Ling Thio is an organizational development consultant and systems leadership coach with 12 years experience as a coach, facilitator and educator, focusing on diversity, inclusion, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about reducing unnecessary suffering through personal growth, interpersonal skills, and cultural transformation. He is known for his strategic thinking, empathic listening, wisdom, and his candid and caring style of communication.
Ling is a Trainer, Consultant and Facilitator at Matrix Leadership Institute. He facilitates interpersonal dynamics classes at Stanford Graduate School of Business and systems leadership classes at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Ling is trained in Hakomi (experiential form of psychotherapy), Somatic Experiencing (experiential form of trauma healing) and Stanford (interpersonal dynamics) and UC Berkeley (systems leadership) and holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Previously, he played key leadership roles in three successful Silicon Valley software start-ups as Lead Engineer, Software Architect and Co-founder. Ling was born in Indonesia, grew up in The Netherlands, lives with his wife in Oakland, California, and has an unofficially adopted son from Côte d’Ivoire.
Within a few months, I could see how my participation in the Matrix had already begun to inform my skills for relating and negotiating conflict as applications began to show up in my personal life as well as with my clients. I love being able to witness others respond skillfully and with heart in the group circle. I learn about myself and relationship and myself-in-relationship every meeting. This group is of great value to me. I don't know of another venue where I could engage and work on these skills with such loving and supportive guidance.
— Noëlle Morris
Menlo Park, CA