Richard holds a degree of BS Psychology – Educational Psychology Stream (cum laude) from PNU Manila in 2010; and a Master of Arts in Education major in Guidance (with Academic Distinction) from UP Diliman in 2015. Presently, he is taking up PhD in Education major in Guidance at the same university. He is a licensed Professional Teacher in secondary level and a Registered Guidance Counselor (8th placer, Guidance Counselor Board Licensure Examination).
Currently, he is connected with SFI Career Center Inc. as the Senior Career Coach and Senior Program Officer. Richard is also a Certified Career Coach from Career Coach Institute (Oregon, USA), an ICF Accredited Coach Training. Here in SFI Career Center, he is also the Product Specialist for ACT Keytrain and Career DNA.
He had developed responsive guidance programs targeting the assessed needs and concerns of his clients. His experience in measurement, assessment and evaluation helped him to incorporate guidance and counseling programs in assisting individuals towards well-being.
Furthermore, his work as a career coach also helped him understand the gaps between academe and industry particularly on the workplace skills of the graduates. He realized the value of an industry-aligned curriculum in producing career ready individuals.
His specialization includes Counseling for children, adults and special groups, Group Process, Career Counseling, Career Coaching, Psychological Assessment, Psychometrics, Training and Development, Research and Evaluation.
Richard is an Associate Member of Career Development Association of the Philippines (CDAP) and Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association (PGCA). He is also an Affiliate Member of Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP), and an Associate Member of American Psychological Association (APA). In addition, he has also been invited to be an honorary member of prestigious societies namely Chi Sigma Iota Honor Societies in Social Sciences and Counseling, Phi Gamma Mu International, and Phi Kappa Phi.
He has facilitated about 230 talks, lectures, seminars, workshops and trainings to date to different organizations, schools, colleges and universities; with topics covering personality development, counselor training, teacher training, teambuilding, career guidance, research and evaluation, psychometrics, etc.