Testimonials from Participants of "How to Develop Effective Leadership Using Stress Management and Mindfulness" Workshop:
“I found Phillip’s Mindfulness workshop to be a rewarding experience, helping me understand the importance of a focussed mind at work and home, and to cope with the increasing need to merge what used to be considered work-time and home-time. The discussions with colleagues during the course were very rewarding as we shared issues and thoughts and developed our understanding of mindfulness. The short meditations and breathing exercise practiced in the course have become a mandatory part of my day to help calm my grass-hopper mind, and even in the short time since then I have noticed a more calm and focussed approach to the multiple demands at work and out of work.”
David Wilkinson, Vehicle Line Director, Ford Asia Pacific
“I never knew how the complexities of our world could dramatically influence our lives. The workshop helped me to learn the importance of truly understanding who we are as well as to recognise that there are so many factors that trigger our emotions. I learned to develop tools to help me deal with stresses that not only influence my emotions, but also how stress influences my colleague’s emotions. Phil’s knowledge and genuine passion for stress management and mindfulness created a fantastic and fun learning environment. The power of meditation and breathing as a technique to deal with some of the workplace/life stresses we face every day was incredible. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone.”
Tony O’Day Operations Manager – Country Fire Authority HQ, Victoria
“This workshop is not like the usual workshops. I found it to be very meaningful and it allows us to learn how we can develop ourselves. We learn the basics of psychology and Mindfulness concepts that provide us with the opportunity to improve ourselves, to make our life better, not only at work but also in our personal and family life.” Pak Kencono Wibowo, Deputy CxO, XL Axiata Indonesia
“When I was invited to the workshop on “Mindfulness Training for Wellness and Self-efficacy”, I had no idea what was waiting for me. As Phillip started to talk about stress, worry, anxiety and we did the first meditation section, I realized how “worried” I was and how much energy I was wasting. The “Who are you?” section definitely caused profound sensations and changes. Phillip´s training helped me to get in touch with myself, recognize things had to change for me and for the people around me. Deeply recommend for leaders who want to have a better life for him/her and for the team members while getting better results at work. Definitely a game changer in my life!!”
Rita Magalhães, Body Interior Integration Manager, Ford South America
“I found the 'Developing Effective Leadership Using Stress Management and Mindfulness Workshop’ to be well worth the time sacrifice. Very few workplace improvement training lives up to the promise and Phil’s workshop is an exception. Phillip’s combination of counselling training and industry experience provides him with a unique set of skills that quickly cut through the baggage we all carry and help us instil our staff with effective tools to improve their focus, effectiveness and team work. I would highly recommend the workshop”
Dave Collins, Managing Director, Synergetics Pty Ltd
“I attended the workshop on “How to Develop Effective Leadership and Personal Wellness Using Mindfulness” that Phillip Chen conducted for the senior leadership group in Changan Ford. I enjoyed the flip chart discussions with colleagues and in particular the cross-cultural team-building benefits that resulted from the sharing of common life issues and experiences. I also enjoyed the experience of practicing meditation in a non-yoga setting. Overall, I thought the session was well facilitated, met the needs of a more senior audience, kept to the Mindfulness theme and was a helpful aid to our people. ”
Daryl Mahon, Human Resources Director, Changan Ford Automobile Co. Ltd. Chongqing
"I recently attended Phillip Chen's 'Developing Effective Leadership Using Stress Management and Mindfulness Workshop’. It was a refreshing, constructive program that not only stretched the mind but provided practical methods to approaching challenging moments in life. Phillip is an exceptional practitioner who adds humour to education. I thoroughly recommend the program.”
Jarrod Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Bennelong Funds Management
"Phillip's extensive experience in the corporate sector adds gravitas to the insights he provides during the seminar. As a National Sales Director it is imperative that I manage my stress levels to maintain peak performance. I personally found Phillip's course to offer illuminating suggestions that I will deploy to improve both my personal and professional life."
Peter Goring, Sales Director, OC Energy
“From the Mindfulness workshop, I learned the importance of keeping calm in the chaos and emergencies at work, the awareness of how to create a space between an event and our reaction. The material covered is very relevant, it makes us aware of how to use our core values and beliefs to create our sense of meaning and purpose. I am glad to have been given this opportunity to learn about Mindfulness that I would share with my team.”
