Benoit Greindl
CEO, Global

Based in Switzerland, originally from Belgium, Benoit is an entrepreneur.

He spent 25 years of his business life developing commercial real estate services companies in Europe, America and Asia where he lived during 5 years. Convinced that entrepreneurship is a core source of innovation and societal wealth creation, Benoit is today involved in meaningful and socially responsible projects.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Montagne Alternative, an inspiring seminar centre in the Swiss Alps, co-founder of The Resilience Institute Europe and president of the Board of B Corp Switzerland. As a strategic advisor, Benoit accompanies different leaders and organizations to progress towards achieving a compelling vision and impact.

Benoit speaks French and English.

Dr Sven Hansen

Dr Sven Hansen is the founder of The Resilience Institute. From a medical family, Sven joined Pathfinders, a special forces team in South Africa, before completing a degree medicine. His passion for sport and flow took him into sports medicine and a personal practice in resilience.

Asking if organisations might be interested in applying sports science to good business and leadership, Sven began a corporate health business in 1988. He completed his MBA in 1993 and set about building an evidence-based, integral and practical solution to sustainable performance in life, sport and business.

Over 20 years Sven has worked extensively with High Performance Sport, professional firms, banks, corporates, government, entrepreneurship, universities, and schools.  He leads the development of The Resilience Institute’s methodology and is an experienced executive coach, keynote speaker and leadership trainer.

He has a specific interest in developing leadership teams and the application of biological principles to leadership, strategy and resilience in the community. Sven lives in Auckland with Susan and their two children. He is a keen surfer, paddler and kitesurfer.

See Sven in action delivering a keynote presentation.

Sven’s latest articles, videos and book reviews.

[email protected]
Phone: +64 21 730 995
Postal Address:
PO Box 28-123, Remuera
Auckland, New Zealand

Alexia Michiels
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Switzerland

Based in Switzerland, originally from Belgium, Alexia is co-founder of the Resilience Institute Europe. With a degree in commercial and consular Sciences, Alexia worked 10 years in marketing and media before moving to China where she became a certified professional coach and a yoga instructor.

She now accompanies people and organizations that, in a complex environment, want to build their resilience skills and be ready to face the daily challenges of a transforming world.

Passionate about the resilience integral and practical approach, Alexia is a dynamic facilitator who will bring a “yoga” touch to her courses. She is the author of “The Resilience Drive” (Favre Editions, 2017) and “Resilience Quotient” (Favre Editions, 2021).

Alexia speaks French and English.

[email protected]
Phone: +41 76 783 2791

Bradley Hook
Partner, Global

Brad is a technologist, author and resilience facilitator who has presented keynotes and workshops around the world.

He is dedicated to supporting individuals and groups with the Resilience App – a practical, evidence-based toolkit that builds resilience skills and proves the impact. His latest book, Resilience Mastery, explores the 11 critical skills that drive high performance.

Brad is a dedicated resilience practitioner who enjoys surfing, trail running and videography.

[email protected]
Phone: (+64) 021 367 654
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Njabulo B Sithole
Partner, South Africa

Njabulo is the founder and Chief Executive of “The Resilience Institute South Africa” (RISA). Her role includes overall business strategy, market focus, gaining and sustaining a competitive advantage within the environment which the business operates. She also has over 20 years’ experience as the CEO of Omame Investments (Pty) Ltd. During her tenure the company has created a diversified portfolio of Investments, spanning from infrastructure projects through Public Private Partnership ( PPP’s) in Facilities Management to Pharmaceuticals, Aluminium Processing, Mining, Food Processing to name a few. Prior to that she worked as a consulting Psychologist for various government departments in Performance Management Systems, Employee Assistance Programs and Human Resource Planning.

She obtained her MSC Executive Global Masters in Management from the London School of Economics (LSE) and Masters in Ed. Psychology from University of KwaZulu Natal. In addition she has a Diploma in Company Direction and Diploma in Management Accounting and Finance.

Growing up her parents instilled love, respect and hard work within the family, often giving her responsibilities at a young age this has created a strong foundation for a resilient mindset. She is an active runner who believes human beings have enormous resilience and it’s a continuous learning process in life and business.

[email protected]
Phone + 27 31 569 2838

Thierry Moschetti
Co-founder & Partner, United Kingdom

Based in the UK, Thierry has twenty years of team management, business development and training experience in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia where he has lived 12 years.

Prior to establishing the Resilience Institute in Singapore and in the UK, he was Regional General Manager Greater China for a British listed organization.

Thierry holds a Master of Science in Management, he is a certified Singapore ACTA trainer & assessor, a certified trainer in Emotional Intelligence and in Qigong. He is a passionate Taichi practitioner and an active runner.

Thierry speaks French and English.

[email protected]
Phone: +44 7391 032 479

Laurent Levisalles
Co-founder, France

Based in France, Laurent is co-founder of the Resilience Institute Europe. He holds a Master of Science in Management from Paris-Dauphine University, an Executive MBA from HEC Paris and is a certified coach.

For 20 years Laurent held several positions as managing director in the retail industry in the US, Europe and China for start-ups and global companies. Following his strong appeal for Human Sciences, he spent much of his energy on people development and management.

Enthusiast facilitator, dynamic keynote speaker, Laurent supports leaders and their team in building resilience and leadership. Qi gong instructor, he incorporates practices in his training sessions. Laurent teaches in several business schools in Executive Education.

