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Kei Franklin

Kei Franklin


Kei 🔑 (she/her) is a facilitator, coach, organiser, and artist.

Central to her practice is the belief that the power dynamics present in our relationships reflect those that sustain broad systems of injustice. Any meaningful change, therefore, must involve intervention in the inter- and intra-personal realm.

As a coach, Kei supports people to ‘clear the fog’ and see what is truly most important to them so that they can consistently spend their time and energy on what matters most. Kei’s coaching practice is informed by her training in both Ontological Coaching and somatic modalities like Systemic Embodied Coaching, Family Constellations and Social Presencing Theater. She supports clients to use their intellectual, emotional, intuitive and embodied knowledge as they put their own wisdom into action. She is a graduate from the Academy of Coaching Excellence and is accredited as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation.

As a facilitator, Kei draws upon her experiences as a performance-maker, organiser, and coach to design and deliver experiential and participatory programmes. Kei aims to equip learners with skills to deepen their self-knowledge, engage constructively with difference and conflict, and lead from a place of empathy, reflexivity, and nuance. She has worked with a wide range of learners - from from secondary school students to senior civil servants, activists to artists.

Kei’s creative practice takes on various forms - from performance to music to the written word. She is currently exploring the plurality of truth in the context of conflict, play and vulnerability as tools for resistance, and the conditions that nurture conscientisation. Kei is a co-lead and editor-in-chief of Brack, a Singapore-based art collective and platform for socially-engaged art. She is also in the process of building a strawbale timberframe adobe house from the ground up with her brothers.

Kei grew up in a lively family in the mountains of Taos, New Mexico (USA). She spent three years in Eswatini, and called Singapore home from 2013 to 2020. She was a scholar at the Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa, and graduated as part of the inaugural class of Yale-NUS College in Singapore. 

Kei is embedded in and sustained by a web of kin who are usually located in Singapore, the UK, Eswatini, and various parts of the USA. All that she does emerges from processes of dialogue with friends.