Let me introduce Myself

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When people get help, it becomes easier for them to reach their personal best and change for the better.

Seeing this positive change is why I love working with people, with you.

My extensive corporate and academe experience gave me grassroots understanding on how theory can be applied to real life, and with this, I am able to infuse the wisdom of academe science into customized programs that meet your needs. My programs consider facets of people’s personality, such as one’s life story, motivations, goals, traits, temperaments, and intelligence.

Being involved in NGOs like Carewell, A.C.A.Y., and IdeaSpace allowed me to work and train in a variety of cultures. This gave me the ability to look at problems from different angles, even integrate new and fresh techniques to my programs.

My exposure to various people gives a profound sense of compassion, empathy and a deep understanding of pain. Enabling me to walk and stay with you as your companion without judgment and to help you find the way out of the issue.

With my knowledge of Behavior, I am able to guide you in reaching your goals by solving your problems, tracking your emotional growth, but more importantly, shedding light especially in your darkest days. This strategy has successfully delivered tangible and measurable results.

And with this, I am proud to say that my life’s best work is reflected on all the people I’ve helped.

My Guiding Principles

Spirit Encouragement is the key to inspiring the person to move towards progress.

Passion To be internally motivated, the person must find personal happiness and fulfillment.

Trust Learning to trust yourself and being honest about your true desires teaches you to seize life fruitfully.

MISSION

To shine a light at the darkest point of someone’s life and show them that there is hope

To tell them that at any point in their life, they can change it into something that they can be proud of and will be happy with.

Like a “learning friend”, I aim not only to help my clients but to guide and journey with them towards finding real and concrete solutions to their problems.

I believe in the innate potential, value, and unique capabilities of every individual. And solving the problems that limit their success begins by creating awareness and empowering them with the choice to move forward.

Through skills that I have acquired and years of interdisciplinary experience, I design programs that deal closely with problems of varying frameworks: personal, business, pastoral coaching, or life coaching.

VISION

To see my clients live a life of happiness and harmony within themselves and with the world around them.

Problems create negative reactions and behaviours which create toxic environments. Approaching problems with a deficit mindset creates defensiveness, feelings of inadequacy and therefore maladaptive behaviour.

Through coaching, there are realizations of proactive and agentic solutions to problems. When people challenge negative mindsets about themselves, the other, and the situation, they can develop more helpful solutions that increase well-being.

The process begins by pausing and helping you understand that your world-view is not the only correct nor is it an objective view of the situation. Instead, they are the mere interpretations of our anger, frustration, and fear. By realising that all is interpretation, there gains a power to recast and change the situation. Once we move to a more positive stance, more proactive solutions are possible.

MY JOURNEY AS A LIFE & CAREER STRATEGIST

My expertise in transformational work is a result of relentless passion and hard work. Constant learning allows me to bring the best solutions for my clients and pushes me to continuously achieve professional degrees from world-class faculties and educational institutions.

LASALLE

DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY Manila, Philippines

College of Liberal Arts Ph.D. (candidate) in Clinical Psychology (2018)
BECK

BECK INSTITUTE PENNSYLVANIA, USA

CBT for Depression and Anxiety (2018)
TSPP

The School of Positive Psychology, Singapore

Additional Learning: Positive Psychology (2018)
CU

Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand

Scholarship Awardee for Psychological Research, Clinical Psychology (2015)
PGH

University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines

Philippine General Hospital, Practicum for Clinical Psychology (2016)
LASALLE

DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY Manila, Philippines

College of Liberal Arts MSc in Clinical Psychology (2013-2018)
CFM

Center for Family Ministries, Ateneo de Manila University Manila, Philippines

Professional Diploma in Pastoral Counseling (2012-2013)
AZUSA

Azusa Pacific University Los Angeles, California, USA

Special Training Trauma Informed Intervention for Treatment of Sex Abuse, Children, Teens, Adults (2014)
ST.BENILDE

De la Salle-College of St. Benilde Manila, Philippines

Professional Diploma in Organizational Development (2006 -2007)
AIM

Asian Institute of Management Manila, Philippines

Masters in Business Management (1996)
ATENEO

Ateneo De Manila University Manila, Philippines

Interdisciplinary Studies (1989)

MY CORPORATE EXPERIENCE

I gained specialized training in Organizational Development and my experience in dealing with people in the corporate world allows me to relate more with professional growth and career path. It also provided me with good knowledge in management and leadership

MALAYAN

2013- 2014

Marketing Head Non-Life product lines
DEUTSCH

2007-2009

Senior Associate Project Management & Global Project Management office
SPI GLOBAL

