Ernie Turner is the President of LIM, Leadership in Motion, a global consulting firm focused on development – people and business – simultaneously using Action Reflection Learning™ principles. Ernie has a BA in English Literature from Wheaton College, Illinois and an MA in Educational Administration from City College, NYC.
Early in his career, over a 10-year period, Ernie worked and lived in Sarawak, Malaysia (with the US Peace Corps), then in Angola, Brazil, Italy and Kenya as a teacher and principal with International Schools Services. Subsequently, he co-led a major organizational change project with the New York City school system transforming the 50 most dysfunctional elementary and middle schools at the time (1974-84). Then he spent some time working with the 10 most dysfunctional high schools in Boston. Later Ernie introduced an innovative approach to educational reform based on the same strategy he used with the New York and Boston schools with the Romanian school system that continues to this day.
For the last 33 years Ernie has been President of LIM. In this capacity, he has been building LIM as an international organization and working on a variety of change initiatives within multinational corporations and NFP organizations around the world including merger integration, leadership development, team development, culture change, organizational alignment, human resource development and team coach development. Some of the organizations where he has personally worked include: AMA, Amex, Apple, AstraZeneca, AT&T, Bayer, Boston School System, CIBC, Chase, Coca-Cola, Concepcion, Frasers Property, HSBC, I-ADB, IMS, Juniper Networks, Lufthansa, mClinica, Menarini, Merck (MSD), Motorola, Pfizer, Prudential, Roche, Romanian School System, Save Sarawak Rivers, Shire, SKF, Standard Chartered Bank, StenaLine, Stryker, Syngenta, Tekra, UNDP and Volvo.
Ernie has coached many executives from all kinds of industries and over 150 leadership teams. He has written numerous articles on leadership, teamwork, Peer Learning and contributed to several books including Earning While Learning in Global Leadership, recounting Volvo’s 10-year experience using Action Reflection Learning principles and practices. He led a cross-functional team of AstraZeneca professionals in writing The Little Book on Teamwork. Ernie and Isabel Rimanoczy, one of his partners, co-authored Action Reflection Learning: Solving Real Business Problems by Connecting Learning with Earning. He has written another book, Gentle Interventions for Team Coaching: Little things that make a BIG difference. He is a frequent conference speaker.
His passions include designing complex social change initiatives, coaching executives and their teams, developing team coaches, piano, tennis, scuba and golf.
Areas of capability and interest include:
Organizational Alignment Coaching and Culture Change
Retreat and Workshop Facilitation
Developing Teams and Team Coaches
Designing & Delivering Leadership Development Programs
Ruby is Founding President and Principal Partner, and Certified Learning Coach of the Leadership in Motion (LIM) Global Philippines. Ruby has over 20 years of business management experience in a multinational environment, including 5 years of International Strategic Learning and Development and Organizational Development experience with global management teams and 3 years in the government.
A big picture thinker, expertise includes keen sensitivity and ability to coach executives, mentor leader coaches, develop and motivate high performing teams, and a flair for understanding individual and organizational values that season the human resources and leadership functions.
Ruby was Asia’s rep to the Global Learning and Development (GLAD) network where along with representatives from different regions of the world, worked on global L&D programs for implementation. As Regional L&D Director and HR Director of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Asia Pacific, she designed the strategic learning agenda, ensuring robust development options for 14 markets in the region. As HR Director, she played a strategic role in the merger and integration of a number of pharmaceutical companies, drove the evolution of the new culture, led change initiatives, and supported successful career transitions. She managed a team of 20 to design and deliver the HR competency based systems and policies on recruitment, assessment, learning and development, compensation and benefits management, organizational development and career and succession planning.
Ruby earned her Business degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and MBA degree from the Ateneo De Manila graduate school. She later on took a post degree management course from IMD in Switzerland. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree in family wellness counselling. Ruby is certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessments and Mindprint coaching.
Willie Anderson is a Senior Action Reflection Learning (ARL) Coach and has been a partner of Leadership in International Management LLC, (LIM) since 2001. Willie joined LIM in 1998 and has been actively engaged in Learning Coach assignments worldwide and with the on-going support of daily operations. As a certified LIM Learning Coach, he has continued to champion “value” in all LIM service offerings. That value is made possible by working closely with the client and providing well trained learning coaches (via LIM’s certification process which he managed for 3 years).
