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Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Pochologist Inspires Business Students in ACLADEB’s 3rd Business Summit

The Asian+ Council of Leaders, Administrators, Deans and Educators in Business (ACLADEB) held its 3rd Business Summit on September 8, 2017. Over 300 Business students from different colleges and universities filled the Palma Hall of Universidad de Manila to learn about global trends in Business and Education from the invited speakers, including Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

Filipino motivational speaker talks about entrepreneurial mindset to Business students and educators

Pocholo was the last speaker of the Summit, who spoke about the Entrepreneurial Mindset. He began his presentation by sharing the story about his own entrepreneurial journey – from being a freelance voice artist at the young age of 16 to building his own recording studio a decade after. Pocholo shared the challenges he had to overcome in the industry, such as the politics and monopoly among the veteran voice artists. He told the story of how he was rejected as a new talent, which motivate him to open his voice acting school to pave the way for aspiring voice artists.

Filipino motivational speaker speaks at the ACLADEB 3rd Business Summit

Pocholo’s story was his transition to his main topic, how to develop one’s entrepreneurial mindset. He shared the qualities and way of thinking that puts one in great advantage to becoming an entrepreneur. He talked about setting goals, planning and finding a mentor as some of the things that help a person thrive in building a business. Pocholo talked about passion in great length. He said that it was his passion for the art of voice acting that propelled him to not only build his business, but to also persist and stick to his vision.

Pocholo encouraged the participants to get into business for the right reason – to serve and provide solutions instead of just simply earning money. Pocholo’s story is an example of how building a business with passion and purpose is the best way to become an entrepreneur. He also suggested that in order to succeed in business, an entrepreneur should continually develop their skills in order to stay relevant and valuable.

Filipino motivational speaker shares the stage with his scholar Kelvin

Pocholo also highlighted the importance of mentorship for entrepreneurs, which is the reason why he founded the Youth Entrepreneurship Academy, an advocacy organization that provides training and mentoring for aspiring young entrepreneurs. He explained that entrepreneurship is all about helping other people, which is why successful entrepreneurs also look forward to providing guidance and being mentors to aspiring and budding entrepreneurs. Pocholo also shared how he has helped hundreds of aspiring voice artists through his school, and also through the opportunities he provide for them to practice the craft. He also shared the stage with one of them – Kelvin Lumibao, one of his scholars – who amazed the audience by doing a repertoire of character voices.

In the end, Pocholo motivated the participants to utilize entrepreneurship as a way to fulfill their calling in life.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The VoiceMaster Inspires MSME’s in Legazpi, Albay

The Mentor Me Program, a joint project of the Department of Trade and Industry and Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (Go Negosyo), conducted a free seminar for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s) last August 23. Held at the Casablanca Hotel and Convention Center, the seminar is part of the first phase of the program, where MSME’s are taught to develop good business sense. The seminar features talks from Go Negosyo Angelpreneurs and Mentor Me mentors, such as Filipino motivational speaker, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

filipino motivational speaker talks about passion driven business

The seminar started early in the morning with a welcome message from DTI Bicol Regional Director Engr. Jocelyn LB Blanco. Usec. Zenaida Maglaya from DTI Regional Operations Group also sent her message to the seminar participants. Albay Board Member Alan Ranola also graced the event with his presence to give some words of inspiration on behalf of Albay Governor, Hon. Al Francis Bichara. Go Negosyo was represented by Programs Development Associate Miracle Lansang, who shed light on the Kapatid Mentor Me program. The opening ceremony was immediately followed by the first training session, which was presented by the VoiceMaster.

In his talk “Entrepreneurial Mindset of a Successful Entrepreneur,” Pocholo talks about how to think like an entrepreneur. He reminded the audience that a mindset that’s focused on success is what will bring about success. He began his presentation by introducing himself and his company, Creativoices Productions. He shared the story of how he started out as a freelance voice artist at the young age of 16, until he built his own voiceover services company at the age 26. Pocholo shared his struggles in starting and sustaining a business, and how his passion and purpose helped him overcome the challenges he encountered, especially when most people think he won’t be able to succeed in the business. He also shared that in the end, it was his love for his craft as well as the desire to pay it forward that made him and his business a success today.

Open forum with Mentor Me speakers

Pocholo’s story was a transition to his main topic, the mindset of a successful entrepreneur. Pocholo shared the qualities shared by successful entrepeneurs – things like having a vision, setting goals, expanding their knowledge, just to name a few. He also encouraged and challenged the MSME’s to look at business as a way of giving back to the society, instead of simply a vehicle to make money.

In the afternoon session, the second presentation was done by Arlene Padua-Martinez, another mentor from Go Negosyo. She did a session about marketing one’s business especially in the age of internet and social media. Her presentation was followed by an inspirational forum where successful local MSME’s were asked to share their success stories to the audience. The forum was moderated by Mr. Butch Castro of DTI Albay. The seminar ended with some closing remarks by DTI Albay's Provincial Director, Mr. Rodrigo M. Aguilar.

