Core Team

Natalie Turner
Founder, CEO

Natalie is the Founder and CEO of The Entheo Network, and has worked for and consulted with some of the world’s leading organisations including DBS, LEO Pharma Asia, Kellogg’s, Singapore Airlines and CISCO Systems, helping them build innovation systems, culture and capabilities as well as generating new ideas to help them grow their teams and businesses. Natalie is also an international speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership and an experienced business facilitator, consultant and innovation coach. Watch Natalie speak on the subject of PURPOSE in the age of digital disruption at the Asia Professional Speaker’s Convention.

Natalie is the inventor of The Six ‘I’s® an innovation methodology and assessment tool that helps individuals and organisations measure their innovation strengths and provides a clear step by step guide to make innovation practical and effective. She is also the Author of Yes, You Can Innovate. Discover your innovation strengths and develop your creative potential and contributing author to Unleash Your Voice. Powerful Public Speaking for Everywoman.

Natalie has three degrees; a BA Hons in Politics & Legislative studies, an MSc in Economics and Social Psychology and an MBA. She is a Master Practitioner in Group Dynamics and Non-Verbal Communication and a Certified Integrative Enneagram Coach. Natalie is a UK National that lives in Malaysia and works in Singapore, across Asia and in Europe.

Carl Hinds
Co-Founder, Finance Director

Co-Founder of The Entheo Network, Carl has over twenty-five years’ experience working in the arts and creative industries in a variety of financial management roles. Focused on developing a strong platform for sustainable growth, Carl is a specialist in creating and maintaining financial management, operations and IT systems.

Prior to setting up The Entheo Network he was engaged as a management and project accountant for the Barbican Arts Centre in London. He also acted as a financial consultant for the UK Government within the educational sector and schools across London.

Carl has been instrumental, in partnership with our IT specialists, in creating and managing the development of the 6 ‘I’s® profile management and reporting system. He is also responsible for the commercial aspects of the organisation as it grows internationally.

Beyond his specialism in working with entrepreneurial ventures in setting up and maintaining financial and operational support systems, he is also a professional DJ and has performed at numerous venues across South East Asia with his uplifting soul, funk and disco sets.

Shoba Chandran
Chief Innovation Officer

Shoba has worked in the field of innovation for more than 15 years, where she has consulted for leadership teams on how to build a culture of innovation. This has included working at the systems and policy level to introduce an innovation seed fund, a rewards and recognition system as well as intellectual property awareness for the protection of innovations. Shoba conducts Train-the-Facilitator programmes for both the Civil Service in Singapore, as well as for commercial organisations around the world. She has also trained individuals and teams on how to innovate, and delivered numerous speeches on innovation.

Shoba is also an adjunct educator at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). She is one of a team of authors to a practical ‘how to’ guidebook on facilitation entitled “Collaboration by Design”. She was also featured in a ground-breaking book called “The Innovation Friendly Organisation” by Anna Simpson. Shoba possesses a Degree in Science (Psychology) as well as a Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology). She is a Certified Competent Facilitator (CCF), Certified Action Learning Coach, Scrum Master and a trained coach via the internationally recognised Coaches Training institute (CTI).

Michael Gold
Director, Europe

Michael is a passionate facilitator, coach and trainer, with particular expertise in how cultures of creativity develop within organisations. He has experience working across corporate, public and not-for-profit companies in a variety of industry sectors and is experienced in working with behavioural and mindset change within groups.

A natural influencer, Michael engages others with passion and enthusiasm, while encouraging lateral thinking and big picture strategic perspectives.

He has degrees in Law and an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and has a background as a clinical psychotherapist.

Bettina Von Stamm
Academic Advisor
6 ‘I’s® Practitioner

Dr Bettina von Stamm was the first certified practitioner of the Six ‘I’s® of Innovation and deeply believes in the tool as it combines process and mindset aspects and nurtures an understanding that everyone, what ever their skill and mindset, has a role to play on the innovation journey from idea to implementation and improvement.

Bettina has been a visionary thinker on the path of ‘understanding and enabling’ innovation since 1992. Through her company, the Innovation Leadership Forum, Bettina works with leaders and leadership teams to give them confidence to innovate and collaborate in the 21st century.  She delivers executive programs at prestigious universities and corporations around the world. Her prolific writing includes 4 books and innumerable articles. She has an MBA and PhD from London Business School, and a first degree in architecture and town planning. from Kiel University, Germany.

