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Life Coaching in the Workplace – A Key Ingredient for Success

e9617a26-341d-4f75-a9f6-2dc7f6bd71b7If you have lead people, you would agree that one of the most challenging things about it is making them follow instructions. People have varying points of views and background. Some people are more assertive than others. Some are fast learners, while some are average. We cannot have cookie-cutter approach to manage these individuals. Sometimes, even the levels of commitment individuals give toward achieving a goal differ. Are there any ways that you can make employees motivated so that they can do their tasks effectively and more consistently?

Coaching is an effective tool for improving in supporting the professional development of your employees. According to studies, employees stay in an organization when they feel that their career development is being supported by the company. Coaching provides your employees an opportunity to feel that they are supported.

What is Coaching?


For most, coaching is giving instructions and providing details to employees. When we hear the word, we usually think of a sports coach doing exactly what the players need to do. It seems to be a one way street. However, there is more to coaching employees than just this. While in a ball game, a quick instruction that players need to follow for an hour or two is easy, it is more challenging in the office when instructions and feedback must last for far longer than an hour or two. Coaching is about listening and having a conversation. It is about facilitating the processes of reflecting, thinking, and understanding. Below are some of the important things coaching can give to us:

Office-culture Integration

A-life-coach-guide-to-running-a-life-coaching-business-image-3When we hire employees, they don’t usually have the company culture in mind. Through coaching, we will be able to align our employees to our company values. Mentoring and coaching our employees during the first few months of their stay with the company is crucial in developing a sense of ownership and accountability. Coaching, when consistently done, shall allow employees to see how the company values support their work. Awareness that is built through coaching also allows employees to truly imbibe the culture and values we would like to encourage at work.

Professional Development

businessman-pointing_1057-2032While having a training and development program is important for professional growth, coaching provides you with an effective means of follow through and support. Whatever our employees learned in class or during an on-the-job or class training can be refined by providing coaching.  Companies who have supported their training programs with consistent coaching have proven that the skills learned through training are more easiplanning-risk-and-strategy-in-business-concept-businessman-gambling-placing-wooden-block-on-a-tower_1423-9ly applied to the workplace. By providing coaching, supervisors are able to check how much knowledge their employees gained from training. Since coaching provides an avenue for open communication, leaders will be able to assess what is lacking, too.In turn, this can be communicated to the training department as feedback, which helps refine whatever professional development programs you already have in place. Employees who have received coaching also strongly feels the impact of their training to their professional development.

Employee Satisfaction

You-Cant-Get-Employee-Engagement-If-You-Dont-Start-With-Employee-Satisfaction-2A big fraction of employees leaving the company results from a feeling of lack of value. By having a coaching system in place, people feel valued as they know what they can improve and they are empowered to implement changes in their own work.  Similarly, those who are responsible for giving coaching will be able to see their impact to others’ lives and career. This gives them a sense of fulfillment. Of course, the more people working effectively in their teams, the more productive the company becomes, which helps leaders feel a sense of direction too. downloadWith coaching, not only will the rank-and-file employees feel satisfied with their work, the leaders as well. All these will positively affect employee morale and engagement and greatly reduce employee attrition as well.

 How to Get These Benefits?

In order to take advantage of these great benefits from coaching, learning the proper way of coaching is key. This starts with having leaders who truly understand its meaning. They must be armed with the skills and knowledge in implementing proven and proper methodologies for coaching. Remember that coaching isn’t about telling; it is about listening and guiding. It is important to ask powerful questions; questions that will uncover intention, reasons, and understanding. The goal of the coach is to help the employee identify these important pieces of information and empower them so that they can use these to make changes in performance. Coaching therefore is a reflective activity facilitated by a well-trained coach.

If you would want to learn how to apply the life coaching principles in your office, you may learn about it online, research, or read books. You can also look for videos discussing the concepts of life coaching. These resources will definitely help you have an understanding of how you can apply the concepts effectively in the workplace. You may also enroll in our upcoming coaching workshop and be guided by our certified coaches. You can ask questions and also consult with them during the training session. Our next session shall be on the 19th of May 2018. You may click here for more information. For inquiries, you may also call us through (02)4333342 or through mobile (0998)5624984 to 85.

