Navigating the Path to Success With Jv Libunao - Speak in Flow

Welcome back to the Melinda Lee Speak in Flow Podcast! In today’s episode, we embark on a journey of self-discovery and strategic planning, exploring the essential elements for achieving success in both personal and professional spheres.

1. Identifying Core Values**: Join us as we delve into the process of identifying your core values and gaining clarity on what truly matters to you. Discover how aligning your actions with your values can lead to greater fulfillment and success.

2. Engaging Stakeholders on a Shared Vision**: Learn valuable techniques for rallying support and inspiring collaboration among stakeholders. Explore the power of a shared vision in driving progress and achieving common goals.

3. Overcoming Resistance to Change**: Uncover strategies for navigating resistance to change and overcoming obstacles along the path to growth and innovation. Gain insights into fostering a culture of adaptability and resilience within your organization.

4. Sustaining Momentum and Overcoming Obstacles**: Dive deep into the art of sustaining momentum and staying resilient in the face of challenges. Explore practical approaches for maintaining focus, motivation, and productivity when obstacles arise.

Special Guest: Jv Libunao

We are thrilled to welcome Jv Libunao, a visionary entrepreneur and relationship builder, to the podcast. Jv is the founder of OneVector Design Co., where he pioneers innovative solutions in digital marketing, design, and client retention.

Jv is passionate about building meaningful relationships and providing exceptional value to his clients. With a background in industrial design and a keen eye for creative solutions, he founded OneVector Design Co. in 2017 to address the evolving needs of businesses in the digital age.

Jv’s expertise in designing user interfaces and crafting compelling user experiences has helped numerous clients achieve their marketing and business objectives. Through his dedication to building trust and fostering long-term partnerships, Jv continues to make a profound impact in the world of digital marketing and design.

**Connect with Jv Libunao:**

– Website: [www.onevector.net](www.onevector.net)

– Facebook & Instagram: @onevectordesignco

– LinkedIn: [Jv Libunao](https://www.linkedin.com/in/jv-libunao/)

Join us as we explore the dynamics of success, resilience, and the power of relationships with our esteemed guest, Jv Libunao. Get ready to be inspired and empowered to chart your course towards success in both business and life!

Thank you for tuning in to the Melinda Lee Speak in Flow Podcast, where every conversation ignites new possibilities and unlocks the keys to success!

Bio: Jv Libunao

Jv is all about building relationships. Here at OneVector Design Co, we take care of our clients and build relationships that repeat and offer a partnership founded on trust and success. JV has an international degree in industrial design. He founded OneVector Design Co. in 2017 because he saw a need for clients to have a one stop shop in digital marketing, design and client retention, provided by a reliable partner. He wanted to interface with customers and build relationships in a digital world that is ever evolving. Jv has expertise in designing complex user interfaces and user flows. He combines this talent with his advertising and creative industrial product background to produce the websites and flows that will generate new business and retain existing clientele.

2. Profile pic: see attached

3. www.onevector.net

4. FB & IG: @onevectordesignco LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jv-libunao/

5. I currently run three organizations: 1) My design business which provides web development and digital marketing, and recently enterprise resource planning integration 2) Adobers.Net which I founded during the pandemic in an effort to bring more awareness to minority-owned businesses 3) I am the current president of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Tri-County which is one of the most diverse and welcoming business groups in three counties in Southern California. Also a dog dad to a 4-year old corgi. 🙂

About Melinda:

Melinda Lee is a Presentation Skills Expert, Speaking Coach and nationally renowned Motivational Speaker. She holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology, is an Insights Practitioner, and is a Certified Professional in Talent Development as well as Certified in Conflict Resolution. For over a decade, Melinda has researched and studied the state of “flow” and used it as a proven technique to help corporate leaders and business owners amplify their voices, access flow, and present their mission in a more powerful way to achieve results.

She has been the TEDx Berkeley Speaker Coach and worked with hundreds of executives and teams from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Caltrans, Bay Area Rapid Transit System, and more. Currently, she lives in San Francisco, California, and is breaking the ancestral lineage of silence.

