About Our Team

Meet the Mentors Behind the Advocacy

Carolyn G. Abanggan

FOUNDER/PRESIDENT

Carolyn is a prolific writer, a sought-after motivational speaker, and a career coach. She finished her Bachelor’s Degree at the De La Salle University-Dasmarinas with the course AB Communications Arts Major in Communication.

She was a former member and officer of the Queen City Toastmasters Club and now an active member of the City of Angeles Toastmasters Club.

ON WRITING

Carolyn is an essayist, poet, novelist, and blogger. 

She has written and published three books: Almost is the Same as Never, Buy 1 Fake 1 and Bards from the Far East: Anthology of Haiku and Kindred Verses which are available in National Bookstores and online stores. Her recent book collaboration included some of the most illustrious and award-winning writers like Felix Fojas ( Palanca awardee), Jose Rizal Reyes ( Lone Sonnet Grandmaster of the World), Albert Casuga, Eileen Tabios, Cesar Ruiz-Aquino, Santiago Villafania, and many more.

She also writes for news.abs-cbn.com . Her poems and essays have been published by local and international literary journals such as Creative Talents Unleashed, The Liahona, The Freeman etc.

ON SPEAKING

Carolyn is known for her wit, passion, and charisma vis-a-vis and on stage.

Every year, she speaks to thousands of students, employees, entrepreneurs and top corporate executives. She brings with her 15 solid years in training and development.

Carolyn has had the privilege to collaborate with thought leaders like Noel Arandilla (International Marketing Group Vice-Chairman) who is one of the financial mentors of Bo Sanchez, James Fantone (the only certified Filipino trainer of Michael Gerber), Illac Angelo Diaz (Social Entrepreneur), Armando ‘Butz’ Bartolome (Franchise Guru of the Philippines), and many more.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Carolyn has worked in the ff. companies:

AVON Cosmetics Inc.- Branch Sales Trainer
JU Global Philippines- Country Training Manager
Cleanway Technology Philippines- Marketing Manager
Called2Serve Philippines- Alumni Director and Micro-Franchise Director
Self-Reliance Services- Regional Manager

BUSINESSES

Aside from Mentors League, Carolyn runs the IMG- Wealth Academy Center in Angeles Pampanga with her husband, Erlwin

OTHER AFFILIATIONS
Riceup Philippines 
Pathway Brigham Young University- Idaho
International Writers’ Group

Jonathan C. Briones

FOUNDER/OPERATIONS

Jonathan is a proprietor, English tutor and financial educator. He graduated cum laude at Brigham Young University – Hawaii with a baccalaureate in International Business Management. 

Prior to his return to the Philippines, he received trainings on the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Professional Sales Associates Excellence and career development. Also, he was a former instructor of Business Management at Holy Angel University with emphasis on organizational behavior, business organization and management, and recruitment and selection.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Proprietor, Geode Enterprises
Instructor, College of Business and Accountancy, Holy Angel University
English Tutor, Living Stone International School
Assistant Sales Supervisor, Polynesian Cultural Center-Hawaii 2002-2004
Volunteer F/T Missionary, Philippines Cagayan de Oro Mission, TCJCLDS 1997-1999

TRAININGS

Entrepreneurial Seminar, Academy for Creating Enterprise, Cebu City, Philippines December 2006

Focus Seminar(Franklin-Covey), Polynesian Cultural Center, Hawaii April 2004

Career Workshop Training Program, Brigham Young University, Hawaii March 2004

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Polynesian Cultural Center, Hawaii December 2003

Western BYUH-PCC Convention, Washington, DC October 2003

Professional Sales Associates Excellence, Kapi’olani Community College, University of Hawaii, Hawaii April 2001

OTHERS

Volunteer Trainer, Self-Reliance Services-LDS 
Certified Trainer, Academy for Creating Enterprise 2012-2013
Financial Educator, International Marketing Group
Stake Sunday School President, Angeles Philippines Stake, TCJCLDS
Stake High Councilor, Angeles Philippines Stake, TCJCLDS
Institute Teacher, Church Educational System, TCJCLDS

 

 

 

Graciel Anne P. Aguilar

FOUNDER/MARKETING

Graciel is a stay-at-home mom who works as a freelance brand and website designer at Anne Digital Designs. She also manages their family business, Fresherb Pampanga, together with her husband. She is also a social media manager, blogger and internet marketer.

She graduated Cum Laude at the University of Santo Tomas with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies.

CORPORATE EXPERIENCE

Before she jumped her career as a professional brand designer, she was formerly employed at Megaworld Corporation as a Revenue Associate in the Finance Department, with focus on international and group accounts.

Prior to that, she worked for the Embassy of Korea in the Administrative Department where she handled the preparation of incoming and outgoing foreign officers, admin works, and human resources.

TRAININGS

Business Entrepreneurship, LDS Business College, Graduated March 2015

Megaworld Corp., Human Resources Seminar, 2008 

OTHERS

BYU Pathway Worldwide, Church Service Missionary, 2017 – present

Graphic Designer, Nature Optimized, 2013-2014

Graphic Designer, ADHD Gift, 2013-2014

Freelance Graphic Designer, Mycroburst, 2012-2013

Article Writer, SEO and Social Media, 2010-2011

Vice President, Circulo Hispano Tomasino, 2005-2006

 

 

 

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