Hello, I am Wendy, a keynote speaker, author and entrepreneur, based in Singapore. As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) serving Asia and globally, my keynotes inspire people to thrive in the future of work. I speak about how we can sustain our achievements, develop our careers and accelerate our learning.
I do what I do because I am concerned about the human world in a digital age. In a time when machines are getting more intelligent, what abt human beings? How and what do we need to learn to lead meaningful and connected lives? How will we develop our careers and coach our staff to be future-ready? How can we nurture our own sense of wholeness, so that we support the wholeness in the world around us?
I am also curious and love to explore ideas. That’s why I am pursuing my PhD studies in Psychology. I want to find answers to new questions on lifelong learning. The world needs new answers in a world impacted by technological, social, political and environmental disruptions.
As an entrepreneur, I seek to develop and scale solutions so many people can develop and learn more expansively, and we can all be successful in achieving our aspirations as we contribute to the larger community.
I am also an author of “Wholeness in a Disruptive World”, this book is born from a near-death experience, and a fragmented life. Dying taught me about living. As I recovered from the bizarre bacterial infection, I discovered the ideas of wholeness – the coming together of opposites over time creates something more life-giving and sustainable. Wholeness has become a foundation for me to be more and do more.
As the co-founder of Flame Centre, we work with organizations to help them develop, engage and retain their people, so our 2nd home (the workplace) is not only more profitable and sustainable, it’s also a place worthy of applying our best ideas and passion into.
Lastly, I am a recovering tiger mum of three school-going children. Bless us!
Wendy co-founded Flame Centre in 2004, a talent development and instructional design practice based in Asia. Flame Centre’s work in integrating pedagogy and technology for learning advantage recently won the InnovPlus Spark and HRO Today Thought Leadership Awards.
Wendy is also a Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), a designation conferred by the National Speakers Association as the international measure of professional platform competence. Only 12% of speakers in the world has been awarded CSP. She has recently spoke at the HR Summit, International Coaching Federation Conference and APSS Convention. She connects with her audience through her authentic, heartful and thought-provoking disposition. Wendy has worked with numerous multinational corporations in the Asia Pacific region and government agencies in her career.
Wendy’s book, Wholeness in a Disruptive World: Pearls of Wisdom from East and West, is a recommended reading in organisational change masters programs in the USA. Wendy uses these wholeness ideas and tools to help leaders and organizations transform, collaborate and learn in today’s digital age.
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 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. A bilingual speaker, Wendy’s work has been featured in ATD, Human Resources, OD Practitioner and AI Practitioner. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Psychology, in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is based in Singapore with her husband and three school-going children.