Our trainers and associates come with many years of experience. Here is a short introduction about them.
Lye Yen Kai
MEd (Adventure Education), C.MLP Pr, C. BBL, C. Impact Teaching, ACTA, CCM Pr (ACCT, USA), CPF (IAF,USA), CALC (WIAL).
Yen Kai has more than 15 years of training and facilitating experience with educators. His passion is with the development of youths and “PASS IT ON”. He founded The Absorbent Mind Pte Ltd in 2005, which is currently one of the premier youth training companies in Singapore.
Yen Kai is a rare breed as he is trained and skilled in both Hard and Soft Skills, both Teaching and Facilitation. He is a strong advocate for professionalising the field of Adventure Education Practitioners in Singapore as well as moving Facilitation into classroom for teachers.
He is known to be a dynamic and yet grounded trainer, humorous yet insightful facilitator, engaging and yet thought provoking teacher.
Dip. Computer Studies, ACTA, Certified Behavioural Consultant (DISC), DCF, L2 Pr (ACCT, USA)
Gerauld has more than 8 years of training and facilitating experiences with youths and corporate clients. He is currently our point person leading our Challenge Course Accreditation with ACCT, USA.
Gerauld is a fascinating and colourful person. He was an Events Manager, Scuba Diving Instructor, BeatsWork Facilitator, Drum Circle Facilitator, Challenge Course Facilitator, Logistic Specialist, IT Network Specialist and the list goes on. The vast exposure and experiences allow him to bring in unique perspectives from multiple angles. He has finally settled into his calling and has begun his quest to become a Qualified Competent Person(QCP, ACCT) in the Challenge Course domain. He is a fun, wacky and yet focused person pursuing his passion and dream. Beware when you are near him as he may spark off things inside of you.
BA Mass Communications, ACTA, Specialist Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Learning, Certified Behavioural Consultant (DISC), Certified Associate (Emergenetics), Certified Associate (TetraMap)
Michelle has been conducting training and facilitation since 1999, and has worked with numerous organisations, both supporting youth and adult development. As a young girl, her ambition was to teach, as she was inspired by her aunt and her primary school teacher to be able to impact the lives of others, in every positive way possible.
She actively blends her training curriculum with both outdoor and indoor elements, creating a seamless cycle of learning and application, especially in abstract areas such as core values and character development, eventually focusing on leadership development.
In 2012, Michelle took a hiatus from training full-time and actively upgraded herself in terms of skills and knowledge, preparing herself to conduct training for the adult audience. She has returned with new found understanding, and ready to engage, enable and empower!
BSc (Computer Science), ACTA, C. EQ Associate (Six Seconds), C. Impact Teaching, John C Maxwell Associate
Andrew has more than 8 years of experience as a Trainer and Facilitator for Leadership Development, Character Development and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). He worked with participants from numerous primary schools, secondary schools, tertiary, government agencies and multi-national corporations.
Andrew is a strong believer in life-long learning, enjoys learning and exploring resources which supports personal growth and leadership development. Exposed to and certified in Brain Based Learning, Impact Teaching and Six Second EQ, Andrew is continuously exploring resources to support and expand his training and facilitation skills. These skills and knowledge have been valuable in his years of experience in training, facilitating and supporting participants.
BSc Business (Hon) UOL, Specialist Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Learning, APC 3, ACCT L1 Pr (ACCT, USA)
Danny has spent 9 years in the education and enrichment industry in various capacities from Trainer to Business Development. With a curious mind and constant thirst for knowledge, he is always looking for things to teach and learn.
Having had the chance to experience staying in a kampong in his younger days, Danny is a great believer of using the Outdoors as a Classroom. He believes that being connected to Nature will help everyone develop a higher sense of empathy and care towards each other. Danny is currently working towards ACCT Certification as well as actively promoting Journey-based learning experiences.