Faculty Feature: Brian Quebengco
Paeane Ciocon interviews entrepreneurship professor Brian Quebengco on how he started and on what he can impart to Enderun students.
A fresh face in the Enderun campus, Mr. Brian Quebengco is more than just the Leadership professor that most students know him to be. A graduate from De La Salle – College of St. Benilde with a degree in AB-Human Resources Management, he is currently a Strengths Performance Coach and Founder of Eudo, Inc., which is a Strengths-based consulting firm located in Bonifacio Global City. He adds that he also teaches Strengths Psychology and Entrepreneurship at Enderun.
Mr. Quebengco considers getting into Enderun as a blessing that started with Stephanie Dionisio (one of Enderun’s Entrepreneurship professors) invited him to speak during an Entrepreneur event. From there, he was fortunate enough to meet the charming Dean Edgardo Rodriguez who asked if he wanted to teach under the Entrepreneur department. Positively challenging is how Sir Brian would describe his experience in teaching a course that can still be considered in its infancy stage.
Mr. Quebenco’s philosophy is simple: “To help people discover and develop their God given talents.” He believes that by doing this, he can honor Him. In Mr. Quebengco’s words, “I always believe that each person has a strength waiting to be tapped. Sadly, we can go on with our whole lives not even realizing this. This is an advocacy that I can spend the rest of my life doing for the corporate world, the academe, the less fortunate and the church. For those people who already know their strengths, I would love to engage them as well and help them elevate it to excellence.”
He encourages people to find out what their “why” in life is. He mentions that for him, knowing your purpose or reason for doing something is what passion means. “You will begin to act on your passion once you find yourself in that moment where serving and helping others becomes bigger than your own personal needs. Until you start focusing on finding this meaning in your life, you will forever focus on your own personal needs and problems. If you want to truly discover your passion and purpose in life, you have to stop making yourself the center of your life.