In any environment, the values of vision, teamwork, courage and determination holds true. These are skills that all leaders should embrace and apply in their business objectives. Your session was thought-provoking and truly inspirational. Many of my colleagues commented on how much they enjoyed your session and how it resonated with them.
Ray Ferguson, Regional CEO, Singapore and South East Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
Swee Chiow’s approach to goal setting and a never-give-up attitude resonates through all areas of both business and personal life. His passion and sometimes humorous approach made you realise how intertwined they both are reliant they are on each other. A truly inspirational speaker and person and I look forward to watching him excel at his next adventure.
Steve Au Yeung, Executive Vice Preisident, Asia Pacific, Oracle Corporation
Swee Chiow very effectively supported the Volvo Group in Asia as part of an important Strategy Conference. Sharing with us his leadership experience at Mt Everest, North and South Pole and comparing this with leadership in big organizations was very inspiring and motivational. In particular, the discussion about setting stretched objectives and going beyond borders fitted well into our context. Volvo recommends Swee Chiow as a coach and a motivational speaker.
Eberhard Wedekind, President Volvo CE Asia, MD Volvo East Asia
The talk you delivered to our staff was extremely stimulating and refreshing. The lessons you shared with us from your many incredible adventures are highly relevant to the challenges we face in our everyday business. My wish is that more people will get the opportunity to be inspired by you to dare dream the impossible and have the courage to make that dream come true.
Hiroshi Suehiro, Managing Executive Officer, Head of Asia & Oceania excl. East Asia, Mizuho Corporate Bank
Your session was absolutely well received. Well done, we had many positive comments and people were super impressed with your challenges you have undertaken and succeed. Many of them have requested for your book and have felt motivated to undertake their upcoming challenges with strength and courage the same way you have showed them.
Martin Dubé, General Manager – WW Industry and Global Accounts , ASIA, Microsoft
Your presentation has captivated the entire audience. Many resonate with the learning you shared from choosing the right team members, planning, training, crisis management to providing leadership. You have demonstrated that an ordinary guy can achieve extraordinary things and you are a source of inspiration to many of us.
Andy Chan, Director, Asia Pacific, Enterprise Channel, Motorola
Business, like life itself, is a series of challenges and targets. Swee Chiow embodies how determination and enthusiasm can reduce the toughest of goals into a realistic objective: a valuable lesson for business…and life
Clive Saffery, CEO, Swire Beverages, China
Thank you for your most inspiring talk. It has been fascinating to listen to your adventures, but also to the degree of courage and determination, planning and strategizing and of course teamwork you invest in each of your endeavors. Thank you for showing us how to dare to dream and how to dream big! All of us are motivated to conquer our own Mount Everest!
Roland Diggelmann, Managing Director, Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific
The audience found your presentation very engaging and inspiring. It was fantastic to have such an adventurer speak to the group to reinforce our key messages. Yours is a story of courage and triumph, of daring to dream and taking the actions to achieve those goals. For someone so accomplished, you are extremely humble.
Jean-Luc Butel, Senior Vice President, President, Medtronic International
Swee Chiow is an excellent living example of daring to dream. He has the guts, grit and gumption to pursue his dream, overcoming all odds and moving on to new challenges. He is an example of the CAN-DO spirit.
Mr Choo Chiau Beng, Executive Chairman, Keppel Corporation Ltd
In these days when most people expect instant gratification, it is most reassuring to find someone who treasures patience and perseverance, courage and determination and most importantly a person who lives by these precepts. Swee Chiow is one such person. I should be immensely proud and happy if Keppelites find in him an outstanding role model. I hope more Singaporeans will do so too.
Dr Lim Chee Onn, former Executive Chairman, Keppel Corporation Ltd
Your session was inspiring and provided our leaders a different perspective of team work, leadership and passion for achievement. It offers useful lessons which can help them achieve their business objectives and ambitions.
Satish Khatu, General Manager, IBM ASEAN/South Asia Region
Swee Chiow delivers an inspirational but extremely well targeted presentation. He is able to incorporate the specific interests of his audience into the flow of his presentation and link the learning from his adventures into application for the business environment.
Toni Brendish, Managing Director, Danone Dumex, Malaysia
Swee Chiow’s amazing journey was inspirational learning for us. I was totally mesmerized by his bravery, passion and boundless energy to always want to attempt the impossible. He spoke with a deep sense of humility and honesty of his incredible achievements. I left feeling great, thinking that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.
