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Can you be a “suited monk”? iTV-Asia China Author Forum talks to Shanghai-based writer and executive coach Raf Adams about his life and work- which are interconnected, as his work consists of coaching people in his “Life Journey” model, which he outlines in his book, The Suited Monk.
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Raf Adams

Can you be a “suited monk”? iTV-Asia China Author Forum talks to Shanghai-based writer and executive coach Raf Adams about his life and work- which are interconnected, as his work consists of coaching people in his “Life Journey” model, which he outlines in his book, The Suited Monk. Watch Raf and Nicholas discuss the many aspects of his work, the connection to Joseph Campbell, what it means to be “spiritual” today, and what the approach of the “suited monk” could mean for masculinity in Asia in a time when old roles no longer hold the meaning that they used to.
Born in Belgium in 1979, Raf Adams resides in Shanghai, China and is a much sort after professional public speaker (TEDx), certified executive coach, entrepreneur and the author of The Suited Monk- his first book which chronologically covers his disappointing childhood to his fall from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 2004, to unexpectedly having a cataclysmic life-altering experience that changed his life- for the good- forever. 
Raf Adams conducts “Life Journey” and “Authentic Leadership” workshop programs to fortune 500 companies (including Philips, Mead Johnson, BASF, Metro, Ikea, Alcatel-Lucent), CEIBS China, Chambers of Commerce, International Business Associations and to the greater community in China and Hong Kong, and in Singapore. You can visit his company site at www.rafadamscompany.com. To find out more about his book, visit  www.suitedmonk.com. READ MORE

CHINA AUTHOR FORUM

Before you can be effective doing business in Asia, you have to know Asia. iTV-Asia Author Forum brings you the people who are writing what the world is reading about these exciting times on the hottest continent on Earth, and further explores what their insights mean for your business.

Nicholas MacDonald

Host: Nicholas MacDonald - Contributing Editor (Shanghai), iTV-Asia.com

Nicholas has made his home in Shanghai since 2008, where he works as iTV-Asia’s Contributing Editor and as a freelance writer and researcher. He graduated from Augustana College with a degree in Political Science and Philosophy. He worked as an Editor with Plunkett Research and the China Economic Review and as an instructor at Shanghai Xingjian College before joining iTV-Asia as a Contributing Editor.

 

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