2007

Group Head Walter Sklewer Migrations, Database and Content
PLDT

2005-2007

Division Head Broadband, for Small & Medium Enterprises
EASTERN

2000-2004

Product Lead & Marketing Communications Broadband and data services
DIORDANO

Operations Head Tokyo Fashion Boutique, Nationwide Operations
Testimonials

What Our Friends Say About Suzy

Suzy's Continuous Professional Development

People are People

Yesterday it was working with intellectually talented people whose aim was to create better versions of themselves. Today, I worked with OFW families who seek for the happiness of their children. No matter the topic, tools, framework I use, it all boils down to the same thing. People who want to love the best they can and will do anything—- stretch beyond themselves into the discomfort Zone to reach out and to love. Love, respect for the other and commitment—- those are the pillars that hold us up, make life worth living

You don’t need lots and lots of support. A couple of strong pillars do the job just fine

Champion’s Mindset

At the highest level of sports, mind conditioning is crucial to success. The best athletes always seem to get it right: despite the maddening crown of detractors, the heart racing and shortness of breath at tie-breakers, despite the pressure to deliver the winning point. They don’t seem to flake out, lose their cool, or melt out. Sports psychology played a huge part in their preparation for their event. Even when things go badly or the play is not in their favour, in the midst of devastating errors, ferocious competition, the greats have stood up time and time again with no sign of loss of confidence and win again and again and again. it is as if they are able to constantly pick up the pieces effortlessly. What makes them able to do so? How can psychology help overcome a devastating mistake and prepare for the win? By training athletes specific mind conditioning techniques: Imagery & modelling: managing state to remain in the moment; teaching them to depend on their mastery of the sport.

The champion mindset is about finding ways to deal with all the mind games that comes with stress and anxiety of thinking …”what is to come?’ and “what is to be”. And then replacing this by being focused in the MOMENT.

Stress in time of the Wuhan Virus

In this webinar, I talk about handling stress in the ‘new normal.’ The seafarers have such a challenge during this time because of the loss of a sizeable income plus the need to quarantine before and after each voyage. The stress to their families and spouses is monumental, causing significant relationship challenges. See the full video here.

Regular Resource for the Show: Woman UP

Meaning Making in time of Wuhan Virus

Gian Gallegos is the quintessential spirit of joie de vivre! Such an engaging spirit

It is over 40 days in quarantine and no solution is in sight. No vaccine, no mass testing, no economy, low trust for government, no plan, Chinese getting away with everything. And so, Start-ups like Gian’s —whose is in travel — do not see a bright future ahead after all the work that they have done through the years. And so, as I work with him, we venture to find reasons for his lack of joy. Over the hour, we shared many insights of what is important in life. And through the conversation we unearthed a nugget “Crisis is where I find my deepest self!” . You are a joy to be with Gian. More power to you because you make us strong

Discussing the Mental Health Law with Sen. Risa Hontiveros

Guesting with Senator Risa Hontiveros is one of my highlights during Covid-19. The are so many bills she has filed for Mental Health as well as supports for the OFW sector.

View the full video here

Discussion on the Mental Health law, OFW Law

Self-Care and what it means to happiness

Self-care

Winnie the Pooh is the poster child of what is important in life. When he gets honey all over himself, gets stuck in friends’ doorways, gets stung by a bee, he enjoys life’s sweetness with intensity.

He loves, lives without worry or self-judgment.

He has no care of missing out because he is too enthralled by the present. He says stuff like “today is my favorite day.

Yesterday, when it was tomorrow, it was too much day for me.’ Pooh lives joyously and sings life.

He buys red balloons simply because it makes him and others happy.

Pooh is about being there for himself and being a good friend towards others.

Because he does not take himself too seriously, he takes life as it comes (without measuring it by its outcomes), he prioritizes happiness and joy — and in the process, he stays funny, beloved, insightful and happy.

There is a time for everything: time for feeling emotions, enjoying abundance, showing empathy, giving in to patience, and faith.

Having time for everything while loving yourself and believing in yourself is self-care.

Reflection Question:

Life has many gifts. Accepting its bounty leads to self-care. Have you appreciated the ebb and flow of life by enjoying life’s gifts and letting tomorrow happen for the moment?

Reflection in Action:

Sit today with your feelings and thoughts. Identify each of them. Ask them ‘what gift do you bring me?’

