When negotiating, do a mind shift and see yourself as equal to whomever you are negotiating with. By seeing yourself as equal, you negotiate from a position of strength.
Johnson Pascua, Redpoint
Because of your support in 2014, we've been able to provide education and employment for over 50 young adults, who otherwise would never have been able to graduate from high school and college.
Please allow me to share with you this short video that details the milestones that you were very much a part of. On behalf of all of us, thank you! You are our hero!
Krie Reyes Lopez, President & Founder, Messy Bessy Cleaners
What do I get by remaining in the same rut? I get to stay in my comfort zone, I can just coast, I do not have to challenge myself, I will always be secure. But, what does being in the same rut cost me? It costs me the potential for my life and the achievement of my life's goal. I will engage life by remembering that it is all a game. There are rules, there is competition, there are challenges, and often times, things do not work out. I just need to focus on my goal, use my weaknesses and strengths to get where I want to go. Thank you, Suzy Roxas, for giving me this perspective in life.
It does not work to keep negative feedback back. People do not learn and projects do not move forward. The key to keeping great working relationships is to foster diplomacy --- the skill of providing feedback with sensitivity & respect for the other person's work and person.
Sarah Marcellana, Redpoint
The best way to move forward in one's career is to learn how to be a team player. Being a team player is akin to being a leader in the group because it means learning how to motivate and coach fellow team members. I learned that I should maximize the relationships I have a long successful career.
Raymond Luis, Redpoint
It is the fear of judgment and failure that makes me stop from taking chances and flying. I am not lazy or not able to think of what to do. I simply got used to waiting for people to tell me what to do. I can change that now by pushing through my fears, not giving in when I am scared. Thank you, Suzy Roxas, for journeying with me to my new career.
Julie Anne Soriaga, Chef & Baker
My best insight from Suzy Roxas is to never remain the same. Being stagnant is equal to being dead in the battlefield of corporate life. The way to achieve in our career is never to settle for 'good enough.' I will continue to believe, challenge, and do things to improve my work.
Margie Millen, Accountant, Bayer Business Services
To succeed, we must know the rules of the game. We must understand the parameters that we work with and then push them to their limits to create breakthroughs. When we think outside the box at work, we still work within the givens but find a creative and unique way to be proactive and think around problems.
Paolo Gabriel, Bayer Business Services
We are the master of our destiny. Whatever the circumstance, we always have a choice. I am the best driver of my life and career. No one else. Thank you for that insight, Suzy Roxas.
Jeffrey Adep. Bayer Business Services
Influence, NEVER EVER BEG. Never beg for support. Provide a reason why they should world with you instead. Be able to synthesize why working with you will be beneficial for them.
Vernon, Processing Lead, Bayer Bayer Business Services
The best way to lead the group is to work as a team, involved everyone from what I heard is to involve everyone in your team. The "we" leadership will succeed better than the "I" leadership. Collective leadership is the more enlightened way to move one's career to the top. Thank you, Suzy Roxas, for that insight.
Abigail Opiana, Accountant, Bayer Bayer Business Services
I recognize that I have become a better manager today through the Creating Powerful Teams program, customized specifically for my needs by Suzy Roxas. I have been able to reap the results of the investments I made over the past months. My team comments on my style and now feel that they have a manager whom they can depend on to lead and guide them. I am conscious now of my position and who I am as a manager. Thank you, Suzy Roxas.
Roie Ramos, Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
“What do you do when you fall down? You get up. And if you fall down again? You get up again.”
I am Sandra Coulis, when I was 9 years old, I had a fainting spell and I awoke with a high fever. My condition was diagnosed as Tetraparesis and it left me paralyzed. I could move only move my eyes and talk.
I did not allow that challenge to dampen my spirits. I had a talent, I knew I could paint. I wanted to gift the world with that talent.
