Maresa Ng | CEO & Founder of The Spark Group Asia
Maresa Ng

Founder & CEO; ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Program Director, Coach Development Director & Master Coach; Business Intelligence Coach

As Entrepreneur, Author, Investor, Professional Speaker, Associate Certified Meta-Coach by the International Society of Neuro-Semantics®, AccuMatch Certified Behavioral Intelligence Coach – Malaysia & Singapore, ActionCOACH Certified Business Coach, and ActionCOACH Asia Master Coach Trainer, Maresa has grown several of her own businesses and has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, business owners & CEOs to succeed in turning around their businesses. She is the author of “MPH Masterclass Guide to Starting a Business” and “Great Business, Great Life”. Having spoken in over a dozen countries regionally, her business-building-seminars have touched the lives of thousands of business people and entrepreneurs.

Maresa had achieved Top 3 Firm Builder in Asia Pacific in year 2015, and maintained Top 100 Global Coach in 2012 and 2013. One of her businesses was awarded SME100 Fastest Moving SMEs by SME & Entrepreneur Magazine in 2012. Her track record of both successes and challenges has led her to be one of the most prominent business speakers and experts in the region. Described mainly as businesses secret-weapon, Maresa has the strategic and tactical ability, energy and passion to take entrepreneurs and businesses to the next level.

Maresa has worked with many business owners and has coached their businesses to massive revenues and profits! After working with Maresa, her clients are now much closer to the vision of their businesses, which is a Commercial and Profitable Enterprise, that Works without Them!

  • Maresa and Team have over a decade of experience in growing businesses, beginning as a Commercial & Investment Banker, to Business Advisor and Business Growth Specialist. We’ve turned-around many businesses, while some were in distressed states, some businesses were also in a state of “plateauing” or slow state of decline, and needed a Business Advisor to help them take the jump.
  • Maresa has been featured on the national radio station (Bernama Radio24), several national TV stations (i.e. BernamaTV, Hello on Two, and Bernama News Channel).
  • Maresa was one of three Malaysian columnists and authors on the #1 SME Magazine in Malaysia, called SME & Entrepreneur Magazine, for 4 continuous years.
  • She was also interviewed on The Asian Entrepreneur, as a leading mover and shaker for the Asian entrepreneurship and business space in 2013.
  • In 2014, Maresa was invited by the largest publisher in Malaysia, MPH Publishers to author her 1st book, MPH Masterclass Series: Maresa Ng’s Guide To Starting A Business. This book aims to prepare newbie entrepreneurs for the journey of their lives in.
  • In 2018, she launched another book called, Great Business, Great Life. Maresa started writing this book to inspire business owners and entrepreneurs to lead Great Lives, while running Great Businesses. It’s not about having one without the other.
  • Maresa’s work has led her to build one of Asia’s fastest growing war chest of YouTube videos through investing time and effort, in carving out business growth videos for entrepreneurs and business owners.
  • Maresa and her Team have personally worked with hundreds of clients across several industries, from family businesses, tech-businesses, food, manufacturing, services-based business, and thousands of clients through other workshops and online programs.
  • Maresa is also one of the Master Coach Trainers, selected to conduct Coach Certification Training for new coaches joining ActionCOACH in Asia.
  • Her clients often say that working with her is like adding on a secret weapon or powerhouse to the business. “Not everyone can be coached.” This is true because not many people are ready to commit to their dreams and the journey of their lives.
  • Apart from being a certified business coach with ActionCOACH, Maresa is also a certified trainer by HRDF Malaysia.

International Speaking Engagements

BNI Vietnam National Conference, July 2016

BNI Philippines National Conference, September 2016

Maresa helps participants to see the benefit of growing a bigger and more successful business, which creates a drive and hunger to develop their business networks at BNI. She also helps them see how BNI is a CRITICAL decision if they want to grow. Participants learned how to work-on-the-business, understand building business relationships are integral part of growing successful and also recognize the steps to Autopilot the business, so that business owners are leveraged.

BNI Tokyo Green Member Forum, February 2018

BNI Japan kicked off its inaugural Green Member Forum on 19th February, 2018. They invited Maresa Ng as their keynote speaker, focusing on building awareness and action to build a successful business as well as network. At the inaugural Green Member Forum, Maresa delivered a keynote speech that addresses the key challenge that BNI members had in growing successful business networks.

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The Business Excellence Forum and Awards, May 2019

This Business Excellence Forum and Awards is held annually whereby business leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals gather to exchange ideas, gain unique opportunity to network across regions, and celebrate the best of the best in today’s marketplace.

During the Forum, Maresa Ng, shared about The Doors of Entrepreneurship, The Difference between Working In and On the Business, Time and Profit Strategies & How to Profitably Position Your Ultimate Role as CEO and Business Owner.

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Published Books

guide to starting a business by Maresa Ng | The Spark Group Asia

MPH Masterclass Series: Maresa Ng’s Guide to Starting a Business

Maresa was inspired to write the first Entrepreneurship and Business book under the MPH Masterclass Series when she noticed a deep lack of applicable business knowledge that could help Malaysian SMEs to start their businesses.

Since March 2014 when the book was launched, “Maresa Ng’s Guide to Starting a Business” has helped thousands of people start businesses and helped established business owners build more sustainable companies, and has become a leading reference for many Malaysians in starting their businesses successfully.

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MPH Publishing: Great Business, Great Life

Because being in business is about having more life.

This book was launched in July 2018. It aims to inspire business owners and entrepreneurs to lead Great Lives, while running Great Businesses. It’s not about having one without the other. Far too many business owners and entrepreneurs have devoted their lives to the prospect of a great business. When they get to first decade of being in business, they start to realize that they still do not have a great business, because the business just robbed them of their time.

This book reveals the perspective on how to be in a business in the long run. Not every entrepreneurship path is for everyone. Choosing the right path will give you a sustainable journey that is profitable and will make you happy.

Through her own experiences and those of other entrepreneurs, Maresa Ng was driven to compile the lessons she learnt into books to help aspiring entrepreneurs.

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