And so, the competition comes to an end with winners Cocotel, a hotel booking platform; Airship , a last mile delivery online service; and Experience Philippines, a gamified platform for planning local trips around the Archipelago. All were exciting to work with through the months. All quick witted, interested to learn, refined in their thinking. Gian embodied his brand completely —fun, open, energetic, throughly entertaining; the Airship girls were brilliant, precise, hardworking, always pushing the envelope; Cocotel was serious, decisive, and run by a bunch of young business executive types. What i learned most from them was to always stay the course even when things aren’t exciting, new, and easy going. Being clear on ones mission and vision is the way to get through the hard days.
Updating skills is a necessary part of being a competent practitioner. Specially with the new ruling of the PAP, Philippine psychologists must be well aware of the ethical principles so that clients can be sure of quality service. Here we are training under the National Scientist Awardee Dr. Caring Tarroja.
For me, the most important learning is the importance of avoiding duality in relationships, specially in the field of research. It ensures that information gathered is more objective and therefore the study more reliable and the results more valid.
Just a few months back, i guested on an online show for millennial executives. The discussion was on management of stress in the workplace. Because of the unusual work hours , constantly changing work situations, high cost of living, the young executives find it challenging to keep up with work demands. Because they fear humiliation, they keep the stress to themselves try to forget the pressures by drinking, partying, expensive lifestyles that they cannot afford.
This does not have to be. there are many positive ways to manage stress —managing emotions, thoughts, and feeling is an effective way. Through a framework meant to challenge thoughts, a more realistic view of the situation and a more proactive action plan can be developed.
the way of business has changed since I began working in 1989. The young executives set up businesses on their own and become the decision-makers for multimillion businesses overnight.
And, I am lucky to get the opportunity to work with them! As they put their services online, they continually pivot and work towards improvement making their products and offerings more competitive worldwide. Because online businesses have a high mortality rate and because competition is cut-throat, these young professionals need support to remain at the top of their game. And, that is what I provide: tools and tips to keep them confident and resilient for the long haul.
First class completed in the PhD program for Clinical Psychology with Dr. Caring Tarroja, still the reigning Psychologist of the year 2018. Interesting how different the deliverables of a Clinical Psychologist supervisor is very different from a work supervisor. The performance rating of a clinical psychologist supervisor is hinged squarely on the depth and authenticity of relationship between the supervisor and supervisee. The level of comfort that the supervisor and supervisee have towards realising, accepting, probing, and hurdling personal and cultural biases. Personal growth goes hand in hand with improvement of skills. If you have gained the skill but havent grown as a person, then the supervision has become a failure. Profound.
Starting the year right with Ideaspace. Meeting with ED Diane Dugan Eustaquio, Accelerator head Brenda Valerio and Coach Manny Martinez to engage a conversation on how psychology can be used as a force for motivating and encouraging the team as they grow the program.
Having a fun and friendly catch-up with Dr. Rey Canlas after a successful defence and as a congratulatory lunch for landing a slot in Singapore to present findings on what Filipino employees value in the workplace. Stress is reduced and job satisfaction is increased when there are strong relationships amongst people in the workplace.
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