With the current political climate, many Filipinos abroad are feeling hopeless for the Philippines. They'd rather stay abroad and, if possible, migrate with their family, believing that a better life awaits them in a foreign country.
Not Dr. Cris Enriquez.
Recognized as the only medical doctor in the world who trained and specialized in four different medical specialties, Dr. Cris decided to move back to the Philippines after living and practicing medicine in the US for 50 years. He started Rapha Health Institute, a medical practice that combines western, alternative and complementary medicine to prevent and reverse diseases, and authored several books on health and other subjects. Now, he's focusing his attentions to helping Filipinos find opportunities in the Philippines so they can have long, prosperous lives.
What made Dr. Cris come back? Listen and find out!
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Robin Williams. Alexander McQueen.Kurt Cobain. Ernest Hemingway. What do these people have in common?
For one, they’re all considered icons in their chosen fields. Williams was an award-winning actor, McQueen was named British designer of the year for four times, Cobain was a rockstar and Hemingway was a literary genius. All of them are successful and, by all appearances, seem to be doing what they were born to do. Yet, they chose to end their lives.
Our guest for today, Marianne Mencias, may have an answer for us. A sought-after inspirational speaker, Marianne says that it’s not enough to be successful. If you’re not living true to your purpose, if you’re not following God’s will, you will still be miserable and have an unhappy life.
Marianne is also the author of the book “What’s Your Life’s Masterpiece.” Hers is a book filled with stories of world-class Filipinos who love what they do and are living a full, joyful life. What’s the key to their success? What’s the secret to their happiness? Marianne breaks it down for us in this beautiful interview filled with wisdom and practical tips on how you can become the best of you.
Rags to riches is an accurate description of Arthur Tugade’s life story. He grew up in a squatters’ area called Tatalon Estates. Despite his impoverished background, Art was able to finish Law at San Beda College thanks to his parents’ self-sacrifice and a scholarship.
After founding Perry's Holding Corporation, Art has turned his attention to public service and is now the president and CEO of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC), the organization responsible for managing the real estate of the former US base. He is credited for turning the organization around and the explosive growth of the Clark Freeport Zone in recent years.
Recently, he and his leadership team won the 2015 Asia CEO Award the Executive Leadership of the Year.
Listen to the inspiring story of Art!
Why would a successful businessman from Australia want to become a Filipino citizen? Peter Wallace has spent decades in the Philippines, longer than 70% of the country’s young population. A former cadet engineer, Peter first came to the country in 1975 to put up a factory for an American multinational company. In 1982, he established The Wallace Business Forum, a company which has given advisory services to over 150 corporations and aid agencies in the country. His company has been consulted by the Philippine government on foreign investment and policies affecting business.
Peter is also involved in socio-civic pursuits such as the Caliraya Lake Conservation Society and ATRIEV (Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired). His opinion column “Like It Is” is published weekly in the Philippine Daily Inquirer and provokes debate on current issues. He and his wife Estee are also avid yachters and wish to spend the rest of their lives in the Philippines. Listen to this interview with Peter about his momentous decision and the vision he has for his adopted country.
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In the second part of his interview, Marvin de Leon of Freelance Blend talks about the benefits of freelancing, particularly on family life. He also offers advice on how to deal with negativity and forgiveness.
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In part 2 of his interview, Bo's Coffee President and CEO Steve Benitez gives powerful advice about merging your passion with business and the importance of investing in yourself. He identifies people who are good role models for aspiring entrepreneurs. Finally, he talks about his dream for the Philippines and his dream of making Bo's Coffee a global brand.
In part 1 of his interview with Mike Grogan, Steve Benitez shares priceless business - and parenting -- lessons based on his experiences as the founder of Bo's Coffee, a homegrown specialty retail coffee brand in the Philippines. He talks about the value of total awareness in achieving your goals, whether it be professional or personal goals. Listen to his interview!
