Amidst the rainy weather, beautiful rainbows sparkled last night during the Philippine Financial and Inter-Industry Pride (PFIP) 's 9th Anniversary Gala and the 2022 Philippine Bahaghari Awards held at the Marquis Events Place in Taguig City. The said colorful event was held to celebrate diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond and honor all the organizations and individuals who have shown their support in helping the LGBTQ+ community.
Celebrity Life Coach Myke Celis was one of the selected awardees for the first edition of the Philippine Bahaghari Awards for the Pride LGBTQ+ Leader Award.
Coach Myke Celis, a well-known LGBTQ+ member himself and subject matter expert in coaching across print, radio, TV and digital media platforms, was recognized for his advocacy projects for the LGBTQ+ community which included his free coaching services for the members of the LGBTQ+ community, talks about inclusivity and gender sensitivity and collaboration with social media giant TikTok for its Pride campaign.
As one of the top 5 finalists, the celebrity life coach and best selling author of the #bestmeever book series was given a trophy alongside other inspiring LGBTQ+ individuals who have served as role models and have led noteworthy efforts to help transform the LGBTQ+ community within and outside of the workplace.
Other awardees for the Pride LGBTQ+ Leader Award were Christian Gabrinao, AVP of Wells Fargo International Solutions LLC-Philippines; Dennis Roda, Associate Learning Program Manager of JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Leigh Capule, AVP for Operations of HSBC Electronic Data Processing Philippines, Inc. and the eventual top winner for the category, Atty. Leo Almero, the senior legal counsel of Emerson.
Asked about this win following his recent success as a bronze winner in the recently concluded 2022 Coach Awards in Singapore for Best Wellness Coach, the celebrity life coach has this to say:
"Super grateful and honored. I mean to be honest, the people who were chosen were heavy weights in their own way. Super impressive credentials and body of work. So being the only one chosen who didn't come from a multinational company as I represented my own, I feel so honored and humbled at the same time. Allow me to express my gratitude to all the judges, the people behind the said event and the executive director of the PFIP, Jai Leonard Carinan for giving me this life changing opportunity to serve the community and represent with pride."
Coach Myke Celis hopes to inspire others with his win.
"For me to lead means to take the first step, not only for one's self but for the whole community to follow suit. It's all about opening new doors and allowing one's self not to be the first and only in that space, but rather, be the first of the many others who will follow the lead and take up space as well. That's what leading with inclusion in mind is all about. Receiving the award was a validation that it was not about how big the space of a person is, but rather his/her willingness to grow his space and influence beyond where he/she is at present, no matter how uncomfortable or difficult it may seem, anchored on genuine purpose so that others can take their first step as well."
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