Meet The Team and Our Partners

Our team works directly with our clients or with our partners to deliver consulting services, coaching programs & training courses across the region and globally.

our industry partners

South Korea

Korea Management Association

New Zealand

SoftEd

Philippines

Technopoly

Singapore

Human Resources Online

Singapore

Marketing Interactive

Singapore

TÜV SÜD

meet our team

Coaches, Consultants, Facilitators & Trainers

The Elisan Partners team consists of Coaches, Consultants, Facilitators and Trainers from diverse backgrounds, and with multiple yet complementary areas of expertise.

Our primary focus is to deliver change programs and learning experiences to help leaders and teams in organisations develop new capabilities and better relationships. Through our efforts, our clients have expressed outcomes such as higher levels of productivity, more efficient ways of working and increased team empathy & understanding.

Lead Thinker & Founding Partner

Isman Tanuri

Isman is an Organisation Development Consultant with over 20 years of international business, operations and training experience. In his Business Agility and Leadership Coach-Trainer role, Isman helps leaders and teams get better at working together by co-creating workplace effectiveness and increasing productivity through actionable leadership, culture development and self-organisation.

He has helped clients, in organisations across different industries and various countries, discover and practise better ways of working and leading people. These clients include Allianz, Cigna, Dialog Axiata, Godrej, HSBC, PayPal, PepsiCo, Roche, Singapore Land Transport Authority, Singapore Public Utilities Board, Telkomsel and Unilever.

Isman is a Management 3.0 Licensed Facilitator and the only ICAgile Authorised Instructor in the world accredited to deliver both the 'ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations' (ICP-BAF) and 'ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Marketing' (ICP-MKG) certifications.


As a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator, Isman designs and facilitates business, leadership and organisational strategy workshops based on the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and materials.


Isman also coaches business teams in developing leadership skills and Agile ways of working abilities.


To date, he has delivered workshops and learning experiences for clients in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand.


He is a proud Strathclyde MBA alumni. Isman's corporate experience began at Oracle and progressed to senior roles at two of New York City's most innovative advertising technology companies, MediaMath (Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific) and Tapad/Telenor (Marketing Director, Asia Pacific).


Credentials & Certifications

  • MBA, University of Strathclyde
  • BA (First Class Honours) Marketing Management, Northumbria University
  • Management 3.0 Licensed Facilitator
  • ICAgile Authorised Trainer
  • Organisational & Relationship Systems @ Work (CRR Global)
  • Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator (Association of Master Facilitators)
  • Certified ScrumMaster (ScrumAlliance)
  • Agile Certified Coach (ICAgile)
  • Certified Kanban Coach (IBQMI)
  • Kanban System Design (Lean Kanban University)
  • Lean Change Agent (Lean Change .Org)
  • Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (WSG)

Associate Partner

Nicola Stephens

Nicola has over 13 years of experience leading projects with Agile methodologies across multiple technologies, products and industries. She is now a passionate Agile trainer and coach who helps teams adopt Agile methods and practices to deliver business value to clients.

Nicola’s 20-year working experience is garnered across many geographies and cultures. She has worked with teams in South Africa, the UK and, for the last six years, in Singapore. She has provided Agile services to clients such as Maersk Line, Telstra, HSBC, Prudential, GSK, Lippo Group, DBS, SGX, Singapore Ministry of Education, Civil Service College, NTUC Income, IBM, Chevron, Barclays Bank, Danske Bank, NTUC Income, Roche and Civil Aviation Authority Singapore.

Nicola practices in and holds certification in the following areas of Agile and Project Management:

  • AgilePM Practitioner (DSDM)
  • Certified Professional Scrum Product Owner I (Scrum.org)
  • Certified Scum Master (Scrum Alliance)
  • ICAgile Business Value Analysis ICAgile Fundamentals
  • ICAgile Project Management ICAgile coaching
  • Prince2 Certified (Snap Tech)
  • SCRUMstudy Certified Trainer
  • Scrum Developer Certified (SCRUMStudy)

Associate Partner

Lyn Wong

Lyn is an internationally accredited facilitator and coach (CPF, ACC, CALC) with a passion for organisational learning and development. In her role, she helps organisations achieve their full potential, where people are engaged, take ownership and collaborate to work more effectively together to build high performing and values-driven organisations.

Lyn believes that, by taking a systemic approach to look at organisations, teams and individuals, it can lead to a more engaged, aligned and integrated organisation. This results in access to the collective wisdom that can help the organisation to achieve its strategic objectives.

