• The central issue is never strategy, structure, culture, or systems. The core of the matter is always about changing the behavior of people.

    John P. Kotter

  • Change Essentials

    Our Iceberg Is Melting

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    For more than 40 years, Harvard Business School Professor John Kotter began researching real companies and leaders to study why 70% of businesses fail to execute their strategies, and only 5% meet or exceed them.

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    This workshop explores the critical leadership skills and the 8-step process to lead and embrace change successfully and get greater buy-in in your change initiatives.

  • Main Themes

    Building Foundation for

    Successful Change

    To explore the key tactics for implementing each of the 8 Steps
    To apply the 8-Step success factors to participants' own changes

    Change Leadership Principles

    To develop an increased understanding of the four Change Leadership Principles
    This materials is not covered in any of his books and exclusive to this course

    Build Urgency for Ideas and Initiatives

    To build awareness of the importance of diversity to change leadership
    To plan steps to enhance the buy-in of someone critical to the success of their change

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    Yen Y, Chief Distribution Officer, Sompo Insurance Singapore

    Thanks Gene for customizing the workshop and being so proactive in facilitating the teams. It made the workshop so relevant to the teams, allowing them to bring back something that they are totally excited about. This is the most practical, applicable, team energized workshop ever!

  • ‘Our Iceberg Is Melting’

    This program is based on Kotter’s lifelong research and delivered through the fable of penguins in “Our Iceberg is Melting” and engaging activities that involves individual reflection, group processing and individual and team-based decision-making.

    Since a strong visual stimulus helps the brain process and remember concepts and ideas, graphic representations are emphasized both in décor and while envisioning the change effort.

    This workshop will end with an action plan that is relevant to the CHANGE in your organization.

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  • The Trainer

    "Let us be daring to imagine the possibilities."

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    Gene Kok is a specialist in helping organizations of various sizes including Fortune 500 companies to thrive through volatility, uncertainty and complexity of change. Since 2008, he has trained, coach and consulted with thousands of professionals to develop their Head, Hands and Heart of Change.

    Gene is passionate that leaders must equip themselves with an effective thinking system to manage complexity and make sense of the complex environment quickly to identify innovative opportunities and creatively solve problems.


    In the midst of complexity, confusion and blind spots are rampant, leaders need to have a thinking system that is purposeful, process driven and equipped with the precise tool to clear the confusion, arrive at conclusion effectively and decide quickly. As they say, if you have only a hammer, you’ll see all your problems as a nail.


    He integrates research proven principles from bestselling authors & researchers with real world implementation and consulting experiences. He believes that Positive Change can be fruitful and seamless when it’s embedded with the right Mindset and structure to make the change the path of least resistance. While change can be complex, it not necessarily has to be chaotic.

    He is a certified instructor for :

    • Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats
    • Edward de Bono’s Lateral Thinking
    • Shawn Achor’s Leading Positive Performance (The Happiness Advantage)
    • Change Essentials (Our Iceberg is Melting) – by Harvard Prof John Kotter


    Before he ventured into training and consulting, Gene started his career as an engineer in 2002 with one of the biggest multinational computer chip manufacturer in the world, involved in design & testing, manufacturing and marketing, with accolades including having a patent accepted in the US in his 6 years in the industry.


    A first class degree graduate in Electronics and Electric Engineering, Gene has founded 2 companies, Mindtrac Consulting and Immersive Learning, as a vehicle for him to help organizations thrive and succeed through change – by developing the Head, Hands and Heart of Change