JCYC Studio is a boutique consulting agency that works to multiply a client’s specific personal, organisational, and generational impact. Started in 2003 in the US, JCYC Studio moved its international headquarters to Singapore in 2009.

JCYC Studio believes in cultivating client-partners who are involved actively in identifying the challenges, formulating the solutions and implementing the methods that will ensure success. JCYC Studio provides the expertise in a myriad of areas, ranging from education, training and development to business strategies and communication.

We are interested in helping our clients to find resolutions to their immediate organizational challenges, not merely meet a training quota. Our favourite question is: “What are your pressing needs?


 
 
 
 
  Y.C Chen
  Nalinee Barrett
  Mark Wu
  Nathan Curtis
Y.C. Chen, Ph.D.
Project Manager
 
“East meets West” is a most fitting one-line description for YC Chen. Born in Taiwan and immigrated to the US at a young age, she holds a bachelor degree in Architecture and a MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  With 12 years of consulting experience, YC pursued a “front-of-the-room” career in Training and Development in the United States. Over the course of many years, Chen learned and refined her skills by working as a trainer/public speaker on various management, marketing and academic excellence topics.  

Gifted with tons of energy and creativity, and a keen eye on organization impact and excellence, YC is polymath in skill (think an entire multidisciplinary team in one person), holistic in thinking (using both the left and right brain in framing problems), and eclectic in education (architecture, business and  PhD degree in Educational Neuroscience). She can take a situation, break it apart to the basic components, razor into problem spots, generate possible solutions and then, explain it with the intriguing imagery and analogies for full understanding.

YC Chen is co-author of LEAP, Guaranteed A+ PLUS and Guaranteed 4.0 curricula, as well as co-producer of training DVDs and on-line courses. Resident Expertise: Educational Neuroscience, Strategic Planning and Practical Innovation


Nalinee Barrett
Project Manager
 
With more than 10 years of experience in marketing communications and event management, Nalinee Barrett is a versatile writer, planner and communicator whose portfolio spans the gamut from small business ventures to multi-national corporation communications.

Nalinee Barrett is able to provide the client with research, copywriting, editing and content development services that will surpass the mere requirements of linguistic excellence, but create unique positioning benefits that are born when an organisation’s story is well-told.

Resident Expertise: Written Communication, Presentation Skills, Event Planning and Management
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Mark Wu
Project Manager
 
Mark is a three time winner of the President’s Award at the National Taiwan University for his contribution in the field of biochemical science. His work on human viruses and their cures had gained him many national scholarships in top Taiwanese research facilities and added new dimensions to the way disease can be conquered in our society.

His published work includes the “Biochemical and immunological studies of nucleocapsid proteins of severe acute respiratory syndrome and 229E human coronaviruses. Proteomics” 2005 Mar;5(4):925-37.

Resident expertise: biomedical research evaluation,  SME IT systems, 2D graphic design

 

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Nathan Curtis
Project Manager

 
If YC Chen is the “East meets West”, then Nathan is the “West meets East”.  A cosmopolitan world-citizen, Nathan brings a lifetime of international experience in the Asia-Pacific region.  From academic and corporate research consulting to educational training and community development he has developed a keen sense of intercultural communication that maximizes positive outcomes for all stakeholders.  With a team-player attitude and a warm heart, Nathan’s motivation comes from seeing others succeed.

Armed with a Master of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor degree in Global studies from Azusa Pacific University (California, USA), Nate has extensive experience as liaison between private sector tertiary education and the State Government in California.

Resident expertise: branding, social media marketing, corporate communication

 

 

 

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