“The transformation of the members of my executive and management teams has been remarkable. Now I see them owning up the business beyond the confines of their functions, reaching out, collaborating, and coaching. Best of all, our KPIs have began to show amazing improvements– ROI is done! Thanks to Julius Ordonez of Benchmark Consulting and his team.”
Dr. Chandra Anamirtham
President and General Manager
HGST Philippines, A Western Digital Company
“It’s a different experience being able to talk to someone about things you find hard to share with anyone in the office. It’s liberating being able to talk about real issues in a professional and productive way. It is also very sincere. Every session is marked with real life experiences, no judgment but at the same time with much openness to encourage realization, steps to take or some recalibration.
You are a great person and a great coach. You have made me want to be a good coach like you if only I have the same wealth of experience, training & time. Oooops, I am sounding like a mentee though. haha. Thank you so much for your time and for the coaching experience.”
“The impact is ingrained in subtle ways. The valuable insights picked up from the coaching experience usually come in a form of realization, after dealing with situations. It was helpful, most especially on crisis management.”
“The overall experience has been enriching. Constructively, I didn’t think we needed 12 sessions, but others may have. The result of the sessions are increased awareness of the leadership role assigned to me and the importance of having buy-in across all stakeholders.”
“Enlightening. It brought out certain realizations that I could have known previously but never was able to give time to analyze and fully understand the full context and implication.
Enabling. Being mindful of mindsets, behaviors, and relationships enabled me to change which improved my leadership skills which hopefully will translate to tangible benefits to the larger organization.
Empowering. The coaching experience puts things in proper perspective and developed the leadership skills that will make things happen (execution) more smoothly and achieve more wins for all parties that we are interacting with. With the benefits of coaching that encourages people to be self-directed rather than being directed, am seeing that this will introduce a different kind of dynamism in the organization.”
“Benchmark Consulting’s Coaching for Success has been very impactful to the 7 Organization for the last few years. We have partnered with them to deliver development to our frontline leaders’ coaching capabilities. We have been successful in creating a meaningful experience to our leaders and the coachees. Benchmark Consulting not only delivers the content, they also make sure that the organization is handheld in the cultural shift needed to make significant changes in the coaching experience of people. Embracing and enjoying the coaching process is just one of the many outcomes we have experienced. More importantly, the alignment across ranks and senior leadership has been a key result of this journey.
We continue to partner with them and have benefited from the approach and the framework. Their flexibility and culture fair has been something that our leaders have enjoyed and valued as a milestone in their experience with the company. As senior leaders, we all know coaching should be in the DNA of our leaders. And when it’s not, Benchmark Consulting will make sure it is.”
President and Country Manager
“The Benchmark Team helped make our country team retreat a great success. Their energy was infectious, and their cleverly designed exercises were a masterful combination of fun and functionality. They truly helped us in becoming a better team more focused on our strategy.”
The World Bank
“The experience I had with Benchmark Consulting was among the top three best investments in my life! Yes, it is a tall claim but I mean it! Expect: (1) Uncompromised Authenticity which helps remove the dross within us enabling the true you to eventually emerge; (2) Powerful Personal Inquiry which will invoke real reflection leading to rich and rewarding personally learning;(3) Well Posied Impetus for you to continue your transformational journey. Go to Benchmark only if you are serious with your quest for your own breakthrough!”
Head of Learning & OD – Human Resource for Asia
Manulife Financial, Singapore
“The Accelerated Coach Training Program was a very valuable experience; it far exceeded my expectations! Julius conducted the program with the utmost commitment to excellence. It is truly an asset to my professional development and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in coaching as a profession.”
Director for Asia
“The positive value I’ve gained from Benchmark’s Coach Training Program has helped me to identify and close gaps in my coaching knowledge, skills and confidence. This has been vital for accelerating my coaching career towards ICF accreditation and the success of my future coaching business. As a trainer of Coaching myself I have high expectations, and Julius Ordonez and Benchmark exceeded them with a professional, fun and informative delivery of the training, I had a great time whilst learning.”
“I strongly recommend ACTP as it has provided me with a strong foundation of practical skills to be an effective professional coach. The best parts of the programme are the hands-on practice sessions in class as well as the 3-month practicum. The former provides participants with the confidence to carry out the practicum, while the latter, involving the coaching of actual clients, provides ample opportunity for participants to apply both knowledge and skills learnt, under the watchful guidance of Julius Ordonez, the mentor coach and trainer.”
