helping people maximize their travel experience
DANIEL KARLO A. DE LEON
Tourism Media Consultant
Travel and Cultural Photographer
Sustainable Tourism Advocate
Civil Status Married
Weight170 lbs (average.. Hehe)
Language Spoken English Filipino
Language Currently Studying: Hiligaynon
To further my personal desire to express myself creatively by being involved in projects that focuses on improving Philippine tourism and media, and where my skills and previous experience will provide further advancement for both the industry and myself.
Karlo de Leon is a Tourism Media consultant and Travel photographer who advocates responsible travel and sustainable tourism. Based in Manila, Philippines, He has built his reputation shooting on assignment for both local and international commercial markets – Aside from this, his works graces numerous lifestyle and travel publications and has done commercial lifestyle works here and abroad for either video or photography – Travel and Leisure, Balikbayan, Metro Home, and Manila Bulletin Travel to name a few.
He has appeared on several TV shows on the topic of media and tourism including The Probe Team (ABS-CBN), Central Luzon TV (CLTV), Tribe (of NET25), and The Good Life (Channel 23).
Karlo carries a business degree from the University of the Philippines and has a strong 9-year background in technical training and development. Karlo conducts basic and advanced photography workshops with different organizations, corporations, and the academe and also taught photography at the School of Design and Arts of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
He qualified for several art shows as a child and became a Cartoonist for the Cosmic News – the official publications of OB Montessori Center where he took his secondary education.
He has been exposed to community organizations that provided him with leadership skills since 1995 when he joined and became a member of the International Order of DeMolay – an international fraternity founded in 1919 based in the US. He served as Senior Steward in 1996 and Junior Deacon in 1997 until he left for college where he served the UP Corps of Cadets until he finished as Cadet 1st Lieutenant and Company Commander of the UP Special Forces Unit in Pampanga. He was also a member of UP Samahang Magaaral Na Nagkakaisa (SAMANA), Heritage Conservation Society, Youth Trip Philippines, and Framed Shots Camera Club.
Karlo is currently setting up a tourism e-commerce business focusing on tourism media. It is set to launch during the 4th quarter of 2013. He is also available to do consulting work for different organizations on customer service, tourism, training, administrative systems development, multimedia, and social media.
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
Karlo de Leon has extensive experience in Concept Development and Implementation, Multimedia Design and Implementation, Visual Arts Management and Visual Storytelling (Photography, Cinematography, Directing), Project Management, Client Relations Management, Customer Service, Research, Training Design and Implementation, and Performance-based Leadership.
He is excellent in Workshop and Classroom Facilitation, Performance Coaching, Presentation, Communication, and Storytelling.
University of the Philippines – Diliman(1998-2002)
Clarkfield, Pampanga (College)
Bachelor of Science in Business Management
National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT)
Certificate in Information Technology (2002)
OB. Montessori Center (1994-1998)
Business Development Consultant
CY Water Solutions, Jun – Sept 2012
Formulated business strategies and admin systems of the company
Northbound Magazine, Jul’11 – May 2012
Manages the over-all production of Northbound Travel Magazine
Acting Executive Director / CVB Development Manager
North Philippines Visitors Bureau, May ’11- Present
Manages the daily operations, projects, and programs of NPVB, sustains the financial viability of the organization, and ensures the organizational development of the NPVB network of 13 Convention and Visitors Bureau in North Luzon.
Multimedia Promotions Consultant, Travel Tales Inc., Sep 09 – Present
Conceptualizes and develops marketing strategies via multimedia for Travel Tales and its corporate clients. Travel tales is a tourism management and consultation company that promotes responsible travel, fair trade, and cultural tourism.
Instructor, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Sep 08 – Present
Facilitates basic and conceptual photography classes for college students under the Multimedia Arts Department of the School of Design and Arts.
Workshop Facilitator and Module Designer, Photoworks Academy, Dec 07 – Present
Develops and co-organizes projects designed to promote freedom of creative expression via advanced photography workshops; examples are The Travel Photographer, Low Light Photography, and Effective Composition.
Marketing Consultant for Multimedia and Concept Dev’t, Alquimista Trails Inc., Mar 07 – Sep 08
Develops new concept tours. Viajeng Cucinang Matua, the first regular public food tour of Pampanga and in North Luzon is an example. Creates and develops multimedia concepts as part of marketing strategies of Alquimista Trails. Alquimista Trails offers tours that provide insightful experiences on Philippine culture and heritage for individuals, educational institutions, and organizations.
Performance Consultant, May-K Inc., Apr 06 – Nov 07
Co-manages programs that allow individuals to attain and exceed planned targets for corporations involved in Medical, Financial, BPO, and Customer Service industries. May-K is a training company that allows businesses to create competitive advantage through maximizing human capital.
Technical Training Officer, eTelecare Global Solutions Inc., Dec 04 – Dec 05
Manages and leads a team of trainers and specialists in planning and implementing projects that increases productivity for some 2000+ employees across three sites for four departments of Dell Computers. Coordinates with clients to formulate and discuss strategies that would help new hires and regular employees in meeting and exceeding targets. Facilitates meetings for first tier, team leaders and managers to improve performance .
