Milagros Lagrosa, Ph.D.

Organization Development and Wellbeing Consultant

Prof. Mila is the Chief Co-Creator and Educator of SIGLA (School In the Garden of the Living Archetypes)—born from MCHREDO (Milagros Center of Healing and Recreation for Developing Organizations). Both have been the vessels of her more than 25 years of experience as an Organization Development and Wellbeing consultant. In her roles as navigator and coach, she has guided persons, teams and organizations through their change journeys in the local, regional and global arena. Her major client has been ABS-CBN Corporation worldwide. She is a visiting professor of Leadership and Management, International Executive Management program of Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia. She is a faculty consultant/resource person of Bayan Academy. She is a senior associate of Famcor Franchise Management and Development Corporation (FAMCOR) and faculty resource of AIM Team Energy Program.

 Prof. Mila was full time faculty of AIM (2001-2016). As Program Director of AIM Education Management Program she co-designed and implemented executive programs for education leaders in Asia. As Executive Director of World Bank AIM Global Development Resource Center she represented AIM at the first Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) conference in Washington, D.C (2006) and the GDLN Asia Pacific Network in Tokyo (2007). During this period her executive coaching and mentoring experience gained traction. Her clients list includes Pfizer, Philippines, ABS-CBN Corporation, Bayan Tel, Skycable, RAMCAR, Deutch Bank, Treasure Island, Inc. among others. 

Prof. Mila was full time faculty of the Ateneo de Manila, Department of Psychology (1982-2001). She was the Executive Director of the Ateneo Human Resources Center (now CORD) from 1998-2001. She co-designed with OMIOD and implemented the pioneering program Ignatian Spirituality in Education Workshop (ISEW) for the five Jesuit universities in the Philippines in 1998. 

Prof. Mila earned both her M.A and PhD in Social Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University. She graduated (summa cum laude) with a Education, majors in Biological Science and Theology and minor in Mathematics from the University of Santo Tomas. 

Prof. Mila’s personal and professional life has been anchored on her core values: Mission driven—she lives consciously towards the completion of her life mission; Integrity—she creatively integrates her competence and character to deliver excellent service; Love—a genuine love for human beings grounded on respect is her beacon of light in serving and Adventure—always exploring beyond the horizon for fresh ideas and insights to rejuvenate her sense of service. Her core values spell her name, MILA—and she live up to that name and identity. The reverse of her name ALIM symbolizes her soul’s mission statement: “I breathe new life to persons and organizations for healing and transformation.”

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