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Engage Zenta immediately! It will be the best decision you ever made.
- O'Brien McGarey. President/CEO, Dye Designs Group
Golf | Resort | Representation | Business Development
TAYLORMADE-ADIDAS GOLF, Back9 NETWORK
"Having spent most of my career in the international markets I can attest to (first-hand) the need for developing an innate understanding of cultural sensitivity and business ethics balance. After 18 years of working and living in Asia you come across a lot of people who are well versed in one aspect or the other and, more specific ally, in one or two particular countries.
Zenta was one of the few I met who truly understood and appreciated the need for listening and learning before engaging.
Each country in the Asia-Pacific theater is unique. For anyone to operate effectively they need to be agile and respectful. Zenta had both of these qualities. If I were to start up a team to run a business in Asia tomorrow Zenta would be one of the first people I would contact."
- Dennis Allan, GM & Managing Director ASIA PACIFIC REGION,
TaylorMade -Adidas; Founding Member, Back9 network
"As CEO of Destination Golf (Global) Ltd, I would like to acknowledge that what Zenta has achieved for the company in such a short space of time, is truly incredible. At the end of 2016, it was my pleasure to confirm Zenta as our 17th Global Representative, as the exclusive representative for Destination Golf SE Asia, on behalf of Destination Golf Global Guide, ranked as the #1 golf travel guide on the internet.
Since this announcement, Zenta has worked tirelessly, constantly thinking outside the box with creative B2B and B2C partnership suggestions, always putting the company and brand at the forefront of her thinking.
In the space of a few months she has been the driving force for:
▪ Growing the brand in Asia across all platforms and sectors.
▪ Creating a competition based program, which will form the basis of a bespoke annual DG Asia title.
▪ Recruiting an all-star judging panel.
▪ Enlisting two new internationally known travel and golf contributors Diana DeLucia (Golf Kitchen, and Sam Sakocius (Golf expert & Travel writer).
▪ Spearheading the concept of a journalist playing 100 Courses in 100 Days around SE Asia, which will become a feature, that will command social media followers and interaction.
▪ Opening doors, using her personal 1-to-1 approach to find business synergies, building an invaluable network of reliable partners
▪ Providing creative solutions, imaginative ideas, whilst keeping an open mind to current market tends.
With this kind of initiative, Dragon Rock is sure to excel as a leading golf consultancy agency. On behalf of our team of Global representatives and subscribers, I am honoured to call Zenta the representative for Destination Golf (Global) Media Ltd in SE Asia.."
DESTINATION GOLF MAGAZINE
- Dermot Synott, Managing Director, Destination Golf Magazine
World’s Number 1 Golf Travel Magazine
"I have known Zenta for over 6 years since we first met at the PGA Golf Show in Beijing, China. On the personally level, I am proud to say that she’s a dear friend of mine and, on the work level, we have worked seamlessly over many perfectly executed projects for such clients as Olympic Arthitect, Gill Hanse, Wayne Morrison, Steve Rockefeller Golf Development, Diana Delucia’s Golf Kitchen, China Golf Magazine, Destination Golf Travel and etc.
Zenta is among the very few professional people in my business network who not only possess excellent branding, networking and entrepreneurial skills but also someone who always puts her heart on the finest of details of a project entrusted to her and Dragon Rock, be it a small editorial or an important client as renowned as Gill Hanse or SRGD.
Understanding and appreciating the local culture has always been the key to the success of entering into a foreign market especially when the sets of rules and ways of doing business can be quite different to the ones we are accustomed to and take for granted. Dragon Rock, founded by Zenta has proven to be a most reliable solution provider in bridging cultural differences with open-mindedness, inclusiveness and professional integrity to help achieve client’s corporate objectives."
CHINA GOLF MAGAZINE
- Paul Chan, Editor in Chief, China Golf Magazine. Gil Hanse featured on 10th Anniversary Cover
"It gives me great pleasure to write this testimonial about Ms. Zenta Thomas, owner of the Dragon Rock. We have known Zenta since 2013 when she took office as Managing Partner of Project Control International and Qualitas Project Control, for which she is presently still very active running their businesses.
We have been very appreciative for Zenta's effort to introduce Mr. Gil Hanse, the golf course designer of the 2016 Rio's Olympics Golf Course, to our 5000-acre project located about one and a half hours drive from Beijing City. When our golf course is completed, it is going to be the first golf course designed by Gil Hanse in China.
