FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER
As Founder and Managing Partner of the highly-acclaimed consultancy Living Potential International, Elaine Teo is passionate about bringing critical life skills for personal success to students and the workforce worldwide.
Elaine designs and delivers leadership development and intercultural coaching, training, facilitation, and thought leadership to some of the most prestigious and influential organisations in the world, including Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Lloyd’s of London, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Sport England, The Guardian, McKinsey, Ernst & Young, Tesco, CenturyLink, Philip Morris, and Anglo American.
She appears regularly on the BBC and international events as a keynote speaker, moderator, psychologist, intercultural expert, and life skills coach. She is highly sought-after for her original and cutting-edge ideas on diversity and culture, women leadership, the work-school skills gap, and mind training for top performance at work and life.
Elaine was awarded her meditation teaching diploma with distinction by the British School of Meditation as one of the top students of the internationally-accredited course. She studied Psychology and Philosophy at Oxford University on a full academic scholarship, where she was also Piano Scholar and the co-founder of the Oxford University Chinese Cultural Society.
She speaks five languages including Mandarin, German, Italian and French in addition to English. As a Singaporean Chinese who has lived, worked and travelled in over 30 countries, she is particularly valued for her keen insights on the gap between East and West. Elaine is CultureConnector’s resident cultural expert for Singapore and is a graduate of the Corporate Coach Programme of Coach U.
Prior to founding LPI in Switzerland 14 years ago while having the first of her three children, Elaine worked in prime strategic marketing communications and product development roles in American Express APAC and Singapore Airlines.
Elaine is passionate about her one-on-one coaching clients and her work with companies, helping everyone to play better to their strengths at work and life. After 29 years of experimenting with her own life, she has seen firsthand the profound power that is unlocked when people finally align with who they were always best meant to be.
Working with individuals and groups is equally important as both complement each other. She encourages her clients to live their most authentic selves at all times as this is the most potent way to set them up for lifelong habits of success and meaning. She walks the talk herself and parents her children the same way to exceptional results.
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