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
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Suzy's Continuous Professional Development

Increasing Competencies Through Assessment

Good therapy always starts with great data. Valid and Reliable tools such as personality measurements are essential in developing a good treatment plan. This year, I focused on deepening my understanding of the 16 personality factor tool which is essential in recommending career choices.

SCAP 2017: Receiving an Invitation to Present in Singapore Conference for Applied Psychology

Receiving a prestigious invitation to present in SCAP17, Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology.  I will be presenting  Psychological Well-being in Philippine Corporations. The findings in my study show a strong and significant correlation among perceived stress, job satisfaction, and participation in health and well-being programs with Employee Psychological Well-being. Further, job satisfaction interacts significantly with perceived stress to have a positive impact on employee well-being.

These insights are significant to human resource practitioners who look for ways to increase employee well-being as it is positively correlated to work engagement and employee productivity.

Expanding my Therapeutic Techniques with Dr. Alfonso, formost practitioner in New York for Treatment Borderline Personality Disorder

Adding in new tools to my kit, thus acquiring new techniques to help out my Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder. Dr Alfonso spoke of new techniques in the use of psychodynamic approach to the treatment of the disorder. One must first be able to isolate the average of the person where personality was most affected. By identifying that stage, one can create a treatment plan that addresses key issues affected in that face of life.

Launching a course on The Psychology of Leadership with DLSU SPACE

Launching the 2nd run of the popular course, “the Psychology of Leadership” at DLSU space. The program is structured on robust psychological theories of social learning and cognition.

If you think you can do it, you can and you will!

Completing my Training in Management of Personality Disorders

Thank you to you my old alma mater Philippine General Hospital, for a great skills upgrade in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. It was good to catch up with old friends in the Industry, Dr. Toffee Sison and Dr. Constantine Della as we use a ubiquitous framework to get all necessary data and formulate a succinct and workable plan. With tools, a structure, and measurement scales, treatment is more focused and predictive of positive outcomes.

COSMO: Why are Female Friendships are Complicated

In this article for Cosmopolitan Philippines November issue, I comment on the intricacies of relationships between women.

Female friendships are challenging because they are built on layers upon layers of female issues: competition, discrimination, cultural restraints on what women can and cannot do; how women should behave. Lack of honesty complicates relationships amongst women — because of  cultural ideals on acceptable behavior, women tend to hide feelings of anger, frustration, irritation from women friends. As a result, so much of what must be said remains unsaid,unrecognised tension festers into passive-aggressive actions. Honesty is such an expensive commodity yet very necessary for authentic relationships. It may not be possible to become vulnerable in all relationships. However, choosing whom to trust and opening up to them of our feelings and sentiments makes us feel less alone and more connected with life.

(Suzy Roxas is a regular consultant  on women’s issues for Cosmopolitan Magazine )

COSMO: Powerful Women Bosses

Along the way of developing a evidence-based program for women in the workplace, get to read much research done on gender issues in the corporate space. Despite the years of advancement, achievement , and plethora of work by women, its sad to see how many remain out of the spotlight because they are afraid to shine.

Resourcing as gender issues expert for the workplace at Cosmopolitan Magazine May 2017 issue, I have identified 8 traits to be a great boss that will show ‘gravitas’:

  1. Be decisive and take control: have the ability to reign in situations, spark action, and assume responsibility. You don’t have to be the loudest in the room to be heard. You must be sincere, genuine, know who you are and parlay that to the company culture.
  2. Be supportive and cooperative: A good and effective leader is not a dictator. She works hand in hand with the team and embodies the organisation’s values.
  3. Be a good communicator: know how to influence people. Have good communication skills. No matter how hard you work, if people do not like you, you are bound to fail.
  4. Be Creative: think of innovative ways to solve problems. See problems from different perspectives.
  5. Be Organised:  Balance your work with building relationships. Choose projects well and choose the correct team mates.
  6. Be Adaptable: learn to cope well with setbacks. Adjust to the situation
  7. Be Analytical: think beyond the current plan. think long term
  8. Be enterprising and performing: If you want the position, don’t be shy about it. Then, be willing to work at it.

Catch the full Article in the May 2017 issue of Cosmopolitan Philippines

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