Linda is a HR and OD practitioner with over 20 years of HR experience spanning diverse industries with companies such as Shell, Kraft Food, DBS and Estee Lauder Companies with a primary focus on learning and development.
Her vision is to be recognized as People Architect who engages the hearts and minds of professionals in renewing organizational culture. Her mission is to raise organizational performance through values alignment, coaching, diagnostics and experiential learning.
She started her training career in standup training at Shell Eastern Petroleum by designing and facilitating corporate training at multiple corporate levels. As a fluent facilitator, Linda engages her learners to apply their learning at work. She is an adjunct facilitator at Institute of Adult Learning where she conducts ACTA (Advanced Cert in Training and Assessment) and SDAF (Specialist Diploma in Advanced Facilitation) modules.
Linda managed regional, local training programs, corporate talent pool, performance management and employee engagement among other initiatives. She rolled out an in-house coaching program for all supervisors and people managers to upskill coaching competencies.
As a HR Business Partner in consumer banking, Linda performed the full HR spectrum i.e. recruitment, compensation, benefits, succession planning and talent management. Linda’s strong understanding of HR processes provided a foundation to engage with clients, understand key issues with a view to solve people challenges and improve organizational performance.
Linda graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Business (Honors) in 2000. She obtained her ACTA in 2005 with Singapore Training and Development Association and was certified in 2009 as a NLP Practitioner with American Board of NLP, USA. She also holds a Diploma in Adult Continuing Education and is a Certified Workplace Learning Specialist. With a Masters degree from University College London Institute of Education (ranked top 10 worldwide), Linda works well in diverse teams as a trusted business partner.