I design workplace learning experiences for leaders — and I mentor facilitators, speakers, and trainers on how to make positive differences in their organizations. I help people get what they want in life.
I believe passionately in people, multiplier mindset, family, love of country, entrepreneurship, and spirit of adventure.
(I am also 1000% positive the world would be a better place if we give attention to our intentions at and stay cheerful at all times)
For those who love short business-like introductions.
Jef Menguin leverages experiences and employee engagement to help organizations make change happen.
His works aim to help organizational leaders find creative and innovative solutions to their challenges so they can get 10x their businesses.
Because of his innovative solutions, many organizations have achieved business objectives. They attracted, won, and wowed more customers. They have increased revenues. They’ve engaged employees and built high impact teams.
He has worked with all kinds of leaders – small business owners, local government officials, corporate managers, educators, and changemakers.
When you work with Jef Menguin, he’ll help you actualize your strategies through disciplined execution. Using gamified learning experiences, leaders can develop vital attitudes, skills, and behaviors necessary for exponential growth.
Jef Menguin has designed hundreds of leadership workshops and creative learning experiences for his clients. His clients include the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, World Vision, US Embassy in Manila, IMI, Petron, ABS-CBN, Office of the President (Philippines), Dell, Chevron, Isuzu, Meralco, Sunpower, Amdocs,and Tiens (Thailand)
If you are like most of my clients, you are here because you are a leader. You are moving from good to great.You are brave and bold. You challenge the status quo.
You want to make a positive difference. You want to experience leadership. You want to lead well. You are looking for ways to improve your competence.
And you are committed to develop leaders in your organization. You are looking for ways to improve the ability of your managers, supervisors, and staff to get things done.
You are not just looking for another popular leadership training program, another outdoor team building activity, or another canned seminars.
You want to real positive change.
More than 90% of learning happens outside the training room. You are looking for effective interventions so you can change behaviors and shake fixed mindsets.
Learning how to become a better leader is a journey. There is no canned program that can transform leaders from good to great. Leaders have to experience their journeys, and when necessary, to walk with someone like me.
I work with my people-focus clients in defining problems, discovering opportunities, and designing solutions. I also work with consultants whose experiences I will never have because I will not be in this place forever.
You want something that works.
But not everyone knows what that something is. And in the absence of knowledge, many decision makers find training vendors who are just too willing to sell their training programs.
Are you one of those who have heard or read about competency-based learning programs? If your answer is in affirmative, you know that helping leaders become competent doesn’t begin and end in sending employees to leadership training so they become leaders.
That’s not how you build competent leaders in the workplace. Unfortunately, many managers and even workplace learning professionals do not know this.
Bad practices must stop.
Do not short-change your organization. Create more opportunities and better learning experiences for everyone.
I know. I’ve been in that situation, too. In 2006, I left the academe. I pursued my dream of becoming a professional motivational speaker. I wanted to motivate people. I wanted Filipinos to realize that they can achieve their greatest dreams.
That time, I have not yet achieved any dream I could consider big. That sounds like I didn’t have the credibility.
You are right. But that’s how all successful motivational speakers started. And I thought I will be successful in professional speaking because I have natural talents for public speaking.
Before I became a teacher, I was a campus activist, youth leader, and debater. And before that I was a seminarian.
Speaking in front of people was second nature to me. And I thought that was enough.
Since my best tools were related to speaking, during my first three years as a consultant I honed my skills both in motivational speaking and corporate training.
The turnaround for me came when I realized that speaking and training aren’t enough. Motivational speakers don’t really motivate; they just make you more dream-thirsty. Motivational speakers tell you stories that remind you how unsuccessful you are -- and they offer you encouragement so you can start moving again.
And whatever you do after they delivered the speeches is up to you. You are on your own.
Corporate trainers, specially lecturers, teach you new knowledge and skills but are clueless how leaders adapt new behaviors. And you can still find many trainers who cannot explain their success measures for training.
I want to give leaders more than hope. Renewed confidence can move them. But leaders need more than confidence.
Leaders need to develop commitment and competence.
I’ve continued to grow as a leadership speaker. I gave speeches to leaders in few Asian countries. In 2009, I started my search for some frameworks and systems for developing leaders. I learned about Systems Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, gamification, and competency modelling.
I also explored the tools of social entrepreneurs and my exploration led me to design thinking, customer experience design, 70-20-10, and the Influencer Model.
My clients gained more because of these.
Managers learned how to give persuasive presentations that generate more customers and increased income. Instead of customer service training, they started to implement customer experience management.
And more importantly, they find ways to build leadership competencies using various strategies, not just classroom training.
Big wins are also personal.
I developed skills that helped me design learning experiences which are fast, inexpensive, relevant, and engaging. I have improved my business acumen (for I can see where my clients are coming) and can easily increase my income.