[email protected]
Phone: +33 6 9849 6238

Katrien Audenaert
Partner, Belgium

Based in Belgium, Katrien joined the Resilience Institute after having lived several years in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

After 15 years of experience in the legal field (first as a legal advisor to the Belgian Prime Minister Dehaene and later as a Magistrate in the Belgian Constitutional Court), Katrien decided to make a career shift as an executive coach when she moved to Asia. She is certified to use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and the Workplace Big 5.

Katrien has since then put her energy in helping people achieve their goals, lead with passion, purpose and presence.

Katrien speaks Dutch, French and English.

[email protected]
Phone: + (32) 471 63 43 84

Manish Arneja
Managing Partner, South East Asia

Manish is the Managing Partner with The Resilience Institute in South East Asia and is passionate about helping leaders build change capacity, resilience and resonance within organisations.

After successfully leading organisational change and development in Europe and Asia for 16 years with Fortune 500 companies, his aspirations to support individuals in challenged situations led him to pursue a career in training and coaching resilience. His strengths lie in developing change capacity, building resilient teams and inspiring leaders to action.

Now based in Singapore, Manish has trained thousands of corporate leaders in diverse organisations such as HSBC, Grab, Unilever, Danone, AXA, Nestle and Microsoft. He has spoken at various talent & engagement platforms in U.K, Singapore, Sri-Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Manish holds an MBA from Asian Institute of Management with additional post-graduate qualifications in Organisational Development from Heriot-Watt University, UK.  He is a Certified Change Management Practitioner, Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) and Executive Coach (Ontological Coaching). He is also certified as NLP Master Practitioner and qualified in DiSC, Emotional Intelligence Trainer Certification and a member of the Asia Pacific Speakers (APSS) and International Association of Facilitators (IAF)

Manish is a UK citizen who grew up in India and is now a resident of Singapore. He is a strong believer of practices that help create momentum for growth and an avid meditation and yoga practitioner.

[email protected]
Phone: + 65 9108 0369
Address: 435 Orchard Road | Level 11 | Singapore 238877


Sue Elias
Office Manager, South East Asia

Sue Elias is an Office Manager with The Resilience Institute. She has more than 20 years of experience in managing administrative & secretarial functions across diverse industries.

She began her career with the Republic of Singapore Air Force in Air Traffic Control, and subsequently gained corporate management expertise as an Office Administrator with a corporate branding company, an executive search firm and a training consultancy.

Sue brings with her a collaborative & dedicated work ethic, commitment to improving work processes and excellent interpersonal & communication skills.

[email protected]
Phone: +65 9756 0764
Address: 16 Collyer Quay | Level 20 | Singapore 049318

Alexandra Bowen
Senior Manager, Australia

Alex is passionate about helping individuals enjoy greater health and happiness by being more resilient.

She has had a dynamic corporate career in senior employee engagement and communication roles in Australia and overseas and has a long-held passion for physical and emotional wellbeing. She now loves being able to integrate the two by working in the area of resilience.

In addition to facilitating and consulting, Alex is a coach and feels inspired by helping people overcome stress and achieve greater clarity and focus in their day-to-day lives.
Alex is a long-term yoga practitioner and qualified teacher with special interest in the therapeutic application of yoga and mindfulness practices to counter health challenges such as stress and anxiety.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Counseling.

[email protected]

Amanda Purnell
Director, Australia

Amanda Purnell is a Senior Manager with The Resilience Institute in Australia. Prior to joining the organisation, she spent 17 years working across Perth, Sydney and Melbourne for leading organisations in the Oil and Gas sector. Amanda has strong business management experience across a variety of disciplines including Strategy, Business Development, Operations and Marketing. In addition to her extensive corporate background, Amanda has a strong interest in her local community and is passionate about contributing to society at a ‘grass roots’ level.
Amanda has witnessed both the benefits of resilience and the negative consequences when it is absent, both personally and in those around her. Amanda’s journey with The Resilience Institute began as a program participant. After undertaking a journey of personal transformation, she eventually made the life changing decision to leave the corporate sector. She is deeply committed to the benefits of adopting the evidence-based principles of The Resilience Institute, empowering others to reach sustainable high performance.
Amanda consistently receives outstanding feedback from clients, who appreciate her collaborative, passionate and engaging facilitation style. Amanda’s clients include Professional Services Firms as well as those in Mining, Oil and Gas, FMCG, Banking and Finance.
Amanda Purnell is a Senior Manager with The Resilience Institute in Australia. Prior to joining the organisation, she spent 17 years working across Perth, Sydney and Melbourne for leading organisations in the Oil and Gas sector. Amanda has strong business management experience across a variety of disciplines including Strategy, Business Development, Operations and Marketing. In addition to her extensive corporate background, Amanda has a strong interest in her local community and is passionate about contributing to society at a ‘grass roots’ level.
Amanda has witnessed both the benefits of resilience and the negative consequences when it is absent, both personally and in those around her. Amanda’s journey with The Resilience Institute began as a program participant. After undertaking a journey of personal transformation, she eventually made the life changing decision to leave the corporate sector. She is deeply committed to the benefits of adopting the evidence-based principles of The Resilience Institute, empowering others to reach sustainable peak performance.
Amanda consistently receives outstanding feedback from clients, who appreciate her collaborative, passionate and engaging facilitation style. Amanda’s clients include Professional Services Firms as well as those in Mining, Oil and Gas, FMCG, Banking and Finance.

