I am Jef Menguin, known for impactful keynote speeches and interactive workshops that provide essential strategies and tools your leaders need to inspire confidence, foster teamwork, and ultimately drive business success.

My speeches center around three pivotal ideas: growth mindset, leadership, and resilience.

My mission is twofold: to ignite creative confidence and unlock potential in leaders. This involves nurturing decisive and effective leadership, advancing collaborative and harmonious success, and guiding strategic and proactive development.

Ever since addressing 2000 students in my third year of high school, I aspired to be a professional speaker. Uncertain of where to start, I embarked on a teaching career.

In 2006, after a decade of teaching, I transitioned into professional speaking and corporate training. I design learning experiences for companies and champion valuable and impactful training programs.

My objective is always to yield 10x results with minimal time and effort. For example, my leadership workshops incorporate high-impact projects for leaders, training CEOs, managers, and supervisors to arm them with necessary skills and strategies to thrive.

Besides speaking and training, I manifest my mission through writing. I curate a blog titled “Zero to Hero,” featuring actionable insights on leadership, teamwork, business, habits, and personal development. Additionally, I publish email courses, newsletters, and dedicate an hour daily to authoring useful books.

Over the years, I have equipped thousands of leaders across the Philippines and conducted training sessions in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Singapore.

Prominent clients include World Vision, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the US Embassy in Manila, the Canadian Embassy in Manila, Meralco, Chevron, and GMA Kapuso Foundation.

As the CEO of Strategic Learning Consultants, Inc., we empower you and your team to stay competitive with tailor-made learning programs and intelligent strategies.

When I speak and train, I am acutely aware that my audience has only one life, and I may have a singular chance to inspire them, unlock their potential, and embolden them to realize their dreams.

I firmly believe that each of us possesses the capability to be our best, and I am committed to empowering and inspiring individuals to unleash their best selves.

Amidst my professional journey, I never lose sight of what truly matters – family and a connection to nature.

I reside in Los Baños, Laguna with Romelyn and Jefferson Carlos. Sundays are dedicated to family and communing with nature, a day spent planting vegetables and herbs in my backyard.

Begin with your best.

In my leadership workshops, I asked people to tell stories of their personal best. They think of the time when they felt most useful. most alive, and most happy.

I know. This is unusual.

Most leadership training programs begin with concepts, leadership theories, styles, and skills every leader must practice and master.

The idea is that we are tabula rasa, an empty slate, and “training” provides the content we need to make us full. (We are not empty, trust me!)

Something happens to people when I tell them to share their personal best. By telling their personal best stories, the leaders discover once again their awesomeness. And we, the listeners, truly appreciate them for the first time.

They come alive.

Their eyes sparkle. They remember how capable they were and why they can do better today. The urge to become that person again gets stronger as we spend time together learning about ourselves and the many opportunities we can generate.

You can create the same experience. You can make your team recognize the genius in each of them. You can bring out the best in people.

Give everyone the opportunity to celebrate their personal best, and share with them the excitement of creating and living their personal best each day.

Affirm the best. Focus on your strengths, and believe in your ability to succeed.

What are you going to do to bring out the best in people?

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Public Speaking Courses in the Philippines

Whether you’re a budding professional or a seasoned leader, our range of public speaking courses, designed and led by the leadership speaker Jef Menguin, caters to all.

Employees: Best Assets

There is a very practical reason why organizations must bring out the best in people. 

Your employees are the greatest assets of your organization.

When you neglect your employees, you waste opportunities to work with value creators and multipliers. These people can add value that you cannot bring to your company.

Each employee brings a combination of expertise and experiences. They add depth and diversity to your creative process.

Employees are your brand ambassador. Every interaction they have outside the company shapes the perception of people about your values, mission, products, and services.

Employees play an important role in shaping customer experiences. The best customer service training begins with employee happiness.

The world honors an innovator like Steve Jobs. But employees are the driving force behind innovation. Their creativity, problem-solving ability, and unique perspectives may generate groundbreaking ideas and breakthrough products.

The collective efforts of your employees may yield high profits and enable the organization to grow and flourish.

The efficiency, dedication, and commitment of employees significantly affect the financial performance of the company. 

During the pandemic, many companies died. But we know of companies which grew ten times. That’s mainly because of their employees. Their resilience and agility enable organizations to navigate through uncertainty, adapt to change, and remain successful in the face of adversity.

I can give you dozens of reasons why employees are the greatest assets of organizations. But we’ll stop here.

What are you going to do to make the most of your assets?

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Full Engagement Bootcamp

Bring the Innovation Engine workshop to your company today and learn how to ignite creativity and dynamic thinking within your organization.
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Innovation Engine Bootcamp

By attending the Innovation Engine workshop, leaders will learn how to apply the Influencer Model Framework to foster a culture of creativity and dynamic thinking within their organization..
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Sales Accelerator Bootcamp

Bring the Sales Accelerator workshop to your organization today and learn how to drive revenue growth through proven sales techniques and strategies.
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Building Leaders Bootcamp

Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools needed to create a sustainable leadership development strategy that fosters a culture of continuous growth and ensures your organization’s long-term success.
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Wow! Factor Bootcamp

Bring the Wow! Factor workshop to your company today and revolutionize your approach to customer service.

