Crystal  Lim-Lange

Crystal Lim-Lange

Co-founder & CEO, Forest Wolf  

Crystal Lim-Lange is an expert on holistic education, future-readiness and personal growth and the co-founder of Forest Wolf.

She travels around the world, advising companies and educational institutions on how to prepare for a future of rapid change, and speaks regularly on how to upgrade our capabilities to thrive in the 21st Century.

Crystal’s diverse background spans investment banking, start-ups, agriculture, philanthropy, wellness and education.

Prior to founding Forest Wolf, Crystal was the Director of the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Future-ready Graduates which prepares youth for a rapidly changing world.  

In 2016, Crystal pioneered “Roots & Wings” at the National University of Singapore, hailed as a groundbreaking future-ready skills programme by industry employers and holistic education thought leaders globally.

She also launched the world’s first Future-ready Index that measures 9 domains of Future-readiness, based on research from 300 employers and over 4,250 students.  

A prolific speaker and writer, Crystal enjoys sharing her views on the subjects of future-readiness, leadership, and personal transformation. She is also a strategic advisor to Minerva Project, and the Hoffman Institute Australia/Singapore.  

Crystal is passionate about unlocking human potential and believes that our collective future depends on the evolution of our consciousness.


Abstract of the speech:

The Deep Human Approach – How to stay relevant in the age of disruption, AI, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Playing safe is a risky strategy for Higher Education in the modern world. We need to reinvent our approach to education if Universities are to remain relevant for the next 50 years.

This keynote will focus on three essential functions of university education – 1. Development of skills, 2. Development of social networks, and 3. Signalling to employers and the wider world the value and potential of their graduates.

For each of these three areas, Future-ready approaches and themes will be explored – how the skills of the future involve deep human skills, such as empathy, collaboration, and complex communication, how students need to develop and utilise deep and broad social networks for success, and how universities can better communicate the value they create for graduates.


June 7, 201916:15-17:50
Closing Session
Closing Discussion
Venue: Orange Hall, 2 floor, Block C2, Nazarbayev University
June 6, 201915:30-17:00
Future Readiness – Policies and Practices Seminar by NU Graduate School of Public Policy
Parallel seminar sessions
Venue: Room 1010, Block C3, Nazarbayev University
June 6, 201909:20-10:50
Future Ready Graduates
Plenary Session 1
Venue: Orange Hall, 2 floor, Block C2, Nazarbayev University