A Second RISEUP Conference? You Must Be Joking…


After a severe infection threw me into total darkness for three full years,

I lost everything I had built over 16 years in the leadership development and speaking space.

When I returned to the speaking scene in early 2022,

I returned with a weak body, nothing much in my bank account, no job, no projects, no momentum, all these on top of the pandemic.

It was a blank canvas that was scary, and the question in my mind was,

๐™’๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐˜ฟ๐™ค ๐™„ ๐™‚๐™ค ๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™ง๐™š?

And I have every right to call it a day.


๐Ÿญ. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒโ€ฆ

The first idea was to launch an event to bring peopleย together, and there was tons of unsureness in me,

After much deliberation, we launched the first RISEUP Conference on 29 July 2022.

+ It was a ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ญ๐—ฌ idea to launch our first conference in the week Singapore opened up from Covid.
+ I still remember how our guests attended the event with the masks still on throughout the event.
+ And to many who attended, our RISEUP event was their first post-Covid event.


๐Ÿฎ. ๐——๐—ผ ๐—œ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐—ป๐—ฒ?

I was super hesitant.

I thought I was done with the first one. Lolโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜…

But it happened.

We launched our 2nd RISEUP Conference on 28 July 2023, which coincided with my birthday, exactly one year after Singapore walked out from Covid.

Much got to do with the strong positive reviews, encouragement and support from my conference partner, volunteers, clientele and people who showed up.

I knew I had to do this, and I am grateful for the tremendous support.


๐Ÿฏ. ๐—”๐—ป ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—จ๐—ฃ ๐Ÿš€ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜?

Wellโ€ฆ. People have been asking for the next one in 2024.

It was a humble journey from nearly losing my life, wanting to give it all up, starting with nothing, and slowly building a RISEUP movement,

And we are having a signature RISEUP Conference and movement that brings people together into one space.

I only had an idea and a big one.

And it seems so unreal that I am doing it ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ช.


๐Ÿฐ. ๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ผโ€ฆ

๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—จ๐—ฃ is in the Human Leadership space, and we still have much to do to humanise leadership and the workplace in this brand-new world we live in today.

If you are willing, do check out our RISEUP Conference highlight in this video or check us out atย www.riseupglobal.co

As I always love to say this, leadership and people are a movement, not a programme.

How can RISEUP support your movement in this brand-new world?


This is ๐—๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ต@๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—จ๐—ฃ Signing Off.
May You ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ, ๐—™๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ In The Brand New World.