In this inaugural video interview, hear from Donn on the most rewarding thing about mentoring others, which stems from appreciating each person's unique strengths and weaknesses.

Here at Human Resources Online (HRO), we’re constantly thinking of new ideas for you, our readers, and it gives us great pleasure to bring to you our new series, HRO Hotspot.

For us, a ‘hotspot’ signifies instant accessibility, digital outreach, and a meeting point for networking and brainstorming. This is our vision for HRO Hotspot, a series of video interviews with expert industry practitioners in and around Asia from fields including and beyond HR.

In this inaugural interview, we’ve had the pleasure to catch up with Donn Koh, Co-founder, STUCK Design, as well as Senior Lecturer at NUS, and most recently, the honoured awardee of the SkillsFuture Fellowships 2020.

As the highest skills awards for individuals in Singapore, the Fellowships honour individuals as masters of skills and mentors of future talent. Given out by the President of the Republic of Singapore, recipients benefit from a monetary award of S$10,000 to continue their pursuit of skills mastery.

For our interviewee, Donn Koh, this award is a recognition of his passionate take on all things design, to his experimentation with the latest tools and industry knowledge. He is a firm believer in teaching others to design – be it through one-on-one mentoring or his pioneering Grow-And-Show initiative which encourages staff to take a sabbatical to focus on their creative pursuits.

In this video interview, you can look forward to hearing from Donn on:

  1. Making magic happen: What is his biggest driver behind design that delights people and propels businesses?
  2. Belief in human potential: The most rewarding thing about mentoring others, which stems from appreciating each person's unique strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Upskilling prowess: Why business owners such as Donn find it useful to grow their skills into other areas such as marketing or digital scaling up.

Check out the video here:

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