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Michael Lum

19 years of Executive Coaching, Corporate Training, Speaking and Authoring experience since 1995. 17 years of regional working experience in Finance, Marketing, Senior Management in Asia-Australia.

An accountant by training, Michael Lum holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from National University of Singapore and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. To hone in his training skills, he completed a Graduate Diploma (Training and Development) from Singapore Civil Service College.

Prior to running his training outfit, Michael’s varied career includes a finance manager, marketing manager and general manager with American and British MNCs in Australia and Singapore.

Michael is a certified trainer with American Board of NLP, Time Line Therapy® Association and American Board of Hypnotherapy. He is an American Management Association trainer, Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with International Coaching Federation (ICF), Advanced Toastmaster (Gold) with Toastmasters International, a Louis Allen Program Leader, certified Stress Management Instructor with International Association of Counsellors and Therapists (IACT), certified hypnotherapist with National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) and a Laughter Yoga Instructor. Besides being a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Risk Management Professional (RMP) with Project Management Institute (PMI), he is also a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).

Previously, Michael was a certified facilitator for John Gray’s Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus relationship workshops.

Michael modelled his training after being trained by world-class legends including Dr Tad James (NLP, Time Line Therapy), Dr John Gray (Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus), Dr Madan Katari (Laughter Yoga), Dr Calvin Banyan (Hypnosis), Tony Buzan (Mind Mapping), Anthony Robbins (NAC), Jillian LaVelle (IACT), Dr Servaas van Beekum (TA) and Michael Gelb (How to think like Leonardo da Vinci). Michael takes regular sabbatical leave to United States, Australia or Europe to update himself with the latest technology.
A wordsmith in his spare time, Michael is the bestselling author of "I Once Wore Diapers”, “Who Broke My Rice Bowl?” and “From Beggars to Millionaires”. The first book is republished as “No Failure; Only Success Delayed” as the Malaysian edition and is translated into Malay and Korean.

In recognition of his social contribution for his work amongst retrenched workers and singles, he was awarded ABC True Hero 2003. He contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines and is interviewed regularly by newspapers and various media.

Using andragogy, accelerated learning and an eclectic approach, he facilitates management programs for both the Government and MNCs. In the last 19 years, he has personally designed 30 over training programs and trained thousands of executives in the region.


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