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Advancing Real® OD Practice is the heart of our business, helping organisations achieve their potential.

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Our Calling

At PACE, we are committed to advancing Real® organisational development (OD) practice, positively impacting organisations we work with.

We confront business realities with humility, courage and maturity. We are authentic in all our dealings and relationships. We articulate the truth with courage and embrace adaptive actions instead of defensiveness.
We strive relentlessly to help build transformational organisations that develop their leaders and people to be truer and greater versions of themselves. 

We perform the roles of OD doctors, coaches, facilitators, researchers but most of all, we are friends to our clients. 

Our Vision

Our Mission

Helping organisations realise shared aspirations with authenticity to attain people and organisational excellence.
We facilitate authentic stakeholder engagement through OD solutions that transform leaders, people and organisations.

Our Core Values


Against the backdrop of a severe economic downturn in 1998, Dr Lily Cheng and Dr Peter Cheng founded PACE out of a desire to help organisations perform despite challenging environments.

Since then, PACE has stayed true to its purpose of advancing organisations and people through OD, providing real solutions to our clients’ people problems.
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Lily's Story

A life lesson that I had gained at a young age defined my calling in life. As I did not come from a well-to-do family, my five siblings and I had lived in a one-room flat. I was thankful to have somehow gained the favour of a couple living next door, who had their home furnished with a refrigerator and a black & white television (luxury items back then). Out of kindness, and because I found favour with them, they would often invite me over to have an iced drink or to watch a television program together. I would subsequently ask my other siblings to join me whenever I was invited.

These neighbours taught me a very valuable lesson: As long as someone is willing to reach out and help another person, he or she would not only have helped that one individual, but also the others who are connected with him/her. This experience has left a great impression in my mind about helping people; if I could reach out to one person, then those connected to this person would also receive help. Isn't it amazing how we can touch many lives by beginning with one?

OD helps organisations to be change-capable but this process requires the engagement of leaders who are willing to help and be helped. My core calling to OD is thus: the possibility of doing what I can to reach out to organisational leaders, and subsequently their followers. This life mission simply excites me and I find this very fulfilling indeed. To this end, I am and will stay committed to transforming companies beginning with one individual.
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Peter's Story

In my first job back in 1983, I had a supervisor who did not believe in coaching or developing people. I was left largely to my own devices to manage a market research project aimed at unraveling the needs of our customers. Despite facing considerable challenges and relying heavily on on-the-job learning, I successfully completed the task three months later, much to the delight of the General Manager. However, my supervisor's unhelpful posture toward me persisted for another four years, until I was eventually promoted by the General Manager to assume the post of Marketing Manager. I remained in this position for three more years before seeking advancement in a healthcare organisation.

This experience highlighted the importance of coaching and developing people as critical skills that leaders must demonstrate. In stark contrast to my first supervisor, the General Manager at the healthcare organisation was a firm believer in staff development. To this day, I recall her as a great coach and mentor who left an indelible imprint on my professional life. The disparate treatment I received from my supervisors at both organisations underscored the significant impact that coaching and development can have on one's growth in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains.

Influenced by the mentorship of the General Manager, I have made it a priority to coach my direct reports and colleagues in my subsequent career with three more organisations. Through this practice, I witnessed firsthand the transformative benefits that coaching can have in unleashing the best in others. Over the last 25 years as co-founder of PACE OD, I am honoured and privileged to have coached and mentored many organisational leaders and talents from across the regional countries. I thank God for the wonderful opportunities to help others benefit from the positive impact of coaching in my role as an executive coach and OD facilitator/consultant.
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Jean's Story

I am inspired to see people empowered to make a positive difference, to live purposefully and enjoy the experience of being able to meaningfully contribute to others. Having personally navigated my journey with many struggles and pains, I’m motivated to make the knowledge I have acquired accessible to help people get there faster and better.

I started off in my profession rather awkward socially and feeling  inadequate to deal with other people. I  doubted whether my views could add value to help others. I was struggling  to bring my voice to the table.  Navigating the conflicts that surfaced from diverse views in a team conversation was a nightmare for me. I was then introduced to the concept of organisation development which I found possibilities and solutions to what I was confronted with. 

Today, having experienced the ability to bring my presence to connect and contribute meaningfully to whatever situation I am confronting with, makes me passionate about empowering others to do the same - to bring their voices to make positive differences wherever they go. 

Seeing  people struggling and being discouraged with similar people-related challenges, spurs me to want to restore hope into their situation - that they can overcome challenges that stumble them the day before, that they can be a better version of our yester-selves.

Doing OD works has seen me progressed and grow into a better version of me. Even more, I enjoy seeing myself being able to sow seeds into the lives of others who in turn, continue to do the same for those around them.