Feiruz Ikhwan, Head of Investor Relations, BC & Corp Finance, PT XL Axiata Indonesia
Testimonials from Participants of " Stress Management in the Workplace" Workshop:
“For many of us, life is defined by a demanding work environment and a hectic home life – a balancing act that promises to topple at any moment. Phil’s workshop on ‘Managing stress in the workplace’ brings a refreshing approach to managing those challenges, in a way that stays with you long after you leave the training room. I’ve learnt invaluable techniques to help me deal with stressful work and life events, resulting in a focus on the things I can control, and a conscious release of those I cannot. I highly recommend the course.”
Kim, Manager, IT, Ford Asia Pacific
Phil’s course encouraged us all to expand our minds to better understand the way we naturally respond to situations and control our behaviours, stress and effectiveness. The mindfulness tools & techniques have been very useful and influential even 6 months after the course. His experience and ability to relate with the challenges in the engineering field was extremely refreshing. Highly recommended.
Glenn, Manager, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific
“I thought I was happy enough and ok stress-wise. Attending Phil’s workshop provided me with an awareness and methods to deal with stress and anxiety that I now use all the time, even after having attended the workshop 12 months ago. Not only do I have tools to manage my stress, I also use them to help my team and family. I do not get so annoyed anymore and I am genuinely happier and more productive. I highly recommend the course.”
Ray, Supervisor, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific and dad of three (and of course, don’t forget the wife)
Min, Engineer that there was a distinct boundary line in my thought process that either amplifies or moderates stress through my mind until I joined Phil’s workshop. I can assure you that it will definitely give you ideas on how to better manage and improve your stress level.”
Min, Engineer, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific
“I have attended 2 workshops from Phil, “Managing Stress in the Workplace” and “Mindfulness & Meditation”. Both have re-calibrated my outlook in life to understand what is important. This has also given us tools that we can use both professionally and personally in our lives.”
Mike, Superviso , Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific
"I wasn't sure what to expect when I was invited to attend "Managing Stress in the Workplace", but after the first session I was hooked. Each session provided a different insight into the vagaries and stress of coping with the hectic lifestyles we lead. I was impressed with Phil's style and the manner in which he ran the workshops. Highly recommended."
Colin, Engineer, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific
“When I first joined the Stress Management Workshop I didn’t quite know what to expect. After several sessions I realised that one can actually gain an understanding of stress and anxiety and learn mental and physical techniques to cope with it. This is one of the most valuable self-discovery courses that I have had the opportunity to do in my lifetime. I wish that I had known about these skills much earlier in life, but now I get more joy out of living. Would highly recommend it to anyone”
Sam, Engineer, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific
“I have attended two of Phil’s workshops; ‘Managing Stress in the Workplace’ and ‘Mindfulness & Meditation’. Phil has a very positive approach with all aspects of his teaching and his courses are hands on and fun. One of the key messages I have taken is that most of the time we do not recognise that we are not living in the present moment. I recommend Phil’s courses to anyone.”
Nathan, Engineering Manager, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific
'I have always been an anxious person but I feel happier and more confident in dealing with stressful people/situations and now worry less about the things I cannot control. I not only have the tools and thought processes to help myself but I am also using them to help my children work through their worries. Phil presented in a relaxed and open manner and I appreciated the time provided for reflection and the sharing of experiences. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.”
Cindy, Engineer, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific
"Phil’s course is one of the best training/self-improvement courses I have attended. If you want to change your life and live with more meaning, I highly recommend his workshops. I have become much more calmer and happier as a result. Phil is a great presenter/facilitator, his style is very down to earth and inclusive. It does not feel like a lecture."
Salman, Engineering Supervisor, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific
"I found the workshop ”Managing Stress in the Workplace” to be well presented and it helped provide me with the tools to better understand and handle stressful situations. It made me more aware of situations and how to analyse first, then reacting accordingly. This has created ‘peace of mind’ and changed my life for the better as I no longer worry about situations out of my control. I am sure everybody would benefit from this course - even the sceptic ones!"
Maurice, Engineer, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific