The team behind Trainium Academy
Liu Yuan tai
Head of Strategic Development
Women Empowerment Coach
Assistant Women Empowerment Coach
Paul F. Weintraub
Managing Director Of Trainium Americas
Senior Consultant, Australia
Senior Consultant, Singapore
Strategic Learning Advisor
He serves as the Executive Member of the Asia Professional Speakers, which helps to raise professional training standards in Asia.
He has been interviewed by various media including TV, radio and the newspapers for his expert views.
Eugene is effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin, and is certified by the American Board of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and International Coach Federation (ICF), two of the most powerful organisations specializing in persuasion and influence.
Eugene is well versed in a multitude of profiling tools including DiSC, MBTI and Emergenetics, and is passionate in helping leaders to develop effective management strategies to lead staff across different thinking and behaviour preferences.
Eugene’s wealth of leadership expertise came from his extensive experience working for listed companies and multinationals, managing and motivating cross-cultural and multigenerational teams in managing change, driving business results, business development, project management and sales growth.
Liu Yuan Tai
Yuantai Liu is a coach and speaker who inspires organizations and teams to discover true happiness.
Yuantai has served in the Executive Committee as a grassroots leader in the People’s Association and spearheaded various community projects and initiatives.
He specializes in corporate and personal happiness projects so that leaders and employees become more motivated and engaged at work.
His clients include business owners, corporate executives as well as health care professionals from private and public sectors. He is able to connect well with people of different ages, from millennials to the middle-aged.
Yuantai has also been featured in the media. His extensive work experience for both MNCs and SME companies has enabled him to better understand the challenges that managers face in terms of communication and teamwork.
Alistair has always nurtured a passion for developing relationships and growing people. Having spent most of his professional career in sales, he helps others navigate obstacles while combining a deep sense of empathy with a hefty (but healthy) dose of pragmatism.
Alistair earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Rhetoric and Leadership in California. Subsequently, he gained a great deal of experience in corporate and retail sales as the top performing campaign managing in a regional marketing firm. With a deep-seated passion for tapping into every individual’s full potential, Alistair pioneered a system of Strength/Empathy Based Training for his company, Smart Circle International LLC, resulting in up to a twofold increase in employee performance.
After returning to Singapore, Alistair took up business development roles in the corporate and non-profit sector. Though his primary trade was sales, his desire to train, teach, and coach has always emerged one way or another. This desire spurred him to take on multiple training roles and develop new systems of learning wherever he was. Eventually he decided to leave his past of sales behind to pursue his core passion: working with people to unlock their true potential.
In pursuit of this passion, Alistair specialises in mindfulness coaching, mediation, and relationship building. His dedication towards building relationships has constantly driven him to become a better coach, mentor, and friend. Alistair is certified in Conflict Resolution and Mediation at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, America’s top conflict resolution institute.
Mavis’s burning desire has always been to impact and making a difference in people’s life through coaching. An optimist herself, she believes and advocates this mantra of hers “Opportunities don’t just happen. You don’t need to wait for opportunities to come to you. You can create them” .
Mavis is a Career Coach. She has been coaching for over 8 years. She is the founder and creator of HappyMeCareer, a career development platform. She coaches working professionals to achieve higher levels of performance, unstuck their career challenges, and helping individuals with their psychology to achieve better state of mind.
She believes that every one of us has that special capability in their own right, and most importantly owning that power to determine that career paths. Together with ICF’s learnings, and her own metrics she is here to evoke change and helps professionals to create awareness of new possibilities. With this, the individuals working professionals gain enriching learning experience and enable them to develop desired outcomes and design action plans that align their professional and personal goals.
Mavis is passionate about impacting people that they too are Leaders in their own right, encouraging and motivating individuals to own and craft their own development in Life.
Alvin held senior executive positions in various multinational companies. He brought with him more than 25 years in the corporate world and has many successes in growing, transforming and scaling businesses in the companies he worked for, having won multiple top sales achievement awards in his career.
Throughout his career, Alvin was puzzled as to why some of his channel partners do well and others do not. He discovered that there is one commonality in all those who are successful. The secret is that the successful ones have embarked on regular coaching and motivational sessions with him in which he imparts his unique sales persuasion techniques on a one on one basis as well as in a group setting. Alvin derives incredible satisfaction when he see positive results and successes in the people he coached. Some of these had gone on to be successful senior executives in their organisations and some have become business owners.
Alvin is a certified TUV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer and have delivered numerous public talks on safety in international safety forums and conferences. He is known for his humour, storytelling and engaging impactful speeches. He has the ability to bring to life a dry topic such as safety in his speeches.
He is a trained practitioner in Situational Leadership, Consultative Selling, C-level Selling, SPIN Selling, and Strategic Selling in complex sales. He hold a Bachelor Degree in Business (Major in Management) from Latrobe University, Australia.
Alvin believes everyone has the superpower within them to inspire, persuade and motivate. He wants to help people to unearth their superpower, to achieve their dreams and to lead successful fulfilling lives.
