Dr Eric Chan

Assistant Professor, Centre Manager CMI Dual Accreditation Programmes

Professional Biography

Versatile, motivated, enthusiastic, creative, compassionate and imaginative professional with 25 years’ experience as an international consultant, trainer and educator. Throughout his career, Eric has worked expansively as a strategist, personnel development, trainer, lecturer, life/business coach, corporate management consultant including people, change management, leadership, team building, experiential learning and product development in Europe and South East Asia.

A chartered manager and fellows of professional bodies (ILM and CMI), an accredited international life coach (Institute of Leadership and Management), NLP Practitioner, Senior Fellow of HEA, trainer for personal effectiveness and organisational health. He is also a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator, and a Belbin, DISC, Celemi and simulations facilitator. Led PG programmes and was successful in validating and revalidating PG programmes with Bournemouth University, the Open University and Regent’s University London.

He is also a senior advisor for LIFE Academy Sweden on advanced training management / leadership programmes. Advocate of values education, the thinking process and business and life essential skills as core areas for learning and development to unlock people’s potential. Life purpose is to help people to realise their true potential (leadership from within) and be resilience, holistic, resourceful, compassionate and responsible individuals. An international business strategy teams and coach awards winner. In RUL, Eric is a Chartered Fellow and Principal Lecturer and the Centre Manager, Chartered Management Institute, dual accreditation PG programmes.


  • Business Model Canvas and Value Canvas Model practitioner certification, Strategyzer.com (in progress, anticipated completion December 2019)
  • Certified Mindfulness Practitioner, Diploma in Mindfulness (Dip.M), International Association of NLP & Coaching and International Alliance of Holistic Therapists, Centre of Excellence 2017
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGHCE) Regent’s University London, 2017
  • Mental Toughness MTQ48 facilitator certification (FMTQ48), AQR UK, 2016
  • DISC facilitator certification (FDISC), Coaching Academy, UK, 2015
  • CELEMI Apples and Oranges and Medici Effect facilitator certification (FCelemi), Celemi Sweden, 2014
  • Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY ® facilitator certification (FLegoSP), Trivium Denmark, 2014
  • Certified Train the Trainer Practitioner, Activia UK with Institute of Leadership and Management, 2013
  • PDR Trained Facilitator, Regent’s University London HR Department, 2013
  • Certified NLP Practitioner, NLP Society, UK, 2010
  • Certified Executive Coach, Institute of Leadership and Management, 2010
  • PhD in Strategic Studies, Canterbury University, 2009
  • Certified Life Coach Practitioner, International Coaching Alliance, UK, 2009
  • Certified Belbin Facilitator, Belbin UK, 2009
  • Certified Instructor of Business and Strategy Simulations – Management Simulations Capstone Training USA, 2008
  • Certified Life Academy Trainer – Advanced International ICT Management & Sustainable Development LIFE Academy, Sweden, 2007
  • Certified Rwo Shu Zone Reflexologist, Rwo Shu Malaysia, 2005
  • Diploma in Chinese Tuina Massage, British School of Yoga, UK, 2005
  • Certified and Registered Lymphologist, International Academy of Lymphologist USA, 2005
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Research Methods, Southampton Solent University, UK, 2004
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Massage, Brandon Raynor School of Natural Therapies, Australia, 2004
  • Certified Shiatsu Massage, Brandon Raynor School of Natural Therapies, Australia, 2004
  • Diploma in Holistic Massage, International Therapy Examination Council, ITEC-UK, 2004
  • Certified in Fitness Education, Sports for Life, UK, 2003
  • Certified Myers Briggs MBTI Accredited Facilitator, MBTI certification, Malaysia, 2001.
  • Certified NLP Practitioner and Life Coach, MIM, Malaysia, 2000
  • Certified Train the Trainer, MIM, Malaysia, 2000
  • Certified Training Needs Assessor, MIM, Malaysia, 2000
  • Certified Multimedia Developer, EMACs Macromedia Malaysia, 2000
  • Certified Reiki Practitioner – USUI Shiki Ryoko, Japan / Malaysia, 1997
  • MBA, Alliant Intl. University, USA (US Intl. University), 1991
  • MIBA, Alliant Intl. University, USA (US Intl. University), 1991
  • Certified Trainer in Advanced Bodybuilding and Fitness Coaching, Joe Weider Academy, USA, 1998
  • Management and Marketing, Alliant Intl. University, USA (US Intl. University), 1988

Relevant Past Employment

  • July 2017- present, Centre Manager, Chartered Management Institute for dual accreditation PG programmes, Business and Management Faculty, Regent’s University London
  • June 2016 – present, Chartered Fellow and Principal Lecturer - Leadership and Management, Business and Management Faculty, Regent’s University London
  • 2010 – 2011, External Academic Advisor, East Midlands School of Business and Management, UK
  • 2009 – June 2016, Programme Director, MA Global Management with pathways and Principal Lecturer – Leadership and Management, Business and Management Faculty, Regent’s University London / Regent’s College London
  • 2007 – 2009, Senior Lecturer, Regent’s Business School, Regent’s College London
  • 2001 – 2007, Visiting Lecturer, Regent’s Business School, Regent’s College London
  • 2001 – 2006, Senior Advisor Marketing and Operations, Megadene Limited, UK
  • 1999 – 2001, Faculty, trainer and consultant, Malaysian Institute of Management Malaysia (MIM)
  • 1999 – 2001, Managing Director, CBS Marketing Services, Malaysia
  • 1998 – 1999, Vice President Marketing and Innovation Technology, Talisman Capital, London, UK


  • AZAM, A., and CHAN, Eric C.K. (2016), The Key to Coaching: Learning, application and Practice, Lulu.com. 28 January 2016.

