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Speaker Profiles

The Global Learning Festival boasts of an impressive lineup of speakers who can give you insights that are actionable and relevant. Truly Global, the knowledge that they share truly has no bounds.

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Patti P. Phillips, Ph.D

Chief Executive Officer,
ROI Institute

Dr. Patti P. Phillips is the CEO of ROI Institute, Inc., the leading source of ROI competency building, implementation support, networking, and research. Patti helps organizations implement the ROI Methodology® in more than 70 countries. Since 1997, Patti has led the adoption of the ROI Methodology, measurement, and evaluation to drive organizational change in private, public, non-profit, and nongovernmental organizations.

Patti serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and is chair of the Institute for Corporate Productivity People Analytics Board; Senior Advisor for The Conference Board Human Capital Center; and board member of the International Federation for Training and Development Organizations.

In 2019, she and her husband Jack received the Distinguished Contributor Award from the Center for Talent Reporting for their contribution to the measurement and management of human capital. In November 2019, Patti and Jack were named two of the top fifty coaches globally by the Thinkers 50 organization and finalists for the Marshall Goldsmith Distinguished Achievement Award for Coaching.

 

Maria Ho

Head of Research,
Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Maria Ho is the head of ATD research services. She serves as ATD's senior research program strategist and designer and provides oversight and direction for all of ATD's internal and external, industry specific, and market research services. 

 

Maria has over 15 years of experience leading research teams. She has degrees in Economics from Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University.

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Reinhard Peter Moors

Professional Coach and Innovation Facilitator,
Outerbox Thinking

Professional Coach | Existentialist | Facilitator | Treasure Hunter

Master’s Degree (Professional Coaching) Middlesex University – London UK

I have been working with the learning and development of individuals and groups for more than 30 years. My coaching practice typically focuses on existential matters and the impact these have on my clients’ life, relationships, and work. Most of my clients are senior leaders in the corporate space, although I also see clients in their private capacity. I am also facilitator of Coach Training to International Industry Leaders.

When I work with organisations as a facilitator of innovation and strategy, I harness the existing knowledge within the company, combining this with new ideas through a facilitation process to produce cutting edge thinking. This thinking is the basis of new strategies that will result into new products, procedures, systems, designs, and corporate identities.

 

Jane Moors

Talent Expert and Career Coach,
Outerbox Thinking

My clients are hiring managers, leaders, and recruiters in well-known corporates and small businesses. They are also people who want to build their careers. Some live in our street; others live time zones away in Europe, the UK, and the US. But each learns an uncompromising message about talent engagement and reaching your potential: success is not based on technical expertise alone but on your ability to create a compelling human connection.

As an award-winning consultant and internationally ICF accredited coach, I delight in sharing what I have learned over 25 years of experience in talent attraction and engagement to train managers and recruiters to make the right match between people, vital skills, and workplace culture, and to prepare candidates to succeed in interviews. It has been rewarding to coach leaders and specialists to develop the emotional and social intelligence skills needed to communicate with empathy and assertiveness, build trust with stakeholders, and cultivate an attractive personal and professional brand.

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Dr. R. Karthikeyan

Founder & Managing Director, 
Gemba Management Consulting

Professional Clinical Psychologist turned Talent Development Specialist with 30 years of industry experience.

 

Trained more than 50,000 executives in 450 plus organizations across 6 countries. Held positions as National President (thrice) of Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) & CEO of International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO).

 

Authored 10 books on Psychology, Entrepreneurship and Cinema, in his mother tongue, Tamil. Much sought after ‘Key note speaker’ in many national and international conferences.

 

Today he focuses his energy in consulting, speaking, writing and traveling around the world.

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Patrick Liang

Vice President - South Asia
CoachHub

Patrick Liang is a transformational and strategic business executive, possessing extensive experience in delivering sustained results and building inclusive high performance culture within new operations setup and multi-cultural matrix organisations.

 

Patrick specialises in working with companies to achieve realistic assessment of organisational challenges and define executable solutions to overcome them. Patrick has held prior regional general management and sales leadership roles in companies including Thomson Reuters, IHS Markit, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and HireRight. 

 

Patrick is presently the Vice President of CoachHub South Asia and lives in Singapore with his family; outside of work, Patrick is a food lover and appreciation of horology. 

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Stephen Yee

Deputy Executive Director 
Singapore National Employers' Federation (SNEF)

Experienced Leader with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Strategic Planning, Go-to-market Strategy, Organizational Development, Sales Management, and Business Strategy. Strong business development professional with a Master's degree focused in Project Management from University of Adelaide.

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Roy Lai

President -STADA

Facilitator, Speaker, Mentor & Coach in Learning Business for more than three decades. He was a pioneering member in the National Training Framework. Currently  also serving as Advisor, Institute of Adult Learning.

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