Khoo Swee Chiow Book as a speaker/entertainer for your next event
Key Points for Khoo Swee Chiow
- Khoo Swee Chiow is an adventurer who demonstrates how values of vision, teamwork, courage and determination hold true.
- Has tackled some of the world's most dangerous landscapes including Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro.
- In 2002, won the Singapore National Youth Award for Sports and Adventure.
- In July 2012 became the first SE Asian to reach the summit of K2 in Pakistan.
- Author of 5 books.
- Is actively involved in charity and community work.
Topics for Khoo Swee Chiow
- Preparations in meeting challenges
- Life-long learning
- Performing under pressure
- Handling failure
- Achieving peak performance
Testimonials for Khoo Swee Chiow
In any environment, the values of vision, teamwork, courage and determination holds true. These are skills that all leaders should embrace and apply in their business objectives. Your session was thought-provoking and truly inspirational. Many of my colleagues commented on how much they enjoyed your session and how it resonated with them.
Regional CEO, Singapore and South East Asia
Standard Chartered Bank
Swee Chiow is an excellent living example of daring to dream. He has the guts, grit and gumption to pursue his dream, overcoming all odds and moving on to new challenges. He is an example of the CAN-DO spirit.
Chairman & CEO
Keppel Offshore & Marine
Khoo’s overwhelming positive nature is one crucial factor that we had a successful and safe quest to Mt. Everest in 2006. His thoughts, words, and actions personify this character throughout our expedition and he radiates a strong sense of assurance to the team that nothing is insurmountable. He is a role model to those who seek accomplishments beyond their dreams.
Executive Chairman & CEO & Everest Summiter
LKT Industrial Berhad, Malaysia
Business, like life itself, is a series of challenges and targets. Swee Chiow embodies how determination and enthusiasm can reduce the toughest of goals into a realistic objective: a valuable lesson for business...and life.
Swire Beverages, China
Swee Chiow is truly inspirational in his approach to goal setting & achievement. He is a role model for all in the audience. He brings out the practical aspects and lessons learnt of both success & failure. The way the application of his philosophy can be applied in the business world is truly inspirational. Thanks for motivating the Asia Region team.
Asia Region Manager
Caterpillar Asia Pte Ltd
Swee Chiow is very inspiring. He shares his experience and paints a vivid picture on how he achieves his dreams. It's a story of leadership, commitment and teamwork. Success is taking one step at a time to reach the goal. Nothing beats hearing the story from a local boy who has reached top of the world literally.
VP, Personal Systems Group
Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific
Your session was inspiring and provided our leaders a different perspective of team work, leadership and passion for achievement. It offers useful lessons which can help them achieve their business objectives and ambitions.
IBM ASEAN/South Asia Region
Your messages were very succinct and relevant and you were able to convey that through sharing your experiences which really made the messages come alive. You have the ability to connect with the audience, no easy task given the fact that we're all from many different countries throughout Asia and the US. Your casual, easy and personal style resonates well. You were able to be "one of us", and not just another speaker on stage, and that makes your delivery come across so much more impact.
VP & MD
Asia Pacific Sales and Marketing, Seagate
For an individual who has scaled great heights and challenged the limits, Swee Chiow is an unassuming and amiable person and a very engaging speaker. His insights into the key ingredients for success draw many parallels with the business world and he delivers his message in a very simple yet effective manner. Many of the things he said struck a chord with the audience and everyone felt uplifted after his presentation. Definitely one of the best speakers we have ever engaged for our workshops.
Chief Financial Officer
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
Our delegates very much enjoyed your dynamic and highly inspirational presentation and are still talking about it. They specially like the video highlighting core values of teamwork, positive attitude and efficient execution through your experiences.
Group Head Capital Markets
Standard Chartered Bank
Swee Chiow's energetic and enlivened account of his life as an adventure certainly puts many of us to ponder and wish we had lived that part of his life. It takes great courage, strong determination, and high Adversity Quotient (AQ) to do what he had decided for his life. He shared on mind over matter and learning new skills. Certainly, we see the applications in our business world - our mind is what limit us, our skills if not sharpened or re-learned also limit us, if we do not focus on important things at critical time, it also limit or may even kill the business. Surely, Swee Chiow has lived up to his passion and we must learn from him on how to build that passion in our lives.
Fuji Xerox Singapore
The audience found your presentation very engaging and inspiring. It was fantastic to have such an adventurer speak to the group to reinforce our key messages. Yours is a story of courage and triumph, of daring to dream and taking the actions to achieve those goals. For someone so accomplished, you are extremely humble.
Senior Vice President, President
Swee Chiow is a tremendously gifted and inspiring speaker who shares from experience how you can achieve your dreams through courage, passion, commitment and tenacity. His sheer determination to achieve the extra-ordinary provided an exalting example to all of us. His experiences to pursue your dreams and adventure into new territories are a motivating force for our growth journey.
