With more than 30 years of experience as a soft skills program facilitator, Tessie is very passionate about facilitating retirement or voluntary resignation preparation programs, in a practical, unique, easy to implement approach and have a real impact on thousands of program participants.
Tessie completed her BA and MA in Psychology in the US and an MBA in Training and Development in the UK. Tessie lived in the US, UK, Australia and Singapore for over 30 years. With her team, she completed CFP (Certified Financial Planning).
Tessie has conducted training to more than 20,000 people from various levels in various companies and organizations in Asia. Some of her in-house clients are: Brunei Management Service Department, Johor Port, Petronas Carigali, PNE, EM Services, Motorola, Seagate Technology International, Union Carbide Asia Pacific, Inc., Baxter, Sharp Roxy, Univac Precision Engineering Pte Ltd, IKEA, DuPont, Pacific International Lines, ECS, Singapore Post Pte Ltd, Land Transport Authority, Housing Development Board, Central Prudential Fund, Singapore Power Ltd, Medco Energi, Caltex Pacific Indonesia, Kondur Petroleum, Shell Petroleum, ConocoPhillips, Exspan Petrogas Intranusa, Star Energy, VICO, HESS, Chevron Pacific Indonesia, WGI/Wiraswasta Gemilang Indonesia (Pennzoil), Petronas Carigali Indonesia, Kangean Energy Indonesia, M3Nergy, SKKMigas, British Petroleum, Pertamina, Kaltim Prima Coal, Alfamart, Meiji, MERCK, British American Tobacco (BAT), HM Sampoerna, Kompas Gramedia, Aggreko Energy Services Indonesia, Sekretariat Persatuan Perusahaan Real Estate Indonesia (REI), Intiland Development, Jakarta Garden City, Bangun Tjipta Sarana, DHL Danzas, Sumitomo Indonesia, PT Rhom & Haas Indonesia, Chandra Asri, PTPN III, Semen Gresik, Pupuk Kujang, Bank BTN, Waskita Karya, Telkom Indonesia, Telkom University, FPTI (Federasi Panjat Tebing Indonesia) DKI Jakarta, Departemen Perindustrian dan Perdagangan (Depperindag), Provinsi Kalimantan Timur, MABES POLRI and various other goverment organizations.
Tessie believes every individual needs to be fully developed and contribute to the lives of others. Together with Joshua, she is actively doing social work in both Indonesia and Singapore. More than 3,000 parents and teachers attended smart teaching seminars in various cities in Indonesia.
The driving factor for writing and facilitating retirement preparation programs in recent years has been her belief that the last chapter in one's life is the most important. Tessie confronts her program participants with 2 choices: to be a burden or to be a blessing for their families and communities.