10 influential professional speakers in Singapore right now

Check who's who on the list.

Everyone can become speakers but not all can bring change and influence to listeners.

Singapore Business Review over the past month has called for nominations for professional corporate speakers that are making a buzz in the industry and here’s what we got.

In no particular order, here is a list of some of the most sought after professional speakers in Singapore. Read on and learn what their nominators have to say about them.

Most of them are loved for being able to simplify complex business terms and concepts and have mastered a unique blend of entertainment, engagement and education.

2. Karen Leong

Position: Director, Influence Solutions
Industry: Leadership Development

Karen is a expert on Influence, and is highly regarded for her transformational and results-
oriented programs. Her Influence 247 strategies provide powerful, practical solutions to win people over, a much-needed skill for success and fulfillment.

Karen is a much sought-after keynote speaker, having inspired diverse audiences including CEOs and senior management, corporate executives and professionals.

She is also a champion for women's leadership, and has been invited to speak at conferences by forward looking organizations such as McDonald's, Credit Suisse and Covidien.

Karen is someone who has gone off the beaten path in life - a living example that if you can imagine it, you can achieve it.

She is a Chartered Accountant, and first established a career in audit and consulting with KPMG and KPMG Consulting in Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

Her entrepreneurial journey begin when, despite no formal training in fashion, she launched her bespoke fashion label in Singapore, leading a team of designers.It turned a profit within six months.

After two years of running a profitable business, she realized her passion of helping people be their best selves. Karen then founded Influential Solutions, now a regional leadership company with the mission: To help companies be more profitable, by helping people be more productive.

Today, Karen is regularly featured as an influence and networking expert in the media, such as The Straits Times, Mediacorp 938 and leading magazines.

She is also a contributing author of the best-selling book 88 Essential Secrets for Achieving Greater Success at Work.

Karen is accredited as a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance, and is a master trainer in Improving Human Performance Certificate program by ASTD (American Society of Training and Development.

She on the board and chairs the audit committee, of STADA(Singapore Training and Development Association).

She is a professional member with the Asia Professional Speakers Association.

Karen is an avid traveller who thrives on a diet of morning yoga, and regular no-fee speaking engagements for women and not-for-profit initiatives.

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