In the course of our business dealings, Zenta demonstrates profound emotional intelligence helping to navigate business deal through insightful understanding and great communications. We will not hesitate to recommend Dragon Rock and Zenta for businesses in China where she possesses continued good relationships."
- Steve Lam, Vice President, Providence Enterprises Holdings.
First Gil Hanse Project in China
"Zenta and her company Dragon Rock is billed as “Access Asia – Cross Cultural Consulting” and it could not be more apt. Dragon Rock not only worked with us regarding marketing and positioning and branding but also with teaching us Chinese business and cultural customs which we had not heretofore known.
From a value added perspective, we believe we would have had to have an executive on the ground for several years to have access to the relationships and depth of knowledge we have in Dragon Rock. At the forefront of Golf in China , Dragon Rock has demonstrated the ability to create for SRGD and Gil Hanse Golf Design a valuable network of relationships.
Because of the excellent advice and work on our behalf we are certain we have avoided many missteps that we now see are so easy to make in Asia."
STEVEN ROCKEFELLER GOLF DEVELOPMENT
- Wayne Morrison, President/CEO, Exclusive Representative Gil Hanse Golf Design
"Zenta is well connected, professional and she gets things done! I'm fortunate to be able to call upon her as a resource in Asia and I'm delighted to consider her a friend."
NATIONAL GOLF FOUNDATION
The NGF is the most trusted and preeminent provider of golf market research, insights and direct marketing services for organizations that rely on accurate and timely information to support their businesses.
- Greg Nathan, Chief Business Officer, National Golf Foundation
KYI HLA HAN GOLF DESIGN
"Time and time again Zenta has demonstrated an amazing ability to zero in on a market strategy for our new design company with laser like focus. Her broad knowledge of the golf, and golf design industry was certainly invaluable to her creating a brand that gets attention and elegantly tells our story. Her deep understanding of my design intentions and how we will service our clients, was only gained through careful attention to our details, intense listening, hundreds of hours of research.
I believe no one but Zenta and her Dragon Rock team could have produced the graphically sophisticated, inspired telling of our story in our promotional literature and on target media penetrations. We could not be happier with the strategy Dragon Rock has implemented or current media product. We expect that Dragon Rock will be a permanent part of our ongoing marketing efforts."
- Kyi Hla Han, President, Kyi Hla Han Golf. Former Chairman Asian Tour.
7th Most Powerful Man in Asian Sport, Reuters 2016
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Zenta Thomas for many years, not only as a close friend but as a business partner as well. Maintaining credibility in the golf industry is of utmost importance, and Zenta has upheld that standard while acting as Fry/Straka’s proxy in China on numerous occasions.
From making official presentations and fielding questions from provincial leaders on our behalf, to attending and presiding over the opening of a new golf course as our representative, she has epitomized grace and professionalism in every aspect.
When searching for a trusted partner to represent your company in Asia, look no further than Zenta Thomas and Dragon Rock!"
FRY/STRAKA GLOBAL GOLF COURSE DESIGN
- Dana Fry, Principal, Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design. Designer Erin Hills, Host of 2017 US Open
"I have been lucky enough to enjoy a great working relationship with Zenta over many years and so have experienced first-hand the value Dragon Rock brings to a project.
If something has to be marketed, promoted, branded, networked, facilitated or simply just ‘done’, Zenta has the ability do it and do it extremely well.
She takes time to understand the specifics of the project and its context and then understand what is needed and required, which means she always provides a quality service and delivers first class results."
FALDO GOLF DESIGN
– Andrew Haggar, Lead Designer, Faldo Design. World Golf Awards Golf Course Designer of the year, 2016
"In the golf industry, which relies on personal relationships, integrity and trust, Zenta Thomas stands out for her generosity and kindness. Zenta's personal qualities support her thorough professionalism in all phases of her expertise, from business development to brand expertise to marketing campaigns. She is a great source of ideas informed by her energy and wisdom.
Anyone looking to Zenta for advice on doing business in Asia or otherwise can be confident it's well-informed and reliable."
HILLS FOREST GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS
- John Strawn, Current Director Global Golf Advisors, Former President, Hills Forest
"In the Short time we have known Zenta Thomas and her company Dragon Rock, she has developed and implemented amazingly creative ideas for the advancement of golf tourism in Sri Lanka, we very much look forward to our continuing relationship, and seeing what she has in store for us next."
SRI LANKA GOLF UNION, #1
- Greg Nathan, Chief Business Officer, National Golf Foundation
"During the 5 months I have been working with Dragon Rock , they have demonstrated an amazing knack for getting doors opened , finding business deals, and building a network where they can find reliable partners for just about anything on behalf of their clients.
