SPEAKERS IN OUR PANEL DISCUSSION
Sari is a performance coach, leadership trainer, co-author of Fit to Lead, and founding partner of Sarius Performance International, a performance consultancy that combines the worlds of personal development and executive coaching with the worlds of physical movement, fitness and nutrition. She has been active in the performance coaching and leadership community for more than 10 years. Sari specialises in working through the medium of the body to facilitate personal growth and development. She has worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds, across both Corporate and Personal contexts, in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Sari is an NASM-certified personal trainer, corrective exercise and fitness nutrition specialist. She is also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. Her passion for fitness has led her to become an elite trainer for Nike Training Club in South East Asia. She has won Gold Medals for Team Singapore in Southeast Asian fitness physique competitions. As an international Gold Medal winner in the fitness industry she is now one of the leading talents in fitness, performance and women’s leadership in Asia.
Sari's vision is to facilitate "empowerment and excellence through powerful conversation and purposeful movement". She uses a wide range of training techniques that combine the person’s physical, mental and emotional states. Her particular passion lies in working with women such that they embrace their strength and beauty to produce powerful and sustainable results in their lives. Recently, she was honoured to be featured in 2018 Portraits of Women project, a special collaboration between Women In Asia, TEDxSingapore and the National Library Board Singapore. It features stories of women who are leading purpose-driven projects and are passionate about driving change in their communities. She also won Indonesia's Women Leaders Award by CMO Asia in 2018.
Sari was born in Indonesia and is married to Marcus Marsden, who is himself an executive coach and leadership trainer. They currently reside in Singapore and they published their first book together in 2017, entitled "Fit to Lead". Sari's first love was media and she also has 10 years experience working in radio and TV in Indonesia.
Cheryl commenced her career as an Assurance Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She subsequently joined the Real Estate Investments industry, specializing in acquisitions and divestments. Her corporate experiences include Wheelock Properties Singapore and OCBC Property Services. She also had experience in a fintech startup when she headed the Business Development division at equity and debt crowdfunding platform, FundedHere. In her day job, Cheryl is a business analyst with Willis Towers Watson, on both the regional and client management teams. Cheryl is co-founder of The Social Co., the team that initiated the 50 For 50 project in 2014 where they brought together more than 80 young people under the age of 35, and 70 corporations to raise awareness and funds for lesser-known causes such as mental health, suicide prevention and charities that serve those with physical and mental disabilities.
Over 2 phases of the 50 For 50 movement, 38 sustainable projects were created and a total of S$4.5 million was raised for 58 local charities. The Social Co. also created Pledge it Forward, an initiative that supported 51 charities that contribute significantly to building a more inclusive and resilient community in Singapore. In their Power to Progress campaign, The Social Co. partnered 5 local changemakers who produced creative content while leveraging on various social media channels to raise awareness for 5 elder-care charities and Samsung Singapore also donated $100,000 to these charities. Most recently, The Social Co. organised Restaurants for Good, where 5 restaurant partners each hosted a meal for seniors from local non-profit organisations.
Cheryl is a board member of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO), the umbrella organisation of women’s organisations in Singapore, and she was also Advisor of the Young Women's Leadership Connection (YWLC), a platform connecting young women leaders with opportunities in mentorship and leadership development, networking and community engagement. She initiated YWLC’s flagship community project 100 Wishes, a workshop and activity series to improve the well-being of women and children at local women's shelters. She is also on the advisory board of Architects of Life.
Cheryl holds an MBA from Nanyang Business School (NBS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and she graduated from NBS with a Bachelor of Accountancy and a second specialization in Business Law.
Norli Binte Ismail
Formerly in sales, Norli believes in helping others in their time of need. Her heart especially for the younger generation is captured in her volunteering her time with non-profit organisation and community work. Having had a difficult childhood (due to the early death of her mother), Norli struggled with issues of self-esteem, which caused her to experience multiple cycles of drug addiction, offences and subsequent release from corrective facilities. Today she lives drug-free and lives everyday to exemplify to her children what it means to live life to the full.
A strong believer in giving back to her community, her advocacy spirit has led her to share her story to a wide range of audiences from schools to corporate events with the organisation “Beautiful People”. Norli is also a Community Leader of "Women of Courage Asia" a women empowerment platform. She has shared her story in the book “From Stereotypes to Archetypes” published in 2018 by Architects of Life. Her story has captured the attention of local and regional news outlets such as Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao, Berita Harian and the China Press in Malaysia. A family woman, Norli prioritises time with her children and childhood friends with their families. Her dream is to help mothers in the drug rehabilitation centres triumph over their drug addictions so that once again, they can embrace motherhood.
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