Overall, the participants of the seminar left with a fresh perspective and brand new inspiration to build and grow their business.

filipino motivational speaker with participants and DTI officials

Mentor Me Program is an initiative under DTI and Go Negosyo’s Kapatid, Angat Lahat program that aims to help MSME’s scale up their business through weekly coaching and mentoring on the different functional areas of entrepreneurship.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Pochologist Talks about Marketing for the Global Citizen at PJMA’s Juan Big Idea in Isabela

On August 20, the Philippine Junior Marketing Association (PJMA) conducted the first installment of Juan Big Idea, its annual marketing convention which serves as the organization’s platform to reach marketing students all over the country. With this year’s theme “Ang Paglipad ng Marketistang Pilipino,” the Luzon edition was held at the F.L. Dy Coliseum in Cauayan, Isabela, and was attended by over 1,000 students from all over the region. The event featured talks centered around the theme of marketing, including Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

The VoiceMaster Speaks at Juan Big Idea in Isabela

Pocholo’s talk was about “Marketing for the Global Citizen,” where he shared his journey about starting as a freelance voice artist to becoming the most recognized Filipino voice artist even in the international scene. He talked about his childhood dream of hearing his voice on the radio greeting his mother, and how it led to his vision of making the Philippines the center of voiceover excellence in Asia. Pocholo also talked about his company and his voice acting school, and even amazed the audience with an ensemble of voice characters.

Filipino motivational speaker talks about marketing for the global citizen

Pocholo then transitioned his talk on marketing, and how one can establish his/her brand to compete on a global scale. He touched on a bit about global brands such as Google, Facebook and even 7-11, and how these brands have gained top-of-mind awareness despite not having extensive ad campaigns. Pocholo said that being a global brand – be it a person or a company – all boils down to the experience that they provide, in order to give people something to talk about.

Pocholo’s talk did not only focus on the technical aspect of marketing. He also inspired the students by challenging them to discover their purpose, and to do things with passion and commitment. He shared to them how his success as the VoiceMaster was not purely about what he has done with his skill, but more importantly his passion and zeal to make the Philippines the center of voiceover excellence in Asia. He also shared the qualities that make a successful entrepreneur and marketer.

Filipino motivational speakers with Juan Big Idea organizers

The Philippine Junior Marketing Association (PJMA) is the official youth affiliate of the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) and is the national alliance amongst the local Junior Marketing Association (JMA) organizations from different colleges and universities across the country.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Pochologist Speaks about Passion-Driven Enterprises for YES Philippines

On August 17, 2017, the Young Entrepreneurs Society Philippines or YES Philippines, in partnership with EntrepRadio and Pen Brothers, organized a seminar entitled “Passion-Driven Enterprises”. This 3-hour seminar was aimed towards a mindset shift from going into business being motivated by money to going into business being motivated by passion and purpose. The seminar featured none other than Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo "The VoiceMaster" Gonzales – the most recognized Filipino voice artist, veteran radio broadcaster, internationally-awarded youth advocate, author, and a highly sought-after voice director, trainer and motivational speaker. Pocholo is also a Go Negosyo awardee and Angelpreneur, and the founder of Youth Entrepreneurship Academy of the Philippines (YEAP).

EntrepRadio Anchor Dennis Sajo talks about Youth Entrepreneurship Academy of the Philippines

The seminar opened with EntrepRadio’s main anchor and YEAP Executive Director Dennis Sajo, who introduced their advocacy in igniting the entrepreneurial spirit of the youth. He also shared his own experience on how his own passion for speaking and motivating people has led him to cross paths with the VoiceMaster, and how he grabbed the opportunity to host the show and head YEAP when the opportunity was opened to him. Dennis then introduced and called on the VoiceMaster onstage, whom he referred to as his mentor and brother.

Filipino motivational speaker inspires the youth to build business with passion and purpose

Pocholo started his talk by energizing the crowd and getting acquainted with them. He shared the story of his entrepreneurial journey, from the time he started working as a freelance voice artist until he opened his first recording studio, Univoicesal Productions. He told the participants how his first business venture failed, costing him 2 million pesos worth of investment after 6 months. Learning from his mistakes, he attempted to start a smaller recording studio in 2005, which is now what is known as Creativoices Productions.

After entertaining and mesmerizing the audience with his voice acting talent by doing a repertoire of character voices, Pocholo then shared that PASSION and PURPOSE are the 2 key ingredients not only in building a successful business, but also in being able to persist amidst trials and challenges. “Just do what you love and the money will follow,” was the wise advice of the VoiceMaster. He also said that knowing why you are doing your business in the first place guides the entrepreneur as he builds and grows his enterprise.

Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo Gonzales talks about passion driven enterprises

Pocholo then led the group through a quick workshop on how they can identify their passion that can be turned into a business. He asked them to list 5 things that they are interested in, then choose 3 that they feel they are passionate about. He defined passion as something that someone would be willing to do everyday even if they are not getting paid to do it. He then shared different methods on how those passions can be made into a business – creating a product or service, creating a digital product or even teaching the skill to other people.

The seminar ended with Pocholo inviting the participants to volunteer and become part of EntrepRadio and YEAP, which he founded for young aspiring entrepreneurs.

with workshop participants

EntrepRadio is a weekly radio program for young entrepreneurs, airing every Sunday from 9 to 10am, at DZRJ 810AM, with live streaming at 8 Trimedia Facebook and Youtube channel. Youth Entrepreneurship Academy of the Philippines is a training and mentoring program for young aspiring entrepreneurs, created to support Senator Bam Aquino’s Youth Entrepreneurship Act or R.A. 10679.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Pochologist Speaks at DTI’s Mentor Me Seminar in Marinduque

On August 10, 2017, over 100 micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSME’s) attended the free Negosyo Seminar under the Mentor Me Program, a joint project of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, more popularly known as Go Negosyo. The seminar was held at the Marinduque State College in Boac, Marinduque, and was part of the first phase of the program, which focused on developing good business sense among MSME’s. Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was invited as a resource speaker on Entrepreneurial Mindset and Values Formation.

Filipino motivational speaker speaks at the DTI Mentor Me program in Marinduque

After the introduction and welcome remarks, Pocholo came onstage and energized the crowd. He shared his own entrepreneurial journey on how he built his voiceover studio and voice acting school, armed with nothing but a 10,000-peso capital and his passion for his craft. He also shared his vision of making the Philippines the center of voiceover excellence in Asia, and how he is gradually making that vision a reality by establishing a school to produce quality and passionate voice artists. Pocholo’s story was also backed by his talent, as he amazed the audience with his repertoire of character voices.

DTI Go Negosyo Kapatid Mentor Me Program in Marinduque

His story as an entrepreneur was a great transition to the topic about entrepreneurial mindset. Pocholo started on this topic by redefining what it means to be a successful entrepreneur. He challenged the idea that building a business is all about making profit, and encouraged the participants to build their business with passion and purpose. He also touched on the crucial values of an entrepreneur – setting goals and plans, creating success habits, and developing an eye for opportunity.

In line with having the right mindset for getting into business, Pocholo also talked about the three-pronged approach to deciding on a business. According to him, an entrepreneur should build a business that 1) he is passionate about, 2) solves a problem, and 3) live longer than you (the value of legacy).

With DTI Go Negosyo and Fellow Go Negosyo Mentor Henry Tenedero

Pocholo’s talk was followed by a training on Marketing, by fellow Go Negosyo Angelpreneur and motivational speaker Henry Tenedero. Go Negosyo was also represented by Senior Programs Development Officer Jeah La Guardia.

Mentor Me Program is an initiative under DTI and Go Negosyo's Kapatid, Angat Lahat program that aims to help MSME’s scale up their business through weekly coaching and mentoring on the different functional areas of entrepreneurship.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Pochologist Motivates Aspiring Infopreneurs to Ignite their Dreams

On July 22, about a hundred participants filled the D’Cup Coffee Republic in Mandaluyong City to attend the event “Ignite Your Dreams.” This whole-day event was organized by Pinoy Save and Invest, and featured business and finance coaches to teach the participants how to start their path towards financial freedom. The event also gave them an inspirational boost from Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

Filipino motivational speaker inspires participants of Ignite your Dreams

The first speaker of the event was Allan Mantaring, founder of Pinoy Save and Invest. He shared his humble beginnings as a young man who started with nothing but his dream to become successful. His perseverance and determination to succeed fuelled him to become the author, speaker and infopreneur that he is today.

Allan was followed by fellow coaches who also shared their experience and expertise in the topic of business and finance – lifestyle coach RD Cedro, financial coach Jet Semilla and business coach Elmar Nabisa. While each have their own businesses, they all inspired the audience with the shared message of believing in the power of their dreams.

Filipino motivational speaker with Pinoy Save and Invest founder Allan Mantaring

The last speaker for the day was Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales. In a short talk, Pocholo also shared his own journey towards building a business around what he calls the most powerful human instrument – the VOICE. He told the story of how his simple dream of hearing his voice on the radio greeting his nanay on air turned into something bigger than what he could have ever hoped for himself, which is to become the country’s most recognized Filipino voice artist. Pocholo livened up the crowd by giving a sample of the several character voices he can make. In the end, he shifted the mind of the participants from being motivated to get into business for the purpose of making money, to getting into business to find meaning and purpose in life.

