WHO IS EQUEST ASIA

EQuest Asia is a consulting business based in Ho Chi Minh City and Sydney. We help organisations to identify, assess manage risks especially in the areas of stress, burnout, overwork, information overload, toxic or negative or low moral and motivation workplaces. We help our clients to achieve sustainable high performance from their teams.

Key offerings include Emotional Assessments: this includes the SEI Six Seconds and MHS EQi 2.0 assessments for leaders and employees, 360 multi raters, one-to-one coaching, workshops at your workplace and leadership development consulting.

We are also accredited with the Camp Quality Positive Psychology O.R.A.N.G E.S (only 7 coaches accredited to run this program in the world), the resilience AQR Mental Toughness MT48 and the Personality LDP Leading Dimensions Profile.

We also offer Happiness at Work team assessments working collaboratively with the UK-based New Economic Foundation. We address team culture change and run masterclasses in happiness, coaching and professional development consulting.

Mission

Inspire leaders to strive for more engaged workplaces by leveraging emotional intelligence science and psychological wellbeing. Drive positive change through meaningful, calibrated assessments, strategies and initiatives. Inclusivity is built into the foundation of EQuest Asia and transcends cultural identity.

Vision

Invigorate corporate cultures by tapping the character strengths of the workforce and aligning employee and corporate purpose. Employees are human beings, not human doings.

Values

  • We are passionate about human fulfilment and happiness.
  • We believe we all have untapped potential for learning and self-growth.
  • We dare to challenge our clients to strive for that potential.
  • We believe that our well-being is linked to doing good for others.
  • We care about your and the earth’s future and we strive to live in harmony
    with our planet.

Responsible Business Practice (RBP)

Our corporate responsibilities and philanthropic projects focus on four of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2030:

THOUGHT LEADER

"We've put ourselves in the mindset that from Monday to Friday we can't be happy. This makes it difficult to grow because we've already decided not to be happy at work." — My Holland

Background in Emotional Intelligence, Neuroleadership, Positive Psychology and Mental Toughness.
My is a catalyst for positive changes, focuses on transformational and human leadership. Her clients are based in Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Australia, Switzerland, Spain.

Business Understanding
  • MBA (USA) – MA (France)
  • Post Grad in Neuroleadership (Australia)
  • Accredited coach in: Leadership (IECL Australia)
  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ 2.1)
  • Positive Psychology and MBSR (Mindfulness for Leaders)
Professional Practice
  • International Business
  • Intercultural Communications (tricultures-working overseas)
  • Organisational Psychology
Behaviour & Mind Understanding (Accreditations)
  • Neuro Leadership Adv Dip 10673 NAT – Australia
  • Emotional Intelligence EQ2.i and SEI – USA
  • Positive Psychology – USA – Australia
  • Positive Neuroplasticity PNT – USA
  • Mental Toughness AQR MT48 – UK
  • Personality LDP – USA
  • Mindfulness MBSR – Australia
  • Happiness at Work UK NEF
My Holland

Founder & CEO l 2020 Winner Eurocham Entrepreneur of the Year, CIECL- Certified Executive Coach @Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership Australia, Community involvement.

Anthony Holland

Director CIECL- Certified Executive Coach @Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership Australia

Anthony is a Director of EQuest Asia and before moving to Vietnam has more than 20 years’ experience as a management consultant in Australia, including 4 years as a Senior Manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Strategic Risk Services practice in Sydney. 

He is an engaging and entertaining trainer and an empathetic coach. He brings a rigorous analytical approach to our consultancy assignments and his deep experience in risk management helps us to assess and address the root causes of our clients’ issues and challenges. Anthony is also a certified coach from Sydney IECL.

Our vision for leaders and team members

EQuest Asia helps busy leaders and emerging leaders hone their soft skills to enhance performance, collaboration and build a positive organisational culture. We are passionate in assisting executives in improving their systems thinking, emotional intelligence, executive presence, resilience and strategic communication skills.

We draw deeply on insights from Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in our work with our clients. Emotional Intelligence is one of the most important leadership competencies one can develop. EQ is a set of emotional and social skills that influence how you perceive and communicate with others, build and sustain relationships, deal with stress, solve problems, make wise choices, and use emotional information.

