The team behind Trainium Academy

Eugene Seah

Mike Li

Kerrie Phipps

Varuna Gupta

Eugene Seah
Eugene Seah is one of Singapore’s most engaging, entertaining and effective trainers specialising in personal branding, influential leadership, consultative sales and effective team communications.

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.

Mike Li
While most of his peers were in high-flying positions, Mike was still in a government job, hogging on to his “iron rice bowl”. Feeling unfulfilled, he embarked on a mission to develop people to their fullest potential and raise training & coaching standards in Singapore.

Today, Mike has coached, trained and spoken to thousands regionally despite his relatively young age, having coached a wide range of demography from students to C-Level Executives. He breaks all limiting beliefs behind thriving in an industry that places a huge emphasis on age and transferable skills and experience.

Mike is effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin, and specialises in bridging human connections in a digital world, leadership branding and career development planning.

Mike is a certified Neuro-Linguistics Programming (NLP) and International Coaching Federation (ICF) coach having trained and coached both SMEs and MNCs across the region. He is also a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), the gold standard for career coaching.

Kerrie Phipps

Kerrie Phipps is an inspiring and energetic communicator whose passion is connecting and empowering Difference-Makers and Leaders. Kerrie loves facilitating new thinking, to generate insights and turning-point conversations. Creating new connections deepens learning and connectedness. Connecting with others is essential for thriving in life and business.

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.

Varuna Gupta

Varuna is enthusiastic about helping bring out the best in people through workshops on a range of interpersonal topics. She has a strong focus on group sharing and creative activities, which leads to higher energy, active participation, and stronger concept retention in the classroom.

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.