nurture Brand Ambassadors 

Building leaders that Drive Performance through coaching & mentorship

Over the span of Vivek's career, he has worked with corporations like Oracle, Julius Baer, Great Eastern, Booking.com, NuSkin Enterprise, Schroders, and DELTA Airlines and worked with them to create the right kind of organisational culture & structure that inspires employees to stay in their organisations. His work in mentoring, interviewing, and researching more than 10,000 young employees from hundreds of businesses has made him a global authority in helping corporates recruit, reward and retain employees of all generations.

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Head of Strategy

Informative and is a good reminder With an expanding team most of my bandwidth involves people management. Being aware of my pitfalls is important to me. He really drove the point of communicating with an intention to listen.


Karthik Pitani Janio

Master Principal Solutions Consultant

Very good. Enjoyed the session and understood about different generations and what its from different gens perspective As we need to work with different people of different ages its good to know. Tried to understand each others perspective. It was really very good. Thanks once again for this session.


Vijaya Kumar Durgam Oracle, CEGBU

People Development

It was very good. We have PNSFs that we need to manage.. Learnt on gow the various generations feel and think about each other


Jeremy Ho SPF

Vivek is one speaker that I will highly recommend . I had a chance to meet him at course session where he really delivered great content with eloquence and his perspective on millennials part was really fantastic. If you and your team want to have more motivation to achieve greater result, I highly recommend you to meet Vivek


Galex Chiow Manager

Program Manager

Very Insightful Inclusion of Generational Diversity and , Managing the generational inclusivity has become very challenging and essential in todays world. Embrace the generational diversity and leverage the strengths of it. It was perfect!


Lakshmi Madegowda Oracle

Marketing Lead

Introduced to a lot of frameworks and methods to improve empathy, stress management and communication As a new leader it's key that I get up to speed as quickly as I can. I learnt the importance of stress management and why it is needed to prevent this from affecting the team. It was pretty good, yeah.


Benedict Leong Kwok Yuen Janio Asia

Li Ying Yap

I benefited a lot from Vivek's programme when I was looking for directions in coaching and grooming millennials. He is certainly very professional and I learnt a lot from him. Do look for him if you are in leadership and management.


Manager | Participant Manager

Associate Director

Fantastic session help to unlock our blind spots mindset


LIM JOO HEE Great Eastern Life

Veery insightful. The comparison between different age groups was particularly fascinating for me. Love the myths mentioned pertaining to millennials and the power we can offer. Well, to begin with, I am a millennial and as an entrepreneur, I will eventually progress to having a team of my own. So, it's good to know how can I perform better as a leader. We are the future. I liked everything



Senior Manager

Good Learning about the current younger generation and got new ideas that we can implement immediately


Selena Wong GE

Participant

I enjoyed the session on Engaging Millennials at the workplace and am glad I try my best not to coin the Millennials negatively to the traits mentioned.


Christine Loh

Principal Consultant

Awesome! I really got to learn the difference between generation and how to approach each generation. Now I am able to differentiate the generation effectively.


Sandeep Kumar Oracle

Participant

Thank you for the useful content for the youngsters. These sessions really help myself and the youngsters setup a great Linkedin profile like yours, Vivek. Youths need and want more of this 🙂! Thank you for the awesome session!



Manager

Gotten more ideas for Social Media. We understand the growing interests on social media and thus the importance of it. I've got so many new ideas for Social Media


Soh Xiang jun Great eastern

DIRECTOR

IT WAS GOOD! MOTIVATION TO GET STARTED ON THE IDEAS THAT HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED. YOUR SHARING BROUGHT WHAT WAS PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED POSSIBLE AND GAVE ME PERSPECTIVE FROM THE MILLENNIAL IN THE MIDST OF REBRANDING AND ESTABLISHING SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE.



I joined this webinar to create an agenda in D&I in organization/Employer Branding as well and I found the sharing session was awesome, and great knowledge impart from speaker, Vivek


Shawn Wong

Sr. Deal Manager

Great to know about common traits among various generations and understanding generational gap


Asim Sohail Oracle

Product Support Manager

Very interesting and informative understand the GAP between the generations. What generations want to learn from one another was an interesting point for me. I would like to request longer sessions so that you can answer some Q/A. I enjoyed this completely!


