It was inspiring to see over 40 leaders attend The Sounding Board Event today. A big ‘thank you” to our speakers Carman Wong, Nigel Smith and Swati Mathur for sharing your thoughts around the subject, which included, quiet quitting, change management, flexibility, emotional connection, team building and collaboration, accountability and much more.
Author: Trevor Smith
The Case for Hong Kong
Yesterday at The Sounding Board, over 60 business leaders were reminded of the long list of compelling reasons why Hong Kong is such a great place to live and work. A big “thank you” to Annie Tsoi, Emma Smith and Dr. Mark Lee for sharing their valuable leadership insights. It was an energising and enriching … Read More
Artificial Intelligence for Business Leaders
Last week, over fifty business leaders and HR professionals enjoyed a presentation given by Kevin Pereira, MD at Blu Artificial Intelligence. He shared the huge importance and developments in AI, Blockchain and the Metaverse. During the webinar, Kevin shared his insights on the topic and demonstrated how businesses can develop their strategy on how they … Read More
Trevor with The Hon. KP Chan (HK LegCo Member)
We hold professional qualifications from 4 professional bodies, including the Chartered Insurance Institute, with continuous membership since 1986! We were recently presented with our membership certificate by Hong Kong Legislative Council Member The Hon. KP Chan.
What’s Your Decision Making Style?
Someone asked me recently “What’s the most important competency of a leader?” I was tempted to say “communication skills” or maybe “resilience” in light of events in recent years. We could debate this for a very long time, but few would disagree that decision making must be up there among the top skills every leader needs. Whatever role … Read More
Turning Adversity Into Opportunity
Over 40 leaders joined Trevor Smith and Stephen Barry at The Sounding Board session on the 7th of June to listen to Hong Kong-based businessman and national-level athlete, Ajmal Samuel. Ajmal’s message of using perseverance and perspective to overcome immense challenges is especially relevant in the difficult times that the world is currently facing. A … Read More
How to Turn Adversity into Business Opportunities
Over the years, it’s been a privilege to meet some amazing leaders and to learn from their words of wisdom. One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was from my personal mentor, Ron Hansell. He asked me to memorise this quote: “Every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent advantage” … Read More
Read our Article in CEO Today Magazine
Executive Coaching has emerged as an essential way of supporting the peak performance of individuals and teams. To read our ‘CEO Today Magazine’ article on the benefits of coaching click here
Diving back into DiveIn
I was delighted to be invited back to address the DiveIn event in Hong Kong on 29th September. It is the third year running I have been involved in the event and this year I presented ‘Empower Every Voice, Including Yours’. Dive In is a global movement within the insurance sector, supporting the development of … Read More
What can we learn from gold medal winners?
It’s been exciting watching the Olympic coverage these last few weeks – just the tonic we needed after the challenges of the last 18 months. But now the games are over, I wonder – what can we learn from the world’s elite athletes and, in particular, the gold medal winners? The question on my mind … Read More