The 20th Century was about dozens of markets and millions of consumers; everything was mass produced, cookie cutter and it was all about quantity. The 21st Century is about millions of markets while only dozens of consumers. It’s a dog eat dog world out there and to stand out of the crowd you have to be different and cater to your client’s specific needs. In a world where everything is at the consumers disposal there is no more room for reduplication, we are going into an era of personalization from clothing, to services, to even paint and doggie treats. This world is full of competitive products and services and to be leading-edge we must be unique through innovation.

Word of mouth marketing (WOMM) was pre-social media, pre-emails and pre-computers. WOMM is still very much utilized not by purpose but by every day conversations based on trust and relationships. Today, it’s not only word of mouth but it’s word of click. Imagine back in the day when you dialed 6 of your closest friends on the rotary phone (and it was always the last number you screwed up on) to complain about the horrible service you received. Welcome to the social media revolution where ‘WORD OF CLICK’ is where it’s at. People have it so much easier now by just one status update or tweet that is sent to hundreds, if not thousands or even millions of people, letting everyone know about the poor service they got at said restaurant or store. Not to mention the power of a blogs these days.

Competition is high, distinction and service is at its finest but credibility is gold. It’s very easy for people to say they have, and can, but it’s another when people can truly vouch for you. A well written and truthful resume along with a kick ass on-line blueprint is extremely important; however, testimonials and references add that much more value to your validity. Nothing beats testimonials from businesses and people that are satisfied with the service or product that you have provided them or for how you have inspired others. Do your due diligence on people and companies before you work with them and always, always sign a contract. I am honored to present to you the value that I have added to those personally and in business. Enjoy the following endorsements and please feel free to contact any one of them.

Milo, thank the ever inspiring and amazing rina! Follow her as she is one of the most amazing person I have ever had the privilege of knowing! You will not be disappointed, even on my darkest days and tho she is hundreds of miles away she always knows and knows how to pull me up and say ‘you can do this!!!!’ And it’s not an intentional msg to me specifically it’s just amazing that someone can care and love and push someone in so many different ways without saying hey morgan this is for you. I am so blessed and honored to have her in my life and I know you both would get along great and be right on the same page! Love you and miss you and your girls! And miss Rina, thankyou for always being my guiding light I am soo blessed and honored to have you as my friend and in my life! You don’t know how much of an impact you have made and I hope someday somehow I will be able to pay it forward the best I can! Love you to the moon and back! Xoxoxoxoxoxoxo! ~ Morgan, Calgary, AB

As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have more friends, and more important to have real ones. Remember, life is kind of like a party, you invite many people, some leave early, some stay all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up really late. But in the end, after the run, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess. And most of the time, they aren’t even the ones who made the mess. These people are your real friend in life. They are the ones who matter most! Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave a footprint in your heart. ~Pierre Ghesquiere  – CEO Cre8te Prints & Best friend of Rina Chong

I have had the pleasure of working with Rina on an organizational level. It is always a delight to meet with her. She brings energy, enthusiasm and a no nonsense approach to getting things done! If I could use three words to describe her, they are: resilient! resilient! resilient! She not only has a capacity to get things done she is a TEAM player and can create an environment of inclusiveness. It is a privilege to get to know you and work with you:) ~Dietrich Desmarais. Executive Life Coach & president of Emotional Wealth Management

I had a blessing from heaven to meet that beautiful human being. Every time I talk to Rina I get a huge boost of motivation and energy to work harder and make my dreams come true. Even though, life sometimes brings me down, thanks to people like her I still wake up with the same smile, I still wake up with the same hope, faith and love. I still love what I’m doing, I still believe in my talent, my hard work and I still believe in me. She’s the one that helps me to keep my goals alive and I know that eventually I will get to the point where I want to be, then I will let Rina test drive my beautiful Ferrari. It is amazing how much positive energy that tiny girl can generate. I’m definitely a fan of her and I’m honored that I had a chance to let world know how great she is! ~One love, Lukasz Wierzbicki, Professional Boxer, Zawidow, Poland

Not often do we meet people who are so gifted in so many ways. Someone with such a positive attitude and outlook in life, along with a huge heart. What a rare combination. Her intentions are always about helping others, making others better than who they are. I believe that is what contributes to her success personally and professionally.

