Herman’s one week of workshops with the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) were as a breath of fresh air blowing through the office. It generated heaps of energy, challenged COWD staff to look into themselves for what motivates them to excel, and provided examples and exercises to put lessons learned into perspective. Herman combines a unique mix of great storytelling, in-depth knowledge of psychology, organizations and change with a natural command of the room and good interpersonal skills. While the workshops concentrated on a “change management team” within COWD, there was also space for sessions with the MT, the Board of Directors and a dissemination to the 70 staff leading the organization.

Dear  Herman,


Our gratefulness for the long journey you have to endure just so we can be improved.

The Executive leadership Workshop we have experienced with you is really amazing. For me, you gave me the opportunity to look at my organization from the outside of the box, while still emotionally connecting to one and each person. As a  small, yet a growing water district, the challenges for the members is not an easy one. I appreciate the warming up exercises and the coping with insecurities of the newly hired individuals. 

I was able to learn so much from them too. Their love and trust to the organization is heartwarming.


On the other hand my team, for so long wanted to change our vision/ mission statements ,but it was so hard to even know where, when and how to start to do it. You made it happen for BAWAD. Thank you so very much. 


Moving forward, I would respectfully make a request for you to come and teach us more on values and human behaviour. It is the most complicated asset of the organization. And you just made the lessons simple. It s pure Magic!



thank you for the best experience of learning for BAWAD.


See you again 

Our best,


Alma and team

Workshop Impression

The workshop is of great value to the water district because we were able to discover by ourselves the  importance of having a very clear vision and the significance of formulating the necessary strategies that we need in our mission. The activity has provided for all of us an avenue to align the energies and resources towards developing ourselves and the organization in general.

Said activity was able to generate from everyone a sense of belonging as it provided for all of us an opportunity to take part in defining our direction. The encounters between the management and the Board and among the employees were very reassuring. Some important thoughts and views from the Board which were previously unnoticed, paved the way for a reconciling strategy. The natural and spontaneous reactions or responses from the group especially during the employee summit energized the management to strive for more value nourishing activities.

Definitely it was among if not the most treasured event in Carcar Water District.  



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