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About Farland Chang

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Farland Chang is an Emmy Award winning TV Journalist, Executive Producer, Documentarian, Educator, Entrepreneur, Media Strategist & Coach.

In a journalism career spanning some 25 years, Farland has reported on top stories across Asia & North America, covering world figures from Bill Clinton to Jackie Chan and Frank Sinatra to Princess Diana.

Farland has met with or covered a host of famous newsmakers, including US President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, China’s President Jiang Zemin, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senator Ted Kennedy and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; business titans Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and Cher Wang; media celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney and Michael Bloomberg; and sports stars Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez & Michael Chang.

For CNN International based in Hong Kong, Farland launched CNN’s Asia Business Morning as the program’s Anchor and Correspondent. He conducted live interviews with market strategists, industry analysts, entrepreneurs, and movers & shakers. Farland also produced and reported the popular weekly segments Asia Rising and Entrepreneurs Only, which focused on the best success stories in Asia.

For NBC News based in Los Angeles, as a Network Correspondent, Farland filed stories from nearly all 50 states. And earlier, he reported for TV and radio news organizations in Seattle, Philadelphia, New York, Washington DC, Hawaii and Guam.

In public service, Farland served as International Trade Coordinator & Press Secretary for the former Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, S.B. Woo. Farland earned his Bachelor’s degree in Government from Cornell University; his Master’s from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and his Postgraduate Certificate in Radio, Film & TV from the University of Bristol in England. Farland is a Paul Harris Fellow, after serving as a Rotary Goodwill Ambassador in the UK. Since 1999, Farland has taught journalism and lectured at UCLA, USC, Cornell, Hong Kong University & The Richard Ivey School of Business.

As Executive Producer of WorldBizWatch, Farland now develops programs that bridge east and west, including a video series about “Olympians in Pursuit of Perfection.” Other productions include collaborating with National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita on the award-winning documentaries “Marco Polo: World’s Greatest Overland Journey” & “Zheng He: China’s Greatest Admiral” as well as the upcoming “Art of the Photographer: Paid To Be Lucky,” plus representing Deansee’s “The Wedding Race,” one of China’s 1st reality TV series, in new markets, and developing “Visionaries: Great Leaders Making Bold Visions Come True,” a new TV series inspiring young people to “Do Well, Do Good and Do Right.”.

Farland directs a team that produces branded content, reality programs, TV commercials, corporate videos & communications training programs for a host of clients. They include IBM, Starbucks, Microsoft, MSN, Sony, Coca Cola, Flextronics, eBay, Accenture, Kodak, CLP Power, TVB, Towers Perrin, Nike, Genting, HTC, EDS, Petronas, Jollibee, Global Sources, Veritas, Hyatt, Standard Chartered Bank, Allianz, CSFB, Deutsche Bank, TD Waterhouse, PWC, Amway, Cornell University, Cathay Pacific & Singapore Air, Hong Kong & Singapore Tourism & Government agencies.

Testimonials

  • He has good knowledge in handling situations.

    Ms June Ng – Assistant Manager (Sales & Operations), Enzer Electronics Pte Ltd
  • I’m able to recognise that every customer is different and requires different approach. Ken is a very knowledgeable, down to earth and pragmatic speaker/facilitator.

    Mr Noor Aldi Alip – Central Narcotics Bureau
  • “I have a better understanding of the characteristics of different generations. I would definitely recommend this program to my colleagues and peers.”

    Ms Joycelyn Sum – Assistant Manager, Health Science Authority
  • “I have a better understanding of the 4G characteristics and familiarisation with Emergenetics which can be put into use when managing my staff. Ken is knowledgeable in the topics covered. Presentation is clear and easy to understand.”

    Mr Siau Kim Boon – Manager, Straits Construction Singapore Pte Ltd
  • “I now understand the different generations to manage them better as a team. Ken is flexible and willing to share additional information to meet the expectations of the learners.”

