As a teenager growing up in Singapore, I faced tremendous stress and challenges, navigating through school, the loss of my mom and meeting up to the expectations of others.

As a result, I’ve developed a deep calling and passion to support youths and families and started as a social worker in the community from 2004 to 2022 at REACH Community Services Society, journeying through with them in the social and emotional parts of their lives.

While I journeyed along as a social worker with many underprivileged and the marginalized over the years, I realized the importance of empowering others to be independent and resilient. That really got me started on my exciting journey in learning of the Solution–Focused Approach with the Academy of Solution-Focused Training since 2008.

As I worked with different young people, building up their resilience and coaching them towards their own life goals, I began to experiment with various sports and activities and started to incorporate elements of adventure, challenge, discipline and mental toughness. So that’s why I’ve loved the nickname “Ironman Joechan” for my Facebook profile. And that evolved as well as I participated in many triathlons, marathons, dragon boating and sporting events both locally and overseas.

In December 2023, I’ve decided to take an adventure with my family to live abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand where I’m dedicating myself to learning Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) at Core Combat Chiang Mai, along with other helping modalities to deepen my coaching practice while at the same time expanding my practice.

Today, I’m my own private coaching practice under Ark of Hope Pte Ltd and I train and supervise professionals to be effective youth work practitioners and coaches too.

I sincerely hope and pray that my little contribution through my works and life can inspire you towards your own “ikigai” and discover your reason for being!

Follow me on social to get more live updates on my exciting journey!

As a teenager growing up in Singapore, I faced tremendous stress and challenges, navigating through school, the loss of my mom and meeting up to the expectations of others.

As a result, I’ve developed a deep calling and passion to support youths and families and started as a social worker in the community from 2004 to 2022 at REACH Community Services Society , journeying through with them in the social and emotional parts of their lives.

While I journeyed along as a social worker with many underprivileged and the marginalized over the years, I realized the importance of empowering others to be independent and resilient. That really got me started on my exciting journey in learning of the Solution–Focused Approach with the Academy of Solution-Focused Training since 2008.

As I worked with different young people, building up their resilience and coaching them towards their own life goals, I began to experiment with various sports and activities and started to incorporate elements of adventure, challenge, discipline and mental toughness. So that’s why I’ve loved the nickname “Ironman Joechan” for my Facebook profile. And that evolved as well as I participated in many triathlons, marathons, dragon boating and sporting events both locally and overseas.

In December 2023, I’ve decided to take an adventure with my family to live abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand where I’m dedicating myself to learning Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) at Core Combat Chiang Mai, along with other helping modalities to deepen my coaching practice while at the same time expanding my practice.

Today, I’m my own private coaching practice under Ark of Hope Pte Ltd and I train and supervise professionals to be effective youth work practitioners and coaches too.

I sincerely hope and pray that my little contribution through my works and life can inspire you towards your own “ikigai” and discover your reason for being!

Follow me on social to get more live updates on my exciting journey!

TESTIMONIALS

Patience, Genuine, Humble
3 words that describe my youth experience with Joe.
Joe is a role model and a lifetime mentor to how I’m leading my life today.

Owen

Joe is a grounded leader in his area of expertise. He walks the talk, and impacts the people around him.

Yap

Joe has been a very helpful friend since I met him years back. He made me a better person and even helped me with my scholarship for my studies.

Chan