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Trainer / Consultant
Stephen is the CEO of Krempl Communications International and creator of the Global Executive Mindset (GEM) Curriculum. Prior to his current position, Stephen was the VP of Global Learning at Starbucks Coffee Company. The role requires the setting and implementation of an enterprise wide learning strategy for the 140,000 partners and 12,800 restaurants operating in 37 countries to enable the planned and systematic growth of the brand across the globe.
Prior to joining Starbucks, Stephen has worked for Fortune 500 companies like Yum Brands, PepsiCo, and Motorola, including being a consultant at the Singapore Institute of Management. These senior training and education roles in these companies have enabled him to participate in the development and training of leaders in 25 countries.
At YUM Brands Inc., Stephen was the VP of Yum University and Global Training. This entailed taking care of the developmental needs of the top 3000 executives. YUM Brands operates 34,000 restaurants with 850,000 employees in over 100 countries for quick service restaurant brands such as KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver and A & W.
He initially helped build the international division’s people capability through roles in organisational development, training and education and succession planning. He was then asked to establish YUM’s corporate university for the entire organisation including the design and development efforts for the restaurant operations.
At PepsiCo Restaurants International, he developed their Training System for their Asia division. The original task was to quickly build the capability of their leaders for the fast growing business spread over a wide geography. This assignment included servicing countries from the Middle East to the Philippines and Indonesia to China.
Whilst at Motorola, Stephen was part of a team that designed, developed and converted several hundred hours of Motorola curriculum for the Singapore Government. He also headed a unit that built an external consulting unit in South East Asia to support customers and suppliers of Motorola with Motorola’s Quality Curriculum to improve their quality metrics that included 6 Sigma and Process Mapping and other process improvement programmes. Many companies including Telekom Malaysia, RJR Reynolds, Siemens and GM to name a few, benefited.
At the Singapore Institute of Management, he was an in-house training consultant that planned and conducted climate surveys and leadership training for many companies in the banking, aviation and government sectors.
He has spoken at several conferences and conventions around the world, and has conducted training programmes and spoken in many countries in Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Australasia.
Some of Stephen’s clients include Applied Materials Inc. (South East Asia), National Parks Board, Yum! Asia Franchise, LM Ericsson Bangladesh, Kelly Services (APAC, Singapore & Malaysia), Fiserv ASPAC, Fluke SEA, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre and Singapore Youth Olympics 2010 Organising Committee.
He has been associated with several organisations including being the past President of the Association of Psychological Type, Singapore and Vice President, Asian Regional Training and Development Organizations (ARTDO). He is now a member of the National Speakers Association and American Society for Training and Development in the US. He was also included in the Who's Who International (2000) and a recipient of numerous internal awards at YUM and PepsiCo. He was also an adjunct faculty for University of London and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Stephen’s hobbies include writing books and furthering presentation technology. He has authored and co-authored several books including, Training Across Multiple Locations (2001), Leadership ER (2004) and The 5% Zone (2013).