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Transcript
Melinda Lee:

Welcome, dear listeners to the speaking flow

Melinda Lee:

podcast where we dive into the art of effective communication

Melinda Lee:

to unleash your leadership voice. I have a wonderful leader

Melinda Lee:

today community leaders name is Jv Libunao. I got that right.

Melinda Lee:

We're Jv Libunao, Jv Libunao Now, Jv Libunao Now, he's the

Melinda Lee:

founder of one vector design company. He's also a community

Melinda Lee:

leader, like I mentioned, who provides amazing, wonderful

Melinda Lee:

resources to the Filipino community. Primarily, he is in

Melinda Lee:

the Southern California, but he's also nationwide does it

Melinda Lee:

offer? Yeah, resources for the nationwide Filipino community.

Melinda Lee:

He's also the President of the Chamber of Commerce, who a lot

Melinda Lee:

of people don't know. It's also open not just to Filipinos, but

Melinda Lee:

then to the broader community as well. Allies. So welcome, Jv

Melinda Lee:

Glad you're here.

Jv Libunao:

Thank you. Thanks. Thanks for the invite. Yeah,

Melinda Lee:

so can you tell the audience more about what you do

Melinda Lee:

and what makes you so passionate about it? Sure.

Jv Libunao:

So I wear multiple hats. Why? Because one is never

Jv Libunao:

enough. Like, we all want to do a lot of things, you all want to

Jv Libunao:

achieve a lot of things, especially if you're a leader,

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like you come up with a lot of ideas, and you just want to do

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it, and it starts within you. So first of all, like what Melinda

Jv Libunao:

said, I found it on record design company, which is a web

Jv Libunao:

development and software integration company since 2017.

Jv Libunao:

And a little background about the name, J. V stands for one

Jv Libunao:

Juan vector. And then I did a little play with some words and

Jv Libunao:

some good luck. So then, I came up with the Juan vector brand

Jv Libunao:

and been using it even though like even back in my freelance

Jv Libunao:

days, like decades ago. And yeah, and during the pandemic, I

Jv Libunao:

founded another company, which liquid within the said, provides

Jv Libunao:

resources to the Filipino American community, primarily in

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Southern California, but available in all most parts of

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the US where there's like a Filipino community or big

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population of Filipinos. And it's a digital platform wherein

Jv Libunao:

you could find food, products, services, events, and we also

Jv Libunao:

organise our own events. It is called Adobe Stock net. So if

Jv Libunao:

you're familiar with the food, Filipino adobo, derive the name

Jv Libunao:

from that. So Adobe doesn't love Adobo love it. And fun fact, fun

Jv Libunao:

fact, though, Adobe versus actually short for something. So

Jv Libunao:

initially, it was called a double marketplace. But it was

Jv Libunao:

too long. It's a mouthful to share the web address with

Jv Libunao:

people and even just the brand. So since adult versus about

Jv Libunao:

community members, or business owners and supporters, I took

Jv Libunao:

the first four letters of Adobo and the last three letters of

Jv Libunao:

the supporters, community members and business owners came

Jv Libunao:

up with a dopers, God, and now it sounds like an app, and it's

Jv Libunao:

gonna be an app in pretty soon we're working on that. Lastly,

Jv Libunao:

cast of my contributions to the Filipino community, I was

Jv Libunao:

elected to be the president of the Philippine American Chamber

Jv Libunao:

of Commerce, Tri County. Now, it covers three counties. And it's,

Jv Libunao:

like, like I said, we often get asked if you have to be a

Jv Libunao:

Filipino to be part of it? The answer is no. We are one of the

Jv Libunao:

most diverse business organisations in three counties

Jv Libunao:

in my area. That's what I do.

Melinda Lee:

Wow, you are wearing multiple hats, multiple

Melinda Lee:

hats, and I, I like to drill down on one and it probably is

Melinda Lee:

interconnected. But let's go down to the design company as a

Melinda Lee:

web design company. And so you work with a lot of entrepreneurs

Melinda Lee:

to design their website. And so I'm curious. Today, we want to

Melinda Lee:

focus on vision. To have to be a leader, we need to we have a

Melinda Lee:

vision, and create a vision and be able to execute on that

Melinda Lee:

vision. And so you work with entrepreneurs on the website.

