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John Teo
Core Info
Breaking New Frontiers Consultancy Pte Ltd
Director / Principal Trainer

Professional Member


•Certified Professional Trainer (International Professional Managers Association, UK)
•Bachelor of Engineering (majoring in Industrial Engineering), University of Singapore
•Certified Professional Behavioural Analyst (DISC)
•Advanced Certificate In Training And Assessment (ACTA)
•Consultant, People Developer
•Head of Institutions, Association of Professional Trainers, Singapore
•Director & Principal Consultant, Breaking New Frontiers Consultancy Pte Ltd
•Director & Principal Consultant, EMK Management Consulting Services Pte Ltd
•Senior Consultant, Training Edge International Pte Ltd
•Deacon, Board Member & Head of Christian Education, Church of Singapore (Balestier)
•President, International Brotherhood of Magicians, Singapore Ring 115
•Vice-President for country of Singapore, International Brotherhood of Magicians (USA)
•Board Member, Asian Magicians Association
•General Manager, Material Handling Engineering Ltd
•General Manager & Business Development Manager, Sun Tzu Engineering Pte Ltd
•Director & Marketing Manager, Apex Technologies International Pte Ltd
•Won the ESSO Scholarship for University Students Employment 1972 during the University Vacation Practical Training
•SAF merit promotion to rank of Captain, & Good Service Medal recipient
•Conferred the Civil Defence Constituency Commander for Toa Payoh during national service
•Tricks and articles on magic published in various international magic periodicals
•Won international trick invention competitions in 1979, 2007 & 2009
•Invited as an international judge for international magic compeitions in annual AMA magic conventions

Clients & Partners

Sampling of clients:
•ACP Metal Finishing Pte Ltd
•Ambank Group (Malaysia)
•Central Provision Board
•Civica Singapore Pte Ltd
•Elsevier Singapore
•Garena Online Singapore Pte Ltd
•Gemplus Manufacturing (Asia)
•Grameenphone (Bangladesh)
•Halliburton Far East
•Hitachi GST
•Housing Development Board of Singapore
•Jurong Shipyard
•Jurong Town Corporation
•Land Transport Authority of Singapore
•Li & Fung (Bangladesh)
•Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
•McDonalds Asia Pacific
•Ministry of Defence
•Ministry of Education
•Mondial Orient Ltd (Bangladesh)
•Nanyang Technological University – Centre for Continuing Education
•Nanyang Business School
•National Library Board
•Neptune Orient Lines
•OCBC Bank
•Oriental Hotel
•Osacar City Films & Videos
•Panasonic AVC Networks Singapore
•Philips Electronics Singapore
•Premas International
•Prudential Assurance Company
•PSC Corporation
•Radiant Pharmaceuticals (Bangladesh)
•Republic of Singapore Air Force
•Robi Axiata Ltd (Bangladesh)
•Siemens Hearing Instruments (Batam)
•Singapore General Hospital
•Unilever (Bangladesh)
•Unilever (Singapore)
•Unilever (Vietnam)
•Yamazaki Mazak Singapore


•“John is a very approachable and easy going person. He is always eager to help and try new things. One of his greatest assets is his tremendous creative and innovative power!” – Steven Lim, Owner, RSTN Consulting Pte Ltd

•"Thank you, John, for all your valuable instruction and hard work at our McDonald's conference. You were much appreciated by all of our attendees for your wit, charm, knowledge of subject and ability to deliver. We also appreciate the show you gave us at our banquet. You were very entertaining. We hope to have you with us again the next time we are in your area. You're the best!" – Carl (CW) Wolfe Global Manager, Marketing McDonald's Corporation

•"John is an interesting marketeer/entertainer. He has the ability to bring attention to a diversified group of visitors to our booth with his magical presentations during the exhibition. We look forward to working with him in our future Sales and Marketing projects - be they seminars, exhibitions, etc." – Ting Ching Managing Director - Malaysia and Singapore Scala Business Solutions

•Some testimonials from participants:

o“Get John to be the trainer for all our other subjects…” – participant from Land Transport Authority.

o“… trainer’s effectiveness …… never a dull moment! …” – participant from Land Transport Authority.

o“John was able to use magic effectively in his training.” – participant from Jurong Shipyard.

o“Have more trainers like Mr John Teo.” – participant from Housing Development Board.

o“Trainer was very innovative in getting participation from participants.” – participant from MINDEF.

o“Mr John Teo is very skillful in delivering the lessons and make them interesting.” participant from Land Transport Authority.

o“I enjoy this course very much …. thought it will be dull, but it’s not …. thanks to Mr John Teo and his fascinating magic tricks.” – kindergarten teacher participant from Learning Vision.

o“Mr John Teo is truly a motivational speaker, able to impart his knowledge through appropriate teaching aids – we take back much.” – participant from OCBC Bank.

o“Excellent trainer who injects element of fun through use of magic to deliver the lesson.” – participant from Ministry of Education.

o“Case studies bring realism into the course – it goes beyond just mere theory and concepts. The magic tricks definitely lighten the mood and captivates attention.” – participant from Ministry of Education on Project Management.


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Trainer's Profile
Working/Business Experience

John has more than 25 years of working experience in senior management and in sales and marketing of technical products and services. He had worked for an MNC, various SMEs and was a partner in a precision engineering company. Therefore he can relate to real life experiences on those subjects that he is consulting or training.

Right from his first job in a MNC after his national service, John helped to start up a Marine Department from scratch to become a profitable division within two years. In 1984, he was head hunted to help a SME promote its business locally as well as abroad. As the General Manager of its Products Division, John spearheaded the product development of two company’s products, one of which was the first locally designed and manufactured Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV). The company subsequently became public listed in 1989. John helped out a couple of other SMEs in the information technology and multi media industries before setting up a precision engineering company with several partners in 1993. He became the Management Representative and brought the company to ISO 9001 certification in 1996.

Presently, he manages a consultancy and training company with several partners.

Management/Leadership Skills

John’s management and leadership capabilities are recognised even outside his business life. He co-founded the Association of Professional Trainers (Singapore) in 2006. He has been the President of the Singapore Branch of the International Brotherhood of Magicians since 1993. During his national service, John was conferred the Civil Defence Constituency Commander for Toa Payoh. Presently John serves as a Deacon in his church, and sits in the church board. He helps out in the Education Department of the church, and functions as a Cell-Group Leader whose cell meets every week for Bible study.

ISO 9001:2000

John also consults and trains in ISO 9001:2000 and other related quality systems. With his engineering background and vast experiences in management and business, John is much sought after by both MNCs and SMEs in a wide variety of industries. Clients benefited not only in setting up a proper Management Quality System, John also helped improve their management functions and business as well.

To-date, John has helped more than 30 companies, MNCs as well as SMEs, to attain the ISO certification in the various industries as diverse as manufacturing, trading, and consultancy, to servicing.

Creative Facilitator/Trainer

John is currently the President of the Singapore Branch of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and he is a performing magician. He frequently uses magic in his lectures and presentations not only to enliven the audience, but to bring out important principles in a fun way.

John’s articles on magic as well as magic tricks that he created were accepted and published in international magic periodicals. John’s magical reputation is also known internationally. He has been invited annually to be one of several judges for international magic competitions, one held in Bangkok and the other one in Singapore.

John trained the staff of National Library Board on how to use magic for creativity and innovation. He was hired by McDonald Asia Pacific to teach the Ronald McDonalds in a regional conference in Kuala Lumpur on how to use magic to bring out messages on good characters to children. John used magic to attract crowds to the exhibition booth of Scala Business Solutions.