[email protected]
Phone: +61 434 077 198
Fax: +61 3 9509 0881
Postal Address: P.O. Box 81, Central Park, Victoria 3145, Australia

Sandy Hall
Consultant, New Zealand

Sandy has an extensive background in HR Leadership and Leadership Development across commercial business in Australasia. With firsthand experience of the need for resilience at an executive and governance level she brings her Leadership Development acumen and experience to the table when assisting teams to build resilience into their daily practice.

Sandy has a real passion for Employee Engagement and Experience, seeing them as being intimately connected and critical to the wellbeing of employees and a key driver of the commercial success of all organisations.

[email protected]

Phone: (+64) 27 217 3225

Delphine Caprez
Senior Associate Consultant, Switzerland

Based in Switzerland, Delphine has been working in the corporate health and wellbeing field for over 13 years, in the UK, Australia, and Switzerland.

She holds a Bachelor of Science, completed a diploma in Corporate Health, is a Mental health First Aider and a Digital Wellbeing coach.

Passionate about enabling changes at individual and organisational level, Delphine is a very dynamic facilitator. She is the co-author of the book “Performance <-> Bienveillance, Osez le Care-isme” (published in November 2021 in French), integrating a new approach to wellbeing and safety at work into the management of organisations for more ethical and sustainable performance.

Delphine speaks French and English.

To contact Delphine[email protected]

Gilles Alex
Managing Consultant, France

Based in Paris, Gilles enjoys 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing and management within multinationals such as L’Oréal, Danone, Citibank or lately Savencia. In 2019, he decided to make a career shift as an Executive Coach. Gilles loves to support his clients in developing self-awareness, leadership and resilience through practical experimentation and concrete steps.

Gilles graduated from ESCP (EAP) and holds a MBA from the Wharton School. He has recently completed a two year’s course at International Mozaïk (Master in Business Coaching).

He has worked and lived in many countries (Japan, Austria, Belgium, UK, Mauritius, Iran) and speaks fluently French and English and has learned German, Japanese, and Dutch as well.


To contact Gilles[email protected]

Carley Nicholson
Accredited Resilience Coach, New Zealand
With her background as a business owner, manager, and leader, Carley is passionate about supporting Kiwi businesses to increase engagement, vitality and wellbeing in the workplace and communities. She is a big believer that investing in the wellbeing of people has a direct correlation with business success.
Carley’s commercial experience spans across a range of industries and business functions, in small and medium businesses, local government and non-profit organisations.  Her mission is help people be the best possible version of themselves, while living happier, longer and healthier lives.
[email protected]comPhone: (+64) 21 901 193

Tessa Lawrence
Office Manager, Australia
Josh Taylor
Social Media Administrator, Australia
Catherine Mills
Programme Manager, Australia
Geraldine Lockley
Senior Consultant, Australia

Geraldine is a skilled coach and psychologist. Using our Resilience model as a foundation, she guides clients to go beyond ‘keeping on top of things’ by applying practical skills to develop personal and professional resilience, helping them to sustain high performance and optimal wellbeing.

With professional experience in counselling, psychology, management consulting and operational and strategic human resource management with individuals, teams and organisations, Geraldine has developed great insight into the demands and challenges within large systems. Extensive experience in her psychology practice has given Geraldine insight into how individuals respond to different types of pressure and that resilience can be learned.

Geraldine is often praised by clients for her receptive listening style which enables them to reflect and identify strengths they may be unaware they have. With a personal passion for building resilience, she uses evidence based strategies, particularly drawing on mindfulness practice, to assist individual adults facing a range of life challenges.

Geraldine has worked with senior executives and managers from a variety of industries including financial services and sporting organisations. She offers a warm and person-centered approach to coaching. Geraldine takes a particular interest in helping people become aware of, and freeing themselves from, self-limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Her clients progress towards experiencing greater fulfillment in their work and relationships.

Geraldine’s qualifications include: D.Psych (Counselling Psychology) and M.Psych (Counselling Psychology) from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Registered Psychologist, Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria, BA Honours (first class) in Psychology, University of Wellington, NZ.

[email protected]

Paul Salmon
Senior Manager, Australia

Paul has a distinguished background in leadership in education, with extensive experience in management, program design, staff development, and both teacher training and student facilitation. He has diverse talents, being able to move almost effortlessly between management and operational logistics through to running outdoor challenge experiences, giving lectures or facilitating keynote presentations.

Having spent almost three decades designing and leading programs on school camps, retreats and leadership development pathways, Paul has seen first-hand the positive impact that can emerge from eye-opening encounters and the noticeable difference in outcomes for those who continuously self-reflect and adjust for growth. He is a big advocate for guiding people to broaden their comfort zone and consider “the more” that could further fulfil their lives.

Paul grew up in an army family and has frequently faced the challenge of change throughout his life, attending 9 schools and moving home more than 18 times. He has also lived through the loss of 2 siblings. His belief is that these ‘thrive or flounder’ experiences have fostered his resilience.

Paul is a dynamic and engaging facilitator. He creates authentic connection with participants as they reflect and explore new ways to seek meaning and engagement in the work place, and in their personal lives.

To maintain balance Paul loves to climb mountains and dabble in Architectural design and Project management. He is often found organising exciting holiday adventures for his family and friends, and lead teams of young people on service projects in outback NSW where he has been volunteering since 1992. Having explored dozens of countries, he is an avid traveler with a passionate love of history, culture and community.

With a Mathematics, Psychology and Theology background, Paul’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science, ANU, Diploma of Education, University of Canberra, Graduate Certificate of Religious Education, ACU and a Master of Religious Education, ACU.

