What We Do

Catalyse is the corporate advisory, consulting and training arm of Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE).

We partner with organisations to build Respectful, Inclusive, Safe and Empathic (RISE) workplaces where people can truly maximise their potential.

Online Module

Online Module

Virtual instructor-led module with self-paced online learning

Policy Writing & Review

Policy Writing & Review

Review and draft anti-harassment policies and procedures

Diagnosis, Consulting & Success Evaluation

Diagnosis, Consulting & Success Evaluation

Consultation on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging – challenges, goals and success metrics

Coaching

Coaching

For parties involved in conflicts & harassment complaints

Success Evaluation

Success Evaluation

Success Metrics & Assessment

Intro

Clients

Our Team

Amy Amrita Daga
Caroline Callow
Corinna Lim
Penelope Shone
Erynn Lau
Chie van Slobbe
Robin Rheaume
Amy Amrita Daga

Amy Amrita Daga

Managing Director & Consulting Principal

Amy’s expertise lies in Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Cross Cultural Competency, Global Leadership and creating a Culture of Service within organizations. She has successfully consulted and conducted training programs in these areas for organizations across the globe, (Japan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, South Korea, Cambodia, Myanmar, UAE, Singapore, India and UK etc).

A Gold-medalist in Hotel Management for her Undergraduate studies, Amy pursued her Masters in Management at the University of Essex, UK. In addition, she holds Trainer Certifications in Culture for Business from Trompenaars Hampden-Turner (Netherlands), Global Leadership by Prof. Robert Moran (Thunderbird University, USA), Transnational Leadership by Prof. Beth Fisher-Yoshida (Columbia University, USA) and Teaching in Higher Education by Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore). She is a qualified counsellor and coach by the Association for Talent Development (USA).

In a career spanning 25 plus years, Amy has also successfully run entrepreneurial ventures in addition to working in the private and public sectors. In her previous role, before joining Catalyse, she headed two National Award winning programs presented by the National Integration Council – Diversity.Inclusion.You. (DIY) and Global Community Day (GCD).

Amy has lived and worked in India, UK and Singapore. She calls herself a ‘travelholic’ and her motto is “looking for unity within the diversity”.

Caroline Callow

Caroline Callow

Senior Organisational Development Facilitator and Trainer

An Occupational Psychologist by training, Caroline specialises in identifying bespoke opportunities for growth and change covering a broad range of topics including organisational and people development, talent management, leadership selection and assessment. She is equipped to navigate complex environments and draws from her leadership and management experience across the APAC region, Seychelles and UK.

An active member of Singapore’s OD Network, Caroline is skilled in making quick connections with people. She is committed to building high performing and respectful systems in which people achieve their fullest potential thereby improving employee experience whilst driving sustainable organisational gains.

Caroline is certified in Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Culture for Business and holds a Masters degree from Birkbeck, University of London. Registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), she holds a license in the BPS’ psychological and psychometric test user (Level A and B).

Corinna Lim

Corinna Lim

Trainer, Business Development & Executive Director of AWARE

A well respected leader in Singapore’s non-profit world, Corinna led the transformation of AWARE from a volunteer-led organisation to a professionally staffed organisation that substantially increased in size and impact. Under Corinna’s leadership, AWARE today works with all sectors of society, from individuals to civic organisations to governmental bodies to private organisations.

For more than 3 decades, Corinna’s commitment to issues such as gender-equal workplaces, workplace harassment, and domestic violence had been unwavering. On the basis of her leadership in these areas, Corinna was selected to interview Michelle Obama during the one evening Michelle was on stage in Singapore.

Corinna draws from her entrepreneurial, management and leadership experience, her expertise in law, gender equality and diversity inclusion and her Organisation Development lens (NTL Institute for Applied Behavioural Science), to provide training and consultancy in workplace harassment, diversity and inclusion and developing high performing teams.

Prior to AWARE, Corinna founded and ran a successful technology start up, Bizibody Technology, and practised law at Allen & Gledhill, Khattar Wong and Partners, and Koh Ong Partners.

Penelope Shone

Penelope Shone

Senior Facilitator & Trainer

Penny is a specialist in reputation management, culture change, strategy and performance. As a Managing Director at Citigroup and then General Electric, Penny led regional and global teams through culture change, public affairs strategy, issues management, social innovation and brand marketing for 20 years. Prior to this, she consulted for the world’s largest communications agencies with public sector, national and multinational clients in the UK and Asia.

Penny is Vice President of AWARE and a dynamic and engaging trainer who brings her love of engaging with people to Catalyse. She has in-depth knowledge of Singapore and global markets, international leadership and talent development.

She holds a Master’s degree in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, and a Master’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Stirling, UK.

Erynn Lau

Erynn Lau

Junior Executive

Erynn supports Team Catalyse as a Junior Executive, working closely with trainers to provide smooth and interactive workshops. Additionally, her role includes administration and the collation of media concerning Diversity and Inclusion.

