Conversations with Michelle Ow

Conversations with Michelle Ow

By Ryan Chan and Denzel Chan About Michelle OwMichelle Ow is the founder of Chrysalists, which aims to support youth in period of transformation and change, drawing on the idea of a chrysalis and the changes that such a life-stage brings about for a butterfly. By providing the right support for youth through Chrysalists’ programmes, though, Michelle believes that youth can emerge from periods of change, stress and trouble transformed for the better. This role of supporting youth through youth training, facilitation and coaching realises a life-long aspiration for Michelle to become a teacher - though she never knew this...
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Conversations with Geraldine Tan

Conversations with Geraldine Tan

By Kuo Pei Yu and Janice Chrysilla About Geraldine Tan Geraldine Tan is the Director and Principal Registered Psychologist of The Therapy Room, With almost 2 decades of experience working with individuals with a multitude of psychological problems as of 2018, a Master’s in Applied Psychology, Geraldine’s passion for the field and for helping people through her skills has kept her going. She offers advice, in keeping with this spirit, to youth who want to be psychologists: “Have fun in your whole journey - even while studying - and throughout your entire work experience. Being a psychologist is not just...
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Conversations with Shawn Loh

Conversations with Shawn Loh

Shawn Loh is the Deputy Director for Population Policy and Planning, at the Strategy Group of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). He got married at 24, had his first kid at 26, his second at 28, and his third at 31 this year. That is his explanation for why he is now leading the team working on population policies at PMO-Strategy Group.Shawn’s academic background is in financial economics. He started his life in public service at the Ministry of Education (MOE)’s Planning Division, where he worked to refine internal strategic planning capabilities and improve education policies for children with special...
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Reflections with Ho Kwon Ping

Reflections with Ho Kwon Ping

By Brendan Loon Mr Ho Kwon Ping, founding Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings, an international hospitality business, founding Chairman of Singapore Management University, former journalist at the Far Eastern Economic Review, has worn many hats over the course of his long and illustrious career. It was, though, not always so smooth and successful a ride. Mr Ho has had many run-ins with the authorities: first at Stanford University in America while he was an undergraduate, then during his National Service and later under the Internal Security Act while studying at the National University of Singapore as an undergraduate again,...
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Conversations with Lee Jin

Conversations with Lee Jin

By Ryan Tan and Denzel Chen Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a buzzword in many industries. It promises to enact lasting change on processes and exponentially increase productivity. Taiger is one Singapore-based company at the forefront of providing AI solutions as an Information Technology (I.T.) consultant; it boasts a track record of working with clients to provide cost and manpower reductions of about 80%. We talked to Lee Jin, a Project Manager at Taiger, to find out more about the rewards and challenges of working with cutting-edge technologies. Tell us more about yourself and the kind of work that you...
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