About WHITE SPACE
WHITE SPACE, meaning the space remains blank, the space that is unexplored, undefined and unknown.
One prominent characteristic of Eastern art is its treatment of WHITE SPACE.
The very charm in Chinese literature lies where it is without words; in music, where it is soundless conveys more than sound; in painting it is that if one's mind can reach there, there is no need for the touch of any brush.
The very absence of content can itself create rhythm, it's a space for beauty to unfold. The WHITE SPACE is really by design to inspire the viewers to think , imagine and co-create.
Maintaining the WHITE SPACE is a common method used in Eastern art creations; it is one of the characteristics of oriental aesthetics.
Throughout the ages, those who make good use of WHITE SPACE are great masters; and the art pieces with good White Space applied are masterpieces.
In the world of leadership, WHITE SPACE is a space...
For leaders to pause and deeply reflect on themselves.
For leaders and teams to explore the possibility for flourishing and growth.
That allows us to embrace different point of views and co-create new wisdom.
For each individual to create and be imaginative.
For deep and open conversations to flow.
For teams to create meaningful connection and paint the future together.
Through this WHITE SPACE, we help leaders to flourish with their organizations, help them become their best versions, and to optimise the growth for themselves and the organizations.
Edward Cheng 鄭博文
Talent Development Director - Taiwan- White Space Limited.
Coach and Facilitator
A Taiwanese gentleman who is experienced in human resources management across various industries, he holds the master degree in Education and Counselling from the National Tsing Hua University, and he is now a lecturer for the subject of Group Dynamics under the same faculty.
Edward had worked in the HR management roles for almost 18 years, and 2/3 of the time was working with the corporates' CEOs, thus he is very experienced in planning for organizations' people development strategies from the corporate level. Edward has strong expertise in helping the leaders to make impactful changes and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of organisations through the establishment of systemic approach.
Edward possesses rich psychological background, and he is the Executive Coach to many corporate CEOs and top management, a researcher and an executor of the Systematic Group Coaching. Through the process of Group Facilitation and Group Coaching, and riding on the group dynamics, Edward enables the participants to be aware of their blind spots, to practice new behaviour, to remove any disturbance for changes, and thus to speed-up the goal achievement of these leaders and organisations.
Edward respects every individual's uniqueness, and he believes that everyone has his/her wisdom and values. Edward is good at facilitating group conversations and co-creation workshops, he is instrumental in moving the group by customizing the process, so as to involving those inexpressive ones to co-create and cooperate with others. Apart from the customized conversation process, Edward also got his strengths in the visual expression during the group conversations that he facilitates, this is attributed to Edward's virtue of art. He is good at using multi-media to facilitate teams and individuals for self-reflection and expression, and he can always lead others into deeper awareness and experience.
Edward has been awarded the National TrainQuali Prize, and the gold medal of TTQS（Taiwan TrainQuali System）for two times.
Edward has been working with clients from different industries, including Fubon Life Insurance, BMW, Deloitte, Impact Hub, Sunplus Technology, Quanta Computer, Taikoo Motors, M31 Technology and Hotai Motor, etc.
Claudia Lau 劉凱銘
Talent Development Director - APAC- White Space Limited.
Leadership Coach and Facilitator
A Hong Konger who lives in Taiwan now, she is an experienced leadership facilitator / coach for the Greater China area.
Claudia is the Certified facilitator for multiple growth mindset programs, including 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Investment in Excellence from University of the Pacific and Ripplemaker, etc.
Claudia worked in multi-national companies for many years, thus she understood the leadership styles under different cultures. She possesses nearly two decades of experience in leadership training and coaching across the Greater China region, and she has helped over 5000 managers to grow and transform via her training and coaching. Through these valuable experiences, Claudia recognizes the strengths and blind spots that the Eastern leaders have in management, and she truly believes that sustainable changes must start from within.
Claudia is specialised in Positive Psychology, Strengths-Based Leadership and Coaching. Her mission is bringing more peace, happiness and growth to the workplace through the above-mentioned approaches, and make workplace a better place for individuals and organizations to flourish together.
The Talent Development Programs that Claudia designed, trained and coached has won various international awards, including The Association for Talent Development (ATD), Hong Kong Best Practice and ChAina Award, etc.
Claudia has worked with clients from various industries, including luxury retails, automobiles, finance and insurance, hi-tech, fashion and beauty, banking, manufacturing and logistics supply chain, etc. Clients including Chanel, MTR, L'Oréal, BMW, Taikoo Motors, Mercedez Benz, BLUEBELL Group, Mead Johnson, LiteOn, Fubon, Nan Fung Group, Modern Terminals, FOX, Moore Stephens, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, etc.
Our team has rich experience in leadership development. Along the way we worked with all these leaders from different industries, nationalities and seniorities, we firmly believe that with the arrival of the VUCA era, the success formula for modern corporate lies in their ability to embrace and respect the humanness of everyone, the needs, the dreams and the uniqueness of everyone in the workplace.
Thus, our works integrate Positive Psychology, Appreciative Inquiry and Leadership Development, to help participants flourishing the best in them, and to establish highly-engaged and high-performing teams.
At the same time, we also leverage on the Group Coaching approach to help participants deeply reflect on their leadership effectiveness, including their mindset and behaviours. Which is then followed by a series of actions and process to develop a more positive leadership style that truly synergies the strengths of the team and bring out their best.
The terminology 'Positive Psychology' was formally proposed by Martin E.P. Seligman, the Professor from University of Pennsylvania in 2000, the study of this field is a groundbreaking shift in the field. While the traditional psychology focuses on fixing what's wrong, Positive Psychology focuses on building what's strong, that cover a wide range of studies in strengths, resilience, EQ, meaning, connections, flow...etc.
In January 2012, Harvard Business Review used 'Positive Intelligence' as topic, it shown that different researches proved that happy employees outperformed others not only in productivity, but also in Sales, Profit, Creativity, and Customer Satisfaction.
Shawn Achor named it as 'Positive Intelligence', meaning corporates' performance on different aspects will be improved because of our positive mindset.
Apart from him, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Laura King and Ed Diener'studies have also found that employees' level of life satisfaction impacts productivity, sales volume and creativity.
In 2009, Daniel Pink pointed out in his book <Drive> that the traditional motivation approach - Carrot and Stick may often create unnecessary negative side effects. Instead, letting employees feel that they have Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose is the long-term and effective motivation approach.
In the past two decades, more and more companies have made huge commitment and investment in introducing Positive Psychology, Coaching and Employees Engagement to unleash the ultimate "Positive Intelligence" in their people.
Are you ready to be part of this worldwide movement?