Practising Management Consultant | Certified Business and Leadership Coach
Steven works as a Practising Management Consultant, Certified Business and Leadership coach. He set up his own consultancy and coaching practice in 2013. He is an associate director to several SMEs and currently facilitating the Certified Career Coach Skills program with Centre for Career Excellence.
Steven has more than 26 years of experience in leadership, strategic and business management. He held various senior management positions and is known for mentoring and coaching professionals and entrepreneurs. He has extensive experience working with start-ups and SMEs in leadership team alignment, employee engagement, performance management and business builder.
Steven was the managing director of a leading job board from 2000 to 2012 and regional director in JDB Holding Ltd, a leading digital group in Hong Kong. He was hired to set up the operations in South East Asia, India, USA and Australia. He developed successfully the internet recruitment business for the group before the company was sold to Seek Ltd for about USD300m. He remained with Seek Ltd group for 18 months and continued as consultant for a further 6 months overseeing the operation in Singapore and Malaysia.
During his time at JDB Holding Ltd, Steven was also responsible for investment in digital media start-up companies. He mentored and coached several of these companies from early stage to growth and exit. He had worked with digital companies in jobs, cars, classified, lifestyle, maps, food, restaurants and social media. One company was sold to SPH for over for USD 48 million with 30 times return on investment.
Steven also pioneered a career program for PMETs in collaboration with a government agency from 2009 to 2012. He has trained many professionals, managers and executives and technicians (PMETs) in career development and advice to HR practitioners in hiring the best.
Steven graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Economics). He is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) with International Coach Academy (ICA) and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with International Coach Federation (ICF). He is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach; Six Seconds EQ Practitioner and trainer; Certified Leadership Coach with Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching and trained in Enneagram Personality Style. Steven is also a Certified ACTA Trainer and Spring-recognised Practising Management Consultant.