Passionate about sustainability-driven innovation, she is also Director of Awards Program for Katerva, a global NGO whose mission it is to identify, evaluate & accelerate sustainable disruptive innovation.

Dr. Gilles Spony
Research Consultant

Dr. Spony is a pioneering thinker and innovator in understanding how national culture affects the decision making of leaders. Forecasting the boom of current issues in cross-cultural mergers and acquisitions and the management of cross-cultural teams, Dr.Spony developed the Spony Profiling Model (SPM) aimed at analysing the impact of personality and cultural differences on managers’ leadership styles within the modern work context.

His model represents a truly innovative step to adapt traditional personality profiling to the modern context of internationalisation and globalisation.

Dr. Spony also works with Entheo as a consultant advisor in the development of the 6 ‘I’s of Innovation® profiling assessments.

6‘I’s® Practitioners

Lilian Ing
6 ‘I’s® Practitioner

Lilian Ing is a multi-faceted consultant psychologist, Lilian has extensive international experience in the fields of organisational development, change management and coaching. She is equally skilled in developing individuals, teams or organisations to focus their energy, creativity and performance on achieving their goals.

She draws on her line management experience as a marketer and partner in a management consultancy working with leaders in multi nationals and small and medium sized businesses across a full spectrum of industries. Thriving in making sense of complex, diverse and often messy situations, Lilian helps to intuitively understand and enable people to develop the capabilities and cultures required to excel.

Lilian has two degrees: A BA Hons (Psychology) and an MA (Clinical Psychology). She also holds post-graduate qualifications in marketing, organisational development and executive coaching. She is a life long learner.

Monika Steimle
6 ‘I’s® Practitioner

Monika Steimle is a teacher, change agent and coach of leaders who want to build, transform and foster innovative, change-ready and purposeful businesses. Before starting her own consulting practice, Monika was a human resources and organizational development leader in a leading digital transformation agency, Publicis.Sapient. Over the past two decades, she worked across three continents, partnered with business leaders to grow Sapient in Europe and Asia Pacific and built high performing leadership teams. She brings a wealth of experience in people strategy, growing global organizations across diverse cultures and values-led leadership teams.

Monika holds a degree in business, several coaching certifications and is a certified Barrett Cultural Transformation tool administrator as well as certified Enneagram coach. Her own personal growth process led her to understand that conscious purpose-led businesses will transform and heal our world. Helping businesses do just that is her passion.

Edmund Seow
6 ‘I’s® Practitioner

Edmund Seow is a trainer and facilitator with over 11 years of experience transforming organizations around Asia. He is currently based in Cambodia, and is one of the partners of The Capacity Specialists, a boutique learning & development service provider that focuses on creating value and tangible results for their clients in all areas of their organization.

Edmund’s open and engaging facilitations are highly experiential. He has implemented people improvement and innovation solutions for SMEs and MNCs like AVIVA in Singapore and RMA, Smart, and AMK in Cambodia. His work in DBS Bank in Singapore as an internal consultant to implement service culture change impacted over 900 staff in 83 functional teams.

The work of his team helped the bank secure Singapore’s Innovation class certification and awards for Best In-house contact centre, and Best customer service delivered, and the Best Bank award in Singapore award from Finance Asia for 2013.

Fiona McLaren
6 ‘I’s® Practitioner

Fiona has a passion for working with teams and individuals who want to drive their businesses forward. Her key strengths are marketing – focusing on revenue growth and world class customer relationships, leadership – creating high performance teams that deliver great results and strategy – rapidly understanding a business and creating competitive advantage.

Fiona’s start up experience and support of a number of SMEs, including setting up an interactive digital publishing business and developing a European Market Entry strategy for a Hong Kong based LED lighting manufacturer, gives her a pragmatic approach towards the challenges businesses face.

She also brings a strong foundation from the corporate world as former Head of UK Marketing for British Telecom’s Ignite Content Hosting Division and leading the development of the companies’ Consumer’s marketing plan, targeting over 20 propositions to 15 million customers. As well as extensive experience in the telecommunications industry, she has over 10 years’ working experience with other major blue-chip brands including Lufthansa and British Airways.

