Senior Consulting Manager, LGM

Ashvaani is the Senior Consulting Manager in Leaderonomics Good Monday (LGM), the consulting division of Leaderonomics which focuses on transforming organisational culture as well as increasing employee engagement with an end result of achieving sustainable high performance. In this space, the LGM team specializes in forming close partnerships with CEOs and senior leadership who are keen to build a solid foundation of vision, mission and corporate values with an aim to align their people with the overall business strategy.

Prior to joining LGM, Ashvaani was involved as a Change Manager in a large-scale ERP implementation project for Lafarge Malaysia. She has also worked in Wolters Kluwer, a global information services organisation, managing a team in the areas of operations and special projects. Both these roles have provided her the versatility to manage a number of growth and change management projects, design knowledge transfer programmes, implement Lean methodologies as well as to oversee tasks and role migrations.

Ashvaani graduated from the University of East London with an honours degree in Accounting and Finance and also holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Lite certification. She is passionate about yoga and reading.

Research and Development

Ms. AMANDA CHUA is a Talent Accelerator Programme Manager at Leaderonomics. Being Talent Accelerator Programme Manager, she is a key stakeholder responsible for developing leaders in organisations through building long term partnerships and developing growth plans that meet their needs and accelerate their leadership capability. She is also liaise with various stakeholders to bring about the best learning experience and ensures every aspect of the customised development journey is meaningful and impactful.

Prior to her role as Talent Acceleration Manager, she previously held the role as Development Director of Do Good NGO community division in Leaderonomics and spearheaded the establishment of a Do Good Academy, a training academy that involves building the capacity and capability of NGOs. Part of her role involves developing Do Good Academy’s strategies and framework for NGO leader’s learning and growth and heading Do Good Academy division in deploying regular training programmes relevant to the NGO needs. Prior to her stint in Leaderonomics, she worked with Accenture Malaysia as a Management Consultant under the Talent & Organisation Performance Division. Amanda’s specialisation was Change Management and Training and Development with extensive exposure in MNCs and GLCs, holding multiple roles such as Programme Training Lead, Graduate Training Programme Development Lead, Programme Management Lead and Change Management Communications Lead in the Resources, Oil & Gas, Financial Services industry.

Graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honors) from the University of South Australia, Amanda is passionate about developing others as well as empowering individuals and communities through leadership development and sustainable growth. Amanda also aspires to be a change agent and strives bring out the best in people with the pursuit of excellence as a way of life.

Learning and Growth Partner

After graduation with a BSc. (Hons) in Biology, she realised her passion has always been in youth development through the numerous local community effort in teaching and developing youth she had previously been involved in. She has spent her time professionally engaging youths since.

She has experience in spearheading, organising and project managing youth development programmes. She is a young trainer with the ability to design activities and simulations to further enhance lesson plans.

Areas of expertise: Interactive learning for youths and children, engaging with youths, and community and social development.

Head of Learning and Growth

DINESH DORAI RAJ is a graduate with a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering, both from the University of Nottingham in Malaysia. He has simulated a new design of energy saving method being heat recovery from air conditioning system to empower water heaters hence significantly reducing energy charges as well as carbon emission and given a distinction upon the completion of his Master of Science research. Prior to obtaining a full time job, he has engaged himself in many part time jobs on the floor for the experience gain that include the fields of Human Resources, Finance, and Food & Beverage in an international hotel line as well as obtained engineering training in a multi-national manufacturing company. Apart, he has been in the team of event organizing during university period and affiliated himself with several other club events.

Being said that, he also endured a great life challenge after getting involved in a tragic road accident that left him paraplegic. Against all medical odds, with continuous effort, faith, perseverance and optimism he has managed to get him on walking aids currently, and is striving towards his full health recovery. Upon achieving it, he will be among the first Malaysian to make it to get on his feet again post spinal injury. This describes his positive outlook towards life and his belief in never giving up even in the face of adversities. He also has confidence in his strong personality and leadership qualities with the ability to withstand any pressure to ensure a targeted goal is achieved under any circumstances.

Learning and Growth Partner

A first-class honours Valedictorian graduate with Bachelor (Hons) in Communications, Justin is part of the dynamic Learning & Growth unit that manages Leaderonomics’ corporate simulations and experiential learning solutions.

As an aspiring trainer who is passionate about holistic leadership development, Justin manages the end-to-end process of providing unique and market-viable solutions to corporate clients, with a mission to develop people to become better leaders at their workplace.

Justin also possess valuable working experience as a Media Specialist in the PR industry, which spans across various cycles including media monitoring, development of PR strategies/campaigns, designing press kit materials, coordinating media drops & invitations, as well as building media relations.

