• Master of Business Administration, University of Cumbria, UK
  • Certified Trainer, Speaker and Coach, The John Maxwell Team, US
  • Certified Behavioural Analysis (DISC) Trainer + Consultant, The John Maxwell Team with PeopleKeys, US
  • Certificate Leaders of Learning, Harvard University, US
  • Certificate on Unethical Decision Making in Corporations, University of Lausanne,  Switzerland
  • Certificate of Introduction in Psychology, Yale University, US
  • Certificate on Deep Learning through Transformative Pedagogy, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Certificate on Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge, The University of Edinburg, UK
  • Certificate on Foundations of Virtual Instruction, University of California Irvine, US

About Joël

Joël is an international corporate trainer, coach, mentor and public speaker. He speaks on Leadership, Values, Corporate Culture, Communication, Sales, CSR and Social Enterprises.

Work Experience

Joël’s 31 years of corporate working experience in a diverse range of industries (banking, aviation, IT, insurances and education). Before starting the Swiss Leaders Group, a worldwide leadership/communication and sales development group for corporations worldwide, his last corporate tenure was as a Sales Director and Member of the Executive Board of an insurance in Switzerland. One of his specialities is to lead multi-cultural, multi-lingual, mixed skills team, in virtual environments.

With this goal of not only building his own business and career but also investing on a pro-bono basis in the development of others, he was elected member of the President Advisory Council and access the level of Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team. He was also appointed as National Transformation Coordinator of Equip Leadership, as well as support the YouthMax with Nick Vujicic global project and several non-profit organisations in Switzerland, UK, Malaysia and China.

Married for 22 years, Joël is passionate about Malaysian culture, the country of origin of his wife, as well as keen on experiencing many more cultures around the world.

His achievements include building a worldwide network of corporate trainers/coaches in
12 countries on 5 continents and co-leading a bid with a value of over 200M USD for one of the largest companies in the world.

Training Experience and Clientele

He has trained hundreds of representatives from large organisations such as:

Sarawak Convention Bureau, Kuching, Malaysia A bank in Switzerland
Several large IT companies in Europe
Largest insurance in Switzerland
Women leadership and entrepreneurship organisations
Several international non-profitsStudents at a university in London


Joël speaks fluently ad teaches/coach in:

  • French (mother tongue)
  • English (work and family language for over 20 years)
  • German (including Swiss-German)

Benefits of hiring Joël

Among his participants, Joël is known for his applicable and job-related content that is delivered in a vibrant, fun and interactive way. His teaching is practical and simple, yet able to yield lasting changes with the participants in their professional and personal life.

He is able to use a rare mixture of inspiration based on his track record of leadership in several different contexts, proven theoretical soft skills concept as well as thought-provoking personalized discussions leading to last changes and improvement with the participants.

When he is not speaking and training, Joël is mentoring and coaching business leaders worldwide and put priority in his personal grown, getting coached and mentored on a continual basis by world-class leaders.


  • Leadership training, development, assessment and coaching
  • Communication training, development, assessment and coaching
  • Sales training, development, assessment and coaching
  • Social enterprises lectures and coaching
  • Team assessments
  • Personal profiling with a focus on leadership, communication and sales.


“The coaching of Joël has enabled me to bring clarity, truth and perception to the forefront of my own circumstances that I am facing. In so doing these sessions brings home the  conviction and clear meaning for the way forward.”  
P.D. Barnes, Director in the Financial Sector in Switzerland and the UK.  

“Joel is  a very talented man in communication and leadership skills.”  
Jenny Ninck-Pico, director of a training program where he was a lecturer (Switzerland)

“A first class leader […] with a genuine interest in people.” 
Kelvin Noble, colleague at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services (UK)

“Joel functions best as part of a team and has continually demonstrated his ability to bring together disparate skill profiles to form cohesive teams. He has a very strong leadership style which focuses on collaboration and is particularly good at identifying common goals that everyone will strive to achieve.” 
Mick O’Donnell, colleague at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services (UK)

“Joel Vuadens-Chan demonstrates strong leadership, […] – his energy and drive is contagious! […]. Joel demonstrates strong leadership by getting results and demonstrating critical thinking skills. Joel’s multi-language skills further enable his ability to work excel in international business opportunities and environments.”
Mark McCloy, manager at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services (US)

“Through this innovative approach, Joel was able to lead his team in an efficient way thanks to his personalised approach taking in account the particularity of each person and enabled us to optimise our strengths while identifying our weaknesses and increase our respective competencies. He succeeded in bringing a more agreeable work climate as well as increasing our performance”. 
Antony Tièche, Sales Manager reporting to Joel (CH)

“Joel is able to share his personal experience and connect with the audience.”
Geoffrey Lee, participant to a course and workshop at Sarawak Convention Bureau (Malaysia)

“I thought the training with Joël was very enriching and interesting. His method of teaching was very easy to understand, especially with the game element that really brought interactive opportunities between team members and for us to explore some issue such as integrity, communication and credibility and also was it takes to be a good leader.” 

Jamie Wang, participant to a course and workshop at Sarawak Convention Bureau (Malaysia)

“Joël was an amazing instructor/trainer. I found him very easy going”
Jonathan Soon, participant to a course and workshop at Sarawak Convention Bureau (Malaysia)

Interview and feedback of Amelia Roziman, COO of Sarawak Convention Bureau (Malaysia)

Testimony of Paul Martinelli, President of The John Maxwell Team

Watch some examples of teachings from Joël and his team on our resource page.

Social enterprises

Joël’s discovery during his MBA study was social enterprises. Not only did he use this topic for this Master Dissertation (Thesis) on the topic “Success Factors of Social Enterprises in Switzerland” but also created Swiss Leaders Group as a social enterprise.

To read the document, please follow this link: “Factors_of_success_for_social_enterprises_in_Switzerland” on Academia or “Factors_of_success_for_social_enterprises_in_Switzerland” on ResearchGate


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