And so, I learned to use my mouth to do things people would normally do with their hands. And, my most precious gift is that I learned to paint with my mouth. The pictures I paint are of my favorite subjects: scenery, animals, flowers, things that make me grateful to be alive. The beauty of the earth touches my very being and I am moved to express my gratitude for the gift of life. I cannot but help put on canvass the ethereal beauty I see in my soul. I cannot help but give voice to my talent through painting.
You may feel that life dealt me a raw hand. But I don’t agree. Without the experience of paralysis, I would not have been able to discover and develop my unique talent. I now paint with my mouth. Life for me is always a gift. I have always been and will always be blessed. I have so much to give.
THANK YOU, SUZY ROXAS, FOR SHOWING ME THAT THERE ARE GIFTS IN THE IMPERFECTIONS OF LIFE
Sandra Coulis, Painter with Disability
Through my coaching sessions with Suzy Roxas, I became a stronger person, I listened to my voice, no longer trying to silence it. I learned how to be more vocal, owning what I feel, think, and I want out of my life and from all my relationships.
Tiffany Uy, Account Executive, MediaMagnet
It is important to shine in one's job. Go for the limelight, own your work, you deserve it.
An insight gained from a group coaching session.
Anubrata Mallick, SPE, Bayer Business Services
The Talk "Taking Your Career to the Peak" was very relevant and well presented. The Filipino culture can be used to an advantage in the corporate setting. I also gained insight that having the skills + setting a vision + engaging a plan is necessary to move one's career forward.
Lorben Chan, Operations Head, Bayer Business Services
Overall, I really loved the group coaching session "Taking your carer to the Peak". I was like listening to a TEDx presentation and I really want to learn a lot more from your expertise.
I would have enjoyed it more if the session was more than 1.5 hours. I was able to hook in each of your points. And I was able to relate to your experience, to partly realize who I am in this business world and to be inspired to strive more and to improve for the better.
I am looking forward to another session with you.
Thank you very much!
Best regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen/ Bumabati
Philippe P. Blanco, Bayer Business Services
I sat on the chair across Suzy to seek coaching for my career. With her mentoring, I had gained an improved perspective that had allowed me to find more career possibilities and opportunities. My coaching sessions with her had gone beyond the chair as the insights I learned and the challenges I faced impacted me greatly both in the personal and professional aspects of my life. It was a great decision working with her!
Xeno Hemlock, Writer & Software Developer
When I came to Suzy, I wanted to be more enlightened about the career path I really want to pursue... A sense and feeling of being “convinced” that I am on the right track. I wanted to know as well what was holding me back towards it. I mean, there are some thoughts in my mind which I think may be more appropriate for me to take but am still unsure of. After working with Suzy, I became more confident in my career choice and I am able to 'connect the dots' of my varied experiences ...therefore creating a new, unique career path that sets me apart in the academe and corporate sectors in which I work. Thank you, Suzy Roxas.
RP, Board Placer Licensure Exam for Professionals in Teaching
Thank you, Suzy Roxas, for being my career coach. The past 8 sessions helped me realize that truly, I knew what I wanted all along: to be a family psychologist. Now more than ever, I'm excited for what the future awaits as I know what to do. I'm forever grateful for everything.
Bea Paterno, Aspiring Psychologist
Suzy Roxas has been a fantastic career coach! I found her very helpful in sorting through issues, ideas, doubts and all other things that normally come into play as we plan and chart our careers. She is very objective and knowledgeable at the same time, sensitive and honest without being judgmental. I had a lot of “Eureka” moments during our sessions. Through her guidance, I had profound insights that I doubt I would have ever realized on my own.
Female Management Executive, Wife & Mother of 2 Kids
Greetings, Suzy Roxas! First things first, I would like to say thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for me. Your program is very enlightening, inspiring and most importantly, eye-opening. I realized that I deserve to be happy regardless of my past. I hope you enrich more lives as you continue to share and impart your passion and calling. God Bless you always!
