Once upon a time, I had a dream. This dream followed me everywhere. To work, at home and even during my holidays. Yet, after struggling with corporate hierarchies, stiffness in the workplace and having difficulties turning my ideas into any real action, this dream had to wait. However, a little over 10 years ago, I was at a turning point in my life and job. I was confronted with a choice: move back to Switzerland and remain in my safe ‘comfort zone’ or take a leap of faith and journey into the unknown in an attempt of making my dream a reality.’
Call me, Crazy!
And so, I finally chose the latter. I won’t lie, it wasn’t easy. The people that surrounded me called me crazy, saying: “you can’t do that, you have a family”, or “you’re in Malaysia, not in Switzerland, it’s not going to work out”. I honestly had little knowledge of business, especially in an international setting, nor did I have any projects or fixed income. To add on to that recipe of disaster, I even founded my business right at the start of the global 2008 recession. Fortunately, I wasn’t aware of this, so I was able to stick to my one-page business plan without feeling disheartened. After a brainstorming session with my family, we concluded that, in the worst possible scenario, we’d have to put aside enough money for a ticket back to Switzerland and start there from scratch. But man, I was glad my family supported me.
Jack of All Trades.
The beginning of my venture was incredibly challenging, but educational as well. I was forced to learn business, marketing, sales, public speaking, training, website development, networking and many more standard business practices. Practices, that would usually be compartmentalized in a company, split among dozens of employees. After many attempts, successes and absolute failures, I finally managed to build the foundation of our core business: Project Management Consulting. I was in most double track projects since the Rawang to Ipoh project with KTMB. In between these projects however, I also established PMO’s for EPC Biogas powerplant projects in Singapore, Indonesia and obviously Malaysia. In those years I met numerous people who trusted me as a person, a friend and as a project management consultant and for that, I am truly grateful.
Package of 3.
Three years ago, I stumbled upon two people who also shared my dreams. As a ‘package of 3’, with our relationship based on trust and experience, we worked on the LRT Kelana Jaya Extension Project. Every project, training, event or function since then is a physical proof of our hard work, dedication, teamwork, values and ambition. Together, we shared a quote from Richard Branson as our motto and motivation:
“Train people well enough that they can leave – Treat them well enough that they don’t want to.”
On this day, the 6th of July in the year 2018, we’ve established a great platform – this office –, an improved corporate identity, an updated website
, new services and most importantly, an amazing team. As Your Trusted Project Partner,
we are amid obtaining ISO9001, adding drone reporting for video-evidence based progress documentation of projects and professional procurement services with our own specialists. On top of these, we also provide professional project management simulation training, fantastic tools and products for e-learning and have acquired PMP and IPMA certifications.
We are also building the only EPC conference in South East Asia, debuting in spring 2019 and consequently every year from there onwards. We have just founded a new company – PMCC-Maintenance Sdn. Bhd. – which will conduct maintenance works for all railway projects in Malaysia and with our latest development, even Biogas. Although we will only begin these Biogas maintenance works with existing clients, we are very privileged to be on this journey and are excited for the years to come, aren’t you?