About

Our Facilitators

Stephen Krempl

Stephen Krempl

CEO

Stephen Krempl is a corporate communication coach, international keynote speaker, best-and selling author based in Seattle, Washington. He has worked with thousands of leaders in over 30+ countries as well as worked at Fortune 200 companies, Starbucks Coffee Company, Chief Learning Officer, Yum! Brands Inc., VP of Yum University and Global Learning, PepsiCo Restaurants International, and Motorola.

Stephen is an expert on how leaders can stand out and get noticed in their corporations, even in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. He is the creator of the Global Executive Mindset (GEM) and Winning in the Work World (W3) programs. Stephen has also authored five books, including The 5% Zone: Visibility Strategies that Get You Noticed and Rewarded in Any Organization. He is currently finishing his next book called, Positively Negative: How to Turn Negative Messages Into Positive Ones.

Lau Kok Yin

Lau Kok Yin

Managing Director

Kok-Yin has been in Consulting, Executive Search and Leadership Development for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience in carrying successful assignments in the Asia Pacific. His expertise in the senior management level covers a wide range of industries, including Consumer, Technology, Industrial, Financial and Manufacturing.

His consulting career began with British firm, PA Consulting, where he was their Managing Consultant in Singapore for many years. Before venturing into consulting, he also worked for established names like Citicorp, Reuters and Commerce Clearing House in Sales and Marketing functions.

Besides executive search and HR Consulting, Kok Yin conducts private workshops and public seminars on coaching senior executives on their interviewing and communication skills. Many C-Level executives have benefited from these interactions to further their career both within and outside of their organisations.

He received his Business Administration Degree from the University of Hawaii, majoring in Applied Management. He is also a Certified Neural Linguistic Programming Practitioner.

Ann Marie MacDougall

Ann Marie MacDougall

Consultant

President at LeaderBoom Inc., Board Member and Speaker.

Ann Marie is a life strategist who demonstrates transformation by example. She began her career in the Canadian Banking Industry where she successfully managed national and diverse teams in multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-channel environments. In 2011 she completed an executive global MBA, studying in six countries, through St. Gallen University in Switzerland. In 2012, she completed research with 50 global leaders living in 17 countries to understand the systemic leadership challenges faced by their teams. In 2013, she launched her global leadership consulting, training and coaching business, LeaderBoom Inc.

Ann Marie’s passion is to help leaders and teams see a bigger picture perspective on complex challenges and to identify agile solutions to overcome them. Her goal, through LeaderBoom, is to empower organizations and community leaders to actualize their full potential by presenting a road map for building inner sustainability during times of uncertainty and accelerated global change– overcoming fear, self-limitation and focusing behaviours to essential human values.

Eugene Chong

Eugene Chong

Consultant

Eugene graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Diploma in Multimedia Computing in 2000 and went on to attain a degree in Audio Engineering from the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) in 2002. He then started WEM Productions (later incorporated as WEMP Pte Ltd), web development and audio editing agency in 2003. After leaving WEMP, he joined GCC, an investment firm in 2014 as Director (IT) and in the same year, started Daker Pte Ltd as a subsidiary of GCC to cater to the emerging WordPress market in Singapore.

Eugene’s entrepreneur spirit continues to diversify his portfolio in recent years. He is a co-founder of The Yacht Club Singapore (TYC Charters Pte Ltd), a yacht charter company and Opticare Distribution Pte Ltd, a hygiene products company.

Eliza Quek

Eliza Quek

Consultant

Eliza is at Director Terrific Mentors International Pte. Ltd. It is an international, cross culturally sensitive Organization and HR consultant who thrives on learning, adding value in transforming the way individuals, teams and organizations think and view challenges.

Eliza brings with her a wealth of Transformational Leadership experience in both private (MNCs, SMEs) and the public sector (Public Service Reform to enable Malta to enter the European Union; evolving People Centered Management culture in Singapore’s  Vocational Industrial Training Board; strategic thinking and diversity management, Myanmar government; enabling Ethiopian Airlines to compete effectively within Africa).She has enabled clients in RBS and Deutsche Bank to ‘Lead through transitions’ and “Manage Change’.