Most of his professional career has been shaped by his 1) working as a leader within a Fortune 50 company in various supervisory, management and director roles, 2) being an internal organizational development consultant and 3) coaching externally since 1998. Willie also was the chief operating officer (COO) of a small technical staffing company (with 200 employees) for four years, which permitted him to experience management challenges that are vastly different from those of larger Fortune 100 companies.
Willie, whose work experiences include coaching in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa, has among his key accomplishments -- working with leadership teams in the development of strategic plans, developing the necessary framework for start-up organizations, and ultimately getting organizations functioning more optimally. His greatest desire is to help organizations co-create their future by seeking solutions that are not always found “inside the box.” A cornerstone of his work is a belief that the best solutions come when the entire community is actively engaged in creating that future.
Paula has her Masters in Social Work and Doctorate in Social Welfare (Policy and Planning). She has diverse experience - working in the mental health, education and health systems with culturally diverse populations. Teams have been the core of her work ... either in the capacity as a team member, team leader or team coach.
For 25 years, Paula worked within the Native American community – serving in a variety of capacities, including: Program Director and Team Leader of the Sharing Excellence Network – a grass roots initiative; Executive Director of the George Bird Grinnell American Indian Fund – maintained oversight responsibilities for all administrative functions of the Fund, developed (in partnership with teams) a nationwide scholarship program, service learning and student based cultural exchange program; Education Program Development Advisor – assisting reservation and off reservation boarding schools in developing service learning programs, cultural exchange programs, supporting staff in establishing and sustaining effective teams, facilitating effective meetings, establishing relationships with students, staff, administrators and parents. She also provided one on one coaching for administrators and other school staff.
Within the mental health sector, Paula served as Director of Training, Senior Program Associate and Special Projects Consultant for the Institute for Mental Health Initiatives – designing and implementing training for an anger management program, RETHINK – for parents, youth and for professionals. She developed curriculum materials to support the teaching of these skills within the educational systems.
Paula wears two “coaching hats” – as a LIM Learning Coach and as an Integrative Mind/Body Coach. As an Integrative Mind/Body Coach, Paula works with persons struggling with chronic pain and with persons in recovery from addictions. With all her clients, Paula joins her clients to strengthen their ability to face these challenges. The focus of this coaching is that of nurturing self-care within the individual – focusing on the healing and strengthening of the mind and spirit- helping clients to live their lives to the fullest, to realize their potential, to achieve wellness, healing and to develop their resilience, even in the face of these daily challenges.
In her work as LIM Associate and Learning Coaching, Paula has assumed a variety of roles: Participating as a team member in developing a variety of LIM informational services; a member of LIM’s North America Regional Team; team leader for the success stories design team; co-designer and Learning Coach for a leadership team going through major transitions. Designed and facilitated “journey” workshops on ARL principles along with introducing self-care practices at Learning Conferences for Kaiser Permanente.
Her passions include singing, playing the guitar, songwriting, walking and hiking, spending time with family and friends and in nature ... and just being able to connect heart to heart with people.
Areas of capability include:
One on one coaching
Planning, designing and implementing programs
Developing assessment tools to assess impact of programs
Te is a Founding Principal Partner and currently President of Leadership in Motion (LIM) Global Philippines. She is a Certified Learning and Team coach of LIM. Since 2007, she has supported LIM program design, development and workshop facilitation in the Philippines as well as across the Asia Region. She is a Career Transition and Change Management coach with Lee Hecht Harrison since 2014. She has over 30 years of facilitation experience and more than 30 years of coaching individuals and teams.
Te spent 30 years with Intel Corporation both in Philippine key management roles as well as in global roles as a performance enabler and human resources and organization development professional. She supported business growth and performance in the areas of manufacturing operations, new factory and product start-ups, total quality management and process improvement, strategic learning and development, corporate university, and human resource management. This was done with global working partnerships in the USA, Asia Pacific, India, Japan, Europe, and West Indies. This gave her valuable experience in managing company life cycles including start-up, ramp, and downsizing, while supporting its leaders in addressing business challenges and constant change. Te was co-responsible for building global leadership and management capability for Intel in Asia and co-developed strategies for technical leadership capability development through continuing education initiatives.
