Meet Wendy Tan, Speaker, Author and Co-Founder of Flame Centre

Wendy Tan, Wholeness in a Disruptive World

Hello, I am Wendy.

I understand, as a leader of your life, team and organization, you:
– Take responsibility for your people and organization seriously.
– Want to achieve in the long haul and make a meaningful contribution.
– Want to lead your organization through change so you leave a legacy.
– Have your personal life and also want to meet your commitments beyond work.

In our work together, I believe:
– In creating great institutions that work for all.
– We are always learning and becoming.
– That partnering with clients means being honest and caring for one another.


Professional Profile

A consultant, writer and speaker, Wendy’s work is about learning and bringing forth ideas to help us act with wisdom for the greater good. Being a Chinese with a Western education, Wendy draws from both wells to find insight and inspiration for us to be better human beings and leaders to create institutions that work for all.

The author of “Wholeness in a Disruptive World: Pearls of Wisdom from East and West”, Wendy is also a Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), a designation conferred by the National Speakers Association as the international measure of professional platform competence. She connects with her audience through her authentic, heartful and thought-provoking disposition.

Her work has won the InnovPlus Spark and HRO Today Thought Leadership Awards. Wendy co-founded Flame Centre in 2004, a talent development practice based in Asia. Flame Centre partners with Dr Beverly Kaye in career development and talent engagement solutions and Peter Block’s Flawless Consulting workshops in the Asia Pacific region. Wendy has worked with numerous multinational corporations and government agencies in her career. She is an accredited trainer in Peter Block’s Flawless Consulting™, voted the most influential book in 40 years by Organization Development Network. She is also an accredited trainer in career development and talent engagement solutions designed by Dr Beverly Kaye, an internationally recognized authority on career issues, and retention & engagement in the workplace.

As a consultant, Wendy partners with clients to develop their internal consulting capability so that they can get their expertise used when they are not in control. In addition, Wendy works with clients to develop and implement solutions to engage staff, increase retention, develop teams and increase productivity.

She started her career as a psychologist in the Singapore Police Force (SPF). As an internal organization development consultant in GlaxoSmithKline before setting up Flame Centre, Wendy was charged with the culture integration efforts following the merger between GlaxoWellcome and SmithKline Beecham.

Wendy holds a Masters of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) from Pepperdine University and graduated with honours from the National University of Singapore in Psychology. She speaks both English and Mandarin. Her articles have also been frequently published in industry magazines, such as OD Practitioner, T+D and AI Practitioner. A mother of three young kids, she enjoys reading to them and practising Taiji.


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