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Alka Chandiramani

Hi, I'm Alka Chandiramani  

The essence of coaching for you as an individual is bridging the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.

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About Alka

It's about unlocking your potential for success, fulfilment and happiness in every areas of your life. Coaching identifies the things you'd like to change and focuses you on taking fast action in your life to make those changes.

My job as your Coach is to be the person with whom you can change. We don't just work on your "Work-Life Balance": We work on you in ALL the roles you play. In short, my job is to give you a compassionate kick start to get you going, and to reveal the shortcuts to get you where you want to be more quickly than you would on your own!

My Training and Qualifications

  • Results Certified Coach (Brain Based Coaching Methodology introduced by David Rock from the Neuroleadership Group)
  • Certified Professional Résumé Writer
  • Certified Employment Interview Professional
  • Certified Professional Career Coach
  • Certified Behavioral and Career Consultant, The Institute of Motivational Living, USA.
  • Certified DISC Assessor

My Coaching and Work Experience

Alka Chandiramani is a multi-lingual and experienced human resources (HR) practitioner with over 20+ years of HR and legal experience. Extensive experience in the HR arena which includes a full spectrum of HR functions including regional roles and has executed Global HR programs/initiatives to ensure compliance within the region. She has been the Manager of the Career Resource Centre for Expatriates (CRCE) in Singapore since April 2008. CRCE offers invaluable services to expatriates seeking job opportunities in Singapore through job listings and workshops.

She has facilitated over 200 career coaching and job search related workshops at CRCE, high schools and universities in Singapore. She has also successfully coached individual clients in transition. Prior to this she worked with multinational companies, legal firms and schools throughout Hong Kong.

Received the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from the Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; Diploma in Law from The University of Hong Kong in conjunction with the Institute of Legal Executives (U.K.); and Diploma in Education Studies and Child Psychology from the Linguistic Council in Singapore. Accredited Career Coach, Interview Professional and Resume Writer with PARW/CC. She is also an Accredited Behavioural & Career Consultant in DISC Assessment. Results Certfied Coach (RCC, NeuroLeadership Group), working towards attaining her Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) under the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Customer Reviews

  • from CRCE Member on 04 Mar 2016

    The one important message that I received from you today was that it is very important to go for what you want and to follow your instincts. We all have different experiences and are at different stages in our lives but the most important thing is to see yourself clearly and to know exactly where your perfect fit is and then not to settle for anything less. I am now going to take a new turn and really focus not necessarily on the type of job I want but on the way I want to feel when I am in that position.

    Thank you once again. You have been more helpful than you know.


  • from CRCE Member on 05 Feb 2016

    I wanted to thank you for the inspirational workshop you gave today. It really motivates me to get started on my job search and to start putting myself out there again after 7 years of taking care of my three children. I need to get out of my comfort zone as you mentioned and to start building confidence in myself as a professional something I lost completely over the years. Once again, thank you.


Customer Reviews

  • from CRCE Member on 04 Mar 2016

    The one important message that I received from you today was that it is very important to go for what you want and to follow your instincts. We all have different experiences and are at different stages in our lives but the most important thing is to see yourself clearly and to know exactly where your perfect fit is and then not to settle for anything less. I am now going to take a new turn and really focus not necessarily on the type of job I want but on the way I want to feel when I am in that position.

    Thank you once again. You have been more helpful than you know.


  • from CRCE Member on 05 Feb 2016

    I wanted to thank you for the inspirational workshop you gave today. It really motivates me to get started on my job search and to start putting myself out there again after 7 years of taking care of my three children. I need to get out of my comfort zone as you mentioned and to start building confidence in myself as a professional something I lost completely over the years. Once again, thank you.


  • from CRCE Member, Singapore on 04 Dec 2015

    Thank you so much for the wonderful course today Alka. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned exactly what I needed to know at this point in time. I have studied books and had consultations on Resume Writing in the past but this was a great refresher course. It was very detailed with lots of examples and there was nothing left out. Much appreciated.


  • from CRCE Member on 28 Nov 2015

    I would like to express my wholehearted appreciation for allowing non-AAS member like me to attend one of your strategic workshops (Interviewing Skills). The new knowledge on the Singapore's society and culture will truly help me to deal better with my colleagues and superiors at work.


  • from CRCE Member on 11 Nov 2015

    Thanks to you for driving such useful workshop, for your energy and your good advices. Honestly all this is much appreciated!


  • from CRCE Member on 04 Jul 2015

    Thank you so much for all your effort! It is really nice that there are people like you who are willing to help others. Keep up the good work with your workshops and the CRCE.


