A training program is only as good as the trainers. Therefore Compass Corporate Training employs only the best professionals in the industry and works hard to continually improve each individual. Our facilitators are qualified, passionate and committed to what they do. Most of our staff operates out of our Shanghai office, however they are available for client consultation and training throughout China and Southeast Asia. Our staff is involved at every stage of the training process from needs assessment, program design, training delivery, and program evaluation. Compass views its team members as more than just trainers. They are organizational development specialists. Compass is committed to developing people and that commitment starts at home! Please meet some of these experienced professionals below…
Mr Edward Tien has over 20 years of experience in human resource and corporate management areas. Edward worked in numerous industries including luxury automobile retail, environmental services (energy management), specialty chemicals, property development and telecommunications. In his past portfolios, he was responsible for HR in countries such as Singapore, China (including SAR Hong Kong and Macau), Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and Australia. Edward lives and works in Beijing for the past eleven years, and is effective in English (native speaker), Mandarin and Cantonese, and comfortable operating in different national and organization work cultures.
Co-founder of Compass Corporate Solutions. Liam’s passion is to provide highly experiential, creative, interactive and dynamic learning solutions for Compass clients. As a learning and development professional, he has provided customized learning interventions for various industries which include, service industry, banking, IT and technology, consulting, education, import and export. He has extensive experience in business consulting and corporate workplace learning and development. He has been an actively training in Shanghai and throughout China since 2006. He is best appreciated for bringing high energy and a rich training experience to the corporate class room. He currently works as a senior trainer for Compass.
Co-founder of Compass Corporate Solutions. For the past 16 years, Robert has been employed in or consulted for top US based companies designing learning and development solutions. In those years, he has acquired a rich experience in personnel management and conducting business with Chinese SOE’s and MNC’s. For the past five years he has partnered with Fortune 500 companies in designing learning and development solutions using Co-Active Learning techniques. He is fluent in Mandarin, Spanish, and his native English tongue, bringing valuable cross-cultural understanding to the Compass team. He currently works full-time at Compass as Managing Director and an enthusiastic Senior Facilitator.
Glenn is a top-tier Management and Leadership Consultant and Facilitator. Being fluent in both English and Mandarin, he is highly sought after throughout Asia for his high energy customized training programs aimed at improving management teams. Glenn’s background is in Modern Asian Studies, Education and Human Resources. He is certified in MBTI Step I & II, OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) plus other SHL Assessments, FIRO-B, Harrison Assessment, Coaching Certified and an Action Learning Coach. Glenn founded Brains-on-the-Beach, a creative collaborative approach to problem solving and making the world a better place.
Alex can train and facilitate in English and Mandarin Chinese. He has proven strengths in public speaking and workshop facilitation covering a wide range of topics from intercultural communication, language acquisition, and business writing skills to management and leadership, staff retention and motivation, time management, business decision making skills, and more. He enjoys using a variety of techniques to draw participants out and involve them in the material, ensuring that they enjoy themselves while learning new skills, techniques, and knowledge. Alex has become ‘NLP Certified’, ‘In-and-Out of the Box’ certified, along with working with many other creativity and management tools.
C.J. is a high-impact sales consultant and facilitator who has helped MNC’s throughout Asia achieve quantum improvements in sales profits. For the past twelve years he has customized and delivered Sales Training in both Mandarin and English in the areas of Key Account Management, Negotiations, Channel Management, etc. Prior to being a sales advisor, coach and trainer, C.J. was Asia Marketing Manager for a Fortune 500 logistics company. In addition, he was Corporate Training Manager for Ringier AG, Switzerland’s largest media group in China, where he was responsible for sales team development. He helped increase the percentage of new hires to close their first sales within 2 months by 30%, as well as increase overall sales targets by more than 50%.
Erik has been working in the people development industry in the greater China area for over twelve years. His work includes corporate internal work as well as that of an external consultant. Erik’s work experience includes sales manager, international trade and program manager. He has worked in and with both small companies and large multinationals. Recent clients include Microsoft, Unilever, SanDisk, Decathlon and others. Erik’s most recent return to the corporate world was a senior manager at a Big Four firm. For three years Erik helped to design and deliver content as a faculty for the PwC You Plus program. He did this for both B2C and B2B corporate clients. As he was there from the beginning, Erik was involved in many aspects of the marketing and content development as it transformed into a trend setting program.
Mr. Kong is one of Compass Corporate’s most experienced trainers. Having started training full-time since 1982 in Taiwan, he has over the years earned a reputation as an one of the leading executive coaches and mentors in Asia. Speaking fluent Japanese and Mandarin, and having traveled throughout Asia, lecturing to audiences large and small, he has inspired thousands of students to reach their maximum potential. Having a medical background, he has also provided technical training to medical staff and hospital management over the years. He is highly valued for his Influence Training, Presentations Skills, and Executive Mentoring abilities.
Previously the Learning & Development Manager for Barclays Bank Plc., Daniel enjoys experience of working within a highly competitive and complex industry, co-designing and leading an innovative sales programme that was shortlisted for an International Financial Innovation Award in 2011. He is qualified as a Training Professional (TAP) in Delivery, Coaching, Facilitation and Design and also qualified in EQ assessment and coaching with Thomas International. Since 2005 Daniel has worked at and trained for top international firms in the UK such as Reuters, Phillips, and Kelway. He brings to Compass International training experience and a teaching style that is dynamic and energizing.
Troy specializes in Presentation training and coaching, Strategic Storytelling, Slide (PPT) design. From brainstorming content, structuring your message, illustrations,, body language ,voice control, and Data visualization, all bases are covered. Troy understands the challenges and techniques required to manage, motivate and inspire people in the workplace. He has been working in China as a Business Communication Consultant and Corporate Trainer for over 8 years. He understands Chinese culture and knows well the challenges that trainees face in a dynamic multinational competitive business environment. Troy specializes in coaching and empowering his students to break down all communication barriers, especially in a multicultural office. He has worked for numerous multinational Fortune 500 companies in China. As an Advanced Presenter he has spoken hundreds of times to audiences, sometimes numbering into the thousands, in the United States and has coached and taught Public Speaking and Influence for over 16 years.