In 2019 we worked with RMIT Vietnam’s eMBA students to assess the needs for soft skills training delivery in Vietnam. This research confirmed the strong need to enhance the soft skills of graduates joining the workforce. Key findings included:

  • Employers and candidates considered soft skills to be critical to career development
  • Employers almost always assessed candidates’ soft skills
  • The majority of candidates were only slightly prepared to join the workforce

Soft skills are in demand worldwide. Here’s what the World Economic Forum says:

 

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Our Community Involvement

My Holland, CEO at EQuest Asia, initiated the creation of VK Nữ: a professional development and discussion group for Viet Kieu Women – Overseas Vietnamese around the world. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe platform for Vietnamese women with a VK (Việt Kiều) element (born/studied/worked overseas, with an international mindset) to access a safe space to share skills, experience, wisdom and knowledge or ask for support. The aim is to provide a space to connect and provide meaningful support and welcome constructive discussion and debate. We welcome men who work in gender equality as well of course. Let’s share our wisdom.

VK NỮ CHARTER

WOW (Wonderful Ordinary Women)

Our annual WOW event (Wonderful Ordinary Women) is not your ordinary gathering. It’s a celebration of the remarkable power and strength found in everyday women like you. Hosted by our incredible CEO My Holland, this event is designed to bring together women from all walks of life in a non-exclusive, inclusive space.

At WOW, we believe that every woman has a story worth sharing and a voice worth hearing. This event is all about fostering meaningful connections and opening up conversations on profound topics that matter to us as women. Whether you’re a career-driven executive or a stay-at-home mom we celebrate the wonderful ordinariness of each and every one of you.

Imagine a room filled with laughter, inspiration, and support. WOW is where you’ll find it all. It’s a place where you can let your guard down, share your wisdom your triumphs and struggles, and discover the incredible strength that lies within you. Our esteemed CEO, My Holland, will guide the conversation, ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard and valued.

But WOW is more than just a gathering. It’s an opportunity to give back. While the event itself is free of charge, we encourage attendees to make donations that will go towards charities and NGOs dedicated to empowering and uplifting women. By joining WOW, you’ll not only be part of an incredible community, but you’ll also be making a difference in the lives of women who need it most.

So, mark your calendars and get ready to be amazed. The next WOW event is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to welcome you into our extraordinary circle of Wonderful Ordinary Women. Stay tuned for updates and be prepared to experience a truly unforgettable event that will leave you feeling inspired, empowered, and ready to conquer the world.

EQ Cafe

At EQ Cafe, we believe in the power of sharing wisdom, creating a strong community, and fostering meaningful connections. That’s why we have partnered with the renowned organisation 6 Seconds, a leader in emotional intelligence education. Together, we are on a mission to educate 1 billion people in emotional intelligence.

Join us for an extraordinary event that will leave you inspired and connected - the EQ Cafe!

Hosted by the incredible CEO My Holland, this event is a must-attend for anyone looking to enhance their emotional intelligence and be part of a global movement.

By joining our EQ Cafe, you will not only expand your understanding of emotional intelligence but also become part of a supportive community that is passionate about personal growth and positive change. As My Holland, a respected Six Seconds EQ leader, guides us through the evening, you will have the opportunity to network, share experiences, and learn from one another.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of a movement that is transforming lives worldwide.
Join our WhatsApp group today and stay informed about future EQ Cafe events. Get ready to ignite your emotional intelligence, connect with amazing individuals, and be the change you wish to see in the world. We can’t wait to see you at our next EQ Cafe!

Mental Health and Wellbeing During and After COVID-19

An online webinar series that pledges to support causes to help communities in the midst of COVID-19 while you and your teams LEARN and GROW together.

Well-being chat: Peer Pressure

So, what is peer pressure, and how to “untangle” it? Join My Holland’s mental health chat for more discussion.

Giving Back

We support education and women’s empowerment in less fortunate countries.
We are committed to supporting the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We enjoy volunteering our time and training skills for great causes.
We also offer our skills and time to run wellbeing workshop for community organisations.
Contact us for more information.

These are some of the organisations and causes that we support:

EQuest Asia Women

“EQuest Asia is committed to empowering women, and to enhance gender balance in our workforce.”

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Our exceptional team

In addition to our core team members, we also have access to a pool of trainers who have been trained the EQuest Asia style. They can train in English and Vietnamese.

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My Holland (MBA, MA)

Founder & CEO l 2020 Winner Eurocham Entrepreneur of the Year, CIECL- Certified Executive Coach @Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership Australia, Community involvement.

