Mr. David Yeh Jr.
Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer
”When we get egoistic with ourselves, humble ourselves with humanity.“
David is an ardent advocate of positive change, with years of experience applying Life Transformation Strategies. He has made his life purpose to inspire and empower individuals, seeing to it that they find fulfillment in everything they do. His sense of mission stems from the experiences in his life, having overcome hardship and tragedy.
He embodies the core principles that make up DRI. As the founder and Chief Empowerment Officer (CEO), David plays a key role in DRI, leading its vision, and ensuring that the institute is making an impact. He also serves as an external liaison, working with a number of counselors and life coaches within the region, so as to be a leading driver within the industry.
David received a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Southern California, and has had extensive experience as an entrepreneur, and in the financial world. He is also qualified by the Strategic Intervention Advance Elite Coach Training and has had wide range of exposure in handling complicated relationship issues.
In 2021, David is honored to receive the Distinguished Salespeson Award from the Hong Kong Management Association. This award is affiliated with the Sales & Marketing Executives International of the United States. It is always referred to as the Oscars of the sales industry.
Mr. Francis Ngai
Francis is Honorary Secretary and Vice-President of Hong Kong Computer Society in charge of Industry Relations, founding three industry sub-committees, namely, Retail, Travel & Transportation, and Construction industry. Currently, he is sitting on advisory boards in various companies and organizations as well as being a doctorate degree candidate in HKUST with Innovation and Digital Transformation as his focus of research.
He was the General Manager of IBM China/Hong Kong Limited, overseeing IBM’s business and strategic development in Hong Kong. Establishing the IBM Innovation Center in Science Park and nurturing customer innovation partnership programs were his signature achievements other than growing the business for HK during his capacity. Consultancy and implementation of digital transformation programs for clients were IBM’s one of the major business portfolios. Francis is always acknowledged as a transformational leader. He was the one integrating the Digital Sales and Commercial salesforce in IBM.
Francis retired from IBM in October 2021 after his 34 years of service. He joined IBM in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, and International Business from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He ever worked in various roles in sales, channel, and technical functions in IBM. Francis left IBM once to EMC for four years in 2000 as the HK General Manager, Channel Director for South China, and Sales Director for Industrial Sector in China, and then rejoined IBM in 2004.
Francis himself is also an active participant in the Hong Kong community and IT industry. Other than HKCS, he is also appointed as the Chairman of the HK ICT Award 2021 organized by the Government. He is also a member of the Cyberport Advisory Board, vicechairman of the eMPF Technology Committee in Institutes of Financial Technologist of Asia (IFTA), Chairman of the Curriculum Advisory Board of Data Science Business School of Hang Seng University, board advisors of the University of Hong Kong Business School, CUHK MBA Business School, while also serving the Community Chest as member in the Fund Allocation Committee.
Mr. Eric Sampson
As a Coach and Corporate Training Consultant since 2008, Eric coaches and mentors clients to enhance their effectiveness in life and at work, develop their executive presence and leadership skills, and define and achieve their longer-term goals. He regularly works with senior executives up to ‘C’ suite level, individually and in groups, both in Hong Kong and across Asia Pacific.
His philosophy is respect and empathy for people, and their needs are core to his client centred approach. Deeply understanding clients, being flexible and sensitive while offering a fresh perspective, gives them a safe platform to grow, and develop the skills to progress and succeed.
Eric was born and grew up in Hong Kong, moved to New Zealand in 1979 and returned ‘home’ to HK in 1994. His Eurasian upbringing in a multi-cultural family and environment, combined with 40 years international and local work experience gives him the ability to engage with people at all levels of seniority; bridging cultural, language and geographic boundaries, and across a diverse range of personalities, philosophies and professions.
When he’s not working, Eric enjoys life with his wife and family on lovely Lamma Island, walking Lily the dog, enjoying a swim at the beach and when possible, indulging his passion for fishing!
Eric’s qualifications include: Diploma in Business Studies (University of Paisley) Executive Diploma in Corporate Coaching-Merit (University of Hong Kong), Certified NLP Practitioner, Gallup Strengths Finder Coaching, and a Certificate in Counselling (St John’s Counselling Services).
Mr. Kenneth Cheung
Senior Transformational Coach
Kenneth is a passionate and empathetic coach, who is an expert in building high-EQ, collaborative, and coaching-style leaders. He strives to support his clients to foster a culture of high trust, collaboration and resilience at both team and organizational levels and achieve outstanding results.
Over the past 9 years, Kenneth has provided leadership development services for different clients in Hong Kong, China and SE Asia, covering topics on Emotional Intelligence, coaching-style leadership, multi-generational collaboration, design thinking, workplace communications, change management and career development. As an ICF Certified Coach since 2016, Kenneth has provided coaching to over 350 senior executives, leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs.
Kenneth previously served as the Hong Kong office head of an international NGO. He also had diverse cross-cultural and cross-functional project management experiences in the construction and logistics industries.
Kenneth received his Master’s degree in Management Science from Stanford University (USA). He was the first corporate coach in Hong Kong certified in Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ). In addition, he is a Certified Practitioner on Six Seconds EQ, MHS EQ-i 2.0/ EQ 360, Career Direct and Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile.
Miss Kit Shum
Expressive Arts Therapist
“No matter what kind of situation you are in or what kind of people you meet, they are your mirrors, and everything happened is training your mind..”