Grace de Castro
Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer - Vision et Agir Management Consultancy
Grace is the Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of V+A Consulting (more formally known as Vision et Agir Management Consultancy, Inc.)
V+A is a boutique consulting firm specializing in customized people practices and innovative business solutions. As a go-to authority for inspired interventions, V+A runs the gamut from leadership coaching and organizational development to shop floor selling expertise; from life mentoring, career mapping, and image building to public speaking and wellness coaching. All these in keeping with Grace’s professional and personal mantra of “always leave it better than you found it.”
Grace enjoyed an amazing career spanning nearly 20 years which began in the academe as an English teacher (while running her own events management company from the age of 19!). She then made the jump into the corporate arena by starting her human resources career in Unilever Philippines in 1999. Grace then moved up to various HR roles with esteemed companies such as Levi Strauss, Shell International, Globe Telecom, Nestle, and Convergys.
With a desire to go back to her entrepreneurial roots, Grace founded V+A and continues to wear many hats to this day: HR Guru, life coach, business and career strategist, wellness advocate, certified facilitator - LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Approach, and a certified Pound™ Pro. She is also an in-demand personal branding consultant and one of the most engaging public speakers in the circuit today.
Yet among the many roles she takes on, Grace’s favorite is the closest to her heart and the one she considers the most important – that is the role of mother to her 2 wonderful sons, John and Tomas.