Chrys Dunca, Workforce Leader
Thank you, Suzy Roxas, for coaching me through my career crisis. I realize now that I am not a victim. I am the master of my life. I am in full control of my work, my family, myself. I need only to be honest with the support that I need and learn how to harness this support from others, learn how to challenge my self-defeating thoughts. With these positive life-giving ways, I will get control of my life.
V. R., Technical Head
The law of supply and demand -- you must be clear on your agenda and equally important, the agenda of the other people because it becomes easier to get support from them that way. Coverage of equilibrium.
Jared Desello, Analyst, ROHQ, Citibank
Leadership is a behavior. It is not an issue of gender, age, race, or position.
Francis Del Rosario, Vice President, ROHQ, Citibank
Humility is to recognize that you are equal to foreign counterparts. Once that mindset is in place, a good negotiation is possible.
Christine Santico, Manager, ROHQ, Citibank
I am now aware of gender-bias. I now act correctly and powerfully in my workplace.
Raul Amegenio, IT Analytics, ROHQ, Citibank
Believe in yourself and your potential to lead. Gravitas!
Beatriz Pacheco, Supply Chain Analyst, ROHQ, Citibank
We are restricted by norms and culture because our culture dictates. However, we can also leverage our culture and transcend.
Kaye Ann Chan, Analyst, ROHQ, Citibank
The Philippine culture can work for or against you.
Stephenson Sy, Procurement Analyst, ROHQ Citibank
Because I had a debilitating accident and lost use of my legs, I thought my future was gone. I no longer could do the work I had done over many years. I felt everyone was pitying me, avoiding me, fearing for my future. But, coaching changed all that. I recognized how I was limiting my own potentials by my self-defeating thoughts and behaviors.
My best insight: My future is my abilities, and not my disability. Thank you, Suzy Roxas.
DenDen Tayag, Entrepreneur
I had a rough year way back when, Suzy was there not to help but to enable me to realize things that are difficult to apprehend, and the end of what I've called conversation (counseling), I understood the meaning of my trials and challenges. She was a great enabler.
Trisha Marie Bautista, Social Worker, Makati City
Greetings, Suzy Roxas! My gratitude for journeying with me when I was in darkness and confusion. With your gift in coaching, I discovered my strengths or attractions and distractions. I also realized that distractions, when faced and dealt responsibly, can turn into strengths. Reminding me to always go back to my center "I am completely loved" helps me regain the person God has created me! Through your coaching, I have gained my wholeness which in turn improved all my relationships. Thank you very much for your guidance and inspirations! May God bless you as you continue touching and transforming people's lives!
Gerard Legaspi, Overseas Filipino Worker, Canada
I met Ms. Suzy Roxas, my coach, at one of the lowest moments of my life. I was hesitant at first to meet her because I know she was working with abused women. She invited me to her place and we talked. I thought she was an interior designer because I am so impressed when I saw her place. My mom just died then and I had literally no one to talk to and to turn to. I was heavily burdened with all my family concerns and obligations.
Little did I know that after talking to her, she will be able to encourage me to live my life again. She gave me courage, letting me know that she understands what I was going through that difficult time. After talking to her, I felt so light, happy and full of hope. It seemed like she saw beyond what is unseen in each one of us. She has like an x-ray vision that penetrated to me that led me to open up to her. Her presence and wisdom comforted and consoled me. It's a miracle. I felt like there is someone walking with me, holding my hand to help me carry my load that I thought was so heavy. There was an inner cure that I felt after talking to her.
I am so grateful to her. She is just not my coach but I consider her as my guardian angel here on earth, helping me mend my broken wings to fly, to fly high again.
Ana Ramos, Businesswoman
Not every bad thing that has happened to me in life is my fault. I may have been a victim but from there I can become a victor by MAKING CHOICES IN MY LIFE THAT WORK FOR ME. BECAUSE I DECIDE HOW MY LIFE WILL GO. It is my divine right to be loved, respected, and dignified.
