Sherrell has over 20 years of experience in training consultancy, learning and development (L&D) advisory, competency based learning, curriculum design, talent programmes management and facilitation; as well as, implementing human capital development interventions. She had managed educational seminars and conferences across Asia Pacific, partnering speakers from the stock exchanges, financial industry and monetary authorities.
With exposure in local SME and large multi-sites international organisations including Siebel University, Microsoft Asia Pacific, Reuters Asia Pacific, ABN AMRO Bank, UBS and Credit Suisse; Sherrell has worked across diverse cultures in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, USA and UK.
Throughout her talent development journey, Sherrell has trained new hires, executives, trainers and people managers in on boarding programmes, systems application training, soft skills training, leadership development, senior management strategy planning and team building sessions.
Having delivered adult training and managed learning offerings in the Leadership Institute of the Banking industry for New Hires to Managing Directors, Sherrell moved into the education sector to head the Learning and Organisation Development team in NTUC First Campus (an anchor operator for kindergartens) where she led a team of 10 to map the development paths and designed talent development programmes for early childhood educators and principals.
Sherrell is passionate in engaging with children and has been teaching in her church’s children service since Year 2000. More recently, Sherrell volunteers in helping community children improve their English through reading programmes and character development programmes. She is also a facilitator to youths at risk at the UBS-CampVision Lead Self Programme in 2014.
A keen volunteer in humanitarian works involving children, Sherrell has taught English and Art in village schools in Northern Thailand, ran learning activities for village children and youths in Timor Leste, engaged in play based learning for Down Syndrome children in Tianjin; helped build a school kitchen in South Africa, a children’s playground and homes in Mongolia, as well as, painted a children rehabilitation home in China.
Karen has over 30 years of Banking and Finance experience ranging from foreign exchange trading, fixed income, bonds structure, derivatives products to coaching and training leaders and bankers in Credit Industriel et Commercial Bank, ABNAMRO Private Bank, UBS Futures, ABN AMRO Futures NY, Reuters Asia Pacific and ABNAMRO Academy Asia Pacific.
Karen’s in depth knowledge of Banking & Finance coupled with people development skills had made her a highly in demand coach, trainer and speaker in the region. Being fluent in English and Mandarin, Karen has trained more than 10,000 executives across the globe (New York, Chicago, Amsterdam, London, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Pakistan, India, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam).
She is a certified coach from Coach U Inc., both in Personal Coaching and Corporate Coaching and is a member of the International Coach Federation. She has also developed and delivered many coaching and training programs for senior managers from the MNCs, regional banks and financial institutions.
Karen actively volunteers as a council board member for Club Rainbow Singapore since 1999. Club Rainbow is a non-profit charity organization for children suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses. She is also an EXCO member of Rotary Club, Raffles City and supports New Generation Services at the club.
Karen won the Women of Our Times Award 2006 (Finance & Commerce category), organised by The Women’s Weekly magazine to recognise women’s achievements to the community. She also received “The Most Voted by Readers” award of $5,000 to give to a charity of her choice.
Amanda, a former Vice Principal of primary and secondary schools in Singapore, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from National Institute of Education, Singapore and a Bachelor of Business Administration from National University of Singapore.
In 2009, she was awarded the Commendation Medal by Ministry of Education, Singapore; as an education officer who demonstrated efficiency, competency and devotion to duty for special performance under difficult circumstances. In 2011, she was also presented with the Long Service Award in recognition of her 20 years of service contributions to the education scene in Singapore.
An analytical and committed school leader, she contributed to strategic planning, curriculum advisory, selection and recruitment, training and development and appraisal of teachers and administrative staff. As an advisor to Parents Support Groups in the primary school for 7 years, she built long lasting relationships with parents and initiated many projects under the School Family Education Programme.
In her learning journey with Ministry of Education, Amanda had the privilege of visiting overseas schools to learn more about leadership, curriculum and good teaching practices in schools. Her application of knowledge and skills from such learning trips and her vast experiences in education has made her understand the complexity and dynamism of the changing landscape in Singapore’s education landscape better.
Amanda contributed to children education in overseas mission homes and village schools in Mae Sot and Myanmar through The Mapping’s enrichment programmes and financial literacy programme she taught there. In her personal time, she also tutors students under CDAC’s tuition programmes.