Empowering the humans behind the technology
I started my career in Silicon Valley and was previously engineer no. 2 at fintech startup Xfers.
Over the course of 4 years, the team grew from a 5 person outfit working out of a condo apartment to 100+ people in multiple countries. I rose through the ranks to become Engineering Manager of the core transactions platform, managing engineers from Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Even though I liked what I was doing, I felt something was missing. I decided that being only a shy, square and nerdy engineer isn’t going to cut it in my life.
I also wanted to have deeper connections between my engineering work, personal relationships and being a leader. To be my strongest and truest self, and make an impact on the world.
I have been actively working on coaching and human developmental work since 2016, organising events and volunteering for coaching-related causes. To date, I’ve impacted more than 300 people through the events I organised.
Today, I integrate both my work in coaching and tech to help engineers gain confidence, become competent leaders and multiply their organisational impact.
Through this journey of self improvement, I went from
✅ Painfully shy, not daring to talk to strangers to being a certified coach, trainer and event organiser helping hundreds of people
✅ A geeky engineer to engineering manager of the largest business unit in fin-tech startup Xfers with US$35mil raised
✅ Feelings of self doubt when taking up leadership positions to coaching dozens of engineers, tech leads and managers
Why work with me?
Best of both worlds
As a former engineering manager, I understand technology, the problems, pains and delights of engineers.
As a coach and trainer, I understand human psychology, personal development and what makes people tick.
I use my experience from multiple domains to craft the best experience for my clients.
I know what it is like to struggle
I was shy and introverted for a large part of my life. I had difficulties talking to people and expressing myself. I was also bullied in school, both verbally and physically.
Deep down, I felt I could do so much more. I wanted to take control of my own life instead of letting it be dictated by other people.
So I know how you feel if you are resigned, lost or frustrated.
Not only am I a coach to you today, I am also someone who is able to relate to you personally and stand for your growth.
You can’t improve your soft skills, communication and leadership by just reading books or watching YouTube videos.
If you want real transformation, you need real, consistent interaction with someone who knows what they are doing.
I will be with you from the start till the end of our engagement, every step of the way