Michael Lim


Senior Executive Coach


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Coaching Experience

  • Certified Coach with Results Coaching (2010)
  • Career coach – INSEAD Singapore
  • Michael has more than 2000 hours of coaching in the last 9 years as a full time coach

Professional background

  • APAC HR Director – Kerry Group
  • Regional VP/HRBP – ABN Amro Bank
  • Regional Training Manager – Givaudan Singapore


  • Master of Education, University of Sheffield
  • BA., National University of Singapore

Personal commitments

  • Pro-bono Mentor/Coach – National University of Singapore
  • Sunday School Teacher  for 40 years

Michael believes that each one of us harness a potential that can make one great in life and career.

Coaching brings out the ‘superpowers’ of an individual and that makes Michael love his dream job!

You cannot teach a  man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. 

Galileo Galilei

Professional background

Michael is a human resource management practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience in progressively senior capacities, from training and development to leading the HR function in Asia Pacific. He had served in various regional roles as the HR Director/Business Partner in the banking and manufacturing sectors. In his capacity as the Regional HR Lead, he had worked and coached the Country General Managers to develop People Strategies to grow their businesses.

Coaching expertise

As an Executive Coach, Michael has worked with CEOs, GMs, CFOs, Business Directors and even newly promoted managers to make a greater impact in their organizations. A certified coach with the NeuroLeadership Institute, Michael’s perceptive and personal style helped make the coaching conversations insightful and results focused. In addition, a Career Coach with INSEAD Singapore, Lee Hecht Harrison as well as an Adjunct Coach with the NUS Business School – Executive Education.

Michael’s interests in coaching extends to the study of Neuroscience (with the NeuroLeadership Group) and attended the Mindfulness Based Strategic Awareness Training (Singapore Management University)

What we say about Michael Lim at Turningpoint

Mike’s smile…No matter what space Mike is in, he always comes in with a twingly smile.

Mike’s Optimism…When business is slower, Mike says “ Well, it’s a good time to take things easier, simplify life, there’s no need for luxury”. So true.

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