Founder

Based in Beijing, Enoch is a Social Entrepreneur and founded BEARAPY with the mission to reduce burnout and mental health issues in the community through helping adults access their inner playfulness. Her unique approach blends the power of playfulness – creativity, stress management, and self-awareness – into her transformation and facilitation work. Enoch also has expertise in using psychodynamic techniques for organizational development and improved team performance; she is a Leadership Consultant on group dynamics at INSEAD. Enoch works with multinationals, governments, and start-ups across Asia-Pacific and Europe, advocating emotional and mental health awareness to prevent burnout, depression, suicides, and related issues. She has helped thousands of people through play workshops, talks, and free ebooks on communicating with depressed people, raising awareness in the society on mental wellbeing. Her work has been widely recognized in the society and she was awarded the Social Contributor of the Year 2018 Award by the International Professional Women’s Society in China. Bearapy, depression, playfulness As a sufferer of burnout and clinical depression herself, Enoch is able to bring a personal touch and empathise with those in similar plights. She continues to develop her research and theories in the psychology of adult playfulness, and is a frequent speaker and social commentator on topics of mental resilience, burnout, and women leadership. She has been a TEDx presenter and has been featured and published in Forbes, South China Morning Post, Thrive Global, Women of China and CGTN, in addition to her blog NochNoch.com. Her latest book, “Stress in the City: Playing My Way Out of Depression,” discusses the role of play in organizations, some fun ways to cope with depression, and how adults and parents can be playful. Enoch is involved in various volunteer and charity work in the community, particularly for children and mental health projects, and is a Mentor at China Accelerator (start-up incubator program). She is fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and French. Previously, Enoch was in the finance industry in management and business development roles, working in London, Paris, Tokyo, and Beijing. She holds a Masters in Laws (Hons) from University of London, an Executive Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change (Distinction) from INSEAD, and has completed Level I of Play Therapy Certificate by the Canadian Association for Play Therapy. Enoch is certified in multiple Advanced Small Group Trainings in the Tavistock Style from A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems. Enoch enjoys studying Chinese calligraphy, playing basketball, and tackling jigsaw puzzles. She is married with two children. She is a bear lover, and hopes that through Bearapy, everyone will find well-being and be in tune with their inner selves. Making the world playfully bearable!