Chong Wai Meng Oracle

Senior BDM

Very good session to advance my leadership skills. I learnt that communication & accountable is very important and we must take it more seriously


Reza Arfandy Janio Asia

Head of Operations SG

Fun on the activities, good interaction session Understand on how to become a better leader. Enjoyed the different ways and methods on people management


Vincent Chan Janio Asia

Cap dev officer

It is good and engaging! I work with millennials and am a millennial myself. We also work in the training industry I loved especially the part on how introducing coaching and reverse mentoring for millennials


Zuo Jin SPF

Senior Operations Manager

Very Insightful Session! My biggest takeaway was to have a high performing team with diverse individuals and keep them happy and Understanding how to deal with generation gap.


Lakshmi C Urs Oracle

Assistance Manager Business Development

It was really interesting, especially people like me with career mindset. it is important to understand all level people, regardless of their positions for better work engaging. understanding the characteristic of different generation.


Puva Hapag-Lloyd Malaysia

Content manager

Interesting to see the examples of companies' strategies to attract millennial and retain them


Estelle Na

BDM

Was very useful as got new story and different points of view from others attendees. Can help to fulfill knowledge and views of managing, communication, team collaboration, communication, value, and culture.


Nonglak Janio

Great content and I enjoyed the discussion. I am currently launching developmental programs for our leaders to work better with Millennials to be engaged, productive and perform to impact the bottom line and I loved the content and the discussion.



HR Consultant

Very much agree to pretty much everything! Because I work with a team of all generations and being able to gel well is important to me. Accepting bias was a key learning point that has stuck with me.


Sandra Jose Oracle

Participant

It was a great session. I'm someone who is scared of rejections as well and underestimate myself all the times. I guess I am now gonna give it a shot to digest the rejections and move on. It's extremely important session for me as there are many like me who couldn't move on after rejections. We have to learn that it's okay to get rejected. I love that you showcased how we start improving ourselves.


Divya Parvathi Tann Mann gaadi

Participant

It was good. I am lacking communication skills so I really enjoyed your session sir, especially your story on the 100 days of rejection. It was awesome I really got some great ideas and actionable steps on "How to get started after a series of failure" Thank you Vivek Sir


Sajid Ajaz THE TANN MANN FOUNDATION

Insightful session. A good data-driven conclusion to points made.



CEO

It was really insightful. The team learnt a lot on bridging gaps in communication and what to work on to be more productive as people managers.


Junkai Janio

Staff Consultant

Great-insightful-fun-good presentation. I like to network and collaborate with different age groups and cultures. Into hiring too, so this helps! Acceptance was a big realisation for me! It was too good!


Rachel Rose Gajula Oracle India

HR Business Partner

It was short yet enlightening. I realised the importance to have data to make a cases with management.


Janice Casalo Metrobank

Executive Senior Manager

Very beneficial. You have shown me millennials' mindset from a different perspective. I loved your sharing on the love week, founder stories, and create a fun culture.


Soh Yu Xian Great Eastern

Head of engineering

It was very insightful and very structured, well planned. I learnt that being a new leader I should be proactive to have more tools in my bag to lead effectively. I also learnt better ways to give feedback


Neeraj Paliwal Janio

No doubt that Vivek has a unique ability to reach the Millennials. His dedication and passion can be seen from his effectiveness in coaching and motivating this very important group of future leaders in ASEAN. Keep it up Vivek!


Louise Lee Manager

The session was great as it got us to participate in some activities and also provided relevant tips for mentees moving on to work life. It is important for me to understand about biases among generations as I might have biases about my fellow peers which I am not aware about. This biases could affect my interaction with others at workplace and could hinder my recruitment process. Weekly progress reports can be used to keep track on our weekly performance and also allow managers to refer to when they evaluate our performance at workplace.


Bal Subash S/O Balakrishnan SIM

General manager

Good, learned some useful frameworks to lead teams better Company is growing, goodbleadership becomes more important Using frame of reference as a way to showcase alignment or lack thereof. Taking the other person and third person perspective, GROW (delegation check-ins) - -


Nathaniel Janio

Head of Ops

Great. I got to reflect on myself about being a people manager. Realised that managing my own stress will help the team succeed and I need to work on that


Han Yang Janio Asia

Manager

I got to learn about the 4 pillars of appeal millennial look out for and I got to understand their lingo better so as to have a higher chance of recruiting + connecting with them. I also enjoyed the concepts of Ikigai & Extrinsic Motivation


Willis Lau Great Eastern Life

Chief Communication Officer

Very informative and it does relate to certain situation in my own personal working Journey. Awesome research and I really wished many people should be connected to learn and understand this concept better so that I can expect certain reality. The generation gap was explained so clearly and blew my mind. The mindset of job differentiation in today's age was really interesting too.