Melinda Lee:

And and I'm sure that creating the vision for the website can

Melinda Lee:

be daunting and challenging. So how does communication play a

Melinda Lee:

factor in the website divine design process?

Jv Libunao:

Yeah, communication is a very vital part of, first

Jv Libunao:

of all, getting their vision and for me to be able to translate

Jv Libunao:

their vision into a visual. Yeah, yeah. Because especially

Jv Libunao:

before I'm able to learn what their vision is, I have to

Jv Libunao:

listen and that's the very first step in testing and aiming. I

Jv Libunao:

have strategies I have solutions I have my 20 year experience.

Jv Libunao:

But I cannot apply any of the solutions until I hear what the

Jv Libunao:

pain points are, what the challenges are, and of course,

Jv Libunao:

what their goals are. And especially if it's for a

Jv Libunao:

specific project, or it's for like a bigger scope. Right,

Jv Libunao:

right. So, in other words, I always look at it this way, you

Jv Libunao:

can expect something with a hammer when what you need is a

Jv Libunao:

drill. So there's always customizations, when it comes to

Jv Libunao:

even just recommending a solution.

Melinda Lee:

Right? So to recommend the best solution, you

Melinda Lee:

need to listen, and really understand what is the manager

Melinda Lee:

or the leader, the entrepreneur doesn't know how to tell their

Melinda Lee:

vision, like any recommendations to how do you help them clarify

Melinda Lee:

their?

Jv Libunao:

And oftentimes, this is the case, and I've dealt with

Jv Libunao:

multiple clients, decision makers, executives, yeah, who

Jv Libunao:

are like very opinionated, but they don't really know what they

Jv Libunao:

want. And that's when they start asking questions. Right. You

Jv Libunao:

know, it's a multi step, question and answer, and it

Jv Libunao:

begins with what and why it goes from there depends on how the

Jv Libunao:

conversation goes.

Melinda Lee:

Right? Because they might think that they know, a

Jv Libunao:

lot of time. Yeah, I mean, I would, I would say that

Jv Libunao:

sometimes I could be like that all circus, also a decision

Jv Libunao:

maker and have solution ideas. But I don't know how to get

Jv Libunao:

there. But you know, I mean, we're all guilty of that

Jv Libunao:

sometimes. Oh,

Melinda Lee:

totally. So I'm sure that's where you help them

Melinda Lee:

when you when they say no. And then you say, Well, what is the

Melinda Lee:

reason for this? Why, when they're talking? Are there more

Melinda Lee:

questions that you ask them to help dig deeper to make it more

Melinda Lee:

clear?

Jv Libunao:

Yeah. Yeah. I mean, sometimes the better questions

Jv Libunao:

come out out of the conversation. Right. Right.

Jv Libunao:

Yeah. And I mean, even though like I have a follow, like a

Jv Libunao:

list of questions that I normally ask, these ideas come

Jv Libunao:

out, as we exchange ideas,

Melinda Lee:

right? Do you usually get examples from other

Melinda Lee:

websites? Or other? Yes,

Jv Libunao:

yeah. Especially if the client is auditory. And

Jv Libunao:

that's all visual. So I mean, if they're visual and needs to see

Jv Libunao:

something, yeah. And I always pull up different samples, like

Jv Libunao:

either from my password or other websites that exist or even a

Jv Libunao:

competition.

Melinda Lee:

Right. Yeah. Right. So so how do you help them if

Melinda Lee:

there's different people with different visions? You mentioned

Melinda Lee:

you were?

Jv Libunao:

Yeah. So it's very important to figure out the need

Jv Libunao:

to have in the nice to haves, right, and then we go from

Jv Libunao:

there. Obviously, the need to have needs to be prioritised.

Jv Libunao:

And the ones that are nice to be there could be somewhere in the

Jv Libunao:

future could do a little bit of compromise. Do people? Yeah,

Jv Libunao:

because at the end of the day, it is still the client?