PhilHRG Kicks off Sigma-Design Sprint on Its 1st 2018 Learning Session

PHilHRG March3 Board Members croppedIn 2017, the Philippines HR Group announced its commitment to provide consistent and quality learning sessions to the HR community throughout the year. This year, they delivered this by having its first Learning Session which was entitled “Lean Six-Sigma for HR & Design Sprint Methodology”, which was held on March 3, 2018 at D’Cup Coffee Republic located at the 2/F Pioneer St. Market Reliance Street, Mandaluyong City.

The event was attended by almost a hundred participants and volunteers. The concept of Six Sigma and Design Sprint for HR is quite young in the Philippines but, despite that, the support provided by the community is not short of overwhelming. Our invited speaker is premier in the line of Six Sigma Methodology Mr. Rex Jayson Tuozo, CIE, MBB, CMP. He talked about the different concepts of Six Sigma and its importance as a Tool for the Human Resource Professional. He taught several concepts during the session in which the crowd’s favorite was about SIPOC (Supplier, Input, Process, Output, Customer). Our speaker for the Design Sprint Methodology is Mr. Arthur Flores, Jr. who is known as the “Sprint King” was our second speaker. He talked about the 5 step methodology of Design Sprint and taught the community how to use this tool in their HR processes. Both speakers provided not only an interesting talk about their respective topics but also a quick workshop to get everyone more accustomed to the concepts and tools being introduced to the community. It was an afternoon filled with valuable information and the community can’t help but feel that they want to learn more.

The Philippines HR Group has also sold T-shirts and gave away lots of goodies. They provided freebies as well from those who came from far provinces such as Quezon Province and Ilo-ilo. Inclusive in the prizes were books from Ms. Sha Nacino “Money and Me”and “Mission Happiness.” You may recall that Ms. Nacino was our guest speaker from the very first #InspireHR of the Philippines HR Group last February 2017. There were also mugs from our sponsors that were given away. Not only did everyone go home with new knowledge at hand, they also have new goodies with them. Once again, the Philippines HR Group has successfully gathered our community for another session of learning and getting-to-know session. There were several repeat attendees, and the PhilHRG Inc. Board Members are truly happy about this, too.

Attendees from the Board Members included Mr. Neil Lumacad, Ms. Nhess De Jesus-Lumacad, Ms. Abigail Hernandez, Ms. Jocelyn Morales, Mr. Michael Natividad, CHRP Ms. Joseline Alosbanos, and Mr. Philip Nucleus Sia I, CHRP, who was also the host of the program. Founder and President Mr. Darwin Rivers was also in the event and gave the opening remarks of the program. The volunteers who assisted in this event were: Lanie Santos, Michelle Morales, Bryan Aquilino, Arvin Jessy Del Rosario, Kristine Martinez Bagalawis, Marilyn Magallanes, Raul Polo Devera, Rosalie Joya, Janette Aliwanag Pagadduan; Rolan S. Cayton, Charlie Mae D. Manaligod, Haidee V. Palacio, Nica Mariz G. Ignacio, Margie M. Orate, Marvin Zoilo, Catherine B. Garcia, MBA, Brian P. Guzarem, Jesica R. Cedillo, Maria Cristina C. Lascano, Kristine Comia Mercado, Kashmire Eldrimar Alfaro, and Sheila Espadero-Saberdo. The pool of volunteers is truly growing.

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The Philippines HR Group has once again proven that they are a game changer in the HR Community. Their advocacies bring quality but low cost programs that facilitate in the growth of HR professionals all over the country. This 17th of March 2018, the PhilHRG Inc. will once again hold a learning event entitled “TRAINing on Labor Law,” which will include the Data Privacy Act of 2012, TRAIN Law, Labor Essentials, and Latest Labor Decisions and Jurisprudence. More power to the PhilHRG Inc. in bringing these valuable programs available to a larger audience.


We support the advocacy of the Philippines HR Group in providing high-quality training for working professionals in the Philippines but COMPETAD is a separate entity from the PhilHRG Inc.  Look up our Leadership Training Session this 2018 if you would like to have a glimpse of our programs, too. 