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Simon Cook
Director, Australia

Simon has had over 30 years of successful leadership experience in multi-site and major retail businesses, safety and global franchising as well as corporate commercial roles in both the UK and Australian energy sector. He has a track record of increasing the resilience, positivity and performance levels of individuals and teams. Those he work with come to appreciate that the method of achieving results is just as important as the result itself.

As a sought-after coach and mentor, he is valued for his insight and ability to deeply connect with those he works with, cultivating a safe, authentic and trusting environment where positive challenges deliver positive results. When facilitating, Simon draws on both his professional and personal experience to bring many of the concepts arounds resilience, compassion and well-being to life.

Simon’s previous work in investigating major incidents has often exposed him to the challenges which are often inherent in a stressful workplace. He has also had his own struggles with maintaining personal resilience which have included deep personal loss and challenging commercial environments.

This has led him to develop an approach that is anchored to a set of personal values that are based on family, balance and an optimistic and positive approach to life. He is often complimented on the relatable way he brings sessions to life and makes them resonate as relevant and real and builds pathways for participants that allow them to integrate the learnings easily in to their circumstances.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Australian Catholic University.

Gavin Gui
Resilience Coach

Gavin is an Executive Coach with The Resilience Institute. He has 20 years of experience in senior management roles for reputable MNCs in Asia Pacific. Prior to being a full time coach and start-up mentor he was the Regional Head (South East Asia) for Hilti Group. Gavin has passionately groomed a large number of senior leaders up to Country General Managers as well as young, high-potential talents across Asia Pacific. He also has successfully gotten his teams through several business turnarounds and times of crisis, embodying himself as a role model of resilience. Under his leadership, Gavin’s company received the Best Employer Award by Aon Hewitt for its unique blend of fostering a caring and high-performing culture.

With more than a decade of resilience practice in his life, Gavin has now proudly become the accredited Resilience Coach for the Resilience Institute. Coaching Resilience is a fundamental part of Gavin’s portfolio career and he continues to enthusiastically incubate and grow new technology start-ups as well as mentor young entrepreneurs.

Originally from China, Gavin has been lived in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, the UK and Singapore for his international career. He is bilingual in Chinese and English and has a passion for learning about diversities in culture and people.

Peta Sigley
Chief Knowledge Officer, Australia

Peta Sigley is a Principal with The Resilience Institute in Australia. She has an extensive business management background including Human Resources, having worked in large corporations (transport and banking) as well as not-for-profit and philanthropic organisations. Her academic credentials include economics, psychology and counselling.

Over the last decade Peta has put her resilience to the test supporting her partner with a chronic illness whilst maintaining her career and family cohesion. Undoubtedly, Peta is a strong role model for her children and those who have witnessed this journey of positivity, courage and optimism. Peta’s client focus includes the transport sector, accounting, banking & finance, education and Not-for-Profit organisations.

peta[email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9509 2881
Fax: +61 3 9509 0881
Postal Address: P.O. Box 81, Central Park, Victoria, Australia

Bruce Robinson
Partner, China

Bruce leads The Resilience Institute in Shanghai overseeing the development of our training programs in Greater China. Prior to that, he was the Chief Representative of the Shanghai Representative Office and a Managing Director for Avenue Capital Group, a New York based private equity firm. He has over twenty-five years of investment, banking and business management experience in the Americas and Asia, where he has lived since 2005. Bruce specializes in organizational and individual transitions and managing diverse teams. He has led the establishment of new offices, as well as managed acquisitions and restructurings. Bruce holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and is an executive coach. Recent client assignments include multinational companies as well as educational institutions.

Bruce grew up in northern California, graduated from the University of California Berkeley, is an active runner and a vegetarian. Throughout his life he has strived to live by many of the principles of The Resilience Institute, including maintaining a positive outlook, leading a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle and helping others. He now resides in Shanghai with his wife Tess and their three sons.

[email protected]
Phone: +86 135 6434 5562

Declan Scott
Senior Consultant

Declan joined the Resilience team in 2015 and brings practical experience from both the professional practice field across a number of countries to hands on business knowledge in owning and growing a business from Startup stage. He is dedicated to helping change the culture of business by inspiring a renewed sense of purpose and creativity in the workplace.

Declan is a former Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland and has worked internationally as a corporate tax advisor prior to moving to New Zealand in 2005. He is one of the original founders of SHE Universe group in Christchurch. Declan has held various lecturing positions at a number of universities in Australia and New Zealand and is also a recognised keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.

[email protected]
Phone: (+1) 720 472 2687

Hilde De Volder
Talent Officer, Belgium

Based in Belgium, Hilde has 25 years of experience with people in business. As a management consultant with PwC and in various functions as HR & Communications director, she worked across different industries.

Informed by her understanding of the levers of individual and team performance, Hilde developed HR approaches that put employee wellbeing and leadership development at the heart, without losing sight of business drivers.

Her passion for personal, team and organisational resilience make for a natural fit with the Resilience institute which she is proud to serve as Talent Officer.

Hilde speaks Dutch, English and French.


To contact Hilde:  [email protected]

Lalit Matai
Senior Consultant - Indonesia

Lalit trusts that sustainable long-term success in any organisation is rooted in developing and maximising human capital. He operates from the paradigm that the ultimate business of any business is “people” and believes in leading by cultivating valuable human relationships.

Lalit has over 25 years of experience in growing and transforming businesses. His expertise is strategic management, international marketing, business development and transformational design/implementation.

A Senior Consultant for The Resilience Institute, Lalit is also a co-founder and director at Ananta Universal, a Jakarta-based boutique Leadership Transformation and Consulting company. Lalit supports investment strategy and transformational design/implementation as an Operating Partner with an NY-based private equity investment firm and since 2015 has served as an affiliate for Aberkyn, a McKinsey and Co. owned leadership development firm. He previously headed the retail and apparel manufacturing divisions of a leading Indonesian Conglomerate. Lalit co-founded the ICF Jakarta Chapter with a vision to facilitate growth of professional coaching in Indonesia.

Lalit trained as Facilitator of Transformation with Gita Bellin and Associates and Corp Evolution. He is Certified in Ontological, Epistemological and Transformational Coaching as well as Cultural Transformation Tools from Barretts Value Center. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Management.

Lalit is of Indian descent and has spent the last 25 years living in Jakarta with his wife Shalini. Their two sons are studying in the USA and share their passion for sustainable growth. Lalit enjoys Golf, movies and yoga.

Languages: Hindi (Native), English (Fluent), Bahasa Indonesia (conversational)

Thuy Le
Consultant - Vietnam

Thuy Le is a Consultant with The Resilience Institute in Vietnam, based in Ho Chi Minh. She has over 20 years experience in both front-line and back office business functions. Thuy began working first in sales, marketing and customer services before her HR career with AIA Insurance Company where she was in charge of staff training and development. She has held additional HR management and leadership roles as for ICI Paints, Japan Tobacco International and Lafarge Vietnam.

People development is Thuy’s passion. She always delivers high-impact training and coaching programs from functional HR to resilience, development and mindset topics supporting communication, personal effectiveness, transformation and change.

In 2016 she figured out her life purpose and began the journey of training and coaching people to get in touch with themselves and improve their quality of thoughts, work and life, and learn how to step out of the comfort zone, face their fears and continue to grow. Her ultimate mission is helping people live the life of purpose, abundance and happiness.

Chai Lee Fong

Chai Lee Fong is an experienced executive coach and training consultant. Besides training, she is also the co-counsellor of a local counselling centre. She is one of the few bilingual coaches who have experience in both counselling and coaching with people from more than 15 nationalities.

She was the Regional Training Advisor at one of the largest insurance companies in SEA, in charge of both soft skills and financial planning certification training. Prior to her appointment with the insurance company she was the Business Development Manager of the Singapore Training and Development Association (STADA). One of her major projects funded by the International Enterprise (IE) Singapore was to oversee a Human Resource Development market research project in Shanghai. Her job included recruitment of trainers within Singapore, Malaysia and China, providing HRD consultancy services to clients in China and Singapore and designing of training programs for her clients in both countries.

Being in the field of coaching and training and development over 19 years, she brings with her rich experiences and a wealth of knowledge in this critical area of talent management.  She has coached and trained many people in how to build cohesive teams, change management, drive organisational effectiveness and leadership, sales and customer service, and stress management.

Lee Fong is a certified Coach approved by International Coaching Federation (ICF), certified Outdoor Experiential Trainer by Singapore Training and Development Association (STADA), certified Advance Behavioural, Career and People Development Consultant by Institute of Motivational Learning (IML), USA (using DISC and People Keys), certified Stress Management Consultant by IML, USA, The Leadership Challenge Certified Facilitator by Wiley, USA, Certified Extraordinary Leader, Extraordinary Coach, Elevating Feedback, and Leadership Lever Trainer by Zenger Folkman. She is also familiar with several other personality profiling and 360 leadership tools such as the MBTI psychometric instrument, Gallup’s Strength Finder, Harrison Assessment and LPI (Leadership Practices Inventory).

First graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing from the University of Otago, New Zealand, she has also earned a Master of Social Science in Counselling from the University of South Australia, Adelaide.

As a grassroots leader, she values loyalty and justice and with Individualisation being her top strength, she has the innate ability to see the strengths in others and help them by fanning the flames their gifts.

Shalini Matai
Senior Consultant - Indonesia

Shalini is deeply passionate about transformation and learning. Her mission is to facilitate the process of growth through transformation of Leaders, Culture and Systems and she aspires for a world that operates from the paradigm of ecological, collective and collaborative mindsets.

Shalini is a Senior Consultant with The Resilience Institute and since 2015 has served as an affiliate with Aberkyn, a McKinsey & Co. owned leadership development firm. Shalini Co-founded International Academy for Deep Transformation in Indonesia where her involvement included program design, development and mentoring as well as ICF accreditation. She Co-founded the ICF Chapter in Jakarta in 2011 and serves as a Trustee on its Board.  Her professional life began as a merchandising and marketing professional after completing an MBA and she worked as a financial analyst after successfully completing three years of CFA studies.

Shalini has worked as both a Facilitator of Transformation and Coach for over 15 years and has vast experience with Leadership and Culture transformation journeys and Coaching in diverse sectors. She is passionate about developing coaches and mentor-coaches.

Shalini is a certified Facilitator of Transformation with Gita Bellin & Associates and Corporate Evolution. She is certified in Culture Transformation Tools as well as in Ontological, Epistemological and Transformational Coaching. She has facilitated personal transformation journeys with Energy work, Mindfulness Practices and Somatic work since early 2000 and has practiced yoga for over 20 years.

Shalini was born in India and has lived in Indonesia for over 25 years with her husband Lalit. She is passionate about learning, yoga, reading and watching movies.

Languages : Hindi (Native), English (Fluent), Bahasa Indonesia (Fluent).

Marie-Liesse Calmejane
Senior Consultant

Marie-Liesse believes it is possible to experience more joy in the corporate world, and that building resilience is the foundation for a happier life.

