My journey to personal branding began in 1999 when I decided to publish an e-commerce book, DigitalFilipino: An E-Commerce Guide for the eFilipino. I was preparing to retire from the Philippine Internet Commerce Society and want to establish my own brand, rather than be too identified with the organization I founded.
This paved the way for the creation of DigitalFilipino.com and my numerous undertakings from books, research reports, e-commerce club, conferences, awards, courses, among others.
Each experimental project was a calculated risk on my part as most of them were early of its time. However, I want them to be curiosity provoking enough that my target segment would care with I have come up with.
I had to be observant on various industry movements and private in dealing with the information shared to me.
These undertakings were meant to establish my brand. It is an ongoing process as markets and industry need changes. You need to research, adapt, grow, focus, and continuously add value to your target niche market.
I have seen players come and go. Most who lost their edge, disappeared in the market, was a result of not living up to what their brand is supposed to stand for.
Creating a Fascinating Brand
When DigitalFilipino.com turned 6 or 7 years old, I was uncertain of whether I could make my personal blog and experiments grow further. But after reading the book “Fascinate“, I adopted the learnings towards improving my personal brand based on how the world sees me.
To deliver my highest value, providing independent insights, I decided to become a Fascinate Certified Advisor and incorporate branding as a must component in my e-commerce, digital marketing, sales, speaking, leadership training programs.
I also do coaching sessions helping professionals and decision makers discover their brand voice and stand out when they communicate (and connect).
Certified Branding & Influencer Marketing Specialist Program
This one-on-one and/or corporate mentorship program aim to help individuals and teams develop brand messaging strategy that can be applied to personal branding, sales negotiation, marketing communications, and online campaigns.
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“For an enthusiast like me who is so passionate in many things and have various interests, describing who I am and what I do use to be challenging until I took the Fascinate Advantage Assessment ®. While the report was very helpful in understanding how the world actually sees me, I must say that I only got the clearer picture of who I am and how I fascinate the world when I had the one~on~one consultation with Janette.
She did not only explain the result but she also let me understand profoundly. She assisted me in identifying what I am good at based on the languages I speak, prestige and passion. With her thought-provoking questions, I was able to see things clearly and came up with an anthem that best suits my personality and profession. She patiently guided me in highlighting my strengths and weaknesses so that I can easily express what I can offer to the world using powerful words that really reflects me.
Now, I am not lost for words when people ask me what I do or who I am. Yes, I’m still the enthusiastic professional who wears many hats but at the very core of it, this is who I am.
“I’m an inspiring storyteller. At my highest value I provide insightful experience and deliver expressive influence.”
Ever since I took Fascinate Advantage Assessment® three years ago, the outcome in using its resulting personal anthem has been a thing of beauty.
I primary leveraged my “The Intrigue” personality and its complementary anthem in my cover letters that caught client’s attention and eventually grabbed the dream projects and jobs I was aspiring for.
With the success I had in using the anthem from the Fascinate Advantage Assessment®, I’ve integrated it in my professional website, client proposals, and marketing collaterals.
When I learned that there is a formal How to Fascinate Training to build an influencer brand, it was a no-brainer for me to enroll in order to further hack my personal brand. With the projects I plan to pursue, I am sure to better market my personal and startup brands I am building through the deeper assessment of my fascination advantage. If you want to pitch yourself to your dream jobs or if you want to pitch your brands to clients and VCs, you’ve got to enroll in this course.