Introverts Network AsiaRedefining Introversion
Often confused with shyness, introversion does not imply social reticence or discomfort. Rather than being averse to social engagement, introverts become overwhelmed by too much of it, which explains why the introvert is ready to leave a party after an hour and the extravert gains steam as the night goes on. –
Laurie Helgoe, Psychologist
We are a growing, quiet group of professionals and business owners who seek to connect with other introverts. We prefer small group conversations to larger events and always enjoy the one-to-one chats with each other in this group.
We want to learn how to better relate, network and interact not only with introverts but with extroverts too. But we are not in a rush to welcome extroverts to this group. While business is important, we feel that it’s more important for us to feel comfortable in an environment that allows us to be ourselves. It’s tough enough out there.
If you are an introvert or introverted and looking for a platform to network, you are welcome here. We schedule meetings twice monthly to cater to employees as well as entrepreneurs. We will talk about work, business, family or life experiences.
Meet Our Team
Network Headquarters/Regional Network (Singapore)
As the founding city of Introverts Network Asia, it is not surprising that the Regional Committee (Singapore) comprises of the stalwart founding members as well.
Regional Committee (Singapore)
Founder (Singapore Network)
A Networking Evangelist, Mervin Yeo is a trainer, consultant, speaker and author. For close to two decades, Mervin has shown thousands of business owners and marketing professionals in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines a systematic and effective approach to qualified business referrals.
Hailed a “Networking Guru” by a Straits Times writer, he has been interviewed on ChannelNewsAsia and NewsRadio 938Live and was featured in Lianhe Zaobao and SME Magazine. A contributing author of the New York Times bestseller “Masters of Networking”, he is a mentor to network influencers and leaders of multiple networking communities. He is author of Purposeful Networking For Introverts and I Can Connect – An Introvert’s Handbook To Stress-Free Networking, as well as co-author of Turning Ideas Into Profit and Because I’m Introvert, I Triumph.
An Introverted Leader, he founded Introverts Network Singapore, a quietly growing networking community of introverts in the marketplace. He has started similar networks in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Regional Secretary (Singapore Network)
Ashley is in the business of talent acquisition and she takes personal responsibility to steward the profession.
She has always been passionate about referrals marketing. Working with both agency and client side has allowed her to gained a detailed understanding of the power of referrals in shaping and influencing opinions and perceptions. She has always enjoyed the opportunity to share resources, connect people and encourage lifelong learning.
When she is not at work, she will be spending quality time with her God and her three children.
Melverick Ng has more than 20 years in the technology industry in roles ranging from SAP consultant to tech startup founder. Currently he’s working on a new startup that aims to empower every business with AI-enabled persuasion to drive behaviour across digital touch points.
Marketing & Communications
Ray Oh is an Event Operation Manager, Financial Consultant, and President of a Business Networking Group.
Being a Father, Ray Oh’s goal is to help busy business owners, SME and individuals:
– start their retirement planning;
– connect with employees thru worksite benefits;
– achieve financial freedom and have the option to retire when they feel like it,
even with their Limited Budget and knowledge.
He especially loves photography, involves in charity works and Scuba diving.
You’ll find him pondering on ways to help SME review their employee’s medical benefits and also empowering individuals with the know-how in achieving retirement at their comfortable pace.
Regional Master Support
Master of Development (Training Development)
Hazriq Idrus is Asia’s dynamic speaker on Applied Creativity and Communication. He is known for his ability to connect with an international audience. Hazriq uses interactive theatre improvisation approaches in his delivery that creates high-energy and unique presentations; delivered to your audience in a way they will never forget.
In his keynote address, Hazriq not only explains to audiences how they can meet their desired objectives but also demonstrates the techniques they need to do so. He also has his audiences practice with the hilarious power of theatre improvisation activities. This makes his session fun and accelerates learning.
If your organisation, association or industry struggles with any of the following issues, then using Hazriq as a keynote speaker for your next event may be what you need.
Armen R Rahman
Armen credits his creative streak and knowledge on media and communication from his stint as a student of Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Mass Communication diploma course.
He was in the creative industry for 10 years as a web, print, set and sound designer, as well as a video producer and scriptwriter, before embarking on entrepreneurship and establishing his own businesses. Using social media as a means of communicating and establishing relationships with fellow peers has taught him the power of online communication platforms. Hence, he uses this opportunity to establish mutually beneficial connections with many business peers.
Joy Hou is a Registered Psychologist who takes a special interest in the mental and emotional well-being of individuals. Her work experience includes providing counselling services for individuals who seek emotional and psychological support. Joy also currently conducts mental health-related talks and workshops in schools, and corporate and community organizations. Her strength as a counsellor and facilitator is in her ability to quickly build rapport with individuals with her warmth and enthusiasm.
Joy loves animals, especially doggies. When not at work, she enjoys exploring food places with her husband. Spending time at cafes, reading a good book also rejuvenates her.
Sin Kok Wai
Creative Content-Making Geek
Now he enjoys his private time with his two children while helping clients get their brand noticed online. A big contrast with the days of getting commissioned photographing for local and international publications.
A sponsor and committee of B60 Charity Run 2017-18, Kok Wai’s goal is to support busy and ambitious business owner on their marketing work, even with their limited time and lack of marketing know-how.
He especially loves kids, playing the guitar, reading and exploring with software. You’ll find him pondering on finding effective ways to help retainer clients business grow.
Connect with him directly on Messenger
Remus Zhong believes that every introvert has a wealth of useful knowledge within them, and that the world will benefit greatly when they share their insightful thoughts and brilliant ideas.
To assist in this, Remus makes it his business to make their quiet voices heard, their potent writings seen, and their unassuming presences felt – as a trainer, consultant, and coach specialising in Introvert Communications.
He is also the author of The Introvert Teacher, a book that aims to help introverts understand, accept and embrace themselves for who they are, as well as guide them towards becoming highly effective communicators.
Andrew is the founder of Wasabi Consulting and The Anxious Executive initiative. Andrew is an Australian national who has worked with multi-national companies in Asia, Australia, Europe and
the USA. After a 25 year career in the corporate world, he started his own consulting business in 2018. He works with clients on sales and marketing transformation and training programs, coaching programs, Cultural
Intelligence (CQ) and inter-personal skills development.
Andrew is also a certified Cultural Intelligence (CQ) trainer. He has lived in Australia, Europe and Asia and has proudly called Singapore home for over 6 years.
Andrew describes himself as the ‘Chief Introvert’ of a program that works with Introverts in business to embrace their introversion (The Anxious Executive). Andrew is energised and rejuvenated by scuba diving, travel (including being alone in big cities), music and learning to embrace his own introversion.
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