Raymond Yap

M. Education & Training, University of Southern Queensland
Certified TetraMap® Facilitator
Certified Executive Coach
Certified Neuro-Linguisitics  Programming
Master Practitioner

Founder and Executive Director,
Tetra Excellence Consulting Pte Ltd

About Raymond Yap

Raymond Yap obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the Master in Education and Training from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He has also obtained a Graduate Diploma in “Leadership and Organisational Learning” from the Singapore Civil Service College (CSC) after completing a one year programme with Dr Daniel Kim and Diane Cory.

Raymond is also an experienced certified Executive Coach and has serves as Executive Coach for Singapore Armed Force (SAF) since Nov 2007. He has since then coaches more than 50 SAF senior officers. Raymond has certified as qualified coach with Stolmack Group Pte Ltd (Australia), University of Lancaster (UK) and Erickson Coaching International (Canada).

Raymond Yap is the only established TetraMap® Master Facilitator in Asia certified by Yoshimi and Jon Brett, who are the founders of the TetraMap®. He is also a certified facilitator for MBTI and SDI profiling tools. In addition, he is a certified Neuro-Linguistics Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner.

Raymond has published his book “Pathway to Success – The 4 Element” in 2014 and interviewed by the Singapore Radio FM88.3 station.

Raymond has served in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) for 25 years. Some of the significant appointments he held include Battalion Commander, Brigade Operations Officer, Staff Officer in MINDEF, Wing Commander and Deputy Commander of the Air Force School (AFS). His vast experience with the RSAF covers the areas of operations, training, human resource planning and management, budget control and strategic planning. These experiences set the foundation for him to becoming an active, experienced and professional trainer, consultant and executive coach.

Raymond is also a qualified consultant for Business Excellence (SPRING-Singapore) and Service-Class (SPRING-Singapore). He has served as the MINDEF Excellence Award (MES) Assessor in 2006/07. In 2006-2008, he was involved in preparing 4 units from the Singapore Armed Force (SAF) to prepare the Service Excellence Niche Standard certification. Besides, he also had many exposures to the Singapore Quality Class (SQC) consulting projects. Raymond also has been very active in the Work Improvement Teams (WITS) movement since he was with the SAF in 90s. He had been appointed as internal WITS assessors for the SAF units when he was with MINDEF. He has been facilitating many WITS workshops for the SAF since 2009.

Raymond’s Specialty and Style

Raymond is a trainer that “walks the talk” and uses himself as an instrument for participants to learn. His powerful personal leadership shines through his facilitation and training. Participants benefit from his deep and open sharing of personal experiences and anecdotes.

Raymond uses a variety of styles to train, depending on the group profile and participant’s background. He uses games, role-play and activities to make learning rich, engaging and meaningful. His enthusiasm for learning and life often rubs off his participants, who walk away feeling inspired and with a renewed sense of energy.

What Participants say about Raymond

“Raymond affects us with his energy and positivity and shows genuine care for people. He’s very well prepared and open and very suitable for thus job. Keep it up!”

LTA Ong Jin YangOCS Instructor

“Raymond possesses an in-depth knowledge on this topic, encourages participation. Activities were fun and most importantly meaningful to the topic in the cause.”

MAJ Lim Beng YongRepublic Singapore Air Force

“LTC(NS) Raymond is very knowledgable and he articulate his intent very clearly to the class. He has also utilised wide examples and materials to assist in every lesson.”

MSG Cathsy Chue Peck Foong Republic Singapore Navy

Qualifications

  • Master in Education and Training (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (University of Lancaster, UK)
  • Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Organisation Development (Singapore Civil Service College)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mech Engineering) (NTI-NUS)
  • Certificate in Advanced Course in Learning Science (NIE – NTU)

Professional Memberships

  • EXCO – International Consortium of Experiential Learning (ICEL) since 2006
  • Vice President – Learning and Performance Network (LPN) Singapore 2012 – 2015
  • Vice President – American Society for Training Development, Global Network Singapore (ASTD GNS) (2011 – 2012)
  • Member – Open Space World
  • Member – Future Search Network
  • Member – Learning Organisation Practitioner Network (LOPN)
  • Member – Facilitator Network Singapore (FNS)
  • Member – Singapore Professionals’ and Executives’ Co-operative Limited (SPEC)

Professional Credentials

  • Certified Master TetraMap ® Facilitator – TetraMap International (New Zealand)
  • Certificate in Accelerated NLP Master Practitioner (Mind Transformation, Singapore)
  • Certificate in Accelerated NLP Practitioner (Mind Transformation, Singapore)
  • Certified MBTI Facilitator – Hemisphere Consulting (Singapore)
  • Qualified Strength Deployment Inventory® Facilitator – Personal Strengths Publishing Inc. (USA)
  • Certificate in “The Art & Science of Coaching” with Erikson College International (Canada)
  • Certified Executive Coach – Stolmack Group Pte Ltd (Australia)
  • Certificate in Pathway to Business Coaching – Business Thinking System (Singapore)
  • Certificate in Facilitator for Open Space Technology® and Future Search® – Facilitator Network Singapore (Singapore)
  • Certificate in Business Excellence Consultant (SPRING Singapore)
  • Certificate in Business Excellence Assessment (SPRING Singapore)
  • Certificate in Service Excellence Consultant Course (SPRING Singapore)
  • Certificate in Service Excellence Assessor Course (SPRING Singapore)
  • Certificate in “Edward De Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats – Edward de Bono Training Associates (Singapore)

International, National and Societal Contributions

  • Serving as Executive Coach to the SAF Command and Staff College Student since Nov 07.
  • Committee member of Singapore Facilitator Conference 2013
  • Serving as Session Leader in the ASTD Asia Pacific Conference in Nov 2011.
  • Committee member of 11st International Conference on Experiential Learning (ICEL) 2010, Chile
  • Committee member of 10st International Conference on Experiential Learning (ICEL) 2008, Australia
  • Steering Committee Member, ASTD GNS 2008 – 2012
  • Chairperson of Event Committee, ASTD GNS 2007
  • Committee member of 2nd Singapore Facilitator Conference 2008
  • Committee member of 1st Singapore Facilitator Conference 2007
  • Committee member of 9th IAF Asia Annual Conferences in Singapore 2006
  • Involved in the “Hair For Hopes” 2010 fund raising for the Singapore Children Cancer Foundation
  • Organising Chairman for organising a WOW day for the Bright Vision Hospital on 8 Mar 08.
  • Served as a volunteer with the Singapore Cheshire Home.
  • Served as a volunteer with the HCA Hospice Care (HCA). He conducts “A Touch of Love” workshop under the Student Education Programme (SEP) with HCA to bring awareness on the Hospice and create love and care for the secondary school students in Singapore.