Datin Sharifah Menjelara Hussein, Managing Director, M&C Saatchi, Malaysia
Swee Chiow has inspired many of the entrepreneurs in EO to dare to dream big and look for the Everest in our life. We are also deeply impressed by his determination and never-say-die attitude that will help us in our entrepreneurship. For many of us who face trials, Swee Chiow’s reminder to enjoy success for 5 minutes and endure failure for 5 minutes and move on is really very good advice. This inspiring speech has encouraged every member and will surely help us to have a better journey.
Henry Tan, President, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Singapore
Listening to you yesterday continues to reinforce the fact that we are our own limitation to achieving our dreams, not the friends that tell us we can’t, nor the unexpected obstacles that appear as we pursue our dreams. I am thankful that there are people such as yourself that have found your place on this earth in inspiring others through sharing your life’s journey.
Gan Te-Shen, President, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Malaysia
Swee Chiow is truly inspirational in his approach to goal setting & achievement. He is a role model for all in the audience. He brings out the practical aspects and lessons learnt of both success & failure. The way the application of his philosophy can be applied in the business world is truly inspirational. Thanks for motivating the Asia Region team
Graham Lythgoe, Asia Region Manager, Caterpillar Asia Pte Ltd
Our delegates very much enjoyed your dynamic and highly inspirational presentation and are still talking about it. They specially like the video highlighting core values of teamwork, positive attitude and efficient execution through your experiences.
Brad Levitt, Group Head Capital Markets, Standard Chartered Bank
Swee Chiow is very inspiring. He shares his experience and paints a vivid picture on how he achieves his dreams. It’s a story of leadership, commitment and teamwork. Success is taking one step at a time to reach the goal. Nothing beats hearing the story from a local boy who has reached top of the world literally.
See Chin Teik, VP, Personal Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific
Your messages were very succinct and relevant and you were able to convey that through sharing your experiences which really made the messages come alive. You have the ability to connect with the audience, no easy task given the fact that we’re all from many different countries throughout Asia and the US. Your casual, easy and personal style resonates well. You were able to be “one of us” and not just another speaker on stage, and that makes your delivery come across so much more impact.
Teh Ban Seng, VP & MD, Asia Pacific Sales and Marketing, Seagate
Swee Chiow’s determination, courage, focus and passion shine through in his journey to achieve his dreams. His talk was highly captivating, realistic and truly an inspiration to many for the challenges to come.
Peter Jhaveri, Managing Director, Tetra Pak, Malaysia
Swee Chiow’s energetic and enlivened account of his life as an adventure certainly puts many of us to ponder and wish we had lived that part of his life. It takes great courage, strong determination, and high Adversity Quotient to do what he had decided for his life. He shared on mind over matter and learning new skills. Certainly, we see the applications in our business world – our mind is what limit us, our skills if not sharpened or re-learned also limit us, if we do not focus on important things at critical time, it also limit or may even kill the business. Surely, Swee Chiow has lived up to his passion and we must learn from him on how to build that passion in our lives.
Koh Ching Hong, Managing Director, Fuji Xerox Singapore
Swee Chiow is a tremendously gifted and inspiring speaker who shares from experience how you can achieve your dreams through courage, passion, commitment and tenacity. His sheer determination to achieve the extra-ordinary provided an exalting example to all of us. His experiences to pursue your dreams and adventure into new territories are a motivating force for our growth journey.
Paul Lageweg, Area Director East Asia, British American Tobacco
Swee Chiow is one of the extremely rare to find men, having the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet daring to go out & meet them. Appreciation is an understatement. You are one of the best speakers we have ever had at Max New York Life. It was an honor to have you speak at our council meeting. Your words profess courage & enlighten to act accordingly. When I summarise the council you turn out to be an overwhelming hit!
Gary R. Bennett, Managing Director & CEO, Max New York Life Insurance
Khoo Swee Chiow – his is a beautiful and inspiring story of human endurance, courage and relentless pursuit of what’s in the heart. Swee Chiow delivered a dynamic message that resonated with our delegates – drawing many parallels between the conquest of the Everest and our daily organisational life. Delegates walked away with refreshing insights and new meaning to leadership, team work, conflict resolution, as well as some questions which are best left to each to ponder and internalise. Hearing Swee Chiow was an unforgettable experience.
