Matchy Ma led and delivered consultancy on a large-scale change management program called the “Magical Transformation Program” for over 7,000 staff in a global financial institution, resulting in a cost saving of over HK$4 million.
In talent management and development, Matchy has been a Lead Assessor, Facilitator and Coach for middle and senior executives of MNCs in Asia Pacific Countries. Projects delivered include Talent Identification and Assessment, 1-on-1 Manager Coaching, Learning System Design, Leadership Training Design & Delivery.
He has designed and developed over 100 team development and strategic team offsite events.
Matchy is an Award-winning Speaker and Master of Ceremonies. He won the Hong Kong competition for the “Toastmasters International Speech”, “Humorous Speech Contest” and “Evaluation Speech Contest”. He was also the first-runner up in the Hong Kong 2008 Master of Ceremonies Competition organized by the HKJC.
Matchy, a Registered Industrial & Organizational Psychologist, has over 18 years of experience working in MNCs. He is specialized in transforming individual and team performance for all walks of people by applying practitioner skills and tools, backed by research-based psychological principles.
Matchy has gained the professional designations as below:
Master's Degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences (major in Psychology) from the University of Hong Kong
Registered Psychologist (I/O), Hong Kong Psychological Society
Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) from Toastmasters International
PDI Certified Assessment Centre Assessor & 360 Profilor Certified Facilitator
DDI Learning System Facilitator
Certified Neuro-Semantic Trainer from The International Society of Neuro-Semantics
Certified Team Management Systems (TMS) Practitioner from Margerison-McCann
Core-Essential Graduate (CEG) from the Coaching University
Visiting Lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and HKU SPACE since 1997
Prior to founding Talent Academy Limited, Matchy served in senior regional managerial and specialist roles at HSBC and Wal-mart. He has also worked in global HR consulting firms including PDI and FranklinCovey as a Consultant.
Matchy has been a Column Writer (工於心計) for the HKEJ (信報). He has been interviewed by Ming Pao, HKET, RTHK on topics ranging from "personal management”, “career development” to “psychology”.
As a Christian, Matchy is currently pursuing a part-time Master program “Marketplace Theology” in the China Graduate School of Theology.
As a Registered Psychologist, Matchy enjoys observing, talking and analyzing people. Be mindful when you meet Matchy in person.
As a husband and a new father, Matchy is now taking on a life long learning program in “Parenting”.
As a sportsman, Matchy won many medals in track and field sports. Today he runs primarily for leisure.