Shvaleela Balakrishnan Blindsight Inc

Project Officer

Great sharing. Learnt alot from the presentation, tips and tricks in engaging the Milleniels and to have awareness and able to adapt my approach when engaging my daughter / colleagues. I enjoyed the Pre-talk quiz hahaha was very engaging! Loved it!


Don Yap NA

Director

good. informative and ideas overall


Lee Julian Great Eastern

Associate Director

I found it very informative and insightful.


Sheryl Great Eastern Life

The session was enlightening and enriching. The exchange of ideas were nice and the perspectives shared by the participants were quite interesting


Shubhra Singh Solopreneur

Participant

It was very informative and helpful. It really helped me to be better in communication and understanding of superiors at workplace. I really liked learning about the different types of mentors and superiors and the list of 4 points to help in assessing work performance.


Vero Ng -

Principal MTS

I enjoyed learning about terminology and new words young generations use these days and focus on what other generations are good at in our teams.


SREEKANTH NARAYANA Oracle India Private Limited

I had the honour of engaging Vivek as the speaker for Agency Leaders' Summit, which was organised by Great Eastern's Centre For Excellence (CFE). Not only he has been very professional throughout the engagement, he also delivered fantastic content on Millennials with eloquence accompanied with many vibrant case studies. The audience and I had benefited a lot from his sharing, especially on how to attract, engage and onboard Millennials. Highly recommended.


Bruce Learning Partner, Great Eastern

CEO, Bettery Lab

I first met Vivek when he was invited as a guest speaker for my ‘Bettery Hub Channel’ Live chat a year ago to share on engaging Millennials about 8 months ago. We soon started working together to build systems towards achieving a ‘Millennial Friendly Agency’ within my team in the Financial Services. Vivek is a professional who is very effective in facilitating and training businesses to help them really understand millennials and how to engage, inspire, and leverage the strengths of millennials. His recent Webinar with Great Eastern Life was very well received by the leaders. He had shared essential details and actionable plans that leaders from the Financial Services can implement to engage Millennials.


Sakthivel Thevar CEO

Training Officer

Enjoyed the sharing tremendously. Speaker was credible, engaging and insightful. I learned to understand how to manage expectations of millennials younger than me. and more about reverse coaching. A longer session would’ve been great to learn deeper insights between Millennials and Gen Z as we are seeing more colleagues from Gen Z (mainly full time NS men). Thanks!


Fadzil SPF

Manager

Great, informative. I loved the idea of implementing the bite size training


Linn GEFA

Head of Product

I enjoyed it greatly - it was engaging, with a healthy mix of theory but a greater emphasis on activities and working together as groups. I learned new things about my colleagues and have a greater appreciation for the challenges they face.

As a leader or manager, your ability to bring the best out of others in a way that helps the business accomplish its goals is the key purpose of your role. But adapting to individuals' personalities and working styles requires a high ability to switch context whilst maintaining your own values and approach towards working. So learning about how to better handle this was very valuable.

A good reminder/refresher on how important it is to be aware of other people's perspectives and just how challenging genuine empathy is.


Karthik Rajeswaran Janio

As I'm one of the Gen X, the pros is we got to see and witness both worlds, Baby Boomers and Millennials. As the work culture is changing, I believe we as the older generation, should also adapt and share our experiences to the younger generations. I learnt from Vivek that empowering, giving guidance, being inclusive , and constantly in communication with the younger generation will help create a better work environment.


Lio Valiao

Gateway Ops Mgr

Exciting. Open up our visions all over again Shows us the right directions to move along our career . I learnt a lot from the 'Stepping into others shoes' activity.


Muhd Azmi Gan Abdullah Janio Asia

Director, Business Development, Technology Business Strategy & Engineering

It is great to know that the younger generation are in similar situation as Japan. Taking too much care on their children. Also gap in between baby boom and young generation z and after. If there are chance, like to discuss in depth. If you look into future there's going to be a labor force decline and we need let younger generation understand the situation. Make a good communication path. Good to know the life and what issues we are facing too. Thank you so much for the insights, Vivek!


