ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Francis graduated with a master’s in electrical engineering and a minor in philosophy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1995. He then worked in a public service organisation, in the domain of technology research and development, for two decades. His rich corporate experience allowed him to explore leadership roles in engineering and technical consultancy; people, project, and programme management; research and development; and master planning. He also had the opportunity to participate in knowledge management, organisational learning and development, and leadership engagement, as well as change management initiatives within the company and its larger ecosystem. Walking this journey during the transformative rise of the internet age made Francis fully aware of the impact of rapid change and increasing complexities on people, teams, and organisations as a whole. Coupled with his strong sensitivity and passion in inner work involving deeper levels of change in people, Francis had found his purpose, to bring about success through LIT (learning, innovation, and teamwork), by means of executive coaching and training framework. Francis is excited about working with leaders and executives of teams and organisations to understand issues in deeper ways, shifting mindsets towards customers and change, building generative skills and capabilities, as well as formulating effective action strategies for desired states. He is currently actively doing so in the same organisation he started working in, influencing and contributing at various levels.
On the individual front, Francis is best recognised for his nurturing, philosophical, feel-of-Zen nature due to Asian and Buddhist influences. He is communicative and passionate about encouraging mindset shifts for deeper aspirations and awareness, igniting the inner light in people and the sense of contribution more than self to lead and sustain change. Reflective and introspective, Francis is also particularly influenced by the work done by Dr. Peter Senge and his team on the five disciplines of learning organisations, Asian perspectives to learning and culture, Buddhist philosophy of mindfulness, as well as studies in the areas of innovation, leadership, the knowledge worker, and organisational agility.