Services Consulting & Training

Business Offering

We provide consulting and training services throughout the world. Our team of experts from our wide and powerful network of alliances seek to empower organizations through customized trainings in their quest for business excellence. Consulting workshops, seminars and forums are held in the most engaging manner to capture participants' attention and to make the most of their learning.

Our Consulting and Training services cover the following areas:

Organisational Development Change Management Strategy Innovation Talent Management and Development Business Planning and Growth Strategies Business Systems and Processes Financial Planning Specialist Financial Planning and Strategy

Our clients are from these industries:

Business Offering

Financial Institutions Financial Planning Businesses Accounting Businesses Professional Associations in Australia and Overseas Logistics Manufacturing Production and Marketing FMCG Retailing Engineering Marine Offshore Oil and Gas Publishing Pharmaceutical Telecommunications

Consultants / Trainers

We provide Consulting and Training services throughout the world. Our team of experts from our wide and powerful network of alliances seek to Empower your organisation through customised Synergies in your quest for business excellence.

Prof. Robert Davies

Prof. ROBERT DAVIES

Professor, Strategist, Facilitator, Coach and Innovation Architect

Robert brings a unique range of skills and knowledge to the challenges of developing winning teams and organizations. With over 30 years experience enhancing the Strategic and Leadership skills of clients - from Silicon Valley start-ups to Global Multinationals - Robert is an expert in helping you, your team and your organisation.

Dr. Robert J. Davies

BA (Econ) MA, MA, PhD. Fellow, Centre for Management Development, London Business School and Associate Fellow in Strategy and Leadership in The Said Business School at the University of Oxford.

Expert on Strategy, Leadership, Creativity and Management

Robert is an excellent speaker who has conducted seminars, training, and consulting work in the areas of strategy, leadership, creativity, innovation, and change for the top management of international companies in more than 45 countries across Europe, North and South America, Africa, Japan and ASEAN.

His Background

Formerly a Professor of Strategy and International Business at London Business School. Robert has also been a Professor of Management and Organisation on the faculties of the Stern Graduate School of Business, New York University, the University of British Columbia and McGill University, in Canada.

Before joining the faculty of London Business School, he spent five years with Monitor Company (the strategy consulting firm co-founded by Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School) where he was in charge of their European Management Development practice. This unique practice involved working as a coach/mentor/facilitator with senior managers responsible for strategy formulation and implementation to help them enhance the competitive position - and hence profitability - of their businesses. While a Partner at Monitor Robert was also responsible for competitive strategy and operational improvement studies in a broad range of industries around the world.

Robert continues to remain active in academia and recently joined the Singapore Management University (SMU) as a visiting professor. He has received several outstanding teacher awards, and is well known as a lively and innovative speaker, lecturer and facilitator.

Training and Consulting

An experienced Consultant and Educator who has worked with clients in a diverse range of industries - including aerospace, advertising, automotive, banking, insurance and financial services, computing, consulting, consumer electronics, engineering, oil and gas, publishing, pharmaceuticals, retailing, telecoms and tourism. His clients have ranged from large global companies such as BHPBilliton, Exxon Mobil, Roche, Siemans and Phillips, to SMEs and entrepreneurial start-ups.

Speaking Engagement

Robert is a highly prolific and entertaining speaker and is often been invited to present keynote speeches, speak at company events, and at special seminars.

Executive Education

Robert has taught regularly on Advanced Management Programmes at London Business School (LBS) and Oxford.

He was Director and Lead faculty on London Business School's prestigious programme "Strategy in Action" and the Oxford Singapore Advanced Management Programme.

He was also Lead Faculty on Management Centre Europe's Programme - "Making Strategy Happen".

His programme, Strategy, Creativity and Leadership - Combining the Key Elements for Success in the Modern Organisation, has been running in Singapore and elsewhere for more than 18 years.

Building a Winning Business Model - Combining Analysis and Strategic Insight to Gain Advantage, is his latest programme is that provides senior managers the insights and tools to excel in running their businesses.

He is the author of numerous articles in the fields of international business, economics, strategy implementation and business organisation and culture in both academic and practitioner journals.