Zenta constantly thinking ahead for our clients and staying on top of anything and everything relative to the projects including market trends, innovations, creative solutions, and imaginative new ideas. She is highly motivated, independent, creative, connected and effective in any project she undertakes.
She is currently developing an outline for Sri Lanka Golf Tourism with Sri Lanka Golf Union. She was also responsible for Travel Article on Sri Lanka which appeared on Destination Golf March 2017. This article is creating an international market buzz for Sri Lanka tourism especially in the golf sector.
Personally I found Zenta to be thorough in her research and a quick study. She is able to not only quickly understand the challenges inherent to marketing tourism in Sri Lanka, but also able to offer innovative and insightful solutions.
The buzz that I got when Sri Lanka won the Cricket World Cup in 1996 under my stewardship in the Sri Lanka Cricket Association, is now returning to me for golf, thanks to Zenta."
SRI LANKA GOLF UNION #2
- Ana Punchihewa, Former Chairman of CocaCola Bottling, President Sri Lanka Board of Cricket 1995-96 (World Cup Champions), Former President Sri Lanka Golf Union
"We feel lucky to have a collaboration with Dragon Rock, after just a few months we already are seeing our international exposure increasing exponentially. Brilliant. Thank you for all the support and look forward to work closely with you."
AITKEN SPENCE TRAVELS
– Anil Hapugoda, Asst. Vice President, Aitken Spence Travels
SINGAPORE ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB
"I have had the pleasure to work with Zenta Thomas, Dragon Rock in her supporting role to Qualitas Project Control when working with Singapore Island Country Club on their golf course redevelopment plans.
Articulate, organized and able to adapt to any given situation and complex organizational structures, I have been most impressed by her high level of professionalism energy, enthusiasm and business drive.
With her outstanding networking and client relationship skills, I have found her creative, responsive which is clearly noted in projects she has engineered with a strong branding and marketing elements attached."
- Casper Schonfeldt, GM Singapore Island Country Club (former),
GM, The Address Montgomerie Dubai (current)
"I was introduced to Zenta Thomas over 5 years ago because we had two interests in common: Golf and China. I was in the process of interviewing and photographing many of China’s golf industry luminaries for an upcoming publication and Zenta was in development with a TV Show about building Golf Courses in China. From the beginning Zenta “got’ my unique Golf and Cuisine concept. With her initiative, I was invited me to become a regular contributor to Destination Golf China Magazine. We called the feature "Golf Kitchen" and that is also now the title of my second book.
2 books later, and much hard work and global traveling has lead Zenta to bring me on board with parent company, Destination Golf Global Magazine for which I currently have a generous 10 pages of Golf Kitchen content and the opportunity to contribute to their widely read publication on a regular basis
I want everyone to know that Zenta is a very giving soul. She radiates love and kindness, and is an extremely lively and vibrant personality in her own right. I am excited to continue to work with Zenta and develop our partnership further."
GOLF KITCHEN PUBLISHING
- Diana Delucia, Founder, Author, Photographer, Golf Kitchen
"Zenta is a true professional. She has clear vision and an unusually diversified skill set which enables her to find unique solutions to problems and creative ways of achieving objectives.
Zenta and I met during an exhibition that I was organizing in China 5 years ago. It was clear from our first interaction that we shared strong business values. In my dealings with Zenta, I found her to be a good listener and a people person which is key to being able to understand a client’s needs, challenges and ultimately, their goals. Zenta’s greatest asset is her positive spirit and can-do attitude. With this combination of assets, along with her great network in Asia, I have seen Zenta open doors where others didn’t even realize there were doors to be opened."
- Adeline Larroque, Head of Exhibition Planning and Organization at Qatar Tourism Authority
"I spent half my life on Stage and in front of the camera, winning an Emmy and hall of fame acclaim along the way. I spent the second half of my career behind the camera on the production teams of the nationally syndicated TV show COPS and on many national TV commercials.
However, when I wanted to transition to teaching and coaching, it took Zenta’s creativity and intuitive feel for how to best position me in the market and best leverage my deep background. The branding strategy and marketing materials she came up with thrilled me. As an artist, it’s really difficult to sell one’s self. Zenta managed to present me as a consummate professional and, at the same time, captured my passion and integrity as I venture forth into my new journey. Somehow she managed to make me look serious without losing the fun and joy I bring to my work. And she did it so quickly!
