Tan Ling Sian


Ling Sian facilitates the development and learning of people who want to develop themselves as leaders or look to improve their skills in certain areas. She also helps teams in their journey to become high performance teams. She enjoys doing learning design and tries to keep herself abreast of trends and developments in this area.

As a former strategy consultant, Ling Sian has worked with various clients across the globe (Boots, Essent, Koninklijke Hoogovens (now Tata Steel), Elia, Royal Bank of Scotland, Philips, AkzoNobel, Adidas, Bpost, etc.). She has spent a considerable time in the east (China, Australia, Hong Kong). Her areas of focus were strategy, organization design and change management.

She started facilitating courses in 2000. In China, she has set up and led a Young Graduates Programme. Upon her return to Europe, she joined a corporate University as a curriculum director. She also led the University facilitators programme and set up the Design Centre of Excellence to guide the development of next generation learning.

Ling Sian delivers core skills courses, such as facilitation skills, presentation and communication skills. In her leadership programmes, she focuses on helping people find their unique leadership contribution. Ling Sian is an HPT (High Performance Team) practitioner and also certified in the Deep democracy- The Lewis method. She is trained in the Design sprint methodology. She holds Masters degrees in Applied Economics, and in International Relations and Diplomacy.

Ling Sian draws insights from different disciplines (neuroscience, deep democracy, art, psychology, design thinking) and apply these in her learning design and facilitation. She strongly believes that learning design should be learner-centric and have strong relevance to their daily context.

She is passionate about bringing good design into learning and is deeply interested in researching how neuroscientific insights will help to drive better learning. She loves to work with curious minds and hopes to bring more humanity into the workplace.