  • from CRCE Member on 16 Jan 2015

    I attended your workshop on Resume Writing on 30th January, 2013. I would like to thank you, it was incredibly helpful and you were a great teacher. I found out that I have a lot of work to do, but I'm excited and I look forward to have a new, captivating, strong resume.


  • from CRCE Member on 14 Dec 2014

    I have indeed been very impressed with the CRCE experience, everything from tailoring our approaches to Singapore practices, informing us of available resources, tuning up our resumes, practicing interviews, to the continuing network that grows naturally from our colleagues in class.


  • from US Military Personnel, Singapore on 02 Nov 2014

    "Appreciate your time coming out to educate us on Singapore Job Searches, very beneficial not only for Singapore but preparing for a new job anywhere in the world."


  • from Senior Financial Executive, coachee on 12 Aug 2014

    "As for my search, I am delighted to report that I have finally accepted a position at Citibank in SG and have now been with them for one month. I am indebted to you for all of your help and support during my search and I need you to know that this would not have been possible without your invaluable expertise and support."


  • from Executive, Career Services, National University of Singapore, Business School on 21 May 2014

    I had the pleasure of working with Alka to coach our business undergraduates at one-on-one interview clinics. So far, the students’ feedback is positive and we intend to continually engage Alka's services when the new semester starts in January 2011.


  • from Subject Head, Economics, Humanities and Arts Academy at Dunman High School on 23 Apr 2014

    "Ms. Alka Chandiramani has given talks to the Senior High School Students at Dunman High School for two consecutive years, together with her team of experienced trainers. She has maintained high standards of professionalism, seeking to understand the needs of the school and students so as to better the training to suit the profile of the students. Her dedication to the training is evident by her dropping by the school prior to the event to check out the physical infrastructure and run through her presentation in the designated venues. She was clear in her delivery, provided pre- and post-working materials for the students.

    On top of the mass sessions, Ms. Alka and Mr. Nigel Nolan conducted special coaching sessions for a select group of students. Even though this additional series of workshop is conducted on a pro-bono basis, the trainers maintained high level of professionalism. Workshops were well-prepared. The trainers designed and made effective use of a set of pre-activity work to give close coaching to individual students. On site, the trainers interacted well with students who found them warm, approachable and knowledgeable. Off site, the trainers were quick in responding to students' email queries. They provided good feedback to students, helping them reflect and work towards improvement."


  • from CRCE Member on 11 Mar 2014

    Thank you so much for the treasure trove of information and for what I can count as the single most interesting talk I have been to since my arrival in Singapore. It was informative, comforting and exciting.

    My husband came home and said that I seemed really energized, which is exactly how I felt and I wanted to thank you for that. I'm going to work on all of these things and I'm sure I will see you at another event in the near future.


  • from CRCE Member on 08 Mar 2014

    Alka is one of a kind. There is no one better in Singapore or the region who truly understands recruiting and the important details required to find and get a job. I have taken two courses at CRCE under Alka's guidance and found both to be 'lifesaver' courses as I re-entered the paid workforce after a long absence. A true professional, Alka is extremely well connected, very knowledgeable about the recruiting industry, and has the personality and drive to help others succeed. Approachable to a fault, I have no hesitation in recommending Alka to any organisation where attitude and determination matter most. Alka is an absolute pleasure to know and work with.


  • from Family Services Office, Navy Region Singapore on 04 Mar 2014

    "I just wanted to say thank you for your presentation today. You did a fantastic job of addressing the needs of all audience members; soon to retire, spouses seeking local employment and those soon to return to the work force in the US. Thank you for taking the time to research some of the unique issues not typical of your usual audience."


  • from Anna on 12 Feb 2014

    "Dear Alka,
    I would like to thank you again for your Resume Writing Workshop.
    It is unbelievable: as soon as I got my resume revised I received calls, had interviews and finally got the job!!! And I didn't even apply to any position!!
    So thank you very very much!”


  • from Patricia Ho Sang on 09 Jan 2014

    “Alka is a great instructor/coach in that she is a keen listener, very attentive and enthusiastic about helping others in finding the right career path.”


  • from Dr. Meredith Calvert, Head (Bioimaging & Biocomputing), Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory NUS on 12 Dec 2013

    “Alka provided invaluable support as she guided me through the necessary steps to attain professional self-awareness, and redirect my career. She provided great insight into the local business culture and climate, and equipped me with the tools necessary for a successful negotiation. I would highly recommend her services to anyone in Singapore considering a career shift.”


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