Not only is she professional, intelligent, energetic, humorous, insightful…to name a few of her amazing traits…she is truly beautiful inside and out. Her energy is contagious! Some may say she’s a total package.  I have had the pleasure of meeting Rina on a personal level, and have since meant to work with her professionally…because I know that whatever she puts her mind and energy towards, will excel. Btw, I still have her on my Vision Board of us working together one day.

Thank you Rina, if only we have more amazing people in this world like you, what a difference this world will be. ~Jack Kha, Health & Wellness Consultant, Entrepreneur, Calgary, AB

 It is with great pleasure that I recommend Rina Chong. I have known her for almost three years now. Rina has always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility, and ambition. She is definitely a leader rather than a follower. Someone who is proactive, always positive and wearing a smile on her face, patient, a great team player, and always looking to get the best and most out of anything; you know you’ll always get 120% from Rina.

She is also a most dependable team player. Her good judgement and mature outlook ensure a logical and practical approach to her endeavours With great knowledge and experience in the business industry; extensively in event planning, she displays great knowledge within the administrative and management sides to business, efficient operational skills, as well as being confident and presentable when being amongst a large group of people; managing or holding events. She has also taken the ‘mentor’ role from many of her peers, and is highly looked up at within the industry.

Rina would be an asset to any organization, and I am happy to give her my wholehearted endorsement.  ~Sean Lalji, Board of Director, Miss World Canada, Vancouver, BC

It has been my great pleasure to get to know Rina on both a professional and personal level.  This women is the embodiment of true inner beauty.  She is a powerhouse social networking guru and is the first person anyone should contact to find out what’s hot, what’s new and where you should be ‘seen’ on any given calendar day.  She mixes well in various social circles and is well loved by all those with whom she comes in to contact with.  I find her extremely well organized, tenacious, forward-thinking, incredibly creative and the perfect mix of intelligence and humbleness. I highly recommend Rina to any potential employer and I know that she would represent any company with charm & grace, and a truly beautiful spirit. ~Alexia Quatro – Television Personality, Producer, Actor. Vancouver, BC

Rina, has been an inspiration to me for many years now. I met her years ago when we briefly worked together as teenagers, here in Calgary.However; it was really just a handful of years ago that we ‘really” connected on social media and became closer friends. Although we bumped into each other once in awhile out and about, I started to notice something very unique within Rina that kept my attention. She putting herself out there. At first I just thought, wow she’s just so much more social than me, but that wasnt really the case, as I was social too. We already had a bunch of mutual friends, I knew that at the time too, but she was different – she was already “connected”, so to speak. Then something happened, or shall I say, started to capture my attention. I watched Rina bare it all and GROW online. What happened though, was incredible…

Rina, over the years has bared her soul to help other people. She has embraced humility, left her ego at the door, and taken a step aside to enlighten people, as she has grown and acquired knowledge. She has been confident, BUT brazen and humble enough to remind people to learn and grow themselves. When I went through a hard time she took time out for an old acqaintance and helped push me back into a happy place. I will never forget this. At that time it really meant a lot to me, as I lacked the support I was seeking. Sometimes you can know everyone in the world, but not the right people. Rina was it. I would consider Rina a good friend, but yet still someone I have much to learn from and get to know. She has helped me become the person I used to be, the person I am now, and the person I aspire to become. xo Love always. ~JJ, Calgary, AB

I have never met Rina by person but I am so glad to keep in contact with her through technology today. She has been so helpful towards me in bad times of my life. Thanks to her I am actually moving forward in life and not looking back! She has been an inspiration to me. Everything she posts on Facebook has a meaning in how to be positive about life, never give up on anything and there are always opportunities in life which are always open to you. I thank you so much Rina for coming into my life and showing me the right direction, bless you! Xx ~Geeta Gangar, Sales Person, UK, Wolverhampton

Rina is amazing, intelligent, gifted, real, loyal, trustworthy, independent, beautiful, strong, capable, willing, outspoken, shy, sometimes hurt but still manages to crack a smile when she’d really like to cry. She’s just herself & she deserves the best. As for the event planning, her bright ideas very creative, passion about her work to inspire an unforgettable presentation. ~Mario Frate, Personal Trainer, Montreal

Rina is a yardstick of quality! As an entrepreneur, business woman and leader, she continues to break the glass ceiling with any project she works on as she is committed to making excellence her priority. She lives by a higher standard in life, and pays attention to the details that makes the difference.

