Known to be a multi-hyphenate person, Tessa Prieto-Valdes is the face of a modern woman who despite of the various commitments and activities still values her family above all else. In fact, she considers her family as her main source of inspiration.
Digital technology keeps Tessa’s modern family connected
With everyone in the family’s busy schedule—pursuing diverse interests, whether in the country of out of it (Bryan lives on his own now, while Tyron is currently studying abroad) – the rise of technology and the smartphone has proven to be a boon for the Valdes family.
“At times when the good old-fashioned way of spending time together gets difficult, we stay close to each other through technology,” says Globe Platinum new Brand Ambassador. “And because I consider this really important, aside from calls and SMS, we’ve also maximized the use of messaging apps like Viber or WhatsApp, and social media channels like Instagram and Snapchat. We have our weekly chats with Tyrone and Bryan. So I say, thank God for digital connections.”
Tessa Prieto-Valdes as a modern career woman
Apart from working on various interior design projects, Tessa also writes a regular column for a daily broadsheet, connects with readers through her own blog www.tessaprietovaldes.com. She is also a regular host of the Philippine Realty TV and the online show Battle of the Pans at tv4me.
Equally grateful for these advancements in terms of her work, she shared:
“I multi-task a lot – this is of course a must during these fast-paced times.”
“Access to various channels and sources of information help keep me updated and relevant, which is particularly important in the line of work that I have. It’s a great fuel for creativity, finding interesting, innovative or new things to inspire me – that wonderfully translates into what I produce.”
Passion for compassion
In the flurry of the very busy life she leads and glamorous gatherings she attends, Tessa finds that connections also allow her to indulge in her passion: charity. “I got that from my mom,” she shares. As someone who has never had any qualms about presenting herself exactly how she is, perhaps exuding a larger-than-life persona, but a naturally warm and caring individual, Tessa was hit hard by her brother’s death. “That pushed me to focus on something specific,” she reveals. “I felt the desire to make a difference and figured I could do so by giving back to those who need it.”
Her first charity function was a small-scale kids’ fashion show and mini auction where she raised P100,000. So happy and surprised with the result, Tessa realized that most people are willing to give to charity. Her idea was further fuelled when she was approached by Rajo Laurel to do a charity fashion show in 2002, the year after that, she officially launched the Red Charity Ball with Kaye Tinga. The annual event is one many people look forward to, not only for the world-class Filipino designs showcased, but also to contribute to a significant and trustworthy endeavor.
“With my work as a writer and interior designer, credibility is just as important for something like this,” Tessa points out. “That’s why I make sure to discuss where to direct the funds raised with the beneficiary organizations we work with. Whether it’s for disaster relief or community building, I check on the progress and results. We’ve been able to gain the trust and steady support of donors and sponsors because of this, and have made our efforts sustainable.”
By managing to strike that delicate balance of having a happy family life and attaining success in both her professional and charitable pursuits, all while enjoying a dynamic social life; Tessa Prieto-Valdes has become an inspiration to many. Although she’s not one to sit on her laurels either, continuing to search for new inspirations and opportunities to always do better. “I’m getting great help with this from Globe Platinum,” she says. “I consider them a key partner in enabling me to accomplish what I set out to do on a daily basis. For instance, the Platinum Lifestyle Plan provides me with everything I need to stay connected to my passions and the things that inspire me to enjoy the life I have worked hard for.”
Globe Platinum has designed the new and most powerful Lifestyle Plans to ensure that its customers are well-connected to what matters to them – from their loved ones, their passions, and what they need in their professions. From access to the newest devices, unlimited all network calls and texts (a first in the market), rich mobile data allocation, built-in roaming services that can automatically subscribe customers to unlimited data roaming services or the option to enjoy a consumable roaming allocation whenever they travel, to entertainment and content on demand with complimentary access to a choice of NBA, HOOQ, Spotify Premium, and more of the best applications as they are launched in the market, these top-of-the-line mobile plans are especially crafted to fit today’s digital, dynamic and always-connected lifestyles.
A huge plus, the Platinum Relationship Managers, who take the time to really get to know customers, delivering seamless, delightful and personalized service that go beyond what you need, and include what you actually love. The experience is further enriched with customers having dedicated hotline services, plus priority in Globe stores, as well as worldwide perks and privileges—an international concierge, access to airport lounges around the world, exclusive hotel discounts, and even a personal shopper abroad.
Tessa agrees, “Serious props to my Personal Relationship Manager JV, he makes my life easier! I appreciate how he has taken the time to really get to know me, including my interests and preferences. He anticipates what I need – I’m sure you can imagine how valuable that is for someone who leads such a busy life.”
Globe Platinum is as proud to have Tessa join the Globe family as an ambassador. Brand Director Kaisie Del Carmen says, “It’s our job to ensure that Tessa, and each and every one of our customers, get to live their modern lifestyles in today’s digital setting. With the Platinum Lifestyle that we offer, you are assured that you receive the signature customer experience we’re known for. We understand that their lifestyles are fast-paced and constantly moving, so we ensure that we’re always steps ahead in providing our customers with the support that they need. From the richest mobile allocation to the best content partners, we’re committed to giving the best experience to our customers so that we can continue to inspire them to achieve their access, whether it be in their personal lives, professional careers, or socio-civic endeavours that inspire others”.
“I can access all the convenient channels to get my to-do list done!” Tessa says. “It’s awesome to have rich mobile data allocation. Since I love to travel, I can maximize the use of my roaming features and automatically subscribe to unlimited data roaming – one thing less to worry about. And the best part, I have 24/7 access to an international concierge whom I can totally rely on for things like securing reservations at a packed restaurant or booking last minute flights wherever I may be! “
When asked how she feels about being an inspiration and role model to people, Tessa points out, “Here’s the thing, we live in such exciting times right now, and inspiration can be found everywhere. It’s mainly what you do with it that matters. It’s the spark that lights creativity and innovation, where great things begin. But it’s on you to follow that through.”
Living in such fast-paced, exciting times where inspiration can strike anytime, anywhere, push us to create, innovate, and succeed. In true fashion that speaks of its signature premium customer service and best-in-class products, Globe Platinum is taking on the role of enabling customers to constantly connect with what inspires them, and share this with peers and communities, initiating a culture of inspiration that leads to the path of success.
To discover the inspiring world of Globe Platinum, visit www.globe.com.ph/platinum.