‘ The shifting of self consciousness is what
gives meaning and purpose to our lives.’

Our Story

Founded in Singapore in 1982, The Asian Leadership Institute has been providing wise counsel to executives in multinational corporations and Asian family businesses for more than 35 years. Most of our clients come to us

via recommendation or by referral, typically from previous or existing clients with whom we have an established track record of success. We prize our client’s confidentiality, but can provide references on request.


Brian trained as a professional psychotherapist, earning a postgraduate fellowship in psychoanalysis from the prestigious Menninger Foundation in the United States before moving to Asia in the 70s.

Five years spent as a monk in Tibet and Thailand gave Brian a deep experiential understanding of the fundamentals and essence of mindfulness training. He uses this unusual experience in a practical, yet provocative way that directly applies to business. He has worked closely with a wide variety of corporate and governmental institutions to design and implement strategies for organisational and personal change.

In recent years, he has focused more of his time working with large Asian family-run businesses, where family dynamics play a new and challenging role in the transformational process.


Mark has a unique combination of business, psychology and practical expertise. His career has taken him through banking, strategy consulting, entrepreneurial start-ups, corporate governance, counselling psychology and executive coaching.

He has been an advisor to executives throughout his 30 years in Asia and has been a client, business partner and coaching student of Dr. Brian Bauerle since the late 1990s. He has been a meditator for over 30 years and has co-taught a course on meditation and leadership at the Singapore Management University MBA program.

He is currently writing his Masters thesis on counseling Asian family businesses.