Josefina (Meeja) Jalandoni, Team Leader – Alberta, Canada

BS Industrial Engineering, International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Credentialed Coach (ACC), Erickson Certified Professional Coach (ECPC)

Meeja Jalandoni joined Synergy Global in 2019, as Team Leader – Alberta, Canada. She became an Executive Coach in 2018, after a successful career as a female Board Member in Financial Services.

Meeja retired as the Senior VP/Head of Corporate Banking at Unionbank in the Philippines in 2014.

She has over 20 years of experience in Professional Services & has held a variety of roles in relationship management, sales, operations, credit (treasury), product development, customer service at banks such as Citibank, RCBC & Unionbank.

Meeja was the Financial Planning Head at IBM Daksh a business processing outsourcing subsidiary of IBM.

She has also been an entrepreneur twice in her life. She is passionate about leadership & innovation, plus, has worked with clients in banking, finance & business process outsourcing.

Meeja has worked with new leaders transitioning from individual performers to more seasoned leaders & those making the jump to executive positions such as Director or President. She has also worked with leaders involved in innovative change leadership/management & transformation.

Her expertise & key interests focus around these 4 themes:
blackEffectiveness Consulting: Authentic Vision & Values-based Leadership building; executing in smart ways
blackChange Facilitation: Innovative Change Leadership Workshops & Project Management of Transformation Programs
blackExecutive Coaching: Helping clients to lead change more effectively, with developmental Performance Management
blackWomen in Leadership Programs: Also helping Young People clarify & succeed with passion in their careers

Meeja has also volunteered with many educational & non-profit organisations including a Montessori Elementary School, where she was Treasurer for 5 years; & served on the Webber Academy Parent Council, where she was Website/Comms Co-chair for 3 years; & helps the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, where she is an Advisor/Judge for the Hunter Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

She currently serves on the ICF Calgary Chapter Leadership Team, as Communications Director; & has also been involved in fund-raising projects with KFC & the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Whilst she is a generalist, for the last 30yrs she’s focused on Values-based Leadership & Cultural Change & believes that the foundation for all change is one’s values. When personal values are aligned with organisational values, that is a foundation for trust, sustainable & impactful professional relationships.

Meeja is a Filipino Citizen & a Permanent Resident of Canada. She considers both countries to be her home. She loves working with people from different cultures, & in her spare time, enjoys nature, ballet/dance, exercise & going on culinary adventures with her family. She is a wife to Emmanuel Jalandoni, an Executive at an international food company, & mother to her son, who is currently attending University at UBC Vancouver, Canada.

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