John Tan is a high-energy, cross-cultural and bilingual facilitator who is able to weave practical, industry-specific tips and techniques into workshops and coaching sessions.
In the last 28 years, John has trained, coached and supported senior executives, managers and staff across all Asia Pacific countries (eg, China, Japan, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea) and countries in Europe like Germany and UK.
Having worked and facilitated programs in various industries, John is well equipped with business knowledge of industries including Banking/Finance, Life Sciences, Semiconductor, IT, Logistics, Industrial Hardware Manufacturing and the Legal/Law domain.
Experience and Expertise
Focused on cross-cultural senior leadership/teambuilding skills, new manager transition training, interpersonal skills and presentation skills training.
Cross-cultural and bilingual facilitator (English, Chinese and Cantonese) with deep knowledge of business realities and cultural nuances across Asia Pacific countries.
Extensive experience coaching senior executives on leadership skills, team development and presentation skills.
Effective leveraging of industry knowledge and understanding of different cultural and generational perspectives to facilitate successful programs (particularly in Greater China where John spent 3 years in Beijing building up the training infrastructure and talent resources for Greater China).
Education and Credentials
MBTI certified assessor and facilitator
Gallup StrengthsFinder certified facilitator
Certified Gallup Strengths coach
Certified Situational Leadership II facilitator
DiSC accredited behavioural consultant
360 Feedback with CCL and PDI
DDI Interaction Management & Business Impact Leadership Programs
GlobeSmart Leadership & Team Programs certified facilitator
DDI Success Profile Analyst
Certificate for Instructional Design
Cisco CCNA Part 1
BBA from National University of Singapore