Lourdes has a graduate certificate in e-business from Box Hill Institute of Technology, Victoria, Australia, a graduate diploma in library and information management from Charles Stuart University, Australia, and a bachelor of education with a major in social studies from the University of the Philippines.
She is a certified master practitioner of transformational leadership, transformational coaching, next generation NLP, and Ericksonian hypnosis, and a certified professional speaker.
She has been trained by personal development and lifestyle masters including Anthony Robbins, Tom McCarthy, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, and Chris Howard, as well as being, personally mentored by Chris Howard (bestselling author, entrepreneur and CEO of Rock House Global), entrepreneur Calvin Coyles, bestselling author Keith Blakemore-Noble, and financial master Leon van Kraayenburg, all of whom have helped her to build her own coaching business.
She is the founder of http://hear-our-story.com, specialising in transforming lives of professional migrant women to express their greatness wherever they are living.
Lourdes’s achievements include being nominated outstanding alumna of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Australia, New South Wales Branch, education and training category (100 years of Founding University of the Philippines).
With over thirty years experience as a librarian in Australia and overseas, Lourdes has trained and presented information literacy to thousands of university students and academic staff at the University of Western Sydney in disciplines of environment and agriculture, animal science, applied sciences, nursing, biomedical science, computing, engineering, and mathematics. She has presented to international clients from India, Lebanon, China, and the Philippines.
She is married to Efren Katague, with whom she has raised four children, and she is graced with two granddaughters.