The Everest Motivation Team believes that clients prefer facilitators and consultants who have walked the talk. We inject our lifetime of experiences in the most unforgiving environments into our programme design. This is so that you, the client, will benefit from a learning experience that goes beyond theory and book-learning. We aim to close the gap between ” knowing” and ” doing”.We help you obtain results and a desired outcome. To that extent, we are focused on designing and delivering solutions, and not activities/sessions/programmes.
David Lim,CSP : Chief Motivation Officer – is best known for leading the landmark 1st Singapore Everest Expedition in 1998 ( as well as the second in 2001 ). Partially disabled from a devastating rare nerve disorder since 1998, his comeback story of overcoming the odds made the cover of the Readers Digest magazine in 2001, and has since been translated into eight languages. He was in management at a publishing house for nearly a decade until 1998.
Since 1999, David has been a sought-after expert on motivation, facilitating change, building high performing teams, and creating experiential learning programmes. David has a B.A. in Law from Cambridge University, and is a Certified Speaking Professional, the first Singaporean to receive the highest designation – awarded by the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation. Besides joining a select group of about 11% of the 6000 professional speakers who have the CSP designation, David is also an Associate Meta-Coach, and certified practitioner in Neuro-Semantics and Neuro-Linguistics Programming. President of the Asia Professional Speakers ( 2007-8), his work also included being an adjunct lecturer for INSEAD Business School (2000-2009). David hasn’t given up climbing, and is a veteran of over 60 alpine and expedition ascents around the world.
Kenneth Tan, Associate Facilitator - has more than 15 years of extensive customer-facing, industry and senior management experience with various American, British and Canadian MNCs as well as with a Singapore SME. Kenneth has delivered team building training, facilitated meetings and events-based programs in cities across Asia including Bangkok, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Macau and Shanghai.
Kenneth’s experience also includes being a management consultant with PA Consulting Group / Cubiks, where he worked on a variety of HRD consulting and management development & training assignments in the Asia-Pacific region. His clients included Daimler Chrysler, Renong Group, Pearson Education Asia and Singapore Press Holdings . Kenneth has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Hull, UK and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the Singapore Institute of Management.
Vincent Lee, China Country Manager - is an experienced bi-lingual workshop leader and facilitator. Based in Shanghai for more than six years, Vincent is our Country Manager for our teambuilding solutions. Vincent was a logistics manager for a variety of SIngapore and China companies, and has a Bachelors degree (Distinction) in Business Administration from RMIT, Melbourne; focusing on transport and logistics management.
He is also an accredited facilitator of our proprietary team and leadership simulation: Everest Challenger™ on Facebook, or go to the product site (without video and photo galleries).His interests are varied, but include trekking and cycling. In 2003, together with a friend, he cycled from Beijing to Singapore.
Ivy Lim: Associate Facilitator – is a graduate from the National University of Singapore ( NUS ) in engineering. During her time in NUS, she received awards which included being the Sportswoman of the Year for her halls of residence, captaining the university softball team, as well as awards in the Volunteer Police Force for physical training and marksmanship. Ivy’s professional work experience includes engineering projects for the leading publishing organisation in Singapore, as well as her more recent work in event management, marketing and public relations. Ivy’s teambuilding facilitation includes work with organisations such as Chartered IT, Singapore Sports Council and Ascendas.
Eric Ho: Associate Facilitator – has over 10 years of experience conducting experiential learning programmes, leadership courses, and outdoor adventure camps. He is a certified NLP Practitioner, Life Coach, Motivation Profiling coach, and is a trained Ropes Course Manager delivering programmes utilizing high elements challenge rope courses. Eric is a graduate in Sociology and Psychology from the National University of Singapore and has certification in Mental Health First Aid. He has worked with troubled youths, families, and prison inmates. As an avid adventurer, from mountaineering to adventure racing, Eric draws on his personal experiences to inspire his audience. He led the first-ever Singapore Team of Hearing-Impaired members to summit Mt Kinabalu (4095m).
Michael Fong: Associate Facilitator – has over 20 years of experience in IT, auditing, training and Quality Assurance, in roles such as project manager, trainer/facilitator, auditor and QA/compliance officer. He has a B.Sc, and has expertise as a corporate trainer in project management, leadership and communications, and as a facilitator in adventure learning and experiential workshops. Prior to working as senior consultant, he was QA Manager and he successfully led his company to ISO 9001 certification.
Low Sau Bing: Associate Facilitator - graduated from the National University of Singapore with a business administration degree. He also holds a Diploma in Education, and is a certified trainer in Experiential Learning, and EQ Coaching. Sau Bing began his career in marketing; followed by 13 years in the education service. There, he was involved in the design, development, and delivery of programmes on leadership and relationship skills. He subsequently joined the private sector as a training consultant. Sau Bing is conversant with a variety of training approaches, especially experiential learning. He has conducted more than a hundred programmes focused on themes such as managing change, invigorating the salesforce and empowering teams.
Tim Hamons, Associate Facilitator – has a degree from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. For more tha 12 years, he has developed and facilitated experiential learning programmes for team performance in Singapore and Asia Pacific. Tim has delivered creative thinking and customer service skills programmes for many leading organisations in Singapore. With a strongbackground in visual communication, Tim has rolled out over 50 programmes that have enhanced corporate identity projects. Tim’s interest extends to sports and is keen on dragonboat racing, running and cycling. As a volunteer, Tim has worked with underprivileged children in areas of leadership and creativity.
Wilfred Tok: Associate Facilitator – has a BSc.( UK ) in engineering and began his career as an aeronautical engineer. He is a certified facilitator in safety & management of challenge ropes ,and is also a certified Rock Climbing Instructor . Since 2000, he has been a facilitator in experiential learning, and a trainer. Wilfred is a certified motivational coach, and accredited in numerous psychometric tools. His experience includes facilitating change management programmes at all levels of corporate staff. Wilfred is also a skilled mountaineer with many alpine climbs in India, France, Kazakstan , and Borneo to his credit. He was a member of the Singapore-Latin American Everest Expedition in 2001, where the team, led by David Lim, tackled the difficult north ridge of Everest in Tibet.
Karine Gauthier: Associate Coach – is an associate life and career coach. She uses a coaching system based on cognitive behavioural and systems thinking patterns to achieve client outcomes.Originally from Quebec, Karine has lived in Australia, and is now based in Singapore.She has been described by a client as having “a wonderful sense of energy and enthusiasm….Being coached by Karine is a fantastically uplifting, fulfilling and inspirational experience.
Ms Maureen Da Costa, Operations Manager – has a Bachelors degree in Nursing , and has twenty years of experience in the healthcare industry. Maureen’s role is managing our clients and providing administrative support in all key functions, including, but not limited to our psychometric profiling systems, new business and logistics. Maureen’s role also includes being the Secretariat for the Asia Professional Speakers ( Singapore ), and extends to liaison work, and coordinating resources for this professional association.