Pinoy Save and Invest is an online platform that is dedicated to inspiring and empowering Filipinos all over the world on the importance of saving, investing and even retiring with good finances.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Entrep Radio Signs Memorandum of Agreement with Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc.

On July 1st, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between two game changers in the world of Filipino business – Entrep Radio, the latest youth entrepreneurship radio program in the country, and the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. or AFFI, an organization committed to supporting franchisers in the Philippines. The momentous MOA-signing was held at the 8 Trimedia office in Quezon City, where Entrep Radio airs every Sunday.

Filipino motivational speaker with AFFI

The MOA was signed by Entrep Radio Producer and Negosyo Kabataan Founder, Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, and AFFI President and Aquasuisse Perfume Bar owner John Chung.

Entrep Radio is a radio program under Negosyo Kabataan, an organization that provides training and mentoring to aspiring young Filipino entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur and internationally-awarded youth advocate, Pocholo created Negosyo Kabataan as a venue for the youth to ignite their entrepreneurial spirit, and build what he calls a “passion-driven business.” Entrep Radio is a one-hour radio program that talks about various topics such as social enterprises, startup businesses, and everything else that a young entrepreneur needs to know. It airs every Sunday from 9-10am at DZRJ 810AM and 8 Trimedia.

MOA Signing between Negosyo Kabataan and AFFI

The Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. is the country’s prime trade organization whose mission is to promote responsible MSME’s through franchising. Since 1997, it has united much of the franchising industry in the Philippines through training, networking opportunities and technical assistance.

The partnership presents Entrep Radio as AFFI’s official media partner, to help promote its programs, advocacies and services. Also present in the MOA Signing were AFFI’s Director for Education, Mr. Eric Caeg, and Entrep Radio’s main anchor, Dennis Sajo.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Pochologist Inspires Masbateno Youth on Passion-Driven Business

On April 20, Masbate Province Vice Governor, Atty. Kaye Revil, organized the Youth Entrepreneurial Summit in partnership with the ASEAN Young Leaders Association Philippines (AYLA-PH). Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo "The VoiceMaster" Gonzales was one of the speakers in this event, which aimed to inspire and ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of young Masbatenos.

Filipino Motivational Speaker speaks at the Youth Entrepreneurial Summit in Masbate

Around 100 students, mostly high school students, attended the event to learn more about entrepreneurship. After some opening remarks from Vice Governor Revil, a series of inspirational talks followed. The first speaker was Sinon Loresca, know for being the “King of Catwalk,” and a pride of Masbate. Sinon shared the story of how he overcame struggles and challenges having come from a poor family. He inspired the participants to dream and to believe in themselves, the way he did in order to get to where he is today. A representative from the Department of Science and Technology came up next with a presentation about entrepreneurship and business.

Pocholo came onstage as the third speaker, who spoke about passion-driven business. He told the audience a little bit about voice acting and the industry, and even amazed the audience with his talent by doing an ensemble of voice impressions. Pocholo also talked about his struggles starting out as a young entrepreneur, and how he overcame those challenge to take his business towards success.

Filipino Motivational Speaker speaks about passion-driven business

Pocholo then shared 3 important lessons he learned as an entrepreneur, to build what he calls a “passion-driven business”. Pocholo inspired the students to think about building a business that serves others, and not just themselves. He challenged the students to go beyond the purpose of making money, to the purpose of giving value to the society with their business ideas. Most importantly, he emphasized the importance of being passionate about one’s business, because passion is the fuel that will compel you to work on your business through good and bad times.

Youth Entrepreneurial Summit speakers and participants

Pocholo’s empowering talk was followed by an inspirational speech from two beauty queens – Ms. International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, and Ms. Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul – who shared inspirational messages about inner beauty and overcoming adverisity. The last speaker for the summit was Neil Soria, founder of AYLA Philippines, who spoke about youth empowerment.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Pochologist Inspires Delegates of the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Challenge in Malaysia

On April 4, Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo "The VoiceMaster" Gonzales was the main speaker for the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Challenge 2017, held at the National University of Malaysia in Selangor, Malaysia. Twenty-two teams from 14 universities of 7 ASEAN countries participated in the 10-day challenge, which included various activities including workshops, tours, and pitching competition.

Filipino motivational speaker speaks at the ASEAN Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in Selangor Malaysia

Pocholo’s talk centered around the future of youth entrepreneurship, with a focus on building passion-driven businesses. He started his presentation by sharing his own entrepreneurial journey as a young voice artist, who eventually built not only his own voiceover company, but also the first and only voice acting school in the Philippines. He shared to the audience how his vision to make the Philippines the center of voiceover excellence in Asia enabled him to overcome the challenges he faced as a young entrepreneur.

Pocholo also gave the audience a background of the voice acting industry. He even amazed the audience with his voice acting talent, by doing an ensemble of character voices. He also spoke about his first-hand experience on the politics and monopoly surrounding in the business, and how his voice acting school revolutionized the industry by opening the doors to more aspiring voice artists.