Kazuhiko Fukada Oracle Corporation Japan

Managing Up: Unspoken rules to managing the relationship that matters the most in your career

Any relationship takes intention and effort! And yet, there is very little formal or informal training available about developing a relationship with your manager. Develop your career by managing the relationships with those above you in the organisation. Be seen as the person that can get things done. Learn how to add value so you get recognised not ignored.  Get your superiors to make time for you and what you've got to say. Have your voice and opinions heard and even asked for! Studies have shown that employees with huge potential get bypassed and ignored because they don't know how to make themselves get heard and stand out. As the saying goes...

"Your skills and talents are useless if you aren't marketing them" 

If you don't manage up, you may never have the opportunity to manage down. Are you ready to take charge, do good work, and get noticed for it? 

Learning Outcomes:

From this session, audience members will be able to: 

  • Reduce unnecessary friction and develop harmony with your manager
  • Understand why you don't get listened to
  • Understand common styles managers follow and learn to avoid unnecessary friction
  • Develop mutually rewarding relationship with your boss and managers
  • Show ownership and come across as highly dependable associate for your boss
  • Communicate with your boss in a way that makes you reliable and dependable
  • Adopt your manager as your mentor and secure his/her partnership into your career
  • Undertake next big responsibility of your role and department jointly with your boss

Available Formats

Virtual 

Live

Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: Teaching the missing basics to the leaders of tomorrow

The number 1 challenge with today's young talents is a problem hiding in plain sight: the ever-widening soft skills gap.

Soft skills, contrary to the name, are HARD to learn! 

Soft skills may be harder to define and measure than hard skills, but they are just as critical. People get hired because of their hard skills, but people get fired because of their soft skills.

Managers ask: “Why should it be my problem to teach these soft skills? They should have learned these things from their parents or in school. How can I teach these soft skills when I don’t even remember how I learned them myself?”

Here’s the bad news: Setting a good example or simply telling young workers they need to improve isn’t enough. Nor is scolding them or pointing out their failings in an annual review. According to studies, Managers have complaints about the young generation such as:

  • “They arrive late, leave early, dress inappropriately, and spend too much time on social media.”
  • “They don’t know what to say and what not to say or how to behave in meetings.”
  • “They don’t know how to think, learn, or communicate without checking a device.”
  • They don’t have enough respect for authority, and don’t know the first thing about good citizenship, service or teamwork.”

Soft skills may be harder to define and measure than hard skills but they are as relevant. People get hired because of their hard skills and fired because of their soft skills. Here’s the good news: You can teach the missing basics to today’s young talent.

Learning Outcomes:

From this session, audience members will be able to:

  • Understand the digital native skills gap and how they learn best today
  • Learn 5 steps to teach relationship-building and problem-solving
  • Apply the Platinum Rule to engage and empower employees
  • Use an inside-out approach to develop the whole person
  • Teach the art of self-feedback and instil personal accountability

Available Formats

Virtual 

Live

Managing Millennials & Gen Z: Preparing Leaders of Today for the Workforce of Tomorrow

How do you manage a generation of employees who shows up with their own agenda and expect to be rewarded despite their performance or experience? How do you train new employees who don't believe in doing the grunt work, paying their dues, waiting their turn or working on Thursdays? If you think the current economy has solved the problems of managing this young high maintenance generation of employees, think again. Right now they make up close to 50 percent of the workforce and there are plenty more on their way. They are the FUTURE of your business. With the right tools you can turn them into SUPERSTAR PERFORMERS.

Learning Outcomes:


From this session, audience members will be able to:

  • Increase motivation, performance, and retention with the millennial & gen z workforce to help them function well in the workplace
  • Show them what they can potentially achieve in your company and get them excited for a future within your organization
  • Encourage them to be collaborative in the workplace and develop camaraderie with coworkers
  • Know what attracts and keeps millennials in the workplace and use this information to improve dealing with them
  • Complement them on their weaknesses and harness their strengths & talents further
  • Take advantage of their tech-savviness and use it for the benefit of the company
  • Provide leadership and guidance and let them figure things out on their own and give them the freedom they want

Available Formats

Virtual 

Live

The Art of Attracting Next-Gen Talent even if you're not in a sexy industry

It’s no longer a question: The world is going digital. The workplace transformation started by Millennials and Gen Zs is accelerating across all industries and age groups. To up your game and attract top talent, you must get serious about creating the workplace of the future.

