GLENN VAN ZUTPHEN
Founder, Lead Trainer
Glenn also gives keynote speeches about Communication in the 21st Century.
Glenn van Zutphen, Founder & Lead Coach Glenn van Zutphen is a career international journalist and founder of VanMedia Group Pte Ltd, a worldwide media consultancy. Over twelve years, he has coached more than 2200 high-performing business leaders, journalists, government officials across ASEAN, AMEA, North America, Europe - to deliver confident, credible, and clear spoken & written communication across digital & news media platforms, TV, conferences, and business meetings. Glenn is a recognized communications expert, keynote speaker, and meeting facilitator. He also hosts the “Weekend Mornings” radio show every Saturday & Sunday on MoneyFM 89.3, Singapore’s only business-news station.
Working more than 25 years as a professional journalist, Glenn has worked in print, radio, television and online news based in the US Japan, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore. His work has appeared in countless print and broadcast media outlets. As both the Regional News Editor for CNBC Asia/Pacific in Singapore, and as Anchor and Producer at CNN International, he covered stories ranging from the Balkan War and Millennium celebrations, to the War Against Terror. Glenn also covered local and regional stories before, during and after the 1997 Handover to China in Hong Kong. While based In Tokyo, he was a television and radio broadcaster for public station NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.) including producing and hosting the first English-language TV broadcasts of Japan’s National Sport, Sumo wrestling. An active writer, he co-authored Happy Customers Everywhere, The American Journey in Singapore and contributed to five editions of Living in Singapore Reference Guide. He is the inaugural recipient of the East-West Center's 21st Century Outstanding Service Award for his volunteer work across the region. Glenn holds a Master’s Degree in Digital Media Management from Teesside University (UK)/Hyper Island Singapore and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Southern California.
He and wife Kat Hawthorne van Zutphen have been Singapore Permanent Residents since 2005.