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Benjamin Deodato “Benjie” R. Garcia

Passion for leadership combined with a calm, self-effacing approach underscores Benjie’s style as a coach. Aware of his own leadership journey, he balances between his strong desire for results and his empathy for the challenges a successful leader needs to overcome in demonstrating new leadership behaviors.

Benjie is a Certified Coach by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching (MGSCC). He attended coaching modules of the International Society of Neuro-Semantics and the Foundations of Great Coaching organized by the World Business and Executive Coaching Summit (WBECS). Benjie is also a member of the Coach Approach Ministries (CAM) Community of Coaches and he also has certification on the following:

His rich experience in working with teams from diverse cultures and backgrounds in different capacities taught Benjie the value of leveraging individual perspectives as a critical factor to successfully introduce new ideas and behaviors towards achieving a common goal.  His forte includes developing and executing business-driven human resource strategies, leadership and talent development, organization change, and employee rewards.

He is passionate about helping senior leaders become more successful in living more satisfying personal and professional lives through POWERinU’s training, consulting and executive coaching solutions.

A graduate of the University of the Philippines and the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), Benjie firmly believes in continuous learning. Some of the key programs he attended were the Professional Training and Development Program of the Ateneo de Manila University, the Human Resource Management in Asia Program Insead Euro-Asia Center, the Human Resource Executive Program of the University of Michigan Business School, and he is also a Genos International Emotional Intelligence Certified Practitioner.

Benjie has worked with MNCs in the Philippines and across Asia Pacific. He has worked for companies such as Sterling Winthrop Philippines (now part of Glaxo SmithKline), Bristol-Myers Squibb and MeadJohnson Nutrition (now part of Reckitt Benkiser). His most recent stint was as Senior Vice President for Human Resources of Philex Mining Corporation.