Introverts Network Asia

Redefining 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.

 

VISION

To be Asia’s leading professional networking platform for introverts, allowing members to purposefully connect while empowering them to impact the marketplace and community. 
 


MISSION

To provide introverts in Asia with the excellent environment for purposeful interactions, learning and business transactions through various networking, training, mentoring and self-development programmes.
 

PURPOSE STATEMENT

We strive to create a positive and nurturing environment where introverts can gain confidence in social interaction, interpersonal communications, and develop leadership potential. 


Meet Our Team

INA HQ

As the founding city of Introverts Network Asia, it is not surprising that the INA HQ comprises of the stalwart founding members as well.

Executive Team

Mervin Yeo

Founder (Singapore Network)

A contributing author in the New York Times best-seller Masters of Networking, Mervin is consulted by network leaders and organisers of networking events.

A Certified Behavioural and Career Consultant, he is co-author of “Turning Ideas Into Profit”, and author of “Purposeful Networking For Introverts” as well as “I Can Connect – An Introvert’s Handbook To Stress-Free Networking.”

His latest book “Because I’m Introvert, I Triumph” is co-authored with fellow members of the Introverts Network which he founded in 2013.

Mervin has started numerous networking communities and groups by himself or in collaboration with other leaders of influence, but many will agree that the most significant and much talked about community is the Introverts Network Singapore which he founded in May 2013.

He has started similar networking communities for introverts in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and the Philippines and has plans to develop these in other cities in the region under Introverts Network Asia.

As a Master Facilitator of Leadership Agility programmes for corporate executives, Mervin currently sits on the management team of a leadership development training company as its Executive Director (Regional).

Ashley Choo

Admin & Finance


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

Technology


Melverick has than 20 years in the technology industry in roles ranging from ERP, marketing tech and digital transformation. His current role is in the developing and implementation of the digital transformation plan for SMEs to achieve growth & efficiency as the company adopt the tools of a digital business.

Ray Oh

Programme & Events; Country Representative (Singapore)


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.

Sin Kok Wai

Communications

Sin Kok Wai, ThePufferfish Pte Ltd
Kok Wai is a photographer, media trainer, content producer and almost a website 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 core 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

Rusydi Arsyraf

Marketing & Publicity

From being a scientist in a children’s hospital to working in media production, Rusydi has stumbled into several professions in the world of biochemical genetics, video marketing, and recently more into content strategy and copywriting.

A lot of these experiences were helpful (in a way) as an introvert, as most of them were behind the scenes. (Hooray to quiet time and introversion!)

As a marketing and content strategist, Rusydi’s work involves promoting several players in the personal development field, namely – Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, and T. Harv Eker’s signature Millionaire Mind Intensive Programme to Singapore.

So look for him if you need your marketing or copywriting stuff sorted out.

(Disclaimer: He’s not some mega-marketing GURU but he’ll do what he can to help)

Regional Leadership

Ety

Country Representative (Indonesia)

Ety

Ety works as a Procurement in the export-import industry. She is 35 years old and has previously worked as an English Teacher. She is a hardcore tea drinker, enjoys listening to music, culinary and travel. She is open-minded and loves learning new things.

WA: +6285778965490

Dee Tercias

Country Representative (Philippines)

Dee Tercias

Dee Tercias is a Licensed Financial Advisor, Professional Interior Designer, and mom of a very adorable 4-year old son.
 
An International Quality Awardee in 2018, Dee Tercias’s goal is to help aspiring Filipino families and mid-sized businesses achieve financial freedom even with their very busy schedules and myriad priorities.
 
She especially loves watching romantic comedies, spending time at the beach, and savouring salmon sashimi.
 
You’ll often find her pondering on ways to empower more SMEs and Filipino families with sensible financial plans.

Strategic Partners

Affiliates

Joy Hou

Registered Psychologist


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. 

Elroy Tan

KEO, Director, Esniche Real Estate Consultants Pte Ltd

Elroy Tan

An accomplished professional trainer and coach and WDA certified, he has been a hands-on practitioner in the real estate industry for over 30 years. Proficient in English and a linguist in Mandarin, his life and mindset changing training subjects include presentation skills, motivational sales and marketing, event  and  project  communications,  interpersonal and team building as well as organisational empowerment strategies. 

Many participants who have benefited from his training and programmes consider him as a down-to- earth reality trainer and coach, highly talented and inspiring in impacting heart & mind change to do better in the market and work places. He specialises in small group facilitation and follow-through programmes designed to ensure success in the process of unlearning, learning and relearning in one’s life journey. 

Remus Zhong

Remus Zhong

Remus Zhong believes that every introvert has a wealth of useful knowledge within them, and that the world will benefit greatly when their insightful thoughts and brilliant ideas are shared
 
To further this cause, 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 Parker

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.

Connect with Andrew through www.wasabi-consulting.com or www.theanxiousexecutive.com.

Hazriq Idrus

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.

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INSPIRATION & INTERACTION SG Sep 2019 6:30 pm
INSPIRATION & INTERACTION SG Sep 2019 @ TBC
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
INSPIRATION & INTERACTION SG Sep 2019 @ TBC | Singapore | Singapore | SG
INSPIRATION. INTERACTION. IMPACT Introverts want to socialise too! Get inspired by some introverts who share their introvert stories. Despite their introversion, they achieve sucess in their business, career and life in general in this extroverted[...]
Leisure Connection SG Sep – Bowling 3:00 pm
Leisure Connection SG Sep – Bowling @ TBA
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Leisure Connection SG Sep - Bowling @ TBA | Singapore | Singapore | SG
Just a causal bowling session. Play + chit chat 😀 Not looking for expert. If expert, pls share tip to newbies 🙏😀   REGISTRATION Connect and register your interest here   INQUIRY If you have[...]

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