Other Outputs

Consultancy and training

A selective range of international organisational, business consultancy and training programmes across industry and sectors: -

  • Assessing and Developing Knowledge-value across Organisations
  • Belbin and I
  • Building learning and creative cultures in organisations
  • Business Canvas Model and Lego Serious Play Methodology
  • Coaching and mentoring for senior executives and managers
  • Coaching for management and leadership
  • Community and lifelong learning
  • Core identity through the Lego Serious Play Methodology
  • Cross cultural management and leadership
  • DISC and I
  • Discovering the brand called you
  • Discovering your purpose
  • Finding your personal values
  • Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Followship, Leadership and Teams
  • Goal Setting
  • Leadership from Within
  • Learning and Development through simulations / experiential technique
  • Mental Toughness
  • Mindfulness
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicators and I
  • Organisational health
  • Personal Empowerment
  • Strategy Analysis with Lego Serious Play Methodology
  • Thinking your way to success
  • Unleashing your true potential
  • Values education
  • Vision and mission discoveries programme
  • Youth leadership development

Conference Papers Given

  • CHAN Eric and Ali, A. (2017), ‘Applying accredited CPD themed workshops within Regent’s University London co-curricular Masters Programme.’ Poster display, Association of Business School, Conference, Bristol, 25 and 26 April 2017
  • SADOWSKA, N. MANGION, K. and CHAN, Eric, (2015), ‘Gender in Academia using the LEGO Serious Play Methodology for discussion and brainstorming’. Staff Conference, Regent’s University London, 3 July 2015
  • CHAN, Eric, HEDLEY, B. (2014). 'Innovative blended classroom/online assessment and development of employability skills; using a research based experiential learning simulation approach' – Association of Business School National Conference, 30 April 2014, Birmingham, UK.
  • CHAN, Eric and ALI, A. (2013), ‘Soft skills and experiential learning for HE’, Postgraduate Certificate in the Delivery of Soft Skills and Experiential Learning February 2013. Roehampton University.
  • CHAN, Eric, (2013) ‘Leadership and Teams Effectiveness - Global Workshop for International Youth Leaders’. Institute of Management and Leadership. May 2013, Malaysia.
  • CHAN, Eric (2011), ‘Teams diversity in a multi-cultural context for HE’, March 2011, Regent’s College.

Research Supervision

  • 2002 – present - MA dissertations supervisor / module leader / supervisor’s manager
  • 2012 – present - MA Business Research Project supervisor / module leader / supervisor’s manager
  • 2017 – present - MA Business Start Up supervisor / module leader / supervisor’s manager

Research Interests

Management, innovation, creative thinking, coaching, leadership, entrepreneur, business start-up, unlocking potential, people development, Lego Serious Play in learning and development, new ventures and change management.

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, United Kingdom (CMgr. FCMI)
  • Fellow of Institute of Leadership and Management, United Kingdom (FInstLM)
  • Life fellow member and advisor of the Life International Foundation for Ecology, Sweden (FLIFE)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Member of International Alliance of Holistic Therapist (MIAHT)
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) facilitator for accredited courses
  • Faculty facilitator – Leadership and Teams (Patrick Lencioni (Five dysfunctions of a team) and Kouzes and Posner Leadership Challenge
  • Accredited Facilitator Continuous Professional Development University (CPD), UK
  • Accredited Facilitator LEGO Serious Play Methodology, Denmark
  • Accredited Facilitator CELEMI Solutions, Sweden
  • Academic trainer / facilitator - Learning Dynamics Ltd – Simulations for learning and development
  • Academic trainer / facilitator - Pearson Education Services Ltd – Simulations for learning and development
  • Senior Simulations Research Advisor - Dialectyx Solutions Ltd

Teaching & Course Development

Module leadership

  • Strategic Management of a Luxury Business (MA)
  • Business Start Up (MA)
  • Managing Complexity (MA and PG Certificate)
  • Business and Life Essential Skills (MA)
  • Business Research Project (MA)
  • Dissertation Project (MA)
  • Global Management Simulation (MA)
  • Leadership and Teambuilding outbound programme (BA)
  • Management and Leadership Effectiveness in the Global Environment (MA)
  • Management, Leadership and Teams outbound programme (MA)

Co-module leadership

  • Entrepreneurial Simulation (Foundation)
  • Change Management for Corporate Sustainability (BA)
  • Consultancy (MA)
  • Leadership from Within (MA)
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming in Management and Leadership (MA)
  • Coaching (MA)
  • Managing Uncertainty (BA)
  • Personal Development Portfolio skills (BA)

Programme / course development

  • PG Cert. International Business and Finance (2017) – Managing Complexity module
  • MA Management (2015)
  • MA Global Management (2012)
  • Managing Complexity (2015)
  • Global Management Simulation (2012) (MA)
  • Coaching (2015) (MA)
  • Mindfulness (2012) (MA)
  • Leadership and Teambuilding outbound programme (2013) (BA)


External Examiner - 2018 – 2020

  • Oxford Brookes University, UK and International Business School, Budapest – Joint programmes for the following
    • IB14 BA (Hons) in Arts Management
    • IB15 BA (Hons) Business Studies 

External Examiner - 2014 - 2018

  • Oxford Brookes University, UK and Nilai University Malaysia – Joint programmes for the following
    • NL17 BA (Hons) Business Administration
    • NL18 BA (Hons) Business and Finance
    • NL19 BA (Hons) Business and Management
    • NL20 BA (Hons) Business and Marketing
    • NL22 BA (Hons) Human Resource Management
    • NL23 BA (Hons) International Business
  • Projects Examiner 2016 - present
  • MA Management and MA Luxury Brand Management – Viva examiner for Business Start-ups and Business Projects