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Finding your Ikigai – Creating Meaning in Your Career (CCE Friends)

  • Centre for Career Excellence 112 Middle Rd, #08-01 Midland House Singapore 188970 (map)


Ikigai is a Japanese word meaning “a reason for being”, encompassing joy, a sense of purpose and a feeling of well-being. Combining the Japanese words “iki”, meaning life and “gai”, meaning value or worth, ikigai is essentially about finding your purpose in life.

Explore these element via Points of You, the Coaching game and Punctum to get insights and visualise findings about these elements:

– What you love
– What you are good at
– What the world needs
– What you can be paid for

About the Facilitator

Viya Chen

Professional Certified Coach, ICF | Gallup-Certified Strengths Platinum

Viya is the founder of StrengthsBusiness Coaching & Consultancy Singapore, a small red dot company with a big dream – to enable people to maximize their strengths and perform their best self to achieve the goal in business and life. She is also a member of the Thunderbird Educator Network, Executive Coach of Global Leadership Program, and the Chief Strategic Officer of International Coach Academy of Asia.

Viya has 20+ years corporate management experience in the APMEA region, a highly skilled regional business leader of facilitating brand and strategic development across different culture. She is currently working as business and executive coach, facilitating trainer and speaker.

She contributes her experiences on combining business strategy, strengths coaching models, facilitating training for business performance and leadership development to support her clients to create the vision, pursuit their passions, set up milestones, identify priorities and fulfill their dreams of achieving business, career, wealth and life goals. In addition to her Strengths Coach Certificate from Gallup, PCC credential from International Coach Federation and CPCP accredited by International Coach Academy, she has also awarded ACTA from WDA, an association of Singapore government. Viya holds a Master degree in marketing management from Michigan State University and received global leadership certificate from Thunderbird Management University, USA. She is also a certified University lecturer by Ministry of Education, Taiwan and guest speaker of Jao Tong University, Shanghai China.