Where the fire begins

Where the fire begins

Our Core Tribe

  • RHEA JOAQUIN PRIMAVERA

    Chief Strategist

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    Rhea is an experienced organization development practitioner for over 20 years. Her expertise is in Strategic Alignment, Change Management, Performance Management consulting, Leadership Development, and Human Resource Management. Her corporate experience included working with HR & OD teams at Goldilocks Bakeshop Goldilocks Bakeshop, SunLife of Canada, and Philam Financial Advisory Services. She was a former director and resource facilitator for the Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from De La Salle University and attended Masters in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She completed certificate programs in Organization Behavior, Designing Learning Programs, and Human Resource Management at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a Certified Coach, a Chartered Professional in Human Resources, and a Certified Change Management Specialist.

    rhea@firespringsconsulting.com

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  • JOHN LUIS LAGDAMEO

    Partner Strategist

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    John has a PhD in Leadership Studies from the Ateneo de Manila University. He also completed his degree in Management Engineering from the same university and his Masters in Entrepreneurship with distinction from the Asian Institute of Management. He has worked with enterprises across different industries – printing, packaging, food development, real estate, and plastic manufacturing. He is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Bulatao Center for Psychological Services. Prior to this, he was a board member of the Ateneo Center for Organizational Development , the Ateneo Business Resource Center and the Ateneo Business Accelerator program.

    jdl@firespringsconsulting.com

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  • RAFAEL ROBERTO SILERIO

    Partner Strategist

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    Bobit is a Certified Coach and is a part of the business development team for Firesprings Consulting. He is also a Data Privacy strategist certified by TÜV Rheinland. He guides organizations in developing practical strategies for creating a privacy culture – where protecting data is top of mind for every employee when handling personal information. Bobit previously worked at PLDT, Smart Communications, and Banco de Oro. His other areas of expertise include sales and marketing, Customer Engagement, Merchant acquisitions, and Business Management.

    bobit@firespringsconsulting.com

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  • DEBBIE RODRIGO

    Transformation Strategist

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    Debbie has over 20 years of experience as a founder-entrepreneur of a food manufacturing for export company. She has a Master of Entrepreneurship degree from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and has used it to move into the spaces of teaching, training, and brand research. In 2018 she enrolled under Jack Canfield’s Train the Trainer Live and is certified in the Canfield Methodology, which focuses on how to experientially teach the principles of success and the facilitation of individual and group transformation. She is passionate about helping people Find Their Why, one of the Canfield Success Principles. She is currently completing her Diploma in Organization Development from the Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development (CORD).

    debbie@firespringsconsulting.com

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  • IRISH NAVAJA

    People Engagement Officer

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    Irish is a dynamic individual who combines her passion for sports, academic excellence, and commitment in her role as a People Engagement Officer. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Sports Studies from De La Salle University, a testament to her dedication to her education and the world of sports. As a University Scholar and Student-Athlete, Irish's achievements extend beyond the classroom. She proudly represented the Philippines in the ASEAN Football Federation Championships and the 29th SEA Games, demonstrating her exceptional talent and teamwork. In her current position as a People Engagement Officer, Irish seamlessly merges her love for sports and her professional responsibilities. Her role encompasses liaising with clients on finance and legal matters, ensuring concerns are promptly and efficiently addressed. She has completed the AIHR certificate program in Organization Development and continues to hone her skills in the area of Human Resource Management. Irish also plays a pivotal role in supporting our project teams, ensuring they have the resources and assistance they need to thrive. Her passion, energy, and diverse skill set make her an invaluable member of our team, fostering an environment of enthusiasm and collaboration that benefits our clients and projects.

    irish@firespringsconsulting.com

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  • IANNA SACDALAN

    Project Associate

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    Ianna Sacdalan, a University of Santo Tomas graduate in Legal Management, brings a diverse skill set to her role as Project Associate. Her academic foundation in legal management, as a financial advisor at Pru Life UK Philippines, and volunteer work at the Red Cross Youth Council instilled in her a keen eye for detail, critical thinking abilities, and a profound appreciation for organization and precision. As our Project Associate, she brings a wealth of expertise in project coordination, making her an invaluable asset to our team.

    ianna@firespringsconsulting.com

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Our Strategists

  • ANNA KATRINA BERSAMIN

    Organizational Development Strategist

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    Katie graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She has previously worked as an Organization Development and Strategic HR Consultant for UNESCO, Development Academy of the Philippines, Ateneo Center for Organizational Development, Human Capital Asia, and United Laboratories, Inc. Her specialization is Organization Research & Diagnosis and HR operations. She is a Certified Human Resource Professional.

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  • GIAN ODESTE

    Organizational Development Strategist

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    Gian graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2016. He is currently completing his Masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He previously worked as an Organization Development Senior Associate in a Digital IT Service company for 5 years. Gian’s areas of expertise are Organizational Research and Diagnosis, Data Analysis, and Intervention Design. He is also proficient in Assessment Review, Policy Documentation Design, Data Visualization, and Data Storytelling. He brings in his passion for People, Psychology, and Assessment into our core team.

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  • ROY SALAPA

    Organizational Development Strategist

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    Roy is a business management professional and a lecturer of Business Management and Research, Entrepreneurship, and General Economics disciplines. He graduated from Pamantasan ng Cabuyao with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing Management. He is currently finishing up his Masters in Business Management in the University of the Philippines in Los Baños. Roy’s expertise is in advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis and reasoning. He also specializes in Business Research, General Economics, Marketing Management, Financial Management, and Entrepreneurship.