That’s because I found better ways to help leaders become better leaders.
Together with my team, I help organizations develop leaders using practical, innovative, and inexpensive interventions.
Help your employees win at work. Ensure that your managers and supervisors be excellent managers and leaders. My mission is to support you so you can create solutions you need today and in the future.
Through workshops, masterclasses, online classes, and my FIRE sessions, let’s create leadership innovation together.
Everyday, you and I have chances to make a difference.
Personal Development Speaker
YOU WANT SOMETHING MORE POWERFUL THAN MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES.
If you were like my clients, you are here because you are looking for the best for your organization.
You know that positive mental attitude can help but will not get you very far. After an excellent and dynamic speech delivery, very highly motivated employees still have no clue on what to do next.
If you were like my clients, you want your personal development speaker to engage audiences so they start using vital behaviors. Vital behaviors are your lead measures to achieve your business goals.
You want behavioral change that sticks.
You want results you can optimize and scale.
You want employees to develop personal sense of urgency and accountability.
You want employees to gain confidence and competence to achieve their big hairy audacious goals.
Below are descriptions of some the most requested themes on personal development. You follow the link so you'll learn more. Then, fill in the contact form so we can start working together.
Dare, Dream, and Do. Reinvent your future. Map your own destiny. I know that it is more difficult for most people to achieve anything significant. There are very few lucky ones who happen to be in the right place at the right time.
Many of us have accepted our fate. They stopped trying. They quit dreaming. They don't want to fail so they won't start anything.
You don't deserve a mediocre life. Dare, dream, and do are simple steps that can bring to your most inspired life.
02: MAKE ACHIEVEMENT YOUR HABIT
Be the master of your habits. Most people are slave to habits that they find themselves helpless and unable to change anything. I believe you can cultivate achieve things that matter in your life when you make achievement a habit.
Corporate Learning Designer
Reinvent leadership learning experiences. Go beyond traditional classroom training. Design leadership training programs so your leaders can develop the skills and behaviors your organization needs.
Below are some of the leadership training programs designed and delivered by Jef Menguin.
Leadership Challenge 2.0 Workshop
This leadership training program is inspired by the work of Kouzes and Posner. The workshops will equip leaders on how to 1) model the way, 2) inspire a shared vision, 3) challenge the process, 4) enable others to act, and 5) encourage the heart. The Program can be conducted for three days.
Four Disciplines of Execution Workshop
This leadership training program will help leaders get things done. This is inspired by the 4 Disciplines of Execution of Jim Huling and Execution by Ram Charan. The workshop can be customized to the needs of your organization. Execution Excellence considers the context of Filipino workplace.
The Engaging Leadership Workshop
Leaders initiate, lead, and sustain organizational change. The Engaging Leader Workshop is used the Influencer Model and principles of appreciative leadership. This is a two-day leadership workshop that provide your supervisors and managers the tools they need to use the six sources of influence and other tools that will make them engaging leaders.
Where to Find Me
I believe in genuine conversations. And I use various platforms to connect to different kinds of people. I use my time wisely, so I avoid social media addiction. But no time is wasted to value-added communication.
Connect with me through Linkedin. This is the best place to find my posts on "serious" matters like leadership, human resource management strategies, competency modelling, customer experience, and others.
02: FB: Jef Menguin
Like my page on Facebook. I use "Notes" to publish my thoughts so it is actually good for followers to visit the page rather than wait for my updates. It is best to opt for "see it first" so you can see my updates on your timeline.
03: FB: Community
The Personal Development Club is one of the communities I started on Facebook. I need more mentors and active members. So, please raise your hand and volunteer.
I am passionate about change and leadership. I tend to be a bit more political when it comes to twitter. It is easier also to reach out to influencers. You can follow me on twitter. It will be fun to tweet each other our gooooood ideas.
Aside: For those who love stories.
There was a time nobody dared to ask Jef Menguin about his dreams.
“They didn’t believe that I would be able to graduate from high school. Most of my classmates and teachers said that I was intelligent but lazy.”
They didn’t know that Jef had to work hard so he could support his family.
He peddled newspapers from four’o clock in the morning until seven that he didn’t have much time to prepare for school. At night, he washed buses until ten o’clock.
He has no money to spend on school projects for whatever he had earned during the day was enough for three meals the next day. This was why he didn’t like rainy days.
“I was frequently absent from class. My absences inspired my teachers to scold me whenever I was present. They were angry and I was hungry.”
Today, Jef Menguin uses his stories to inspire people who are facing struggles in life. His experiences made him a problem-solver and an out-of-the-box thinker.
“I had a messy life which led to beautiful things. I dared. I dreamed. And I did it my way.”
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