Coen Tan

How Would You Describe Your Training Style?

“I believe that the ‘genius is in the room.’ Therefore, I favor a facilitative approach, using activities to challenge participants out of their comfort zones, and drawing insights from them. I also bring unorthodox approaches to conventional subjects. I love challenging my participants’ mental models, to get them to consider alternative ideas. I bring Authenticity, Warmth and Joy to all my training engagements.”

What Do You Like Most About Training?

“Like how Michelangelo carved the statue of David out of marble, I believe that the process of training is not just about building people up, but also unveiling their gifts from within. I love seeing the transformation in my participants who come through my training programs. I also love that I am always expanding in this career. Having also trained people of all ages from different background and nationalities, I feel that I have learnt so much from my participants, too.”



Over the past 10 years, Coen Tan has spoken to, trained and coached over 40,000 individuals and professionals in the areas of influential communications and presentation skills.

Coen has trained regionally and spoken in Singapore, China, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan and Philippines.

He delivers the following programs for BRODY as in-person sessions and also virtually via webinars: Thought Leadership Communications, Advanced Presentations Skills, and Being an Effective Team Player.

Coen sees himself as an “Earthian” as he loves travelling (he’s targeting trips to Africa and South America in the next three years), and learning about different cultures. He can speak 3 languages fluently — English, Chinese and French — and “speaks a smattering of other languages.”

He has been to France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Holland, Spain, Italy, U.A.E, India, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia.

Coen is a member of the Global Speakers’ Federation, and the Association of Talent Development.

Training Experience

Coen has delivered many in-person and webinar training sessions for clients in several industries. Examples include:

  • American Express
  • AXA Insurance Singapore
  • BMS
  • Cognizant
  • Merck Pharmaceuticals
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Novartis
  • PayPal
  • Prudential Assurance Pte Ltd
  • Wacker Chemicals. 

Education, Credentials & Awards

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Consulting (Honors)
  • Certified NLP Practitioner
  • Certified Enneagram Trainer and Coach
  • Accredited MBTI Personality Profiling Practitioner
  • Gold-Distinction Award (Speaking in Public) by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA)
  • 2015 Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest award for a Toastmaster