The Pathways to Success with Julian Placino

Julian Placino is a professional recruiter, speaker, and entrepreneur. On the Pathways to Success Podcast, he conducts in-depth interviews with world-class performers to discover their mindsets, tactics, and behaviors. He has interviewed CEOs, New York Times bestselling authors, TEDx speakers, celebrity athletes, company founders, leading entrepreneurs, and prolific thought leaders.
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Dec 26, 2016

Nick Snapp is an entrepreneur who uses project management and continuous improvement methodology in coaching overwhelmed entrepreneurs to remove bottlenecks, save time and increase profitability.  He is obsessed about helping entrepreneurs uncover their "game-changer,” the one activity that will deliver the greatest return on invested time both at work and at home and holding them accountable following through.

Nick earned a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Union College and MBA from the University of Florida.  He obtained Lean/Six Sigma and Project Management Professional certifications, and worked 14 years in the nuclear and phosphate industries, where he led teams as a capital project manager, responsible for multi-million-dollar projects.  Nick leverages his leadership and technical background to provide a unique coaching experience for his clients. He is best known as the atypical-engineer host of The Make it Snappy Productivity Show podcast, and all things “snappy," for that matter.

What you will learn: 

  • Finding your game changer activity 
  • How to prioritize, delegate and focus
  • Accountability tips & tools to use right now
  • One step to breaking free from overwhelm 
  • Crafting a workspace for maximum effectiveness 
  • Nick Snapp’s productivity reading list 
  • How to work with Nick directly! 

More on Nick Snapp: 


Call to Action:

If you go to, Nick’s offering three of his best tips for helping overwhelmed stop being busy and start being effective with his strategy video and companion guide.  He’s also offering a 25-minute strategy call for brave entrepreneurs who are serious about solving their #1 struggle with time management - just don’t be offended if Nick call’s you out on your excuses.

Just go to , watch the strategy video, download the pdf and apply for the call.

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  • Community interaction
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Dec 19, 2016

Wilfredo Placino is an international banking expert whose signature has created millions for his clients, himself and his family. Wilfredo is arguably one of the most successful and sought after bankers in the Philippines. On this episode we discuss the critical steps to mastering personal finance and succeeding in business. 

What you will learn: 

  • How to master your personal finances
  • The #1 reason people succeed in personal finance
  • The #1 reason people fail in personal finance 
  • A step by step financial plan 
  • A budget that will secure your financial future
  • How to grow your money 
  • Good debt vs Bad debt 
  • Why working a job is an advantage before starting a business  
  • Why relationships are key to success in business
  • How to get clients to like you quickly 
  • Mastering business relationships 
  • How to become an ace negotiator 

Extended bio and achievements: 

WAP & Partners Corporate Services, Inc.

Financial Advisory and Arranger for Milestone Paper Products, Inc. for the debt acquisition of Intercontinental Paper Products, Inc. (PHP850M), Pacific Wide Realty and Development Corp. for the debt acquisition of Silahis International Hotel, Inc. (PHP166M) and YH Green Energy for a project finance on solar power (PHP1.350B)

Financial Advisory and Arranger for the debt acquisition and restructuring of Steel Asia Mfg. Corp. (PHP5.6B), Primary Steel (PHP774M) and Mejore Woodworks/Industrial Development Corp. (PHP900M)

Adviser for the debt acquisition of the portfolio sale from Metrobank (PHP7.2B) for Cameron Granville Asset Management (SPV-AMC), Inc. (owned by HVB & Uno Credito)

Arranger for the acquisition of the shareholdings of KGL Investments in 2Go by Undenna Corp. (USD120M) and joint sale of Nesium Wheels Mfg., Inc. and Commercial Wheel Plating, Inc. (PHP360M), K2 Band Mfg., Inc. (PHP6M) and Sizzling Seafood (PHP30M)

Financial Advisory for the debt restructuring of Arc Men Industries, Inc. (PHP280M), Container Corporation of the Philippines (PHP250M), Victoria Export and Import, Inc. (PHP550M) and TSB Enterprises, Inc. (PHP120M)

Financial and Management Advisory for Nesium Wheels Mfg., Inc., Commercial Wheel Plating, Inc., Mondera Wheels, TSB Enterprises, Inc., Arc Men Industries, Inc., Leather Elegance, Sin Sin Philippines, Networkx Jetsports, Woosam Corp., Dtech Management, Inc., Mercedes Seoul Printing Corp., Alert/Tenessee/Access Group of Companies and TSB Enterprises, Inc.

Fund raising for Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. (PHP1.3B), Steel Asia Mfg. Corp. (PHP800M), Industries Development Corp. (PHP160M), Nesium Wheels Mfg., Inc. (PHP260MM), REN Transport (PHP60M), Leather Elegance (PHP60M) and Arc Men Industries, Inc. (PHP120M)

Investment Advisory for a PHP120M property acquisition of KRL Land, a subsidiary of Kewalram, a Singapore based property company, PHP30M investment by Asiapro for the distributorship of Kreamline Ice

Cream, Joint Venture of WCC Aeronautical and Aviation Company with Mil-Com Aerospace Group of Singapore and advisory on land use for a 2 hectare property owned by the Chua family.

