Kalicube Team Conference 2024

It’s been a whole year since the Kalicube team first gathered in Cebu for our annual team conference. Now, in 2024, we’re back, STRONGER and more united than ever, for the Kalicube Team Conference to the breathtaking island paradise of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. 

United under the theme “Strengthening communication and collaboration for a better Kalicube,” this four-day event, held from April 16 to 19, isn’t just about basking in the tropical beauty (although, let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to?) It was a chance for the Kalicube team to step away from their digital screens and connect on a deeper level designed to foster deeper connections, align efforts, and propel the team towards even greater success. A celebration of the amazing individuals who make Kalicube what it is. Woohoo!

Kalicube Team Conference 2024 was attended by the courageous, smart and fun Jason Barnard, Katrina Bonete, Joan B. Atizado, Allyssa Reyes, Mary Ann Buarao, Maria Victoria Siasat, Jean Marie Laurente, Bernadeth Brusola, Abegail Del Castillo, Moderick Siasat, Isabel Cabatingan, Damrey Rizon, Marc Joshua Bandayrel, Roneil Alejado and Roger Saluta.

Day 1: Team Dinner (with our plus ones)

The official conference began with a warm welcome dinner at Ka Joel’s, (a Filipino restaurant renowned for its delicious food and cozy, homey ambiance.) This family-friendly event provided a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for colleagues and their loved ones to connect over delectable Filipino dishes and lively conversation. It was a heartwarming display of Kalicube’s commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment, where families are valued and celebrated.

The delicious feast perfectly complemented the joyful reunion, providing a delightful way to recharge for the exciting agenda that lay ahead. 

Day 2: Kalicube Cupcakes

Day 2 kicked off with a powerful start as Jason Barnard, CEO and founder of Kalicube captivated the team with his insightful presentation of “Cupcake Theory” during his opening remarks. This thought-provoking analogy went beyond a simple metaphor; it served as a roadmap, tracing Kalicube’s journey and evolution over time, highlighting the key factors that contribute to the company’s success.

The Cupcake Theory

“Cupcakes. This is how it works. Rather than trying to build a huge wedding cake, build cupcakes. You have one central cupcake, which is me, and then you build other cupcakes onto it. Make sure they’re feeding into the main cupcake. And this now looks like not a beautiful wedding cake, but a very functional and impressive wedding cake where everybody gets enough cake at the wedding or something along those lines.”

Jason Barnard, CEO and founder of Kalicube

This powerful message resonated deeply with the team, setting the stage for a day dedicated to collaboration, innovation, and achieving shared goals.

“Kalicube Cupcake”(former Kalicube Baby) is a term coined by Jason Barnard which refers to a project that is managed entirely (meaning–100 percent) by one person, allowing them to take full ownership and nurture its growth.

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The Presentation of Cupcakes

Energized by Jason Barnard’s captivating “Cupcake Theory” presentation, team members proudly took turns showcasing their own unique Kalicube cupcake presentations. 

Each presentation highlighted their achievements and vision, solidifying the key takeaways from Jason’s talk. This not only fostered a spirit of collaboration and creativity but also generated a sense of shared pride and ownership that set the stage for a truly inspiring day, leaving everyone motivated and excited to put the “Cupcake Theory” into action.

Awarding Ceremony

The day culminated in a heartwarming award ceremony, celebrating exceptional contributions and individual triumphs with genuine appreciation. Each award recognized not just the achievements, but the dedication, creativity, and collaborative spirit that made them possible. It was a moment that left everyone feeling proud, inspired, and even more connected as a team.

Day 3: Group Masterminds Plus Fun and Games

The Masterminds

Day 3, began with a cornerstone of Kalicube’s internal growth strategy: the “Masterminds” session. This dynamic and collaborative discussion served as a platform for team members to share their diverse knowledge, brainstorm innovative ideas, and collectively push the boundaries of digital marketing excellence.

“Masterminds” is an important quarterly internal activity at Kalicube where team members come together to share insights, brainstorm strategies, and tackle complex challenges empowering the team to deliver exceptional results for clients and the company.

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Fun and Games

The afternoon took a fun turn, filled with laughter, cheers and creativity as the team jumped into some lighthearted games and activities. 

