MBTI® Step I; CPA; State of Delaware
English, Korean

BA (English and Economics), M.Ed., MBA, Phd.


JS is a very experienced executive coach and management trainer. After a distinguished 20 year career in the industrial and telecommunications sector, JS moved into selection and people development. Over the last 12 years he has helped many senior executives enhance their leadership effectiveness. A few sample of his clients include: Adidas, AXA, Axzo-Novell, BNP Paribas, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Cisco Systems, Credit-Suisse, General Motors, Prudential Financials, Schneider Electric, Standard Chartered Bank, and the Secretaries of the Office of President of Republic of Korea etc. 


As well as his coaching and training portfolio, JS also serves as President and CEO of a premier global management consulting firm’s Korean office. Before this he worked for Heidrick and Struggles where he became a seasoned assessment expert. In his earlier career he was General Manager (Country Manager) for Cable and Wireless HKT in Korea for over 6 years, and Sales Director at AT&T Korea Ltd. for 5 years. His earlier work experience was with the Daewoo Group as Purchasing Manager, a position he held for 5 years during mid of 1980’s.  

JS is qualified by the State Board of accountancy of the State of Delaware, USA as a CPA and is a member of the AICPA. He is an adjunct Professor at Kyunghee University and frequently lectures at Seoul National University, Hanyang University, Sungkyunkwan University and Chung-Ang University as guest Professor on leadership and career management. 


With a first degree in English and Economics (joint) from the Seoul National University, JS then completed his M.Ed. at the Graduate School of Seoul National University, and an MBA at Yonsei University and PhD at Soonsil University majoring in Finance Management and Human Resource Management. 


JS led the Telecommunications Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea as Co-Chairperson for 8 years until 2002. Further he served as Secretary General of KCMC (Korean CEOs’ Association of Multinational Corporations) leading the regular monthly meetings of CEOs from Fortune 500 companies in Korea. JS is an accredited practitioner for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and led the F3 Forum (MBTI® consultants in Korea) as Chairman for 5 years.  JS is accredited Executive Coach by Lore International Institute since 2002 and certified Coach by Marshall Goldsmith (SCC-MG).  He is also a certified consultant of LSI and OCI/OEI by Human Synergistics.