After 17 years in corporate life and having experienced the power of effective coaching, she has decided to focus on helping people navigate their corporate environments in order to leverage their potential while fulfilling deeper aspirations.

As an Integral Coach, Marie-Liesse brings a holistic approach to help her clients overcome their challenges and make changes by integrating mind, heart and body. She develops personalised programs alongside her clients with an overall purpose and a set of measurable outcomes. She helps clients reach long-term excellence, which means that they become both self-correcting and self-generating. Beyond helping her clients in key areas such as communication, stakeholder influence and stress management, she believes the coaching relationship must inspire a sense of confidence, enthusiasm and excitement about the future in order for the journey to be successful. She works with leaders from Asia, Europe and the US across various industries.

Her facilitation style is full of positive energy and she can spark engagement and connection with participants so they can embrace resilience in ways that are actionable and sustainable.

Marie-Liesse started her career as a management consultant and then spent over 10 years in leadership positions at Danone in Paris and Hong Kong in the Corporate Communications and Marketing departments. While she enjoyed being exposed to multi-cultural teams, complex organisations and cultural transformations, she was also trying to find a balance as a mother of four boys.

She holds a Masters in Economics and Human Resources from Sciences Po Paris (France) and in European Studies from  Sussex University (UK). She is a certified Integral Coach from ICF accredited New Ventures West and is an associate of Emergenetics. Convinced by the Resilience model, she is walking the talk and finds flow through yoga and mindfulness as well as constantly growing through learning new concepts and practices (most recently in the field of Appreciative Inquiry).

Aurelie Thevenin
Office Manager, France

Based in France, Aurélie holds a Master degree in Marketing and International Trade (Paris – Sorbonne).

She has 17 years of experience in back office for several international organisations. Aurélie has accompanied customers and internal teams in strategic changes and reorganisations.

She then became very interested in personal development and convinced about the relevance of cultivating resilience in organisations, she joined The Resilience Institute in 2021.

In charge of the back office and the front office, Aurélie brings her energy and smile to best serve our customers!

Aurélie speaks French and English.

[email protected]

Theophilus Wong
Senior Consultant, Malaysia

Theophilus Wong is based in Malaysia and is a multiple award-winning corporate leader including Excellence Emerging Entrepreneur Award from 15th Asia Pacific International Entrepreneurship Award in 2016, CEO of The Year Award from 25th Global HR Excellence Award in 2017 and Global Talent Management Leader of The Year from World HRD Congress in 2019.

Since 2006, Theophilus has designed and conducted over 600 training programs, trained over 100,000 people and work with more than 600 companies, majority are multi-national organizations. He also conducted training in Singapore, Manila, Jakarta and Bangkok, and spoken at conferences in Indonesia and India. Theophilus received his coaching certification in 2011 and has since coached over 400 leaders in leadership development programs and have accumulated over 1,000 coaching hours to date. He is currently a member of ICF Global and ATD USA. He is also the co-founder of HR Forum in collaboration with Monash University Malaysia Business School in 2017-2019.

One of Theo’s expertise is in administering and providing leadership insights and growth through various leadership assessments. Besides being a Senior Consultant with Resilience Institute, Theophilus is also Master Trainers for DISC Personality System Certification from Peoplekeys USA, Workplace Big Five Profile Certification from Paradigm Personality Labs USA, EQ-i 2.0 Certification from Multi-Health System Canada, and Talent Management Professional from Institute of Leadership & Management, UK.  Theophilus is currently pursuing his PhD in Management.He is very passionate about people development. He has 4 children, enjoy reading and playing competitive sports.

Adrianne Sumulong
Digital Product Lead

Adrianne, who is based in Manila, Philippines, has worked for several years in a corporate setting as sales & business development manager, until she switched environments and moved to the digital world where she contributed growing a number of successful global technology companies.

Joining the Resilience Institute in 2021, Adrianne’s hybrid expertise strengthens the human-technology approach in shaping resilient workplaces – where her vibrant spirit, aligned with strong ethics and ambition to make the world a bettter place are her driving force in supporting every individual’s resilience journey.

When offline, Adrianne is a modern boy-mom who loves taking photos, video editing, and spiritually nourishing activities.

Adriane speaks English and Filipino.

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Judith Heezen
Senior Associate Consultant, North America

Having fulfilled roles as Program Manager for a well-known Business School in The Netherland and Managing Director of retreat centers in Belgium, as well as being an international executive coach, health expert, resilience coach and dedicated mother of 6, Judith is constantly exploring the next stage of personal resilience, and exploring ways to support leaders in living a richer, healthier and more fulfilling life.

Currently living in Vancouver, and originating from the Netherlands, she divides her time supporting executives on their health and resilience journey, living the resilience life being passionate and teaching the importance of “integrative food for body, heart and soul.

Family life is her cornerstone for this entrepreneurial life.

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Lieven Callewaert
Senior Consultant, North America

Lieven is an entrepreneur, executive coach and a teaching professor and keynote speaker, dedicated to supporting leaders and help build organizations onto their journey towards becoming purpose-driven communities.

He blends his expertise on transformational leadership, organizational development, and purpose into journeys for change.

Lieven is the co-founder of YesAndMore, a Dutch-based cooperative for regenerative value creation, co-founder of Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren and Kingsmill learning village, 2 retreat centers at the heart of Europe and co-founder and managing partner of the Resilience Institute in North America. In this last role, he is dedicated to accelerating the shift towards a more resilient economy and society, blending the art of personal and organizational resilience.