In part 2 of this interview, Isabel Cuevas-Santos of Gawad Kalinga talks about living a simple life and the power of forgiveness. We also get to know her leadership style.
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In part 1 of this interview, Isabel Cuevas-Santos of Gawad Kalinga talks about the role that Gawad Kalinga played in her healing process after witnessing the death of her father at the hands of a hired gun. She also talks about how attending a Workshop by Microsoft influenced her leadership and management style.
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In part 2 of his interview with Mike Grogan, Hapinoy Founder Mark Ruiz reveals the habits and practices that helped him become a successful social entrepreneur. He also shares his vision for the Philippines and the Filipino people.
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In part 1 of his interview with Mike Grogan, Mark Ruiz talks about the team and the people being served by the social enterprise he founded called Hapinoy. He also talks about the importance of having integrity and building resilience against adversity. Listen and be inspired!
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Bestselling author and inspirational Speaker Francis J. Kong talks about intentional learning as the key to his personal success in this interview with Mike Grogan. He also offers advice on how to deal with adversity and reveals a guilty pleasure that helps him focus on the task at hand.
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In Episode 45, we learned a lot about Rebecca Bustamante, former domestic helper turned CEO OF Chalre Associates and the leading force of the Asia CEO Forum. But Rebecca also has a romantic side and this is what we'll see in this portion of her interview with Mike.
Rebecca Bustamante, former domestic helper turned CEO, dreams of a First World Philippines by 2030. Her rags-to-riches story is truly an inspiration to millions of Filipinos, both here and abroad, who are dreaming of a better life for themselves and their families. Listen to her journey and get practical tips on how you can rise above your circumstances, live an intentional life, and achieve all of your heart's desires. A must listen episode for every Filipino, especially OFWs.
In part 2 of this interview with Mike, Bambike President & CEO Brian McClelland experiences and habits that helped him become the best version of himself. He also shares his thoughts on how the Philippines can have a sustainable, eco-friendly economy.
In part 1 of this interview, Bambike President and CEO Bryan McClelland tells us the story of how became a social entrepreneur and the lessons he learned after building his first bamboo bike. He offers a very powerful advice on how you can find your passion.
In this short episode, Mike talks about the power and importance of habits in your road to personal and professional success. He shares three key ingredients to forming good habits that help you become the best of you in all aspects of your life.
In part 2 of his interview with Mike, Starbucks Philippines CEO Noey Lopez shares habits that helped him achieved his personal and career goals. He also talks about his dream for the Philippines and imparts advice on how Filipinos can become the best version of themselves.
In part 1 of his interview with Mike, Starbucks Philippines CEO Noey Lopez talks about turning his back on the family business and striking out on his own. He identifies people and ideas that inspired him in his journey to success.
In part 1 of this interview, David Bonifacio of New Leaf Ventures, talks about going through hard times and holding on to his faith to get through it. He also talks about the importance of going out of your comfort zone in achieving success. Other topics covered include how to develop the habit of reading and Max Lucado's The Wemmicks.
In part 2 of this interview, David Bonifacio of New Leaf Ventures shares productivity tips and insights that can help you become a person of influence. He also shares his vision for the Philippines.
[Listening Time: 30 mins, 58 secs] In part 2 of his interview with Mike, Pocholo Gonzales, a.k.a. The Voicemaster, talks a little about his childhood and the legacy he wants to leave behind. He also shares his thoughts on Philippine politics and what he thinks is the key to making the country a great nation once more.
[LISTENING TIME: 26mins, 30secs] Pocholo Gonzales, known as the man with a thousand voices, shares his secrets for success in part 1 of his interview with Mike.
WhenInManila.com founder Vince Golangco talks about his US Navy experience in this episode. He shares a very valuable online branding tip for college students. Listen & share!
WhenInManila.com founder Vince Golangco talks about goal setting and overcoming adversity in this episode. He also shares his favorite books and offers a great tip on how to develop or reinforce the habit of reading. Listen & share!