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Stuart is an international speaker, psychotherapist, and master motivational Coach. He has been a trainer since 1994, over 500,000 individuals and dozens of organisations across 11 different countries including South-East Asia, Australia, China, UK and USA.


As a child, he dreamed of conquering his fear of speaking. In 2002, he was lauded as the Toastmasters District 51 Evaluation Speech Champion, after multiple failures on the stage, including being first runner up in 2001 at the Table Topics Speech Contest. His Inner ActivationTM model is the key to helping participants gain clarity in a world of vagary and uncertainty. Without clarity, motivation is irrelevant. As a keynote speaker, Stuart has challenged people in business and life to confront their limitations to create their desired future by activating their inner potential.


Today, his approach to leadership and team development has been accepted in various organizations, including his key trainings for senior leaders in the Ministry of Defence. Stuart is also Formation NSMan of the Year, 2016, and has been actively involved in leadership in his NS formation for over 15 years.


Stuart received his trainer’s license in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) from the founder, Dr. Richard Bandler, in 1997 and 2005, and has also been trained by Robert Dilts of the NLP University with updated skills and knowledge in the field of NLP in 2004 as an NLP Training Consultant. He is currently the most experienced and longest-serving Licensed Trainer of NLP, in Asia, of the official Society Of NLP. He is also Asia’s first Licensed NLP Coaching Trainer. He has used NLP to support emotional breakthrough and stagnation in career professionals, enhance leadership and communication performance in managers and directors of organizations, as well as bring teams together through his unique mix of high-impact exercises and activities.


He conducts certification workshops for NLP practitioners and master practitioners in NLP (by the internationally recognised Society of NLP), and also anchors the Certified Motivational Coach (CMC, by Institute of Motivational Coaching) programme. He holds an MBA from the Western Michigan University, and an Executive Master of Science in Organisational Psychology and Human Resources from City University Of New York (CUNY). He was awarded membership to the Beta Gamma Sigma society, the highest accolade for business students, for his outstanding academic performance (top 10%). 


Known for his ability to impart knowledge and facilitate learning through active exercises, role plays and entertaining and interactive lectures, he has been a trainer for various organisations in leadership enhancement, personal mastery, team performance, communication and engagement and change management programmes.


A partial client list of notable organisations includes: Siemens, Singapore Armed Forces, Abbott Nutrition, SembCorp, Citibank, HSBC, Symrise, DirectAsia, Singapore Technologies Group, Fullerton Financial Holdings (a China subsidiary of Temasek Holdings), the National Singapore SEA Games team, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ministry of Education, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Ministry of Law, Attorney-General’s Chambers, the Singapore Police Force (Security Command), the Ministries Of Defence and Manpower (Singapore), Nestle, 3Com, NUS, DSTA, Frisian Flag, OCBC, Bank of Singapore, Prudential, Manulife Financial, Autodesk, among others.


Stuart is a Certified PROSCI® Change Management Practitioner, and utilizes his knowledge to assist organisations assess, prepare for and implement change to maximize returns on investment for change initiatives.


He is an accredited administrator of various profiling instruments including the 16PF, Emotional Judgement Inventory, TAIS, FIRO-B, Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI and Hogan Suite of Assessments for individual, team and leadership development through training and coaching and Team Management Profile (TMP).


Stuart is a qualified counsellor and trauma therapist. He is a member of the National Center for Crisis Management and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Early in his career, he received his postgraduate diploma from the Temasek Polytechnic where he was trained under the late Mr. Anthony Yeo, widely regarded as the father of counselling in Singapore. He utilises his knowledge of counselling psychology to assist in group dynamics and connecting with his audiences, as well as self-care routines that support overall productivity and positive work-life synergy.


He has also run many major training in personal development at the core of his programmes, including the LEAP Seminar (2011) and Pathway to Prosperity (2013), which attracted 200 – 400 participants. He has anchored major social speaking engagements to help the underprivileged in society including The Powerful Self workshop (2012), Excel With Emotion seminar (2013) and Unleash Your Potential for the CDAC (2015). He also conducts free workshops to empower parents to connect with their children. 


He has been interviewed and featured in various media numerous times such as Live 938FM, NUSS Graduate Magazine, The Aspirant, Today and The Graduate. 

About Stuart Tan


NLP or Neuro-Linguistic Programming is one of the most powerful tools in personal development history. Developed in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, NLP has ended up being used in multiple applications ranging from leadership and change in organizations, to self-management and psychotherapy in personal use.


What Is NLP

If you have wondered what NLP is, you are probably not yet familiar with its vast capabilities. It has the potential to be life transforming for yourself and the people around you. This is possible through understanding:

  1. 1. How the brain functions;

  2. 2. How mental levers that change perception and gain perspectives;

  3. 3. Language and its unconscious impact on behavior and change;

  4. 4. The way new habits are created and sustained;

  5. 5. Simple practices to sustain personal habits such as reducing procrastination, learning faster, increasing focus, eliminating negative thinking and more.



About Neuro-Linguistic Programming

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My approach to NLP is not a "motivational" one. It is a place where you will acquire technical competency in the use of NLP, based on the application you want. We have accelerated the progress of learning because we run workshops in small settings so that there is optimum mastery prior to the end of the certification workshop. This is possible only because of my wide experience in applying NLP in areas such as:

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Marketing

  • Leadership

  • Championship public speaking

  • Personal transformation

  • Influence.

  • Book authoring

  • Interviewing

  • Hypnosis

Because most new practitioners in NLP are not familiar with the applications, I have designed my trainings to center around practice and application discussion to draw out what you know, and what you can learn from others. The applications are plentifold, as our core is the skill known as modeling.  



There are four main levels in NLP. The first one is the Practitioner level, where you gain an awareness of how to use NLP. The second one is the Master Practitioner level, where you develop elegance in the use of NLP unconsciously. The third is the NLP Coach where you can develop skills in coaching individuals and groups. This, however, requires you to complete the Practitioner and Master Practitioner levels. The final level is the NLP Trainer where you have to receive the Practitioner and Master Practitioner levels with Dr. Richard Bandler in person.



As my training is specialized, it is usually spread across 2 to 3 months with a minimum contact period of 60 hours, assignments and practice requirements in between. This gives you most exposure while we keep in contact using digital means during this entire period.



The syllabus is 100% backed by the Society of NLP, USA. The certificate is not issued by me (i.e. I do not print local 'certificates' and there is no such thing), it is issued by the Society of NLP and signed by Dr. Richard Bandler directly. This means that it allows you to pursue further training in NLP with the Society of NLP, which is the largest in the world, and receive legal rights to use NLP the way it was envisaged by Dr. Richard Bandler. 


As a long-time licensee of the Society of NLP, I have kept up to developments in the field since 1995. Almost all licensed trainers in Singapore have been trained by me.



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Kathleen LaValle 

Master Trainer

John LaValle 

Master Trainer & President of Society of NLP

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Business Acumen



We have completed training across multiple areas, but focused primarily on the human side of development. Many of our clients find that leadership development is critical in helping to turn employees into dynamic drivers of business. However, this can only be possible if they begin with a self-leadership mindset, execute tasks with important stakeholders in mind, understand the impact of their behaviors on the growth of the organization, and have the capability to communicate across the organization effectively.

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