April 30, 2020

Ana Maria “Penny” Bongato

Better known as Penny to friends and associates, she has been listed as one of the Top 100 Filipinos to Follow in Linked-In for Inspiration and Learning 2019.  Penny is also the First Jack Canfield Certified Trainer in the Success Principles in the Philippines and First in Asia, and is also now Certified Trainer in the Canfield Methodology.

As a Canfield Certified Trainer in the Success Principles, she has completed the Canfield intensive professional training program on how to experientially teach the principles of success and how to facilitate individual and group transformation workshops.  Having worked with Jack Canfield himself at his live training and events, Penny has honed her skills by continuously teaching and modelling the Success Principles in her daily life.  In fact, Penny has launched two books already, “Career Shift: Follow your Passion” last August 2017 with Foreword by Jack Canfield, and “Ask For A Bigger Blanket” last November 2019.

With close to 20 years of experience in the field of Human Resource and various MNCs in the Philippines, she was at the forefront of the boom off the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines acting as Director of Human Resources for companies including Dell, Convergys, Logica and Teletech, and as Regional Director for the Asia Pacific Region of Headstrong.

Penny has extensive experience in Information Technology, Business Process Outsourcing, Consumer Goods Services, Insurance and Business Process Management.  She was an Executive Director of IBPAP (IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines), a 2019-2020 Board of Trustee of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and she was the PRO of the Career Development Association of the Philippines (CDAP) in 2014.

Penny is often invited to represent the Philippines as a guest speaker for various industries and academic institutions, both within the Philippines and overseas such as in Singapore, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Colombia.  She has very strong client relationship and a strong communicator at all levels.

Penny went into training and coaching because she likes to help others grow and reach their highest potentials. Through training and coaching, she has helped clients determine what they truly need and want, and work towards achieving their goals.

Penny has undergone the Accelerated Coach Training Program of Benchmark Consulting and at present, Penny is working with coachees who have been impacted due to the reorganization of their company. She also coaches senior leadership team members which results in better relationship with both team members and family.

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