Esteemed Educator, Psychologist, and Mental Health Advocate
Oxford Award for Excellence in Psychology Research
Ms. Ong Ai Teng is a multifaceted professional with a rich background in education, psychology, and mental health. Founder of Geranium Coaching since 2013, she offers a range of services from parent coaching to life coaching and academic training. A graduate in Psychology from Wawasan Open University, Malaysia, she is currently advancing her studies in Mental Health Psychology in Paris. Throughout her career, Ms. Ong has actively championed personal growth and mental resilience. An appointed Protection Officer by MAPO, she’s been at the forefront of combating human trafficking in Malaysia. A prolific writer, Ms. Ong contributes regularly as a columnist, emphasizing parental and educational topics. Her memberships include esteemed associations such as MMHA and MyMFT. Fluent in multiple languages, including Mandarin, English, and Bahasa Malaysia, she is a beacon of empowerment, education, and mental well-being in her community.
With a diverse background in education, psychology, and mental health, Ms. Ong Ai Teng has cultivated a distinguished career that showcases her passion for personal growth, cognitive development, and mental well-being. Her journey in the academic and psychological landscape is defined by consistent dedication to knowledge, versatile experience, and a commitment to fostering mental resilience and awareness.
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Psychology from Wawasan Open University, Malaysia.
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology from Linguistic Council Malaysia.
Currently pursuing a Master of Science in Mental Health Psychology at the European International University, Paris.
Founder, Geranium Coaching (2013-Present): As the driving force behind Geranium Coaching, Ms. Ong has been at the forefront of offering parent coaching, life coaching, and academic training. A proficient seminar speaker and workshop trainer, she has orchestrated numerous programs focusing on empowerment, positive learning attitudes, and cognitive development.
Educator (2008-2013): Having served as the principal and tutor of Anak-Anak Home Based Learning Centre, Ms. Ong dedicated herself to innovative teaching techniques tailored to students who needed alternative educational methods. Her expertise extends from personal tutoring to leading large tuition centers, emphasizing the importance of soft skill enhancement and self-esteem.
Appointed as a Protection Officer by MAPO, reflecting her commitment to combating human trafficking.
Active columnist for esteemed publications like The Entrepreneur, offering insights on parental and educational topics.
Spearheaded public welfare projects such as ‘Be Brave, Our Children!’ and various virtual coaching initiatives aimed at empowering parents and youth.
Supporting domestic and foreign families in coping with parent-child conflict during the pandemic.
Nearly 1,500 hours of coaching have been accumulated over the past two years, helping children and teens with everything from emotional and behavioural issues to mental health issues.
Memberships & Associations:
Malaysia Mental Health Association (MMHA)
Malaysian Marriage and Family Therapy Association (MyMFT)
Stop Human Trafficking NGO (SHUT), Malaysia
Lecturer at JiaXuan Picturebook Training & Marketing, Malaysia (2023-2024)
Continued Learning & Development:
Throughout her career, Ms. Ong has consistently sought to expand her knowledge base and skill set. She holds numerous certificates from diverse disciplines, ranging from accounts to beauty. A few notable mentions include training from the London Chamber of Commerce, professional beauty courses from Bruno Vassari, and participation in the Protection Officer Workshop organized by the Government’s Ministry of Women, Family, and Community Development.
Speaking: Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia, English, Cantonese, and Hokkien.
Writing: Mandarin, English, Bahasa Malaysia.
Ms. Ong Ai Teng’s legacy is built upon her unwavering dedication to holistic education and mental health. As a professional dedicated to the betterment of society, she continues to inspire and guide countless individuals towards a more informed, resilient, and mentally healthy future.