Adam Lyle
6 ‘I’s® Practitioner

Adam brings a career in management consulting, training, and change management with a passion for sustainable business. He has worked with the public and private sectors to challenge and stimulate the way they approach innovation in the creation and deployment of their products and services.

Adam is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Padang & Co, an innovation catalyst. Padang drives the adoption of open innovation practices in the public and private sectors enhancing organisations innovation capabilities to solve problems and develop new opportunities.

Adam believes that partnerships between corporates and start-ups is the future of work and will drive a new wave of innovation and build a resilient ecosystem. This led Padang to co-architect LEVEL3, a workspace collaboration with Unilever Foundry that supports Singapore’s emerging start-up ecosystem and entrepreneur community to create and connect them to real business opportunities.

He has worked and lived in Asia for the past fifteen years, in Taiwan and Singapore. From Australia, Adam was previously CEO of Ticketek and Strategic Planning Manager for Optus Singtel.

Neil Sykes
6 ‘I’s® Practitioner

Neil loves people and how they work; so much so that he embarked on a journey into NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming); over the years he became a Practitioner of NLP, then a Master Practitioner and Therapist and latterly, an INLPTA trainer of NLP.

And seeing as companies are generally filled with humans, then being a results-driven empathetic human specialist really comes in handy when helping to define company cultures in the innovation space and associated values. How you innovate will depend on who you are and how you show up.

With over 26 years’ experience as a strategically focused business leader, a good deal of which spent in directorial roles, Neil has focused on the initiation, development and implementation of effective strategies to deliver organisational success. He is a natural leader who empowers and guides individuals and organisations to gain a sense of direction, and to look hard at what it is that motivates their success.

An excellent communicator and presenter with a down to earth style, Neil has a way of cutting through the jargon and smoke screens so that everyone can feel comfortable and included.

Dr Khoh Soo Beng
6 ‘I’s® Practitioner

Dr Khoh Soo Beng is Malaysia’s first Six ‘I’s® Certified Practitioner. He has more than 25 years of industrial experience with a wide spectrum of roles in manufacturing, design engineering, IT, 6-Sigma Black-Belt, program management, Innovation Champion and Inventor Mentor in Fortune 500 MNCs based in Malaysia and abroad. He is instrumental in establishing the CREST’s Connected Healthcare Cluster and the Malaysia’s Telemedicine Development Group (now known as Digital Health Malaysia), where he works closely with medical practitioners, healthcare professionals and technologists to advance health and wellness innovation with IoT, Big Data & AI.

He is also a member of the Malaysia’s National IoT Strategic Roadmap working committee. Dr Khoh is also an Innovation 360 Licensed Practitioner and Innovation IQ Accessor. Dr Khoh holds a PhD in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, and a senior member of IEEE, and member of IAOIP, IET, and IEM. He has published actively with > 50 papers in IET, IEM, IEEE, SAE transactions, Six Sigma and professional research journals, conferences and symposiums.

Tim Sharpe
6 ‘I’s® Practitioner

Tim Sharpe is a designer, creative thinker, team leader and innovation inciter with professional experience spanning 3 decades, across 3 continents, on projects within 12 industry sectors, for 57 brands… and counting.

Following 18 years in consultancy and 5 years in-house, Tim co-foundered of BetterNormal, a creative strategy consultancy focused on understanding people’s needs, frustrations and aspirations to discover and deliver better solutions to problems worth solving.

Throughout his career, Tim has championed user-centred design and innovation as essential elements of a successful growth strategy. By demonstrating that a customer-centric approach can ultimately drive profit, Tim has helped transform and grow organisations of all all sizes, from start-ups to multinationals, with products and services as diverse as toothbrushes to transportation. Notable brands Tim has worked with include Samsung, TAG Heuer, HP, Speedo, Hitachi Rail, GSK, Kohler and Elekta.

Louise Shenton
6 ‘I’s® Practitioner

Louise Shenton is a globally experienced facilitator, trainer & coach, specialising in innovation, leadership development, and intercultural communication. She works with a wide range of organisations, from investment banks to start-ups, across the private & public sector.

Louise’s has worked with leaders and teams across the world with a focus on developing a culture of collaboration & innovation. Designing & delivering bespoke initiatives to support sustainable change. She has an engaging & experiential facilitation style.

Now working in the UK, she has spent 16 years working in Tokyo, Singapore and Australia. Louise is able to bring real world case studies from her international business background to the Innovation experience.

