Indeed, being the Chief Operation Officer is not a walk in the park. The COO oversees the company’s business operations and reports to the CEO and making sure that the company has effective operational and financial procedures in place.
Also known as Director of Operations, Operations Director, or Chief Operations Officer, a multitasker and with parents who called her to work at an early age of 12, Grace Bondad Nicolas embraces being the COO and founder of AG Builders and Developers, Tag Media and Public Relations, and AAA Cosmetics and Trading Company.
“Waking up each day at 4 am is ordinary for me. My late father, Josefino Velasco Bondad of Calauan, Laguna was making sure to serve the customers earlier than the usual business hours because he doesn’t want them to wait especially the carpenters who like to work early also to finish their construction work. It’s so different in the province and I am thankful and forever grateful for the love and support from my parents. My mom keeps on telling me that Landbank Philippines even approached my father to be an Entrepreneur of the year during his heyday but he declined, that’s proof of how industrious and good he was on what he does. I’m forever grateful.”-Grace Bondad Nicolas shares, thankful for the foundation and unconditional training she received from her entrepreneur parents.
Right now, Grace is the one making sure that deliveries are done, scripts, and articles are disseminated, and that the company’s construction project is on track and on schedule. She’s also the Vice President of the American Association of the Philippines, President of Kiwanis Club of Makati, and Vice President of Makati Tourism Foundation inc.
According to Grace, this pandemic makes her busier, since all of the organizations she’s with, still functioning, giving help to indigents, and not to mention the distribution of products under AAA Cosmetics and Trading Company with 4 brands – Graceful Skin Essentials, Immune CEE, GlamHigh Cosmetics, and GlutaGlow Slimming Drinks. According to Grace, “This pandemic is the launching pad. If you can make it in this global health crisis, you’ll be fantastically fine after. “