As internal consultant to Esso Singapore, Exxon Chemicals and Esso Eastern Inc, she enabled teams to resolve conflicts and align performances to ensure seamless and synergistic operations.  In Singapore Press Holdings, she established a competency based Performance Management, Talent Development and Succession Planning system.

Alex Ragab

Consultant

Mr. Ragab is the Vice President for International Business at Mission Degree, a capacity building and Higher Education Consulting Company, based in Tennessee. He was the former Director of Management Development at Americana Multinational Group Corporate Office. At Americana Group, he was responsible for the development and establishment of the training institute of the entire Group to offer its’ training services to 55,000 employees stretching over 17 different markets that Americana serves. He was also the international relations advisor to the senior members of the Board of Directors. His work included the coordination of a comprehensive capacity building platform in collaboration with Cornell University, Harvard University online hub, and Krempl Communications in the US, as well as with a number of British providers.

As an independent consultant, he is offering consulting services to Tamkeen Consulting in Saudi-Arabia, Roshcomm in Bahrain, Impact and Impresub in Italy, as well as the American Academy. His consulting focus is on the areas of corporate development and strategy, Corporate Governance and Transparency where he provides C-level advisory services and executive level training. Furthermore, Ragab is an IFC – World Bank Group Certified Instructor.

Mr. Ragab earned his MBA in Strategy, International Business and Marketing from the City University of New York in 2007, his MPA in Economics and Public Administration from the University of York in the UK in 1998, and his BA from the American University in Cairo in 1992. He is also one of 240 IFC world-wide certified trainers in the area of Corporate Governance and Investor Relations and certified from the World Bank in the area of Collective Action. He is a distinguished Chevening British scholar and a recipient of the Spielvogel Scholarship in New YorkMr. Ragab is fluent in five languages (English , French,  Arabic, Spanish , Portuguese), with working knowledge of a sixth (Italian).

Caroline Parmstedt

Caroline Parmstedt

Consultant

Caroline Palmstedt is the Regional Talent Management Lead at Monsanto, Asia Pacific. Previously she held the position Regional Director, Asia at NeuroLeadership Institute, a leading global human performance development research and educational institute, developing the emerging field of NeuroLeadership. The field of NeuroLeadership connects neuroscientific knowledge with the fields of leadership development, performance & talent management and behavioural change management.

Caroline also held the position Regional Head of Practice Change Management with Ericsson Telecommunications, South East Asia, where she headed a Transformational Change program, defining the People Strategy, developing framework and approach for a behavioural transformation change program, part of Ericsson’s global business strategy launching a new business model. The program drew learning from neuroscience in developing brain-friendly change approaches to enable sustainable leadership behavioural change.

Caroline has extensive corporate experience with more than 20 years of management experience in large multinational companies, with cultural exposure having worked for American, European and Asian companies. She was the Chief Financial Offer at Previa Healthcare and Regional Finance Manager at Johnson & Johnson.

Rachel Sheriff

Rachel Sheriff

Operations Manager

Rachel graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2010 and joined KCI’s team in 2017 as the Operations Manager. She helps manage and facilitate current and new clients on both the B2B and B2C segments within KCI. She currently resides in Nashville, TN with her husband, Brandon, and children, William and Frannie.

Enrico Varella

Enrico Varella

Consultant

Enrico Varella is an international trainer and leadership consultant. He has taught in about 20 countries since 1993, including SE Asia, China, India and the Middle East. He speaks about six languages and has taught classes with diverse cultures. His forte is in leadership and management, creativity and innovation, and business communication. 

Enrico has worked in both the public and private sectors. His span of interaction includes MNCs, universities, and various divisions of government. He has worked in sectors including public health, pharmaceuticals, publishing, manufacturing, retail, education, hospitality, food & beverage, and financial services. 

He has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology, and Master of Science in Education (Leadership & Management). He has received training and certification in NLP, Experience Orientated Management (EOM), Values Grid, Modeler-To-Mentor, Psychological First Aid, and is a Solutions-Focused Coach. He is an author, playwright, magician and avid endurance athlete. He has completed 23 Ironman triathlons and completed the Boston Marathon thrice.