Inspiring Solutions is a professional marketing communications and management consultancy company that culls from more than eleven years of experience, as a subsidiary of the homegrown, highly acclaimed and world-renowned Mandala Spa and Resort Villas brand, the only Destination Spa on Boracay Island and considered a pioneer in the tourism, service and wellness industries.
With a mission to build strong brands and deliver optimum results for our clients’ success, we provide a synergistic approach to understanding your brand with crystal clarity, and creating and developing inspired solutions to each client’s unique needs.
With over 30 years collective experience in marketing communications, our Inspiring Solutions team are seasoned professionals highly regarded for their integrity, out-of-the-box creativity, management skills, and sound judgment from a sense of serenity, ultimately creating order to the frenetic energy of today’s multi-faceted world of communications.
By combing our specialized competencies, you can expect exponential and timely solutions and results that are customized to meet the demands of your business.
“I am a part of all that I have met.”
Core competencies: Efficiency strategist, sales and marketing planner and visionary.
Owner, CEO and Managing Director for Mandala Spa and Resort Villas, holding two bachelor of arts in International Events and Tourism Management from IMI Switzerland and the University of Manchester.
Currently, the youngest chamber of commerce president in the Philippines.
With Inspiring Solutions, he shares his insightful and innate “killer” instincts, experience and expertise, sharp and analytical, unconventional and original creative juices to dare you to be different, and innovative trade secrets with our distinguished selection of clients.
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu
Core competencies: Operations strategist, business development and organic farming.
Corporate Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors for Mandala Spa and Resort Villas, he has been involved with Mandala in various roles over the years. He is a former Executive Director of the Boracay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and headed the ‘Boracay Lives’ project that initiated the island’s solid waste management program in 2005. An avid organic farming specialist, he facilitates the company’s organizational and human resource development programs when not tending to Mandala’s urban farming and tree planting initiatives.
With Inspiring Solutions, he drives the organization towards its optimum performance to deliver efficient, excellent and timely service, when you need it.
“If you pursue reputation, profits follow.”
Mike has built quality products for six years in the fields of graphic design, website design, IT, and Internet marketing. Building upon on his brand: Ok Great, he constantly innovates his services to produce unique, personalised and creative results, keeping abreast with and ahead of current trends in marketing and design across the virtual sphere. His vast design experience combined with his entrepreneurial expertise results in compelling visual interpretations across various platforms, from the conventional to the cutting-edge graphic layouts and digital products.
- Front-end design focusing on typography, website design, e-commerce (building online stores for small and medium enterprises)
- Payment gateway development (building and developing payment gateways and solutions for your customers)
- IT consultancy (offering security audit, testing, and coaching for best practices in protecting your business online)
- Internet marketing (maximizing your website as a source of information, point of contact and point of sale tool)
Marketing Maven / Literary Alchemist
“Writing is half inspiration, half inhalation.” ~ Miguel Piñero
Core competencies: Lifestyle communications and brand marketing specialist who translates identity into poetry, that generates top-of-mind recall and trust.
Brand Marketing & PR Consulting Director for Mandala Spa and Resort Villas, Freida Dario-Santiago is a veteran travel and lifestyle journalist for both local and international publications, seasoned writer, newspaper and book editor and author, marketing specialist and publicist with over 20 years in the publishing & communications business. Highly regarded for her craft, she has built a reputation as a credible writer with gravitas and an intrinsic talent for the written word.
For her, writing is synonymous with breathing. With every breath, she writes with profound inspiration and a conviction, resulting in captivating prose and copy that speaks volumes in every single word, grabbing her readers’ attention, sensibilities and emotions with spot-on precision, veracity and utmost sincerity.
Freida left a successful career as managing editor at ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc.’s Metro Magazine and moved to Boracay in 2004 to immerse in this tropical subculture that allows her to live her passion as a free-spirited lifestyle weaver, who’s mission is to spread the good word on what is true, authentic, noble, and worthy of recognition.