Filipino motivational speaker conducts workshop on passion driven business

Pocholo’s story became the perfect transition to his main topic on building passion-driven business. Pocholo is a perfect example of how building a business based on one’s passion and skills is the most sustainable way to become an entrepreneur. His inspiring entrepreneurial journey earned him a Go Negosyo award in 2009, and later on became one of their Angelpreneurs. He challenged the participants to go beyond building a business for profit, and to build a business for meaning.

Pocholo spent a few minutes to conduct a mini-workshop to help the participants identify their own passion-driven business. Through a series of activities, he helped the students narrow down their interests and choose the talent or skill that they love to do and would want to be their legacy. He then gave the students practical ways on how they can build their business, and also let the students come up with 3 actionable steps so that they can immediately start their passion-driven business.

Filipino motivational speaker with the AYEC 2017 delegates

The universities represented in the AYE Challenge include Universiti Utara in Malaysia, Universitas Pelita Harapan in Indonesia, Mahasarakham University in Thailand, Yangon University of Education in Myanmar, University of EConomics and Business in Vietnam, and Tarlac University of Agriculture in the Philippines. The winner of the challenge will receive a total prize of RM 22,000.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Pochologist Moderates Panel Discussion at the Asia Leaders Forum in Davao

TAG Media and Public Relations, in parntership with Elabram Systems Group, joins the celebration of the ASEAN 50 with Asia Leaders Forum, held at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on March 30, 2017. With the aim to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub, this whole-day event featured talks and panel discussions that centered around commerce, tourism and real estate.

Filipino Motivational Speaker acts as moderator for panel discussion

Topics such as Digital Marketing and E-Commerce, Business Startups, Tourism, and new programs and advocacies of the Department of Trade and Industry were discussed. The roster of speakers include entrepreneurs such as Robert Yupangco (President, Yupangco Group), Joe Maristela (CEO, Vilanes Realty Inc.), Gilmar Padua (Founder, Infinity Hub), and Christian Leynes (Chairman, CLL Group of Companies), who shared their knowledge and expertise about their respective industries. DTI Undersecretary Nora Terrado and Davao City Tourism Head Regina Rose Tecson also graced the event with their presence.

Filipino Motivational Speaker with speakers of Asia Leaders Forum Davao

Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was one of the moderators for the panel discussion. He led an entertaining yet powerful discussion about tourism in the Philippines. In the panel, they highlighted the tourism trends in the country, as well as the many tourist attractions that can truly be considered world-class.

Asia Leaders Forum Davao

The Asia Leaders Forum Davao was made possible with the support of Zoomanity Group, I Aicon, Yamaha, Treetop Adventure, Xremo, Pinoy Blogger, City Tourism Operations Office Davao, Makati Tourism Foundation Inc., Creativoices Productions, Dib Z, Prime Philippines, Kambal Pandesal, and Dusit Thani Residences Davao.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Pochologist Speaks About Passion-Driven Business in Southern Luzon State University

On March 20, the Business Administration students of Southern Luzon State University in Lucban, Quezon conducted a half-day event entitled “Entrepreneurial Dynamism: Discovering New Angles for Effective Micro-Enterprising.” More than 300 Business and Finance students of SLSU, as well as Senior High students from nearby schools, and some farmers attended the event to learn about Youth Entrepreneurship from their main speaker, Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

After some opening remarks, keynote and a raffle, Pocholo came onstage to talk about the future of entrepreneurship. His talk started at a high energy with an interactive icebreaker and a string of hugot lines to which the audience could relate. He then went on and share the story of his entrepreneurial journey – from starting his voiceover career to building his voiceover company. Pocholo also shared how he built the first and only voice acting school in the country to open the doors of the industry to those who have the passion to master the craft.

Pocholo then transitioned to speaking extensively about Dr. Jose Rizal, whom he considers to be the epitome of Filipino greatness and excellence. He told of stories about Rizal’s history and travels, and encouraged the youth to follow his footsteps when it comes to exploring the world. For Pocholo, traveling is the greatest teacher, that’s why young people should seek and grab opportunities that would allow them to do so.

Pocholo also talked about his struggles and challenges in his journey as an entrepreneur. He shared how he faced rejections and disappointments and how he was able to handle those. He encouraged the audience to see failures as part of the road towards success.

Pocholo then talked about the future of entrepreneurship. As a futurist, Pocholo talked about today’s technology and how it affects the building of a micro-enterprise. He challenged the audience to generate business ideas by discovering their passion and skills, instead of simply finding out what business idea will give them the monetary returns.

Pocholo stepped back for a few minutes to give way to a mini-workshop on finding one’s passion-driven business, which was facilitated by one of his students, Ada Cuaresma. Ada distributed the “100 Talents” handout, where the students identified their passion and skill that they can turn into their own micro-enterprise. She then walked the students through various business delivery methods, and also had the students write their next 3 steps to start on their very own passion-driven micro-enterprise.

The seminar ended with the awarding of certificates and audiences having photo opportunity with the speakers.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The VoiceMaster Talks About Passion-Driven Business at the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit in CDO

The Department of Trade and Industry – Misamis Oriental organized the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit held on November 24 at the N Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. About 300 students from different schools attended the summit, all eager to learn about entrepreneurship from distinguished speakers and young entrepreneurs.


The Philippine Center for Entreprenuership (PCE), more popularly known as Go Negosyo, was represented by one of its awardees and Angelpreneurs – Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales. At age 25, he started his own voiceover services company, Creativoices Productions. Having mastered the art of voice acting, he envisioned the Philippines to become the center of voiceover excellence in Asia, and went on to build the first and only voice acting school in the country, the Philippine Center for Voice Acting. Since 2005, the school has produced more than a thousand graduates, and gave an opportunity to aspiring voice artists to get into what was once an elusive industry.

In 2009, Pocholo was awarded as Go Negosyo’s Most Inspiring Bataeno Microentrepreneur. His achievements in the voice acting industry, coupled with his life-long advocacy to inspire and empower the youth made him a perfect fit to be the resource speaker at the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit.

Pocholo’s main advocacy on Youth Entrepreneurship is centered on helping young people build what he calls a “passion-driven business.” His life and business is a perfect testimony of how building a business based on one’s life purpose is the best way to thrive as an entrepreneur. He believes that if you create a business for the purpose of making MEANING instead of making MONEY, the business becomes a vehicle to live one’s full potential while bringing value to others and the world.


During the first half of the summit, Pocholo came onstage to speak about “Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Mindset.” He talked about the 12 qualities of a person who thinks like an entrepreneur, like “being focused,” “committing to their why,” and “knowing how to prioritize.” He believes that everyone has to think, act and live like an entrepreneur, focused on serving others with their greatest passion and highest skill.

After lunch, the VoiceMaster spoke on another topic, “How to Invest in the Right Business.” He started by sharing the staggering statistics that 50% of startups fail within 1 year, and 96% never get to survive to a decade.  He challenged the participants to reframe their mindset regarding business – to ask the right questions and seek the right answers. He advised the participants to go beyond starting a business that is trending or money-generating, but instead start a business that will enable them to express the best version of themselves. To better help the students start their entrepreneurial journey, Pocholo also led the participants to an activity where they choose their passion and skills from a list of many possible talents that they may possess.


The Youth Entrepreneurship Summit also featured other speakers to speak about various business opportunities – Ms. Katrina Jereza on franchising, Queritess Queja on agri-business, Roselle Machate on service-related business, and Viel Jose on manufacturing. An open forum with the speakers capped off the very successful summit.


With his passion to inform, inspire, involve and empower the Filipino Youth, Pocholo founded Negosyo Kabataan, a group of young entrepreneurs whose mission is to empower and enable young people to start their own passion-driven enterprises. As PCE’s youth arm, it launches the Youth Entrepreneurship Academy, which features training and mentoring programs to support the Youth Entrepreneurship Act (R.A. 10679) of Sen. Bam Aquino.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Negosyo Kabataan’s Youthrepreneurship Forum at the 15th Franchise and Business Expo

The 15th Franchise and Business Expo organized by the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) was held on October 14-16, 2016 at the World Trade Center. The expo features hundreds of businesses that are open for franchising or distributorship, and also other businesses that support micro, small and medium businesses in the country.


Part of the expo is a series of talks and seminars that are geared towards helping and empowering Filipino entrepreneurs. One of the highlights of the second day of the expo was the Youthrepreneurship Forum hosted by Negosyo Kabataan, an advocacy group that aims to empower aspiring and existing young Filipino entrepreneurs to create passion-driven businesses. With the theme “Passion + Purpose = Profit,” the forum is a discussion among young entrepreneurs who shared their stories about how they discovered their life purpose and built a successful business out of it.

The forum featured 6 panelists: motivational speaker and author Blasgil Tanquilut, speaker and author JB Borromeo, multi-awarded entrepreur Jhopet Fines, director/producer and life coach Paolo Apagalang, EntrepTV Executive Producer and host Jade Bigay, and language school owner Ezekiel del Rio. They took turns sharing their experiences about growing their businesses, and how their passion helped them overcome the challenges they met along the way. They also shared the lessons that they have learned, and how their journey enabled them to inspire and impact the lives of other people.


Two more entrepreneurs also joined the panelists to share their insights on discovering their passion and purpose – multi-awarded photographer Jophel Ybiosa and A-aicon distributor Christian Leynes.

