Led by experienced presentation coach, host, facilitator, moderator & role-player, Jacqueline Chow & her team of trainers with a strong theatre & training background, we bring drama techniques & skills pioneered by Augusto Boal (early 1970s) into the corporate space. Read on to find out more.

Jacqueline Chow

Corporate Training
Presentation Coach, Facilitator, Role-player

– Business Administration (2nd Upper Hons), National University of Singapore
– Masters of Science in Management (MSc), National University of Singapore

Jacqueline is a coach, trainer, curriculum designer and corporate role-player with experience in developing and delivering a variety of training programs for both the public and private sector. She is effective in facilitation in English and Mandarin. She has delivered programs regionally and in China. Programs include Presentation Skills, Storytelling in a Business Context, Diversity & Inclusion, Communication & Influencing Skills, Executive Presence, Personal Branding, Elevator Pitch and Professional Behaviours in the Workplace Jacqueline has taught a Presentation Skills Course in the Singapore Management University where she designed the curriculum. She also conducts one-to-one presentation coaching for corporate professionals, in person and virtually. Her background as an actress in theatre, television, film and commercial has cultivated in her skills in characterization and improvisation, which are valuable assets as a corporate role player. She has lent her expertise to training programs for government bodies and industries such as banking, insurance, consultancy, logistics and manufacturing. Jacqueline is a professional emcee for regional conferences, product launches and gala dinners. A television presenter for business and lifestyle programs, she has interviewed prominent business leaders, politicians, medical experts and social workers. This has honed her appreciation for thorough preparation for performing on a job and the ability to adapt and engage different audiences.

Brendon Fernandez

Corporate Facilitator, Role-player

– BSocSci (Hons), Communications & New Media, National University of Singapore

Brendon has been working in drama-based training for over a decade, as a role-play actor and facilitator, both in Singapore and across Asia. He has delivered programs in such areas as leadership development, executive presence, personal impact & negotiation, feedback skills, coaching for performance, breaking language barriers, and diversity & inclusion. In this work, Brendon has experience employing a variety of training techniques, including forum theatre, coaching, and one-to-one role-plays (scripted, improvised, or bespoke). He prides himself on his ability to deliver accurate, timely, feedback to his clients, in order to facilitate their acquisition of key competencies in business communication. Brendon also works as an actor in theatre, a presenter for television, and a teacher at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore.

Serene Chen

Corporate Facilitator, Role-player

– BArts Honours (2nd Upper) English Language & Theatre Studies, National University Of Singapore
– Republic Polytechnic: Certified Problem-based Facilitator

Serene graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours (2nd Upper Division), majoring in English Language and Theatre Studies. She has worked professionally in radio and television, and was a pioneer teaching staff at Republic Polytechnic where she continues to teach. She is also a three-time winner of the Straits Times Life Theatre Awards for Best Supporting Actress, in 2004 (Landmarks: Asian Boys Volume 2; Wild Rice), 2014 (8 Women; S’ing Theatre) and 2016 (Public Enemy; Wild Rice). Serene has over 15 years’ experience as a role-player and facilitator across a wide portfolio of clients. She works across the spectrum of communication skills training, helping people with their professional and personal development. She has delivered courses on leadership and various aspects of people development for, amongst others, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, oil majors, technology companies, law firms, hospitals and NGOs. She has worked as a facilitator for a variety of organisations and at different levels up to Senior Executive roles. She has worked on a range of courses covering subjects such as leadership, presentation skills, personal impact, coaching, feedback, influencing and persuading, negotiation, interview skills, ambush interviews, whistle-blowing and breaking bad news. She has also worked extensively on programmes looking at diversity and intercultural communication for a variety of clients. Serene has also taught film acting at National University of Singapore and at Republic Polytechnic, she lectures in theatre history, art history, creative concepts and other modules. As a professional actress, Serene is comfortable in one-to-one and group settings. She is comfortable in English and Mandarin.

Pavan Singh

Corporate Facilitator, Role-player

– BA in Acting (First class honours), LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
–  BSc in Information Systems and Management (Second class lower), University of London (External)
– Diploma in Economics, London School of Economics (External)

Pavan is a freelance actor and theatre Artist in Singapore, and has worked for numerous theatre companies and film production houses in Singapore and Malaysia since 1998. Some of his theatre credits include the Joel Pommerat’s The Reunification of the Two Koreas (TheatreWorks 2018), Jean Tay’s Chinatown Corssings (Drama Box 2018), Haresh Sharma’s This Chord and Others (Esplanade: The Studios 2017), Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Theatre of Others 2017), his original works Refuge and The Boy and the Curse of the Magic-Far-Seeing Thing (Skinned Knee Productions 2016) and The Man Who by Peter Brook and Marie Helene Estienne (Hot Chocolate Theatre 2016) amongst many others which span over a 20 year career in the arts. He is also a highly experienced role-player and corporate trainer, having worked in this capacity since 2009. Prior to becoming a full-time actor, Pavan was a marketing executive for a multinational corporation – LexisNexis® for 4 years. His experience in the corporate environment coupled with his expertise as an actor gives him the ability to truthfully portray characters in a business organisation while simultaneously analysing behaviour to provide valuable feedback. His corporate training activities encompass: Presentation Skills, Feedback Skills for Improving Team Members’ Effectiveness, Managing and Influencing Up, Diversity and Inclusion, Challenging Conversations, Coaching Skills, Critical Communications, Client Handling and Communication, Behaviour Recognition and Interview Skills.

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