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George Foo







HIGHLIGHTS

• Senior Director of Global Learning, Performance and Innovation at ITD World:
The Global Learning Solutions Expert.
• Held key leadership positions at Western Digital, Motorola and Intel with over
24 years of experience.
• Served at Intel for 13 years and held various regional and strategic HR leadership
positions including HR Director at Intel Architecture Group (IAG).
• Recipient of the top trainer award from Intel.
• The preferred facilitator who has delivered over 150 training sessions at Intel.
• Certified master trainer for DISC and Situational Leadership.
• Certified international coach and trainer for ITD World’s Leadership Development
Programs and ITD Mega Guru Signature Programs in collaboration with John Maxwell (Winning With PeopleTM, Developing The Leader Within YouTM), Jack Canfield (The Success PrinciplesTM), Thomas Crane (Heart of CoachingTM), William Rothwell and Brian Tracy.
• Certified Coaching and Mentoring Professional (CCMP) with Advanced Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring (ACCM) and Certificate in Performance Coaching (CPC) which is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the world’s
most recognized professional coaching body.
 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Leadership Excellence
  • Situational Leadership
  • The Laws of Teamwork
  • Emotional Excellence
  • DISCcompass™
  • Winning with People
  • Influencing Skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Personal Excellence and The Success Principles
  • HR Management
  • Talent Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Training & HR Development
  • Motivating Yourself & Others
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Coaching and Mentoring Skills

BIOGRAPHY

George Foo is the Senior Director of Global Learning, Performance and Innovation at ITD World, a Global Learning Solutions Expert. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Hons.) from Adelaide University in South Australia. He has worked for multinationals namely Motorola, Western Digital (WD) and Intel. Starting his career as an engineer, he then moved to setting up Total Quality Management (TQM) systems for WD. During his tenure there, he was responsible for setting up the factory for Disk Drive operations in addition to developing materials and training the production folks on the assembly process.

In realizing his potential, he was given the mantle of heading the training and development department. Since then he has held an array of different jobs including running the PCBA repair factory (Customer Service Center) before moving to Intel, and taking on the newly formed HR Business Partner (HRBP) division, leading a group of HR Generalists supporting one of the factories.

During his tenure at Intel, he rotated into various positions within HRBP including regional roles helping various organizations he supported, perform diagnosis &needs assessment to design strategic intervention helping increase the organization’s capability. The impact and value he brought culminated with him taking on the role of HR Director partnering with Intel’s design center, popularly known as the Intel Architecture Group (IAG).

George made significant leadership contributions to the IAG which employed 2000 staff inclusive of leaders, managers, research, development and design engineers responsible for contributing to Intel’s future generation technologies including cutting-edge microprocessors, chipsets, mobile applications, cloud computing infrastructure solutions under the compute continuum initiative. He helped improve the overall organization health, managed strategic change and developed leaders to higher levels of excellence for the IAG.

Facilitation of strategic planning workshops, designing & conducting customized teambuilding activities, partnering with the business to develop & deliver integrated people solutions, and coaching leaders through difficult transitions were part of his key roles. This culminated in a Talent Management solution promptly accorded the nomenclature: 5B’s – namely Build, Borrow, Buy, Bind & Blossom.

A total of over 24 years working experience covering various leadership, regional and strategic HR management roles, engineering, quality management, operations and manufacturing, makes George a very hands-on senior director and course leader with real track record, real people and real stories to include in his programs.

George has trained and developed leaders and senior executives from many countries in the world. His coaching, facilitating and training experience resonate in the area of Leadership Excellence, Teamwork, Emotional Excellence, DISCcompass™, Winning with People, Influencing Skills, Effective Communication, Facilitation Skills, Coaching and Mentoring Skills, Personal Excellence and The Success Principles, Motivating Yourself and Others, HR Management, Organizational Development, Talent Management, Training and HR Development.

He was the preferred certified instructor at Intel who has delivered over 200 Language of DISC and Situational Leadership courses. George is also a Certified Master trainer who has successfully developed many trainers for DISCcompass™ and Situational Leadership. He is the recipient of the top trainer award at Intel, a Certified Coaching and Mentoring Professional (CCMP) with Advanced Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring (ACCM) and Certificate in Performance Coaching (CPC) which is recognized and accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the world’s most recognized professional coaching body. George is an international coach and trainer for ITD World’s Leadership Development Programs and ITD Mega Guru Signature Programs in collaboration with John Maxwell, Jack Canfield, Thomas Crane, William Rothwell and Brian Tracy. His motto in life is “To Make A Difference In People’s Lives.”

Testimonial
“Just want to say thank you for sharing your wisdom and experience. I really enjoyed and learned a lot in the course even though I have attended a Coaching program before.

There were many 'aha' moments that I will internalise in my own development. You are making a difference in people's lives, just to confirm with your own personal quest in life.
Keep on 'singin' your tune in your training as it's bringing music to people's lives ”

Chief Collaboration Officer
Training & Consultancy firm


“Leader is knowledgeable and able to attract attention of the participants.” “He possesses heart and passion.” “Course leader is resourceful and well versed in the subject facilitated.”
Sr Managers & Director
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors


“Very good role play session that was missing in most training session.” “Learnt an important leadership skill – asking great questions.”
Sr. Managers
Guiness Anchor Berhad


“Facilitators connected the course content to the demands of my job/role.” ”Engaging and knowledgeable about course and able to share practical stories which relates to our daily work.”

“The Facilitators' style, methods and pace helped me learn by presenting ideas and concepts effectively.”
Supply Chain & Planning Officers, Engineers & Project Managers
Keysight Technologies

“Very experienced trainer sharing good examples that inspires & keep participants interested.”

“George is very knowledgeable and able to convey the message to me the story which is touching and give a huge impact.” “Skillful and knowledgeable instructor.”

“Good in drawing attention with use of activities, games and videos which made me connect to the theory.” “Lively presentation & interesting examples to keep participants engaged throughout the course.”

“Demonstrated course knowledge through his story telling and work experience.”

“I learned the effective way to connect with people by touching the heart and EQ ways of handling problems and situation.”

“Passionate, humorous, natural and good story teller. Thank you George for being a leader! To win with all of us!” “You are the best trainer.”

“Leader has shown the class the importance telling stories can make a difference in presentation.”
Project Managers, Engineers, Supervisors, Sr Managers
Intel Technology Sdn Bhd


“He is a good facilitator who helps me improve my skills. My gateway towards being a "Transformational" Coach!”

“George is a great trainer and by spending 2 days with him, he gives me more motivation to build better relations and understand my daily management style better.”

“It completed my coaching training which I required to certify myself and start my consultant company in Ecuador.”

“He has good heart to add value to participants.” “Great stories and example, able to maintain interest and connection with everyone.” “Good engagement with the participants.” “Natural, caring and professional.” Having lots of fun.”
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