PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER

Each year, I’m privileged to share my expertise at between 30 to 50 conferences and corporate events around the world.  I deliver engaging keynote addresses, facilitate masterclasses, and share insights on panels. I've been invited to speak to and moderate discussions amongst ministers and government officials, boards of directors, CEOs and senior business leaders, entrepreneurs, unionists, educators, engineers, lawyers, and more.

 

My sessions are often described as inspirational, insightful, and actionable. The messages I share, whether on the future of work, organisation transformation, corporate governance, leadership, or personal reinvention, are based on firsthand experience as a board director and CEO, my very own metamorphosis, plus hundreds of hours of research.

Equally comfortable in intimate settings and large-scale events, I tailor my approach for each specific audience in order to achieve your desired outcomes. Feel free to check out books, articles, and videos that provide a sampling of insights and thought leadership I've shared on a variety of topics.

Looking for an engaging speaker who understands your audience and business?

STAGE SPEECH

VIRTUAL SPEECH

 

VIRTUAL SPEAKER

Pre-Covid, my speaking engagements often involved getting on a plane to address audiences from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore; to France, Qatar, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United States. With travel now curtailed, many organisations are seeking speakers that can engage their audiences virtually.

 

I've had the pleasure of speaking virtually for Amgen, BioMerieux, INSEAD, Kearney, Robert Walters, Rockwell, SingTel, the Vietnam Institute of Directors, and World50, among others. I love incorporating activities that involve the audience, as you can see at one of my recent virtual engagements here.

My team and I also launched a virtual conference - The Reinventor's Roadmap Summit - which attracted ~1,500 registrants from nearly 60 countries. So I truly understand what it takes, both on the front end and the back end, to create an impactful virtual experience.

Would you like a speaker who can challenge your audience to think differently, and inspire them to achieve greater heights?

UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR

I have been a guest lecturer and visiting expert at programs and seminars conducted by universities in Asia, Europe, North America, and Latin America, including Yale, INSEAD, and Waseda University. I am also an adjunct professor of global leadership for the CEMS Master's in International Management at the National University of Singapore. 

 

Executive Education participants often describe my sessions as "stimulating", "engaging" and "thought-provoking", while my Masters students say their experience is "mind-blowing" and "life-changing". I focus on creating learning experiences that are based on an understanding of adult learning and which result in acquisition as well as application of knowledge and skills.

UNIVERSITY ENGAGEMENTS

Lim Tze Jiat, Co-Chair, Singapore Conference on the Future of Work

Your skillful facilitation resulted in a dynamic
discussion... as one of the Ministers put it,
there was "good energy" amongst the participants.

Emily Zhang,  Communications

Manager, bioMérieux

Su-Yen's presentation was really inspiring and engaging! We organized a virtual meeting inviting 1000+ employees across the Asia Pacific region... her presentation was one of the favorite sessions!

Catherine McKenzie, Managing Director, Just Add Water, Asia 

Su-Yen’s passion, knowledge and experience make her an extremely engaging speaker with the ability to articulate complex ideas making them relevant and relatable for her audience.

Peter Andrew, Senior Director Workplace Strategies at CBRE, Asia

Su-Yen presented a compelling session about the future of work in the digital age and her session was considered by most attendees as the highlight of the whole event.

TESTIMONIALS

MOST POPULAR TOPICS

My keynotes seamlessly blend research, case studies, humour, and personal storytelling. Whether live or virtual, I engage audience members, challenge them to think differently, and inspire action. Each keynote is tailored to meet your specific objectives, align with your event theme, and resonate with the target audience.

 

For reference, listed below are popular topics along with a handy table at the end that maps each topic to common event formats and audience profiles.

Flourish in the Future of Work

With the onset of the 4th industrial revolution, new business models and jobs are being created, and destroyed, at a dizzying pace. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace of change globally and regionally. In this thought-provoking keynote appropriate for all audiences, you will:

  • Discover key trends shaping the future of work at the intersection of technology and people

  • Reflect on the implications - and possibilities - for individuals, organisations, and society

  • Challenge your thinking around what it takes to flourish in the future of work