SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 2 March 2020 - Yeo Chuen Chuen, an award-winning leadership executive coach working
regularly with Fortune 500 clients and founder of ACEsence in Singapore, has
recently been named one of the "Top 101 Global Coaching Leaders" and "Women
Super Achiever" at the 7th Women Leadership Congress, a segment of the World
HRD Congress. The awards recognise her professional achievement as a thought
leader and a contributor of value.
Yeo Chuen Chuen with her "Woman Super Achiever" award
"I am honored to have received both awards. It is a
recognition of the resilience and grit that help me get to where I am," said
Yeo. "These awards not only show that my relatively younger age is not a
barrier to becoming an excellent executive coach, but also how it is possible
for all women to overcome gender bias whilst redefining roles and definitions
In her forthcoming book, 8 Paradoxes of Leadership
Agility, she draws from her pragmatic, international experiences in coaching
senior executives from over 30 countries. In her latest book, she discusses the
power of changing mindsets, illustrating the concept with the success stories
of transformation and newfound confidence in global leaders in today's
Based on her unique Re4 TM coaching model, leaders
of global organisations are encouraged to adapt their mindsets and leadership
styles, enhancing their abilities quickly to influence and motivate. As an
example, Yeo applauds the recent speech by Lee Hsien Long, the Prime Minister
of Singapore, who demonstrated willingness to adjust his mindset in face of the
threat of COVID-19, pledging the country's commitment to getting through this
period together through social cohesion and ensuring there is adequate stock of
essential supplies. He also laid the foundation for citizens to adopt new
mindsets while the nation shifts its approach as the situation continues to
'His swift action and commitment indicates the power
of mindset changing, and how a leader--whether we are talking about a private or
public organisation--needs to be quick in decision-making, as well as to
communicate that decision clearly and sincerely to his community or
stakeholders,' said Yeo.
Advocating people-focused leadership and management,
Yeo recommends senior executives to embrace a more open-minded management
style, moving away from the fixed hierarchy and a purely top-down governance
The agility mindset allows business leaders to examine
and "reconstruct their maps" differently, be aware of unconscious bias and be
assertive in making bold changes necessary for today's workplace -- putting the
right policies and incentives in place which could bring about parity, equality
and diversity much earlier.
Yeo added, "All policies, processes and initiatives
are only transactional and skin deep if we execute them without changing our
mindsets. A mindset shift is still the greatest enabler for gender parity as we
challenge the norms and redefine gender roles in families and workplaces so we
can advance from work-life harmony to work-life synergy."
Yeo pointed out that the problem that affects
leadership in both public and private sectors across various Asian countries is
that many decision-makers are still very traditional in their mindsets.
"This certainly impedes the efficiency and progress of
the organisation," Yeo said. "There is an excessive emphasis on technical skills
of recruits, rather than leadership and creative, adaptive thinking."
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About World HRD Congress Awards
The World HRD Congress Awards, now in its 28th Year,
recognizes notable achievement and thought leadership in the respective areas
in Human Resource industries throughout the world through various awards. The
ceremony is attended by more than 2800 industry and thought leaders from Asia,
Africa, GCC and the USA this year.
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