Area Director East Asia
British American Tobacco
Swee Chiow delivers an inspirational but extremely well targeted presentation. He is able to incorporate the specific interests of his audience into the flow of his presentation and link the learning from his adventures into application for the business environment.
Danone Dumex, Malaysia
Swee Chiow's determination, courage, focus and passion shine through in his journey to achieve his dreams. His talk was highly captivating, realistic and truly an inspiration to many for the challenges to come.
Tetra Pak, Malaysia
Swee Chiow is one of the extremely rare to find men, having the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet daring to go out & meet them. Appreciation is an understatement. You are one of the best speakers we have ever had at Max New York Life. It was an honor to have you speak at our council meeting. Your words profess courage & enlighten to act accordingly. When I summarise the council you turn out to be an overwhelming hit!
Managing Director & CEO
Max New York Life Insurance
The talk was tremendously inspiring to our staff - even to those of us who were hearing you for the second time. The business situation we are facing as a team is very much like your Everest ascent - full of ups and downs, and we are in it for the long haul. So it was very apt and well tailored to our context.
Procter & Gamble, ASEAN/Australasia/India
Khoo Swee Chiow – his is a beautiful and inspiring story of human endurance, courage and relentless pursuit of what's in the heart. Swee Chiow delivered a dynamic message that resonated with our delegates – drawing many parallels between the conquest of the Everest and our daily organisational life. Delegates walked away with refreshing insights and new meaning to leadership, team work, conflict resolution, as well as some questions which are best left to each to ponder and internalise. Hearing Swee Chiow was an unforgettable experience.
Kurnia Insurance, Malaysia
Swee Chiow's story is a testimonial of dare-to-dream attitude and that dreams can be made real with determination to overcome extreme difficulties. His real life examples captivated our multi-cultural audience throughout. Swee Chiow skillfully delivered our business objectives and goals in his thought-provoking speech and left the audience with a lasting motivation. His subtle sense of humour, gravitas, humility and most importantly, authenticity, really moved the entire audience. I highly recommend Swee Chiow to organizations looking for a powerful and impressive motivational speaker.
Asia Pacific President
Premier Farnell Plc
Your presentation was motivational, humorous and heartening. I have lots of positive feedback from our participants who left the meeting feeling inspired and energized. This transformation message, which was our conference theme, came through very clearly. You are a remarkable man and it was a pleasure to have you present at our meeting.
Managing Director, A&G Sales & Marketing
Swee Chiow has really inspired our customers and us with his strong messages and his positive attitude. His presentation was an affirmation of the importance of one’s determination and belief in oneself against the odds to reach the top. Khoo was able to engage the audience into an exciting ride with his life-learnt lessons and his fascinating adventures stories. He easily related them to the winning formula for business success and teamwork which created a direct relevance to our Banking enterprises.
Regional Marketing Director, Asia Pacific, Banking Division
The only way he succeeds is through extra-ordinary planning, training, risk analysis, raising finances, making tough decisions and teamwork. His stories and photographs are captivating, entertaining and at times humorous. I would strongly recommend Swee Chiow as a speaker to your company if you want to foster strong teamwork, commitment, and most of all, to stretch people ideas of what they can achieve.
Corus, Asia Pacific
Mr Khoo's life experience was both touching and inspiring. His courage reflects what the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation is all about: to serve as an inspiration to others, to encourage us to dare to dream and leave our comfort zones and to help make a difference in other peoples lives. In so doing, we get to live our short life to its fullest potential.
Nu Skin Enterprises Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei
Your talk helped us convey the essence of our conference to the sales management team from a very different perspective. It was a fascinating and inspirational experience for all of us. You have set the standard for our future conferences.
VP, Sales & Marketing
Listening to you was like a journey to the limits of human capabilities in defiance of all fears and dangers. Your achievements and your attitude single you out as an extraordinary hero of our time.
Executive Sales Director
AMC Asia Pacific
Your spirited and candid account of your breathtaking adventures left many of us in awe of your perseverance and can-do attitude! The valuable lessons of leadership, teamwork and passion for excellence are eminently applicable to our daily lives. Napoleon once wrote “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” You are a living example!
Quek Wee Ling, Regional Brand Leader, Novartis
For someone of his stature, Swee Chiow is refreshingly approachable, unassuming and open. He is also very generous in sharing his enriching experience with our staff and more importantly, he is able to deliver the learning points succinctly in a fun manner. In short, pure inspirational!
Group Human Resources, Robinsons
Swee Chiow sets lofty goals for himself, and achieved them through careful planning, sheer determination and lots of hard work. He has inspired us to believe that each one of us can also similarly achieve the goals in life we set for ourselves.
Ministry of Health, Singapore
Mr. Khoo proved a most engaging speaker for our 900+ high school student body. Students and faculty were not only impressed by his achievements but also inspired by the lessons Swee Chiow has learned from his experiences.
Singapore American School