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Michael Ong brings with him near to 30 years of experience in coaching and working with individuals, couples, families and groups. He started his career as a social worker in Singapore. Later, his vision lead him to venture to Vietnam, working as a social work consultant with both international and local NGOs and the Vietnamese government. His extensive experience living overseas and working in multi-cultural context equipped him with skills to operate effectively as a cultural translator. He is fluent in English, Vietnamese and Mandarin.
His passion and contribution to the community had him featured in the documentary, “Find Me A Singaporean” hosted by Ms. Belinda Lee. Michael is also the first Singaporean to be awarded the prestigious scholarship from the McDonnell International Scholars Academy to pursue his master's degree at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, USA.
Christine Peh is a trained counselor and certified Solution-Focused Practitioner. She has extensive experience working and living in various countries in Asia over the past 21 years. Her overseas professional experience includes serving as the Counseling Program Director at the Center for Counseling, Research and Empowering of Community (CoRE) Hanoi, Vietnam; counselor at the New Counseling Services, Bangkok, Thailand and in Manila, Philippines. Christine also sits on the steering committee of Alpha Vietnam since 2016. Christine has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the "Let's Talk" program and other professional development courses. She is married to Lawrence Peh and they have three adult daughters - Isabel, Shona and Natania.
Grace Ong received her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. Her occupation-based lens offers a unique insight to helping people through life’s hardships. She shared her growing up years in three different countries, Singapore, Vietnam, and America. Her cross cultural experiences have equipped her to be effective in communication, empathy, and being open-minded. Her professional interests include mental health, food scarcity and nutrition, and women’s health. Grace aspires to pioneer the occupational therapy field in underserved regions of the world.
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