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  • NANJO BERBA

    Leadership Strategist

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    Nanjo has more than 30 years of experience in the Financial Services and Investment Management Industry. He has held various leadership roles, including Chairman of Philam Asset Management, Inc., Head of Philam Group’s Strategic Initiatives Office, Chairman & CEO of Philam Call Center, Director and President of Philam Financial Advisory Services, Inc., and Philam Group Training Director. Previously, he was President of SunLife Financial Plans, Senior Vice President for Organizational Training for the SunLife Group, and Director of Agency Development and Client Services for SunLife Financial. Nanjo also worked for other insurance companies such as Pioneer Life Group and Great Pacific Life Insurance. He holds an AB Psychology degree from De La Salle University. Nanjo’s expertise is in Leadership Management, Strategy, and Business Development.

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  • CHRIS MALLION

    Human Resource and Organizational Development Strategist

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    Chris is an HR resource expert, a Certified Executive Coach, Facilitator and DDI-certified trainer with nearly 20 years of Organization Development experience. She has designed HR Systems and facilitated over 800 trainings and workshops for various industries including Manufacturing, Information Technology, Transportation and Logistics, BPOs, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Spa and Wellness, Hospitality, Waterworks and Telecommunications. Chris’ expertise is in Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Talent Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategic Thinking and Business Planning. She completed her MA Religious Education and BA in Communications, Minor in Philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University. Chris finds her work meaningful because at its core, it touches human beings – their lives and even their family's lives. Whether it is culture building, values integration or systems design that manage compensation and learning and growth. She is inspired to make employees' work life better, one company at a time.

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  • CHINIE HIDALGO-DIAZ

    Content and Communication Strategist

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    Chinie is a Marketing and Communications Specialist with extensive experience in developing copy and creative content strategies for brands across various industries — including real estate, restaurants, travel and hospitality, and education. Well-versed in both traditional and digital marketing, her expertise lies in helping companies hone in on the messaging needed to achieve their objectives, identify the channels and platforms to best connect with their audiences, and create on-brand, compelling content on a consistent basis. Chinie also carries a solid education and training background, with years as an Educator at Assumption College and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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  • KC FRAYCO

    Human Resource Strategist

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    KC has been a Human Resource Development professional for the past 12 years. Her corporate experience includes working at Accenture, Inc., Ayala Foundation, Inc., and Smarter Good, Inc. Since 2014, her key focus areas have been on workforce planning, recruitment, training and development, career development, succession planning, and employee engagement. KC has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from De La Salle University, and a diploma in Strategic HR Management and Development from the Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development. She is also a certified Crisis Line Phone Counselor.

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  • DAX COBARRUBIAS

    Mindful Leadership Strategist

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    Dax specializes in Mindful Leadership and is a Certified Meditation Teacher. He brings a unique approach to teaching mindfulness by presenting it as a beneficial and essential tool for peak performance through doable exercises that can turn into winning daily habits. His vision is to demystify mindfulness, make it accessible to anyone, and give people the skills to experience life with emerging awareness. Currently, he is expanding his expertise studying Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behavior therapy approach that has been proven to be an effective intervention for a diverse range of clinical conditions including workplace stress, depression and anxiety

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  • ANGELICA DEJARESCO

    Insights and Research Strategist

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    Gica has more than 15 years experience in the field of Market Research and Consumer Insights. She is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC®), leading and managing strategic research and insighting projects local and overseas. She has handled projects for various industries such as FMCG, pharmaceutical, finance, real estate, academe, and the government. Her corporate experience includes working in Nielsen, Pulse Group Sdn Bhd, and Nestle. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Management Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University, and has completed a certificate program for Innovation of Products and Services and Design Thinking from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management.

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  • AUBREY ARAYATA

    Research Strategist

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    Audrey graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications Technology Management. She completed her Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology. Audrey’s expertise is in Research, Learning and Development and Human Resources Management. She has worked in the Education, Brand Innovation, Recruitment and Manpower Services Industries. Audrey believes it is her ability to see the unity in diversity that has led her to a career in Organizational Development. She wants to understand the different individuals in an organization in order to help them become better employees, and more importantly, better people.

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  • BEL PACHECO

    Team Development Strategist

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    Bel is a Certified Action Learning Coach with the World Institute of Action Learning. She has over 15 years experience facilities team development interventions, including team engagement programs, leadership development, team race directing and events management. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Communications with the University of the Philippines.

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  • CRISTINA PASCUA

    Project Management Strategist

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    Tin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management from Ateneo de Manila University. She has a strong background in project management and product management, having worked in the communications and IT industries for more than 20 years. Her previous roles include being a Project Manager for Advantage Technology Solutions and a Product Manager for Exclusive Networks-PH, Inc. Tin currently does Project Management and Virtual Assistant work in varied industries and professional services and is eager to apply her business, marketing, operations and project management skills for companies that have a strong belief in personnel development and corporate social responsibility.

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  • RAOUL REINOSO

    Brand Development and Marketing Strategist

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    Raoul has extensive professional experience in the fields of Brand Development & Management, Marketing, Digital Media, and Publishing. He graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management. Raoul is currently the Managing Director of a basketball and lifestyle multimedia company, and the Co-Founder/Director-Special Projects of a basketball specialty concept store. He also facilitated several successful advertising and marketing campaigns for one of the biggest sports brands in the world. His expertise is in conceptualizing, planning, and executing branding and marketing initiatives.

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