Professional Life Coach
“The ACTP is a very intensive training for coaches. It is completely hands-on learning and application of the Coaching Framework and coaching skills through “real plays”, facilitated discussions and on-the-job practicum. What I gained of particular value are the ICF Core Coaching Competencies and how they are masterfully used to help coachees for self-directed discovery and learning. This creatively designed program equipped me not only with skills, but the confidence to get started on professional coaching which I intend to do when I retire this year.”
Former Vice President
of a Major Bank in Singapore
“Sometimes coaching seems easy but in fact, it is not. Under the focused, patient & professional guidance of Benchmark, coaching gets to be less difficult and in due time it gets to be fun. Moreover, it leads towards becoming ICF accredited. It is great to be a Benchmark coach! I am glad I chose Benchmark!”
“I have attended many coaching programmes and none is comparable to Benchmark’s ACTP (Accelerated Coach Training Program). The 3-stage training leading to ICF accreditation can equip any willing heart to embark well on their professional coaching journey. There are many great coaches and Julius is one of them.”
at a Multinational Company in Hong Kong
“ACTP has opened my eyes to the real world of Coaching. I had so many misconceptions about coaching before I took the course – that coaching is guiding and mentoring the coachee on what to do, based on the Coach’s expertise of subject at hand and suggesting solutions to issues/problems. I had to unlearn all these after ATCP taught me that Coaching is not content-directive and it requires an entirely different set of skills and process. Julius is a very effective coach, trainer, and mentor as he practices what he preaches. He is sincere and patient in his approach.”
Independent HR Consultant and Former Country HR Director
Citibank NA, Philippines
“Benchmark Consulting’s ACTP offered the tools and competencies that focus on the specific processes to achieve all goals that I, and my coachees, aspire to attain. The mentorship program throughout the intensive course allowed me to truly hone into effective approaches and methods leading towards measurable and awe-inspiring results. I highly recommend this invaluable course for anyone who seeks professional and personal development for themselves, their company, and their circle of support.”
Alliance Supports, Inc., Nevada, USA
“If you want to be the best at what you do, you need to learn from the best. Benchmark’s ACTP provided me with knowledge, skills and training required to coach professionally. Touching and transforming lives is a huge responsibility. It entails willingness to learn, openness to constructive criticism and sheer dedication to do what it takes to improve, thereby deserving a certificate. I highly recommend the program to anyone who wants to dare make a difference on other people’s lives.”
“In order to sustain these gains, APMI and Benchmark again partnered this time to co-develop a follow up to the 2006 teambuilding. This intervention was recently rolled out to the Senior Team of APMI as part of its yearend Leader’s Summit.
We look forward to more fruitful undertakings with Benchmark. They have proven to be a capable partner for company as it gears up for bigger in and better challenges in 2008 and beyond.”
Head of Human Resources
Avon Products Manufacturing, Inc
“Benchmark Consulting has been our people development partner since 2003. We sought the expertise of Benchmark to help us strengthen our company’s leadership capability through their 2-day Coaching and Mentoring Program and for seven years now, Mr. Ordoñez and his team have so far conducted more than 100 sessions from the senior leadership team down to the level of supervisors. As participants attend the session, their feedback on the workshop encouraged employees to enroll in the sessions – making it the most sought-after and talked-about training program. The sessions successfully equipped our leaders with the right mindset, tools and skills which enabled them to lead their people amidst the various organizational changes that our company went through.
In 2005 to 2007, our company underwent several leadership changes, major shifts in directions and organizational movements. The skills they learned proved to be very helpful as the leaders were facilitating the transition. Among all our management development programs, this has also become the most requested training of our subsidiaries.
On our first year of engagement with Benchmark Consulting, we saw improvements in the way our leaders think, behave and coach their people. This paved the way for more engagements with Benchmark. They also designed and conducted team development, planning, customer service, and sales presentations workshops for different departments and subsidiaries of the company. To this date, we continue to rely on them to deliver interventions that meet our expectations.”
