Career Development | Education | Life Management

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  • About Dr Tam

    Career/Life Planning Consultant


    Born into a Eurasian family in Hong Kong, Retta received her education in Taiwan, Australia, Europe and her home city. Trained as a linguist and anthropologist, she worked as a language and guidance teacher, writer, voice dubbing director, corporate trainer, researcher and helping professional.


    An Asian-focused educator and social advocate, Retta has spoken widely on career preparedness, mindful wellness, intercultural communicative competence, innovation, equality, and entrepreneurship at local and international events. She (co-)authored and adapted various academic and educational works with special focuses in language, culture, and education.


    Retta is currently based in Hong Kong, and provides her services in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin (Putonghua).

  • Qualifications


    • PhD in Anthropology (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    • IGP Social Sciences (Stockholm University, Sweden)
    • MAppLing [LangProgMgt] (Macquarie University, Australia) **Major in Language Program Management & TESOL, Minor in Professional & Organizational Communication           
    • MA in Linguistics (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    • BA [Hons] in English & Linguistics (The University of Hong Kong)


    Professional Qualifications & Training
    • Global Career Development Facilitator [GCDF] (CCE/National Board for Certified Counselors, USA)
    • Qualified Personality Dimensions® Facilitator (Level 1)
    • Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis® Approved Counselor
    • PREPARE/ENRICH Relationship Inventory & Skill-building Program Certified Facilitator
    • Mental Health First Aider (MHFA Australia/MHAHK)
    • RAID® Positive Behaviour Support (Level 1)

  • Individual Consultations

    • Career Development & Coaching
    • Educational Advising (Primary thru Tertiary)
    • Personality Assessments
    • Interpersonal Difficulties & Conflict Resolution
    • Relationship Issues 
    • Communication Problems
    • Stress and Emotion Management 
    • Preparing for Stressful Situations & Major Life Changes

  • Couple & Parent Consultations

    Couple (Dating/Pre-marital/Married) OR Parent-Child

    • Personality Compatibility
    • Relationship Issues
    • Parenting Issues
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Communication Problems
    • Stress and Emotion Management
    • Pre-marital/Marriage Assessment & Education (PREPARE/ENRICH or T-JTA®)

  • Customised Group Trainings for Schools and NGOs

    • Career/Life Planning (Secondary & Tertiary)
    • Effective Communication
    • Social and Emotional Skills
    • Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Competency
    • Personality Dimensions® WorkshopsIntroductory & Applications (Career Dimensions™, Retirement Dimensions™, Work-Life Balance, PD for Youth™, Parents, Teachers) 

  • Bespoke Corporate Services

    • Work-Life Balance (Coffee Appreciation/Calligraphic Art) 
    • Effective Communication 
    • Negotiation Strategies & Skills
    • Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Competency
    • Personality Dimensions® WorkshopsIntroductory & Corporate Workplace (Team Building, Sales Dimensions™, Conflict Management, Leadership Development, Work-Life Balance) 

  • Fees and Bookings

    Special consulting rates available for students and individuals on lower incomes. Please fill out the following e-form and Retta will get back to you shortly.

  • ACLS Language and Training Solutions

    Career/Life Consulting and Training Services:

    Unit 1201-5, China Resources Building,

    26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong


    Work-Life Balance Training Programs:

    Room C401, Sunrise Industrial Building,

    10 Hong Man Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong


    Phone: +852 8193 1322

    WhatsApp: +852 9707 4103


    Email: info@acls-hk.com