FutureReady Asia | Delane Lim, Crafter of Extraordinary Operations
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Delane Lim, Crafter of Extraordinary Operations

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> Self-made Entrepreneur with a Social Intent

 

Graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Post Graduate Diploma in Human Capital Management, Delane Lim has motivated and trained over 157,000 professionals, managers, executives, salespeople, teachers and students in areas like Sports Mental Skills, Sports Coaching, Entrepreneurship, Motivation, Presentation and Communication Skills, Character Development, Team Effectiveness and Team Building & Leadership Techniques.

 

Delane, a very experienced trainer and sports coach, is proficient in both hard and soft skills required in Adventure Learning and Sports. A self-made entrepreneur with a social intent to reach out to youth for youth, Delane was the former CEO of Agape Group Holdings (2005 – 2016) and was recently appointed as the CEO for FutuReady Asia in October 2016. In 2009, he was appointed as Executive Director for International Centre for Experiential Learning & Leadership (South East Asia) – an organization that promotes experiential Leadership & Leaning. During that period, he was also appointed the Director for Staff Development & Service Excellence with Harris Resort & Hotels.

 

He is also the Founder for the Character & Leadership Academy, which was launched by GPC Chairman for Education in February 2013. On top of his day to day appointment, he is also the organizing Chairman for the 5th International Youth Leaders’ Summit 2012 as well as Project ICY (Impact to the Community by Youth) – an initiative to forge cohesion & friendship among the Singapore & international youths in Singapore.

> Bowling Background

At the age of 16 he was appointed as a Head Coach for Vision Bowling Academy (a division of Vision Lanes Pte Ltd) and the last appointment with Vision Lanes was a centre manager. He has been training in schools, ranging from primary to junior college levels, given his versatility and experience in teaching young people.

> Adventure Background

 

After his O Levels, he spent 18 months in a non-profit organization (Singapore Youth For Christ / Youth Guidance) as a project staff. During these 18 months, his interest in adventure and outdoor education grew, at the same he also take this 18 months pursued a double diploma in Business Marketing with London Chamber of Commerce Industry (LCCI) United Kingdom.

 

Shortly after his Diploma attainment, he went on to Wilderness Associates Pte Ltd as a business manager. In less than 3 months, he was then promoted to Director of Business Development & Head of Outdoor Leadership & Sports. He has gained his experience and skills from teaching and training students from various schools in adventure education. In May 2005, he hosted the 1st Wilderness Adventure Race in Singapore as a Race Director and has received numerous compliments from the participants and sponsors. Subsequently, he was appointed the Race Director for Action Asia Challenge in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong with Organiser Mr Michael Madness.

> Consultancy Background

 

In October 2005, he was offered a position (Business & Brand Manager) by Base Camp Pte Ltd and shortly was personally seconded to Northbrooks Secondary School by Ministry of Education as Programme Executive. In less than 1 year, he was promoted to Procurement & Quality Manager, involving in design and implementation of Strategic Planning and School Excellence Model in the area of Administration, Operations, Health & Student Well Being. He was also involved in the Inviting School Award 2006 as an evident member in Northbrooks Secondary School, ensuring that all processes and policies in the school are intentionally inviting.

 

In November 2007, he was seconded by the company to Hai Sing Catholic School where he served as Service Quality & Technology Development Consultant. During this 2.5 years stint, he has helped the school to achieve 3 Significant National Awards, People Developer Certification, Singapore Innovation Class and Character Development Award.

 

In 2008 to 2010, he was offered a Non-Residential Appointment (Director for Learning & Development) with Harris Resorts & Hotels, where he was responsible to plan, design and conduct staff training programs relating from hospitality, F&B to tourism. The hotel received international accolades and RCI Gold sustaining award during his service.

 

During the same period, Delane was with Ministry of Defence as Personal Assistant to Army Chief Supply Officer. He was solely involved in the implementation of the G.L.O.B.E Certification comprising of Singapore Quality Class, People Developer and ISO 9001 Quality Management System. He was conferred Commander’s Letter of Commendation and was tasked to chair the NSF Taskforce where he overseas Full Time Servicemen’s morale, training development and special projects.

 

Over the last 10 years in the training industry, he has motivated and trained over 274,000 professionals, managers, executives, salespeople, teachers and students in areas like Customer Service, Strategic Development, Sports Mental Skills, Sports Coaching, Entrepreneurship, Motivation, Presentation and Communication Skills, Character Development, Team Effectiveness and Team Building & Leadership Techniques. Delane, a very experienced trainer and sports coach, is proficient in both hard and soft skills required in Adventure Learning and Sports. His proficiency was recognized throughout his 10 years in the sports & experiential education industry undertaking key roles such as Head Coach, Lead Trainer, Principal Consultant and Organisation Excellence Assessor.

> Concurrent/Past Appointments and Membership

 

  • Project Staff, Asian Culture Enterprise (2012)
  • Organising Chairman, International Youth Leaders’ Summit since 2009
  • Founding Member, Agape Training Academy, Malaysia since 2011
  • Founding Member, Agape Training Academy, Indonesia since 2011
  • Founding Member,  Agape Training Academy, Philippines since 2011
  • Director, Learning & Development – Harris Group of Hotels (2008-2010)
  • Training Consultant, School Outdoor & Leadership Education
    (Fascinating Holidays Pte Ltd, 1896 Travel Pte Ltd & Agape Connecting People Pte Ltd  – Current since 2011)
  • Principal Consultant, Agape Professional Development Consultancy since 2007
  • Professional Member, Singapore Training & Development Association since 2010
  • Professional Member, Association of Experiential Education since 2009

> Other Academic Credentials & Qualification

 

  • Graduate Diploma in Human Capital Management, SHRI Singapore
  • Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA, Major in Human Resource Management)
  • Diploma in Marketing, London Chamber of Commerce Industry, United Kingdom
  • Professional Certificate in Adventure Therapy & Counselling
  • Professional Certificate in Experiential Learning Facilitation
  • Advance Certificate in Training & Assessment, Ministry of Manpower WSQ
  • Certified Business / School Excellence Assessor – (Awarded by Spring Singapore)
  • Certified Business / School Excellence Consultant – Spring Singapore
  • Principal Training Consultant for Experiential Learning & Facilitation
  • Certified Administrator for D.I.S.C Personality Learning Styles, 360 Degree Leadership & The Big 5 Assessment
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