Stephen Chong Changing the world with the power of story…

About Stephen Chong M.Ed

Stephen Chong is a professional development coach, keynote speaker and author and shares his passion for life with everyone that he meets. He has been part of the Australian business community for the past 25 years. During that time, he has been fortunate to be able to assist many people through personal challenges, career aspirations and vocational qualifications.

In his coaching work, Stephen focuses on imparting the essential envisioning and goal-setting skills that bring out the best in executives, managers and staff in the modern workplace. He has established a considerable reputation for designing and delivering quality coaching and training programs, evidenced in the many courses he has written, such as:
◦ Enhanced leadership skills;
◦ Effective communication;
◦ Conflict resolution;
◦ Living on the edge of your comfort zone
◦ Developing winning teams; and
◦ Overcoming the obstacles.

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Stephen is also a gifted storyteller … stories crafted to change your world view. His books are a testament to a great gift to inspire, uplift and motivate.

Stephens writing 'career' began in July 2008 after a particularly challenging set of life experiences, when he had a notion to write a book. Not having written anything before, his initial thought was … “you’ve got to be kidding yourself”.

Undeterred by self doubts, he set a goal to have the book finished by December 2008 … It was finished by January 2009 and published later that same year. That was
The Book of Testaments: A practical guide for spiritual realisation.

In 2010 he started writing a second book,
The Music of the Soul: A pathway to a rich and fulfilling life that was published in 2011. It was in ‘Music’ that the story of Alfred and his family of ducks started … purely from a picture in Stephen's mind of two ducks sitting on a pond talking to one another, with him listening to their dialogue.

Stephen never thought, given his initial reluctance, that his bold notion to write would lead to four (and maybe more??) books. As Stephen says, “You never know what you are capable of until you unleash your potential and passion.”

That and, "No matter what anybody else says, never, ever give up your dream.”
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Stephen believes the greatest achievements are found in 'enjoying success through the success of others' and with this in mind, he has drawn on his experience to craft his first two books, The Book of Testaments, and The Music of the Soul.

Those of you who follow Stephen's writings, will be pleased to know that the ducks' story continues into book three,
Letters Across Time (due for publication in March 2013), and book four, The Power of the Possible (nearly completed).

In his latest book,
The Power of the Possible, the story of Alfred D. Duck and his descendants continues, but this time as a book of motivation and inspiration for teenagers and young adults.

In addition to all the above, Stephen juggles a family life with partner Camilla and three teenage sons.

Contact Stephen directly for bookings, workshops, speaking engagements, conferences and book signings.

Stephen's Professional Accreditation
  • Master of Education in Adult Learning and Global Change, UTS
  • Bachelor of Science, Latrobe University
  • Diploma of Management
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Business (Frontline Management)
  • Certified Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs TYPE Inventory
Stephen Chong is available for book signing events, public speaking engagements, workshops, interviews and professional development/coaching activities. For further information, please contact Stephen direct.
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