Industry Experts

Jose Raphael “JR” Bernal

Jose Raphael Bernal is committed to equipping professionals with the essential skills needed to thrive in the evolving business landscape. With over 20 years of experience training top management, senior executives, and mid- to upper-level managers, JR specializes in change management programs. 

His clientele encompasses a wide range that includes the banking, telecommunications, hospitality, and pharmaceutical industries. He has brought his training programs to companies in the bustling cities of Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei, Bali, and Saudi Arabia.

He is the type of consultant who takes the extra time and effort into making sure his programs create an impact and touch the lives and hearts of the participants. His methodologies are unconventional and holistic but leave a great mark in the participants even after the workshop.

Mary June “Joji” Bayuga

Joji Bayuga is a staunch believer that a company’s most important investment lies in its people. She has conducted several training programs with large multi-national companies, as well as small and medium-sized companies within the ASEAN region. Her portfolio also includes training programs with development organizations such as the World Bank and USAID.

Her expertise covers values and attitude development, customer relations and human behavior and interpersonal dynamics. Joji holds a Master in Sciences in Social-Industrial Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University and an MBA from Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

Rachel Cabato

With experience in organizational development, human resource management, training, corporate planning, and marketing, Rachel Cabato brings a wealth of knowledge in making corporations run as efficiently as possible.

Rachel has conducted a variety of skills and behaviorally-based human resource development training programs such as performance coaching and counseling, leadership, customer relations, culture change, negotiation skills, meetings management, and career exploration and planning. She has also authored and designed manuals for programs conducted in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, China, and Thailand for multi-racial groups.

Odette De Guia

An experienced trainer, facilitator, and conference leader, Odette De Guia has helped organizations position their companies strategically and effectively manage their work culture. Her areas of specialization include organizational development, human resources management, business planning, and strategic management.

She has worked with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Allied Domecq, Eastwest Bank, GSIS, DBP, Tanduay Distillers, Inc., Nippon Life, IRRI Grepalife and Bayer. Odette was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow under Fulbright Scholar at the University of Washington, and was a 21st Century Fellow of the London Trust at the University of Oxford, England.

Abbygale Arenas-De Leon

Abbygale Arenas-De Leon is an experienced professional image consultant. Before starting her own image consultancy firm, Abbygale strutted the catwalks as an international fashion model in Europe, New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore. She was also the Philippines’ representative in the Miss Universe Pageant in 1997.

Trained at the Association of Image Consultants Center in New York City, Abbygale has since worked on various programs that delve into personality development, business etiquette, social graces, and professional wardrobe consultancy.

Geraldo Jose “Bong” Donato

“I believe that the only way for you to inspire people is to lead by example,” Geraldo Donato shares. Having had several years’ experience in the different facets of marketing through his jobs in Canon Marketing Philippines, Pepsi Cola Products and the Philippine American Life and General Insurance Co., Bong brings his expertise to the fore in his training programs.

Bong regularly runs customer service, sales, and team building programs nationwide. His clients include Robinsons Land Corporation, Eastwest Bank, Unilever, and ACDI.

Luis “Chito” Gallego

To Chito Gallego, your excellence hinges on your integrity. Bringing over 30 years of corporate experience, with 24 years spent in a senior management role, Chito is a specialist in leadership, sales, values, and experiential team building programs.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in economics at the Ateneo de Manila University, Chito immersed himself in finance as a money market trader at State Investment House, Inc, and assistant manager at Quasi Bank and Financing companies of Herdis Group of Companies. His list of clients include Robinsons Land Corporation, Social Security System, Pernod Ricard, and Nissan.

Rufino “Ron” Jacobe Jr.

Ron Jacobe is a multi-awarded public speaker, with years of experience implementing training programs for human resource development across all levels of an organization. His accolades include the International Speech Champion in the Gulf-Toastmasters Annual Convention, held in Dubai in 2003. Has also earned the highest title of “Distinguished Toasmaster” in the Toastmasters International Organization.

His areas of expertise are training and needs analysis, selling skills and salesmanship, customer service, personality development and values integration, public speaking, and product orientation. His clients include TUV-SUD PSB Philipppines, Social Security System, Robinsons Land Corporation and World Health Organization.

Angelina “Lilet” La Viña

Lilet La Viña has been a key player in developing talent in one of the country’s burgeoning industries, particularly in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. An expert at sharpening English and communication skills, Angelina facilitates workshops for Robinsons Land Corporation, Philippine Business Bank, Toyota Otis, World Partners Group, Banco de Oro and Landbank of the Philippines.

