The Awesome Team

Al Ian Barcelona

Chief Awesome Officer

Ian is the Managing Director and Chief Awesome Officer of AIB Training. For a decade, his firm has conducted high-impact trainings, seminars and team buildings among top companies such as Puregold, Sysmex International, Paramount Life Insurance, Shell, Camella-Vistaland, Goodfellow Pharma, Pilipinas Hino, Philippine National Bank, Western Union, Reed Elsevier Philippines. He has also engaged with professional-reputable organizations which include the Phillipine Association of Administrative Officers and Secretaries (PAS), Philippine Association of Medical Technologist (PAMET), League of Nurses & Nutritionists, Philippine NGO Support (PHANSUP), Philippine Insurance Agents Assoc. (PIFAAP), Rotary Clubs, Philippine Jaycees and the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA). AIB also conducts training to government agencies and institutions such as the Philippine Trade Training Center (DTI-PTTC), Department of Health, Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, Department of Justice, Philhealth, DILG, and was a former consultant to the Department of Education. Through the years his team has helped develop youth and academic leaders, professionals, managers and leaders in a nationwide scale.

He is also a partner speaker-consultant to training companies such as Breakthrough Leadership Management Consulting Company (the mother company of Salt and Light Ventures), Arete Consultancy, Ariva Academy and International Learning Styles Network. An effective motivational-inspirational speaker, addressing huge to small group audiences through conferences and public seminars annually. With his contagious energy and high-impact presentations, audience would normally laud him for his unique style of delivery that is sure to mesmerize your feelings through his hilarious antics yet will disturbed your thinking with his power packed principles in the most AWESOME WAY!

An educator by heart he has been adjudged as the former most outstanding college instructor of social-political sciences in Centro Escolar University where he took up AB Political Science and Master’s Degree in Southeast Asian Studies. His experience in public-community service and organizing skills led him to work in Congress as the former National Youth Director of CIBAC party-list and was later recruited in Malacanang as Technical Assistant- Presidential Staff Officer VI for Youth Affairs. A social thinker and opinion maker expressing his analysis on current issues through the media as host and co-producer of the TV show “PERSPECTIVES” with former Marikina Mayor Marides C. Fernando broadcasting on Global News Network (GNN) from 2009-2013.

John Paul A. Lanot

Communication Artist


PJ Lanot is a TV and Events Host; Film, TV and Voice Actor; Commercial Model; Restaurateur; and Motivational Speaker.

Fresh from taking Management of Communications Technology as an Ateneo scholar, he was a Media Strategist with Starcom MediaVest, the country’s largest media agency, handling accounts for JG Summit, Unilab and Del Monte.

Going fully independent, he hosted TV shows and national events with Unilever, Universal Robina and DepEd. He also played lead and support roles in independent films and GMA Network Teleseryes, and works with giant Corporate Clients for voice projects, commercials, and events.

He owns and manages Pino Restaurant, Pipino Vegetarian, Breakfast & Pies, The Burger Project, Hillside Cafe & Juice Bar, and Merkanto International Street Food Hall in Metro Manila. He is a Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Communications Speaker for DTI; Trainstation; and AIB Training, having spoken from Laoag to Jolo, and across Asia at an average of a hundred engagements a year.

Clientele include BPI, Toyota, San Miguel, DepEd, DOH & DOJ, and schools UP, Ateneo, UST, among others.

Jesus F. Villamor IV

Image Coach


Jess Villamor is a graduate of Mass Communication from San Sebastian College Recolletos – Manila.

He has been on the field of sales, events and training since 2009. While doing sales, he was also hosting events for the Department of Education Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs from 2009 to 2013.

He is a freelance Compere, Corporate Presenter and Event Host. He also hosted notable local and international events.

At present he isa lecturer and facilitator at AIB Training & Events and External Lecturer of the Department of Trade and Industry – Philippine Trade Training Center.

He has a Customer Care Certificate from the Stonebridge Associated Colleges in London. NLP Foundation Diploma from the Brain People in UK. Conflict Management and Customer Service Certificate in High Speed Training also in UK.

Jess loves interacting with his audience, sharing his knowledge and his extensive experience.

Jess has natural ability to build rapport with people of all ages and from all walks of life and is praised by his clients for his engaging manner, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and his down to earth approach.

Ruben Lanot

Life-Skills Coach


Ruben Lanot is a Basketball and Fitness Coach, Salesman, Entrepreneur, Restaurateur; and a Speaker and Trainer.

An alumnus of University of Santo Tomas, he graduated from College of Commerce, Majoring in Business Administration. He worked for an advertising and media company straight out of college, but he eventually found his interest in Sales. He worked with Lamoiyan Corporation as a Distributor Sales Manager, and Globe Telecom as the Area Sales Head.

He pursued his dream of having his own business, and now owns and manages the “BRGR: The Burger Project” located in Quezon City.

