Adrian Chong has more than twenty-five years of experience in training, sales, general management and entrepreneurship. Specializing in team and organizational effectiveness, Adrian helps individuals, teams and organizations achieve bottom-line results and become measurably more vital.
Adrian is among a select few globally who has been personally trained by the world renowned “Godfather of Influence”, Dr Robert Cialdini, to conduct the Principles of Persuasion (POP) Workshop. He has extensive experience teaching critical skills to organizations ranging from government institutions to global corporations in the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Indonesia, China and Japan.
Adrian is a dynamic speaker who consistently impresses his clients with his engaging facilitation skills and his passion for personal development. His experience coupled with his charismatic presentation and good sense of humor account for clients requesting his return again and again.
Some of the organizations he has worked with are Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Citibank, AIA, DBS Bank, Roche,Oracle, Cisco Systems, IBM, SingTel, PUB, Singapore Prison Service, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, NUS, MINDEF, Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Ministry of Education.
Adrian received his Master of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Management of Human Resources from Baruch College, City University of New York and was selected to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for his academic achievements. He also earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment.
What Dr. Cialdini says about Adrian Chong:
“Adrian Chong is an impressive man. He has an intellect that is both quick and deep. In addition, he possesses a warm and welcoming personality that causes people to like him immediately. Finally, he is an excellent communicator of ideas. This combination of traits is perfect for a workshop leader. I am very glad to have him as a Cialdini Method Certified Trainer.”
–Dr. Robert Cialdini, Author, CEO, and President of INFLUENCE AT WORK
What others say about Adrian Chong:
“This course helped me to open my eyes to the universal principles and leverages to influence minds and catalyze change. In my work that potentially translates to small earnest gestures that can lead to great transformation. Adrian is an excellent communicator. Even through the online medium, he is able to deliver an engaging, highly interactive and ultimately helpful experience for everyone involved.”
–Leonard Koh, Formation Manager, Office of the New Evangelisation
“Thanks for conducting such a wonderful workshop. I like that the principles are based on research and taught in a way that can be immediately applied at work. I’ve enjoyed the workshop and gained many critical insights from it.”
–Chee Thong Gan, Senior Director, NUHS
“Adrian is a wonderful trainer who made the principles come alive. I have personally benefitted from the course content, as well as Adrian’s effective training methods.”
–Melvyn Quek, Design Lead, Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office
“Adrian is a very engaging facilitator. He communicates the concepts very effectively. The course materials are also well supported by studies/evidence. Highly recommended.”
–Michelle Keong, Manager, Ren Ci Hospital
“I truly appreciate the time and effort of our facilitator, for the easy and fun learning process during the course. Kudos for going thorugh the principles and examples with us. Thank you.”
–Darryl Seah, Assistant Manager, National Library Board
“It was a very valuable program where I learned practical tools and techniques to persuade others either in professional or personal life. The principles taught are very well structured.”
–Adeline Mak, Senior Curriculum Designer, Ministry of Manpower
“Adrian is well-equipped with relevant knowledge and skills to elicit meaningful learning. I particularly enjoyed the authentic real life applications of the principles which make the learning process joyful..”
–Ada Chen, Assistant year Head, Manjusri Secondary School
“FUN, refreshing course regarding persuasion. Opens up your world towards ethical persuasion.”
–Eileen Tan, Health Promotions Board
“It was a fun & engaging course. All the principles were clearly explained with illustrations & case studies, our facilitator Adrian helped to address all our questions effectively & helped adapt to our work context, so it was useful.”
–Hammadah Ramdan, Manager, Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office
“The course is very well structured and had very practical application for many situations and aspects of work and even life. I am glad to have attended this course.”
–Brendan Pang, Financial Consultant, NTUC Income
“The workshop is so engaging and the knowledge is super applicable to not just work but also to everyday life. Mr Adrian Chong has made the workshop very interesting with his coaching and facilitation skills.”
–Kristen Guo, Manager, Health Promotions Board
“The team appreciated the training very much and a lot has to do with your engaging style. You’re probably one of the best local trainer I have seen! I am especially impressed on how you handled questions. Always gets the question correctly, answers to the point and know when to defer the answer so as not to waste time. Excellent!”
–Ms Ho Siew Fay, Director, Professional Services, Asia Pacific at Cisco Systems
“Thank you Mr. Adrian for the wonderful and engaging workshop. Well done. You are excellent!”
“POP was an excellent mix of theory and practical real-life application. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get people to say “yes”
—Calvin Foo, Head of Partnership Academy at AIA Group
“Adrian has been most enthusiastic and detailed in explaining the concepts. This course would certainly put me in a better stead to articulate and share my thoughts better and work effectively with co-workers and stakeholders.”
—Ted Wang, Senior Manager, Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office
“Fantastic programme and well paced. Adrian is very engaging and knowledgeable”
–Lim Kian Hong, Lead Biological Data Analytics, Asia Pacific at Syngenta Asia Pacific Pte Ltd