Management/ Principal Trainers
CCT's Management Team
The Centre for Cognitive Technologies (CCT) is made up of a team of highly experienced and talented individuals who believe in excelng in what they do, and dedicating their lives to helping others realise their full potential. Trained in some of the top institutions in the world, be it in an academia or sports context, our management team all have an impeccable track record in corporations, entrepreneurship and various sporting arenas. In other words, they excel both in business and in sports.
Drawing from their combined expertise in psychology, corporate management, entrepreneurship, information technology and sports performance, they bring a refreshing perspective and valuable insights into how a corporation or individual can excel. Learn from such 'champions in business, sports and life' to be the best you can be!
Teo Yew Chye, Founder/ Consulting Psychologist
A cognitive psychologist by training, Yew Chye was a former researcher with the Psychology Department, University of Western Australia. He is a Certified Master Trainer in a web-based version of learning styles developed by Performance Concepts International (US) particularly for both the corporate and youth markets. In addition, Yew Chye is also an accredited Facilitator in the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI Qualified, APT Qualifying Training Program, 2003).
Yew Chye’s life-long interest in human learning has led him to earn a Certificate in ‘Introduction to Critical Thinking for Instruction and Learning’ from the Foundation for Critical Thinking (US), the leading international group for the teaching of thinking skills in the world. He has also received professional certification in Multiple Intelligences in Classroom from Wide World/ Harvard University (US).
Previously, Yew Chye was the Founding Vice-Chairman, and later Chairman of the Singapore Ergonomics Society from 1986 to 1991. Between 2004 and 2005, he served as the Chairman of the LifeSkills Committee for the Boys Brigade in Singapore, as well as a Council Member/Acting Treasurer of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).
In terms of professional involvement, Yew Chye was the first Singaporean to be admitted as a Board Member on the International Learning Styles Network (ILSN) - the leading international governing board of scientific researchers and practitioners from around the world (2003 to 2007).
In 2003, Yew Chye became the first Asian to be certified to conduct the Adaptiv/ Resilience Training for Corporation/ Youth. He is the Master Trainer in the ‘High Impact Arete’ - Resilience cum Personal Protection’ programme’ that has been critically acclaimed. Yew Chye has trained over 20,000 adults, students, teachers and parents in leadership, resilience and learning styles methodologies over the last 10 years.
In 2004, Yew Chye was awarded the recognition of Emerging Enterpreneur of the Year (2004) by CommerceNet Singapore, under the E-Global Awards. In 2005, Yew Chye was elected as a Member/ Deputy Secretary of the EXCO Committee of the elite EDB Society and continued to serve as its Secretariat until 2012. He is a Life Member of the EDB Society and the Stanford University Alumni (US).
Yew Chye’s personal passion is in the promotion of youth entrepreneurship and the life-long learning of martial arts as part of building resilience and character development. In 2005 and 2006, he served as the Panel Judge for the North-East CDC (Singapore) in the promotion of youth entrepreneurship. In addition, he facilitated the set up of a Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) at Anderson Junior College, and served as a Mentor. In 2006, he was instrumental in the founding of the Faber-Castell Akademie, a division of the 245-year old German conglomerate.
Yew Chye has authored the highly acclaimed Workbook on ‘Fighting off Test Anxiety’, written for parents and teachers to impart both cognitive and behavioural skills to their young charges (published by Pearson Education). It is published in Singapore, Taiwan and soon to be China. Previously, Yew Chye had been a Senior Officer with the Economic Development Board of Singapore; Special Assistant to CEO for the YCH Group; Special Assistant to CEO for Tan Tock Seng Hospital; Advisor, Singapore Engineers; Senior Manager, Wuthelam Group; and Senior Vice-President, HorizonContactOne.
Yew Chye is a self made multi-millionnaire who has dedicated the rest of his life to grooming social entrepreneurs as agents of social change. As a life-long martial artist (over 32 years), Yew Chye holds a black belt in Taekwondo, and received formal training in Savate and Wing Chun. He is a certified instructor in Dynamic Combat Method (level 2) and the highest ranking kapap instructor in Asia (level 4). Yew Chye was the first in Asia Pacific to become a certified Gracie Combative Instructor, a certified National Rifle Association (NRA) weapons instructor, and a fully certified Catch Wrestler.