Prior to this, Lyn has over 13 years of corporate experience where she held leadership, commercial and marketing roles and worked with global stakeholders and leaders across industries like media and entertainment, healthcare, real estate, business services and non-profits.

Lyn's facilitation experience includes designing and delivering projects such as Strategic Planning exercises, Corporate/Workplan Retreats, Vision Mission Values exercises, Leadership Development, Team Development & Engagement, Focus Group Discussions, Cultural Transformation, etc.

Associate Partner

Andy Chong

Currently based in Singapore, Andy specializes in strengthening the interpersonal relationships that exist within business environments for the purpose of enhancing team performance and employee engagement.

Over the years, Andy has helped teams from a diverse range of organisations; from MNCs to small and large family businesses and government agencies. Some of the organisations he has worked with are Harley Davidson, Citibank, P&G, Pratt & Whitney, Motorola, Canon, Pfizer, Symantec, Schneider Electric, Akamai, En Community Services Society, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Education, and others.

Andy is a certified Game Thinking Coach and a LEGO Serious Play Facilitator with expertise in People-Centered Leadership, Team Mindset, Team Transformation, Conflict Management, Creative Problem Solving, Design Thinking, Service Design, Gamification and Business Games Design.

Associate Partner

Ajey Kulkarni

Ajey is an Innovative Digital Leader with over 20 years of international experience leading technology, business programmes , operations & training across multiple geographies and industries. In his role, he helps organisations adopt collaborative techniques, build high performing teams and culture development, resulting in high productivity, efficiencies and, importantly, setting the right mindset.

Ajey’s career includes fintech leadership experiences at Standard Chartered Bank, ING, DBS, Prudential among others. He has deep technology industry insights, having worked for organisations such as Dell, Zensar and Gateway. A well-travelled and seasoned professional, Ajey has worked globally in the UK, Japan, India and Singapore.

Ajey has a broad range of specialities including Global Project/Program Management, Digital Business Project Management using Agile framework, Technology Infrastructure/ Regulatory Projects, Fin-tech/Partner on-boarding and ecosystem development, Cross-Functional Team Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Vendor Management, Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning, Budget Planning & Control, MIS, Project Management Training & Coaching

Associate Partner

Catherine Ineke Nauli

Catherine is a certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitator as well as the co-founder of Kefi. In her previous role as Head of People, Catherine spent 13 years at Thoughtworks, a global software consultancy and pioneer of the Agile movement transforming the way people work and think.

 

 

Testimonials from Clients & Training Participants

What do they say

"Energised to go make a difference"

Fantastic training sessions - thanks Isman. We all learnt a lot and left energised to go make a difference for our customers!

- Regional Head, Asia Pacific, Allianz Partners

"Creative way to share"

It was a creative way for people to share deeper thoughts. Isman is cool and calm as a facilitator, which is essential for such session to be effective.

- Director, Research & Education Analytics, National University of Singapore

"Knowledgeable and personable"

Isman is a knowledgeable and personable trainer. Overall, content and training is relevant and interactive group activities are interesting.

- Deputy VP, Customer Experience Strategy, AXA

"Very effective and impressed"

Overall the training was very effective and impressed on the way the content was delivered.

- Regional Manager, Dialog Axiata

"Level of support and preparedness was outstanding"

Isman's facilitation was great - very engaging and relevant for the team, and the level of support and preparedness was outstanding.

- Director, PMM and GTM Transformation, PayPal

"Such a great trainer"

Thanks Isman for being such a great trainer....i look forward to share this experience with the rest of the team.

- Chief Sales Officer, Allianz Partners

"Not boring, not difficult to understand"

Simple and interesting. It was not boring and not difficult to understand with some of the social jargons that are out there. Thank you and good luck!

- Chief Manager, Dialog Axiata

"Ready to share knowledge"

Isman is a humble, patient and knowledgeable marketing professional who is always willing and ready to share his knowledge with others.

- Senior Regional Manager, AdAsia

"Patient..knowledgeable..engaging"

He was patient, knowledgeable and a great help...It made the sessions engaging.

- Account Director, Ace:Daytons Communications

"Engaging and...very clear explanations"

Isman is a good coach. His presentation was engaging and he provided very clear explanations.

- Senior Associate Director, NCSS

"Very original with the approach"

Great content and very original with the approach.

- Director, Melco Resorts & Entertainment

"Good mix"

Good mix of theory, practice & real life scenarios to apply.

- Product Marketing Manager, Singtel