At 25 years old, the 5-time national award-winning and dynamic speaker, Arthur is one of the youngest rising motivational speakers in Asia. He shares powerful stories and experiences that come with life-transforming lessons.
At the age of 3, he and his family migrated to Malaysia. Arthur grew up with a French step-father. After 8 years, they migrated to Thailand and have been living there for 14 years now.
From being a teacher at a public school to being a commercial model of Android One, or from being a trainee at Air France to being one of the top speakers and debater that travel the world for competitions, Arthur believes that we learn the most from experience and having the right mentors.
With 11 years of public speaking at competitions, events, concerts, debate tournaments, youth groups and 6 years of leadership from president of high school to pioneering organizations at his university, Arthur hopes to motivate, inspire and share his life to as many people as possible. He’s the founder and president of the A-Team Academy, in his passion for training the next generation of world changers through means of public speaking, debate and leadership training. He’s also currently preparing for an accelerated Master’s degree at M.I.T.
Chayathorn Purungrit (Chad), born and raised in Taiwan and completed his undergraduate studies in Thailand (a Science graduate of Mahidol University), currently has over 4 years of teaching experience and is about to complete his graduate studies at Mahidol University. He has taught full time at Ekkamai International School from 2014 – 2015 and since then he has been actively involved in training English, Science, and Math.
Since 2013, he has been participating in national and international debate tournaments, notably the EU-TH (European Union – Thailand) intervarsity debate championship, UADC (United Asian Debating Championship) and ICU – International Christian University debate tournament (Japan). In these tournaments, Chad has been both an adjudicator and debater, and his team has won the semi-finalist award in the EU-TH debate championship.
In addition, Chad has been invited to speak at various events such as pre-launch business talks and church youth group events.
From being the introverted individual, hesitant in expressing himself before joining the debate club at his college, he found the value of public speaking and debate which were instrumental in shaping him to who he is today. Since graduating from college, he found great passion in sharing his experience to others, especially to those who struggle in public speaking.