A CONDUIT OF CHANGE Poy de Lara is the founder and executive coach of JUAN LIFE GROUP, a support group that aims to build a community that is focused on SELF-IMPROVEMENT and RECIPROCAL ALTRUISM and believes that INVOLVEMENT and MEANINGFUL CONNECTION in its true form could help alleviate the incidents of suicide, depression, addiction and other behavioral disorders. This group then gave birth to UDRIVE GROUP OF COACHES, a group of like minded individuals whose mission is to provide a holistic approach to mental health care and recovery by offering an individualized, comprehensive, accessible, and affordable array of coaching services for everyone.
Poy’s vision is to be able to create a community of empowered and mental health-conscious individuals where people can openly talk about mental health without prejudice and help is readily available. Because of this vision Poy, even though based in Canada is running the following support groups in the Philippines:
JUAN Life Group : A Place for Second Chances (Addiction Focused)
Step Forward Trauma Support Group ( Adult, Youth and Rainbow Space)
Enough : League of Empowered Women
Yes! : Therapeutic Parenting Community
A strong believer that EMPOWERMENT COMES via RESPONSIBILITY and that change should come from within a person, Poy is driven by hope and a burning passion to guide people whose will to change for the better is stronger than the desire to remain the same.
Poy is currently an active member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, a Certified Trauma Support Specialist of the Trauma Institute International, and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, and a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional. He also gained Practitioner Certifications from the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology in the following field, Life Coaching, CBT, NLP Master Practitioner , Mindfulness Master Practitioner, and Counselling.