Francis Kong

  • The most sought-after inspirational speaker, trained and licensed to conduct the John Maxwell leadership programs and the Ziglar sales and presentation programs
  • Has 14 titles under his belt including One Day at a TimeThe Early Bird Catches the Worm, and Being the Best  You Can Ever Be
  • President of Success Options Publishing Company and Fun Works, Inc., the country’s sole provider of Mad Science, the number one science edu-tainment program in the world and also a founding member and director of Inspire Leadership Consultancy


Francis KongWhen Francis speaks, people don’t just listen and laugh at all the right places. When Francis speaks, people learn. Their passion for work gets renewed. And whether they are their company’s frontliners wanting to strengthen their customer service skills, or sales officers set of closing more deals, or managers seeking to lead their team more effectively, they develop a newfound inspiration to work with greater excellence.

The Speaker
From trailblazing in manufacturing and retail, Francis J. Kong (or FJK) has become the Philippines’ top inspirational speaker. He conducts more than 300 trainings and seminars a year, and is featured in major conventions and conferences in the country and abroad. He is trained and licensed by Maximum Impact in Atlanta, Georgia to conduct the John Maxwell leadership programs, and by the Ziglar Corporation in London for the Ziglar sales and presentation programs.

The Writer
Outside the convention hall, FJK inspires excellence when he writes. To date, he has 14 titles under his belt. His book One Day at a Time has received a most favorable review by ChannelNewsAsia of Singapore, and The Early Bird Catches the Worm has been translated into the Korean language. His latest work, Being the Best  You Can Ever Be, is set to receive a similar reception.

FJK also shares expert advice on business, entrepreneurship, finance, family, and living in regular columns in different publications. Business Matters, his weekend business column in The Philippine Star, was hailed by the Catholic Mass Media Awards as Best Business Column for 2010.

The Broadcaster
FJK runs the 17-year-old Business Matters radio program as well, which has received a special citation by the Catholic Mass Media Awards in 2007. He also frequents Shop Talk, Umagang Kay Ganda, and other top-rating programs in both free TV and cable channels as a business authority and resource person.

The Entrepreneur
FJK’s other hats include being President of Success Options Publishing Company and Fun Works, Inc., the country’s sole provider of Mad Science, the number one science edu-tainment program in the world. He is also a founding member and director of Inspired Leadership Consultancy.

The Achiever
FJK’s accolades include the Anvil Award of Excellence for the staging of the Dr. John Maxwell Leadership Seminar series, the 2006 Gold Quill Philippines Award of merit for Public Speech category, sponsored by the International Association of Business Communicators, and the 2008 Dr. Jose Rizal Award for Excellence in the field of Journalism.

Whether as speaker, writer, broadcaster, entrepreneur, husband to Lilia (whom he fondly calls The Ilocana), and father to their three adult children, Francis exemplifies excellence. And that is how he INSPIRES EXCELLENCE.


  • Fire Up!
    Get your team fired up for work, not fired from it, this 2011! Inspire, challenge, encourage, and direct your team to excellence and success
  • Level-Up Leadership
    Go to the next level of leadership! Inspire, influence, and impact the people you work with and the organization you work for
  • Making Business R-E-M-A-R-K-A-B-L-E
    Innovate and give your business the customer-centric mark. And watch it grow from successful to remarkable
  • Dealing With Difficult Times
    Defy tough times through a deliberately positive approach to different aspects of work and personal life
  • Life’s Winning Points
    The well-balanced approach to family, life, and career
  • Living the Great Life
    The key is to look at life with a changed mindset
  • Living the Inspired Life
    Discovering the joy of living as interconnected with giving
  • Winning Attitudes for Success
    Empowering the sales force
  • Winning Dimensions for Success
    How the vocabulary you use impacts the way you live
  • Entrepreneurship
    Developing an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Balancing Work Life or Trade Of
    The difference of making a living and living a life
  • Maximizing Productivity
    How to go from “good” to “great” by utilizing one’s current resources
  • Leading Change
    Understanding innovation and becoming the main driver of innovation in the company


One comes away from his talks uplifted and enriched by the insights and gems of wisdom he shares, always with engaging humor, with his listeners. — Robert Kuan, Chairman of the Board, St. Luke’s Medical Center

His contributions in human development are indeed beyond compare. — Mark Go, President of People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP)

In an age of cynicism spawned by a lack of credible role models and true servant leaders, Francis Kong simply stands out. — Alejandro Castillo, former President of Del Monte Philippines

Book Francis Kong for training or speaking engagement in your organization.