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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you provide?

SPEAKING

I am primarily a speaker for events both virtual and face-to-face. The subject I speak on is Human Connection and it is an area in which I am constantly researching and trying to contribute to. I also do occasionally emcee and moderate from time to time, if the event truly speaks to me and the cause is one that I am passionate about.

COURAGEOUS SPEAKING

One of my missions is also to teach people in Asia to connect to their metaphorical and physical voice. As a result of this, I launched the Courageous Speaking community. I wanted to make sure everyone in different parts of Asia could afford access to this life-changing communications training.

You can learn more over at courageousspeaking.com.

BROADCASTING

I was also a broadcaster for 15 years and this means I still do get called in to do voice overs, host and guest on TV shows. In my career, I have called Virgin Radio, Mediacorp, HBO Asia and Southern Cross Austereo home and have also hosted specials for CNN and CNBC Catalyst.

COACHING

Another part of my business is one-to-one executive presentation skills coaching and my clients range from senior employees at amazon to Forbes 30 Under 30 awardees. I love seeing someone learn to communicate in a way that connects.

You can learn more HERE

What inspired you to specialise in human connection?

There are so many reasons why Human Connection has hijacked my life but I guess it makes sense to begin at the beginning. I was feeling extremely disconnected at a workplace I was working at. I realised, looking around, that the general shame and fear which was causing this disconnection was resulting in low productivity and was compromising content standards. How could employees who were disconnected themselves produce content that connected with others? It was a huge corporate blind spot.

One night while I was on air doing my late night radio show a young, Singaporean girl sent a voice note into the show. I had asked people to whatsapp voicenote into the radio station to win tickets to a superhero movie. I asked listeners “If you could have any superhero power in the world, what would it be and why?”

She replied: “to be able to relate to people. It’s not an extraordinary superpower but I feel in modern day everyone is really cold to one another. I really want to be able to connect to another person, one-to-one”. I saved the voice note and it plagued me.

How had it come to this? How had authentic human connection, something we are biologically built for, how was this now considered a super power? What was happening to us humanity? Was all I could think.

The last factor that made me so passionate about learning more about the topic, was that my mother has a rare degenerative illness. Around the time I got that voice note, she had just begun to forget that my father passed away from cancer in 2004, she had already forgotten the days of the week and times of the day and I was petrified she would forget who I was. All of a sudden, the person who was supposed to connect with me the best in the whole world, the person who gave birth to me, was having blocks connecting to me.

It took this incident to make me feel the same yearning for human connection as the young woman who has sent me that voice note on air. I knew, in that moment, this was a subject that needed to be studied by as many of us as possible and at a speed which could keep up with digital developments. I quit my job. That was it for me and the message and its intention has propelled me ever since.

What services do you provide?

SPEAKING

I am primarily a speaker for events both virtual and face-to-face. The subject I speak on is Human Connection and it is an area in which I am constantly researching and trying to contribute to. I also do occasionally emcee and moderate from time to time, if the event truly speaks to me and the cause is one that I am passionate about.

COACHING

Another part of my business is one-to-one executive presentation skills coaching and my clients range from senior employees at amazon to Forbes 30 Under 30 awardees. I love seeing someone learn to communicate in a way that connects.

COURAGEOUS SPEAKING

One of my missions is also to teach people in Asia to connect to their metaphorical and physical voice. As a result of this, I launched the Courageous Speaking community. I wanted to make sure everyone in different parts of Asia could afford access to this life-changing communications training. You can learn more over at Courageousspeaking.com.

BROADCASTING

I was also a broadcaster for 15 years and this means I still do get called in to do voice overs, host and guest on TV shows. In my career, I have called Virgin Radio, Mediacorp, HBO Asia and Southern Cross Austereo home and have also hosted specials for CNN and CNBC Catalyst.

What inspired you to specialise in human connection?

There are so many reasons why Human Connection has hijacked my life but I guess it makes sense to begin at the beginning. I was feeling extremely disconnected at a workplace I was working at. I realised, looking around, that the general shame and fear which was causing this disconnection was resulting in low productivity and was compromising content standards. How could employees who were disconnected themselves produce content that connected with others? It was a huge corporate blind spot.

One night while I was on air doing my late night radio show a young, Singaporean girl sent a voice note into the show. I had asked people to whatsapp voicenote into the radio station to win tickets to a superhero movie. I asked listeners “If you could have any superhero power in the world, what would it be and why?”

She replied: “to be able to relate to people. It’s not an extraordinary superpower but I feel in modern day everyone is really cold to one another. I really want to be able to connect to another person, one-to-one”. I saved the voice note and it plagued me.

How had it come to this? How had authentic human connection, something we are biologically built for, how was this now considered a super power? What was happening to us humanity? Was all I could think.

The last factor that made me so passionate about learning more about the topic, was that my mother has a rare degenerative illness. Around the time I got that voice note, she had just begun to forget that my father passed away from cancer in 2004, she had already forgotten the days of the week and times of the day and I was petrified she would forget who I was. All of a sudden, the person who was supposed to connect with me the best in the whole world, the person who gave birth to me, was having blocks connecting to me.

It took this incident to make me feel the same yearning for human connection as the young woman who has sent me that voice note on air. I knew, in that moment, this was a subject that needed to be studied by as many of us as possible and at a speed which could keep up with digital developments. I quit my job. That was it for me and the message and its intention has propelled me ever since.