About Us


Michele is the Co-Founder and Director of Mint Communications whose mission is to connect parents and their children with international schools via events, digital and social media. Mint is the organiser of the largest international school fairs in Malaysia. 

Michele started her career as an educator but moved into education and graduate careers media after three years. Prior to setting up Mint, she was Publishing Director and Head of Research for Asia for GTI Media, the world’s largest graduate careers media and research business. She played numerous roles in the course of her 11-year career at GTI – from managing the editorial team to managing the entire operations in Malaysia; she was actively involved in the setting up of the Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai branch offices. Her responsibilities at GTI involved strategic business planning, product development, research and training. 

A dynamic speaker with a passion for helping people, Michele has been invited to speak at schools, universities, and education and corporate events on topics related to personal and career development. Hundreds of students have benefitted from Michele’s sessions on choosing a course and career. 

She has a first degree in education and two Master’s degrees – one in English from the University of Malaya and the other in Psychology and Education from the University of Cambridge. Her PhD is in Organisational and Applied Psychology from the University of Nottingham where her research focused on career decision-making. Within her PhD research, she created a programme to help students develop key career decision-making competencies which formed the basis of the Students' course on this website.

In addition to her academic qualifications, she is also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and a Certified Masterclass Trainer. Combining her practical knowledge of psychology and management, she provides a unique perspective on education and how it prepares students for careers in the future.

In 2023, she set up Michele Lam Consulting together with Nickie (see below for Nickie’s profile) to focus on helping students develop skills to make good career decisions. 



Sylvester is an experienced psychologist (consulting, counselling and clinical) and clinical hypnotherapist. He was certified and trained in the United States of America where he lived and practised for 15 years. Since then he has also trained and worked in New Zealand, as well as acquired advanced training in Australia.

Returning to Malaysia in 1999, he continued to expand and broaden his base of skills and experience. He served as CEO of a non-profit association dedicated to raising social awareness and advancing research education to overcome breast cancer. He held the seat of Deputy Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs & Alumni at a private university in Malaysia. He held the position of Assistant Professor with both the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts. With over 30 years of experience in the helping profession, and with his driving passion to deliver impactful, holistic, healing modalities to corporations, education institutions, students, therapists, and individuals – he is now ideally situated as the driving force of NOW Mind Body Healing Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sylvester is the author of Self-Hypnosis: New Opportunity for Wellness, an illuminating primer into self-hypnosis for everybody.

Professional Membership:

– American Counseling Association (ACA)    
– American Psychological Association (APA)    
– Society for Humanistic Psychology    
– Society of Psychological Hypnosis    
– Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence    
– National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC)    
– International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT)    
– International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)    
– Australian Psychologist Press (APP)    
– American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH)    
– American Hypnosis Association (AHA)    
– Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association (AHA)    
– New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists (NZAPH)    
– Association of Hypnotherapy Practitioners Malaysia (AHPM)    
– Australia & New Zealand Coaching Alliance (ANZCA)    
– American University of NLP (AUNLP)



Nickie has been in the education industry for over 20 years. After a short tenure with a local bank, Nickie taught marketing in a college before joining GTI Media, a graduate careers publisher and research company headquartered in the UK. Nickie was responsible for growing the business from two print titles and one website to over 20 print titles and three websites in ten years. She was also responsible for developing partnerships with universities and employers in China, Hong Kong and Singapore. In addition, she organised successful careers advice seminars for university careers advisers and postgraduate study exhibitions, and launched the Malaysia’s 100 Leading Graduate Employers Awards that has become a well-known brand today. 

Nickie has a degree in finance & marketing from the University of Oregon and an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the US.

Nickie co-founded Mint Communications with Michele in 2012 and she continues to inspire parents to find the best education option for their children. She joins Michele in Michele Lam Consulting to reach out to students who may need help in making good career decisions. 


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