Melinda Lee:

Yeah. Do they generally agree together? Or is

Melinda Lee:

there? What if they don't agree,

Jv Libunao:

oftentimes, they agree on something, and that's

Jv Libunao:

everyone compromises when one or one solution or one approach?

Melinda Lee:

Okay, got it? Is it usually one person that makes a

Melinda Lee:

decision? Or do you work with or sometimes you work with couple

Melinda Lee:

decision makers?

Jv Libunao:

There are times when there's like a couple of

Jv Libunao:

decision makers, or even, excuse me, excuse me, an even work on

Jv Libunao:

certain projects were in, like, multi level decision makers,

Jv Libunao:

like, there's the project manager, just the project

Jv Libunao:

director, there's the assistant of the executive, and there's

Jv Libunao:

the executive. So I'll tell you one story. For one flyer design

Jv Libunao:

that I did in the past, it took me 27 rounds of revisions, which

Jv Libunao:

is double

Melinda Lee:

believable, and it's

Jv Libunao:

because yeah, because every person in the in

Jv Libunao:

the in the chain, has to have a say. Yeah, it happens,

Melinda Lee:

either. Did they decide in the beginning that,

Melinda Lee:

hey, we're gonna have 27 people looking at this?

Jv Libunao:

Well, there's only four people but 27 revisions

Jv Libunao:

because 27 revisions from your business from more people,

Jv Libunao:

because before the before the first level, submits this graph

Jv Libunao:

to the next one. They wanted to get revised first. And that's

Jv Libunao:

how it became revisions.

Melinda Lee:

How are ya? So I was gonna ask that. I mean, have

Melinda Lee:

you started to develop a website based on their vision? And I'm

Melinda Lee:

sure this happens, it doesn't come across or it doesn't. It's

Melinda Lee:

not what they

Jv Libunao:

want to. Yeah,

Melinda Lee:

I mean, how, what is the reason for that? You

Melinda Lee:

think in the beginning, if there were there, what are the ways

Melinda Lee:

that you can first minimise that chance? And then yeah, what do

Melinda Lee:

you think? Are those reasons for that happening?

Jv Libunao:

Yeah, oftentimes, it's because one reason could

Jv Libunao:

be, there's too many people in the kitchen. There's too many

Jv Libunao:

chefs in the kitchen. And more oftentimes, the more normal

Jv Libunao:

reason would be the decision maker doesn't know what they

Jv Libunao:

want. Yeah.

Melinda Lee:

And the beginning, right, the vision in the

Melinda Lee:

beginning. So how do you know when it's like, We're clear

Melinda Lee:

yourself to protect yourself, right? Because, yeah, how do you

Melinda Lee:

decide that for yourself?

Jv Libunao:

Well, it's always starts with a lot of questions.

Jv Libunao:

I mean, I always strive to meet with decision makers in person,

Jv Libunao:

if not on a phone call, and I don't like send an email with a

Jv Libunao:

document for them to answer, I always try to get to talk to

Jv Libunao:

them, regardless of virtual or in person. And I would strive to

Jv Libunao:

be there in person because I can get a sense of their energy. And

Jv Libunao:

if they're answering the questions properly, I could

Jv Libunao:

gauge them. The battle lines, I could gauge the body language,

Jv Libunao:

if they're, if they're concrete, whether they're saying or not.

Jv Libunao:

Right, yeah. So it's important for me to like, be there. I even

Jv Libunao:

drove for 60 miles one way to close a contract. Wow. And it's,

Jv Libunao:

I'm sharing that because I knew that there's going to be some

Jv Libunao:

challenges when it comes to like, securing the final say, of

Jv Libunao:

the decision maker, so I drove just to set that meeting and

Jv Libunao:

close the contract. And then, yeah, two and a half years

Jv Libunao:

later, we're still working together.

Melinda Lee:

Yeah, I mean, it's so important. So it's good.

Melinda Lee:

Kudos for you to know, like, when is it that I go dry?

Melinda Lee:

Because, you know, like, the type of conversation, the type

Melinda Lee:

of obstacles. Okay, so you can foresee it, this is important

Melinda Lee:

for me to actually go the person. Right. Yeah. And then

Melinda Lee:

that will also help you set up like when the project goes, and

Melinda Lee:

there's like, going to be obstacles. At least you guys

Melinda Lee:

have a connection.