The friendly competition was fierce, but ultimately, Team 1 (Jason, Damrey, Roneil, Joan, Jean Marie, Mary Ann, and Abegail) took home the victory! Big cheers for their teamwork and competitive spirit!

So, the next time you hear about the Kalicube team, remember, they’re not just a bunch of digital whizzes – they’re a close-knit team who know how to work hard, celebrate hard, and most importantly, have a whole lot of fun together. And sometimes, that’s the sweetest recipe for success.

Day 4: Relaxation

Hold on tight! The fun isn’t over yet, as the Kalicube Team Conference 2024 reaches its most anticipated highlight… a chance for the entire team and their loved ones to explore the breathtaking beauty of Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

Visiting the Underground River

The team venture at the awe-inspiring beauty of the Puerto Princesa Underground River. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts a stunning network of caverns, limestone formations, and a pristine underground river system, offering a glimpse into a hidden world of wonder. (It was like stepping into another world, and it truly took our breath away.)

Family Friendly City Tour

Meanwhile, other teams explore the vibrant city of Puerto Princesa, embarking on a family-friendly tour that promises to delight all ages. From historical landmarks and cultural experiences to stunning natural landscapes, the city offers a delightful blend of adventure and relaxation.

“We Cook” Activity

In the spirit of strengthening bonds and collaboration, the Kalicube team was divided into 3 groups. Each group was tasked with creating a delicious meal to share for everyone.

Team 1 stole the show with their incredible dinner dish, leaving everyone wanting seconds! Huge props to Marc Joshua, Roger, Jason, Allyssa and Roneil for their culinary masterpiece.

Team Mindanao brought the taste of home to the “We Cook” activity, serving up a mouthwatering and savory regional dish that left everyone wanting more! 

Kudos to Damrey, Jean Marie, Isabel, Maria and Moderick for their culinary masterpiece. It was a true feast for the senses, showcasing the vibrant flavors and rich culinary heritage of their region.

Indeed, teamwork makes the dream dish!

Team Bicol, composed of Katrina, Joan, Mary Ann and Bernadeth (me), brought the heat to the final cook-off!

Our culinary creation was a showstopper, a feast for the eyes and the stomach, leaving everyone impressed by stunning and incredibly delicious creation.  

A true testament to “saving the best for last”. Woohoo!

Who are the Kalicube Team (as of April 2024)

Kalicube was initially “Just Jason”. Over time, as Kalicube expanded its operations and brought on new team members such as Katrina, Joan, Mary Ann, Allyssa, and Maria, it began to evolve from a one-man operation into a robust company with its own unique identity. 

The Kalicube team (2024) is composed of a diverse and talented group of professionals, each bringing their own unique skills to the table: 

  1. Jason Barnard – Founder and CEO 
  2. Véronique Barnard – Head of Visual Branding
  3. Katrina Bonete – Content Marketing Manager (Now: Head of Product)
  4. Joan B. Atizado – Social Media Manager (Now: Head of Marketing)
  5. Mary-Ann Buarao – Customer Value Manager and Podcast Coach (Now:Chief Team Officer) 
  6. Maria Victoria Siasat – Podcast and Events Assistant
  7. Jean Marie Laurente – Website Content Manager (Now: Head of Admin and Legal)
  8. Allyssa Reyes – Kalicube Pro Team Manager (Now: Head of Production)
  9. Nell Santos – Kalicube Pro Team Member 
  10. Bernadeth Brusola -Copywriting and Promotions (Now: Website Content Manager)
  11. Amity Bartolome – Data Quality Analyst
  12. Leanne Summers – Team Facilitator (Now: Head of Sales)
  13. Abegail Del Castillo – Social Media Assistant 
  14. Moderick Siasat – Administrative Manager & Data Protection Officer
  15. Isabel Cabatingan – Content Marketing Assistant
  16. Damrey Rizon – Ai Developer
  17. Mariel Angeles – Social Media and Content Marketing Assistant (Now Content Marketing Manager)
  18. Marc Joshua Bandayrel – Social Media Assistant 
  19. Roneil Alejado – Kalicube Pro Team Member 
  20. Roger Saluta – HR Assistant
  21. Gabrielle Atillano – Podcast and Events Manager
  22. Deannie Donabelle Dizon – Kalicube Pro Team Member

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