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Areas of Expertise

Executive Coaching, Leadership, Career, Facilitation


Suman is an Executive Coach & Facilitator who creates developmental programs for individuals and organisations. She brings together a unique blend of coaching skills with a strong business-building background to empower individuals and teams to become highly engaged performing leaders, striving also to contribute to the community. Suman adopts a strengths-based philosophy in her work, believing that each person has extraordinary capabilities and when personal development starts from a place of strength, the impact of the change is exponentially greater. 

As President of the International Coaching Federation in Singapore, Suman is a leader in the coaching industry and is highly experienced and credentialed; with over 1200 hours of 1-on-1 and group coaching and over 300 individual clients in Singapore and Asia. Her coaching is supported by over 25 years of leadership experience in healthcare, payments and technology services; including positions in corporate strategy development, business operations, strategic marketing, product development and technology innovation.

Suman’s style of evocative coaching enables leaders to gain deep self-awareness, and experience powerful shifts in their perspective allowing them to be open to new and better ways of working. These new insights help them to better appreciate and embrace the work of their teams resulting not only in more innovative and creative outcomes, but also highly engaged and motivated teams and co-workers. A strong communicator and strategic thinker, she is able to bring clarity and renewed energy to executives and teams through her skilful coaching conversations. 


> President of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Singapore Chapter

Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation (ICF)

> Erickson Certified Professional Coach (ECPC)

> Coach Masters Academy Certified Transformative Coach

> Certified Gallup Strengths Coach 

> Accredited Boss Whisperer (ABW)

> Mastery in Deep Facilitation

> Advance of the Spirit (Deep Coaching)

> Certified Integrative Enneagram Practitioner

> Certified MBTI Step I and Step II Practitioner

> Certified Harrisons Assessments Practitioner

> Certified DISC Personality Profile Practitioner

> Certified Behavioral and Career Consultant

> Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment

Fun Facts

> Suman can speak conversational Malay and Bahasa Indonesia 

> She is a homeopath and can support people with stress relief or other physical ailments

> Board Committee Member for SPD, a non-profit organization creating inclusivity for persons with disabilities, and faculty of the Art of Living Foundation Singapore


“Suman has a good grasp and understanding of the strengths-based approach in helping people unlock their potential. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who wants to discover, develop and deploy their strengths.” - Chief Enabling Officer, HR Consultancy

“Thanks Suman. I have really appreciated our coaching sessions. You are a very good coach and just by listening to me you are able to help me realise my areas to work on. You have given me valuable insights and definitely helped me to be a better leader.” - Group Finance & Corporate Services, Local Singapore Bank

"Suman's approach in coaching is really about offering subtle nudges to make you find all the answers that are within you which will help overcome your own limitations, both known and unknown ones. She'll help you sharpen your thinking in a fun, encouraging and yet self- challenging way. I run an ASEAN-wide business and I'm glad to have Suman as a personal coach. I can already see results in my approach to solving problems and in arriving at more balanced decisions. I highly recommend Suman as a personal coach to anyone in search of better overall performance levels." - Managing Director of Asean Business    

“Following a handful of impactful coaching sessions with Suman, I am back in flow, feeling energised, empowered, and impatient to accomplish my tasks. Suman took me on a gentle, caring, attentive journey of discovery through which I am now more aware of my deepest inner values and connected to a renewed sense of purpose. Obstacles in the way of living my dream have simply evaporated. Suman is pro-active, accepting, focused, and generous with her time. I would recommend Suman to anyone wishing to uncover or restore a sense of purpose.” - CEO of a Talent Management company 

“A pair of listening ears and sharing of experience have helped me through the change in my organization and transition.   At the same time, Suman has also helped me to further understand and confirm my beliefs, strengths and areas for improvement.   I would recommend Suman to anyone who wants to find out more about himself / herself.” - CFO, Cloud Hosting Services

“The outcome exceeds my expectation. Suman demonstrated superb empathy and listening to help me understand where I was, where I could be and how I should proceed. She also keeps me accountable to myself by giving my actionable tasks to move next steps.” - Microsoft Employee


“Suman is excellent. She's a great coach and helped me within 1h to structure the way I'm engaging with my team members and how to approach my newly assumed people manager role in a very demanding and complex environment. Appreciate the coaching opportunity and I'd recommend to every people manager to have a coach like Suman.” - Microsoft Employee