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Our Mission

In Malaysia, teenagers experience stress, anxiety and depression more than ever before. One in every five teenagers between 13-17 years old had experienced depression*. We strive to increase teenagers' knowledge, skills and competencies at improving their own mental wellbeing.

 

Our mission is to produce 1 million happy and confident teenagers in Malaysia. We do this through coaching, counselling and positive psychology education directly for teenagers. Apart from that, we also empower, educate and enable parents, teachers, and mental health practitioners to generate a stronger force towards our mission.

Our team

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jason thong

Academic Life Coach, Counsellor and Positive Educator

Jason has been empowering teenagers since 2016. In 2023, he started COACH JT Teen Psychology Centre to touch more teenagers' lives throughout Malaysia. His unique and natural instinct enables him to click with his teenaged clients almost instantaneously. He is creative, curious and loves to learn. 

Education:

  • Master of Counselling (Open University Malaysia)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) (National University of Malaysia)

Certifications:

  • Certified Academic Life Coach (Coach Training EDU, USA)

  • Registered Counsellor - KB, PA (The Board of Counselors Malaysia)

  • Certified Positive Educator (The Centre for Positive Education, USA)

  • Accredited facilitator for No Apologies© workshop 

       (Focus on the Family Malaysia)

  • Certified facilitator for Tuning in To Teens® parenting program     (The University of Melbourne, Australia)

wai kar yan

Trainee Counsellor and Mental Health Advocate

Kar Yan is an experienced workshop facilitator, specialising in personal wellbeing for professionals and young adults. In her counselling practice, she applies creative interventions like metaphorical cards, expressive art and sand tray techniques. With a background in marriage and family counselling, she is committed to well-rounded personal and professional growth in her clients.

Education:

  • Master of Counselling (International Medical University, Malaysia)
    Elective subject: Family and Marriage therapy; Expressive Art

  • Bachelor Science in Psychology, minor in Global Business (Troy University, Alabama, United States)

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sandy yap

Finance & Administration Manager

Sandy is an educator at heart. She brings love, care and empathy wherever she goes. She possesses more than 10 years of experience at managing educational institutions.

Her talents and expertise brings great value to our team at COACH JT.

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration (University of Ballarat)

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teh zhao xiang

Assistant Workshop Facilitator

Zhao Xiang is a student with a passion for youth empowerment. He relishes sharing positive messages with teenagers, making them relatable and impactful. He enjoys coaching and empowering teenagers to be life-ready, believing that everyone deserves a guiding light in their lives.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Business (Taylor’s University) 

certification:

  • Certified NLP Practitioner

leandra choo

Digital Marketing Executive

Leandra is passionate about fostering growth and aims to provide clients of COACH JT a memorable social media experience. She expresses her passion for leveraging social media platforms for strategic brand promotion and audience engagement. She strives to bring a solid foundation in marketing principles and business awareness to every project.

Education:

  • Diploma in Business (Help University, Damansara)

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