Dr Yvonne Sum
Master Trainer; Leadership & Management Programmes
Dr Yvonne Sum CSP, ACMC, NLPTT, BDS (Hons) has a gift. She draws executives deep into their inner essence to presence timely changes in their outer world. She transforms leaders on-the-go by building a ‘wirearchy’ of aligned professionals who collaborate on
just-in-time mission critical objectives in VUCA without taking them out of the
business. She lives with them, builds on what they know, and when they have achieved their mission impossible, they say "We have done it ourselves".
Yvonne has honed this gift through her own transformational journey drawing insights from various tribes: as a dentist, RAAF officer, executive coach, leadership facilitator & speaker, media expert on national lifestyle television, author, corporate expat, business partner, wife and mother of two.
A renowned Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and leadership coach with engagements worldwide, she works with Directors, CEO’s, Senior Management in high growth multinational corporations, family enterprises and entrepreneurial start-ups. She is the co-founder of 5Echo, a global leadership consultancy focusing on C-level executives. She facilitates unique leadership development and executive coaching programs which help senior executives discover a centred and balanced leadership presence to drive through their 4G (Gender, Generational, Generosity, Global) challenges by seamlessly shifting their contextual intelligence.
She works with key clients within a diverse range of industries but not limited to, aviation, luxury brands, IT, financial & professional services, pharmaceuticals & healthcare. She speaks conversational Cantonese, Malay and Mandarin but prefers to coach in English. She was awarded BlessingWhite Asia Pacific’s 2009 Consummate Facilitator and Client Development Award for her work with multinational clients in the region. She is currently on faculty to co-create a unique entrepreneur education experience in Investible - Australia’s Business Generation Lab. She collaborates with Putra Business School to promote Human Governance in organisations.
Dr Yvonne Sum is a published international author on leadership across home and work tribes. She consistently provokes senior business leaders to ‘lose their minds and come
to their senses’. She artfully navigates the home truths of leadership lessons that translate into heartfelt communication, counter-intuitive learning, mindful resilience and courageous innovation in international business leaders.
Practising as a dental surgeon for 15 years before turning her attention to professional development and education for adults, she has skilfully transferred her abilities for diagnosis, and her talent for moving an audience of one or a thousand, into global leadership facilitation, executive coaching and personal development training.
She was awarded BlessingWhite Asia Pacific’s 2009 Consummate Facilitator and Client Development Award for her work with multinational clients in the region. She is on faculty at the University Putra Malaysia, and a collaborator for founder development in a unique entrepreneur education experience in Investible - Australia’s Global Business Generation Lab.
Having grounded her human development skills at the Institute of Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, and as an avid student in the Cognitive Sciences, Dr Sum is an internationally certified Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Neuro Semantic (NS) Meta-Coach.
Endearingly calling herself a global gypsy, Yvonne is an Australian who has lived in Asia and the Middle East, working with key clients within a diverse range of industries but not limited to, aviation, luxury brands, IT, financial & professional services, pharmaceuticals & healthcare. She speaks conversational Cantonese, Malay and Mandarin but prefers to coach in English.
As one of only 267 female CSPs in the world, she has presented alongside Edward de Bono, Tony Buzan, Tun Dr Mahathir, Howard Gardner, Ram Charan and Jack Canfield. Dr Yvonne Sum transforms the leader in you. You will find her powerfully practical, truly thought-provoking, and intently inspirational.