Technical Training Specialist, eTelecare Global Solutions Inc, Jun 04 – Dec 04
Coordinates with clients and other departments to implement training strategies that improve business processes. Spearheaded and managed the creation of a new training sub-team that will implement training processes for Belkin Technical Support. Lead person in creating an inventory process that effectively tracked usage of two computer systems laboratories.
Technical Trainer, eTelecare Global Solutions Inc, Jan 03 – Jun 04
Supervises teams of new technical support representatives in meeting and exceeding targets. Headed a team of technical trainers on improving existing training curriculum
Church So Blessed Bible School
Producer / Director (2010 – 2011)
Church So Blessed Promotional Videos
ChurchLife (Announcement Videos)
Producer / Director (Q4 2010)
LEAP Paparazzi Videos (OCCI)
Videographer (Q2 2006 – Q1 2008)
Lakbay Norte 1 (NPVB)
Videographer (Jan 2010)
CY Water Solutions for OxRyd Oxygenated Water
Director / Scriptwriter (ongoing project)
Creating a nationwide radio campaign for OxRyd water. Work includes creating
International Tourism Clients
Guam Visitors Bureau
Marianas Visitors Authority – CNMI
Okinawa Living Magazine – Japan
International Commercial Clients
Saipan Grand Hotel
Traid Bar – Saipan
Shirley’s Cafe – Saipan
Harbor View Restaurant
Kerastase – Loreal
Glaxo Smith Klein
Samsung – Microwarehouse
Rizal Commercial Banking Corportation
CY Water Solutions
Guererro Marketing Inc
Asia Pacific Partners Inc
Scan Livingston Graphics
Local Tourism Clients
South East Asian Airlines
Playa de Catalina Resort
Corporate International Travel
Travel Tales Inc
Young President’s Org
Department of Tourism – Island Garden City of Samal
Tagum City, Davao del Norte Tourism
City of Koronadal, South Cotabato Tourism
Heritage Conservation Society
Karlo de Leon Travel Calendar 2007 (self-published Calendar)
Heritage Conservation Society 2007 (Calendar)
Scan Livingston Graphics (Calendar)
Manila Bulletin Travel (Newspaper mag)
Metro Home (Magazine)
Side Trip (Magazine)
Asian Traveler (Magazine)
Travel and Leisure (Magazine)
What If God Comes (Book)
Art Director / Cover Designer
All Our Love CD Album
ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Church So Blessed – Timog
Youth Adviser (2008-2009)
Ministry Head – Multimedia Ministry (2009-2010)
Ministry Head – Film Production (2010 – 2011)
Organizational Change Consultants Inc
(Life) Coach for Leadership Excellence Achievement Program TEAM 30 (Q4 2006)
(Life) Coach for Leadership Excellence Achievement Program TEAM 34 (Q4 2007)
(Life) Coach for Leadership Excellence Achievement Program TEAM 35 (Q1 2008)
Volunteer Staff for Advanced Leadership Course (Q2 2006 – Q4 2007)
Volunteer Staff for Foundations of Leadership Excellence (Q3 2006 – Q4 2007)
Youth Trip Philippines
Member / Adviser (2007-2009)
Heritage Conservation Society
Contributing Photographer / Member (2005 – 2007)
Framed Shots Camera Club
UP Diliman Corps of Cadets
Cadet First Lieutenant Company Commander UPSF- Pampanga (1999 – 2000)
Cadet Second Lieutenant Company Commander UPSF – Pampanga (1998 – 1999)
International Order of DeMolay
– Ambrocio-Flores Chapter
Junior Deacon (1997 – 1998)
Senior Steward (1996 – 1997)
Member (1995 – 1995)
Cosmic News (OB Montessori Center)
CERTIFICATES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
Dell Certified Trainer by Dell Computer Corporation (Feb 2003)
Dell Certified Systems Expert by Dell Computer Corporation (June 2003)
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Development Dimensions Int’l (March 2004)
Foundations of Life Coaching by Organizational Change Consultants Inc
Guerilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson (Jun 2007)
Leadership Excellence Achievement Program by Organizational Change Consultants Inc (Q1 2006)
Advanced Leadership Course Seminar by ALC (Organizational Change Consultants Inc (Dec 2005)
Foundations of Leadership Excellence by FLEX (Organizational Change Consultants Inc (Dec 2005)
High Impact Marketing by Porter and Miles (Nov 2005)
Creativity Seminar by Organizational Change Consultants Inc (Nov 2005)
The Road to Success by John Maxwell (July 2005)
Leadership Development Program by eTelecare Global Solutions (Jan 2005)
Basic Leadership Seminar by Philippine Seminars Inc (Jan 2005)
Interaction Management by Development Dimensions Int’l (Nov 2003)
Corporate Foundation Skills by eTelecare Global Solutions (July 2003)