Ruud Janssen, DES, CMM

Ruud Janssen, DES, CMM

Event Designer | Strategic Advisor | Facilitator | creator #EventCanvas

Serial Entrepreneur; Strategic Advisor, Founder of TNOC,  co-founder of Event Model Generation based in Basel, Switzerland.  Founder | TNOC | The New Objective Collective  co-founder | Event Model Generation

Janssen is a published author and frequent facilitator of participant led sessions and formats. He has crafted and delivered in over 45 countries across the world and contributed to hundreds of programmes crafting numerous legendary meeting formats including the Solution Room (in collaboration with Mike Van der Vijver of MindMeeting and MPI), Hybrid Chocolate/Wine tasting workshops and Live autopsy Formats to dissect case studies and customer problems.  He is an accredited MPI Global Trainer, a Slowfood blogger and curator of EventCamps and TEDx events.










Mike Ochosa is many things.  He is a marketing and advertising executive.  He has taught in various colleges and universities.  He is a renowned sports analyst, athlete and baseball coach.  He is more importantly father to a family of 4.  He believes that building character leads to success in the long term.


A leader  with heart is someone with compassion and strength.  He is unwavering in his beliefs but understanding with people.  He creates deep rooted bonds for he understands that moments are fleeting but relationships endure 


Mike grew up in the streets of Manila to a middle income family.  Through the hard work of his parents, he was able to gain a Degree in Business from De La Salle University.  Subsequently,  he paid his way through graduate school garnering a Masters in Business Management Degree from the Asian Institute of Management.

Mike was drawn to the marketing function as there he could be able to combine his artistic side with business training.  True enough, this is where he thrives.
He has been involved in all aspect of the marketing process. He has headed several advertising and media groups as well as brand management in both the client and agency function.


However in the middle of his career, he decided to pursue his passion in sports.  To date, you see him as a television sports analyst and he is heavily involved in developing baseball in the country.


Like everybody else, Mike has had his share of successes and failures.  This is the value that he brings.  Mike provides deep and valuable insights about how he has walked this road called life.  He shares his experiences about his career, his family and his passions.  The bedrock of Mike’s belief is that truly people are the most valuable asset there is, in all levels.  Your relatives, friends, colleagues, workmates are integral variable to one’s success.  He believes that to be successful one must realize joy from being with others.  For what is success without others to share it with? He shares his mistakes with the desire that no one makes the same… and in so doing be more successful than he is.

Master Trainer: Michael Lum – No Failure; Only Success Delayed

4 Things You Need To Know About Michael Lum (B.Acc, M.Com, NLP Licensed Trainer)

1. Michael Lum holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from National University of Singapore and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. To hone in his training skills, he completed a Graduate Diploma (Training and Development) from Singapore Civil Service College.

2. Michael is a certified trainer with American Board of NLP, Time Line Therapy® Association and American Board of Hypnotherapy. He is an American Management Association trainer, Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with International Coaching Federation (ICF), Advanced Toastmaster (Gold) with Toastmasters International, a Louis Allen Program Leader, certified Stress Management Instructor with International Association of Counsellors and Therapists (IACT), certified hypnotherapist with National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) and a Laughter Yoga Instructor. Besides being a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Risk Management Professional (RMP) with Project Management Institute (PMI), he is also a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).

3. Michael Lum modelled his training after being trained by world-class legends including Dr Tad James (NLP, Time Line Therapy), Dr John Gray (Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus), Dr Madan Katari (Laughter Yoga), Dr Calvin Banyan (Hypnosis), Tony Buzan (Mind Mapping), Anthony Robbins (NAC), Jillian LaVelle (IACT), Dr Servaas van Beekum (TA) and Michael Gelb (How to think like Leonardo da Vinci).

4. Michael Lum 19 years of Executive Coaching, Corporate Training, Speaking and Authoring experience since 1995. 17 years of regional working experience in Finance, Marketing, Senior Management in Asia-Australia.

NUS Extension | Since 1966, Mr. Michael Lum has been training for NUS Extension. Through the 17 years, he has conducted 17 management programs – Time Management, EQ, Assertiveness, Negotiation, Creative Thinking, NLP, Supervisory and Presentation Skills etc. The participants are general PMEs from MNCs, Statutory Boards and Government Ministries. Throughout the 17 years, we have enjoyed working with Michael as he is easy to work with, flexible and supportive with our various training initiatives. As a trainer he relates well with his students and is able to reduce complicated management theories to simple facts. He is always patient in explaining concepts to the participants and approachable. Adopting various training methodologies he is able to communicate the learning points effectively. Michael has many years of work experiences and is always keen to share the knowledge that he has acquired. We are sure that many participants have learned from him. We thank Michael for the training related work that he has done with NUS Extension and would continue to work with him as necessary. 

– Mr James Tay, Executive Director, National University of Singapore Extension

PHILIPS Cosumer Lifestyle | I first met Michael when he delivered a talk on teamwork to 400 participants in PMI (Project Management International) symposium. Subsequently, we engaged him to conduct a workshop on Negotiation and Conflict Management. . Michael is very generous in his sharing of his knowledge amongst the participants. Feedback from participants includes their endorsement for his varied methodology to facilitate the topic in an approachable manner using non-technical terms. Participants find Michael very engaging and his workshops very interactively innovative. |

– Mr Francis Chin, Director, Innovation & Development/Program Management, PHILIPS Consumer Lifestyle

CBS (Centre For Behavioral Science) | For the last four years, Michael has been conducting many public seminars employing both NLP and accelerated learning techniques. Workshops include Negotiation Skills, Conflict Management, Anger Management and Assertiveness Skills. His seminars have been very interactive and well received by participants. His evaluation has been ranked consistently “Excellent” on many occasions. He is able to break down complicated matters into simple ones and delivers them passionately. At the beginning of each workshop, he is able to bond with his participants immediately and build instant rapport. He communicates effectively to participants who enjoyed his training tremendously. 

– Miss Jaslyn Choo, Director, Centre for Behavioral Studies (CBS)

NASH Business Solutions | Michael presented his workshop topics skillfully in a fun and easy-to-learn manner. There was never a dull moment. At every turn of the workshop, he surprises participants with new contents, games and puzzles. As part of his andragogical approach, he employs role-plays, case studies and presentation very effectively based on materials which he researched carefully. He builds instant rapport with his participants almost immediately. They love his unique and engaging brand of humor. Many recommend their friends and colleagues to attend his courses. I’ve not met another trainer as passionate and innovative as him

 -Wendee Jensen, MD, Nash Business Solutions