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Jochen Reb

Jochen Reb is Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources at SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business as well as Director of the Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU. He has been conducting research on mindfulness in the context of work and leadership for over a decade and is the editor of a recent book on Mindfulness in Organizations. Prof Jochen received his MBSR instructor qualification under University of California at San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness. In addition to MBSR, he teaches mindfulness courses related to working and leading.  

Connie Wong M.SocSc. (Counselling), BSc (Psychology), BA, SAC Registered Counsellor

Connie is the Clinical Assistant Director with the Mrs Wong Kwok Leong Student Wellness Centre in SMU. She was also an Adjunct Faculty, teaching the Peer Mentoring and Facilitation module with the School of Social Science. She has been integrating of the mindfulness practice in the counselling and therapeutic setting, which has drastically changed the way she interacts and works with her clients. She received her training to teach the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia, and has been running mindfulness-based workshops and trainings since.


William Tov

William Tov is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the School of Social Sciences in SMU. His research interests include personality, memory, and well-being. He is currently researching the links between mindfulness and well-being in everyday life, especially how mindful people regulate their emotional experiences in a daily context.


Carmen spent the first 15 years of her career in the corporate sector and had consulted for some of the largest F&B and Hospitality firms in the world. She started her mindfulness journey in the US in 2007 which accompanied her through a burnout and gradually transformed her into a mind-body practitioner since 2012. She is a yoga instructor, and is trained to teach MBSR under UC San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness, Workplace Mindfulness Trainer’s Training under TME (spin-off from Oxford Mindfulness Center), the .b program under MiSP, and Mindful Educators Essentials under Mindful Schools. She is currently a part-time doctoral student at NTU-NIE. 

Sheryl Bathman

Sheryl is a professional counsellor and psychotherapist, who has worked with the local, expatriate and corporate communities in Singapore for over 15 years. An Australian who has lived in Singapore since 1999, she founded Lifesteps in 2005 and opened her private consultation office in the central Orchard district in 2007. In addition to her counselling and psychotherapy work, Sheryl offers mindfulness programmes throughout the year including the well-known and clinically researched Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme. Sheryl pioneered teaching of the MBSR Programme in Singapore. She is recognised as having met the full professional teaching standards of The Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA (CFM UMass).

Waifong Chow

Wai Fong is an independent Human Resources Consultant as well as a university adjunct with OBHR department at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business in SMU. In her past 20 years working on Talent Development for multinational corporations in the Asia Pacific, she has been a champion for lifelong learning as a way to maintain organizational agility. She is also a firm believer in the transformative potential of Mindfulness practice. Beginning August 2014, she embarked on a mindful consumption project that includes not shopping for clothes and fashion accessories for a year… and so far, so good.


Samantha Sim

Samantha started meditating as a way to manage the stresses of being a PhD student. It has worked out very well - she's since graduated from SMU's PhD in Business (OBHR) programme and is currently is a postdoctoral researcher at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal. Her research interests are: mindfulness, compassion and organizational justice. She is interested in how mindfulness can encourage or discourage certain behaviours at the workplace. Her research projects include examining how mindfulness and compassion affects deviant behaviours, extra-role behaviours, fairness perceptions and cognitive biases. 


Dev is an Associate Professor of OBHR in the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at SMU. He received his Ph.D. from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include dynamic processes of affect and performance, interpersonal relationships at work, and customer service. His research has been published in Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and other outlets.


Last updated on 07 Dec 2017 .