“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Hi, I’m Jonathan, the founder of the Adventure Learning Series, as I was browsing reading Richard Branson’s autobiography he mentioned that your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. And, I’d like to add on to that, to do great work, you need a team that will see you through thick and thin. And I also recalled the advice from my mother that if you truly want to give up your profession, remember to never ever give up and do it well.
And I’ve hung on to that ever since. With just 2 partners 2 years ago and today we have grown to a team of professional trainers and facilitators with diverse expertise, knowledge and experience from both the corporate and education industry.
Let me briefly introduce the Team to you
Jonathan Boudville by profession was an Accountant during his career with KPMG he has worked across and lead engagements in various industries such as Plantation (Guthrie, Highlands and Lowlands, Tabung Haji Plantations Bhd, Kulim Plantations Bhd, JCorp Bhd), Banking and Finance (Kurnia Insurance Bhd, Allianz Insurance Bhd), Oil and Gas (Petroleum Nasional Berhad, Petronas, Tan Chong Motors Bhd, DRB HICOM Bhd) and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (Valentino International, Perfetti Van Melle).
Upon Transiting to Investment Banking, he worked in consulting and advisory work in corporate due diligence, advisory and merger and acquisition deals with Maybank Investment Bank, Hwang DBS Investment Bank and Public Bank Group Bhd (Investment Bank). He gave up his high flying career to fully concentrate on The Adventure Learning Series.
Under his leadership, Jonathan has successfully managed and conducted experiential learning engagements with the following clients:-
- AGILE- Team Retreat (2d1n) Back to Basics Experiential Learning Program – 8pax
- Swift Corporate Services (M) Sdn Bhd (1d) Back to Basics Team Building Program – 32pax
- Entrypass Corporation Sdn Bhd (2d1n) Team Building Experience inspired by Leadership and Unity – 78pax
- Bricomp Technologies Sdn Bhd (2d1n) Team Building Experience inspired by Leardership and Unity – 38pax
- Exquisite Marques Sdn Bhd (2d1n) Back to Basics Experiential Learning Program- Inspired by Leadership and Accountability – 22pax
- Koda Woodcraft (M) Sdn Bhd (2d1n) Corporate Team Building Experiential Learning Program (Senior Management- Production Division) – 20pax
- Horizon Hill Golf and Country Club (Gamuda Land Bhd)- The Movie Making Experience, Experiential Learning Program (1d) – 68pax
- Sam Media Sdn Bhd (1d) Water Rafting Experience, Inspired by Unity and Teamwork, Experiential Learning Program – 88pax
A certified NLP Practitioner and success coach by the American Board of Neoro Linguistic Programming. Also completed various public training courses by the world renowned Peak Performance Coach Anthony Robbins and he is also a certified trainer by PMSB. He leads the team at The Adventure Learning Series with his insights on how to best challenge participants so they can perform at their very best. He has advised and overlooked various public youth development programs and also volunteered his time and effort in corporate training prior to setting up his own initiative. You will often hear him say, “You can’t teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself”
Associate Partner, Program Administration and Hospitality
If there’s one word to recognize her at our programs and as all participants knows her for a generosity. You will find her facilitating all our participants’ needs during their stay at the resort. She ensures that all rooms, food and accommodation is all well taken care off. You will find her facilitating the opening session with our very own “ALS Dance” and Ice Breaker Session. Our challenge to all of you is “If you can’t beat them, join them”.
Kristie is an honors graduate in Interior Architecture. She started of her career with a local interior design house and decided to further her studies in Australia where she took up a course in Industrial Design from The University of Curtin, Western Australia.
We’ve always known her for her passion in youth programs as during her summer breaks she would often volunteer her time to facilitate youth programs and always took up short courses on Student Counseling Techniques and Early Child Development Program during her stay in Australia. At present she volunteers her time with a Non Profit Organization in counseling youths with their career and personal conflicts. Also on weekends she is a full time English teacher for children below the age of 6 years old. Her teaching technique amazes us and when we run out of ideas we do pinch a two from her.
KEONG LYE CHOON
Senior Consultant Trainer, Program Facilitation and Implementation
Born and raised in Kedah, Keong grew up trapping fishes in rivers and falling off trees. His love for the outdoors brought him to the footsteps of Outward Bound School, Lumut and later into the field of outdoor education and corporate training. In 2003, Keong joined an outdoor education provider based in Langkawi as an Outdoor Trainer. There, he worked with over thousands of teens from Malaysian schools on expedition based programs around the islands of Langkawi. He later moved on to corporate training based in Kuala Lumpur with an organisation that is based in Perth Australia.
Engagements which he has lead consist of the following companies:-
- Berjaya Hotels and Resorts Group- Lead Facilitators for Developing, Planning and Facilitating Group learning and development initiatives
- Teamworks International Sdn Bhd- Senior Instructor and Consultant, Portfolio managed includes Shell, Lundbeck Pharmaceutical, Maxis Corporation Bhd, Microsoft Singapore and CTL Cardtech
Keong currently serves as the Learning and Development associate with The Adventure Learning Series Keong has since been working with various organisation in various locations. His varied experience in different industries allows him first-hand experience at how diverse and unique a working environment can be. This has helped him tremendously in facilitating with groups on team building programs. Keong is a firm believer in making the best of a person’s abilities.
SUKARDI IRWIN MEETING
Senior Facilitator, Program Safety and Medic
Sukardi is one of our senior outdoor facilitator from Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. He is an ex Outward Bound instructor with almost 6 years of experience as a Program Expeditionary Specialist. He started his career as a cook with Hyatt Regency and worked his way up as a Staff Chef at JW Marriot Hotel. He then decided to put aside his job to focus on his career which he always wanted, to be an Outdoor Experiential Learning Instructor. So he enlisted himself with The Outward Bound Trust of Sabah and got a job as an Instructor and rose the ranks over the years to a Senior Facilitator.
During his tenure with The Outward Bound School, he has obtained the following certifications:-
- 21 Days Classic Course Challenge
- First Aid Wilderness Certification
- Train the Trainer Certification by PSMB
- Kayaking Level 1,2,3
- Rope and Abseiling Risk and Safety Program Certification Level 1 & 2
- Here are some of the programs that he has worked on, to name a few:-
- International Programs:-
- Singapore Civil Defense (Section Commandor) 9 days
- Singapore Youth Program 19 days
- Sayfol International School 3 days
- American International School 7 days
- Karanji Middle School Singapore 9 days
- Hwa Chong Middle School Singapore 9 days
- Raffles College Singapore 9 days
LIM KEE BOK
Associate Director, Program Director and Corporate and Public Communications Officer
…Or our participants will refer to him as “Uncle Bob”. One of our most senior team member on The Adventure Learning Series. A retired law enforcement senior officer, he has spent most of his career making Malaysia a safe place to live in. He contributes his insights on our business direction, public relations and legal advisory. In today’s corporate governance term you will term his role as the Non Independent Executive Director.
He ensures that all safety aspects of the program is well taken care off and during the program day, there you can be assured of a good nights sleep. The participants’ get’s along well with him as he relates his stories on his career.
Bob’s never ending attitude toward always improving himself in spite of his age, he has taken a course in Business Coaching certified by the Corporate Coach Academy in Malaysia and he presently sits on the board of directors for a few companies. Also he is physically fit. Try a 5k run with him. As he likes to say it during his opening speech, his favorite question to the participants that till today even we can’t figure it out, See if you can help us with it, Two police officers offered me cookies in the lockup with my hands cuffed. How do I take it?