My Holland is a true visionary as the Founder & CEO of EQuest Asia. She is a visionary leader, as evidenced by her TEDx talk on female leadership, the creation of FQ (Female Quotient), and authorship of multiple books on happiness, female leadership, and interactive growth workbooks. As a mentor to young female entrepreneurs, she is dedicated to helping the next generation succeed. My Holland’s leadership has driven EQuest Asia’s success, and her dedication to bringing well-being and joy to the workplace is truly inspiring. As a learned lecturer and certified Assessor-coach, she is an invaluable asset to the team, and her leadership is instrumental in driving the company’s success. It’s no wonder she was named the 2020 Winner of Eurocham Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Anthony Holland

Director CIECL- Certified Executive Coach @Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership Australia

Anthony Holland is a true asset to EQuest Asia as their Director. With his CIECL certification and experience as an Executive Coach at the Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership Australia, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the company. Anthony’s disciplined approach to engagement risk analysis ensures that the company is always prepared for any challenges that may arise, while his ability to identify and address root causes ensures that action plans are effective and efficient. EQuest Asia is lucky to have such a dedicated and talented Director on our team!

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Mai-Anh Holland

Graphic Designer

Mai-Anh is the creative genius behind EQuest Asia’s stunning visual designs! Her talent and skills are an integral part of our team, bringing our brand and message to life with every project she undertakes. With Mai-Anh’s eye for detail and passion for design, our company’s image has never looked better. We are privileged to have her on our team!

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Mylan Holland

Senior Business Analyst

Mylan Holland is the heart and soul of EQuest Asia’s analytical team, bringing unparalleled expertise and insightful analysis to every project. As our Senior Business Analyst, she plays an invaluable role in shaping our company’s strategy and driving our success. With her keen eye for detail and innovative thinking, Mylan is a true asset to our team.

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Hanh Luong

Research Associate

Hanh Luong is an invaluable member of the EQuest Asia team. As our Research Associate, she brings a wealth of passion, knowledge, and expertise to her work. With her MSc in Occupational Psychology and Stage-l training, Hanh is dedicated to building better workplaces for Vietnamese people and organizations. Her commitment to creating positive change is truly inspiring, and we are honored to have her on our team.

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Van Anh

Office Manager - Office

Van Anh is an indispensable part of EQuest Asia’s team, bringing her expertise and hard work to every task she takes on. As Office Manager, she keeps everything running smoothly and ensures that the office is a welcoming and productive place to be. We’re lucky to have her on board and couldn’t imagine the company without her.

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Ngoc Dang Nguyen Bao

Digital Content Creator

Ngoc is the heart and soul of EQuest Asia’s digital content creation team. Her creativity and dedication to her craft are unparalleled, and she always goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional results. Ngoc’s ability to connect with audiences make her an invaluable asset to our company. We are so grateful to have her on our team!

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Vy Nguyễn

Accountant

Vy Nguyen is an integral part of the EQuest Asia family. Her attention to detail and dedication to her work are unparalleled. As our accountant, she keeps our finances in perfect order and helps us achieve our goals.

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Cam Tuong

Website Manager

Cam Tuong is the mastermind behind the EQuest Asia website! Our website has never looked better thanks to her exceptional management skills. Cam Tuong’s commitment and hard work make her an indispensable member of our team. We’re lucky to have her.

Business Associates and Advisors

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Bruce Levy

Evangelist

Bruce advises us on the alignment of our engagement-based interventions with the big strategic challenges in economies, industries, and corporate structures.

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Loek Hopstaken

Progressive Optimist

Loek is our Vietnam HRM, PR and leadership training specialist.

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Jane Wundersitz

Positive Team Member

We partner with Jane in some of our client engagements – we just love working with her and experiencing her energy and creativity!

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With Vicky Johnson, Co-Founder of Museum of Happiness London

With Vicky Johnson, Co-Founder of Museum of Happiness London

With Prof Richard Wiseman

With Prof Richard Wiseman

With Professor Michael Seger #WCPP 2019 Melbourne

With Professor Michael Seger #WCPP 2019 Melbourne

With Professor Kim Cameron Positive Organisations #WCPP 2019 Melbourne

With Professor Kim Cameron Positive Organisations #WCPP 2019 Melbourne

With Professor Martin Seligman - #WCCP 2019 Melbourne

With Professor Martin Seligman - #WCCP 2019 Melbourne

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