After 6 years of working in Corporate Sales, he shifted his career, and pursued his dream. He became a speaker and trainer, and is now part of AIB Training and Motivating Minds in providing life-transforming programs and events to different organizations. But he found his true passion in coaching. He is a Frisbee and Basketball coach for the Grade School and High School teams of an International School in Quezon City. He is also into fitness coaching and circuit training.

John Ernest Fernandez

L.I.F.E Entertrainer


Johner is a multi-awarded motivational speaker, Business Consultant, Entrepreneur, Network Marketing Practitioner and Book Author.

A certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner. Has 14 years of corporate experience in various, fields such as Customer Service, Credit and Collections, Cooperative Management, Micro-finance, Financial Consultancy, Sales, Marketing, Training and Network Marketing.

Author of 2 books: Attitudinal Network Marketing and The ABC Rule to Live Our Lives. Recipient and nominated for the following awards: People’s Choice for Best Speaker by the Asian Networkers Convention Expo Most Outstanding Professional Award by Superbrands Ambassador for Peace Award by Universal Peace Federation Former Vice- President, Co-Founder and Lead Trainer of a network marketing company, GFOXX International Inc., Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Partner of Heartney Blessed Travel and Tours and Chief Executive Officer of Life With A Plus Publishing. He is one of the youngest Career Excellence and Financial Empowerment Trainer of a leading training company in the Philippines, the AIB Training.

Dubbed as Mr. L.I.F.E. EnterTrainer in the motivational speaking industry because of a training program he personally designed, LIFE With A Plus Training Program. Empowered thousands of people from different universities, companies, local government units and non-government organizations because of his life breakthrough story from a Company Janitor turned into a Company Director, Messenger turned into a Top Manager of several international companies, Six year old rice cake seller turned into a Sales Trainer, Self supporting student turned into a Motivational Speaker.

Vanessa A. Cogama

Entrep-Trainer


A leader at heart, Vhan was a former president of the Supreme Student Council of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, where she graduated BS Business Administration major in Marketing.

This is just the tip of the ice berg since she spent her earlier days active in various extra & co-curricular organizations. She also was a chairwoman of Kristiyanong Kabataan para sa Bayan Las Pinas, a Christian youth organization and was a national speaker for Bangon Kabataan, a National Transformation Movement, which seeks to discover and develop potential leaders, to empower and support them in every way in the pursuit for excellence.

After graduation she quickly dived into the corporate world earning her posts as sales executive for the two top international Beauty Brands, Sara Lee Direct Selling (currently Tupper Brand) & Mary Kay Philippines, these exposures enabled her to handle entrepreneurs who lead at least 50-300 people each giving her in depth insight in the world of business.

A powerful motivational speaker, she facilitated notable growth and sustainability of business in her area. Part of which are the success stories which transpired during her time.

Eventually, after much thought & prayers, this led her to be a business woman herself. She is currently an Independent Beauty Consultant of Mary Kay and a Power Speaker & Host for AIB Training Co. She also is the Central Operations Head for the Young Adult Ministry; a worldwide team of God-driven professionals committed and equipped to bring spiritual, financial and social transformation to the young professionals in the marketplace, and head of events for JIL Las Pinas.

Malvin Dinlasan

Trainer-Blogger


Equipped with a stable experience in advertising, marketing and business development, Malvin has been a start-up team leader for 10 years. His first job was roving around the metro to check if his book titles were well displayed in the bookstore shelves. Today, he’s living his passion to inspire others to pursue their passion, motivate people to create value and help entrepreneurs grow their business.

His extensive training in marketing came from his employment with publishing, events, advertising and digital marketing companies. As a project manager, he has worked with notable brands, such as- The WOW Group (WOW Videoke), I-Foods, Inc. (Stackers Burger), Internationale Globale Marques, Inc., Barbie Philippines, Capsinesis, Elabram Systems, Comfac Group of Companies and Anviz Philippines.

As a public speaker since 2013, he imparts his learned skills and knowledge by speaking on topics involving leadership, communications, marketing, personal branding and business development. Malvin is an accredited facilitator of Lead Like Jesus, a transformational leadership module developed by Ken Blanchard. He once shared the stage and talked about servant leadership with top-ranked public speaker Mr. Boris Joaquin at Max’s Restaurant’s Managers Convention in 2013. He has spoken to institutions such as Ramon Pascual Institute, Lyceum of the Philippines Cavite, Abada College, Casiguran National High School and Baler National High School.

Malvin is one of the corporate trainers and speakers of AIB Training, conducting corporate trainings and teambuilding programs with a diverse stable of clients in corporate, government and educational institutions.

He is an accredited consultant of Asian Development Bank for developing IT systems and web portals. His latest project was with the Department of Labor and Employment for an online employment regulations portal. He has worked as the Affiliate Marketing
Associate of the top e-commerce business with regional offices in Southeast Asia, Lazada Philippines. Currently, he heads the marketing team of The Global Filipino Investors, a financial education advocacy group that has over 65,000 members in the community all over the world.

His voice online is found in his blog BROTalks (malvindinlasan.blogspot.com) which
Malvin talks about business, relationships and opportunities.