Lieven, originally from Belgium, lives in Vancouver, Canada with his family, and is a passionate resilience practitioner, living with the outdoors, loving the healthy lifestyle and being part of the community around.

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Dr Rinkoo Ghosh
Senior Consultant

Rinkoo is a facilitator and coach on building resilience, emotional agility and empathy. She is passionate about supporting individuals and leaders in organisations to optimise stress and achieve performance.

Rinkoo has been working for the Singapore Public Service for the past 26 years as a Principal Consultant and Learning Specialist. She offers varied learning interventions and solutions for public sector agencies (ministries & statutory boards) as well as for social sector and private sector. She has trained 2000 public sector staff/senior managers (both local and international) such as HDB, AIC, SLA, MOM, MSF, MHA(Home Team Academy), JTC, NUS, Sentosa Development Corporation and many others. She has also conducted learning and performance consulting projects for Ghana, Macau, Mauritius and Thailand. Rinkoo has delivered Resilience and Empathy keynotes for public sector agencies as part of their career milestone programmes and Learning Festivals.

Rinkoo is accredited in the field of Learning Organisation & Change Management and holds a Graduate Diploma in Learning & Development with the Civil Service College. She is also a Specialist Adult Educator(SAE) with the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL-SUSS), a Certified EQ Trainer and versed in Non-Violent Communication.

Rinkoo holds a Doctorate in Business Administration(DBA) from New South Wales, Australia. She also holds a Bachelor/Master of Communications from Australia.

Rinkoo was born in India and has lived in Singapore for over 35 years. She is a citizen of Singapore. She believes in social work and in helping others to live a graceful life. She has been the sole caregiver to her parents and serves in voluntary organisations such as the Sree Narayana Mission and Caregiver Alliance, Singapore.

Samuel Kurian
Senior Consultant, Malaysia

Samuel is a Senior Consultant with Resilience Institute based in Malaysia and has a passion for Leadership Wellbeing and Trust.

He is ICF Global Professional Certified Coach (ICF-PCC) since 2016 is a seasoned  C-Suite Leadership Coach with 10 years experience as a CBT Trained Counsellor with an NGO. A leader in coaching CEO’s and senior executives of international companies during times of change and strategy shifts, he combines organisational and executive coaching specialties, senior executive alignment, innovation, and change leadership, as well as strategic direction for building high-performance teams.

Sam has close to 30 years in Banking, FMCG, Hospitality in Business Operations, HR, OD, Consulting and Executive Coaching track record; an adjunct faculty coach at ICLIF Leadership & Governance Centre and is certified in several assessments and psychometric tools. He is also a Reina Trust Building® ​ and Six Seconds EQ Certified Practitioner. He brings with him over a decade of facilitation, coaching, and consulting experience and has touched the lives of hundreds from diverse industries across the region in his work as executive coach & program facilitator.

Geoffroy Bauer
Chief Operating Officer

Originally from Belgium, Geoffroy holds an MBA degree from Stanford University and is now based in London.  After a few years in finance and consulting, Geoffroy has co-founded, developed, and sold two businesses: Transwide and Snapstore. Through this journey, he has developed a solid experience on how to build and grow top-quality teams, how to develop digital products and services, and how to drive organizational changes.

As a COO of The Resilience Institute, Geoffroy drives the digital developments, coordinate the operations in various geographies, and supports The Resilience Institute to best serve its clients.

Geoffroy speaks French, Dutch, and English.

To contact Geoffroy: [email protected]

Nathalie Grospiron
Financial Director, Europe

Based in Lille, Nathalie has worked 24 years in large organisations from different sectors in Finance management roles.

In 2014, she met the founder of DAF Online, a network of external Finance Directors. After working in large organisations, she then decides to work with smaller enterprises.

Independent since 2015 under the DAF Online brand,  Nathalie is a Finance Director for various SME’s in different sectors. She accompanies The Resilience Institute Europe since July 2019.

Nathalie speaks French and English.

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Stuart Taylor
Managing Partner, Australia

In 2002, while climbing the ladder to corporate executive, Stuart was diagnosed with Brain Cancer; prognosis 2.5 years. Far from accept the prognosis; Stuart embarked on a journey back to physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual health. Part of this journey included creating The Resilience Institute in Australia to share his experience and philosophy with Australian organisations. Stuart has recently celebrated his 10 year milestone and is going from strength to strength. Prior to joining The Resilience Institute, Stuart was an Associate Director with KPMG and then worked as a senior manager in a global corporation. Stuart has led many of our largest projects with leading Australasian organisations such as GE Money, NAB, Citigroup and Vodafone.

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Phone: +61 3 9509 2881
Fax: +61 3 9509 0881
Postal Address: P.O. Box 81, Central Park, Victoria 3145, Australia

Pauline Soares
Social Media Manager, Europe

Pauline joined the Resilience Institute Europe in 2018.

Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Paris-Dauphine University Pauline spent 10 years in luxury hotel management. She then decided to shift her career to adjust her family life.

Eager to follow the digital evolution of our world, she obtained a diploma as Digital Project Manager, completed with a certification in Community Management.

Concerned about the world we borrow from our children, she is engaged in a zero-waste and digital sobriety process, focusing on what really matters.

Pauline speaks French, English, and Portuguese.

