PARTNER PROFILE

Languages spoken

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Thai

Regions covered

  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand

Focus areas

  • Leadership development
  • Team development
  • Women leaders

Spark Asia™

Spark Asia™ is a licensed distributor of Income/Outcome business simulations in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Income/Outcome board game business simulations are an ideal environment for learning business acumen. Everything has immediate application to the game board entity, and is directly transferable to the real world.

Business acumen training

If you ask a Chinese businessman what business acumen is, chances are he will say it means business sense, an almost intuitive ability to size up the market and the opportunities it represents. While there are indeed entrepreneurs out there who are capable of doing that intuitively, most develop their acumen through discipline, I believe.

Discipline around big-ticket processes including strategy, investment/expansion, hiring and pricing; as well as daily operational matters such as expense, cashflow,  loans, inventory and the list goes on…

Since it is a discipline, one can actually get trained to become good at it. Andromeda Training’s suite of Income-Outcome simulation-based programmes is doing exactly that. In a simulated marketplace, participating teams get to try their hands at managing a business which they build from scratch. In the process, they also get to experience the thrills and the pains an employer in real life normally has to go through. It’s action learning to the maximum!

Spark Asia™ also offers:

  • Leadership development – Enhancing self-awareness and gaining clarity on one’s own strengths, preferences and development areas.
  • Team development – Enhancing synergy and effectiveness of teams by helping team members appreciate one another’s talents/styles and encouraging all to embrace individual differences, capitalizing on one another’s strengths. These team programs are offered to either intact teams, virtual teams or multi-cultural teams. The programs offer psychometric assessments and simulated performance challenges.
  • Women leaders – Spark Asia offers developmental experiences to emerging women leaders. Development initiatives for mid- to senior-level executives, on the other hand, address issues such as life stages and choices, leading change, developing others and self-fulfillment.

Key Contact

Maria Chow Siu-Lan – Founder

Maria Chow Siu-Lan, B. Soc Sc (Hons), MBA, is a leadership development & organizational development expert with 25 years’ experience in HRM and Training & Development. Having lived and worked extensively in China/Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, Maria assists multinationals with leadership development across borders.

Email Maria