Thinking It Better Asia

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ThinkingBetter Asia

We Help People Be The Best They Can Be

Isaac Ong, VP Business Development Asia
THINKINGBETTER ASIA

A One-On-One with Isaac

When did you discover your passion for helping people through business?

My expertise in helping people to be at their best happened in 2000 when I was asked to train several groups of students in multimedia computing at the lower primary level. Through that opportunity I discovered the knack for transformation change and since applied this expertise to students and working professionals in all sectors; coaching, facilitating and training for more than 18 years to several thousands of participants.

As well as 18 years of experience, do you have any academic qualifications?

From 2004 to 2009, I realised my teaching dream and enjoyed myself tremendously at the school of ICT, Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Furthering this training transformation experience, I harness, shape and ground the knowledge and theories of instruction, high-performance leadership coaching with postgraduate studies at NIE (2004), NTU (2009), IAL (2017) and RP (2019). The certification in ACTA allows me to appreciate and apply my delivery effectively in competency-based programmes. In addition to training and facilitation of workshops, I design, develop and curate lesson materials; I am also an Agile Implementation, Scrum and Design Thinking practitioner.

What other coaching have you carried out?

In 2011, I reignited my passion for teaching and supervisory work as an adjunct faculty, practising life-skills coaching and transformation leadership mindset for young working adults at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. I actively apply design-thinking, purposeful storytelling. In 2012, I started HR practice in learning & organization development; and is a qualified high-performance culture facilitator and coach. I have over 10 years of working experience in large corporations; my career coaching experience spans over 5 years and as an Emergenetics Certified Associate/Coach; certified in using the powerful brain-based personality profiling tool. 

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Importance of Organisational Values and Building Resilience

Create certainty in an uncertain worldSome organisations proudly present three key statements which define their business. A Mission statement, a vision statement and the values of they uphold.I recently wrote about uncertainty and how people crave certainty. In order to build resilience, we need to create adaptability to an ever-changing world. When an organisation has a strong set of values these will not change. They give certainty. In the course of my work I’ve visited hundreds of organisations. There are some that stand out as brilliant places to work. They are also excellent in terms of [...]

Make your team resilient by thinking differently about uncertainty

It's like building on shifting sand. Uncertainty our new normal At the core of the Thinking it Better philosophy is to help teams think better about the way they work. If ever there was a driver to this it is now. Whatever function you team fulfils be it in the public sector, private business or charity, your work is under different rules. Your customers may have changed the way they buy. They may have different priorities. The products or services they want may be different. How you deliver will have changed. How your team [...]

Build a resilient team with some powerful new habits

Ian Travers CEO TIB Group continues to examine how organizations can improve their resilience to the current massive disruptions to their work Start with building personal resilience There is so much external conditioning being thrust upon us at the minute fuelled by the media grabbing our attention with sensational stories. What can we introduce to make ourselves stronger? Firstly, limit the negativity, all the stuff that is stimulating nervousness. Make a bold start by cutting some of the influences which may raise our levels of anxiety. Stop checking social media news feeds so regularly. [...]

Iain McGachie – Consultant at TiB

Iain is a highly talented, highly accalimed business leader with over 35 years’ experience in large complex, heavily regulated, hi-tech engineering businesses. He has a breadth of experience from senior roles in multiple business functions including, customer management, sales & marketing, fleet planning, supply chain management, quality, programme management and services with global responsibilities. As well as leading teams, Iain has brought new products and technologies to market, transformed customer and supplier relationships and been an advocate for cultural transformation through internal projects. He has extensive international exposure from living and working in UK, USA, Middle East and Far [...]

Resilience Comes From The Way We Think

Think Organizational Resilience Better Ian Travers CEO Thinking it Better Group talks about the first steps towards thinking resilience better Thinking it Better starts from an overriding straight forward process which is to understand, simplify and inspire to act. If we take that into the context of the current environment affecting organizations, we can help teams become more resilient. Resilience applies to individuals, projects or a company. We are being buffeted by a storm force wind of uncertainty. There's misinformation and changing advice occurs almost daily. For some it feels scary. Resilience is the [...]

New Mindset. An Historical Analogy from the English Archers

The story of the Longbow I’d like to thank my good friend Mike Rix for the following brilliant historical analogy. In these days where organizations and governments are determined to return to a pre covid-19 world, maybe, just maybe we need a new mindset. When old mindsetsets need to change This story shows the best of Thinking it Better from the English Army during the 100 Years war especially since the risks associated with failure were so high. On the flip side the French brilliantly demonstrated the antithesis of this mindset and suffered the [...]

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