See Luan Foo
Managing Partner and Executive Coach
See Luan, having worked for more than 35 years in the business world, knows that clients everywhere are searching for meaning, purpose, fulfillment and well-being. Leaders and Managers are being asked increasingly to lead and perform in an incredibly complex interdependent global economy. Rather than attempting to be all things to all people, they are challenged to focus on the vital few and doing them well – providing leadership and viewing old landscapes with new eyes by “thinking outside the box”, with special emphasis on behavioral indicators such as bringing out the best in people, seeing the big picture, building relationships and coalitions, bringing joy and healing wounds, learning how to learn, resolving disputes and conflicts, and doing what is right. See Luan partners clients to achieve these objectives and to give them a caring, memorable, warm and unique coaching experience.
His career has included assignments as Human Resources Director of BOC Gases, (Hong Kong based), where he had human capital responsibilities for 7000 employees in the Asia Pacific Region (ten countries). He also held Leadership and Managerial (Human Resources Manager and Marketing Manager respectively) and consulting positions with Esso/Exxon/ExxonMobil in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the United States. He was also Market Research Manager of Nestles in Malaysia. His career has enabled him to interact with all levels of Management in the Asia Pacific Region, including with joint-venture partners. This has enabled him to think holistically and to act strategically.
See Luan was one of the earliest coaches in Singapore to gain the International Coach Federation’s accredited designation of Professional Certified Coach.
He has built up a network of international clients and specializes in coaching global leaders/managers. He has coached leaders and managers from 32 different countries, including those from Fortune 100, Financial Times Global 500 Companies and the World’s 50 Most Admired Companies (Fortune Magazine - March 21, 2011 issue).
As an executive coach, See Luan works with demanding executives (CEOs, Board Members and Department Managers) in both the private and public sectors, who want to make dramatic improvements in their personal, professional and organizational lives, while maintaining a robust balance between work and family. See Luan’s ability to build trust and a successful international practice is based on his customizing of his cross-cultural experience and expertise, his use of Socratic questioning and empathetic listening, his deep familiarity with Asia-based joint ventures, and his yin-yang blend of seriousness and light-heartedness, to meet the clients’ challenges, issues and possibilities. See Luan’s focus is on leadership development, management of change, performance and personal effectiveness enhancement, career and life/financial planning skills, and cross-cultural communications.
See Luan is a frequent speaker/facilitator at International Coaching Conferences and meetings. He co-facilitated with Philippe Rosinksi at the “Coaching Across Cultures” seminar in Hong Kong in August 2010; he co-chaired Asia Pacific’s Inaugural Coaching Conference in Singapore in September 2010; he spoke at the First China Executive Coaching Conference in Shanghai in February 2011, and at the Global Coaching Community’s Rainbow Convention in Cape Town, and at the Global Coaching Group’s Conference in Munich, both in May 2011.
See Luan’s clients include: Alstom, ExxonMobil, Saloman Smith Barney, American Eagle Tankers, American Express, Barclays Capital, Borland, DBS, Deutsche Bank, F&N, K E Swan, NTUC Income, Sino-land, Sino Hotels, Fullerton Hotel, Equatorial Hill Resort, Givaudan, Google, Group M, General Electric, GSK, J&J, Lufthansa Cargo, Microsoft, Munich Re, Nike, Swagelok, NYSE Euronext, Ogilvy & Mathers, Parexel, Petronas, Pioneer Investments, Puratos, Tetra-Pak, Star TV, S.W.I.F.T., Tenaga National, Total Oil, TransOcean, The Asian Association of Career Management, University of Malaya, Dell, Dexia, Insead, LVMH, Roche, Singapore Civil Service College, Singapore Prisons Services, Sanofi-Aventis, Solvay Pharma and UBS.
He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management and the Founder and Past President of the Singapore Chapter of the International Coach Federation. He is the Founder and Immediate Past President of the Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches with headquarters in Singapore. He has spoken at international and local conferences and was published in the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations.
See Luan was recently elected a Director on the Global Board of the International Coach Federation which has 17,000 members in more than 100 countries. He is the first Asian male to join the global board in its 15 year history.
See Luan is certified in the use of the following instruments:
· High Impact Teaming
· Hay Mcber Competency Applications
· Big Five Personality Profile
· Workforce DNA Administration
· Cultural Orientations Model and Indicator
· Coaching Facilitation
· Bar-on EQ-i
See Luan’s coaching is behavior based and rests on a philosophy that life is a gift to be shared and treasured, resting on four pillars:
1. Plenty to live for and live on.
2. There is never a wrong time to do the right thing.
3. The best is yet to be.
4. If it is to be, it is up to me.
See Luan partners synergistically with clients to deliver quality and value through changes in mindset, structures, systems and processes in order to:
· Add good and effective people
· Subtract ineffective team processes and practices
· Multiply best practices
· Divide the reward and credit
See Luan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Economics from the University of Malaya and a Diploma in Communications, Advertising and Marketing from CAM Foundation, UK. He is also qualified as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Consultant (Ch Fc) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), US.See Luan loves what he does, finds that it counts and is also fun – this is what makes him tick.