Info

Inspiring Filipino Excellence with Mike Grogan author of "The Rise of the Pinoy" | Creating a First-World Philippines in our lifetime | Best of You | World-Class Filipino

Mike Grogan is an International Speaker and Best-Selling Author who believes in the Genius of the Filipino. As a Lean Management Expert, Irish native Mike has traveled to 39 countries but he believes that there is something very special about the Pinoy. So far in 2016, in partnership with People Dynamics, Mike has delivered 150+ talks, training sessions and seminars all across the Philippines
RSS Feed Subscribe in iTunes
Inspiring Filipino Excellence with Mike Grogan author of "The Rise of the Pinoy" | Creating a First-World Philippines in our lifetime | Best of You | World-Class Filipino
2017
March
February


2016
December
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Category: social entrepreneurship
Mar 2, 2017

The Philippines has a long history with colonizers. From the Spaniards in the 16th century to the Americans after the Philippine Revolution to the Japanese in World War II. So while we're welcoming to foreigners who come to visit the country for a holiday, we're wary of those who decide to stay and explore opportunities in the country. It's inevitable to think that they're here to exploit our resources and get rich off our backs.

Such is the challenged faced by English journalist Tom Graham when he decided to extend his stay in the Philippines. Inspired by Gawad Kalinga Founder Tony Meloto, Tom ditched the shirt and tie and spent a few months living and working with poor people in various GK communities. There he discovered the genius of the Filipino people and fell in love with the country.

Now, Tom is a social entrepreneur and is the co-founder of a Mad Travel, a social tourism company with a mission to help end poverty in the Philippines by 2024. At a time when Filipinos are leaving the country to migrate and work abroad, you're probably wondering what keeps Tom here. Why does he keep on coming back to the GK Enchanted farm every week? What does he see that millions of OFWs don't? Let's all find out in this interview.

Dec 21, 2016

Picture this. You’re in your 30s living in San Francisco in an apartment that is your source of pride and joy. You have a supportive network of family and friends around you as well as a dream job with great employers. There’s really nothing else you could want. You love your life.

Now, think about giving all of these up. Would you?

Our guest for this episode Marie Cavosora, founder and CEO of CalaBoo, did. She sold her apartment to live in an urban ashram with just a tent and a yoga mat to sleep on. She then decided to go on a prolonged leave from work and went on a quest for spirituality and self-discovery.

Why did she do it? What did she find in her quest? What has she learned in her journey? Let’s find out together in this interview.

Aug 26, 2015

Former OFW Josh Mahinay of Bag 943 shows that you can find greener pastures at home. Listen and find out how he manages his organization, Bag 943, and what his vision is for the Philippines.

Aug 26, 2015

Former OFW Josh Mahinay of Bag 943 shows that you can find greener pastures at home. Listen to his amazing story of struggle and triumph in this truly inspiring episode.

Aug 18, 2015

Krie Reyes-Lopez shares the story of how social enterprise can help both the environment and disadvantaged youth. 

Aug 18, 2015

Krie Reyes-Lopez shares the story of how social enterprise can help both the environment and disadvantaged youth.

Aug 11, 2015

Many people will chide Louis Faure for choosing to raise chickens in the Philippines instead of being a model. But, as he reveals in this interview, there is beauty in living a simple life. Listen to his inspiring story in this episode.

Jul 14, 2015

Human Nature founder Anna Meloto-Wilk shares her journey in social entrepreneurship and what’s it like to live in the shadow of successful father in this insightful interview with Mike Grogan. Listen to her inspirational story.

1