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[2 of 3] As Fate And Universe Smiled Back To The Brave Fighter: How The VoiceMaster Opened Doors For Ms. Kathleen Sone

Every triumphant person has started somewhere before reaching his or her first milestones in their career. As for Ms. Kathleen Sone, she never stopped in her firm resolution to become a voice acting artist even if she doesn't have yet the means before.

Her little actions sprinkled with her big dreams and fueling passion in her heart led to a door opening to another one. As she exudes determination in her journey, she began to get the attention of none other than the VoiceMaster of the Philippines, Pocholo Gonzales.

VoiceMaster with Ms. Kathleen Sone holding his book "Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent"

A Dreamer Turned To A Freelance Voice Artist For CreatiVoices Productions

A prominent expert in the industry of voice acting, public speaking, and dubbing, along with his entrepreneurship competencies being the CEO of CreatiVoices Productions, how was the young fighter given the chance to be a part of his team? It may seem like a long shot but for Ms. Kathleen, it was how she attracted the universe to conspire with her dreams.

She shared, "Na-discover ako ni Sir Pocholo. Noong nasa college ako nang gumagawa ako ng demo, I uploaded it sa Facebook. I created the Facebook page. I named it “Voiceover Talent Stores”. Then after graduation, tuloy-tuloy ako. Nakalimutan ko na yun voice-over pero subconsciously gusto ko pa rin siya gawin. Then noong nagtatrabaho na ako, I received a Facebook message from Sir Pocholo through my page Voiceover Talent Store. Sabi niya, ‘Hi Kathleen!’ Napakinggan daw niya demo ko. He invited me over dito sa studio doon sa 3rd floor. Before he messaged me, super fan na ako ni Sir. Napapanood na niya ako sa YouTube. Kasi yun ang materials ko pag may gusto akong malaman na topic. Google ka then YouTube. Sabi ko ‘Sige po!’ ganyan punta agad ako. Nagkaroon siya ng motivational talk sa amin. Though di ko naintindihan kasi nakatingin lang ako sa kanya. Hahahaha! Nag-shashine lang siya sa mata ko pero di ko naririnig yun sinasabi niya. Tapos yun, nagpa-picture ako. At the end of that talk, he offered me full scholarship sa VoiceWorx. That’s Batch 34. Actually di ko siya naumpisahan. Parang naka-isa na silang session then sa second session ako nag-start. Before that, nag-iipon na akong P10,000 (for the workshop). I had this white envelope. I labeled it “Voiceover Workshop P10,000” Parang first job ko kasi yun after graduation. Nilalagyan ko P100, P500 pero never kong naipon kasi nagagalaw ko. I’m the breadwinner so parang I don’t the money, luxury para mag-join sa mga ganito kamahal na workshop na P10,000. Sabi ko, parang the Law of Attraction, the universe na gumagawa ng paraan for me. Kasi gumawa ako ng envelope na yun. It’s my order. Gusto kong makabuo ng P10,000 pero sabi ni universe ‘Hindi mo mabubuo yan kasi I have other plans for you.’ ...which is the full scholarship. Batch 34 ako ng VoiceWorx, 2015 yun."

Ms. Kathleen Sone's first live VO event held in Dusit Thani Hotel
The Endless Motivating Influence of the VoiceMaster 

As she reminisced how she started in her career, she expressed her deepest gratitude for the VoiceMaster. At times she is still in disbelief with the growth of her career but it made her more humble and grateful to the first expert who believes in her and became a real-life mentor guiding her with important lessons in her journey.

She recalled, "Ay grabe yun naging influence sa akin ni Sir. Kasi kung hindi dahil sa kanya...kasi siya di nag-push sa akin mag-resign doon sa first job ko. Kasi na-share ko sa kanyang nahirapan na ako. Di ko gusto yun ginagawa ko parang I’m just working just to have my salary para lang to live every day. Sabi niya, ‘Follow your heart. Know your passion.’ Yun ang greatest lesson nakuha ko talaga sa kanya. Go back to basics, ano ba talagang kailangan mo? If di involved yun money or di involved yun family mo at walang ibang circumstances, ano yun gusto mong gawin? Nakakatuwa na marami akong moments na naguguluhan ako mag-decide tapos I go back to basics, I ask myself questions. Then I come up with the answer. Itong vlog malaki din influence ni Sir kasi kung wala yun support niya lalo nitong studio, wala rin Voiceover Flowers channel. Wala akong location. Wala akong booth. Kasi kung Voiceover Flowers tapos wala akong studio, nasa labas ako maingay. Di na consistent with my content, di ba? Ang helpful ni sir lalo emotionally, mentally, physically kasi gumanda ako dito. (laughs) Dati may pimples ako tapos gumanda ako sa pagvovoice-over. (laughs)"

A workshop held by CreatiVoices Productions team in PUP College of Communication 
Message For The Next Generation of Aspiring Voice Artists

Through her YouTube channel, Ms. Kathleen reaches more interested aspirants who want to be like her, a professional voice artist. For all her followers and other people whom she inspires with her content, this is her special message: "Just do it, sabi nga ng isang T-shirt brand (laughs). Same lang din sabi ni Sir, ‘Follow your heart. Know your passion.’ Don’t be afraid...though it’s okay to be afraid, you have to know saan nanggaling yun. Don’t be afraid pero kung natatakot ka, just jump on it, gawin mo siya. Then yun mga right opportunities, right people, you ask for the wisdom din. You pray. Malaking factor din yun prayer eh kasi you offer it with the universe. Sabi nga ni Jim Carrey, sa restaurant you order your food and give it to the waiter. Parang ganun din. You jot down your dreams and your goals then let the universe work for you. I’m a firm believer of Law of Attraction kasi nag-manifest na siya ilang beses with Sir Pocholo, with my job sa GMA Network. Kasi sa GMA ang nangyari naman, gusto kong mag-internship doon eh pero ang nangyari never silang nagreply, never akong nakapasok. Years after, plan pala sa akin ng universe maging comedy writer not the internship. Wag kang mag-internship, may iba akong plan for you. Nakakatuwa. Then kay Sir Pocholo, wag kang mag-ipon kasi magiging scholar ka. Sino bang di maniniwala sa Law of Attraction kung nangyari na sa akin nang ilang beses."

Believing in the power of your dreams and fueling it with dedication and grit can catapult you towards accelerated growth and success, just like what happened to Ms. Kathleen Sone. In the last part of the interview, she shared more insights about her voice acting journey.

Follow and subscribe to her YouTube channel: Voiceover Flowers

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