Pan Wei Cheong, COO, Kurnia Insurance, Malaysia
For someone of his stature, Swee Chiow is refreshingly approachable, unassuming and open. He is also very generous in sharing his enriching experience with our staff and more importantly, he is able to deliver the learning points succinctly in a fun manner. In short, pure inspirational!
Chee Nian Tze, General Manager, Group Human Resources, Robinsons
The talk was tremendously inspiring to our staff – even to those of us who were hearing you for the second time. The business situation we are facing as a team is very much like your Everest ascent – full of ups and downs, and we are in it for the long haul. So it was very apt and well tailored to our context.
Nayantara Bali, General Manager, Procter & Gamble, ASEAN/Australasia/India
Swee Chiow’s story is a testimonial of dare-to-dream attitude and that dreams can be made real with determination to overcome extreme difficulties. His real life examples captivated our multi-cultural audience throughout. Swee Chiow skillfully delivered our business objectives and goals in his thought-provoking speech and left the audience with a lasting motivation. His subtle sense of humour, gravitas, humility and most importantly, authenticity, really moved the entire audience. I highly recommend Swee Chiow to organizations looking for a powerful and impressive motivational speaker.
Salman Syed, Asia Pacific President, Premier Farnell Plc
Your presentation was motivational, humorous and heartening. I have lots of positive feedback from our participants who left the meeting feeling inspired and energized. This transformation message, which was our conference theme, came through very clearly. You are a remarkable man and it was a pleasure to have you present at our meeting.
Roy Jakobs, Managing Director, A&G Sales & Marketing, Elsevier, Holland
Swee Chiow has really inspired our customers and us with his strong messages and his positive attitude. His presentation was an affirmation of the importance of one’s determination and belief in oneself against the odds to reach the top. Swee Chiow was able to engage the audience into an exciting ride with his life-learnt lessons and his fascinating adventures stories. He easily related them to the winning formula for business success and teamwork which created a direct relevance to our Banking enterprises.
Karsten Kemna, Regional Marketing Director, Asia Pacific, Banking Div, Wincor Nixdorf
The only way he succeeds is through extra-ordinary planning, training, risk analysis, raising finances, making tough decisions and teamwork. His stories and photographs are captivating, entertaining and at times humorous. I would strongly recommend Swee Chiow as a speaker to your company if you want to foster strong teamwork, commitment, and most of all, to stretch people ideas of what they can achieve.
Alan Bridger, Managing Director, Corus, Asia Pacific
Mr Khoo’s life experience was both touching and inspiring. His courage reflects what the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation is all about: to serve as an inspiration to others, to encourage us to dare to dream and leave our comfort zones and to help make a difference in other peoples lives. In so doing, we get to live our short life to its fullest potential.
Charlene Chiang, President, Nu Skin Enterprises Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei
Your talk helped us convey the essence of our conference to the sales management team from a very different perspective. It was a fascinating and inspirational experience for all of us. You have set the standard for our future conferences.
Glenn Havener, VP, Sales & Marketing, FCI ASIA
Listening to you was like a journey to the limits of human capabilities in defiance of all fears and dangers. Your achievements and your attitude single you out as an extraordinary hero of our time.
Aldo Margoni, Executive Sales Director, AMC Asia Pacific
Your spirited and candid account of your breathtaking adventures left many of us in awe of your perseverance and can-do attitude! The valuable lessons of leadership, teamwork and passion for excellence are eminently applicable to our daily lives. Napoleon once wrote “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” You are a living example!
Quek Wee Ling, Regional Brand Leader, Novartis
Swee Chiow sets lofty goals for himself, and achieved them through careful planning, sheer determination and lots of hard work. He has inspired us to believe that each one of us can also similarly achieve the goals in life we set for ourselves.
Moses Lee, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Singapore
Mr. Khoo proved a most engaging speaker for our 900+ high school student body. Students and faculty were not only impressed by his achievements but also inspired by the lessons Swee Chiow has learned from his experiences.
Paul Chmelik, Principal, Singapore American School
Khoo Swee Chiow’s presentation was uplifting, entertaining and inspiring. In only one hour, his talk ‘Dare to Dream’, truly changed us the way we go about our day. If you want to re-energise yourself and improve your bottom line, I highly recommend you to invest in his program.
Dr prudence Goh, Centre Director, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Hon. Secretary, Malaysia Mental Literacy Movement