Lionel is a passionate training and career development facilitator, and a people-oriented person with an energetic and motivated mindset. Lionel’s career spans more than three decades in roles such as leadership, operations, training, human resource management, event organisation, communication, policy development and managing high-performance teams. He has held positions as a senior military officer, a Learning and Development Manager in a leading pharmaceutical MNC, a Career Guidance Counsellor and as an independent corporate trainer. Besides collaborating with leading corporate training providers, Lionel is also an Adult Educator accredited by Skillsfuture Singapore to facilitate WSQ programmes such as the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) with the Institute for Adult Learning, and the Employability Skills (ES) and Leadership and People Management (LPM) programmes.
Lionel has presented at public events and at corporate workshops and seminars, facilitated groups and coached individuals. He has conducted workshops for the public and private sectors, non-profit organisations, MNCs as well as participants from the region. He has worked with front-line staff, supervisors, specialists and managers. He has also contributed to the community, having volunteered his facilitation services at the Changi Prison, the Singapore Learning Festival, and the Singapore Government’s Feedback Unit, and as a Parenting Facilitator in St Nicholas Girls’ School. His training areas of interest are in Leadership and Management, Career Planning and Transition, Communication Skills, Coaching Skills, Facilitation Skills, Creativity and Innovation, and Team Effectiveness.
Lionel graduated with a BA in Communication and Media Management from the University of South Australia. He is ACTA and DACE-certified, a certified Global Career Development Facilitator-Singapore (GCDF-S), a Certified Behavioral and Career Consultant (CBCC), and a member of the Adult Educators Network.
Lionel is a strong advocate for people development and that a positive attitude is the precursor to success. Lionel's light-hearted and personable nature has actively engaged participants and leaves them ready to take on challenges at their workplace with an energetic and motivated mindset.