Elaine Bernalyn S. Cercado

Senior consultant, Performance Works International

Elaine is passionate and committed to fulfil this mission: Discover, Develop, Maximize, Share the POWERinU.

Elaine has 30 years of professional history, which includes working with diverse teams, from the fast growing small & medium-sized businesses to complex multi-national corporations, in varied emerging and mature industries in Asia-Pacific markets, such as IT, financial, government, industrial, document management, entertainment & healthcare. Throughout her multi-national corporate stints, she specialized in sales, business development, general management, people management, regional operations, customer service, learning & organizational development.

In 2008, Elaine embarked on a second career in management development training, consulting, mentoring and coaching, and built POWERinU Training & Coaching LLP (formerly, de’POWERinU Management Consultants LLP) in Singapore, where she resides with her family. She focused on areas such as leadership & management, change management, organizational development, learning & development, people & performance management, B2B sales/customer service excellence, personal empowerment/personal effectiveness, strategic HR & operational excellence, business & market development.

Elaine holds a BS degree in Applied Economics, a Master in Business Administration, Advanced Certification in Training and Assessment (ACTA) by Singapore WDA/IAL and is a certified Practicing Management Consultant (PMC) of the Singapore Business Advisors and Consultants Council.

She is a certified trainer of Global Learning by CEGOS (GLC) for Managerial Intelligence Levels 1 & 2, Creating and Delivering Powerful Presentations, Managing Business Change, Leading My Business, and Stakeholder Management. Elaine is certified IMPAX trainer for Strategic Consultative Selling & Superior Account Management, and certified MLB Switzerland trainer for various Management / Leadership programs. Elaine also co-designed and developed POWERinU’s TCOB training and consulting programs for fast-growing SMEs, and the EMPOWER programs for personal effectiveness.

Last June 2016, Elaine has completed certification program under Corporate Coach U (USA) and is now a Coaching Clinic Licensed Facilitator. In addition, Elaine Cercado has certified in Coach U (USA)’s coaching course and has earned the CEG (Core Essentials Graduate) designation.

Elaine has also served in various learning and development consulting and leadership roles – as regional sales learning and enablement manager for IDC Asia/Pacific, where she led the development and deployment of learning strategies and activities throughout the Asia-Pacific Sales organization, in close collaboration with the senior business and sales leaders; and as senior manager, learning and OD for NCS, Singapore’s largest IT solutions company, where she led the center of excellence for leadership development, sales transformation and enterprise learning management.

In 2017, Elaine became a regional leadership program facilitator and trainer for The World Bank via the US-based Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG). Elaine co-facilitated 3 programs including Personal Leadership Skills, Strengthening Leadership Skills and Supervisory Program, at various times in Vietnam, Croatia, Thailand and India.