Unified Brainz is resolute in presenting and celebrating the exemplary careers of some of the most stalwart personalities whose fortitude, assiduousness and willpower have made them claim the highest level of glory. This year again, we are proud to present one more limited edition of the unique dark mode Coffee Table Book, “Who’s Who of The Industry”, which is marked in the World Book of Records, London, where we have handpicked the success stories of individuals who have made an inedible mark in their respective industries and emerged as victorious leaders.
The indomitable Mariel C Tablan overcame a string of obstacles to emerge as a Globally Certified Coach, Trainer & Mentor.
Born and raised in Manila, Philippines and the youngest of 3 siblings, Mariel was orphaned at the age of 19. Her mother died when she was only 9. She witnessed her dad’s business collapse and they had to leave their home when they could not afford the medical bills. However, she was fortuitous to witness her dad get back up again and provide for the family. He managed to send Mariel to De La Salle University where she took up a Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Management of Financial Institutions. When she was 19, her father died of a heart attack on New Year’s Eve. In addition to the emotional trauma of being orphaned, her college education was also incomplete. But, her dad had been prepared this time around. She was a beneficiary of his life insurance policy and finished her education without financial worry.
When it was time for her to pick a career, Mariel applied for jobs only in Life Insurance companies as she had been a beneficiary of her dad’s policy. Her purpose was clear – give back to the industry by enabling sales agents and leaders through learning and development. In 2018, she was assigned to work directly with seasoned sales leaders and help them advance to the next level. She created an end-to-end process that included Training, Mentoring and Coaching as critical parts of their journey. This is where she discovered her passion and a new found purpose – Coaching.
Today, Mariel is the 1st and only Head of Agency Sales Training in the Life Insurance industry in the country who holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) global designation by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with a certification in Applied Neuroscience by The Neuroscience School, Montreal, Canada.
She has been Training for 25 years and Professionally Coaching for 5. She is a Registered Financial Planner (RFP), a Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), DiSC certified, and has 2 decades of experience in Learning & Development, specifically in the fields of Sales, Sales Management and Leadership. She has led multiple corporate positions including her current role as Associate Director for AIA Philippines. She also serves as a coach in Bravely – a US based company that connects people to on-demand coaching.
What makes Mariel stand out is her lucid Mission and Vision, out-of-the-box strategies, and structured systems that allowed her to achieve breakthroughs even amidst the pandemic. And it was thus during the pandemic, that her personal coaching business was born. She used coaching to help her team and offered pro bono coaching to sales leaders to help them cope, adjust and thrive despite the lockdown.
“I am led by my purpose which is to ignite transformation in individuals and teams, both personally and professionally. This drives me to continuously elevate my knowledge, skills and mindset as a leader, coach, mom and human being. I have always believed that when we become better human beings, we become better in the roles that we play at home, at work, in the community and in our country.”
Mariel has influenced a culture of intentional learning, ownership, agility, and collaboration within and across business units. This has seen her receive various accolades: Rank 5 from 100 Most Influential Filipino Women in LinkedIn; Top in Malasakit – Philippines’ Top 30 Leaders in LinkedIn; Rank 11 from Philippines Top 30 Leaders in LinkedIn; Featured in Leaders in Action; Featured in Mindanao Journal. To know more about Mariel, check https://whoswho.world/ or to nominate email, [email protected]
She tells us her strengths can be summarized in a nutshell: ACE IT
Always lead by purpose
Commit to holistic growth
Explore & Experience new things
Intentionally pause for well-being
Take calculated risks.