For other training inquiries and sponsorship for any of our events, you may also call us at COMPETAD Training and Professional Development through (02)4333342 or thru (0998)5624984 to 85. You may also send us an email at and we will always be happy to help. Like us on Facebook:

Sha Nacino Shines in PhilHRG Inc.’s First #InspireHR Event

The Philippines HR Group held its very first #InspireHR last 17 February 2018. We can remember that, in order to provide valuable services every year, the PhilHRG Inc., aka Philippines HR Group, offers new and exciting options for our community. In 2017, they have featured the Quarterly learning sessions which has amassed great success and support from you. This year, #InspireHR is an avenue to make the HR community renew its pride and excitement in our chosen career. The sessions are not focused on HR to-do lists or skills that we need for our office work. Rather it focuses on having a worth-while and meaningful work-life blending. The group notices that sometimes, the reason we are not able to do what we need to do as HR is because we do not feel empowered. #InspireHR aims to empower all HR professionals in the Philippines. The last event was provided at absolutely no cost to the community as a way of saying thank you for your support to our volunteerism efforts. It was held at the Meralco Theater in Ortigas and was attended by over 100 participants, volunteers, and sponsors.



As a highlight of the event, guest speaker Ms. Sha Nacino has provided her piece of wisdom on how you can have happiness in your pursuit for success. Her topic was entitled Mission Happiness. Here, she presented 5 important G’s to achieve this: Gratitude, Goal, Growth, Gift and Gold. She said that we need to count our blessing and be thankful for the small things we have. Being thankful for the people around us also helps in achieving happiness. She also said that we need to find growth and development as this helps a lot, too, in achieving happiness. Ms. Sha encouraged everyone to give gifts to the people important to you. She said that it allows you to feel good about yourself and remove bad vibes too. We agree; after all, it is better to give than to receive. She has shared many other tips and has solicited a lot of crowd participation. Everyone truly had a great time while learning and feeling inspired during her session.

The event was a true success; thanks to the invaluable efforts of the new set of PhilHRG CORE Volunteers lead by Ms. Michelle Morales who toiled to ensure that everything is in place. Other members of the new CORE Volunteers group who made the event possible were: Janette Pagaduan, Rea Michelle Morales, Kristine Mercado, Kashmire Eldrimar Alfaro, Marilyn Centino Magallanes, Maria Cristina Lascano, Rosalie Joya, Arvin Jessy Del Rosario, Raul Polo De Vera, Jesica Cedillo, Rolan Cayton, Kristine Bagalawis, Ana Jean Abletis, Haidee Vicente Palacio, Catherine Garica, MBA, Matilde Ortiz, Margie Orate, Sheina Obejero, Shin Khan, Nica Mariz Ignacio, Annie Lyn Leonardo, Dianne Estrella, and Lanie Santos.

Special thanks to Mr. Michael Natividad, Board Member of the PhilHRG, Inc. who was the point-person for the new volunteers. He ensured that the new bloods of volunteers are guided throughout the preparation period. Other Board Members of the PhilHRG who were in the event and helped in the back scene were Ms. Jhoya Morales, Ms. Nhess de Jesus-Lumacad, Mr. Neil Lumacad, and Mr. Philip Nucleus Sia. Ms. Michelle Cordero-Garcia, President of the PMAP, was also there and was very supportive of the advocacy. The Philippines HR Group is rooting to have a partnership event with PMAP very soon. We shall keep you posted.

With many things happening in the organization, we are looking forward to many more news to come. The Philippines HR Group has already been in talks of having more membership benefits for the community and this definitely something to look forward to. Meantime, if you would like to know about other upcoming and exciting events of the PhilHRG, please do not forget to check out our Group FB page frequently. You may also send an email to for your inquiries, comments, and suggestions. The Calendar of events has also been posted at the FB page for you.


This article was brought to you by COMPETAD Training and Professional Development Services. COMPETAD supports the advocacy of the Philippines HR Group in providing quality but accessible training programs for the Filipino professionals.

The Leadership Development Training Series (2018)

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Our Leadership Development Training Series is designed to provide a cost-effective yet high-quality program for your leaders. It is not just one leadership training session, but 8 sessions that are spread throughout a period of 8 months. Compared to other public training programs that provide generic content, our LDTS (Leadership Development Training Series) attempts to incorporate some aspects of your business in the workshops we provide when you register.