Engaging, dynamic & responsible, Justin held multiple leadership roles during his years of studies in which he exhibited solid leadership & influencing capabilities. His excellent communication skills coupled with his outstanding academic performance has rightfully earned him the Valedictorian status in his University.

Outside of office, Justin is a musician-songwriter who actively serves in the music ministry of Acts Church. Together with his youth band, they spearheaded the entire creative production process of the Actsperiment 5.0, an EP which was launched in early June 2016.

In 2015, he founded Actsalted, a music collective with an aim to celebrate locally written Christian worship songs, expressed through the creative production of Music Video covers.

Justin is also the Lead Actor of the award-winning stage production ‘The Tailor Made Man’ back in 2013, and has appeared live on 8TV Quickie, NTV7 Breakfast Show, New Straits Times, and a number of local online media.

Head of Learning and Growth

Yi-Wen is part of the Corporate Services team in Leaderonomics, heading the Learning & Growth unit that manages Leaderonomics’ corporate simulations and experiential learning solutions. She is excited about developing people through impactful learning experiences.

In her tenure at Leaderonomics, Yi-Wen has managed a variety of roles covering business development, organisational diagnostics, solutions design, and simulations delivery. She has overseen employee learning solutions for a varied portfolio of organisations such as Citi Malaysia, Valiram Group, Iskandar Investment Bhd, Alliance Bank, Nestlé Malaysia, EcoWorld, The Star Group, Paramount Group, AmBank, UNDP Global Shared Services Centre, Sime Darby Global Service Centre, and ACCA. Yi-Wen has facilitated corporate simulations for clients in Malaysia and Singapore.

Prior to Leaderonomics, she was a client servicer in marketing, brand communications and public relations, managing clients from the FMCG, IT, F&B, healthcare, non-profit and bereavement care industries. Yi-Wen has over five years’ experience emceeing client events including award ceremonies, HR conferences, press conferences, brand & product launches, year-end reviews and learning forums. She graduated from the Manchester Business School with a BSc. (Hons) in Management (Marketing). Yi-Wen is currently studying towards a Masters in Managerial Psychology.

CEO, Leaderonomics Good Monday

Joseph Tan (B. Eng, MBA) is the CEO of Leaderonomics Centre for Engagement Excellence(LCEE). He also serves as a Senior Faculty member of Leaderonomics in the space of strength-based leadership, character-wise leadership and conversations, and in the space of Accountability programmes. He is also the Director of Good Monday Consulting. His faculty work at Leaderonomics focuses on principle-centered leadership training, coaching and consulting which positively impact an organization’s key results. This is achieved through developing character, discovering strengths and driving accountability. At LCEE, Joseph and the LCEE team leverage on various engagement “best-practices” with tested and proven solutions from market leaders like Gallup and Partners in Leadership. LCEE is able to come alongside the client’s leadership team to build motivational and alignment depth which would then result in sustainable, high performance .

Joseph (B.Eng, MBA) has extensive working experience in corporations like Motorola, IBM and HP taking on roles in product engineering, sales, marketing and business development. Coupled with more than a decade of experience in corporate training, coaching and consulting, Joseph brings a unique perspective to organizational development and cultural issues which is reality-rooted and pragmatically-simple. Instead of just conducting sporadic training sessions, Joseph provides the distinctiveness of consulting with organizations to create a roadmap for creating a culture of accountability based on the foundation of strong corporate values and employee engagement.

By leveraging on decades of research and experience from established companies like Partners in Leadership, Gallup and Strata Leadership/Character First, Joseph has adopted the strategy of receiving formal certification from these well-known training providers which in turn complements well his practical corporate experience to create a comprehensive solution for his clients.

Joseph has trained for companies across various industries like IBM, Motorola, Mesiniaga, StatsChipPac, Colgate-Palmolive, Panasonic, Bukit Kiara Properties, American Chambers of Commerce, The Star, Astro, Bolton, Reapfield Properties, Flextronics, Jebsen & Jessen, Freescale Semiconductors, Sony, Alliance Bank, RHB Bank/Insurance, TokioMarine, National Insurance Association of Malaysia, AmBank, Affin Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, OYL Electronics, Malakoff, Sime Darby, Exact Asia, Nielsen Company, Metrix Research, Trane, Norvatis, REAL Education, Sekolah Sri KDU, Tupperware, Asia Brands, DP Controls, Jotun Paints, Thomson, Mercedes-Benz (Daimler), Proton, Naza Group, Emerson Process Management, Selangor State Education, Ministry of Health and Taylor’s Education Group.

