Be vigilant about “me” time  

You can’t be the best version of yourself if you’re run down. Self-care is the prerequisite to care, to serve.

For years, I worked hard building an admirable corporate career as defined by our society; delivering results consistently with no excuses, taking on international assignments, and getting comfortable being uncomfortable.  

I achieved success as defined by conventional wisdom – a bigger job title, the house, the car, the family, the fancy vacations. I worked hard on myself too; taking in constructive feedback, pushing myself to be even more confident, even stronger, less emotional, and more vocal.  

As the years went by, each next promotion seemed less exciting. I witnessed the destructive effects of corporate cultures led by “powerless powerful leaders”. You’ve met the type - those who are in “survival mode”, going through the motions, yet struggling to cope. My patience for ego-led office politics was wearing thin with each passing day.  

In my personal life, I realised there were other things that were more important to me - my daily self-care routine, my love for music and the arts, and quality time with my daughter – all of which were being put aside for “when things are not as crazy”.  

But the reality is life will always be crazy.

About Jacinta

I was no longer as fit and energized as I used to be; people said it was a normal part of “ageing”. Deep down, I knew that it was just an excuse. Despite the active busyness and packed schedules filled with objectives and outcomes, there were days that felt like I was stuck on a spinning hamster wheel. There was a strong sense of stagnation and there was a nagging thought that I was not using all of my talents. I had an urge to unleash my inner voice.  

I had the stunning realization that I had trained myself to be who others thought I should be, do what they thought I should do, and say what they thought I should say. It was a version of "success" that was defined by others but was incongruent with my own values of holistic well-being, and under utilized all of my talents to be the best version of myself.

I decided to call for time-out. I left a high-flying job at one of the largest companies in the world to find my own definition of "success". By honouring my values with every step, I started attracting people who shared my desire to unlock their full potential.  

I am on a mission to redefine leadership in the corporate world - to transform "powerless powerful leaders" so they can empower their employees to achieve success that is impactful, meaningful and fulfilling.

LET’S WORK TOGETHER to define success on your own terms and change the world.

I decided to call for time-out. I left a high-flying job at one of the largest companies in the world to find my own definition of "success". By honouring my values with every step, I started attracting people who shared my desire to unlock their full potential.  

I am on a mission to redefine leadership in the corporate world - to transform "powerless powerful leaders" so they can empower their employees to achieve success that is impactful, meaningful and fulfilling.

LET’S WORK TOGETHER to define success on your own terms and change the world.

Bio

An Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker and Well-being Advocate, Jacinta helps leaders move successfully from fatigue and burnout, to peak productivity and energy, maximizing their performance and potential.  

With a comprehensive portfolio of coaching qualifications and corporate leadership experience, Jacinta Quah is a veteran of the technology industry, having spent over 20 years building and managing geographically diverse teams inside some of the world’s biggest and most successful tech companies.

She has held strategic and leadership roles from Sales to Services Delivery and Operations, and witnessed first-hand how team performance and individual excellence drives tangible business results.

Bio

Jacinta has traveled extensively from developed to emerging markets, lived in Shanghai, Toronto, Penang and Singapore. She is known as a creative, versatile and resilient leader who delivers results consistently. She has an unique ability to connect authentically with a rich spectrum of people to make positive impact.

Specializing in coaching high performing leaders and teams to maximize excellence, results, potential and well-being, Jacinta blends her rich corporate experience with holistic wellness in an approach that is simple, effective and practical.

Jacinta is a Certified Solutions-Focused Coach, International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Certified Change Management Practitioner and Certified Nutritionist Consultant (CNC). She is also a Certified Executive Coach and Certified TEAM Coach at Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching.

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"A skilful and creative presenter, Jacinta is adept at striking the right balance in vision and action, inner purpose and external reasoning, managing to be both provoking and comforting. She has an unique ability to draw on her diverse experiences to present a compelling vision, while backed with relevant real-life stories. Jacinta inspires follow-through with practical strategies and tools, and is an effective speaker that is both personal and powerful!"

Vice President, Oracle

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