If you are like most of my readers, you are here not only to look for better solutions to your daily challenges in business and life. You want results.

And you also want to know the story of those who offer you solutions.

So, please allow me to tell you a little more about me.

Jef Menguin: Short Bio

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A place I will always remember.

I was born in Camotes Island, Cebu. Today, I reside in Los Banos Laguna together with my wife Romelyn (who is a college librarian), and our son Jefferson Carlos (who is six years old and very inquisitive).  

I was a seminarian. I was an activist. In 1996, I became a teacher.

I am a graduate of Political Science. I have 30 units in Master of Arts in Teaching and 9 units in Masters in Public Administration ( I took MPA while having my MAT). I got bored with lectures and class reporting. I opted to rest for a semester. But I did not come back anymore.  I got hooked on real-world learning.

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In 2004, I pursued a career in motivational speaking.

Years prior, I was influenced by Og Mandino, Wallace Wattles, John Maxwell, Les Brown, Tony Robbins, and Francis Kong.  

I joined Toastmasters International to polish my speaking skills. During the first three years of my membership, I delivered more than 250 speeches. I got my DTM norm in 2011. I thought I would become the best motivational speaker in Asia and the best Jef Menguin in the world.

Then, I got involved in consulting.  

For the Department of Education. I have trained school principals and teachers.  I designed and implemented a professional development program for The Farm at San Benito.  

Clients started referring me to others. I started facilitating team-building workshops, presentation skills, customer service, supervisory training, stress management, time management, change management, personal development, and many more.

I could have stayed in one lane, but I took whatever landed on my lap.

I was afraid to reject a prospective client. It was not the best way to establish oneself as an expert. It felt like running from one venue to another but not reaching anything.

But I learned something from experience.

I realized I was not called to be another Og Mandino, John Maxwell, or Les Brown.  They are great in what they do — and I could be like them too – but I want to do something else for the people I serve.

My Core Values

Personal values guide us in how we choose to live, even if no one is watching. There are dozens, maybe even hundreds, we can talk about. I choose to get a life and thrive – and these are the values I believe can help me most.


I pay attention to my intention. Intentionality works like magic in relationships, businesses, leadership, and in backyard farming.


I keep things simple. I simplify complicated problems, explain them in simple words, and find simple solutions.


What you see is what you get. I share with you what I do. I worry not about impostor syndrome because I know my limitations and my talents and skills.


Not always in the past, but not keeping promises is a yoke on my shoulder. I show up. I persist. I try, fail, try again, and fail again, but I won’t stop as long as I live.


One can think out of the box, or in the box, of the giant box, or no box. I choose to zag when others are zigging.

I choose to PLAY BIGGER.

No, not because I am ambitious. I am a simple person who does not dream of becoming famous or super-rich. Playing bigger is strategic and practical.

Start Here

Welcome to jefmenguin.com! I am happy about your visit. God willing, we can help each other and collaborate on worthwhile projects. In 2007, I started a blog on jefmenguin.wordpress.com. I learned that by writing my experiences and sharing my ideas and tools, many Filipinos found …

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My Clients

It might be that I don’t know you yet, but I am happy that you are here. Your leadership can change the world. I Serve People If you are like most of my clients, you are here because you are a leader. You are moving …

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I Work With Leaders

If you are a leader, you want to use your unique ability because your life matters. You believe you have a story to tell, and that story won’t be told by anyone else but you.  You are not afraid to think differently. You embrace it. …

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A short story.

Each year, since 2007, I get to deliver sixty or so speeches to thousands of leaders. My company delivers dozens of corporate training programs in personal excellence, 10x Teams, and Leadership Development. CEOs, HR managers, training managers, operation managers, small business owners, university heads, LGU …

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Focus on what works

Motivational Speaker

Boost employee motivation with Jef Menguin, a leading Filipino motivational speaker. Inspire growth and productivity in your team today.
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Leadership Speaker

Jef Menguin Jef Menguin is a trusted leadership speaker in the Philippines. He helps organizations develop leaders, build teams, and inspire intrapreneurs. He delivers speeches at conferences, sales rallies, and company-wide assemblies. He believes that Filipino professionals are at par with the best in the …

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Personal Development Speaker

Yes, a personal development speaker can help you improve performance in the workplace. Speeches can be delivered in 45 minutes to two hours. These speeches can be very engaging, filled with inspiring stories that encourage employees to achieve corporate goals by doing something different, something better than last years. A personal development speaker can do any or all of these. We have hundreds of excellent speakers in the Philippines. You only need to do it wiser and more prudent, not just different, this year.

Get In Touch!

Every resource I created serves to build your sense of urgency. I believe that if you are like my clients, you will find many of the ideas, strategies, and tools super helpful.

So, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I can help you. We can help each other.

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