Founder & Leading OD Doctor

Dr. Lily Cheng

Founder and Leading OD Doctor at PACE O.D. Consulting, Dr. Lily Cheng is a visionary and thought leader in the field of Organisation Development (OD) in Singapore. As an OD consultant, executive coach, and facilitator, Lily’s personal mission is to help leaders succeed. Working with both business and people strategy components to increase organisational effectiveness, Lily challenges her learning partners to reframe their beliefs and assumptions, helping them find the equilibrium between psychological risk and safety in order to catalyse behavioural and organisational change.

With over 30 years of experience and exposure in fields relating to education, office administration, human resource and organisation development, Lily’s expertise and diagnostic mindset in Leadership Development, Executive Coaching and Management Coaching, Strategic Thinking and Alignment, OD Certification, Core Values Alignment and Culture have been sought after by multinational corporations and government bodies alike, in 14 countries across the U.S., Europe and Asia. She was one of the first two Certified Masters for The Leadership Challenge® in Asia, alongside co-founder Dr. Peter Cheng.

Together with Peter, she co-developed the PACE OD Framework and Desire learning model that she passionately uses in her OD consulting to translate HR and HRD processes to deliver tangible OD outcomes.

Lily also regularly researches, speaks and publishes on OD issues both locally and abroad, having presented at The Leadership Challenge Forum 2015, San Francisco, and published in the Journal on Business Review (GBR).

She was also awarded the Student Research Colloquium Showcase (SRC) by the OD Network in the 2011 Annual Conference in Baltimore, U.S., in recognition of her scholar-practitioner paper on OD practitioners. She has authored and co-authored books such as Leading Lights (2007) , The Language of Organisation Development (2013), Real Leaders (2013)Real Help (2016) and Real Conversations (2017).

She loves her family and always making an effort to spend time with her adult children.  She adores her grandchildren and spends time by babysitting them whenever possible. Annual family trips, special occasions of family members and extended family are top top priorities in her life.  She loves giving her adult children toys that depict her love for them. She spends every waking hour with her husband Dr. Peter Cheng, who is her friend, confidante and encourager.


Ph.D. in Education - Monash University
M.A. in Education & Human Development - George Washington University
Certified Master for The Leadership Challenge®
Certified Master Coach with the Behavioral Coaching Institute (BCI)
Certified Consultant for the People Developer Standard
Certified Management Consultant
Certified Practising Management Consultant (PMC)
Member of the International Coaching Council (ICC)
Accredited Administrator for DiSC, FIRO-B and SII
Certified Practitioner of MBTI® Step I™ and Step II™
Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)
Certified Motivation Factor™ Practitioner

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