Luz A. Morales
Head, Human Resource
Cable Channels and Print Media Group
Head Organizational Development and Learning (2003-2005)
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation
“One of the best development interventions we implemented for our sales managers in Abbott Laboratories is the Leadership Coaching Program. We chose to partner with Benchmark Consulting led by its Managing Director and Founder, Julius Ordoñez, being the pioneers of coaching in the Philippines. They coached our managers one-on-one for 3-4 months specifically focusing on leadership competencies.
To date, 37 sales managers from two major divisions of Abbott have already completed the program and based on feedback and concrete results, it has greatly contributed to personal, team and organizational effectiveness in many different ways. The mindset, tools and techniques that were shared in the program paved the way for a more open, honest and trusting communication between the managers and their immediate superiors. The managers became better coaches not only in tracking the performance of their people but also in developing them. They also have developed a more proactive stance in handling their functions. All these have successfully sown the seeds of producing outstanding leaders in the future and improving business results.
On a personal level, the managers have experienced paradigm and behavioral shifts as a result of the program. One manager whose motivation has already waned for quite some time made a turn-around and regained his enthusiasm and drive that he eventually got a promotion. Another manager also expressed gratitude as he was able to manage and accelerate his transition to a bigger responsibility because of the coaching intervention. One manager was on the brink of resigning but because of the coaching program, he realized he is blessed with bountiful opportunities in Abbott that he decided to stay. And another manager who used to hold negative perception about management and would always blame his managers on things that did not go well especially with his career made a positive turnaround and started to take accountability on things that are happening to him and his team. He is able to control his natural tendency to be defensive especially in front of management and his team, and started to have a positive outlook and be more of a team player.
To reinforce the learnings the managers gained from the one-on-one coaching, Mr. Ordoñez and his team designed and conducted a 2-day Coaching Workshop which provided the participants the opportunity to share best practices with each other. Not only did the workshop sharpen their coaching skills, it also strengthened the foundations we have set in building a coaching culture. Overall, we saw our managers extremely satisfied with the impact both the training and coaching programs had on their personal and professional life and were in fact asking for more. The great results that this program created in our frontline managers have ripple effects in the engagement, motivation and productivity of our workforce and to the competitiveness of our organization in general.”
Mary Grace D. Perez
Human Resources Manager
Abbott Laboratories, Philippines
“Coaching for Success is a very good overview of the whole Coaching framework, coaching skills and attributes of a good coach. The workshop is very practical oriented and interactive. Learning is via discovery and practice rather than dishing out of theories. This makes the learning interesting, real and more lasting. The trainers are very friendly, competent, encouraging and demonstrated the coaching skills very well. The co-facilitation of the 2 trainers is excellently executed.”
OCBC Bank (Singapore)
“Coaching for Success has made a difference in my life in how to enact the belief that people are capable of solving their own problems. Learning is from discovery, simulations, games that have relevant objectives to what we were learning. The trainers provide gentle guidance, feedback and positive energy.”
Dr. Juliet Choo
Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore)
“While I had some idea of coaching before the workshop, attending ‘Coaching for Success’ has clarified the key concepts and equipped me with the skills to be more confident, inspiring and disciplined as a coach. The fantastic balance of theory and (lots of) practice together with insightful tips and advice from the very warm and patient coaches make this the workshop to attend for coaches-to-be!”
Director / ProEd Consortium
Hwa Chong Institution (Singapore)
“I am grateful for your humble yet confident style.Your style facilitated an open heaven in class where we could discuss, challenge and learn unreservedly. I learnt much and I am still reflecting on some of the statements shared. You have made the 4 days a very memorable one, one which challenged my thoughts and convictions and to a certain extent my risk taking appetite. Time simply flew..What I took away after these 4 days was a solid foundation in coaching acumen which is still yielding fruits as I continue to reflect.”
Jonathan Mark Kok Wing
Regional HR VP, South East Asia
“We are pursuing the Coaching for Success Program for our people in Sales management across the Organization because it provides them with the necessary skills to have productive one-on-one meetings/discussions with their sales people and improve performance faster.”
Ferdinand L. Berba
“Coaching for Success was a delight! More than I expected as far as the things I learned and how I learned them. It’s a powerful workshop that leaves one with the challenge to change. It has value added and definitely a significant human experience!”
Roseanne D. Lasa
Vice President, Head of Training
Prulife of UK
“Coaching for Success has expanded my universe – my possibilities have grown from vast to infinite.”
