Make the Shift: Former Naval Officer to Agent of Life - Yeoh Cheng Huann

| 24 Nov 2020

Yeoh Cheng Huann (Credit: Great Eastern)

Changing career might seem daunting, but it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences. Here's the story of Yeoh Cheng Huann, who made the shift from a former naval officer to now a Great Eastern Agent of Life.

What motivated you to make the shift?

“I was getting married and was looking for something that will give me the flexibility of time to be with my family, and the opportunity to continue working with people on a personal level.”

How has your past vocation as a Naval Officer helped you in your current career at Great Eastern?

“Leadership, critical thinking and communications skills. It gave me the ability to connect with people on a personal level, and to address and lead a group of people to achieve an objective.”

Why be an Agent of Life at Great Eastern?

“As an Agent of Life, we get a chance to talk to people about their dreams and concerns – topics that probably don’t come up in a typical conversation. It’s a privilege to be able to cry and laugh with our clients. And at Great Eastern, the leadership, training, communications and network will give you a very good grounding in this career.”


Everyone has something unique to offer. In collaboration with Great Eastern, we’ll be bringing you various Agents of Life, who have made the shift, to share their story.

From those who’ve served in the military to those from the finance industry, they’re here to answer your questions and give you insights on how their old skills have helped them learn new tricks.

Considering making a move out of the same industry? Find out more here.


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