April Salonga is one of the youngest sought after independent management consultants in the industry today. She graduated with honors from St. Paul College Manila, B.S. Psychology and pursued four years of medicine proper at the UERMMMC. After med school, she had a change of heart and chose to pursue a career in HR to help organizations achieve optimum performance through training and organizational development. She spent her first few years doing full end-to-end HR outsourcing with extensive exposure to recruitment, executive search, training and organizational development projects for both private and public sectors with exeQserve Corporation. She also spent four solid years with the leading global leadership development expert, Institute of Training and Development (ITD World) – an award winning, multinational HRD corporation that provides the world’s best learning solutions who have brought world renowed authors here in the Philippines and across Asia including Jack Canfield, John Maxwell, Brian Tracy, Dr. William Rothwell, Thomas Crane, Robert Tucker and more.
April is an active member of the Philippine Society for Training and Development and was an assessor for the prestigious Gawad Maestro Awards 2016; she is also a committee member for International Relations and a contributing writer at People Management Association of the Philippines. She expanded her network even further through active participation to Asian Regional Training and Development Organization and was part of the ARTDO World Conference for Leadership in Cairo, Egypt 2015.
She is a passionate life-long learner who believes in continuous improvement. She joined Toastmasters International to further enhance her communication and leadership skills. She also took up Marketing Development Program (MDP) at the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business. She gained professional certifications from ITD which includes Certified Training Professional (CTP), Certified Sales Professional (CSP) and Certified Coaching and Mentoring Professional (CCMP). She was then included as one of the facilitators of CSP for one of ITD’s key client. She was also mentored by HR-OD Mega Guru, Dr. William J. Rothwell and earned her Pennsylvania State University Certificate in Change Management and Organizational Development.
She has graced several TV appearances as a resource person to talk about professional image, personal effectiveness and management in the SME Forum- Global News Network (GNN) and TV5. She also talked about “How to Top Your First 90 Days at Work” in the Manila Bulletin Job Expo Fair 2012 and “How Not to Get the Job in 10 Steps – Common Pitfalls of First Time Applicants” in the Inquirer Career Expo 2016 both held at Trinoma Activity Center. She was also invited as a resource person on leadership at the Rotaract Youth Leaders’ Summit vis-à-vis Ms. Lenie Robredo in 2014; it was attended by more than 450 youth leaders from different parts of the Philippines.