Susan S. Lara
Palanca Awardee and National Book Award Winner
“I believe all leaders should attend Coaching for Success. With the war on talents that has been going on right now, coaching is a key driver in unleashing the potentials of people who matter most to the organization.”
Buena V. Chanco
Executive Vice President, Human Resource Management
Marketing & Customer Relations Cluster Head
“Coaching is the KEY to success.”
ASEAN Training Manager, Infant Nutrition
“HEAT has helped our training team better understand and appreciate their training role and the individuality of each trainee. We now design our training programs based on the HEAT approach. It made us better appreciate the diverse learning styles of our participants. As a result, our participants are now more engaged in sharing their experiences and are highly motivated to apply their learning back in the workplace.”
Head of Sales Development and Training
Ayala Land Inc.
“I would like to take this opportunity to give you SCB client feedback on the Team Building Workshop handled by Trixy and Paui (July 2-3, 2010) at Plantation Bay , Mactan. Trixy has handled our past team building workshops and she has once again surprised me – the program outline and processes were exactly as the team needed (which means that Trixy had listened to my assessments and the individual team interviews). Both Trixy and Paui are definitely very well skilled trainers / speakers, who know when to “grasp the moment”, keep their participants not only awake but actively involved in the sessions and adjust when they see the need from any of the participants.
I knew that Benchmark would provide us with a very good workshop but I never expected it to be this successful!
On behalf of my team, I would like to commend and thank both Trixy and Paui for an unforgettable team building workshop which has left its mark and will keep my team not only actively engaged at work but also in their personal missions and commitments.”
Rae H. Bernad
Head, PVM and Central Services
Standard Chartered Bank
“Boracay was great as always, and Benchmark made the experience even more enjoyable. If there is one thing I were to mention about their team, it was the high energy levels displayed by them and equally the high energy levels for the entire team that they were able to pull along all the way through 3 days. Well done.”
R & D Program Director
Unilever Deos – Asia, Africa, Middle East
“Over the years, Benchmark Consulting has proven to be an effective business partner of Insular Life. I would like to express my appreciation for the excellent Management Development Program, Team Building, H.E.A.T. and Coaching workshops you’ve conducted for our team. I have been overwhelmed with great comments from everyone. In this busy world, it is often forgotten to step back and have fun while learning new things. I think everyone realized and experienced that at your workshops and for that I would like to say thank you!”
VP – General Agencies and Special Market Sales Division
“I had the good fortune of engaging MR. JULIUS ORDOÑEZ as a consultant during my stint as Vice President for Management Services of the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF). HDMF is a government-controlled corporation in the Philippines which administers the provident fund of the employees from the government and private sectors. It is one of the country’s leading financial institutions and the biggest funding source of the government’s National Shelter Program. HDMF has total assets of about Php 250 billion and has extended a total of Php 219 billion in housing loans to its members from 1981 to date. It had also made available an estimated Php 30 billion in financing lines to housing developers for the development of medium and high-rise buildings, as well as residential subdivisions. For the year 2009, HDMF has granted almost Php 30 billion in housing loans to its members as of August. Given its mandate, HDMF is a highly service-oriented organization that values training and coaching in the development of its human capital. The company has about 5,000 employees.
Under the terms of the consultancy agreement, Mr. Ordoñez designed and conducted a training program entitled “Values-Centered Visioning Program” for all the officers and staff of HDMF – from the President to the lowest-ranked employee. The program was aimed at re-visiting the vision, mission and corporate values of the company in order to motivate its personnel to work as a team in achieving its vision. It was a highly successful training program that achieved its objectives and provided an impetus to the staff to perform their duties with renewed commitment. Mr. Ordoñez also developed and conducted a Leadership Development Program for the officers of HDMF with the rank of Manager up to the President. The program objective was to instill the values and principles of an effective manager in the company’s management team.
As a follow-through and as a mechanism by which the company would be able to sustain the gains made from the training programs, Mr. Ordoñez provided executive coaching services, particularly to the management services group. The executive coaching focused on the use of the balanced scorecard concept for the company’s strategic planning and performance management processes. When I moved to the private sector in 2003, I worked actively with Mr. Ordoñez in setting up the Philippines chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF), which was his brainchild. More recently, Property Company of Friends, Inc, with which I am now connected, tapped the services of Benchmark Consulting – a firm established by Mr. Ordoñez to provide training, coaching and management consultancy services – for the company’s training needs. In particular, Mr. Ordoñez conducted a training program on customer service for the company’s front liners, and a supervisory development program for its middle management team.”
