Joey Yap is the founder of the Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics and Chief Consultant of the Joey Yap Consulting Group. He is the world’s foremost authority in Chinese Metaphysics and a prolific author of 172 books and counting.
Dato’ Joey grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Australia at the age of 22.
Throughout his childhood, he was always intrigued by abstract sciences and the principles of the universe that were beyond what was taught in the school labs. At the age of 15, he began self-studying from books and all written references he could find on classical Feng Shui and Chinese Metaphysics.
Armed with a new mission, by the age of 17 Dato’ Joey had learnt to source out various classical literatures in Chinese metaphysic science and teachers thus enabling him to continue his path. At the age of 20 and while everyone else had odd jobs working for cafes or within the campus, Dato’ Joey was already conducting Feng Shui consults all over Australia.
Upon graduation, he faced what was probably his biggest dilemma. Everyone he knew went on to join MNCs or The Big Five. The closest people around him all told him to get a real job and to join the workforce, not to waste his time as this path does not earn a decent living, and to forgo the hobby that he had. He was told that no one wants to be known as a ‘Fortune Teller’ nor will one ever become financially independent being a Feng Shui consultant.
But by the age of 26, just 5 short years after graduating he had proved his detractors wrong by becoming a self-made millionaire. And by 32, he runs a multi-million dollar company with business interests in education, consulting, publication, IT and properties – making him financially free. Dato’ Joey stayed true to his immense passion for the subject, which is the driving factor of all that he has accomplished today.
As an avid student of life and Chinese Metaphysics himself, Joey has devoted himself to uncover the authentic systems and classical schools of thought. Throughout his professional career, Joey has taken on the approach of a student and practitioner at the same time. He is probably the only active professional consultant who is well versed in Qi Men Dun Jia, Xuan Kong Da Gua, Flying Stars, Eight Mansions, BaZi, Yi Jing and Face Reading. Joey Yap is an ardent believer in the motto ‘walk the talk’. He practices all that he preaches and applies every aspect of metaphysics on his own businesses and investments before using on his clients to teaching them to students.
In his journeys around the world, Dato’ Joey does not see himself as only a teacher. He devotes himself as a facilitator for transformation to the individuals he meets. He also makes it a personal mission to learn from each of them meaningfully as masters of their realms. This includes personas such as business tycoons, performing artistes and political and business leaders.
This foundation is evident in the conglomerate of business ventures, which Dato’ Joey manages and own across various industries including education, publishing, services, real estate and information technology.
In 2008, Dato’ Joey was listed by The Malaysian Tatler as the Top 300 Most Influential People in Malaysia and Prestige’s Top 40 Under 40.
In recognition of his contribution to the industry, society and country, Joey was conferred the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP), a prestigious award which carries the official title of Dato’ in 2013.
In 2014, he was named as one of The Inspiring Top 10 Young Malaysian Millionaires by RHA Media, a publication on the high achievers and affluent societies in Malaysia.
Annually, he runs his signature event The Feng Shui & Astrology Seminar in 12 or more countries, drawing in crowds in access of 20,000 people. As a world-class speaker, Dato’ Joey’s stage persona is infectious and whenever he shares his passion for Chinese Metaphysics.
His talks are regarded highly by business communities and professionals as his no-nonsense approach and practical eccentricity strikes a snug note with his audiences. He has worked closely with multinational brands such as Microsoft, HP, Mandarin Oriental, Lafarge, University of Nottingham, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Intel, Citibank, HSBC and Great Eastern to mention but a few.
Dato’ Joey and team are frequently called upon to get the job done across the world including projects and personal homes in UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, South Africa and every country in South East Asia. He has worked with large elite developers including EcoWorld, Sime Darby, UEM, Mah Sing, MRCB, LBS to name a few.
Despite engaging such large projects, Dato’ Joey’s roots of making personal touches to the individuals he meets still take center stage and form the core of his approach. The group and its consultants undertake a very high number of personal consults each year for both homes and businesses.
The academy is dedicated to the relentless research and dissemination through modern means of Chinese Metaphysics to the world. To date, the academy boasts graduates from more than 37 countries and has more than 700,000 active learners globally. Dato Joey’s systems are now taught by instructors whom themselves have graduated from his programs and are master practitioners in their own rights and countries.
Dato’ Joey Yap also frequently guests on local Radio and TV interviews in the countries that he travels to and is featured annually on international networks such as Bloomberg. In 2015, he launched his new private TV channel with exclusive content dedicated to educating and reaching out to the world on what authentic Chinese Metaphysics and Life Philosophy are about.
Some of his published works have also earned him The Merit Award form the Asean Book Publishers Association. Dato’ Joey is the absolute authority in Chinese Metaphysics bar none.
His work, interviews and research has been featured in internationally acclaimed media giants such as Time, Forbes, The International Herald Tribune and MSN.