I am blessed to have had the opportunity to work alongside Rina as she has a spirit which welcomes nonconformity, filled with zeal, exuberance, and an ardor for the unexplored to be. She exudes the definition of a modern woman of today. ~Lineth Hizon (Director of the Delegate Development Program) Vancouver BC

Rina Chong is blessed with majestic charms. Not only does she greet you with the warmest smile but her soul touches your soul, and you are instantly, forever bonded; and yes, that’s just a hello. Besides commanding a definite presence; Rina has stupendous writing skills that I will forever admire; her insights on life and play on words will resonates in my mind until Doomsday. I have been privileged to be at her many events and this amazing creature knows, not only how to execute a perfect event; she makes sure to bring good times to the scene too. Another wonderful quality that stands out for me and has touched me personally is how incredible giving Rina is, regardless of how big or small, she steps up to the plate and gives freely whether its information or a helping hand. I would highly recommend Rina; she has the full package along with the uncanny ability to do absolutely anything she puts her mind to. Rina you are a true GEM! ~Jenni Kimball, Real Estate Associate YOURPOWERHOUSE, Calgary Alberta

Rina is one of the most interesting people I’ve met in Vancouver, or anywhere, for that matter. From activities she’s organized to her social media postings, she’s exposed me to new opportunities and ideas. I’ve attended many of the events she’s organized, from business networking meetings to seminars covering such topics as real estate, international retail business opportunities, and health and wellness. I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting many interesting people at these events, many of whom I have maintained contact with.

Rina has also used her strong social media skills to promote her interests as well as warm our hearts with inspiring writings. My mornings usually start with me looking up what she’s posted. Her writings often give me strength and comfort when I need it and frequently make me smile. There is no question that Rina has enriched my life. ~Robert Chenier, Engineer, Vancouver, BC

Rina is an outspoken and kind individual who is constantly spreading a message about peace, wisdom of the long learning curve we all endure and eternal happiness. She has motivated me to get in touch with my inner self again after being caught up in so many things, that we all know life throws us. I’ve been blessed with her friendship and her life experiences that she’s so kind to share with me and many others.

With her leadership and her spirit you can clearly see through the tell-tale signs that she’s fought some hard battles in her life and come out a stronger more confident woman and for that we’re all blessed to know and to love her! ~Sabrina Haloulakos, Vancouver, BC

Rina, is your true epiphany of awesome. Her events always bring together the best quality people and have proved to be not only always a fun, great time, but also a great networking experience overall. She puts her heart in everything she does, and is extremely passionate and her events and get togethers fall no short of it. Rina has inspired me not only in terms of her great social skills, but also her vibe and positive presence, her upbeat way of looking at things in life and upmost gorgeous smile and funny giggles. I guess, Rina is yours truly the most magical combo of a good spirit, always seeking for personal growth, good heart, always giving and sharing her light with others and making friends everywhere she goes, as well as an excellent head on her shoulders, charisma and social savviness. ~AC, Calgary, AB

Rina has a unique and generous personality…Spontaneous with an extraordinary energy, always enthusiasm with a positive attitude about everything in life … Her faith and spirit are highlighted every day… Her positive thoughts are daily gifts that can only inspire us …I follow her posts is like having a guide light on our pathway. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking. Thank you so much Rina for sharing with all of us….I am really grateful.” ~Christian Eckert, Vancouver, BC

In the 20 years that I have known Rina, she has remained one of the most upbeat, positive people that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. Through the inevitable highs and lows that two decades can bring, Rina has remained true to herself, always pursuing her dreams with passion & integrity and continually pushing others to be the best that they can be. Her spirit is infectious and makes those around her better for having known her.  ~Kate McKenzie, Mum, Co-Owner of DryWorld Industries, Victoria, BC

Rina exhibits exceptional enthusiasm and energy towards her job and her passion for event planning and management really shines through in all the tasks that she sets out to do. She gives her all and is really passionate when she works and is so much fun to work with. She is definitely a team player and a strong leader and supportive team member. Rina has shown strong time management skills and has a great management of emotions under times of stress. I would definitely recommend her for your company. ~Samantha Sito, Vancouver, BC