Jv Libunao:

Yeah, yeah, exactly. And human connections still is

Jv Libunao:

very important. Because, I mean, I run my business based on

Jv Libunao:

relationships. Yeah, I do marketing. I provide digital

Jv Libunao:

marketing services. But I still, I still get a lot of my business

Jv Libunao:

through relationships.

Melinda Lee:

Yeah. I mean, that's why I mean, and that goes

Melinda Lee:

huge. Right? That's a what your trust that the community, the

Melinda Lee:

people the relationships that you have, I think that goes so

Melinda Lee:

far, when projects don't go well, when, like you said, you

Melinda Lee:

run into obstacles, right? Sure. You're supporting the client,

Melinda Lee:

but then the also an entrepreneur, you guys need to

Melinda Lee:

have like a bond, right? And otherwise, yeah, I think it

Melinda Lee:

could be like a lot of finger pointing. And,

Jv Libunao:

and that's what one of the things that I tried to

Jv Libunao:

avoid finger pointing. Yeah, because it just doesn't delete a

Jv Libunao:

project, but it destroys the trust. Right?

Melinda Lee:

So what happens? Have you had a situation? I'm

Melinda Lee:

sure you don't have many, but have you had a situation where

Melinda Lee:

the client was not happy at all, and say, what do you do? Well,

Jv Libunao:

there are certain clients, I, I expressed that

Jv Libunao:

every now and then, I mean, sometimes these ideas just don't

Jv Libunao:

align together. They want something after realising that

Jv Libunao:

it is what they want. unfortunate that I don't have to

Jv Libunao:

deal with a lot of them. Right. But I came to a point in the

Jv Libunao:

past where I had to fire the client. It's just unhealthy, not

Jv Libunao:

just mentally for but also the project and budget wise, it's

Jv Libunao:

unhealthy. So I had to make that difficult decision of firing the

Jv Libunao:

client. Right.

Melinda Lee:

It's like this misalignment. Yeah. So knowing

Melinda Lee:

when to to just, yeah, call it quits. Yeah. The boat. That's

Melinda Lee:

awesome. I remember when I did my website there. It was, I

Melinda Lee:

mean, sometimes the the client or the person thinks that they

Melinda Lee:

know and then when you go down there, the fear starts coming

Melinda Lee:

up, especially for entrepreneurs. I was an early

Melinda Lee:

entrepreneur. This is my first website. There's so much emotion

Melinda Lee:

involved, like trying to execute what I wanted. Yeah, we got it

Melinda Lee:

done. She was really good. But I think a part of what she did

Melinda Lee:

really well was again, like you said, building the trust. She

Melinda Lee:

was really good at seeing what almost like, you know what I

Melinda Lee:

liked what I did, and, and then things that I wasn't sure about.

Melinda Lee:

She guided me through it. So yeah,

Jv Libunao:

this one thing that I want to share. So I hop on the

Jv Libunao:

BI monthly call with a business coach. One of the things that he

Jv Libunao:

always mentioned to me is I have to build a trust, especially,

Jv Libunao:

especially because my service is intangible. Is that something

Jv Libunao:

that people can hold on to? So in other words, the services I

Jv Libunao:

provide is also a personal service they buy based on trust.

Melinda Lee:

Right, right. Exactly. You and so what do you

Melinda Lee:

say are the key communication factors for successful? What

Melinda Lee:

would you say would be the secret ingredient for successful

Melinda Lee:

project execution for website?

Jv Libunao:

Um, if there's one, I would say, is to listen.

Jv Libunao:

That's a very important part of it. I mean, I could come up with

Jv Libunao:

you

Melinda Lee:

mean, like, what does listening mean to you? Does

Melinda Lee:

it mean means

Jv Libunao:

discovering their pain points, the challenges and

Jv Libunao:

where they want to go where you want to be? After the result of

Jv Libunao:

a project?

