International Strategic Planning Consultants
  • ASIA

    Stephen Lin, MOL, SMP Regional Managing Partner (Asia)

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    International Speaker, Strategic Management Master Consultant & TrainerStrategic Management Professional Logo


    Stephen Lin is the Centre’s Regional Managing Partner in Asia since 2002.  He is the Centre’s International Master Consultant, Facilitator and Trainer, and has conducted the Centre’s Strategic Management Master Class and Gold Mastery Certification programs in Singapore and the USA.  He is a key member of the Centre’s Board of Examiners.  Stephen collaborated closely with our late Founder Steve Haines in the development of the Centre’s work, and co-authored together with Steve the book “Enhancing Your Strategic IQ”.


    Stephen is one of only a handful of International Strategic Planning Management Consultants to have attained the level of Strategic Management Professional awarded by the Association of Strategic Planning.  He is also a Founding Member and Council Member of the Strategic Management Forum, an international organization based in the UK dedicated to the global advancement of strategic management as a profession.


    Stephen works with organizations in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle-East, to ensure business sustainability and  long term high performance of organizations by developing their strategic thinking, strategic management and innovation capabilities, through consulting, training and executive coaching.


    Stephen is a former academic scholar, elite sportsman, naval officer and entrepreneur.  He has over 29 years of senior management experience in private and public organizations, both as an internal executive as well as an external Strategic Management Consultant.  He has facilitated strategic management workshops with senior executives in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, China, Fiji, Kuwait, Dubai UAE, Australia and USA, among others, and has personally trained senior executives from at least 23 different countries.  In addition to in-company training and consulting, Stephen also regularly leads public training seminars and certification programs on Strategic Thinking & Planning, Strategy Implementation and Strategic Innovation.


    Full professional biography

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  • Oceania
    Australia & New Zealand

    Lewis Atkinson Global Partner

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    • Name:
      Dr. Lewis Atkinson
    • Company:
      Haines Centre for Strategic Management – Australia
    • Phone:
      +61 419 240 979
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    Dr. Lewis Atkinson is a unique innovation and design thinking professional and international Strategic Management facilitator and consultant based in Brisbane, Australia. He has 30 years’ experience in knowledge production & transfer through both commercial and public-good innovation pathways to market.


    After starting his boundary spanning career in FMCG operations, planning and research with Unifoods Australia, in 1993 he became Research and Information Services Manager for Australian Meat Technology Pty Ltd, a CSIRO technology start-up and management consulting company.


    In 1998 he was part of a team that started a new industry owned innovation and marketing services company called Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd, where he has held several senior executive positions over the past 16 years, before becoming a Global Partner in the Haines Centre for Strategic Management LLC.


    He is a high calibre process innovation and design thinking professional and has been a core member of many high performance teams. He has solid technical and financial grounding which, combined with his strong creative side, enable him to see patterns, pathways, and solutions that others often miss.


    As an external consultant, Lewis is in strong demand by organizations seeking to grow, especially in the research and commercialization areas. Lewis has strong skills in facilitating adult learning and development, and works with client organizations around Australia facilitating and consulting in Strategic Planning & Management, Innovation, Cross-boundary Collaboration and Research Leadership Development.


    Lewis is a warm and generous person with lots of insights and wisdom to share with you through his own learning site;


    See Lewis’s linkedIn profile for full resume, personality profiles and detailed professional biography


    Please also see a list of testimonials and case studies profiling his client’s successes in the not-for-proft sector here


    Working with community-based organisations in Brisbane & Melbourne: Wheelers Hill Bowls Club, Southern Magpies Rugby Leagues Club, University of Queensland AFL Club, Manly Bowls Club, Holland Park Sports & Community Club, Sunnybank Theatre Group, and St Albans Sports Club

    Working with NPO clients including; 139 Club Inc, Montrose Access, Australasian Kidney Trials Network Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, The Burnet Institute, Livestock Biosecurity Network Ltd, National Road Transport Authority Ltd, QCOSS, Mater Foundation Ltd, Micah Projects Inc and QMUSIC.

    Recent government clients include; Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works, WA Government Housing Authority, The WA Corruption & Crime Commission, Queensland Commissioner for Mental Health,  innovation and ideation sessions on behalf of Queensland Government Advance Queensland – Innovate Queensland Program, Industry Challenge sessions for Regional Development Australia & Department of Environment & Heritage, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation, and Department of Food and Agriculture WA.


    Brief CV – Atkinson, L-CV-201801


  • Greater China Region

    Sophia Yeh Strategic Alliance Partner

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    Sophia Yeh: CEO of Whole Brain Leadership Consulting (Shanghai) Inc.


    Sophia Yeh of Shanghai, China, is one of the Haines Centre’s Strategic Alliance Partners and Certified Affiliates. Sophia has over 21 years professional and pioneering experience in 5 different industries before starting her own business. Her specialties include Finance, Human Resources, Strategic Management, Public Relations, Information Technology, Legal and Administration. She published a popular book ìCharisma of a Leader ìin 1999.


    In 1991, Sophia established her own management consulting company Whole Brain Leadership Consulting and then acquired the rights from the Franklin Covey Organization, marketing their programs and products in Taiwan and China as the first Chinese Master Trainer to introduce The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People into the China market. Whole Brain Leadership Consulting has grown to over 30 consultants and trainers and positioned themselves as the Strategic Partner of Sustainable Chinese Companies, focus on providing Tailor-made & Systematic Leadership Management Training Programs, helping clients develop and cascade Corporate Culture, dealing with Changes from Strategic Planning and Strategic Management Systems


    Sophia Yeh’s CV