She is a systems thinker, results-oriented, and enjoys working with leaders and teams to help organizations co-create their future through innovative solutions to address complex business challenges as well as their own personal challenges. Her global exposure has allowed her to have the capacity of working with virtual and multi-cultural global teams to deliver results. She values excellence & integrity, is organized, and cares about people.
Swee Heng specialises in high performance leadership, mindset and culture change. He is accredited as a Professional Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation, USA
The author of “Coaching In The Moment — How busy leaders can make more impact with less time”, Swee Heng is a well-grounded leadership coach who helps his clients to develop sound and effective skills and solutions for sustained change and impact.
His philosophy of being Practical and the need for leaders to Accelerate their Learning comes from his 31 years thriving in public and commercial organisations in Singapore and Asia Pacific, including being a member of the regional management board of a global company. For the past 10 years, Swee Heng has enjoyed leading and facilitating a multitude of leadership and organisational initiatives to coach and encourage leaders at all levels to change and create impactful results for themselves and their organisations.
Swee Heng trains and coaches in Singapore, China, Taiwan, Korea, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia for international and public sector clients. Some of the leaders that he has worked with come from organisations such as Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Facebook, Logitech, Goodyear, Warner Brothers, American Express, Nestle, Gucci, Damen Shipyards, Elsevier, Ernst & Young, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singtel, Yishun Health Academy and National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre.
Swee Heng was, from Year 2000 to 2010, the regional Human Resource Director for Reed Business in Asia Pacific, a division of Reed Elsevier plc. He led Deloitte Singapore’s HR from 1997-2000. Swee Heng had also held key strategic and operational positions in the Ministry of Defence (Air Force). He has been practice leader in coaching, training and facilitation since 2010. He was also previously a business school faculty member at the SP Jain School of Global Management.
He has an MBA In International Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), a degree in Management & Marketing from Murdoch University and a Diploma of Psychology from the Singapore Human Resource Institute.
Swee Heng is an ICF coach with Professional coaching credentials (PCC). He is also a certified LIM Coach in Action Reflection Learning, Solution-focused coaching, Stakeholder-centred coaching, Enneagram Coach with Life Style Inventory and Social Style systems.
Swee Heng is based in Singapore and travel extensively in Asia. His wife works in a bank and he has a son and daughter, both of whom are in their early twenties pursuing their degree in the digital technology sector.
Areas of capability and interest include:
Develop leaders for the digital age using accelerating learning
Helping organisations create healthy culture and change mindsets
Joyce is an experienced coach, facilitator and trainer, focusing on leadership development, problem solving, creativity thinking, and team effectiveness.
Joyce has more than 20 years of cross-culture, cross function experiences in management, marketing, operation, sales and customer services. Her 10 years experience in top 5 Canadian bank allowed her to have deep understanding of how team needs to work and how organization needs to change for business to thrive in highly competitive markets. Born in Taiwan, grew up in Canada, lived and worked in Canada, Taiwan, Thailand, Mainland China, and now in Switzerland, she understands well the cross-cultural management in teams, organizations and business.
Joyce is a certified Team Coach with LIM, and ICF ACC coach. She joined LIM in 2014 and translated LIM’s book of “Gentle Interventions for Team Coaching” into Chinese. Her passion is to help people discover their potential and to see business transformed as their people have been transformed. She brings with her a wide range experience in area of Financial Investment, Credit Analysis, Foreign Exchange Trading, Real Estate Services, University Lecturer, Corporate Trainer, and Corporate Social Responsibility Operation.
Joyce has delivered many coaching and training programs in organizations from various industries and has enabled participants to practice the learning with their real-life challenges at workplace. She has conducted training and coaching in companies including Citibank, Richemont, Coach, PolyOne, Pioneer, Ford, Philips, Coca-Cola, Henkel, YKK, Biomerieux, Auchan, Solvay, Best Buy, and Mercedes-Benz. She is also a Lecturer in Leadership course at top universities in Shanghai China, including Fudan University, JiaoTong University, and Tongji University.
She enjoys reading, traveling, and outdoors activities and is passionate for charity work helping underprivileged children in the world.