“Maria”, Sex Abuse Survivor, USA
When I trust and accept myself, I become more powerful, I go for what I want and what I deserve. I become the owner of my life and the steward that gives it direction. I no longer make unconscious decisions and past wounds no longer dictate how I am going to choose to live. I gain my strength to move forward and create a new life from God and his ministers on earth. His ministers on earth become models of how I would like to be. Thank you, Suzy Roxas, for opening a new chapter in my life.
Jihan Cardenas, IT Professional
If I am to be happy with my life, I must know what are my personal values and then live my life in respect to these values...whether the situation is stressful, or peaceful, whether I am angry at someone or I am in a loving relationship. As I continue to heal from the abuse I experienced, I consciously choose the best way to act in the situation ---- a way that is true to what I feel and at the same time consistent to my values. Thank you, Suzy Roxas, for guiding towards respecting and loving myself more.
Joy, Incest Survivor
I am the only one who can change my life. I do so because only when I change my life do I get to accept and feel al the gifts that God has blessed me with. When I look at my life today, I realized that the blessings were there all along. It is only a question of accessing the blessings. I got a hold of my blessings through prayer, pushing myself with persistence, owning my life and not depending on anyone. I am the creator of my own destiny and I create this destiny by being aware of the choices I make. Thank you, Suzy Roxas, for journeying with me.
Kenny Jane, Typhoon Yolanda Survivor
Ang katututunan ko rito ay paano mag-process ng mga feelings and rumespekto sa kapwa; makisama sa lahat, and never never give up on any trial. Masnahasa ako at mas-kumbensido akong tapusin ang aking pag-aaral.
Jonathan, Working Student
Marami akong natutunan dito sapagkat nakita ko ang sarili ko sa mga sessions. Malaking pasasalamat ko dahil alam ko nayon na hindi huli ang lahat para magbago sa tulong ng mga taong gumagabay sa akin.
"Alma", Working Student
The conversations I had with Suzy Roxas helped me build my vision for the future…the value of resilience in my life. I learned this by listening to the stories of the other learners in the circle. If they can do it, so can I.
Mario, Working Student
I learned the value of being independent because I must be able to handle my own life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Suzy Roxas.
Ramon, Working Student
Thank you, Suzy Roxas. I have learned to appreciate and dwell in the uniqueness of every human being. I also learned of my uniqueness and I relish this. I like and appreciate myself more. As people appreciate me, so do I appreciate myself more.
Girlie, University Scholar & Working Student
Working with Suzy Roxas has given me a new lease in life. I learned how to manage my fears, how to step out from my comfort zone and deal with reality. I learned how to forgive people, but most importantly, I learned how to accept my mistakes and forgive myself in the process
Paloma, Business Executive, Mother & Wife
In my sessions with Suzy Roxas, I learned how to appreciate the importance of life… how lucky I am to have friends, family, and people who care for me. I also learned the value of every human being, and see them for their worth as children of God.
Jessica,17 years old, Sex Abuse Survivor
The past is done there is no need to go back. Other people can help me move forward and they are good people. As I journey through and I see the positives and dwell on the positives that have shaped my life, I shall place my focus on the help and kindness I have received and my progress through the years. This will place me in a proper frame of mind to face those who used fear and hate to cage me.
Janet, 18 years old, Incest Survivor
Ang problema natin ay parang mga bato kaso iba-iba ang lake. Minsan ang akala natin tayo na ang may pinakamabigat na problema kaya kulang na lang ay mag-pakamatay tayo. Pero, ang hindi natin alam ay maraming tao ang mas-mabigat ang problema. Ang sabi nga sa kuwento eh kahit anong problema ang dumating sa buhay natin, we must learn to face it and learn to trust God. Maraming maraming salamat, Suzy Roxas sa di pagsasawang paglalakbay sa tabi ko.
Roselyn Padao, Working Student
Ang problema ay hindi tinatambayan, dinadaanan lang siya. Mayroon akong kakayahan na gumawa ng solusyon sa lahat ng problema. Dati, akala ko, iba ang dapat gumawa ng solyusion, na kawawa ako at kasalanan ng lahat dahil sa nangyari sa akin. Pero, sa tulong ni Suzy Roxas, nakita ko ang kakayahan kong gumawa ng solusyon ko sa mga problema sa buhay. Thank You Suzy Roxas.