Resource speaker on Financial Planning for selected travel agencies sponsored by Philippine Airlines Resource speaker on Financial Engineering for Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School of Business

Dec 12, 2016

Adu is the author of [Don’t Insert Title Here] The Guide Toward Creative Freedom & Success. Adu is also a Creative Director, Fine Artist and Visual Artist. [Don’t Insert Title Here] combines creative advice, motivational quotes or (“Aduisms") and career tips from Adu’s experience in the creative industry. The book explores all of the internal and external roadblocks creatives may face along their creative journey and how one can maintain their creative freedom while achieving their personal and professional goals.

What you will learn:

  • Who the heck is ADU? And why he will make you more AWESOME at EVERYTHING
  • If you do know ADU, the one thing you DON’T know about him 
  • How to unleash your inner creativity
  • How to develop and grow your creativity 
  • Why you need “Aduisms” in your life right now 
  • How to turn adversity into opportunity 
  • You WILL face roadblocks in your career, this is how you break through them
  • How to find your purpose 
  • Why you MUST make your goals public 
  • “The drive is so much smoother when you create your own lane”- Adu 

Adu’s Book:

Adu’s Site:

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Justin Adu, or Adu as he is affectionately known by to his peers, is currently the Associate Creative Director of Digital and Social Media at Carol H. Williams Advertising (CHWA). Prior to leading the digital and social media executions for clients like General Motors at CHWA, Adu’s diverse career has impacted notable brands, organizations, and public figures.

Adu earned his BS in graphic design with a minor in marketing from Alabama A&M University. He later earned a MA in advertising with a concentration in art direction from Savannah College of Art & Design. Adu has made huge successful strides in the advertising industry and made a foothold in the art world by curating and exhibiting original art in ten solo art exhibitions. His projects include “African Amedia”, a performance piece that addresses the negative portrayal of African Americans in the media, and “Unsung Changemakers” a mix-media installation that celebrates the untold stories of African American heroes.

Adu continues to create stunning visuals and come up with brilliant ideas as a commercial designer. His work has impacted such brands as the Coca-Cola Company, NBA, Pizza Hut, PepsiCo, Dallas Cowboys, JCPenney, Spotify, AT&T, T-Mobile, Dannon, SXSW (South by Southwest), and several other Fortune 500 companies and organizations. Furthermore, Adu has been recognized for his stellar work and talent by local and national outlets such as BET, CNN, D Magazine, Dallas Weekly, Soul Train, Revolt TV, Blavity, CW 33, In Transit, Forty Magazine, Dallas Observer (30 Under 30 Honoree), Ebony, Rolling Out, The ADCOLOR Award Show and Conference (2015 Rising Star Award), San Francisco Egotist (32 Under 32 Top Advertising Professionals), American Advertising Federation Awards and Huffington Post. 

Adu is an active member of the American Advertising Federation, AIGA, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Currently he serves as an Advisory board member for The Marcus Graham Project, Director of Social Media for the ADCOLOR Conference and Awards, Director of Diversity for AAF AD2 San Francisco and Board member for The San Francisco Museum of the African Diaspora Vanguard. Furthermore, as an avid supporter of education, Adu continuously lends his time and knowledge to mentorship.  He has taught many classes, including:  graphic design, corporate identity, layout and design as well as advertising campaign management, while serving as the curriculum advisor for the Graphic Design Department at the Art Institute of Dallas. Outside the classroom, Adu created “Juice Box Sessions” for The Marcus Graham Project which consisted of multiple sessions on ways to improves your creative skills and position yourself as a creative leader in the advertising industry.

 Adu is a creative chameleon with an ability to navigate between art and brand communications with confidence, conviction and brilliance. A visual artist, videographer, director, teacher, social media maven and mentor, Adu is a 21st century renaissance man. He credits his career versatility to hard work and a calling to change the world. “Through my artistry, I aspire to challenge myself to think outside the box and I hope to inspire everyone around the world to push the boundaries of their creativity,” Adu said.

Dec 5, 2016

Ken is an author, speaker and a veteran product engineer. He has over 30 years of experience developing consumer-driven products on cutting-edge platforms. He shares his enthusiasm for technology as an active blogger and frequent speaker at conferences such as SXSW Interactive, O’Reilly OSCON, Big Design, and WebVisions. 

Ken is an introvert and historically has been the classic shy type. However, he realized his shyness did not support his personal and professional advancement. Knowing this, he began venturing into various side projects or “side hustles” which have turned into a great source of learning as well as new exciting entrepreneurial ventures. 

His side hustles have led him to publishing his first book, Responsive Web Design Toolkit: Hammering Websites Into Shape, which was published by Focal Press August 2015. Side hustling has also led him to becoming a highly sought after speaker and bonafide expert in his field. 

What you will learn: 

  • How side hustles can lead to BIG opportunities
  • Why side hustles make you more valuable to your job or business
  • Creative benefits of side hustling 
  • Why you don’t need to quit your job to start a business 
  • The #1 reason you should start a side hustle now
  • How to leverage introversion to your advantage
  • Public speaking tips for introverts 

Learn more about Ken:

Contact Ken:

Ken’s Book: Responsive Web Design Toolkit: Hammering Websites Into Shape

Ken’s Side Hustles: