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Book details
  • Genre:BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SubGenre:Leadership
  • Language:English
  • Pages:196
  • eBook ISBN:9789810752309

Changing Lanes, Changing Lives

How Leaders Made a Meaningful Career Switch from Corporates to Non-profits

by Richard Hartung

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Overview
Are you a senior corporate executive who wants to make a leap to the non-profit world? What are the risk and rewards? This book spells it out by recounting the journeys of a baker’s dozen of corporate high-fl¬iers who have made this transition and more than thrived. Their stories tell what non-profit leaders actually do, what they had to consider in making the decision about whether to change jobs, what they learnt after shifting from a corporate to a non-profit, and their advice for anyone considering a similar move.
Description
Are you a senior corporate executive who wants to make a leap to the non-profit world? What are the risk and rewards? This book spells it out by recounting the journeys of a baker’s dozen of corporate high-fl¬iers who have made this transition and more than thrived. Their stories tell what non-profit leaders actually do, what they had to consider in making the decision about whether to change jobs, what they learnt after shifting from a corporate to a non-profit, and their advice for anyone considering a similar move. Changing Lanes, Changing Lives is the first-ever collection of stories about corporate leaders who have transitioned to become successful non-profit champions. The book tells the inspiring stories of the following non-profit leaders: • Alfred Tan (Singapore Children’s Society) • Colin Goh (The Old Parliament House) • Corinna Lim (AWARE) • Tim Oei (AWWA) • Veronica Gamez (aidha) • Yap Su-Yin (Tan Chin Tuan Foundation) • Chan Wah Tiong (All Saints Home) • Junko Yoda (Community Linked) • Foo Pek Hong (Kidney Dialysis Foundation) • Debbie Seah (Make-A-Wish Foundation) • William Wan (Singapore Kindness Movement) • Jose Raymond (Singapore Environment Council) • Martina Wong (School Pocket Money Fund) CNPL President Laurence Lien, who, himself, left a successful public service career to be the CEO of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, contributes a foreword.
About the author
Richard Hartung is a consultant with over 20 years of experience in financial services, primarily in Asia. He is also a freelance writer for Today, the EFMA Journal, gtnews and other publications, and he has worked in retail banking in California, the diplomatic corps and at Citibank in Japan. After moving to Singapore in 1992, he worked for MasterCard, Keppel TatLee Bank and OCBC Bank. Currently at Transcarta, Richard works with financial institutions on cards and payments strategy as well as process enhancement. Richard has a BA from Pomona College and an MBA from Stanford University. Active in community organisations, he serves on the board of the Metropolitan YMCA and of the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore as well as volunteers with Food from the Heart.
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