COVID19 Pivot Live Session

COVID19 Pivot Live Session

How COVID-19 put us back in the box

And forced us to think in new ways about problem solving, unlearning and relearning

Panellists: Mario Castagnetta, Janet Yung, Caleb Low and Low Boon Seong

In 2020, we have all been forced to pivot for survival and success. We’ve faced many unknowns and self-doubt has been our lingering company. We’ve experienced a nearly instantaneous economic slowdown, which was triggered by the pandemic shutdown, and it’s wreaked havoc on businesses, large and small.

The recipe for survival requires a thorough rethink and transformation of all we have done in the past, or we risk falling further behind or potentially, going out of business full-stop. But the reality of how entrepreneurs are dealing with the crisis and preparing for the recovery tells a different story. It’s a story of pivoting business models more conducive to short-term survival, along with long-term resilience, planning and growth.

This panel discussion will throw the light on:

  • How the COVID19 crisis has forced business owners to rethink everything, from management to business structure and revenue models
  • How pivoting taught crucial key lessons in leveraging your community and capabilities, moving quickly and maximizing teamwork, partnerships, as well as collaborating effectively
  • The transformation of how businesses run during COVID times and how leaders must lead

Mario Castagnetta – It’s time to RISE UP

Mario will share about the importance to RISE UP! RISE UP is a new Synchronicity on-line innovative platform that allows individuals and organizations to meet, share, learn together and receive support on three main domains – self, leadership and ways of working – plus a space dedicated to the Best Practices developed during the pandemic.

RISE UP is supported by highly experienced coaches, counsellors, trainers and clinical psychologists affiliated to the Synchronicity International network.

Mario Castagnetta, Founder and Director, Synchronicity SA

Mario Castagnetta is the Founder and Director of Synchronicity SA, an international Human Resources Consulting company based in Geneva, Switzerland, providing medium-to-large international organizations with products and services in the domain of Personal and Leadership Potential, Executive Coaching and Development, Talent Engagement and Retention, as well as Leading Change and Cultural Transformation. Before establishing Synchronicity, Maria was a training and development manager at Hewlett Packard in Italy (1988-1995) and in Switzerland (1995-97).

Since the founding of Synchronicity, he has been invited regularly by IMD Management Development Institute (Lausanne) to participate as a Coach in both public and private programmes. Mario Castagnetta is also an Executive Coach. In the last 20 years he has coached senior directors and executives in a number of well-known companies.

Janet Yung – Author, Speaker, Consultant

As a Standards of Leadership award winner with multi top sales and business awards in her corporate days in Johnson & Joshson, Janet is known for her thought leadership in bringing clarity to personal and organizational growth, leadership and engagement through her customized training and consultations.

With 3 decades of corporate and business experience, other areas of strength include new business development and negotiations, new product launches, and business success. In the last decade, Janet pivoted her business model from a single brick and mortar revenue source to one with multiple revenue sources through e-commerce retail, digital products, royalties and the latest online platform models. Janet will share her lessons learnt, the model she utilizes to measure and improve her business/ product portfolios and the various digital revenue models in her session.

Caleb Low, Millennial Brand Coach, Helping Sales and Business Leaders Connect

Caleb Low is a millennial brand coach, who helps sales and business leaders connect better and influence more. Despite being relatively new on the scene, his serves top lawyers, executive coaches, millionaires, serial business owners and six-figure salespeople on a one-to-one basis. He also conducts training on social media prospecting, and perception management and leadership to sales companies.

Caleb is currently collaborating with Cloudbae, a subsidiary of The Alibaba Group, for regional and international projects. As a young millennial, Caleb’s mission in life is to help everyone be of #GreaterSignificance in society, so they can inspire, influence and impact lives.

Low Boon Seong, Founder and Managing Director, Align Group

Low Boon Seong is the founder and managing director of Align Group, one of the fastest growing companies in Singapore and Asia (ref: Straits Time and the Financial Times, 2020). As the brain of the National Workplace Happiness Survey, Align Group has been a thought leader in the organisational development space, helping many SMEs to accelerate their growth through positive transformations of people and culture.

Align Group is also a programme partner of various agencies, including SkillsFuture Singapore, Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Business Federation, and SME Centres. Clients include the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore, NTUC Learning Hub, Singapore Airlines, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Pu Tien, Scanteak, Brass Lion Gin, Kee Song, and more.