Within a few weeks, I had a package that set me up with all the marketing tools I would need. She worked with me on this project, leading and guiding me through a process I wasn’t sure I would be comfortable with. The result was amazing. Colorful, creative and professional and still showing my heart and soul. Zenta throws her whole self into her projects, working hard to get to know what her clients want even if they’re not sure themselves!
Whether her client is an artist, an engineer, an architect or a yoga master, Zenta has an innate sense of the “aura” of a client, an intuitive approach that hits all the right notes. She creates perfectly specialized and personal marketing tools for each client. And I can tell you first hand, not only was my experience with Zenta easy and fun, but she made me look so damn good!!!"
- Karen Scioli, Founder & President. Emmy Award Winner. Horror Hostess Hall of Fame. Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.
THE ACTOR’S JOURNEY
"Not often does someone come into one’s life filled with a completeness of self that is most contagious, uplifting in every way. Zenta’s professional innovative vision reaches the top of mountains and the view is spectacular. Her dedication, devotion and passion for her work and clients allows her to joyfully conquer feats - and you are just pulled into the climb right with her. She is a force to be reckoned with, a mover of mountains regardless the country. Zenta simply makes the most unattainable projects, easily attainable - a professional pleasure to work with. A true rarity in today’s global business world!
Specific to my situation, I worked with Zenta (dragon rock) as my market entry consultant when I founded Global Justice Investigations five years ago. She took the time to understand the myriad issues surrounding how my unique enterprise fits into the big picture of global law enforcement and was able to guide me in translating my core values, vision and into a spot on logo and visually compelling brand that went a long way in helping me create a strong and impactful professional image for my new company.."
GLOBAL JUSTICE INVESTIGATIONS
- Aida Marcial, Founder & President, Global Justice Investigations
Film | TV | Advertising | Marketing | New Business Development
"Zenta is an exceptionally talented marketing, development and production executive. Zenta combines creative problem-solving, marketing savvy and business smarts with intuitive relationship acumen - she builds long-lasting, solid relationships through which all parties benefit.
Having worked with Zenta on projects for NBC and CBS…,she quickly assesses the needs and budgets and expedites the deadline process through script to screen with skill and grace. Zenta is a skillful negotiator and consensus-builder – she motivates those around her to do their best work, instilling excitement and dedication in both her teams and her clients.
Zenta would enhance and strengthen any organization's team."
- Adrianne Anderson,Vice President Marketing , Warner Brothers TV(former), Vice President, Creative Services KTLA (current)
"More than an Executive Producer or Rep, Zenta was a hands-on trouble shooter on the set, ready with a solution no matter what the situation. A diplomat in dealing with difficult clients, she handled impossible demands with grace--and always that smile.
I would hire Zenta again and again because she is a true creative partner, she brings the right people to the table, and she always delivers above and beyond."
- Leticia Martin, Creative Director, Prudential (former), Director of Marketing
and Communication at Flagler College (current)
"Exceptional. Zenta is a creative problem solver who consistently over delivers. Zenta has great interpersonal skills and quickly develops a rapport with a variety of clients with various needs from big budget to "shoe string".
Zenta is versatile, seasoned, and ultimately hands on; always prepared and highly intuitive. From high end commercial to news worthy documentary film making this is the executive producer you want on your project. Zenta is adept at cutting thru the clutter and getting the job done on budget, on time with exceptional results. HIGHLY recommended."
- Lisa Gillette, Sr VP, Fox Sports (former), Owner at Big Sky Coaching and Consulting
"I have had multiple occasions of working with Zenta Thomas on a variety of different projects over the years. Zenta not only brings zest and enthusiasm to the people and projects she's involved with, but also a great sense of business savvy and know-how. I have always benefited from her guidance, insight and counsel."
- George Gennaoui, Director Marketing & PR, Memorial Hospital
"Zenta is a rare spirit who has a way of bringing out the best in others. Such a positive, talented and bright person, you'd do well to bring Zenta into anything you might be working on.
She has a great knack for connecting dots and radiating energy that inspires others around her. She's detailed and fiercely committed to doing things right, and seeing that her clients are pleased in the end. She's a real pro with personality, and a passion for her work."
- Gary Kopervas, SVP, 20nine Brand Strategy
"I've had the great pleasure of working with Zenta on a number of occasions. She's collaborative, driven, conscientious and willing to do whatever it takes to breathe life into a project. From a Creative Director's perspective, she's a dream—an innovator, creative problem-solver and expert juggler who will make your project run like a well-oiled machine.