A graduate of United World College of South East Asia, Erynn studied Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Global Politics, Math and Chinese in her International Baccalaureate Diploma to develop crucial macro-analysis skills used in her job today.

Erynn regards compassion, curiosity and a learning mindset as the essential components of her work. As an incoming student of Wellesley University, Erynn’s personal goal is to enrich her contextual knowledge of cultural, social and political factors that shape dialogue surrounding gender equality. Beyond professional development, Erynn enjoys mindfulness practice.

Previously, Erynn was chair of the Global Concerns Executive in UWC, organising successful fundraisers in support of Children’s rights such as “Jazz For Nepal”, “UWCSEA Online Day of Giving” and the “UWC Colour Run”.

Chie van Slobbe

Chie van Slobbe

Facilitator and Consultant for Business Operations

Chie is a highly experienced learning professional with a demonstrated history of delivering high impact and relevant learning solutions.

She has a strong background on learning consultation, development and delivery enhanced by her experience of working with different organisations on regional and global levels. Her expertise is on train-the-trainer programmes which was honed by her experience as a master trainer for HSBC’s core leadership programmes, where she supported 21 markets across the Asia Pacific Region.

A graduate of the Philippines’ prestigious University of the Philippines, she started her career in the airline industry before moving into a relationship management role in the banking industry. Her success as frontliner allowed her to transition to her first ever learning role as a sales and relationship management trainer. This in turn, led to a one-year stint in Vietnam which opened the doors for her to move to Hong Kong and become a leadership facilitator. Her work in the Diversity and Inclusion space, particularly the rollout of the Inclusive Leadership programme in Standard Chartered Bank, paved her connection with AWARE where she started as a volunteer a year after moving to Singapore with her family.

Chie is a certified IECL Level 2 Organisational Coach, and an accredited trainer for Everything DiSC, Facet 5 and a Human Centred Design Practitioner.

Aside from supporting Catalyse’s business operations and facilitating some of its programmes, she supports foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong and Singapore by volunteering as a coach and mentor with Uplifters.

Robin Rheaume

Robin Rheaume

Lead Trainer & Programme Development

Robin Rheaume has 20 years of experience in commercial and investment banking. She has worked in Canada, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore and has held regional responsibilities managing teams of individuals from across South Asia, South East Asia and Australia.

A self-taught programmer, in 2010 she left banking to pursue passions in forensic computing, application development and NGO work. She has assisted a wide range of NGOs, including AWARE, TWC2 and SPCA with direct volunteer support as well as development of cloud based system for management of volunteers, events and members. Robin is also a trained helpliner with the AWARE Women’s Helpline.

Originally from Montreal, Robin has lived in Singapore since 1992. She is well known in the Singapore community as the creator of The People of Singapore street photography project – a collection of images and stories similar to Humans of New York. Through this project, she humanised differences, broke down stereotypes and showcased the rich diversity that exists at all levels in Singapore society.

She is an engaging and experienced facilitator and Catalyse Consulting’s lead curriculum developer.

Testimonials

This has by far been the most engaging and enlightening anti-harassment training I’ve attended – and I’ve been to a lot of these throughout my HR career! The content was wonderful, relevant and not dry. I received lots of good feedback from the team during and after the presentation. Thanks so much for the level of quality you delivered!

A global game developer and publisher, Los-Angeles-based

The facilitator/trainer was one of the best I’ve encountered so far. She was open, sensitive and clearly the right person to be conducting a D&I workshop. I really appreciated the open questions, her informed perspectives and her ability to very naturally create a space in which everyone felt comfortable to participate. Thank you!

An arts and culture organisation, Singapore-based

The workshop facilitated by Catalyse was among the top-rated sessions in my leadership offsite. The workshop offered new approaches and languages to deepen the trust level in the organisation. We are looking to gradually scale this learning so more people can benefit from this framework. Highly recommended to any organisation that is looking to build a high-performing team while cultivating an inclusive culture.

A global travel tech company, San-Francisco-based

An excellent facilitator who managed to lead the workshop discussions (on a potentially sensitive topic) with professionalism and grace; numerous positive feedbacks were received from the participants…

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

The trainer understood our organizational challenges very well, … [ensuring that] our team members were united toward clear organizational goals after participating in this interactive workshop.

Konica Minolta

The workshop hit the perfect tone, providing an interactive setting in which the attendees were able to learn from the wealth of knowledge and experience that [Catalyse] brought to the table.

Management Consulting Firm

I want to thank you for one of the most entertaining and effective talks I had attended on Workplace Harassment … You delivered the talk with aplomb!

Katoen Natie

Catalyse provided much-needed clarity, and immediately after our meeting, we adopted and put in place harassment and anti-retaliation policies … One of the biggest takeaway for us is the appreciation that harassment must be dealt with at the level of the organisation, and not just the individuals.

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catalyse@catalyse.sg

5 Dover Crescent #01-22,
Singapore 130005