Robert received his education from

B.A. in Economics from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, M.A. in International Economics from Carleton University, Canada, M.A. in Industrial Relations, PhD in International Business and Economics at the University of Warwick.

He lives with his wife in Singapore and in California in the USA, but flies to all corners of the world for work. To keep himself active, Robert runs wherever he goes. He has completed more than 10 marathons and has also taken up cycling. However, a fold-up bike has proven harder to pack into a suitcase than a pair of running shoes.

Adj. Prof.Wes McMaster

Adj. Prof. Wes McMaster

Business Consultant, Financial Planning Specialist

Expert in Financial Planning

Wes built his own financial planning business and ran it for 16 years. He has been the CEO of a number of large national financial planning businesses and he was Chairman of the Financial Planning Association of Australia for two years. During his period as a director of the FPA, he contributed to much of the thinking that has now emerged in the Financial Services Reform Act governing financial advice in Australia.

Prof. McMaster's present role is that he is a Director of his own consulting business, McMaster Securities Pty Ltd. He is providing business planning and strategic advice on distribution as well as the establishment and positioning of financial services businesses. He is also advising institutions and individual businesses on acquisitions and mergers. His principal clients are financial institutions, accounting groups and financial planning businesses.

Highly Sought after Trainer and Speaker

He is also providing consulting and training services in South East Asia through his company, McMaster & Tin Pte Ltd based in Singapore. He and his partner have been recently engaged in writing and delivering training courses in financial planning to private bankers in financial institutions. He is also sought after as a speaker on directions in financial planning in the region.

Wes is consulted on business issues in financial advice businesses ranging from brand name institutions to financial planning practices. He has also developed a reputation among the leading law firms as an expert in rules governing financial advice.

Wes is also a Director of The Money Managers Ltd in Melbourne as well as Adjunct Professor of Financial Planning at RMIT University.

Francies Warren Mckeown

Francis Warren Mckeown

Academist, Financial Planning Specialist, Acclaimed Author

Well known and Reputable Professional in Financial Services and Education

Warren has built a reputable profession in the Financial Services and Education sector. He was the Course Director in financial planning at the School of Economics and Finance, RMIT University. By constantly liaising with industry bodies, he develops short courses for industry practitioners. He has provided countless consultation and accounting on many financial planning matters in the Financial Services Industry. And, he has been consulting and training in various countries including Australia and Singapore, where he has also spearheaded several workshops.

For over a decade, Professor McKeown has managed undergraduate courses of both Australia and Singapore programs offered via Open Universities Australian. He was also responsible for subject development and course co-ordination for undergraduates and post-graduates. He conducts lectures in the area of Financial Planning for both the Undergraduate and Masters Courses, including subjects on Superannuation, Insurance, Estate Planning and Risk Management.

He assumes key roles and responsibilities in Financial Planning Association of Australia and Certified Public Accountant (Australia). To name a few, he is a member of the Disciplinary and Academics Progress Committee and a nominee as a panel member of the Financial Industry Complaints Service in FPA and is also a member of the Advisory Panel for CPA. Besides that, Warren is an oral assessor and writer of examination questions for the Certified Financial Planning Program.

HIghly Acclaimed Author and Editor

Warren is a highly-acclaimed author and editor. His works comprises of the best seller "Personal Finance", "The Australian Insurance Institute Journal Selected Readings - Risk Management and Insurance", "Cases in Strategic Management" and "Asia Financial Planning Journal, 2000". He has also conducted and written innumerable research activities and articles such as "Should individuals have a greater say in managing national pension schemes?" and "Do financial planners need a degree?". His current research interest concerns market efficiency, asymmetric information and agency theory in the context of personal financial planning industry.

Christina Tin

CHRISTINA TIN

Financial Planning Specialist, Talent Management Consultant

Her Background

Christina has built an outstanding career in both the Financial Services industry and the Human Resource sector.

She started her career in the Financial Services industry and has been consistently involved in a myriad of consulting and training projects. Due to this continuous involvement, she has written and delivered training courses to train private bankers globally in wealth management and in the cultural shift from a transactional sales-based client relationship to an influential advice-based client relationship. In addition, she lectures regularly at the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)/ RMIT University, specializing in Wealth Management modules for their undergraduates courses.