Mary Art, Working Student
The best learning in my sessions with Suzy Roxas is to be more open with my family or with people who are willing to help me. I realize that there is always someone who is there to help me. i don't need to do it alone. Kung ano man ang problema ko, nakatulong yung mga sessions sa mga panahon na nasa darkside ako ng buhay ko. Pinaintindi sa akin ni Suzy Roxas na ang lahat nang nararanasan ko na problema is ako lang ang makakasolve at wala ng iba. Pagnatanggap ng kamalian at sa tulong ng mga taong gustong tumulong sa akin mas naiintidihan ko ang sarili ko, at na realize ko na meron pala akong dapat tapusin may dapat pang gawin.
Marwin Luarez, Working Student
Every time I end a session with Suzy Roxas, I feel like I have just had a fabulous makeover--a makeover from within. There is a feeling of empowerment, personal strength, and a quiet self-confidence.
Her method of comfortably unearthing answers and insights --- that has always been inside me to questions that slow down my personal and professional growth --- help me see the situations on a 3rd person's point of view and as a result understand myself and more importantly understand the people around me. and because of this, I find myself more compassionate with others especially to people who matter most -- family and friends.
I have learned that the most difficult person to ask forgiveness from and to forgive is yourself. Becoming more understanding of others has taught me to become compassionate to myself. And that's the best makeover.
Ryan Pronstroller, Advertising Agency Owner
Every conversation I had with Suzy Roxas brings realization and understanding about myself and how I can change to move forward. Thank you for making me see things in a different light and for believing in me. May you continue to elevate more lives. More power to you.
TC. AVP Operations
To the person who has guided me to who I am now.
Who believed in me all these years.
Who made me believe in myself again.
As you believed in me, so do I believe in your gift.
May you touch more lives, empower those who are hopeless, and strengthen the spirit of others.
Dr. Mea Mendoza, MD, Sacramento USA
It is important to look into your past and discover how they have molded you into the person you have become in order for you to understand who you are, who you are now, and who you want to be --- my realizations during or after my life sessions with Suzy Roxas.
Bart Bartolini, Food Business Franchisee, Senior Data Analyst
After all this time, the one person I was seeking approval from is... myself.
But that has come to an end. Thank you, Suzy Roxas, for continuing to enlighten me about myself. Looking forward to our next conversation!!
Bea Paterno, Licensed Psychometrician
Hey Suzy Roxas, thank you for being my life coach. You got me to start showing up in life again and letting the magic unfold. Great job! All the best this coming new year.
Eli Wong, Business Proprietor
I was feeling lost at that time in my life. I knew what I wanted but I felt like I didn't know myself well. I was in that discovery of finding that inner peace. I realized that the challenge was that I didn't love myself enough, so I couldn't choose the right path for me. I was standing in my own way. Life Coach Suzy Roxas journeyed with me towards loving myself by first accepting the faults that I have and loving my talents in order to increase my assets. I always thought that I had to always be my greatest enemy. But, after working with Suzy, I realized that I was my own best advocate if I decide to love myself more. Thank you, Life Coach Suzy, for helping me realize that in order to live life, one must love the self in order to have a happy life
Angelo Paterno, Development Studies
Thank you, Suzy, for being my life coach! Because of you, I'm excited to face 2014. I look forward to continuing my journey with you.
Gracey Reyes, Human Resources Practitioner
Miss Roxas has been a consulting counselor for our girls in the ACAY School of Life for the past two years. She provides extremely valuable insights to enable the advancement of the Case Management of the School of Life girls.
Sister Rachel Miriam, Formator, School of Life
Thanks to my life coach or else I would have been in the gutter.
Dr. Crischelle Magaspi, MD, Medical Doctor, New York