaching Federation.  She writes on www.petadiri.com and contributes to national publications such as Astro Awani and Instructors Today. Wendy is also passionate about issues around women’s economic empowerment. She sits on the Executive Committee for Women of Will, a non-profit organization that aims to transform the lives of disadvantaged women in Malaysia through micro-financing model combined with entrepreneurial development programs.

Prior to her coaching career, Wendy has had more than 25 years of corporate experience in multiple countries across Southeast Asia and India.  Personally, Wendy has successfully transitioned into different roles in her own career and in the last decade has been helping others do the same.


Email: wendy.wong@petadiri.com

Mobile: +60 122 400 898

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

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

You are who you believe you are!

Human potential is limitless. What you believe, you can achieve. Isn’t that powerful?

At times, people are bound by limiting beliefs blocking them from unleashing their full potential. Aspire to help more people to achieve breakthroughs in life; I embarked on my coaching journey.

Now a Professional Certified Coach & Master NLP Coach focusing on actionable steps, I coach emerging leaders who are at the crossroads by strengthening their belief systems. Years of coaching equipped me with first-hand experience on how powerful it is to be in a strong belief system to make things happen. With this self-thought tool through partnership – yes coaching is a partnership; it can create a long lasting, impactful and sustainable result.

Be your authentic self to make a difference has always been my coaching approach. I pay full attention to ownership and response-ability to create change. I enjoy being in the nature and outdoors. I always bring adventures and fun in me to infuse a tinge of creativity and innovation into every coaching session. My coaching style has always been intuitive, fun and courageous. I can be direct and challenging too.

Since 2009, I have coached hundreds of clients individually or in groups. Prior to coaching, I was the Pioneer Instructor in a document solution company across Asia Pacific. With more than 10 years of experience in the IT field, I was blessed with good leaders who coached me to be solution and possible focus. My travelling experience has also helped me to be independent and able to communicate with people from all levels and across cultures.

Currently, I serve as the Event Director for ICF Malaysia, focusing on creating coaching awareness. I am always grateful with what I have and what is coming. My motto is “Continuous learning is part of my life.”

I coach in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.

I have a Bachelor of Degree in Computer Science & Mathematics. She is also: –

  • Professional Certified Coach (International Coach Federation)
  • EQ-i 2.0 + EQ 360 Certification Program
  • 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.


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

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