OUR FOUNDING STORY
Kelvin Lim, our founder, started his coaching journey in the ’90s. Very early on in his life during his teenage years, he made a decision to devote his life to understanding and helping people. Even though his major was in science and business, he devoured all the major psychology texts by the time he was fourteen. Being a practical person, he wanted to find a way to apply his understanding of human beings to practical use. It was not only until a friend introduced him to coaching that he found a way to help people in a way that was not only practical but also forwarding at the same time. He was amazed by the results that coaching had on himself and people, which cemented his decision to become a professional coach. At that time, coaching was still in its nascent stages and not widely available in Singapore. Being a young graduate then who did not have a lot of money, he borrowed money from friends to fly to the US to undergo his coach training.
Finishing his coach training at a breakneck speed, he managed to acquire his coach certification in record time. He returned back to Singapore and founded Executive Coach International (ECI) in 2004. In the following year, he acquired his Master Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF) – the first person in South East Asia to do so.
In 2010, Executive Coach International was awarded the Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) from the ICF. This certificate recognizes ECI worldwide as a coaching organization which adheres to the highest professional standards in coach training. Coaches trained under ECI will have their coach training recognized internationally by the ICF.
Executive Coach International was awarded the ISO 9001 certification in 2015. ECI is the only coaching organization in Singapore to have met both Singaporean and British standards for ISO 9001:2008 certification, thus demonstrating our commitment to operational excellence, quality management systems and customer service. Our Singapore certification is awarded by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) and our British certification was awarded by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Today, Executive Coach International is one of the largest and most successful professional coaching organizations in Singapore and the region that focuses on transforming human potential into tangible, lasting results. ECI is reputed for a consistently high success rate, with over 95% of our clients’ issues resolved and coaching goals achieved. ECI’s coaching technology is unique and is founded upon the principles that govern human evolution. Our coach training syllabus is based on these proven coaching techniques that have transformed thousands of lives over the years.
We continue to provide quality training to coaches internationally, with coaches coming from all over the world to train with us.