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.
It has now become clear to me that a big part of my discomfort in groups has been my difficulty holding onto my differences, my uniqueness, my perspectives while still staying in close loving connection. I'm learning so much about this - how to honor my differences and your differences without believing I'll lose or leave the relationship.
— Anne Wagner
Foundation Training Participant