pg 7 Grace Leong



How can one become a better learner?

Many people think that learning is dependent upon the external environment, such as the settings we are in or the people teaching us. Although this is true to a certain extent, I personally believe that we have to be independent in learning. Passion and motivation give us the extra boost we need when it comes to learning. In fact, learning takes place most effectively when we consciously relate what we have learnt to our lives. This is when we practise better learning: by unlearning, modifying, adapting and then relearning. In essence, learning starts from you.




Ms Grace Leong is a Specialist in People Management and Development.


Prior to joining Bootstrap in 2011, Grace lectured in various educational institutions specialising in People Management and Development. Some of these institutions include Thames Business School, Temasek Polytechnic, Lasalle College of the Arts and Republic Polytechnic. She has also taken on multiple management roles in various private educational institutions.


Ms Leong was also a consultant to a locally owned education institution which started its school in China, Shanghai. She focused mainly in the training and development of a team of Chinese nationals in the setting up of the operations of the school in China. Since 2011, she has expanded her area of specialisation as she moved onto the training and development of volunteers. She developed the course in Volunteer Management where she trained volunteers from non-profit making organisations – including Grassroot leaders from the People’s Association (Singapore).


In Bootstrap, she spearheaded with the team for Innovation and Capability Voucher Project (Customer Insight) for Yang Kee Logistics, 2Form Interior Design, Lightrus Pte Ltd and BluTrust Pte Ltd. She is also an assessor and facilitator for the SkillsFuture Singapore approved courses.


Grace graduated from the Hawaii Pacific University, USA, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (majored in HRM) (Second Class Upper Honours, 1993). She received her Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) in 2010.