Qin Yunquan, Partner/ Behavourial Consultant
Yunquan is a Science Graduate in Bio-Engineering (Honours) and a Certified Behavioural Consultant in personality testing/ leadership development using the DISC psychometric tool. She is a Social Entrepreneur/ Activist who co-founded an Executive Safety training centre in Malaysia, Modern Street Combatives Sdn Bhd, that counts MNCs like Shell Malaysia, ExxonMobil Malaysia, etc as some of its esteemed clients. She believes passionately that one of the best ways to build leadership and social entrepreneurship in companies and schools is through an experiential approach rather than through a typical classroom setting. As a National Athlete (wrestling) representing Singapore, she is well placed to promote the practice of sports to enhance both leadership and mental resilience. Yunquan is today CEO Designate of Singapore’s top self defense school, Kapap Academy Pte Ltd.
As a martial artist, Yunquan is a Kapap level 1 instructor certified by Major Avi Nardia himself, as well as a certified Executive Bodyguard by both Colonel Chaim and Major Avi Nardia. Specializing in ladies and children self defense, Yunquan teaches the use of specially selected biomechanics and principles of engagement that are critical for a smaller person to defend against a much larger opponent. Yunquan is a passionate social advocate against human trafficking and violence against women and instructs regularly at ladies groups such as UN Women, AWARE (Singapore's premier ladies interest group), and the Girls Brigade in personal protection skills.
Yunquan is the Assistant Instructor in Kapap level 1 instructorship held bi- annually at Kapap Academy Singapore. Yunquan is currently studying with the top grappling/ Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in the world, the renowned Gracie Academy (US)/ University. She is the first lady in Asia Pacific to be awarded a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by the Gracie Academy, and is a certified Gracie Combatives Instructor. Her previous martial arts background was in wushu.
Yunquan is first lady to become a certified Trainer in Catch Wrestling under the legendary British and European champion wrestler, Billy Robinson. She is also the Representative Instructor in Asia for the undefeated Mixed Martial Arts champion, Bas Rutten. She is also a certified Rehabilitation Trainer for sports and martial arts related injuries.
In 2013, Yunquan became a local champion competitor in both wrestling and grappling when she competed and came in second at the Singapore Combat Championship and the National Wrestling Open Trials 2013 .
Yunquan is the co-founder/ Secretary of the Kapap Federation Asia– the regional organization set up to establish and maintain standards for the practice and development of Kapap throughout Asia.
Henry Koh, Partner/ Consultant
Henry Koh is a seasoned entrepreneur and graduate from Stanford University (B. Sc. Electrical Eng and B. A. Economics) where he studied under the Singapore Government’s Overseas Merit Scholarship. After his return to Singapore, he became a national champion in Fencing, a SEA Games medalist and started dreaming about building software companies.
After a stint in the Singapore Civil Service, he turned to building businesses related to two of his passions – Computer Science and Fencing. To date, he has been building companies and writing software for over 10 years.
Henry has numerous medals in his Fencing career as an athlete and coach. He was a double bronze medalist at the 2003 South East Asia Games in Vietnam and has coached athletes into the Singapore National Team. He is a NCAP 2 certified coach, and is also a registered coach under the SSC/MOE Sports Education Program (SEP). He also possesses a Coaching Diploma with the International Fencing Federation (FIE).
Henry does software consultancy for SMEs to provide business IT solutions. Specializing in rapid prototyping and deployment of open-source packages, his key value-add has been to help clients to achieve their business goals cost effectively and time efficiently. When specific solutions are required, he and his development team have built software systems deployable over web and mobile platforms, to address a wide range of business needs.
"The more one forgets himself -- by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love--the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself. What is called self-actualization is not an attainable aim at all, for the simple reason that the more one would strive for it, the more he would miss it. In other words, self-actualization is possible only as a side-effect of self-transcendence.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy and author of Man's Search for Meaning, (1905 - 1997)