Director, Executive Coach & Trainer, HR Consultant
Passion for leadership combined with a calm, self-effacing approach underscores Benjie’s style as a coach. Aware of his own leadership journey, he balances between his strong desire for results and his empathy for the challenges a successful leader needs to overcome in demonstrating new leadership behaviors. Benjie is a Certified Coach by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching (MGSCC). He attended coaching programs certified by the International Society of Neuro-Semantics. He also has certification on the following:
- Global Leader Assessment (GLA 360), MGSCC
- Emotional Intelligence Facilitator, Genos International
- Strengths Deployment Inventory Facilitator, TOTALSDI
His rich experience in working with teams from diverse cultures and backgrounds in different capacities taught Benjie the value of leveraging individual perspectives as a critical factor to successfully introduce new ideas and behaviors towards achieving a common goal. His forte includes developing and executing business-driven human resource strategies, leadership and talent development, organization change, and employee rewards.
A graduate of the University of the Philippines and the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), Benjie firmly believes in continuous learning. Some of the key programs he attended were the Professional Training and Development Program of the Ateneo de Manila University, the Human Resource Management in Asia Program Insead Euro-Asia Center, the Human Resource Executive Program of the University of Michigan Business School, and he is also a Genos International Emotional Intelligence Certified Practitioner.
Benjie has worked with MNCs in the Philippines and across Asia Pacific. He has worked for companies such as Sterling Winthrop Philippines (now part of Glaxo SmithKline), Bristol-Myers Squibb and MeadJohnson Nutrition. His most recent stint was as Senior Vice President for Human Resources of Philex Mining Corporation. He is passionate about helping senior leaders become more successful in living more satisfying personal and professional lives through POWERinU’s training, consulting and executive coaching solutions.
Benjie reminds me of this quote from Peter Drucker. “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.”
He guided me towards achieving my career vision. He challenged me to raise the bar of my performance in many ways. He gave me projects that I had never done before and guided me. Benjie regularly asked for his team’s opinions and ideas. During our team meetings, he encouraged us to challenge each other’s ideas to come up with the best solution as a team. Benjie always stood by his team and for his principles.
– Marites A. Valerio, HR Director at Oakridge Realty Development Corporation