Although I have never worked with Rina, I have known her for 3 years. During this time, it’s become obvious that she’s a woman who’s not afraid of going after she wants, but strives to do so while always maintaining a positive outlook on life. I have also witnessed Rina’s power to connect people: she arrived in Vancouver from Calgary without having many contacts, but quickly made friends and, soon enough, was organizing several well-attended networking events. I can’t wait to see where the future leads her. ~Ava Naves — Owner, The Online Strategy House, Vancouver, BC

In the amount of time I have known Rina Chong I have found her to be a breath of fresh air someone who is extremely optimistic, smart and always looks on the bright side of every challenge she receives. During my many interactions with Rina she has exceeded all expectations whether she is volunteering for her favorite charity, planning an event or getting her message out to the world wide web! I most often read her posts, blogs and other communications. I particularly love her writing skills. She writes in such a way that makes you think you are on the journey with her. Her words are well thought out and expressive. Most recently she worked with a team of people who produced the Miss World Canada 2013 competition. Rina worked tirelessly and got the job done again meeting and exceeding expectations is something she thrives on!!! Not only do I recommend Rina as a team player, hard worker, and someone who goes above and beyond but also as a genuine human being who greets everyone she meets with an infectious smile. ~Cathy Cena, Vancouver, BC

I have known Rina since the seventh grade. I have always loved her sweet, kind, fun spirit! We lead different lives now, but for both of us our children are our first priority. We have lost touch a few times over the years, but when we are reunited, it’s like we are still great friends. Rina has a way of making everyone feel special. It is through social media that we have connected recently, and I always enjoy what Rina has to say and share. I love her energy, and positivity, enthusiasm for life. She is always posting something I need to hear in my life, and being a great example of genuine love and concern for others. She not only talks, but puts her thoughts into action. What she does and feels for perfect strangers is amazing to me. She is never afraid to speak her mind, but at the same time is always kind, and respectful. She exemplifies qualities that I was taught in a motto as a youth…” Faith, divine nature, knowledge, individual worth, choice and accountability, good works, and integrity.” These are all values that Rina works on in her own life, and shares through her example to all those whose lives she comes in contact with. It takes a special person to cultivate and keep so many friendships, and Rina does this so well. We should all hope to follow her example, and strive to have such generous heart as hers. ~Amy Goodbrand Dunham, Calgary, AB

It has been a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with Rina at the Miss World Canada pageant. Her positivity and passion translates into all of her work and is very inspiring. She is very efficient at everything she does, making the most of her resources, and therefore setting the bar high when it comes to quality of work. Aside from an excellent individual work ethic, Rina is also a strong leader. She empowers her teammates by setting an example and guiding them in the right direction. I wish Rina the very best of luck in all her future endeavors and have no doubt that she will excel in whatever venture she undertakes next. ~Katya Pokrovskaya, Administrative Assistant, Miss World Canada, Vancouver, BC

Rina shows great positivity and passion for life. In turn this shows in her personality as well as in her work. I have known Rina personally and through Miss World Canada. She is professional, hard-working and strives to be the best. She is able to multi-task, work under pressure, and brings results. I highly recommend Rina; what a great spirit! ~Alisha Lalji, Owner EM Luxury Spa, Vancouver, BC

I have met Rina at a networking function, I have known her for about a year and for what I have seen, she is a great woman and leader. She invited me to an event that she had organized at a local Vancouver, BC venue, I was impressed with her ability to put together such an event and be a great host. I had the pleasure of meeting many interesting people at these events, many of whom I have maintained contact with. Rina has strong writing, communication, and social media skills to promote her interests and she makes friends everywhere she goes. Although I have never had the opportunity to work with Rina, I can tell that her great personality and professional skills will be a great asset for achieving her career and business goals. ~Karina Eva, Amando Natural Stone, Vancouver, BC


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  1. Ben Hambright says:

    Rina, what a powerful energy she has. This combined with her passion for helping people and her ability to write beautifully makes her an awesome package. I’ve lived my friendship with her and hope we can continue to grow and flourish together 🙂

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