Friday Block-Lañas is an internationally trained nurse, a leader, mentor, manager and an organizational development specialist. She is known for her wisdom, strategic thinking, motivational talks and creativity that came from her 15 years of experience in leadership, 8 years in management, and 12 years in mentoring and coaching. Having worked in different healthcare settings and roles, from bedside to community nursing, to teaching and leadership, she has a first-hand experience in different perspectives into the challenges nurses face and has been advocating for “who cares for the caregivers”.
Friday Block-Lañas has been effective and successful at engaging people, be it student, employee, or client engagement throughout her life. She’s also had successes at culture shift in the two organizations she’s in and contributed innovative ideas that influenced major change and added value to those companies’ services. Before that, she had organized and registered Youth Unlimited Asia with the guiding philosophy that each youth has great untapped potential. She believes that the right and positive influence will help these youths realize their potential and be a change maker. She has done fundraising activities to send these young people to camp. She’s also been a resource person in her hometown’s local radio program in collaboration with a government agency to talk about the effects of unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking, alcohol drinking, addiction and unsafe sex practices to one’s life and offers solutions and hope.