She has been invited to Singapore’s Radio 93.8 station to discuss about Financial Planning for Woman and have written several articles for the media, including the highly-acclaimed "Importance of Understanding Your Financial Health".

Expertise

On top of being involved in the Financial Services industry, she is also active in HR consulting projects. In one of her HR projects as a full-time consultant in running the entire operation of a Recruitment and Executive Search firm, she enhanced and implemented business systems that has helped the company achieved remarkable results and tremendous increase in sales turnover. The entire project lasted 15 months.

Currently, she is the Managing Director of CTES Consulting. As a Consulting, Training and Executive Search firm, we are a strategic partner with organizations and professionals in talent placement and consulting advice through our specialization. She has been managing the business for the past nine years and have groomed consultants to unparalleled success.

Testimonials

Ms A.L. Tan, Senior Manager, Recruitment Agency
"Christina possesses good leadership qualities and has done a wonderful job in training, motivation, guiding and supporting all of us whenever we need her. She will uncover individual's qualities and give opportunities for us to grow and improve ourselves."

"She shows good character and quality leadership. She has a good understanding of the recruitment market. She is precise, a good presenter, team player, structured and well-organized in day to day routine matters. She has good business acumen and is responsive to problem solving and can make good business solutions. Christina is also very encouraging, patient and listens well to one's problem. She is like a mentor to me."

Ms H.H. Lim, Recruitment Manager
"Miss Christina Tin, as our company consultant, was leading the whole team comprising of sales, accounts, administration and HR department. I, as the Manager cum Sales Team Leader, reported to her directly and respected her as my superior. She displayed great leadership and definitely has the ability to positively turn around our company. She motivates and encourages everyone of us; gave us advice for further improvement and patiently groom and gives opportunities to everyone in the company. Her patience and benevolence is greatly appreciated."

"Though she was our company consultant for fifteen months, she has shown tremendous care and concern to employees and always strives to provide the best for both the company and employees. I am most pleased to endorse her as an excellent consultant who has delivered and perform her utmost. I would like to also take the opportunity to wish her success in her everything that she does!"

Ms A J Chua, Consultant, Recruitment Agency
"A friendly yet dynamic individual, Christina is always optimistic and encouraging. She showed a great deal of patience in guiding and grooming us. Though it is only close to a year of working with her, Christina is very humble and never shown the air of a company consultant. It is always exciting having sessions with her because she is always willing and generous in sharing her knowledge and life experiences. It is indeed a good harvest having her with us."

Ms M Y Fu, Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Agency
"It has been a great privilege to work with Christina as our Company consultant. She is a woman of tremendous charisma, enthusiasm and great capacity. Christina never fails to inspires us. More than just our consultant, she is also our cheerleader as well as counselor. Having a positive outlook, she always believes in us and seek to bring us to greater heights and discovering the potential in each individual. Christina has created tremendous impact where all of us can have dreams and fulfill our fullest potential and be successful in our arena. The greatness of a man's dream is in the other 'dream it holds'. Christina has educated and empowered us individually towards our dream while pursuing her dreams and aspirations."

"I hope that she will make greater impacts and bring many to greater heights with the treasures inside of her."

Ms Penny Mok, Senior Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Agency
"Christina has made great improvements to our administrative, sales and accounting processes. Christina is dependable, knowledgeable and meticulous. She displays a great sense of responsibility and has a very pleasant personality. She is well-liked by all of us."

"Christina is highly capable and efficient in her profession. I thank Christina for her dedication, commitment and guidance."

Ms W C Ow Yeong, Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Agency
"Christina is a great person to work with. She is patient in her dealings with people and she always makes herself available to us. She is dependable and also a great mentor!"

"She is constantly seeking to unleash potential of each staff and is committed to their success. She is a great cheerleader and she has the "power" to make people think positively about themselves and the situation. She also can make people believe they can achieve better result and never to give up. Well, working with Christina is definitely an experience not to be forgotten."