His favourite inspiration quote from Les Brown becomes his motto in life. “Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours” Les Brown
Valerie possesses experience beyond her youth, having led and facilitated experiential learning experiences for students, leaders, and young adults for several years. She has a proven competency in delivering content and navigating participants through a diversity of topics, with flexibility in her delivery methods to best cater to the character of whoever she is working with.
In her third year of pursuing a degree in Psychology in NUS, and a student under the prestigious University Scholars Programme, Valerie manages to find time to also be a writer, video content creator, facilitator, tutor, a certified NLP Practitioner, and financial coach.
Leon is a firm believer that the core of understanding an individual is to listen to them first. People can be quick to dismiss the challenges that others are facing, without first being aware of their unique circumstances.
Having overcome an episode of depression in his teenage years, Leon understands the need for more empathy and awareness within the community. He strongly feels that support is a necessity, especially within the fast-paced city state of Singapore.
Leon graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the Singapore Management University. He began his career in Deloitte & Touche LLP; one of the prestigious Big 4 accounting firms, as an external auditor. Hardworking and dedicated, Leon led various teams and was consistently recognized as a High Performer, and earmarked to be a future leader.
Throughout his tenure, Leon developed a deeper sense of passion in coaching, mentoring and guiding.
He took great pride in seeing his peers and mentees achieve breakthroughs in their mindsets with his advice. This deeply fulfilling experience switched on a light bulb, and he took a leap of faith.
Leon left his pursuit of the corporate life and decided to follow his passion for coaching.
He specialises in the concept he terms as Mental Wealth, which focuses on coaching individuals to manage both their Mental State and Finances. His current mission is to impact one million people around the world and help them find abundance.
Nicholas Tai is a business consultant, coach and marketing strategist who loves challenges and pushes himself to excel in life and in his career. He has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, being effectively bilingual and having been involved in 9 different industries over 3 countries. His experience has enabled him to gain insights in his consulting and coaching business, which he delights in sharing with his coachees.
Nicholas specializes in strategic planning, design thinking and management. He combines different aspects of strategy and human relations in helping his clients optimize their workflow and build for the long term growth and sustainability of their businesses.
Nicholas is certified by the American Board of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). Besides being NLP certified, he also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration(Entrepreneurship) and Diploma in Adult Continuous Education(DACE) that adds a strategic depth in his management consulting work. He believes that coaching can help individuals and companies realize their untapped potential.
Kerrie is an International Speaker, Author and Coach. Immersing herself in leadership and executive coach training for over 10 years, Kerrie also mentored and trained hundreds of new coaches, wrote for magazines and published 4 of her own books, co-authored another 10 books. Kerrie now mentors authors and speakers to increase their clarity and confidence and speaks to audiences across the world to confidently connect with anyone, anywhere.
With 20 years experience in mentoring, coaching and speaking, Kerrie brings unique insights and questions to unlock ideas that empower her clients to make a bigger difference in the world.
She lives and works across Asia Pacific, enjoying a fabulous balance of country and city life and connecting with people everywhere.
She has conducted workshops for different types of organisations and age groups. Her participants include mid-career professionals from multinational companies, public sector entities, educational organisations and students from reputed schools and higher learning institutions in Singapore. Some of well-known companies with whom she has worked include Kuehne+Nagel, Singapore General Hospital, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Public Utilities Board, Global Indian International School, National Library Board, Caterpillar Inc and Germaxco.
Varuna is widely travelled and has over a decade of diverse working experience in banking, real estate and investment advisory. This has contributed immensely to her experience in client relations, customer management, team/group dynamics, and cross-cultural interaction. She holds an MBA degree from NMIMS (India), ACTA certification from Singapore; and a certificate in ‘Teaching Drama and Speech’ from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.
Dr Raman K Attri is a speaker, author and an expert on “speeding up expertise” with over 25 years of international experience in research, training, business, management, and leadership.
He is one among a handful of global experts specializing in implementing proven competitive strategies that can reduce time to proficiency of employees, teams, managers and leaders.
A recognized global learning leader, he served $25bn technology corporation, named as one among world’s top 5 training organizations. He coaches on methodologies to design and deliver training programs to develop employees with higher-order complex problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
An experienced scientist and an accomplished business researcher, he shares research-based best practices, models and frameworks to address daunting performance problems at the workplace.
Passionate about learning, he earned two doctorates, equipped with over 100 international credentials, degrees, diplomas, and certifications and nominated for highest certified designations including Certified Project Director.
A prolific author of 18 multi-genre books, he loves to reveal in-depth perspectives on human learning, self-help, capabilities, performance, leadership, management, business, and training.
An inspiring individual, living with permanent polio paralysis, he is on a mission to inspire people to transform failures into fame, adversities into advantages, crisis into courage and disability into desirability.
As a speaker, he shares his insights on topics like of power of human potential, accelerating learning and shares his research and experience of speeding up personal., professional and organizational performance.