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Bamboo Being believes that connection is at the heart of how people learn and grow. We love partnering with others near and far to co-create experiences that move people.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. 

Helen Keller

Meet Our Partners

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Marina Illich Ph.D.

Executive Coach, Team Coach & Facilitator

  • Communication & Influencing Skills, Leading Innovation, Executive Presence, Women's Executive Development.

  • 10+ years coaching in high-tech, biotech, financial services and professional services. Passionate about supporting leaders to unlock greater impact in alignment with their values.

  • MA & Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York City. PCC credential from the International Coaching Federation. Certified as an integral coach through New Ventures West.

  • Raised in NYC, I currently live in Silicon Valley with my husband. I love to swim, hike and travel, and I enjoy a regular meditation practice.



Sue Braithwaite

Coach, Faculty, Facilitator

  • Coaching and development to support people to integrate their own longing and passion with organisational and wider social needs. 

  • 20 years management experience in global pharmaceutical outsourcing, 15 years strategic consulting coaching and integral development. 

  • BA in Theology, Oxford University; PCC Credential with ICF; Enneagram Professional with IEA.

  • Located in the UK and working to bring coaching and personal development opportunities to hitherto under-served communities.​

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Jason Lai

Executive Coach & Leadership Coach

  • Experienced in Leadership Coaching through my Conducting Leadership workshop, also offering intergral alignment work in presence and presentation coaching. 

  • A conductor in leadership role for over 25 years, and now also a coach and facilitator helping others to connect to their inner strength.

  • A graduate of Oxford University and a New Ventures West coach. In the middle of a counselling degree with Monash university.

  • I am also a TV presenter working for CNA and BBC, and have been invited to give keynotes internationally on leadership through the lens of a conductor.



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David Turberfield

Executive Coach, Safety Leadership Coach & Facilitator

  • Integral coaching for executives, team coaching, safety leadership coaching, and master facilitator based in Singapore.

  • 25 years' experience with multinational consultancy companies and currently Executive Director and advisor to a number of regional businesses involved in corporate wellness and mindfulness, training and facilitation and sustainability consulting.

  • BA (Hons), MSc (National University of Wales), Integral Coach and ICF Certified coach.

  • Deep understand of the corporate world, bringing an exceptional and uncommon combination of business proficiency and mindfulness into his Coaching.

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Chris Galea

Executive Coach & Leadership Development

  • Integral coaching for Executives, Leadership, Teams, and Individuals focused on deep, sustainable growth and development pathways to support the authentic ‘you’.

  • A business leader with a unique depth and breadth of experience covering over 35 years of senior management experience in major corporates across 75+ countries.

  • An honours degree in Psychology consolidated with extensive training and development work across key areas from neurobiology to cognitive development.

  • Living in Asia for 25 years, passionate about coaching, mentoring, and leadership across multiple categories including sports, education, and more.


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Anisha Kaul

Team and Leadership Coach and Facilitator

  • Leadership Teams, Senior Leaders and Emerging Leaders. 

  • Ex-consultant focused on change management, human performance and strategy consulting. 

  • MSc Organisational Psychology (City University, London), BSc (Hons) Psychology (University College London).

  • Lives in Singapore, enjoys traveling, cycling, baking and spending time with family.


B. Hersch

Narrative Doula and Communication Strategist

  • I develop powerful narratives so that you're backed with enthusiasm by the audiences that matter most.

  • 20+ years as a multi-disciplinary storytelling and reputational strategist. Specialising in high-impact humanizing narratives that master positioning and unearth and establish effective comms practices for individual leaders and organizations.

  • BA Art History & Semiotics Brown University, MSc. Media & Comms Policy The London School of Economics, Oxford’s Skoll Centre's 1st Startup Storytelling Fellow and an Integral Coach.

  • Passionate about the transformational power of story. Raised in Manhattan, grew up in London and worked in Bangladesh. Proud to call Singapore home.


Cathy Johnson

Coach training Faculty, Executive Coach

  • Using Integral coaching to support individuals and leaders in improved communication and role transitions. Working with senior leaders to C-Suite executives. 

  • Corporate leadership roles in New York, Chicago, and Singapore – most recently Head of Marketing of a NASDAQ-listed company (GSOL, now acquired by Blackstone.)

  • MBA (Kenan-Flagler Business School), BA (University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill), Professional Coach Certification (ICF - PCC, New Ventures West).

  • Lived in Singapore more than 24 years, and love challenging crossword puzzles, miniature dachshunds, riveting page-turners, and plants, trees and flowers.​


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Jouliie Subotky Papadopoulos

Executive Coach, Leadership Development Facilitator, Entrepreneur

  • Specialities: Entrepreneurship, Transition and change, Psychology. 

  • Business experience: Entrepreneur / Business founder / CEO / Author / Speaker. 

  • Education: Master's in Psychology, Integral Coach,  Internal Family Systems,

  • Two boys, From New York, Living in Paris, Summers in Aspen; Enjoy yoga, skiing, outdoors.


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Sumitra Pasupathy

Executive Coach, Philanthropy Advisor, Social Entrepreneur, Community Facilitator

  • Supporting the inner development with integral coaching for founders, executives, leaders by strengthening their awareness and understanding of self and others in order to create greater positive impact for all.

  • A C-suite leader with 30+ years global experience in both private and citizen sectors. Focused on innovation and societal system-change for the good of all. Passionate about supporting purpose-led journeys in philanthropy, family offices, corporations & civil society.

  • Chemical Engineer (Cambridge, MA, MEng), MBA (INSEAD), Coaching for Development (University of Cape Town, GSB), Business of Sustainability Certification (Institute of Sustainable Leadership).

  • Malaysian in Singapore/Netherlands, mom of 3 boys, spiritual learner, speaker, writer, Alumni Skoll Forum Fellow, patent holder. Passionate about nature, dance, and providing thought leadership in articles and podcasts.

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