Lisa Oake

Lisa Oake

Lisa Oake is the founder of Oake Media and ExecutiveCounselling.com. A passionate advocate for mental wellness, she also conducts media trainings and moderates panel discussions around Asia-Pacific.

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Lisa Oake's Biography

With a distinguished background as the former co-host and financial journalist of CNBC Asia's top-rated morning program Squawk Box, Lisa Oake has conducted thousands of interviews with entrepreneurs, business leaders, central bankers, and heads of state. Her adeptness at navigating complex topics and fostering engaging discussions has also cemented her reputation as a skilled moderator, making her a sought-after presence at conferences and events throughout Asia-Pacific.

As the founder of Oake Media, a bespoke media training company, Oake challenges her clients to move beyond the confines of corporate rhetoric and instead, embrace the power of storytelling rooted in genuine passion and purpose. With an equal passion in empowering individuals to embrace authenticity and prioritise their mental well-being, she also founded ExecutiveCounselling.com. Through this innovative online platform, Oake breaks down barriers and reduces the stigma surrounding seeking support in the corporate world by matching professionals with therapists and coaches who possess a nuanced understanding of the business landscape. Some of her coaching and media clients include Microsoft, Citibank, DBS, S&P Global, AIA, Procter & Gamble, Singapore Exchange, BNP Paribas, Franklin Templeton, The Wall Street Journal, and Channel News Asia, amongst others.

Lisa Oake holds a Master of Arts (Journalism) degree from Canada’s Western University, a Master of Counselling degree from Australia’s Monash University and has completed Harvard Kennedy School’s Leadership in Crises (Executive Education) programme. She is certified by the International Coaching Federation as an associate coach and is a certified practitioner of the 360° assessment tool and Leadership Circle Profile. Oake is also a Forbes contributor, where she sheds light on the crucial link between executive mental health and effective leadership, driving home the message that true leadership begins with self-awareness and emotional resilience.

Originally from Canada, Oake has called Singapore home for the last 25 years. Her blend of media expertise, communication skills and depth of knowledge makes her an exceptional moderator who can elevate conference sessions and leave a lasting impact on participants.

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