Melinda Lee:

Yeah, asking the right questions to under those

Melinda Lee:

Right. Right. Yep. Yeah, I think that's hard to sometimes because

Melinda Lee:

we want to say what we want to say, right? Yeah.

Jv Libunao:

Yeah. And sometimes it takes another person, let's

Jv Libunao:

say, in my case, it's me that host that the person is to ask

Jv Libunao:

the question, and we form something together. Wow. Yeah.

Melinda Lee:

And you're doing all of this. You're doing this

Melinda Lee:

one vector? Company, the leader of Filipino resources? Yeah.

Melinda Lee:

Yeah. What do you how do

Jv Libunao:

you? Well, um, I don't do it alone. That's the

Jv Libunao:

secret. That's what I would say to see here. Yeah, yeah. So fun

Jv Libunao:

fact about that dopers platform. I am business partner with a

Jv Libunao:

former competition. Wow. Oh, no. It's the best loyalty I've ever

Jv Libunao:

experienced in my whole life. That's awesome. Yeah.

Melinda Lee:

That goes to show that you walk the walk when it

Melinda Lee:

comes to building relationships and people around you. Yeah. And

Melinda Lee:

that's, you try. Yeah, it sounds like it. I mean, you're the

Melinda Lee:

leader of these resources in these communities. That's great.

Melinda Lee:

That's great. And what makes you excited about having part of

Melinda Lee:

this community?

Jv Libunao:

Well, what makes me excited the most is I'm able to

Jv Libunao:

use the skills that I've developed throughout the two

Jv Libunao:

decades of experience, and be able to bring back to the

Jv Libunao:

community to it.

Melinda Lee:

They're, they're taking benefit from it.

Jv Libunao:

Yeah. I mean, it used to be for myself. But I

Jv Libunao:

think as you mature, and as a business owner, right, you look

Jv Libunao:

at others, too, and what you do, what you what's, uh, whatever.

Jv Libunao:

So by services you provide becomes not just a service, but

Jv Libunao:

also community service.

Melinda Lee:

And what is what is the skills that you feel that

Melinda Lee:

you bring that you're good at bringing forth?

Jv Libunao:

I provide guidance in digital marketing, and

Jv Libunao:

anything that's geek, Geek stop, like. Yeah, sometimes I even

Jv Libunao:

find myself geeking out in a conversation.

Melinda Lee:

But I think that's what I like about you is that

Melinda Lee:

you're you're very approachable. And it sounds like you're able

Melinda Lee:

to, yeah, relate these complex, geeky talk to anybody. And so

Melinda Lee:

people are not, you know, intimidated by you. They get

Melinda Lee:

people to talk to you, and you build trust that way. And then

Melinda Lee:

you bring all the geekiness in. Yeah.

Jv Libunao:

So just find myself like talking to technical stuff.

Jv Libunao:

And yeah, better process like,

Melinda Lee:

you can tell you, you're able to spot that where

Melinda Lee:

some people will be able to spot that. So that's great. That's

Melinda Lee:

great. Well, how would people get a hold of you, they need to

Melinda Lee:

connect with you or want to connect to get a website or join

Melinda Lee:

your communities. What's

Jv Libunao:

the best? So the best way is to visit our website

Jv Libunao:

one vector.net That is o n e, v e c t o r.net. And if you are a

Jv Libunao:

business owner who wants to market in the Filipino

Jv Libunao:

community, regardless of being Filipino or not, visit

Jv Libunao:

adobe.net.

Melinda Lee:

Yes, join this join the resources, get the resources

Melinda Lee:

or connect with JV. I learned a lot today about how to help that

Melinda Lee:

vision. Communication when it's even when it's tough, right, how

Melinda Lee:

to have build that trust with people and the importance of

Melinda Lee:

that and asking the right questions and listening. Yeah.

Melinda Lee:

Thank you so much, JV. I really appreciate it and hope you all

Melinda Lee:

enjoyed this conversation with Jv and I, we had a great time

Melinda Lee:

and I look forward to seeing you the next episode and all the

Melinda Lee:

links will be shared in the episode show notes until I see

Melinda Lee:

you again. Take care thanks JV.

Jv Libunao:

Thank you