Louise’s business experience was as a Strategic Management Accountant, qualifying as ACMA, and focusing on business process innovation & new business opportunities. Louise is certified in coaching, DISC, MBTI and 360º feedback. She was a council member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Singapore, leading their social impact projects.

Harvey Wade
6 ‘I’s® Practitioner

Harvey Wade is an experienced transformative leader who drives business impact from innovation and change programs. With over 15 years experience in formal innovation roles, he knows what it takes to create, drive and sustain improvement in organisations, changing cultures to increase engagement and buy-in at all levels, enabling better performance and results by understanding their customer needs, desires and wants.

Harvey’s innovation journey began at Allianz UK, where he designed, setup and ran the employee innovation program for Allianz UK. Then joining a boutique consultancy as Director of Innovation Strategy, he advised key clients, such as Citi, J&J, AGL, RAC, Westfield Malls, Tesco and Scottish Water, on how to engage their workforce and customers to identify ideas that solved and overcame their key challenges.

Harvey moved back into the corporate world, joining Cisco as EMEAR Innovation Lead for the Services Innovation Excellence Center (SIEC) responsible developing and supporting the innovation programs of Cisco to improve customer centricity. Harvey left Cisco to pursue his passion to create innovators everywhere through his organisation Innovate21, based in the UK.

6‘I’® Partners

The Capacity Specialists is a boutique learning and development service provider in Cambodia, that focuses on creating value and tangible results for their clients. Innovation is a key value of The Capacity Specialists and this has helped it to stand out in a competitive market. We provide The 6 ‘I’s®, a proven methodology, to organisations in Cambodia.

The 6 ‘I’s®-Softools Innovation Platform enables clients to embed the 6’I’s® innovation framework into their ways-of-working across the organisation and key customers and suppliers.  The platform runs in a secure, stable and secure cloud hosting environment where users can operate from any device from PCs to tablets and smart phones – anywhere any time.  Applications can be provided off-the-shelf or customized to the specific innovation process of each client in order to provide executive visibility and management, a consistent approach and a systematic mechanism for capturing and sharing insights and measuring ROI.

The Innovation Leadership Forum (ILF) is a visionary and original Think & Do Tank dedicated to helping organisations understand and improve their innovation performance.  It does so through MasterClasses, Advisory & Coaching Services, Workshops, Presentations, Public Speaking, and the Innovation Wave®, a tool for the facilitated assessment of innovation capabilities.  The ILF was set up by Dr Bettina von Stamm in 2004. An expert in the field of innovation, Bettina has written three books: ‘The Innovation Wave’ which is an introduction to a holistic approach to innovation (Wiley, 2002), her textbook ‘Managing Innovation Design & Creativity’ (2nd edition 2008), and, most recently, ‘The Future of Innovation’, an inspirational compendium of over 220 views from 57 countries, knitted together through commentaries by Bettina and her friend and colleague Dr Anna Trifilova (Gower 2009).

TMRW is the No1 co-working and office space in south London. Located in Croydon, the fastest emerging hotspot for Tech startups and now officially the most rapidly growing Tech City in the UK. TMRW offers spacious, functional design facilities and leverage an impressive network of connections to industry giants and tech CEOs.  The state-of-the-art working space boasts an impressive number of onsite facilities and benefits for its members. TMRW continues to attract the the capital’s most progressive technology and creative businesses which are looking to scale up and grow fast in the emerging tech-capital of London.  Built by REAL Tech people, not property developers, TMRW are changing the way co-working and office space works, with a real focus on helping their build real businesses and succeed in their ambitions – no matter how big or small.

Padang & Co provides private, public and people sector partners the space to adopt a range of open innovation practices to solve problems and develop new opportunities. We bring together talented members of our diverse community, including the UP Singapore civic innovation and DEXTRA data innovation communities, to consider challenges and collaborate on ideas. Equally we work with organisations to enhance their innovation capabilities through assisting them to adopt a innovation mindset, embrace industry 4.0 and transform the way they create value for themselves and their customers. Through our Startup Matching, Hackathons or coLABs, and online Challenges, we provide a stimulating environment and the conditions to develop meaningful, impactful outcomes for business and society in general. We create the conditions for creativity and innovation to emerge and grow. In the last year we have partnered with Unilever Foundry to open LEVEL3 at the Mapletree Business City in Singapore.

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