The forum concluded with inspiring words from Negosyo Kabataan Founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales. The VoiceMaster shared the reason behind his advocacy, and how he also became a young entrepreneur and established his brand in the world of voice acting as a young entrepreneur. He left the audience with a powerful message to shift their mindset when it comes to building a business, from making money to making a difference.


The Youthreprenuership Forum was organized by Voice of the Youth Network and Negosyo Kabataan – both youth advocacy groups founded by the VoiceMaster – in partnership with Milkin’ Corporation, makers of Fiorgelato Ice Cream, headed by its CEO and AFFI Board Member Richie Cuna.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The VoiceMaster Teaches Personal Branding for Personality Development

Over 300 students filled the Teatro Genuino of Trace College in Los Banos, Laguna for the Personality Development Seminar. This whole-day seminar is part of the school’s Job Readiness program, and it is aimed towards teaching the students skills to prepare them for their professional career.

The VoiceMaster Inspires Trace College students in their Personality Development Seminar

The afternoon session was all about Personal Branding. As one of the best speakers on Personal Branding, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales graced the event with a motivational and inspirational talk on how to achieve greatness, excellence and success. He told the story of how he started his career as a voice artist and how he worked his way up to be later on recognized as the VoiceMaster of the Philippines – from his antics as a little boy in imitating the characters of his favorite radio drama, to his simple dream of hearing his voice on radio greeting his mother, to becoming a voice artist and a voice director while studying college, to opening up his voiceover company and voice acting school. He inspired the audience to lead their dreams by setting an example of a young person who went for the opportunities that came to him.

Voice Care Queen talks about Personal Branding in Trace College Personality Development Seminar

Towards the second half of the talk, the VoiceMaster shared the stage with one of his protégés, Voice Care Queen Ada Cuaresma. Ada talked about the importance of branding and how an individual can use the principle to develop his professional and personal life. She equated personal branding to finding one’s purpose in life, and how their purpose and brand equates to the legacy they would like to leave on earth. She also shared how grateful she is of being able to discover and live her life purpose with the help of her mentor, the VoiceMaster.

A combination of wit, an ensemble of character voices, a barage of hugot lines… and of course, a cup full of inspiration, motivation and empowerment for the youth. That’s what the VoiceMaster brought to Trace College’s Personality Development Seminar.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The VoiceMaster Shares His Passion for the Voice at the KLM Central Expo

The KLM Central Expo was held on June 24-26, 2016 at the Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay City. Organized by the Kingdom Living Ministry (KLM) together with AIB Training, the expo featured a trade and job fair with over 50 exhibit booths for existing and aspiring entrepreneurs.

The VoiceMaster inspiring the participants of KLM Expo 2016

The highlight of the event is the series of onstage talks from some of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country, speaking about various topics on marketing, entrepreneurship, personal branding and sales.

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was one of the speakers on the third day. It was a not-the-usual-type of talk for the VoiceMaster as he shared the stage with AIB Founder Al Ian Barcelona, who gave an introduction about the VoiceMaster. Pocholo talked about his humble beginnings as a voice artist, and how he discovered his passion not only for voice acting, but also for inspiring and motivating other people. He also shared his experience as a youth advocate, reminiscing his younger days with Ian when they were starting to carry out their passion through motivational speaking. The VoiceMaster left the audience in awe as he started doing his voice impressions of cartoon characters and famous personalities.

Voice Care Queen Ada Cuaresma talks about voice and passion

Pocholo then called onstage Voice Care Philippines Executive Director, Ada Cuaresma, who shared what they do in the organization. She shared her own story on how she discovered her passion for helping other people through the use of her voice in what they do. Ada discussed Pocholo’s program and book “Voice Care for Teachers,” and the importance of voice in fulfilling one’s passion and vocation.

Patrick Gabriel Gonzales Youngest Motivational Speaker in the Philippines

Shortly after, the country’s youngest motivational speaker – Patrick Gabriel Gonzales – came onstage to do a short inspirational speech. As the son of the VoiceMaster, Patrick shared his own experience in voice acting, broadcasting and motivational speaking. Like father like son, he did a quick sample of his voice impression of Russell from Disney’s “Up.”

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

The VoiceMaster’s 4th Leg in the STI National Youth Convention in CDO

As summer season starts, the 21st STI College National Youth Convention concludes in the beautiful province of Cagayan de Oro. About a thousand students filled the SM City Cagayan de Oro cinema as they were treated to a half-day of fun and learning. With the theme “I will innovate,” the students learned all about innovating for the 21st century from 3 very talented and passionate speakers.

The VoiceMaster with the other Speakers and STI Events Manager Mhel Garrido

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales spoke in both the morning and afternoon sessions in his 4th leg at the NYC. With his topic “The Innovator’s Creativity,” the VoiceMaster focused his talk on how innovation is not just about coming up with new ideas, but also having the MINDSET of an innovator. The innovator mindset is one where a person is always curious, and always on the lookout for opportunities to do things in a different way. He challenged the students to “remove the box” instead of just thinking outside of it. “When you remove the box, you will only see endless opportunities to make things better.”