No matter what challenges arise, and they always do, Zenta will find multiple solutions to choose from, line up the perfect teams to execute them, and do it all in an instant without breaking a sweat. Ever-positive, ever-resourceful, this is a woman whose talent, vision and experience will always make you look good. Plus, she's a hell of a lot of fun. I'd work with her any time I get the chance."
- Courtney Thompson, Creative Director, Strategist, Copy Writer
"I had the pleasure of working with Zenta as a coworker and as a vendor working in the advertising business in good times and bad. Zenta is the most enthusiastic, hard working, go-getter I know, not to mention wordly, smart and beautiful. She is totally motivated, a self-starter, has an unrelenting positive attitude and expertly knows her craft.
She is focused, prepared, determined and doesn't take no for an answer. Her focus, organizational skills and consistency is unwavering - regardless of the state of the economy, Zenta stays the course and makes it look easy! She has built an incredible network of professionals with her intellect and people skills and as a result has raised the profitability of every endeavor she has put her passion and hard work into. Zenta possesses not only sales savvy but also the skills of a seasoned executive producer that makes her such a unique and sought after winning combination of talent."
- Sue Redmond, President and Founder, Rubberband
"Zenta Thomas and I have worked together on several projects that I produced over the years. Zenta was not only the New Business person but also the Executive Producer on these jobs. She would transition seamlessly from her deft and engaging handling of a variety of clients-some of them not so easy to deal with-to jumping into the trenches with us to brainstorm about logistics, personnel, and all the unexpected and sometimes unprecedented situations that often arise in the world of film and video production.
She's grounded but she can go with the flow and think on her feet. There's no hidden agenda, she is trustworthy and also trusts that those she works with will get the job done...and gives you the freedom to do so. However, she sees the big picture, so while she is there to support you in any way that is needed, she also a troubleshooter and will question things when she thinks there is another or better approach to resolving an issue or challenge.
In other words, Zenta is the total package! She will be an valuable asset to any organization that is fortunate to work with her."
- Maureen McKenna, Independent Motion Picture and Film Professional
"As a former employee of Zenta, she was dedicated to both her staff and company. Zenta combines talent, knowledge and enthusiasm to achieve incredible success in her work. She knows how to create a winning team, tackle obstacles and deliver a final product that is on time and on or under budget...always with a smile. She also made huge efforts to form and retain good relationships with service providers and contractors making her an invaluable asset to the company. She is a true professional and I highly recommend her."
- Lisa Denisar-Ward, Talent Coach at Elite Enterprises
"I have had the pleasure of working with Zenta and the team at Curt Crane Productions for over 7 years, and they never fail to exceed my expectations. Their ability to handle every Agency and Client need from concept through to post-production is like no other group I have worked with.
You can always rest assured when working Zenta and Curt that every "T" is crossed and "I" is dotted. They make the entire process enjoyable and the quality of the work always speaks for itself. Anyone looking for a first rate Production Company, would be crazy not to get in touch with Zenta!"
- Angela Daisy, Managing Director, Value Group Direct
"Driven, focused and always charming. Zenta's talents shine through to achieve astounding results on business partnerships for high-profile broadcast TV projects. Her level-headed approach to connecting business people to creative services is supported with her production integrity. Better yet, Zenta's unaffected and honest style camouflages her ninja-like tenacity to get multiple jobs done well."
- Jim Burt, Marketing Consultant, V Copious
A Dragon is Born
DRAGON ROCK: ACCESS ASIA
A cross-cultural consultancy
Dragon Rock’s original concept was to fill a need in the Southeast Asia business climate to help foreign business economically enter the market without the extreme startup costs generally associated with expanding a business into another hemisphere. Successful western businesses often make the mistake of thinking the same business practices apply in Asia that do in the USA or Europe. . .
When Zenta Thomas established the Dragon Rock core principals and dedicated the company to providing Market Entry, Market Creation, Market Expansion and Advisory services for Western and East Asian companies, she was seeing the gap Western businesses had in understanding East Asian cultures . . .
Dragon Rock works synergistically with Qualitas Project Control to provide the best in Customized, Elite Real Estate/Resort/Golf Development Consulting Services, Personalized Representation and Effective Branding Initiatives in SE Asia. One of the best value propositions we offer aside from assisting in positioning . . .
President, Dragon Rock
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ASIA BASED. ASIA FOCUSED.
Dragon Rock President is the Representative for Destination Golf Europe in SE Asia.
Dragon Rock is providing Market Entry Advisory services for foreign companies entering the market in SE Asia.
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