A ground-breaking talent development initiative to future-proof 15 multi-national corporates in Singapore’s biopharma sector in collaboration with the Singapore government employability institute e2i.
"Crystal is a most impressive and reliable person who is clearly ahead of the curve as she bridges between the worlds of business and education. She actually meets the often overused criteria of being a thought leader and had an endless slew of ideas and options to meet the needs of an ambitious charter. As lucid and energised a person as you will ever meet. Joins the dots very quickly and thinks globally with a local expertise."
Ronan McGarvey, Director, AbbVie Singapore
“I was coached by Crystal and Greg on using mindfulness to increase self awareness, and then start working on myself before working on my interdependent relationships. They are authentic, energetic and really working on something very special.”
Paul Tan, Head of Manufacturing Excellence, Biologics at Takeda
"Thank you for partnering with us this week for the JAPAC Management Summit! We loved you both!"
Tilo Sequeira, Head of L&D JAPAC, Spotify
"We really appreciate all the great work you did with our team last week. We received very good feedback about the session."
Jessica Simpson, Head of HR, Amgen Singapore
“I find Crystal and Greg’s approach highly effective not only in leading staff, but also in all relationships including with my colleagues, my supervisors, my clients,and importantly in my personal relationships with friends and family. For that matter, even with myself.”
Andy Brown, Chief Investment Officer at HakuCapital Global Investment Advisers Limited
"I’m grateful for the wonderful facilitation of Greg & Crystal... The Future-ready Summer School has helped me learn more about secular mindfulness. On a personal level, it has helped me rethink my work, life and passion. "
Cassandra Cheng, Senior Specialist, Programme Development, E2i / NTUC
“As an Advisory Board member of the NUS Centre for Future-Ready Graduates (2015-2017), I had watched Crystal Lim-Lange develop and implement the groundbreaking “Roots and Wings” curriculum that would teach 7,000 students a year the social emotional competencies that would prepare them for the future. Crystal has further developed and honed these ideas that are now crystallised in Deep Human. The five Deep Human skills that the book teaches are beautifully detailed, with real life examples so that the reader is able to easily relate to them and can immediately start to adopt these in their daily lives – both from a personal and professional perspective. Leaders who want to create a high-performance culture will not want to miss Deep Human.”
Chng Sok Hui, Chief Financial Officer, DBS Bank
"Crystal's work at NUS has created powerful transformations in many students. I had the privilege to participate in the Future-Ready Leaders programme, which equipped me with an heightened awareness of self, and the courage to confront my limiting beliefs and pursue my dreams as a trainer. Thank you!"
Sze Zhin Lee, Leadership Development Consultant at Halogen Foundation Singapore
'Future Ready Leaders' programme made me realise that even though life is hard, from earning money to maintaining relationships to controlling our own thoughts/feelings, there are a few techniques which can help us improve ourselves and over sometime, a lot of things can actually be made better just by making own 'mindset' better. Personally, I have used these techniques in bolstering my career, making new friends and being more social, improving my relationship with possibly everyone in my family and so on. Yet, the most important gain is that I now enjoy a peace of mind - stopped worrying and started working towards the areas of life which really matter to me! Thanks to the FRL team for making me the person I am."
"Who doesn't want to learn about themselves from real professionals and heartful participants in one of the most beautiful places in the world, being pampered within an inch of your life? Thank you all for a memorable week"
Cameron O'Reilly, CEO, Bayard Capital
"A breakthrough! The best program myself and my wife have ever been on and the most meaningful."
Declan Macfadden, President, Symrise Asia-Pacific
"The most valable investment and true luxury you can have. An intense transformative process of epic proportions."
Surprising, refreshing and renewing. It's been an extraordinary week of self-exploration.
Damien O'Brien, Global Chairman, Egon Zehnder
"I really appreciated Roots & Wings' focus on personal development, because this is something that's often neglected in Singaporean education.
A good education should teach us how to be better people, not just better students. Personally, I felt skeptical at first; I had attended a few personal development workshops prior, and they were so abstract they were meaningless. However, I found myself learning a lot from the seminar.
It was eye-opening to see how my actions deviated from my words and plans - I realised I was very others-focused (focusing on family, friends and other intimate relationships) to the detriment of my personal well-being. It also taught me that your priorities in life are yours to decide, not for society or the people around you to dictate. The breathing exercises, while simple, were also very helpful in anchoring myself.
I'm looking forward to more seminars in the future, and am very glad that NUS had these programmes for the undergraduate students.
Erica Lim, NUS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
'I first met Ms Crystal when I was allocated the Roots and Wings module in Spring 2017, as part of the University’s strategy for holistic growth for its students.
Being the brash freshman I was back then, I was quick to dismiss the content of the program as things which are superfluous and redundant. Key topics including empathy, resilience and creating a strong personal brand seemed like a ‘burden’ to me.
However, it was only until I was elected into a leadership position within the school, I realised that I had undermined the value of the soft skills introduced in the program. Interpersonal skills and removing limiting beliefs are key tools that leaders have to utilise to execute their portfolio with efficiency and class.
The lessons I have learned in Roots and Wings are now values I hold dearly, in pursuit to become a better leader, and a better person.
I believe Ms Crystal has not only inspired me, but many other individuals as well, and I believe she will continue to motivate many others at Forest Wolf!"
Benjamin Lau, President of National University of Singapore Economic Society 20