Michelle Lim

Team Coach | Executive & Action Learning Coach | Facilitator

Michelle Lim

Michelle is an experienced facilitator in leadership development and coaching. With over 11 years of prior corporate HR experience, she provides strategic HR advisory and people solutions to help businesses reach their goals. Michelle is certified to facilitate the ‘Manager Coach’ workshop, which equips managers to become coaches in their organizations.


Michelle believes in values-based leadership and helps her clients uncover their personal values and brand of leadership, empowering them to lead with purpose and achieve the desired impact. She creates compelling visions for her clients and their organizations, ensuring alignment with both personal and corporate values.


As a certified executive coach with over 1000 professional coaching hours, Michelle views clients’ growth and goals through a systemic lens. She supports leaders and their teams to explore their relationship to stakeholders and the organization, gaining clarity on their purpose and deliverables, and focusing on individual roles and team dynamics. She harnesses the potential of the team as a learning system to solve complex problems and develop their leadership skills.


Using reflective listening and insightful questioning, Michelle helps the team to synergistically solve problems, create their own learning, and apply these learnings to the organization. Michelle’s expertise includes Personal Effectiveness and Resourcefulness, Leadership Development, Leadership Branding, Talent Development, and Career Advisory.

Professional Credentials
  • Professional Certificate in Coaching, Henley Business School, UK 
  • Systemic Team Coaching Certificate, Academy of Executive Coaches, UK 
  • Trained Action Learning Coach, World Institute for Action Learning (pending certification) 
  • Job and Career Transitions Coach, The Career Development Network, USA 
  • Process Facilitator Certification, Inquiring Dialogue, Singapore 
  • Trainer for Meeting of The Minds, Emergenetics Asia Pacific 
  • Certified Facilitator in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method, Association of Master Trainers in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method  
  • Certified Facilitator of Team Psychological Safety Workshop, Asio Consulting, Thailand 
  • Certified Trainer for Team Effectiveness Workshop, ORP Institute, Korea
  • Certified Trainer for Building a Learning Organisation, World Institute for Action Learning Certified Trainer for Leading With Questions, World Institute for Action Learning 
  • Certified Trainer for The Extraordinary Leader, Zenger Folkman, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts (Merit), National University of Singapore 
  • Graduate Diploma in Human Capital Management (Bronze), Singapore Human Resources Institute 
  • Certificate in English-Chinese Translation and Interpretation, Temasek Polytechnic
Professional Affiliations
  • Associate Coach, Civil Service College, Singapore
  • Associate Coach, BTS Group, Singapore
  • Associate Coach, GP Strategies, UK
  • Member, International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Member, Institute of Coaching (IoC)
  • Member, International Association of Facilitators (IAF)
  • Member, Organisation Development Network (ODN)
Assessment Tools
  • Emergenetics – Emergenetics International, Singapore
  • Everything DiSC – OTi Consulting, Singapore
  • Knowdell Career Sort Cards – The Career Development Network, USA
  • Team Psychological Safety – Asio Consulting, Thailand
  • Team Effectiveness Survey – ORP Institute, Korea
  • Team Connect 360 – Academy of Executive Coaches, UK
  • Zenger Folkman Extraordinary Leader 360 – Zenger Folkman, USA
  • Singapore Civil Service – Leadership Competency Framework 360 Feedback Report for Directors

Clients I Have Worked With

  • Divisional Directors, Public Service of Singapore  
  • Directors from different Government Ministries and Statutory Boards, Public Service of Singapore
  • District Judge – Public Service, Singapore 
  • Regional Head of Finance, Law Firm, Singapore 
  • Senior In-House Counsel – Law Firm, Singapore 
  • Sales Team Leader (SVP) – Financial Institution, China
  • Country Head of HR Business Partnership – Financial Institution, China 
  • Area Head of Global Banking – Financial Institution, China
  • Strategic & External Relations (SVP) – Financial Institution, China  
  • Regional Head of HR – Hotels/Hospitality, Japan 
  • Regional HR Business Partner – Hotels/ Hospitality, Singapore 
  • Regional Business Development Manager – FMCG, Malaysia 
  • Product Development Manager – FMCG, China 
  • Regional Sales and Customer Manager – FMCG, India 
  • Regional Sales Manager – FMCG, Indonesia 
  • Financial Controller – FMCG, Indonesia 
  • Head of Finance (Regional) – FMCG, United Arab Emirates UAE 
  • Business Unit Head – Oil & Gas, China 

What My Clients Say

Thank you for helping me to keep pace on my commitments to improve myself though these coaching sessions.  Each session, with your patient listening and nudging at appropriate points, was a continued discovery of myself and how I viewed my challenges.  


You have tactfully steered conversations to challenge my assumptions and values which have helped me to adopt a more holistic, sustainable and effective way of my self- management in order to bring better contributions to those around me.  Thank you so much for your patience, insights and guidance.

Mr. Fun Wui Siung

Deputy Group Director, Land Transport Authority

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