He is the first and only Filipino to represent the Philippines in a global speakers summit. He is the founder and CEO of Stepback, a culture transformation company that helps leaders and organizations see the bigger picture in life and at work. He has been an Asian motivational leadership speaker for 14 years, delivering an average of 120 inspirational speeches annually. He has authored 16 books and is a radio and television talk-show host, songwriter, publisher, and serial entrepreneur.
The youngest board member of the Global Speakers Federation, which has 15 member-countries worldwide including the Philippines, Lloyd is the founder and president of the Philippine Association of Professional Speakers.
As author and originator of Stepback Leadership—the lost art of Filipino leadership— Lloyd teaches the practice of putting people at the center of leadership. Using his in-depth study of the building of the 2,000-year-old Ifugao Rice Terraces, which has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lloyd believes that great leaders are shaped and defined by three crucial steps they make for their people: (1) stepping in to inspire, teach, and equip them; (2) stepping back to permit, evaluate, and mentor them; and (3) stepping up to explore, strategize, and innovate with them. He argues that these three steps are founded mainly on trust, collaboration, and humanity. Lloyd is the president of LLOYDLUNA Communications, the parent company of Stepback, Umbrella Speakers, Scroll Publishing, Skybell Clothing, and Peaches Music. He is the founder of the Registered Speaking Professional Institute of the Philippines, a certifying body that gives RSP designation to qualified professional speakers in the country.
Lloyd has been a resource speaker in over 1,000 conventions, conferences, and seminars has appeared in over 200 media interviews and has spoken on leadership to personnel of several major global companies worldwide, to key managers and staff of Philippine government agencies, and to students and faculty of various Philippine universities and colleges.
For his work as motivational speaker, Lloyd has been conferred scores of awards over the years, among them the Collegiate Ambassador for Peace award in South Korea, remarkable alumnus of Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and the 2010 SM Supermarket Brand Ambassador award. At age 31, he was nominated for the 2013 Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines award. In 2018, he was also nominated by Go Negosyo for the ASEAN Business Awards.
AL IAN BARCELONA
Ian is the Managing Director and Chief Awesome Officer of AIB Training Company. For a decade, his firm has conducted high-impact training, seminars and team buildings among top companies such as Puregold, Sysmex International, Paramount Life Insurance, Shell, Camella-Vistaland, Goodfellow Pharma, Pilipinas Hino, Philippine National Bank, Western Union, Reed Elsevier Philippines. He has also engaged with professional-reputable organizations which include the Philippine Association of Administrative Officers and Secretaries (PAS), Philippine Association of Medical Technologist (PAMET), League of Nurses & Nutritionists, Philippine NGO Support (PHANSUP), Philippine Insurance Agents Assoc. (PIFAAP), Rotary Clubs, Philippine Jaycees and the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA). AIB also conducts training to government agencies and institutions such as the Philippine Trade Training Center (DTI-PTTC), Department of Health, Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, Department of Justice, Philhealth, DILG, and was a former consultant to the Department of Education. Through the years his team has helped develop youth and academic leaders, professionals, managers, and leaders on a nationwide scale.
He is also a partner speaker-consultant to training companies such as Breakthrough Leadership Management Consulting Company (the mother company of Salt and Light Ventures), Arete Consultancy, Ariva Academy and International Learning Styles Network. An effective motivational-inspirational speaker, addressing huge to small group audiences through conferences and public seminars annually. With his contagious energy and high-impact presentations, the audience would normally laud him for his unique style of delivery that is sure to mesmerize your feelings through his hilarious antics yet will disturb your thinking with his power-packed principles in the most AWESOME WAY! An educator by heart he has been adjudged as the former most outstanding college instructor of social-political sciences in Centro Escolar University where he took up AB Political Science and Master’s Degree in Southeast Asian Studies. His experience in public-community service and organizing skills led him to work in Congress as the former National Youth Director of CIBAC party-list and was later recruited in Malacanang as Technical Assistant-Presidential Staff Officer VI for Youth Affairs. A social thinker and opinion-maker expressing his analysis on current issues through the media as former host and co-producer of the TV show “PERSPECTIVES” with former Marikina Mayor Marides C. Fernando broadcasting on Global News Network (GNN) from 2009-2013.
Pocholo is veteran voice artist, experienced radio broadcaster, and author. He is known as the “VoiceMaster of the Philippines” for having utilized his voice not only for the purpose of entertaining but more importantly for inspiring, motivating and empowering people.