Lillian Y. Reyes
Vice President, Corporate Planning & HROD
Property Company of Friends
“Benchmark Consulting has been our organizational development consultant since 1998. Their Behavioral and Coaching Programs have been subliminally woven into our company’s culture and work life. Benchmark’s expertise in co-designing a company’s learning and development program has helped our training team craft our Consumer Division’s Technical Sales Workshops here In the Philippines and Thailand. Benchmark’s training methodology in its Human Evocative Approach to Training (HEAT), has transference capability which our leaders and the sales team were enabled to become line trainers to our distributors and business partners. Through the HEAT method, our business plan presentations were done in a savy and upbeat fashion. The HEAT training is now a corporate institutional program that every new joiner goes through.
Benchmark Consulting has tremendously influenced the Company in shaping a fun and creative work environment.”
Maria Luisa D. Vitales
Head, Human Resource
Monde Nissin Corporation
“Benchmark Consulting has been our partner for the last 3 years now in helping us shape the culture in our organization. Through their uniquely designed and fit-for-purpose intervention programs, we have elevated the level of employee super-engagement to beyond world class levels (from 56% in 2007 to 92% in 2008).
As a result, we in Diageo Philippines Supply have delivered breakthrough performance across all our strategic pillars and have created new realities for our business that will take us through our journey towards our Destination 2011. We are well on track in realizing our vision of becoming the most super-engaged team in Global Supply consistently delivering fantastic results and exceeding our stakeholders’ expectations.”
Philippines Supply Director
Diageo Philippines Supply
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the enlightening 1.5 days of Coaching workshop conducted by Julius and his co-trainers, Paui and Trixy. The trainers were very professional and the hands-on approach made the sessions interactive and engaging. The workshop was well-customised to meet the participants needs thus making it more effective. I have definitely picked up useful coaching skills and processes that I can use in my course of work.”
Dr. Jasmine Tey Ah Hong
Director/ Centre for Pedagogical Excellence
Hwa Chong Institution (Singapore)
“The coaching course offers practical tips through its hands-on approach. I learnt to ask questions which help my coachee figure out what they really want to work on. Furthermore, I learnt to withhold my judgement, stop offering tips and giving my personal advice and instead listen to the coachee. It’s all about the coachee! Overall, I find the course to be beneficial and useful in my work.”
Chin-Leow Bee Kuan
Deputy Principal/Student Development & Executive Director (College)
Hwa Chong Institution (Singapore)
“We just would like to express our sincere appreciation to Mr. Julius and you all for a wonderful learning experience we had last weekend in our Teambuilding. Please extend my warm regards to Abbie, Mariel, and Emil. I wish them all the best.”
Message from a Participant from Servants of the Lord Prayer Group
“Thank you for delivering an integrated teambuilding, leadership and awareness-raising event that transforms the participants to committed leaders.”
Message from a Participant from Nestle SH&E
“I would like to thank all of you for a very wonderful show yesterday. They all loved what you guys have prepared and most of all they all appreciate your candidness, style and comic. To top it all, the learning and realizations – well, this is why I thought of getting Benchmark.”
Message from a Participant from Wrigley Phils.
“Hi Julius! Just wanna thank you for all the learnings that we gained from all of you. We needed this to move from scarcity, thanks for bringing us back to abundance. I love your tandem with Adam! Keep in touch!”
Message from a Participant from Diageo Phils.
“In behalf of boss Fran and boss Ferdie and the rest of my SMPP family, our warmest and sincerest THANKS to all of you. It was indeed a very fruitful teambuilding activity, it made us feel real good all the way, we are happy and we understand each other better. BIG THANKS to all of you!”
Message from a Participant from San Miguel Packaging Products
“I want to recognize you and your group. You really impressed me the way you handled the group. I was very impressed. I wish your group more success. I love you guys, hope we can go out sometime even for coffee.”
Message from a Participant from Ann Taylor
“Hi Coach Julius. Congrats to you and your group! Saw your pic with the ABS-CBN group in Bong Osorio’s column in The Philippine Star. I’m proud to have experienced coaching and mentoring just like them.”
