Son of world-famous speech instructor Mrs. Wilma Cruz-Tapalla, Vernon is an erstwhile writer for several publications and constant world traveler who received his training in New York and California. He has achieved innumerable successes, the highlight of which is the creation of his own consulting firm, COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS and the WRITING INSTITUTE.

His Makati office is utilized for training in several communications areas such as Speaking, Writing, Presenting, Selling, and Reading. Apart from being the best in his field, he is also a top motivational speaker and is known for his very powerful, highly inspiring, and life-changing program called SUCCESS and CONFIDENCE BUILDING which challenges participants to become their ultimate self.

In the course of his sparkling career, he has trained over 300 private and government institutions.

He has also been awarded twice for his efforts: A Jose Rizal Young Professional Award for Business and Industry (headed by former First Lady Loi Ejercito) in 1999, and an Asia-Pacific Young Professional Award for Language and Communication in 2005, given by the Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards and The National Consumers Affairs Foundation to outstanding young achievers from the region.


His seminars are very much in demand, as his dynamic, high-impact approach compels participants to change the way they THINK, COMMUNICATE, and LIVE.

Considered by many to be the VERY BEST in the field of Communications Training and Motivational Speaking, Vernon has conducted programs and seminars for thousands of individuals from all walks of life. To date, he has trained more than 300 companies in both private and government sectors.

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