MENNEN M. ARACID
Mennen is a human resource and training consultant who has addressed professionals here and abroad. He is currently a faculty member of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, where he teaches Information Technology. He is also a consulting resource for the university’s Online Learning Initiative. As a faculty of the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education he facilitates courses in planning, strategic execution, process excellence, coaching, and instructional design.
He was the former Chief Business Development Officer of FranklinCovey in the Philippines. There he facilitates courses like 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 4 Disciplines of Execution, Leadership Greatness, and Project Management, among others.
He is a Strengths Strategy Certified Coach. He helps leaders tap into and discover, apply, and be excellent in each of their 34 Leadership competencies as featured in Clifton StrengthsFinder.
He facilitates leadership and strategic planning sessions, and conducts surveys and research studies around Engagement, Organizational Climate, Customer Satisfaction, and Net Promoter Scores. He has a combined 28-year national sales experience in the following industries: pharmaceuticals, computer-aided learning solutions, telecommunications, and education.
He served as General Manager of Inspire Leadership Consultancy, Inc. This is the consulting firm that features Keynote speakers like Francis Kong, Chot Reyes, Karen Davila, Miriam Quiambao-Roberto, Chinkee Tan, TJ Manotoc, and RJ Ledesma.
Elyn is a freelance Human Resource and Organizational Development Consultant since 2005. She has 15 years of combined experience in the administrative and managerial level in a multi-national semiconductor company, the travel industry, and the academe. Her expertise includes conducting organizational/HR audits, strategic planning, and designing interventions like training, competency modeling, succession planning, coaching, and counseling. She is a Strengths Strategy Certified Specialist ™ and a PAHRODF (Philippines Australia Human Resource and Organizational Facility) accredited Learning Service Provider.
Elyn is a life-long learner and an educator by heart. She graduated from UP Diliman with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism degree. She completed her Master in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and pursued Master in Psychology at the Ateneo de Manila University. She took up Spiritual Direction and Retreat Giving at the Ateneo Center for Ignatian Spirituality (CIS) and completed her Professional Diploma in Family Ministries and Clinical Apprenticeship in Pastoral Care and Counseling at the Ruben M. Tanseco Center for Family Ministries (RMT-CEFAM), Loyola School of Theology.
Elyn is the current President of the Cefam Alumni Association. She is a resident counselor at RMT-CEFAM (the Ruben M. Tanseco Center for Family Ministries), and at the Center for Functional Medicine. She is part of Cefam’s Resilience Program, where they give formation sessions and counseling to teenagers in orphanages and DSWD centers. She also gives counseling to children rescued from prostitution, sexual abuse, pornography, and trafficking. She and her husband are also very active in Cefam’s Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Program. They give talks on marital topics, and she facilitates one-on-one counseling of couples to ensure their preparedness for marriage.
Her weekends are usually spent in Bilibid, where she gives formation sessions, counseling, and other interventions to the children and spouses of inmates. She has been a formation volunteer at the Philippine Jesuit Prison Service (PJPS) for 15 years, and also serves as Board and Corporate Secretary of the foundation.