Liza Sichon

On Culture Development (Online Mentorship)

A company’s culture stands alongside strategy as important differentiators of any business. No matter how sound the business plan is, without a solid culture - where people share the same vision and are empowered to deliver beyond what is asked of them - it will always fail on execution. Yet despite its importance, culture remains to be one of the most misunderstood or misaligned concepts in business.

 Culture attracts and retains talent, influences productivity and impacts customer satisfaction.  It affects performance and psychological safety of your employees more than you know. It's what makes your business unique and successful.

Liza Sichon is a global HR expert whose work has taken her to five continents. Originally from the Philippines, she is based in Silicon Valley advising global tech companies and start ups in building their desired culture adapting to the digital times.

In this Online Mentorship class, join Liza and discover the truth behind that adage – "culture eats strategy for breakfast."

Liza is an experienced executive coach, notable speaker, and global HR consultant with over twenty years of corporate experience working for large, multi-national firms. Originally from the Philippines, and now based in Silicon Valley, California, Liza held global HR positions across the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Most recently, she served as the Vice President HR Transformation, Communications and Operations for Hewlett Packard’s global HR function, serving 2,400 HR professionals. She returned to the Philippines to become Chief People and Culture Officer and Group Head of Human Resources at PLDT from 2016-2018.

Liza’s career and life accomplishments have provided a rich and diverse landscape of experiences. She now seeks to help others find success and fulfillment by pursuing her own Coaching and Speaking practice serving global communities.

A Working Definition Of Culture

Everybody has a definition of the word culture, but what does it truly mean? As something that is unique to each businesses, culture cannot be purchased, copied or manufactured, but can be quantified, managed, and fostered.


Reaching Your Culture Goals

Based on her experience and your particular case study, our mentor will introduce a qualitative and quantitative tool to help you measure your current culture, and help you bridge the gap to your desired culture.

Scaling Your Ideal Culture

How do you deliver significant and sustainable cultural change within your organization - from top-down to the bottom-up?

This mentorship class will be be 100% online. The format is one that our mentor has successfully done with several global business leaders and companies that she coaches.

The experience includes:

  • Three 2-hour weekly sessions (Saturdays, from 9 AM to 11AM), instead of a single full day. This gives you the chance to apply some of the lessons of the session into your job, and come back the following week with more insights.

  • Actual homework - things to work on throughout the week, to be processed the next online session. 

  • Lots of group work. This is key to the success of the class. You’ll exchange ideas with the rest of the fellows and in smaller, breakout groups. 

  • A post-event check-in session with the mentor after 1 month, to discuss progress and set you up for success 

Topics to be covered:

  •  Defining organizational culture – what companies get wrong, and what they get right
  • Toxic and productive cultures
  • Quantifying your company culture and creating a framework for managing it.
  • Using coaching to cultivate your company culture (includes interactive exercises)
  • Fostering your desired culture in the new digital environment


What is the ALPHA Program?

The ALPHA Program is a series of learning sessions featuring some of the most experienced and accomplished personalities across different fields. It combines in-class learning and mentorship, where enrolled fellows will not only learn theories and frameworks on their chosen subject matter, but also from the personal journeys and philosophies of their mentors.

Each class will only have 30-40 fellows, to encourage deeper dialogue and interaction.

How is it different from other seminars or masterclasses with the same subject matter?

The ALPHA Program is not your typical seminar or workshop. The focus is not on theories or textbook lectures, but more on learning from each mentor’s experience and worldviews on the subject matter, distilled into one session. We ask our mentors the question, if this will be the last class will teach, what would you like to impart?

But learning does not just happen from the top down. By keeping each class small, we encourage open conversations between the fellows and the mentors, as so much can be learned by building upon or challenging each other’s ideas. One of our goals for ALPHA is to start a community of leaders, doers, and lifelong learners, whose ties will last beyond the program.

What time commitment is required?

The highlight is the one-day face-to-face session with the mentor. Prior to that, we will be sending some preliminary reading materials a week in advance, to prime you for the session.

This 2020, we also launched our 1st Online Mentorship class. For online mentorship, the format is three 2-hour sessions, happening every 9 AM to 11AM (3 Saturdays). Homework will also be given during the week.

Can I join more than one class?

Yes, you can. Each class happens on a different day, so you’re more than welcome to join more than one. We also offer discounts (Php 3,000 off) , should you like to join two or more classes.

How do I join and how much is the investment?

Simply go to each mentor’s page, click APPLY NOW, and fill in your details. You will be receiving an email from your mentor, with 3 short questions that you need to answer. These questions are related to the subject matter, and will help the mentor get to know you better – this is important as we keep our classes small. Should we exceed the maximum required for each class, the mentors will select the participants joining the roster.

After that, you will receive an email notice regarding your application, including the next steps in confirming your slot.

Our early bird rate is at Php 9,500, while regular rate is at Php 14,500. Discounts are available for joining more than one class.

For help in signing up, email us at

Where will the classes be held?

Except for the online class, classes will be held at 19th Floor, Cyber Sigma Building, Old Lawton Ave., Fort Bonifacio, McKinley West, Taguig City 1634, Metro Manila, Philippines.

The online class will be done via Zoom, and you can log on to it anywhere, using your mobile or desktop.




Maximum of 35 carefully-selected fellows under each class to encourage deeper dialogue and interaction


Lectures are curated by industry icons. Learn new perspectives and worldviews from mentors.


Discuss, debate, understand various ways of thinking from fellow lifelong learners

1. For Founders, Business Owners, And CEOs

Who steer the direction of their companies. Learn how to balance business growth with nurturing the people who work within your organization, as they are its most important assets. 

2. For HR And L&D Leaders

Who are in-charge of building a positive culture within organizations that are constantly changing and evolving. Learn how to design experiences in the workplace that will bring your culture to life. 

3. For Culture Champions

Who want to foster better belongingness, inclusivity, and empowerment within your teams and organizations. By prioritizing culture, see how you and others can find more purpose in your respective jobs.


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