Kevin Asbjornson
Singapore

25 years of experience as a global executive coach, professional educator and leadership and talent consultant, Kevin's philosophy is that transformational leadership is a life-long journey.

 

Areas of Expertise

 

  • Global Leadership
  • Global Mindset/Cultural Competence
  • Leading Creativity and Innovation
  • Strategic Leadership Development
  • Coaching Leaders in Transition
  • Coaching for Performance and Potential
  • Global Communication and Influencing Skills

 

Overview

 

Kevin Donald Asbjörnson has 25 years of international experience as a global executive coach, professional educator and leadership and talent consultant. His experience includes assessment, design, facilitation and coaching of emerging, high-potential and C-level leadership development programs; talent assessment and development, coaching leaders in transition, design and facilitation of experience-based learning initiatives and design and execution of on-boarding engagements. He is accredited in a variety of self-assessments, 360 Survey and psychological assessments.Kevin has lived and worked abroad in Germany, Holland, Vietnam and Singapore.

 

Business Background and Experience

 

He has consulted, facilitated and coached a variety of international clients including Boeing, American Express, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Dell Computers, CISCO, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Kraft Foods, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, Global Investment Corporation of Singapore, Liz Claiborne, Estee Lauder, Medronics, Mahindra, Pfizer, Vestas, Visteon, Principal Financial Group, Sun Microsystems and United States Olympic Committee.

 

Singapore clients include Global Investment Corporation of Singapore (GIC), Ministry of Transport, EDB Firefly Leadership Development, Human Capital Leadership Institute, Lew Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), Civil Service College of Singapore, DBS Bank, Sequoia Group and Ministry of Trade & Industry (Spring Singapore).

 

Approach

 

Kevin practices whole person, inside-out/outside-in executive coaching, which integrates all dimensions of his client's personality, strengths, potential blind spots, and areas for development. He takes a constructive, inquiry approach with his clients, to ensure appropriate context and feedback are connected to the coaching engagement and that tangible oriented outcomes are accomplished within realistic timeframes. His philosophy is that transformational or inspired leadership is a life-long journey of introspection, recalibration and learning from experience.

 

Qualifications and Memberships

 

  • Master of International Management-Thunderbird School of Global Management (MIM)
  • Bachelor of Arts-Cum Laude, International Relations and Business-University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Diploma-European Legal, Economic and Political Studies-University of Vienna, Austria
  • Certified Executive Coach-Hogan Assessments
  • Strategic Strengths Certified Coach (SSCC)Asia-Pacific Alliance of Coaches (APAC)
  • International Leadership Association
  • Korn Ferry Institute-Singapore Leadership Center
  • American Society of Authors, Composers & Publishers (ASCAP)

 

Recent Client Engagements

 

  • CEO - Successful Leadership Transition from Financial Services to Healthcare Industry in 12 Months
  • Regional SVP - Increase effectiveness as a global leader with global mindset for promotion to global SVP role.
  • VPs and SVPs, Global Technology Company -Facilitated successful onboarding during 12 month engagement to optimize their contributions to the new organization, clearly understand their internal and external stakeholders, and identify personal and professional development goals to assist with the achievement of financial and business objectives.
  • Executive Director, United Nations Agency - accelerate engagement of the employees within Asia-Pacific and established a leadership coaching culture within the agency.
  • General Manager, China Manufacturing Company - increase his effectiveness with communication and influencing of globally diverse teams and direct reports.
  • COO, Global Entertainment Company - coached  to CEO position.