This development training series include activities, workshops, multi-media, and interactive discussions to ensure a fully engaged class. Your employees will leave the seminar not only with new knowledge, but also with a new motivation to apply what they have learned in their everyday work. COMPETAD’s approach in learning focuses not only in developing the skills of its participants, but also in encouraging a sense of excitement so they can turn their learning to action. We understand that great performance is not just about knowing how to do it, it is also about practice having the right attitude.
To have insight into your individual learning, a pre-test and post-test is also conducted for each session. This will assess how much learning our participants acquire per topic. Assignments may also be provided to ensure application at the work place as well as retention of the concepts and principles used during the training.
The LDTS is a perfect solution not only for those individuals who want to invest in their own learning, but also companies who would like to support a continuous growth for their employees.
HOW is it different. The programs have a general outline which provides an overview about the topic that will be covered. There will also be a TNA (Training Needs Analysis) questionnaire to be filled out by the participants not more than 20 days before the actual session, which will help us uncover their personal challenges in the areas to be discussed. This will allow COMPETAD to provide a more tailored approach for the during workshop. Since participants may come from different industries, they will gain knowledge and insight into other industries too, which makes a more enriching experience.
There are 8 main topics for the leadership series. These topics are found below. You may click on the topic for more details.
Module 1: Leadership and Supervision Workshop – 20 Apr 2018
Module 2: Time and Stress Management – 11 May 2018
Module 3: Meeting and Email Management Workshop – 8 Jun 2018
Module 4: Managing Teams and Diversity – 13 Jul 2018
Module 5: Systematic Problem Solving and Decision Making – 13 Aug 2018
Module 6: Managing Up (Managing Your Manager) – 14 Sep 2018
Module 7: Influential Coaching Techniques – 19 Oct 2018
Module 8: Navigating Change – 19 Nov 2018
Learning Investment:
Each course is worth Php 2,999.00 when you register separately but you can get almost 20% discount when you register for all 8 courses. Complete your registration on or before 22 March 2018 and you will be able to get all 8 courses for the learning investment of only Php19,999. Your learning investment is inclusive of your training kit, meals and snacks during the seminar, and some freebies. At the end of each session, your participant will receive a certificate of attendance. When they complete all 8 sessions, they will also receive a separate certificate of completion for the COMPETAD Leadership Development Training Series.

Registration Instructions: 

1. Fill out the registration form by clicking the link on top of this page. You may also download the MS Word attachment send it to
2. Our admin team shall send you shortly the Statement of Account/Confirmation of registration. Sign the statement of account to conform and finalize your registration and email the soft copy.
3. Follow the instructions in the statement of account and complete your payment.
4. Send the scanned copy of the Statement of Account and your deposit slip.
5. Should you need an official Billing Invoice, please call us at (02) 4333342 or click here for alternative numbers.

What is the LDTS program?
The LDTS program is a unique program that aims to provide a tailored series workshop for new and seasoned leaders who would like to enhance their leadership skills, learn, and have fun, too.
Can I just select one or two programs that I would like to attend in the Leadership Development Training Series and not get the entire series?
Yes. The programs are still open to public registrations. Anyone who would like to attend specific programs may do so by registering in our online forms for individual programs. You may also click the register link in the training program’s landing page at the COMPETAD website. Regular rates will apply for single training program registrations.
Will I have to pay one-time for all 8 programs?
Yes. By registering in all 8 programs, you shall receive a premium discounted rate. For further inquiries, special arrangement, or information, please do not hesitate to contact our specialists at (02)4333342.
Can I do installments for the payments?
Yes, you may. Regular rates of Php2999 per session shall apply for these installments. Once you complete your fourth session at a regular rates, you may request for a 10% discount on your next sessions. Discounts apply only upon request.
I will be registering several employees from our company. Can I get a special discount?
The rates for the LDTS are already discounted. Discounts offered by COMPETAD may not be used in conjunction with other discounts. However, for 8 participants and up, please contact our sales and training specialist at (02)4333342 or (0998)5624984 to 85 so we can help you further. You may also email us at
What if one of the schedules in the series is in conflict with mine and I fail to attend it, will my payment be reimbursed?
While payments may not be reimbursed, you may attend a similar topic that is scheduled on a different date or you may elect someone to attend in your place. If you do not have an alternate and no similar topic is offered, you may consult with our specialists to see if you can instead attend other sessions outside of the LDTS program. We are unable to provide guarantee for approval of such requests but we will do our best to accommodate you.
COMPETAD reserves the rights to provide any goodwill gesture or discounts for you in such or any other instances. You may contact us to let us know about any schedule conflicts at least two days before the training date.