    Ms Mariam Binte Isahak – Housing Unit Officer, Singapore Prison Service
  • “I learn more about Gen X, Y & Z and about myself and my style. Ken is very knowledgeable and able to give good examples and cases to elaborate concepts.”

    Mr Chan Yew Fai – Deputy PE Mfg Manager, The Polyolefin Company Singapore Pte Ltd
  • “The sharing of experiences and role playing are beneficial, especially for supervisors like myself.”

    Mr Louis Lim – Assistant Director, Ministry of Transport HQ
  • The trainer Ken has shared good experiences, short case studies, in depth knowledge in the customer service area.

    Ms Mynn Kang – Senior Customer Care Executive, ZONE Telecom Pte Ltd
  • “I have learnt a lot on balancing different leadership styles. Ken is professional, friendly and expert in his field. I would definitely recommend this program to my colleagues and peers”

    Mr Sum Teck Meng – OO Expert Group, Singapore Police Force
  • 学到处理主管和员工之间的相处之道。 讲师,黄兆贤先生的授课方式很生动和有趣。

    Ms Lim Lau Cheng – Logistics Supervisor, Ryder-Ascent Logistics Pte Ltd
  • “I have a better understanding of the different generations. Ken is an experienced trainer. He is able to draw and explain with various examples”

    Mr Chan Kok Hua – Chief Personal Supervisor, Singapore Prison Service
  • “I have learnt about the techniques of innovation and producing creativity from the program. Ken is engaging and he imparts key knowledge that is applicable in real work environment.”

    Mr Said Bin Amir Alkatiri – Designate Position, Singapore Police Force
  • “The course is a good reminder of the importance of communication and motivating the group of Gen Y staff under my supervision. Ken has given very relevant examples/situations in explaining his point.”

    Mr Edward Yue – Assistant Head, Sea Export, Singapore Customs
  • “I have gained a deeper understanding on team management and gotten some tips on how to handle multigeneration teams.”

    Ms Zuraidah Binte Mahat – Asst Director, Foreign Manpower Management Division, Ministry of Manpower Singapore
  • The workshop is interesting & interactive.

    Ms Irene Koh – Customer Service Supervisor, Sonoco Singapore Pte Ltd
  • “I have a clearer understanding of profile of Gen X and Y and the alignment of communication techniques.”

    Ms Amy Lee – National Sales Manager, Servier (S) Pte Ltd
  • Personal interaction is excellent with the small group size. Ken has good interpersonal skill and he’s flexible.

    Mr Phua Suan Lian – Housing Unit Officer, Singapore Prison Service
  • I am more aware of ways to manage the 4G. Ken is interactive and passionate about the topic.

    Ms Amanda Ang – OC Logistics, Singapore Prison Service
  • “…Participants from SPC found the Emergenetics Profiling survey tool useful to gain self-awareness. They also gave compliments to Ken for being an experienced trainer who was able to provide relevant examples and was engaging and approachable in the various learning stages…”

    Mr Chan Jin Kiat – Head, Human Resources, Singapore Petroleum Company Limited
  • 我在这个课程里学到如何好好地管人管事,从多方面多角度看待问题。黄兆贤先生的授课方式生动,有趣,容易理解。

    Mdm Wu Yin Mei – Supervisor, Broadway Food Centre (Holdings) Pte Ltd
  • Ken has vast experience in handling various delicate situations & his inputs have been forthcoming.

    Mr. A. Hamid – Senior Mgr, City Gas Pte Ltd
  • Ken is an excellent trainer. He’s able to quote examples for better understanding.

    Mr Wilson Tan – Customer Support Group Manager S.E.A., DEK Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  • “I have a better understanding of my profile so as to work and connect with all levels of staff. Ken is knowledgeable and full of drive. He is able to share great examples and stories with the class. Cool! I would definitely recommend this program to my colleagues and peers.”

    SUPT Alan Wong – Ang Mo Kio Police Division, Singapore Police Force