Alma is an Executive Coach and an independent HR Consultant with focus on Talent and Leadership Development and Succession Planning. She coaches senior executives in various industries. Alma is a member of the Philippine Chapter of International Coach Federation (ICF), the only independent, globally-recognized accrediting organization for coaches worldwide. She was a Community Relations Chairperson of ICF Philippines Chapter in the past. In this role, she tapped Gawad Kalinga (a non-profit organization whose vision is not only to build housing facilities but also to build communities for families living in depressed areas) to be the beneficiary of pro bono coaching services from ICF Philippine Chapter Volunteer Coaches, where young leaders were coached by the ICF Philippine Team.
She continues to hone her executive coaching skills through further formal education through Benchmark Consulting Philippines and Coach U Singapore, both accredited training institutions of ICF Global. She also attends ICF Global conferences that allows her to learn Coaching Trends and to expand her coaching network with fellow coaches from different parts of the world. The last Global Coaching Conference she attended was in London. She also participated in the first ICF Philippines Coaching Summit. She was recently appointed as one of the Country Ambassadors of ICF Philippines Chapter to the Coaching Event of Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches in Bangkok, Thailand in May, 2017.
Her most recent assignment was as the Training Academy Head for Security Bank Corporation (SBC), a local universal bank. She simultaneously serves as an Internal Coach to selected senior officers in the SBC organization. She was formerly the Country Human Resources Director for Citibank with HR oversight also on Citibank’s other legal vehicles namely a Savings Bank, a Business Process Outsourcing outfit and a Brokerage firm. Alma has a solid HR experience across Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, Talent and Performance Management, Succession Planning, Employee Engagement, Compensation/Benefits and Labor Relations.
Alma comes not only with a strong track record in Human Resources Management but also with a well-rounded senior line management experience across the corporate and the wealth management businesses. Alma has had senior line management roles in Private Bank (Wealth Management), Treasury Marketing, Capital Markets, Merchant/Investment Bank and the Corporate Bank.
Her business and HR background coupled with her strong leadership and interpersonal skills make her a more strategic and an effective Executive Coach. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting Major from the University of the Philippines.