PhilHRG Kicks off 2018 with New Volunteers and More Exciting Activities

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After the first 2018 board meeting of the Philippines HR Group last 5 January 2018, the PhilHRG gathered yet a new group of volunteers to handle some of activities of the organization. With a number that has grown to almost 80,000 online members, the need for more helping hands has increased. Last 20 January 2018, the organization has called for another meeting which was attended by 20 volunteers, 9 of which were repeat volunteers and 11 new bloods. We would like to share with you some of the exciting things that happened during the event.

Founder and President Darwin Rivers started the session by walkingthe volunteers through the early beginnings of the PhilHRG Inc and the origins of its advocacy. In the meeting were three other members of the board, Mr. Michael Natividad, Ms. Jocelyn Alosbanos, and Mr. Philip Nucleus (Nuke) Sia. The group has welcomed the new volunteers by sharing with them the new activities that the Philippines HR Group would be spearheading for the country’s HR professionals this year. The new volunteers was a mix of HR managers, HR assistants, and HR supervisors. They were hyped and energized by the upcoming activities. A short introduction session got the volunteers familiar with each other. Mr. Rivers set everyone’s expectation that all volunteers of the PhilHRG are treated equally regardless of company ranks and ages.  He encouraged the volunteers to live by the values of the Philippines HR Group as they represent its advocacies and take part in its activities. The volunteers were provided a time to meet amongst themselves and create committees for upcoming activities of the organization after they were told about the activities for this year.


So what is in store for 2018? A lot!

#InspireHR. There are many activities to look forward to this year. Aside from the usual advocacy to provide development and learning to all HR practitioners in the archipelago, the organization would like to bring in what we call #InspireHR. We have seen that some practitioners can perform well if they are motivated in their work. This will be the goal of #InspireHR. This will be several sessions within the year where we will invite practitioners from different industries to talk about the HR challenges, experiences, and trends that aim to excite and inspire. Contrary to the learning events where we discuss the technical and administrative aspects of HR, #InspireHR is non-technical, easy to the ears, non-brain intensive, and is aimed at building pride in our line of work. Schedules will be posted in a separate flyer at the Philippine HR Group FB page, so watch out!

PhilHRG Job Fair Event. Recruitment and pooling talents is one important aspect of the HR function. The organization has decided to provide a solid support for our community in this area. Aside from the learning sessions, we will help you gather talents from all over the country to hire for your company. The aim is to provide an avenue for our network of HR professionals to be connected to people with the appropriate skills. Not much has been shared yet about the specifics but the target date for the Job Fair is on the 19th of May 2018. For more details on how you can participate, you may send an email to or just wait for further announcement at our PhilHRG facebook page.

PhilHRG Headquarters. As the non-profit organization grew, having a place where its volunteers can regularly meet to plan out high-quality events for the community became a must. With the HR community’s support, the organization is aiming to establish a headquarters before the end of the year. This will make communications with the participants and the entire community more fluid and easier. No details yet in regard to this, but if anyone in the community have suggestions for a cost effective place for our headquarters, you may contact PhilHRG Board Members Rhonadale Florentino or Michael Natividad. You may also contact Mr. Darwin Rivers directly.

Continued High-Value but Low-Cost Learning Events. Similar to last year when the organization has established quarterly learning sessions, we will still have seminars that will be offere to the public at very very friendly prices. We have an ongoing talk to team up with one of the top universities in the Philippines to provide us with a venue for our community to hold our learning events. This is a great opportunity to continue on of the main facets or service that PhilHRG would like to give to the country’s HR.

Aside from all these exciting things to look forward to, the PhilHRG is also planning to create a website that will provide official, valuable, and timely content to keep us abreast with what is going on in the HR community.  Of course there are lots more to happen and we will continue to keep you updated through our FB page.