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Thinking Abundance Helps to Create Abundance

Scarcity mentality

Scarcity mindset or scarcity mentality in simplest terms is the belief that you will never be or have enough –whether its money, food, emotions —and as a result, you are always feeling like you lack. When we are at a position of lack, our minds are actually less efficient. A mind that believes there is less has less capacity for problem-solving, less time to do other things in life, less time for relationships, less time for work. Having a scarcity mentality makes us more concerned over a few elements in our lives resulting in a lack of room for other things in the periphery. To reduce feelings of scarcity, we can give ourselves some slack time —do not pack days too tightly that there is no time for family events, no time for the sweetheart, no time to enjoy an ice cream cone in the park or take care of unaccounted for eventualities like a car breakdown. How to create slack time? By intentionally keeping pockets of unaccounted-for time in our calendar…sort of ‘having a meeting with myself’ entry. By the intentionality alone, we are messaging ourselves that ‘yes, I am enough, and I am worthwhile’

Reflection Question:
Did you your best today to be happy, content, and thankful for all that you are and have?

Reflection in Action:
Eat a bowl of your favorite ice cream, laugh with a friend, do arts & crafts. Enjoy the simple things which mean much

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You are Always Enough

Covid-19 Challenge: Take care of yourself because you are always enough

Feeling enough

Our minds cannot help but compare ourselves to others all the time.

There are many reasons why we do this: to check whether we are progressing at the same rate as others; to feel better about ourselves; to evaluate opinions and abilities; to improve ourselves.

Constant comparing ourselves, however, can do more harm than good. It brings harm especially when we wrongly compare: our whole lives to a picture of our friends’ sunny vacation in France; our success with the BMW of a neighbor.

Making wrong comparisons depletes our self-belief, confidence, motivation.

We are all unique and with varying talents and therefore varying journeys in life.

Comparing oneself to another is like comparing apples and oranges.

It’s almost impossible as the textures, scents, taste profiles are different.

Happiness, peace, well-being come from within.

Understand that there is more right with you than wrong with you.

You have more gifts and talents than you can ever use.

You have more value than anyone object can identify. You are enough right now and you deserve to be loved.

Reflection Question:
Did you give yourself a hug today, acknowledging the value you are in the world?

Reflection in Action:
Learn to enjoy the day without accomplishment

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Focus on Your Strengths When in Crisis

Covid-19 Challenge: Focusing on your strengths makes you more resilient

Focus on your strengths

We all have strengths: things we are good at; have thinking strategies that have to help us rebound; have personal traits (such as optimism, hopefulness, creativity, perseverance). We can use our strengths to help us through tough life events. Leading with our strengths helps us balance out the negative events by surmounting challenges using our own thinking, healthy coping behaviors, attitudes.

Reflection Question:
What do you like most about yourself? How many times have you used it the past weeks? What holds you back from using it with more frequency?

Reflection in Action:
Live your day manifesting your favorite personal strength

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Creativity adds to Resilience

Cover-19 Challenge: Creativity is Key

Creativity
Resilience can be cultivated by boosting creativity. We are creative when we turn imaginative ideas into reality, or when we find new ways and ingenious solutions to problems. Or when we see new connections and patterns between seemingly unrelated phenomena. Creativity is within each one of us and it is a resource we can use to solve problems in a fun and imaginative way. Boosting or waking up the creativity within is a valuable way to spend time. Start small: an art class using items like leaves, petals, images to create art. Express yourself in new ways —dance, sing, put on make- up and fun clothes, read poetry aloud. By stretching your creative spirit, you will be more able to deal with stressful situations.
Reflection Question:
How did you engage all that you are —the thinking, rationale, and structured you + your child within who just loves to play?
Reflection in Action:
Do a silly fun thing just for the pure enjoyment of life

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Living Core Values is key

21 Day Covid Challenge

Living our core values

Values are defined as the standards of behavior or one’s judgment of what is important in life. For example, if a personal value is integrity, then, not only does he strive for honesty; he also strives for doing the right thing even if no one knows, lives a life wherein there is congruence with what he says, feels, and thinks. Those whose lives are consistent with their core values experience a deep sense of happiness, enjoyment, and often are not as affected by life challenges such as loss of income or reduced employment status.

Complete the statement:
I ________________________________(name) aim to live my top 5 values, (choose from the list above) __________________________________. I will do this consistently to affect positive change in my life and to bring joy in the lives of those whom I love.

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Keep Your Head in the Game: Focus on the Right Stuff

Covid -19 resilience: Focus on the right stuff

Focus on the right stuff

Well-being is the sense of being comfortable, healthy, happy. It includes high life satisfaction, sense of purpose, and the ability to handle stress well. Our well-being increases when we focus our time and talents on attaining the right stuff. Rather than looking to make more money, get a better job, or acquiring new things, our well-being increases when we have ample amount of time for all the things we love to do, we focus on what we have at the moment, we engage in giving, and we work towards forming relationships.

Reflection Question:
Are we spending our time worrying about our jobs, money, focusing on things we cannot have?
How have those times added to your life?
What are you willing to adjust to becoming happier?

Reflection in Action:
Do an act of gratitude towards someone who cannot repay you. Reflect on it in your daily prayer.

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