A graduate of BA Speech Communication graduate from the University of the Philippines, Diliman where he also took his Master’s Degree in Broadcast Communication, his biggest accomplishment as a voice artist is being the voice of the greatest book ever written – the Holy Bible. Pocholo has been selected among dozens of voice artists to read the Filipino AudioBible produced by Biblica, the world’s largest distributor of the Bible in different languages around the world. He has been featured in several television programs like Balitang K, Matanglawin and Kabuhayang Swak na Swak in ABS CBN, I Juander and Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho in GMA, ShopTalk in ANC, Tribe in Net 25 and Sweet Life in QTV. He was also featured in both print and online publications like Speed Magazine, The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin and Raket.ph. He was even featured in some radio programs of DZBB, DZRJ, UNTV Radio and DZRH.
Because of his accomplishments as a voice artist, Pocholo became the only Filipino-Asian panelist in the 2012 VoiceOver International Creative Experience (VOICE) Convention held in Anaheim, California.
He is the founder of Voice of the Youth Network (VOTY), an advocacy organization that aims to inform, inspire, involve and empower the Filipino youth through media and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). VOTY has over 20 radio programs all over the country.
In May 2015, Pocholo has been chosen to be one of the delegates – and one of the youngest participants – to the Advanced Leadership Training of Haggai Institute in Maui, Hawaii. Haggai Institute is a worldwide community of Christian leaders that takes evangelistic expertise to places where it’s needed most. Students of the Advanced Leadership Training come from almost every profession from every Christian tradition. Despite the diversity of their backgrounds, all are focused on one task – bringing the values of Jesus Christ to the world, through direct evangelism or humanitarian efforts.
JESSE FRANCIS REBUSTILLO, FPM, RSP
Jesse has extensive exposure in the field of Human Resource Management.
He earned his MBA degree at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business (sans thesis) and BSBA Management course, magna cum laude, from the Aquinas University, Legazpi City. He has a Diploma in Human Resource Development, Compensation Management, Labor Relations, and HR Planning and Acquisition from the Jose Rizal University.
He is a Management and Human Resource Consultant, Training Consultant, Seminar Facilitator and Speaker as he conducts programs on values, leadership, emotional intelligence, work life integration, team alignment, career development, job hunting as well as sales and customer service.
Jesse was the Corporate Human Resources Head of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He shifted career to become the Inquirer’s AVP for Sales – Classified Advertising and then was promoted as AVP for Industry Relations. Jesse was the Editor of the Inquirer’s Working People Section and the Chairman / Editor of ECOP’s Philippine Employer Magazine.
He was the 2011 President of the Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD) and the 2016, President of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), currently the CFO of the Philippine Association of Professional Speakers (PAPS), and a member of the Board of Trustee of the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE).
He is now a happy retiree.
Currently, he is a Training and HR Consultant of the International Labor Organization (ILO), ECOP and PMAP and teaches HRM subjects at the Masters in People Management, Lyceum Graduate School and San Beda, Alabang. He was recently bestowed Fellow in People Management by the Philippine Society of Fellows in People Management.
Despite his hectic schedule, Jesse devotes his time as a diligent Special Minister of the Holy Communion at Our Lady of Remedies Parish in Malate, Manila. He is a music lover and knows how to play the piano enjoys bonsai, gardening and baking and to fill up some empty spaces in his appointment book, breeds forty-two dogs and a father to two adopted boys.
Joey is a professional speaker specializing in branding, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. He is Executive Vice President and COO of Rai Rai Ken Restaurant Group.
He joined the company at the age of 14 as a graphic artist. At 18, he professionally handled the marketing department. Two years later, he helped his father, Benjie, as head of Business Development.
As a natural creative entrepreneur, his dedication and love of work turned their “carinderia” into a world-class Japanese restaurant group.
Currently the Vice President of Rairaiken Restaurant group, which owns and operates Rairaiken, Ramen Metro, Tokyo Joe, and Chef Benjie-san’s Oishi Batchoi.
A few years ago, he also got involved in hotel and events business through their newly built Takara Hotel in Laguna. He is a graduate of Marketing Management from San Beda College and Entrepreneur Development at the Asian Institute of Management. He also took further studies and got his Master of Entrepreneurship at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in 2017.
He is an active professional and community leader through his membership and involvement with Junior Chamber International – Makati (JCI-MAKATI) and Philippine Association of Professional Speakers (PAPS).
He’s a father of four and a husband to Ms. Marinel C. Garcia.