Angelina has also worked with a diverse clientele, all of which span the banking, education, and non-profit institutions. She has 15 years of experience working in general management and leadership positions in the United States, and 10 years’ experience in the Philippines.

Francis Loseo

Building on his philosophy degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Francis completed his MBA at the Ateneo de Manila University in 2010. He has run programs on sales training, customer experience, personal branding and personal leadership training, strategic planning, behavior development and motivation, and professionalism.

He has had a wealth of experience running programs for  Samsung Electronics Philippines, Robinsons Land Corporation, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Greenfield Development Corporation, Eastwest Bank, Tupperware Brands Philippines, Boehringer-Ingelheim Philippines, AFP-MBAI and Pointwest Technologies.

Raymond Oledan

Raymond Oledan has over 20 years’ experience in the human resources field, giving him a full grasp of the importance of nurturing a healthy workplace culture. For 10 years, he took on the lead at Monde MY San Corporation’s policy-setting and human resource activities from labor relations and training and development.

His expertise includes industrial relations, employee and management training, values-based initiatives, compensation and benefits, and talent management. Raymond holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Manuel L. Quezon University and Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas.

Aldem Salvaña

Aldem Salvaña has trained over 500 companies, ranging from Holcim Philippines, Aboitiz Power, Hedcor Inc., Avon, Bank of the Philippine Islands, AFP-MBAI, Cabanatuan City Water District, Landco Pacific, Johnson and Johnson, Social Security System, International Organization for Migration and Asian Transmission Corporation. His clients include those in the C-Suite, all the way to supervisors and managers, and to individuals who seek leadership coaching.

“[I want to] raise the level of executive and workplace coaching by certifying leaders to world class Meta-Coaching standards,” Aldem shares. His impressive portfolio reflects his certifications to train Dr. Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, and Leading Bold Change Workshop from multi-awarded Harvard leadership guru, Dr. John Kotter. He is a certified Meta Master Practitioner and Full Trainer by the International Society of Neuro-Semantics, and a certified facilitator for DISC Psychometric Tools.

Vanessa Salvaña

With 20 years of training and consultancy experience, Vanessa takes it upon herself to ensure that employees and leaders are able to bridge the gap between their personal goals and the company’s strategic plans. She is a process facilitator for strategic planning, visioning process, focused group discussions training, teambuilding, values programs, personality development, and customer experience management.

She has worked with Landbank of the Philippines, BASF Philippines, Eastwest Bank, Asian Hospital, Toyota Otis, Makati Medical Center, Asian Transmission Corporation, LBC, Phinma, ST Microelectronics,  Wacker Neuson, and Philippine Business Bank to name a few. Vanessa is also a resource speaker for the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education and Salt and Light Ventures. She is a certified Meta-Coach by the International Society of Neuro-Semantics, and a certified facilitator for DiSC Psychometric Tools.

Denise Soller

Earning her MA in Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University, Denise Soller has been dedicated to bolstering her expertise in training and development. “[My goal is] to enhance organizational wellness and to continually cultivate a culture of learning for the development of [a company’s] best asset —their people,” Denise shares.

Her specializations include personal branding, talent acquisition and development, change management, customer service marketing, team synergy, presentation skills, and stress management. Her clients include Eastwest Bank, International SOS, and Foremost Farms.

Jyro Triviño

Jyro Triviño believes in education as a strong catalyst for change. A part-time faculty at the De La Salle University – College of Business, Jyro teaches System Theory in Organization, Business Mathematics, and Basic Finance. He was also a part-time faculty at the University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University.

Bringing these theories to life is also one of Jyro’s strong points. He has conducted trainings in areas of customer excellence focus, financial programs, presentation skills and leadership innovation for companies such as Phinma, Eastwest Bank, Landbank of the Philippines, BPI/MS and Monde M.Y. San.      

Clive Villanueva

Before diving into the training and consulting profession, Clive Villanueva built on his impressive resume that includes Assistant VP at Citibank N.A., and Product Manager in RFM Corporation and Johnson and Johnson Philippines.

These years of experience in line management equipped him with an arsenal of skills and insights that could best be shared through training programs. To date, he has trained clients that belong to the top 500 corporations in the country. His expertise includes negotiation skills, sales and sales management, strategic planning, and team building. Clive has an MBA, focus on corporate finance, from Fordham University.