Message from a Participant from Monde Nissin
“Today was great! Congrats to you, Adam, Paui, Trixy, Abbie and Herzon.”
Message from a Participant from Nestle Safety, Health and Environment
“Hi Trixy and Adam, I wish to personally congratulate and thank you for a job well done. Please know that you have touched our lives and I’m confident that in one way or the other, the learnings we had shall be put into practice. On a more personal note, I wish to convey that the workshop we had made me think things over and honestly, realizations came in. Glad to have met you as I’ve heard good comments about how good you are, not only from my hubby but from his friends.”
Message from a Participant from Globe – G-Xchange, Inc.
“Congratulations again for the successful sales con, thank you to the superheroes. We all had a great experience, cheers from your Purefoods Hormel family.”
Message from a Participant from Message from a Participant from Purefoods Hormel
“We all had fun in Boracay, big thanks to you and your team! You were all really great! Thanks to your group, you managed to get us out of our shells eventually and just be ourselves!”
Message from a Participant from The World Bank
“Our sales group was faced with a lot of issues and challenges from productivity,low morale and synergy (to name a few) but with Benchmark’s H.E.A.T and Teambuilding programs we got our TEAM back on the right track.”
Message from a Participant from Ayala Life
“Thank you for sharing with us your expertise on coaching through your well-designed and effective training modules. I really learned a lot and enjoyed every minute of the learning session. Coaching For Success is the first training program i attended in over five years. And I’m very happy and satisfied that I had it first with Benchmark Consulting. You guys were just amazing; you’re a bundle of energy. With the way you designed and handled the program, I must say Filipino trainors have already evolved to being world-class Mentors and Coaches. Congratulations and more power to all of you!”
Message from a Participant from Trinity University of Asia
“I would like to thank the Benchmark team, for helping build an ‘Abundance Mentality’ for us. Rest assured, we will practice and exercise this kind of attitude and we will be deeply INVOLVED.”
Message from a Participant from GlaxoSmithKline PharmaLink
“Hi Julius! The Management Development program was Excellent! We got consistent feedback about the best quality service by the Benchmark team. Looking forward to our continuing engagement. Thanks so much!”
Message from a Participant from Philippine Electricity Market Corporation
“Coaching has helped us provide a strong support system to nurture our key talents at Philips. It is an integral part of our Management Development Program and has helped our people develop leadership competencies, specifically develop self and others.”
Manager, Human Resource Development
Philips Group of Companies, Philippines
“The Creativity Workshop of Benchmark Consulting, which I took part in as a manager at Enchanted Kingdom, Inc. inspired me to pursue my dream in becoming a doctor. That following year, I resigned and followed that dream. As a medical student, I wanted my co-medical students to be better student leaders to be better doctors in the future. I saw how Benchmark could help us attain that goal so I personally sought their help once again. Now that I am a doctor, I shall strive harder to be the best I can be, as God’s servant.
Thank you Benchmark and to God be the glory!”
Danilo A. Sanchez, Jr. M.D.
“Hi Julius, I just wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude and thanks for really helping my team move forward with our differing limitations and behavior. Addressing the concerns I had been telling you was a perfectly-executed one. I can feel the more essence-based culture by now, and this is a challenge for me to sustain and improve more. You, being there personally is an honor, and the session did not only bond the team, but it also paved for an intimate partnership with you. In behalf of Lafarge, thank you and more successes!
My warm regards and God bless.”
Plant Manager and VP for Operations
“In behalf of the team, thank you for conducting a meaningful team-building experience! Amidst the rapid changes in both external and internal environments, the experience taught us that building effective relationships are key. We are optimistic we can sustain the change in ourselves to be honest, open and trusting. You’ve made us realize the abundant creativity and goodness we all have! You have guided us in reinforcing our values and aligning to the company’s strategies. You’ve done it with such high impact – fun, spirit and energy were always part of everything we did! The business may change year on year, there are always bigger goals to achieve, but the owners of these accomplishments are the responsible, supportive, confident and caring people we have on the team! We wish you much success and may many more organizations benefit from your excellence!”