Toni Miranda believes that making a good first impression is a choice. How you carry yourself, how you speak, and how you behave at the initial contact create a lasting impact. Unfortunately, not all first impressions have a positive effect. This can make or break a possible relationship. It can get you hired for a job or not. Also, it can get you a sale or not. Do you want to have that positive and powerful first impression?
Toni knows well how first impressions impact an individual. Her 20-year professional background gave her first-hand experience on leadership and first impressions. She knows what she’s talking about.
Today, she is the sought-after speaker and trainer in the Philippines and abroad. She has mastered The Impact of First Impressions and The Power of Executive Presence over the years. She has been training leaders and companies from different fields and industries.
Toni is your speaker and trainer of choice. She received the Image Asia Advanced Practitioner (AP) certification, Image Asia Essentials (IE) certifications and Diploma certification from Academy of Image Mastery and the London Image Institute. Toni also received her Masterclass certification from the Illustra Business School in the U S.She also holds an International Certification of Certified Image Consultant from the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI-CIC). Occasionally, Toni maintains her lifestyle blog, toni.ph. She makes time for fitness and wellness. She also volunteers as a life coach in her church ministry. She is a joyful wife and a fulfilled mother. She loves to travel with her husband and two adult children.
Her subject of expertise include: Strengthening the Impact and Influence of Leadership, improving the Customer Experience and increasing Productivity through the Power of Executive Presence, First Impressions, Mind-setting, and Work Ethics and Professionalism.
Her affiliations are: Vice President: Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), Board Member: Network for Enterprising Women (NEW) , Executive Committee Member: Philippine Association of Professional Speakers (PAPS) and Previous President: Business Network International Makati (BNI)
MEG B. MARZAN
Meg B. Marzan is a training, coach, consultant, and an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the fields of sales, negotiation, logistics, freight forwarding, purchasing, and supply chain management. With her original framework, processes, and tools, she has contributed to the science of business processes specializing in logistics strategy, supply chain management, simplified problem solving, and effective communication. She has a valuable combination of being a resource speaker, a seasoned and successful practitioner, an educator, and a consultant for logistics, brokerage, sales, general management, assets and property management.
As a trainer and founder of iLearn Professional Solutions Inc., she was able to provide trainings and consulting programs for clients such as the Yamaha Motors, Mitsui Frontier, Total Packaging Solutions, EEI Corporation, STMI, SM Advantage, Coffee Bean, UCC Café, Atlanta Industries, Delfi Marketing Inc, Hyundai Automotive, Honda, SM, Puregold, Dole Asia, Carry Boy Philippines, Department of Health, Pag-IBIG, GSIS, PNOC among others.
She brings her experience and success in discussing general management topics and has spoken for numerous conventions and conferences of industries and the academe aimed at improving Logistics & Distribution Systems. She is the current Marketing and Sales Director of MZAN Logistics and Distribution Inc. holding a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Customs Administration. She has also earned credits from the Ateneo School of Professionals on Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management. She is the former Lead Contributor for the Logistics Department of a pioneering Information Technology (IT) school in the country, who now practices training, coaching and career counseling.
She recently acquired a Certification on Human Resource Management from the International Federation of Professional Managers (IFPM) which is a globally recognized designation for HR Professionals.
Rene Espinosa is a leading authority on sales training. He has been featured in sales learning sessions here and abroad, helping people increase their sales by strengthening their portfolio of knowledge and skills on persuasion, handling of objections and closing.
What his clients like about him is not just the substantive and hot-off-the-grill content of his workshop, but also his engaging facilitation style – lively, thought-provoking and inspiring. More importantly, he knows how to put the pedal to the metal to bring out the best in the participants and transform them into sales champions.
Through public and in-house seminars, he has served the training needs of organizations and companies like Philippine Daily Inquirer, Slimmers World, Suzuki Philippines, Pilipinas Shell, Cebuana Lhuilier, Dole Philippines, World Vision, Canon Marketing, Vitarich Corporation, Microlab, Teleperformance, Unilab, Fil-Invest Land, etc. As an avid exponent of continuous improvement, he relentlessly exerts efforts to keep adding value to himself. His credo is your next performance must be an improvement of the previous one. Needless to say, you can expect his next training to be a better version of the last.
He is the President of Powermax Consulting Group, Inc., a company that produces events and books speakers. Concurrently, he is also the President of Advertising and Gaming Fabrication, Inc. (AGFI), ), a company engaged in fabrication of signage, food carts and kiosks, gaming modules and corporate giveaways.