Faculty Integrator

Ms. LINIA ANIRUDHAN is currently the Team Lead – Partnerships and Faculty Development at Leaderonomics. Linia had developed a sound understanding of the industry’s current state of play research & development, events and information services. She has been in the Corporate Arena for the past 12 years. Specifically in the areas of Corporate Practices, Business Development arena and Client Experience Management. Linia obtained an Honours Degree in International Business (Finance & Marketing) from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. She has worked with Global Professional Organisation with International Clientele.

At The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Linia was actively liaising with corporations, top Universities and Colleges. At Marcus Evans, one of the UK based Global Powerhouse, Linia was instrumental in building and re-engineering of best-selling events at Marcus Evans throughout the span of 7 years in the field of business intelligence. Linia has liaised and worked with international clients from MNC’s and local companies across all continents including the USA, Canada, Europe, The Middle East, South Africa, East Africa, Middle East, India, China and the rest of South East Asia. She eventually was also seconded to Marcus Evans South Africa for a year to take up a corporate assignment.

On a personal note during her early years, Linia enjoys the simple pleasures of life and is very fond of animals having grown up with 2 horses, 3 dogs, a couple of hamsters and tortoise along the way. Being a big dreamer as a kid, Linia managed to represent her school, State and Nation in various sports including but not limited to athletics, badminton, Karate and netball. Although she didn’t meet her father’s expectations of her being an Olympic star, Linia carried through many traits of her father such as being a risk taker, being compassionate to human needs and leading a very active lifestyle. Linia did a brief stint in the modelling arena during her college days for television and the print media. It was shortly after that she discovered her true passion and dream is to extend her horizon by touching individual lives through the corporate world and engaging the community that goes beyond geographical boundaries.

One of Linia’s Quote
“Dream beyond human abilities, persevere relentlessly, walk resiliently and the destiny is yours!”

Head, Learning and Growth

Rishen Philip is part of the Learning & Development team with Leaderonomics, working primarily as an account servicer for learning programmes for Corporate clients. Currently, he manages various clients from different industries such as plantation, industrial, motors, properties, banking and finance, to name a few. These organisations vary from MNC, GLC and SME accounts. One of the highlights of this role is designing and managing a 5-day core development programme for one of the biggest GLC’s in the country.

Prior to his role in the Learning and Development team, Rishen joined Leaderonomics as part of the Talent Acceleration team. Here his role were focused on designing, managing and executing long-term programmes for high potentials in client organisations. Highlights here include running a talent programme with the high potential executives in The Star Media Group.

His past roles before Leaderonomics were in various industries including banking, global tech MNC and event management where he developed key skills like client service management, event planning and execution and various other useful skills that has helped him in his current role. Rishen graduated from Nottingham Trent University with BA (Hons) in Business Management.

Learning and Growth Partner

Hsien Piao started his work experience in the corporate world, with stints as an auditor, client service executive and sales model analyst before he took the leap into the media world as a Content Producer.

His past work experience in the corporate sector allows him to understand the needs of clients and how best to express their vision via video. When not dreaming up new concepts for short films he likes reading, long jogs and playing with his kids.

Learning and Growth Partner

Joyce is a dynamic and charismatic individual, a people person who loves journeying, encouraging & inspiring people from all walks of life. Graduated with a degree in Biomedical Sciences, University of Malaya, she soon discovered that her strength and passion was being with people instead of the back-ends of a laboratory.

Working with Leaderonomics for the past 1.5 years has allowed her to play to her strength and develop this passion to the fullest of capacity. She is able to dynamically command and engage the crowd through her charismatic presence during a training session.

She is also an avid hiker and diver, loves travelling and experience the different cultures and ethnicities has to offer.

Coach

Over 15 years of experience working amongst youths in various capacities and setups in Malaysia and was previously with a youth organisation running youth camps, workshops and other youth related products.

Has worked with a welfare organisation for the protection of children and teenagers in pioneering an alternative hangout place for youths in Petaling Jaya.

Areas of expertise: counselling and mentoring, youth training and development, conflict resolution, contemporary and relevant teaching methods.

Learning and Growth Partner

Sheena is part of the Learning & Growth team working with corporate clients from banking, insurance and oil & gas industries. She is the account servicer whereby she diagnose and understand the needs of the clients, design customizable interventions for them and deliver the development programs such as Talent Acceleration Programs.

Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (major in Psychology) from Monash Universtiy, Australia, Sheena she worked briefly with Accenture as a Project Analyst and moved on to Nielsen, a market research company. Over the 3 years in Nielsen, she worked with a variety of MNCs and FMCG clients as a client service executive in both Customer Research department and Retail Services department.

She is also a mother to an active 1 year old boy. On Sundays, she also teaches young kids at her church.

Learning and Growth Partner

Jayson is currently a Learning and Growth Partner in Leaderonomics. Having joined Leaderonomics in December 2014, Jayson has multiple years of experience in organisational diagnostics and solutions design for numerous multinational corporations and government-linked companies. He is also involved in a number of assessment assignments for Leaderonomics, namely assessing the leadership competencies for TalentCorp’s JPA scholars for the purpose of job placement matching and assessing the leadership competencies of candidates of Astro’s Scholarship Awards. Jayson has an undergraduate degree in Psychology.

Talent Assessment Executive

Kathleen Tan is the Talent Assessments Executive at Leaderonomics. As part of her role, she supports and leads the assessment services and processes offered to clients ranging from corporate organizations, universities, and other foundations. She is also actively involved in the business development and client servicing portions of projects. Upon graduating from Sunway University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Kathleen has since fulfilled a combined interest in Social Psychology and human behaviour by her involvement in the end-to-end process of talent assessments. She is adept in the areas of report writing, competency mapping, as well as the facilitation of Assessment Centers and Development Centers.

Throughout her career, Kathleen has built a repertoire of skills that enable her to drive self-awareness and growth in organizations, which feed into the overall Leaderonomics mission to build leaders by designing and implementing learning and talent solutions for people.

She has been actively involved in the process of coordinating and running Assessment centres, and has also helmed several projects that have required her to come up with new Assessment activities that cater to the specific needs of each organization. Kathleen also has the experience of running Assessment projects with large GLCs, as well as with MNCs and other organizations.

Diagnostic Lead, Talent Assessment

Sara Kang is the current Diagnostic Lead for Talent Assessments in Leaderonomics. In her role, she is responsible for managing the operations and execution of all Talent Assessment solutions offered to clients. She is actively involved in the business development and client servicing portions of projects, as well as a key designer of processes and methodologies for clients. She is adept as understanding and completing competency mapping, writing and delivering talent assessment reports and delivering Competency Based Interviews. She has also been involved in various projects as an assessor, developed reports for assessments and for selection purposes.

Having graduated from Melbourne University, Sara started her career in PwC Consulting in the People and Change team. Her focus was on talent studies covering various government sectors in Malaysia. She has also change management work under her belt. She joined Leaderonomics as a Growth Partner, focusing on Training and Development as well as project managing various long term leadership programmes. She joined the Assessment Team due to her avid interest in human behaviour in the workplace and her vast experience in Project Managing.

Director, Corporate Services

Sashe brings to the table over 16 years of work experience in various MNCs, predominantly in the technology field across multiple domains.  Having graduated with a Masters in Engineering from Georgia Tech, he has continuously strove to focus his career on people as the enablers of business.  Sashe is currently the Director of Corporate Services at Leaderonomics. where he looks into providing solutions to leadership growth by partnering with corporates in their journey of human capital development.

Sashe can be contacted vie email at sashe.kanapathi@leaderonomics.com

Learning and Growth Partner
Head of Learning and Growth

Natasha Ann is part of the Learning & Growth team working with various organisations ranging from aviation, property development to oil & gas. She primarily services these clients in learning and development where she diagnoses needs, designs various learning interventions as well as delivering customizable training and development programs such as Talent Acceleration Programs and Managerial Development Programs.

Prior to discovering her passion in developing people, she was managing a team in KPMG Malaysia in risk management, corporate governance and internal audit where she served public listed clients ranging from GLCs to MNCs across various industries. Natasha graduated from Murdoch University with Bachelor of Commerce in Professional Accounting.

Learning and Growth Partner

Cheng Yee is part of the Corporate Service team in Leaderonomics, focusing in engaging clients to identify solutions in building leaders and in the development of corporate employees.

She has more than 6 years’ experience in Human Resource with in-depth experience in recruitment, compensation & benefits, HRMS (Human Resource Management System) and Competence Development. Started off her career as an intern in the Talent Acquisition at Deloitte Kassim Chan and as a HR International Management Trainee in Jotun, Cheng Yee has developed into an all-rounded HR. She is certified in Cut-e, using psychometric assessment and certified as a HAY Job Evaluator.  She has a wide international experience being in the South-East Asia & Pacific Regional HR team, as well as working in Dubai, overlooking a branch office in Qatar.