Clorox International Phils., Inc
“We engaged the services of Benchmark Consulting to equip our employees with the right mindsets, skills and tools in achieving compelling goals amidst difficulties through their personal transformation program. After conducting the program to a few groups, we in HR already noticed the immense impact of the program not only in bringing about transformation in our employees but also in strengthening the familial spirit we have in the company. The richness of the program’s content is brought to life by Benchmark team’s very interactive, fun and engaging teaching methodology. This style of delivery helped participants to be comfortable with each other and encouraged them to open up and share themselves with the class, making every workshop a huge success.
The program has so far exceeded the expectations of our employees based on their feedback and the influx of success stories we have received every time the program is conducted. These success stories included a couple of participants deciding to finally stop long years of smoking in an instant while ,most of them started to pursue goals, either personally or professionally, they have been putting off for a long time now. Truly, this program is life changing.”
Head, Training and Development
“As newly-appointed GM of Purefoods-Hormel, one of the best decisions I made, early in my new assignment, was to tap Benchmark Consulting, to design and implement our team development program. In a fast-changing business environment we operate in, vis-a-vis the rapidly-evolving organization I lead, it is essential that the values we believe in, and our firm commitment to each member of the team and to our team goals, are clearly established and remain constant.
On our first year of working with Benchmark, we immediately saw immense improvements of how people worked, communicated and related with each other, which brought about an unprecedented growth in our bottom line results. Now on our second year of working with them, we have elevated the level of engagement with them as they helped us ensure that the team spirit is reinforced, as we charted our directions for this year.”
Noel M. Tempongko, Jr.
Vice President and General Manager
The Purefoods-Hormel Company, Inc.
Benchmark’s Teambuilding Program successfully bonded the culturally diverse team that championed Nestle’s “Globe Project” to realize a $1.8 billion ROI by end of 2006 through its worldwide consolidation of business processes.
Benchmark’s Team Assessment & Development Program successfully pinpointed root causes of disputes and improved relationships in the QA Department of a multinational consumer goods company, resulting in a complete turn-around in employee morale ratings while maintaining quality standards. (Client’s name withheld upon client’s request)
The senior officers of a food manufacturing company attribute their employees’ strong customer orientation, sales savvy, team spirit and positive outlook to Benchmark’s two-year skills and paradigm-shifting Sales Training & Coaching Program, which enabled them to seize market leadership. (Client’s name withheld upon client’s request)
Benchmark’s Team Effectiveness Workshop helped Philip Morris fast-track the formation of Self-Directed Teams aimed at increasing efficiency.
The two top performing vice presidents of an insurance firm resolved a 10-year conflict through Benchmark’s Coaching for Success Program. (Client’s name withheld upon client’s request)
Through a 4-month one-on-one Executive Coaching engagement, the sales managers of a giant pharmaceutical company became more competent, pro-active, and confident leaders who now are more visibly and actively involved in all the company initiatives which enabled them to meet 2007 sales targets.
“Was a knowledge enriching, confidence boosting, tiring but fulfilling, very pleasant coaching experience with Nel. Our sessions were intense but not stiff during the first half, but got easier, encouraging and more casual in the second half as milestones were slowly being achieved. Nel pushed me to realize very applicable and implementable action items which made achievement of the goals possible.”
Ricky Espiritu, BPI
“I am very delighted with my overall coaching experience. It is both relevant and transformational. It made me, to a certain extent, a better person and a much improved leader. Admittedly, I would still need to practice habit building, provide more focus and ensure 100% commitment to be able to make sure that this activity will come out naturally resulting to better results for the organization. I would also like to commend my coach for making this experience both a productive and enjoyable one.”
Ritche Farinas, BPI
“The coaching experience was very unique in a sense that it is the first time that the bank invested in such training. The series of conversations was a good way to achieve self-awareness. Overall, it is a great experience that is worth sharing with team members.”
Carmina Marquez, BPI
“I take the coaching program seriously from day 1 for the ff reasons:
- Not all are given the opportunity, and
- The bank is spending money
As the coaching program progress, I realize the value it will bring for the organization and for myself. It’s definitely a good program.”
Glenda Gonzales, BPI
“We got the performance we planned and worked for with hard work, perseverance, and teamwork, even with temporary failures along the way. Indeed we did better, thus we got also a better performance. Thank you for having effectively helped our team embrace the essence-based relationship, thus coordination and communication were easy.
Our team really deserved this award and recognition for the overall best-in-class. Thank you again and hoping you can help us again to make our team even better.”
Coca Cola, Bacolod Plant