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Suman Balani, ACC

Founder & Principal Coach
INSEAD Executive Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change

Strengths Coaching Asia was set-up by Suman Balani to provide individuals and organisations coaching & consulting support so they can learn to pause, reflect and mindfully make choices that will allow them to flourish and be strong in the midsts of increasing competitive demands, uncertainty and change.

As an executive coach and facilitator, Suman brings together a unique blend of coaching and faciliation skills and a strong business background. Suman has over 20 years of leadership experience and business achievements in the payments, technology and healthcare services sector and a established track record in corporate strategy development, regional business operations, product development and technology innovation.

Suman has a an impressive track record as an executive coach and facilitator having consulted for prominent public, private and not-for-profit sector organisations in Singapore delivering strengths-based development, leadership development, and change programmes for middle & senior managers. She has also helped numerous working professionals from CEOs, MDs, VPs to middle management staff with life and performance breakthroughs so they can be high-performing authentic leaders, living  purposeful lives.

When not wearing the coach hat, Suman gives back to society as a Board Member of a not-for-profit organization serving persons with disabilities. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the International Coach Federation, Singapore Chapter, leading initiatives to provide coaching to the community to help serve the flourishing of humanity through coaching.

Suman works with a passionate, professionally credentialled and experienced team of Associates to drive Strengths Coaching Asia towards being a leading coaching services company across the Asian region. A large part of the teams success has been fuelled by adopting a strengths-based philosophy in their work – believing that each person has extraordinary capabilities and when development starts from a place of strength, the impact of the change is exponential, and highly sustainable.

Suman is based in Singapore and works across Asia.

Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualifications

Executive Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change (Clinical Organisational Psychology) from INSEAD Business School
Bachelors of Science (Computer Science/Information Systems) from the National University of Singapore



ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
Erickson Professional Coach
Certified Gallup Strengths Coach
Certified Harrisons Assessments Consultant
Certified MBTI Step I and Step II Personality Consultant
Certified DISC Personality Consultant
Certified Behavioural and Career Consultant
Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment



Executive Coaching
Strengths-Based Coaching & Consulting
Executive Transitions & Career Coaching
Boss Whispering
Leadership Development & Change Workshops
Mindfullness & Reflective Practice in the Workplace

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Irene Chia

OD Consultant, Strengths Coach & Facilitator


Alice Chia

Executive Coach