Being the inspirational speaker that he is, the VoiceMaster inspired the crowd with his own personal story on innovation, especially how he has established himself as the VoiceMaster of the Philippines. He shared his struggles when he was starting out as a voice artist, and how the challenges he faced ignited a passion in him to be the one that opens the voice acting world to those who aspire to become part of it. He spoke about his voice acting school, his youth advocacies, and his travels around the Philippines to speak to the youth. “I’m sharing this not to brag, but to motivate you to do something great for yourself and other even if you’re still young. You need to do something today that your future self will thank you for” were the wise words from the VoiceMaster.

The VoiceMaster Inspiring STI College Students in Cagayan de Oro

Of course, the VoiceMaster’s talk would not be complete without the entertaining showcase of his character voices and a barrage of “hugot lines” that left the audience energized all throughout.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

The VoiceMaster Teaches Human Superpowers in ‘One Right Direction’

One hundred young adults – students and young professionals – filled the roofdeck of Prestige Tower Condominium in Ortigas on February 13, 2016 for the 3rd year of “One Right Direction”. This event aims to educate people who would like to build and explore various income sources, specifically on investing their money in the stock market.

Three motivational speakers were featured in the event to share their expertise not only in business, but also on personal development. The first speaker was trainer, author and sales coach Veni Flores of Money Masters Club. Veni shared the process of achieving goals in a simple and easy-to-understand roadmap. He also inspired the audience to act because, he said, that acting upon one’s desire is the first step to getting to their destination.

The VoiceMaster Speaks about the 10 Great Powers to Become a Real-Life Superhero

The second speaker was Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales – CEO of Creativoices Productions, and founder of Pochology Academy. Pocholo shared what he calls the “10 Great Powers” that would help anyone achieve their dreams. He began his talk by sharing his own personal journey as an entrepreneur, and how his love and talent for the voice made him who he is today. The 10 great powers he shared included self-confidence, purpose, and extraordinary performance. To the VoiceMaster, it all boils down to how a person builds his SELF-WORTH, instead of his NET WORTH, that would determine his success in life.

Last but not the least is Pesos and Sense founder Aya Laraya, who gave an informative talk about the stock market, and what aspiring investors need to know. He emphasized the need to seek professional advice when it comes to financial investments instead of simply reading articles online that may not even apply to their locale or level. Aya also gave a simplified explanation on the benefit of purchasing stocks, and how to wisely choose which companies to invest in.

Before the closing and final photo op, the country’s youngest motivational speaker – 10-year-old Patrick Gabriel Gonzales (son of the VoiceMaster) – amazed the audience by sharing his own insights on investing. In a short and sweet talk, Patrick motivated the audience by encouraging them to believe in themselves, that they have greatness within them and that they all have the power to succeed.

One Right Direction Speakers

Truly, an inspiring and empowering event that moves aspiring investors and entrepreneurs towards the ONE RIGHT DIRECTION.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Pochology Academy Caps Off National Teachers College’s Business Week

The College of Accountancy and Business of the National Teachers College celebrated its Business Week on February 17-22, 2016. With the theme “Glocally Competitive Beyond Borders,” the last 3 days of the celebration featured seminars with speakers and motivational speakers speaking about topics aligned with the theme.

Pochology Academy's Pocholo Gonzales and Ada Cuaresma

Pochology Academy was invited to speak on the last day of the Business Week. Pochology Academy founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, inspired and motivated the 300+ students in attendance with his talk entitled “Passion-Driven Work.” He started his talk by introducing what he does especially with his voice, and how he has used it to inspire other people to do what they love and love what they do. He also talked about his hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, whom he looks up to in terms of motivating and empowering the youth. Of course, the audience found themselves entertained with the VoiceMaster’s quirks, jokes and a whole ensemble of character voices. Above all, he drove the point home regarding what it means to be successful in life. “Most people think that being successful is all about being rich or famous. But for me, success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal. Simply put, as long as you know what you’re doing, why you’re doing it and where you are going… you are already a success.”

After the VoiceMaster’s empowering talk, Ada Cuaresma came up onstage to do a mini-workshop with the participants regarding professionalism in the workplace. Ada started her talk by defining professionalism, and how it’s a set of characteristics that make up a quality worker, and not just about physical image or first impression. She focused her talk on the main skill that needs to be developed by any professional – COMMUNICATION. The participants did a couple of exercises on communication.

The VoiceMaster and the Voice Care Queen with NTC CAB Faculty

The event closed off with an open forum, where the VoiceMaster not only addressed the questions of the participants, but also gave an opportunity to some aspiring broadcasters in the audience by giving them a scholarship to his upcoming Broadcasting Workshop.


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