Stronger bridges for a stronger tomorrow.


Gutenhag! I greeted people cheerfully in Holland. To my surprise, no one returned my greeting. Were they just rude? Later I realised that they didn’t understand what I meant.

It was goedemorgen. That simple experience taught me that without understanding, we would never be able to communicate.

Here, I share my understanding of our social service sector as a social worker. I hope that will prompt you to take efforts to unlock the potential of the people you see daily. Finally, it is my fervent wish that together, we can unleash change for a more hopeful, resilient and dignified Singapore.

Once we see, we cannot un-see.

As a social worker, I am supposed to help people. But often, I encounter so many stories of hope which end up helping me more than I help them. By sharing them with you, I hope it sheds understanding on ‘all the light we cannot see’ (Anthony Doerr).

Understand. Unlock. Unleash.


Shedding light.
To know what to do, we first need to know the why, where, when, what, who, and how.

I share stories that help us experience, research that helps us delve deeper, and personal experiences that helps us learn.


Giving dignity. Spreading aspiration. Infusing hope.
How you and I can unlock greater potential in the lives we touch on a daily basis.

I share what you and I can do based on personal experience, research, and trainings I have gone for.


Speaking. Writing. Counselling.
To unleash change, I do the above to be the change I want to see. Please feel free to contact me should you require my services.

Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. Where there is despair, may we bring hope.

St Francis of Assisi

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John Lim.

Social Worker/Speaker/Student of Life.

Social Worker

I graduated with a First Class Honours in a Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Nottingham, England.


I have spoken at conferences, taught public speaking at university, and coached others.

Student of Life.

I share what inspires me on a weekly basis here.