She has earned her degree in Psychology from University of Kent and her Masters in International Health & Management from University of Aberdeen. Cheng Yee is passionate in working with people and making an impact into people’s lives.

Products Leader, Learning & Growth

Woon-Foong is passionate about helping organisation to be excellence through integration, development and optimisation of the three building blocks of organisation – people, process and technology.

Woon-Foong has more than 23 years of working experience in both national and international corporate settings taking on many different roles and responsibilities. He brings with him interdisciplinary competences and work experiences in the area of: software development, project management, operations management, organization development, learning & development. His extensive professional experiences enabled him to fuse intellectual theories with practical approaches on how to improve individuals’, groups’ and organisations’ effectiveness with the goal of improving performance of the organisation. He is passionate in providing customised, high quality consultancy and training services to create impactful learning organisations. His vast experience in leading and managing in cross-cultural environment making him an ideal facilitator for local and international crowd.

Woon-Foong holds a Bachelor Degree of Science with a Major in Computer Science and Minor in Computer Information Systems from Arkansas State University.

Learning and Growth Partner

RJ has around 6 years of working experience, mainly in the HR industry. He started his working stint in 2011, at IBM where he was a HR Coordinator, handling onboarding sessions. After that, he moved to Manulife for 2 years as a HR Executive and thereafter, he took a break from HR to enter the travel industry for a year (family business thingy). He then went into the recruitment field with Ernst & Young (EY) where he hired consultants for their Advisory Practise.

Finally, in 2016, RJ joined Leaderonomics, where he strives to become a Learning & Growth Partner for clients. Previously, RJ began his stint with us in the Assessments team, and then he went into the Growth team, where he was involved in a few developmental projects. At last, RJ has settled into the Accounts team in Corporate Services, and has a range of Accounts to manage. He is passionate about doing the best and providing effective solutions to all his clients, where learning and development is concerned.

RJ graduated from The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA with a Bachelors of Science and Business Administration, majoring in Human Resources and minoring in Communications.

You may contact RJ @ nithiaroshan.v@leaderonomics.com.

Head, Talent Assessment

 

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – University of British Columbia (1999). Upon graduation, Elizabeth started her career as a consultant with Accenture to change management in the financial services industry. Her strength lies in management and designing of solutions to address the unique needs of each organization she was entrusted to. During her stint there, she was involved in an organizational development project for a leading bank in the internet banking division. She was also involved in a collections management project for a telecommunications company where she designed and implemented the auto-billing (via credit card) rebate system.

She left Accenture to join a start-up VOIP service provider. Her strategic and innovative marketing approach allowed the company to position itself for a breakthrough expansion which resulted in the company being bought out by a MESDAQ listed company.

She later moved on to start a mobile content provider that saw many leading telecommunication companies in the SE Asia region as her clients. As an entrepreneur and a big believer in work-life balance, she constantly challenged herself and her team to work smart and be mindful in going about their work. This resulted in operational effectiveness that earned the praises of her clients.

Elizabeth is a good communicator and believes that life is to be lived to its fullest. She is passionate about seeing people fulfil their full potential in life. She enjoys training and coaching whether in business, finance, life or spirituality and her passion spurred her to start Red Diamond Consultancy. She has also been involved in numerous capacities in non-profit organizations that gave her the opportunity to inspire people to excel in their life.

She currently Head the Assessments team within Leaderonomics, charged with undertaking strategic planning, business development initiatives, solutioning of products and leading the team for breakthrough performance.

Director, Client Engagement

Caroline has approximately 20 years of experience in people-related engagements, with her founding years spent in Sales and Marketing, mainly in electronics manufacturing and IT-related industries and her latter years in Management Consulting, specialising in Human Capital consulting. Caroline is currently the Director of Client Engagement at Leaderonomics, where she works closely with organisations to diagnose, design and facilitate leadership development interventions. She believes in maximising the potential of people and wants to continue to make a difference to others. Caroline has a Bachelor of Economics, majoring in International Trade & Business. She is a HRDF-certified trainer and also holds the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) Level 1 ATU Certificate. Caroline can be contacted vie email at caroline.ong@leaderonomics.com

Head, Creative

Lisanne heads up the design sphere of Leaderonomics. She has more than 10 years’ working experience, both corporate and freelance basis. Prior to joining Leaderonomics, she was the Team Lead at IKEA’s Graphic Communications Division. She specializes in print designs covering logos and corporate identity, brochures, publications, packaging designs to banners, buntings, wall posters, etc. Her passion drives her to deliver top quality work without compromise. Her other interests are in personal development, travel, and food. She is also involved in voluntary work with the community.