About Elynn Teo
Hi, I am Elynn Teo, Creator of The Mind Studio.
As a highly passionate soul, equipped with professional trainings as a Certified HeartMath Trainer, Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach and Master Practitioner, Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner and Counsellor, I am passionate to coach women through their own personal transformations in pursuit of living with purpose, courage and confidence.
Outside of The Mind Studio, I am also the Chief Financial Officer of a real estate private equity firm, as well as the co-founder of a social enterprise Woven.ByWomen
On the personal front, I am also a mother, wife, daughter and a volunteer who strive to play each role as beautifully as I can.
I believe every individual has this inner power and strength within them to achieve the happiness they want. Sometimes, we are just a little stuck. Like, stuck in the tunnel and need a guiding light to shine the way.
That’s what happened to me.
20 years in the finance and private equities industries, I am humbled and honored to have held various leadership roles creating & leading teams across Americas, India, London and Singapore, where I coached and mentored many beautiful souls. Thanks to them, I realized how passionate I am about empowering others to achieve their potential.
Personally gone through a challenging and emotionally neglected childhood, I learnt to work very hard for survival…and then in pursuit of happiness and love. Yes, I eventually reached a pretty comfortable place.
At 35, I was promoted to Senior Vice President at a leading investment management firm, and had the privilege to lead and mentor global teams ever since than.
I also have a lovely family of my own with two beautiful children.
But I felt something amiss. I was stuck, and I could not visualize the path ahead of me despite everything I had.
Diving into the science behind human emotions, thoughts and behaviors, and what makes people flourish in life, I realized that it all boils down to empowering our own mind and connecting it with our heart to create that spark!
I finally took the leap of faith and hit the REFRESH button to discover my next phase of life. The Mind Studio is created out of love & empowerment to inspire more souls to become creators of their own lives.
A mother to three boys (two little humans and a golden retriever), my goal is to cultivate an empowering environment where my boys can excel to be the best they can be. I want to be the mom they can speak to about their thoughts, feelings, plans and secrets with!
Looking back, I wished I had someone to guide me through my inferiority about my childhood, when my mom passed away and I felt there is no one else I could trust when I struggled to support myself through college when my dad was retrenched when I jumped from one relationship to the next seeking for validity and security….and the list goes on.
I told myself I would never want my children to go through the same feeling of being so small & insignificant in this crazy VUCA world. Easier said than done though – this is definitely by far my most challenging role – from difficult pregnancies, miscarriage, breast-feeding nightmares to the fears as a mom when our boys go through different medical issues, but it is also no doubt the most rewarding & selfless job. And, I strive to be the best emotion coach I can be for them every single day.
When not at work, yoga keeps me sane & grounded and exploring this beautiful planet with people I love is my passion!
More fun facts about Elynn
CNA Feature where Elynn shares tips for women who wishes to start their own business!
Featured blog – A mumpreneur who left her profession of 18 years for a better purpose during the pandemic
Personal Blog – www.elynnteo.com
Elynn shares about her journey as a volunteer and befriender at Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT),
in this interview with Soaring Solos, a support community for single unwed mothers in Singapore.
"I would really encourage these women to come forward to seek help, and knowing that seeking help is actually showing of strength and it it not weakness" - Elynn
Masters in Counselling (Advanced)
Certified HeartMath Trainer | HeartMath.org
Certified Master Practitioner & Coach in Neuro-Linguistic Programming | IANLP
Graduate Diploma of Positive Psychology | The School of Positive Psychology
Graduate Certificate of Counselling | Swinburne University of Technology
Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) | Nanyang Technological University