To Contact Pauline: [email protected]


Julie Zhang
Senior Consultant, China

Julie is a Senior Consultant with the Resilience Institute in Shanghai.  She is an experienced learning and development leader, an accredited executive coach and a certified Project Manager and Change Agent. Most recently she was with Allianz corporation where she held leadership positions responsible for operational excellence, strategy and IT. She also has worked for professional consulting firms such as EDS/A.T. Kearney, PwC Consulting and IBM.  Recent client assignments include Chinese companies and Multi-national Corporations. She received her Bachelors of Arts from Shanghai University in International Business and her MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).  She speaks fluent English, and is a native Chinese (Mandarin) speaker.

For any assistance please contact Bruce Robinson: [email protected]
Or call:   86 135 6434 5562 (mobile), 86 21 3897 4220 (office)



Laure Sarrazin
Senior Associate Consultant, Switzerland

Originally from France, Laure started her professional career in the corporate world as an IT Consultant after a Master in Webmarketing.  She had the opportunity to work in many international companies such as Lombard Odier, Richemont, Rolex, Generali, BNP Paribas.

In the past five years, Laure progressively took a leap from an IT job to a more human approach. She was certified as an « Integrative Nutrition Health Coach » at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (New York) and pursued with two specializations (Gut Health, Detox your Life).

Laure also trained at Bangor University (UK) to become a certified Mindfulness Instructor – MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT-Ca (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer Patients).

Laure speaks English and French.

To contact Laure: [email protected]

Carlota Simo
Executive Coach, Switzerland

Originally from Spain, Carlota is now based in Zurich, after having lived and worked for more than 20 years in Germany, Ireland, India and China.

Since 2007, Carlota is supporting global leaders and multicultural teams enhancing and developing their effectiveness as individuals and team members. She has a passion for authentic and courageous leadership, and creativity. Before that, she worked as a lawyer in an international law firm and as a mediator in a global tourism company.

Carlota is a qualified executive coach and facilitator and is certified to use the Myers-Briggs Type indicator (MBTI®). Carlota is also a yoga instructor.

Carlota speaks Spanish, English and German.

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Christine Fisette
Senior Associate Consultant, Belgium

Based in Belgium, Christine is a certified coach specializing in the development of emotional intelligence and engagement (of individuals and teams) in organizations.

With more than 20 years of experience in leadership development, she is certified in Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI® step 1 & 2) and is passionate about neuroscience and positive psychology.

She has bounced back several times in her life and particularly enjoys helping others reinforce their resilience.

Christine speaks French, English, Dutch, Spanish and Italian.


To contact Christine[email protected]

Ann Wauters
Senior Associate Consultant, Belgium

Based in Belgium, Ann Wauters has played for more than 20 years in professional basketball. She has played in 7 different countries, over 3 continents. She has won 4 times the Euroleague, a WNBA title and a bronze medal at the European Championship with the Belgian national team. She was named 5 times European player of the year.

Ann knows how to work in a team and be successful in a very competitive world. She has made the transition off the court and loves to share her experiences with organisations. She is passionate and shows the parallels between elite sports and the corporate world.

Resilience was a key factor of her long-lasting professional career and helped her to grow as a team leader.

She speaks Dutch, French and English.

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Dr. Rubina Varma
Senior Consultant, United States

Dr. Rubina Varma is a seasoned people leader with over 20 years of cross category and cross-cultural experience. She holds PhD in Assessment and development centers with deep expertise in designing Competency frameworks, Learning and Organization Development. She has lived and worked in 7 countries spanning 4 continents. She has worked with organizations like Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Nokia, Barclays, BMW, General Motors, GSK, Nestle to name a few. Rubina is a coach with Resilience Institute and currently lives in Atlanta, GA, USA .

Her resilience was tested time and again as she moved countries every few years, identified work opportunities and contributed significantly in different geographies. This reinforced her belief that resilience is the key for adaptive transformation and she decided on dedicating her expertise and experience to support Leadership transformational journeys and to build Resilient organizations.

She is a Leadership coach with RBL Consulting and is CBT certified by the Beck Institute. Rubina is certified by SHL,UK for Level A and B Psychometric testing.  She actively  engages in volunteer work with a variety of service organizations. She has also taught at Essec Business school in Singapore.

Milan Hosta
Consultant, Slovenia

Milan is a life coach focusing on resilience, flow, and grounded spirituality.

Starting a career in academia at the Faculty of Sport and Applied Kinesiology for 10 years, he then took the challenge in international business as a program director and as a start-up founder and CEO. He also led a 2 year EU social intervention project under the EU in South-East Turkey engaging over 40 employees.

Milan holds a PE & Sport Science degree and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. He is a member of the Slovenian Coaching Association, World Business & Executive Coach Summit, European Mentoring & Coaching Council, and International Breathwork Foundation. A professional member of the Galileo Commission that is exploring and expanding the frontiers of science, medicine, and spirituality. Works also with Familylab, focusing on the atmosphere in the family, emotional and mental hygiene, and playfulness. Milan is the leading expert on breathwork in Slovenia, running certified courses on Integral breathing for over 20 years, and is an honorary member of the Buteyko Breathing International.

He offers support to high-performing individuals, elite athletes, companies, and clients with various growth or transformational challenges, wellbeing, or health issues. An inspiring speaker and well-versed facilitator of corporate wellness and resilience retreats & team-coaching.

He joined the Resilience Institute where his passions and ambitions can be further utilized for the common good of humanity.

Milan’s coaching motto is: Enjoy the lifetime journey with an agile body, warm heart, and an open mind to create a healthy, meaningful, successful, and compassionate career & community!

Milan speaks Slovene, English, Croatian, Serbian, and Bosnian.