WHAT PROFESSIONAL COACHES SAY ABOUT BENCHMARK PROFESSIONAL COACHING INSTITUTE COURSES
Without Coach Julius and Benchmark, I would never have become a professional coach!
When I was at a low point in both my career and personal life, Coach Julius introduced me to how life-changing coaching can be. I didn’t need a lot of convincing because it simply WORKED!
And when the chance to become a professionally trained coach came up, I felt the urge to pay it forward and enter a new phase in my life, from broadcasting to coaching. Both professions offered opportunities for service and I took the opportunity. It’s been three years and I’ve never regretted a single day!
- Cultivation – the training helped me cultivate my own strengths and recognize others strengths as well. The coaching class taught me how to look for opportunities and maximize someone’s potential.
- Redefine and change of paradigm – after the training, I was more aware of how I can pivot myself to think differently. This way of thinking allowed me to help others as well to think differently
- Broadened my horizons/understanding of what coaching really is
- Confirmed my unique calling as a Life Coach, so grateful to Benchmark Team’s great job to unleash the potential that I have.
Half of the ACTP program I was in was face-to-face and the other half was the first done online. I would say that face-to-face was still a lot better but Benchmark did an excellent job running the program that it was a huge success. It did not feel like a training program but more of an immersion.
The program allowed me to know myself better towards establishing myself as a coach. Consistent with what coaching is about, Benchmark was a thinking partner during the course. The team made me feel comfortable to open up, appreciate and absorb the coaching process. There were profound and fun activities both during the onsite sessions and the online ones. On top of all these, I made some amazing friends who’ve been very supportive to my startup coaching practice as well as through these trying times.
Thought-provoking: The program would strongly challenge you as an aspiring coach, bringing out the best in you.
Fun: It was memorable because of this element. For the Benchmark team, fun is integral to the entire experience.
Life-changing: I am able to use the fundamental skills and principles of what I learned even after years of practice.
Ma. Paz V. Malubay
President, P&A Grant Thornton Solutions, Inc.
My description of our training:
For Paz, joining Benchmark’s coaching program has helped her a lot in honing her skills. It has unlocked a new set of opportunities that enabled her to develop her leadership skills and to inspire others to achieve their full potential.
“My learning is applicable not only at work, but even in my personal circles: family, colleagues, and community. My training boosted my self-confidence and in the process, allowed me to help transform other people by instilling in them new mindsets, attitudes, and actions that will contribute
to their overall growth.”
MARIEL C TABLAN
ACC, RFP, FLMI
My description of our training:
Rachel’s fundamental skill set lies in her ability to help individuals, teams and organizations uncover their true strength towards becoming better versions of themselves. Her genuine desire to contribute to the development of others, her belief in the power of process, backed by her profound understanding of human and organizational behavior allow her to determine, create and implement fitting and successful interventions to her clients’ needs. She is gifted with a positive mind-set and the ability to connect with people – in a workshop, in a coaching session, with a company’s senior management or staff, the older generation, the youth. As such, Rachel has had the opportunity, for over the last 20 years, to work with various industries and organizations in both the private and public sectors, locally, within the region and in the United States. This breadth and depth of experience have been instrumental in her ability to see things from different perspectives, inspire creative thought and engage people in so doing.
Rachel is an expert in Change Management, Culture, Team and Leadership Development, Performance and Talent Management, Coaching and Mentoring ,among others. Aside from her consulting and coaching work, she is also a faculty member of the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business.
Hello everyone! My name is Reena Murga, a co-founder of a Data Science Analytics company, now part of the Demand Science Group based in the US. In Cobena, we take pride in our whole brained approach to Data Science. My training and experience as a professional coach has helped deepen my interest in people, leadership development and change management— essential soft skills that humanize the field of data science. Coaching continues to be relevant in these evolving times, and a source of joy and fulfillment for me.
This course was tough and transformative. It gave me the opportunity to step back and evaluate my beliefs and practices in coaching. It was a humbling experience to fumble and struggle with the competencies that participants needed to demonstrate at mastery level. The mentorship of Marcia and Julius throughout the internship was nurturing as it inspired me to do my level best in learning to be a professional coach.
My key take away from the course was learning to demonstrate presence. It’s about going deep into the clients’ thoughts and disrupting their mental programs so that new perspectives may emerge. The best part is leaving clients better than you found them. I came out of the course empowered and excited to give the gift of coaching to my clients.
Val Baguios III
Wai Sing Yong
I am a graduate from the class of Jan 2015 in Singapore with Julius Ordonez. Even though I have been coaching others, I had a very fun and positive experience in the course. To date, I am still applying what I have learnt and it has been impactful on my clients. I have also recommended Benchmark Consulting to several people who want to coach people to be better versions of themselves.