Especially if your industry isn't attractive to the young generation 

In today’s complex and challenging labour market, organisations find it increasingly challenging to attract quality talent. You are going to be hiring Millennials & Gen Z for the next several decades, so if you don't understand their unique genius, your recruiting efforts will suffer, or worse, they’ll come to a crashing halt. Don't wait till it's too late.

Learning Outcomes:


From this session, audience members will be able to:

  • The truth about what Millennials and Gen Z really want in the workplace
  • Best practices from the most innovative companies on diversity, flexibility, tech, development and making work meaningful for all generations
  • The impact of remote and virtual work and how to maximise your teams
  • A useful checklist to help you become a workplace of the future
  • Show them what they can potentially achieve in your company and get them excited for a future within your organization
  • A plan of action to apply these practices to your business

Available Formats

Virtual 

Live

Engaging Millennials: The 7 Fundamentals to Recruit, Reward & Retain the largest generation in the workforce

We have always had 4-5 generations in the workforce. Back in 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s, till today. Yet, why is it that Millennials are being talked about in the media more than the other generations? What has made them different? Why do you need to pay attention to this generation? And how will it affect the way you run your teams or companies?

The success of your business in this post-pandemic economy hinges on the success of engaging employees from all generations in the workplace … but they must be developed, mentored, and managed properly in order to grow and fully realise that success. A lot of the corporate structure we see in the workforce was developed by the Baby Boomer generation - which sadly aren’t fulfilling the needs of the younger generation.

As a result, we see increased cases of intergenerational conflicts happening at the workplace. All of this can be easily avoided once Leaders realise that the younger generation have different needs, wants, motivations, communication styles and work ethics. In order recruit and retain your workforce for a longer period of time, learning the secrets to Engaging Millennials will be crucial. Find out the best practices that startups, tech giants and other progressive companies are using to engage the Millennial generation.

Learning Outcomes:

From this session, audience members will be able to: 

  • The biggest obstacle Generation X faces when dealing with Millennials
  • The type of career development Millennials most desire
  • What digital natives expect and value from their job and employers
  • Which critical process is most likely missing from your organization
  • Best practices for attracting, hiring and managing digital natives
  • The 3 biggest mistakes managers make with next-gen employees
  • How to build a culture that brings together youth and experience
  • How to determine whether a Millennial is a strategic or tactical employee (so you can develop them accordingly)

Available Formats

Virtual 

Live

The COVID-19 Pandemic accelerated change and our reliance on technology to get work done. It has become the new normal and leaders from organisations have been stressing out to manage all the change while having to keep their employees and team members engaged. 

In order to effectively manage the multi-generational teams through a virtual realm, leaders need to understand the innate needs, challenges, motivations, strengths and competencies that each generation bring to the table. It’s impossible to capitalise on this brain trust when Boomers are disgruntled by feeling disrespected by their younger counterparts. 

This can create misunderstandings and lead to conflict, which costs your company valuable time and money.  When teams can’t work together, productivity suffers. The marketplace moves too fast and you will get left behind if you do not find a way to work collaboratively.

From this session, audience members will be able to: 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Why you should care about the disengagement crisis
  • Learn how to overcome the negative stereotypes of Millennials & Gen Z and leverage them to their advantage
  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding of generational characteristics and why each are the way they are
  • Learn techniques for communicating more effectively with members of different generations
  • Appreciate generational diversity as an organisational strength rather than a barrier to progress
  • How to sustain culture changes for the long-term and retain top talent in the virtual world
  • Gain insight into other generations to increase empathy and cross-generational effectiveness
  • Leverage technology to bring virtual teams together

Available Formats

Virtual 

Live

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Learning Engagement

Be it as a face-to-face in a classroom, or online virtual programs, our sessions are known for their high energy and engaging facilitation techniques that keep you engaged, learning and having fun!

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Safety First

Safety comes first. We take extra precautions to abide by any government and/or company-regulated health and safety measures. This is done to ensure participants have a positive learning experience.

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Technology

We keep ourselves updated with the latest tech to keep learners engaged from start to finish. My platform of choice is Zoom, but we are familiar with other systems and can work within your company’s platform as well.

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Certificates of Participation

All live and virtual training program participants will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the specified workshop/webinar. 

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Learning Materials

All our programs come with top-notch training materials for my sessions. They serve as a great resource during and after classroom-based courses. Our online attendees get access to the PDF documents as well.

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Pre & Post Program Support

Our programs come with assessments and profiling tools to help you diagnose more complex problems your team might be facing. We also provide customised coaching as an add on service to support our participants fully.

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