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Paul Heng is the Founding Managing Director and an Executive Coach of NeXT Career Consulting Group, Asia and NeXT Corporate Coaching Services (, the Asia Pacific partner of arbóra Global Career Partners (, a global organization of over 20 professional coaching and career management firms. 


Paul has been awarded the Certified Solution Focused Coach (CSFC) by the Canadian Council of Professional Certification, Canada.  




For the past 20+ years, Paul has been counselling and coaching corporate-sponsored outplaced candidates of varying levels of seniority, ranging from CEO/MDs, to executive assistants. These candidates consist of Asians, and executives from many parts of the world, including America, Europe and the Middle-East. Many have transitioned successfully to new roles, both within and outside the corporate arena. Others have benefitted from Paul’s experience and unconventional approach and successfully “re-invented” themselves and found new challenges and greater happiness in both their personal and professional lives. 



A published author (“Jump Start your Career, Prentice Hall), Paul’s views on career management, outplacement, executive coaching and human resource topics are often sought after by the media. His articles on those topics are also regularly published in the media. He has been invited to appear on television as well as radio talk shows to share his experience in his fields of expertise. He is fluent in both spoken English and Mandarin and speaks basic Malay. 



A firm believer in ‘giving back’, Paul is an active Rotarian, and a Past-President of the Rotary Club of Bugis Junction in Singapore. He held pro-bono leadership roles with the “Make-A-Wish Foundation (Singapore), including that of Board Chair. He is also a supporter/fund raiser of the Care Corner Orphanage in Chiangmai and Dementia Singapore ( He is currently a Board member & the Chair of the HR sub committee of the latter. Paul is an initiator and champion of charity fund raising events. 


 Leena Tan - Senior Consultant 



Leena is a Senior Career Consultant/Executive Coach with NeXT Career Consulting Group, Asia and NeXT Corporate Coaching Services (, the Asia Pacific partner of arbóra Global Career Partners (, a global organization of over 20 professional coaching and career management firms. 


She is a certified Solutions Focused Coach and accredited to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) tool.


Prior to this, Leena held regional corporate leadership roles in industries as diversified as Healthcare, Print Solutions, Aerospace & Manufacturing.  She is fluent in English and Mandarin.

She participates regularly in community-based projects. 











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