My Dad’s Watch

Happy birthday, Papa! Many more happy and healthy birthdays to come! 🙂 Here’s a nice and heartfelt article by my brother.

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This watch is from my father. I used this sparingly through grade school, high school, college and a few years while working as an IT professional. I used it on my wedding day too.

Now a days, though, I have been keeping this watch in my drawer. I haven’t used it for quiet some time now, but it is in every bit as meaningful as it always have been because this watch reminds me a lot of my dad and the lessons he taught me.

Here are a few of the most treasured lessons my father taught me:

1. Think first before talking.

Reflection: Take the time to pick what you’ll say and how you’ll say them. Words hurt more than actions even when you don’t mean it.

2. Be on time.

Reflection: This is actually a discipline that helps your mind stay organized. Other than that, you are also…

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About Coach Emile Therese

Emile Therese is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and Head of People & Culture. She is an alumna of the University of Philippines in Diliman, Psychology major. She is happily married and they are blessed with an amazing daughter. She is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, a Certified HR Professional and a Certified Practitioner of the DISC Assessment of Profiles International Inc. She believes that employee engagement rests on the pillars of basic human needs, powered by strengths and encouraged by leaders. All together these form the imperatives of employee engagement - Engagement Imperative.

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