Essence Leadership

We successfully apply our Essence® model to help businesses benefit in multiple ways:

  • Design impactful leadership brands

  • Create better leaders

  • Support executives across career and role transitions


The Essence® model introduces a simple and innovative approach to leadership that allows organisation to implement impactful leadership brands, without compromising the focus on everyday operational activities.


The Essence® model introduces an effective development framework that aligns the knowledge, skills and learning to the reality on the ground that executives experience in running their businesses.


The Essence® model introduces a novel approach to working individually with leaders to support them across career and role transitions; focusing on tangible, applicable and practical solutions that can genuinely be implemented in the workplace.

Our Team
Dr. Oberdan Marianetti, Founder & CEO


Adele M Lim, Catalyst


Oberdan is the creator of the Essence model and CEO of Essence Coaching.

With experiences spanning from the Italian Paratrooper Regiment, to global multinationals like Bloomberg and HSBC, and to entrepreneurship, Oberdan brings a unique perspective on Leadership, both conceptually and practically.

Oberdan is an author, TED speaker and passionate coach.

Adele works with individuals and organisations to facilitate movement and innovation in change and growth.

She brings extensive training and experience in leadership coaching, talent management and organisation development, serving as an internal and external consultant to blue chip multinationals, spanning a broad range of sectors across global environments.

Dr. Yvonne Sum, Executive Director


Luciano Pezzotta, Managing Partner


Yvonne draws executives deep into their inner essence to make timely changes in their outer world. She transforms leaders on-the-go through just-in-time mission critical objectives in VUCA.
Yvonne has honed this gift through her own transformational journey drawing insights from various tribes: as a dentist, RAAF officer, certified Meta-Coach, leadership facilitator & speaker, media expert, author, corporate expat, business partner, wife and mother of two.

Luciano is the Founder and Managing Partner of the Asian operations of the European Center for Strategic Innovation, a global management research, advisory and executive education firm.
In 2006 he completed the Blue Ocean Strategy qualification process under the supervision of Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, co-creators of Blue Ocean Strategy and has over 10 years of experience globally as a Blue Ocean Strategy practitioner.
He has over fifteen years of strategy and innovation consulting experience across Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Echo Yu, Founder and Managing Director


Mark Dickson, Executive Director


For 24 years, Echo has provided organization consulting, leadership development and executive coaching in various industries. She worked full time with blue chips such as Intel, Credit Suisse, Nestle, Unilever, IHG, also with private Asian conglomerates. As an external consultant, Echo works with ExxonMobil, Siemens, SHELL, OSRAM, Standard Chartered, SwissRe, MARS, Jardine Matheson, TetraPak, Novatis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merial, Ipsen, RBS, Tesco, CocaCola, IBM, Gore, PWC, Oliver Wyman, Infosys, Hempel, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, etc. Her work covers various countries in APAC, Europe, ME, and North America.

Mark has a firm belief: an organization’s products, systems and processes are of limited value without good people to use and manage them.
Mark commenced his career in people development and consulting in 1995 specializing in problem identification, coaching, facilitation and general management in some of the world’s leading organizations within the Energy, Professional Services, Finance, Aviation and Oil & Gas industries.


We are proud to have worked and learnt from some of the best companies in the world and their leaders. Here a sample...

Aston Martin
Hogan Lovells
Jaguar Land Rover
Norton Rose Fulbright
Standard Chartered
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