Simon Mossesgeld
FranklinCovey Philippines

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Simon C. Mossesgeld or Monchito is presently an independent training and development consultant. 

He holds a degree in Behavioral Sciences from the Ateneo de Manila University where he has also completed the required academic units for a Master’s Degree in Education, major in Guidance and Counseling. He has completed the Management Development Program of the Asian Institute of Management.

He started his professional career in 1970 as a grade school teacher and counselor in his alma mater. In 1978, he was hired by Ayala Corporation where he spent twenty-five years mostly in the Human Resources Development area. He was Training and Development Manager of various Ayala Group companies as well as the team manager of the Purefoods PBA team for three years. His last assignment was in Ayala Land, Inc., the premier Philippine real estate company. 

In 2002, he availed of early retirement and returned to work in the Ateneo. He was appointed the team manager of the Ateneo UAAP Seniors team, a position he held for two years, during the last year of which he concurrently worked at the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Center for Leadership.

He serves on a consultancy basis as Program Adviser and Congress Director of the Ayala Young Leaders Congress, a nationally-recognized strategic program for youth leadership development which Ayala Corporation and its group of companies sponsor and conduct annually. The Congress, now on its 8th year, is a program of the Office of the President, Ayala Corporation and is managed by Ayala Foundation. 

Monchito also serves as consultant to the Ayala Foundation for the program design and implementation of the USAID funded ELSA Young Leaders Camp for the ARMM areas. He was part of a group that developed and conducted a youth leadership seminar for two Gawad Kalinga sites in the Payatas area. He hopes to be able to continue this program with a group of young leaders, including those who come from the two GK sites that have been beneficiaries of the program. He has served as camp director of two similar high school leadership camps for private high schools in the Visayas region. 

Monchito conducts team-building, planning and supervisory/managerial workshops and seminars. He is a certified in house facilitator of the Center for Leadership and Change, Inc, for the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People program. He also lectures on leadership, particularly on Servant-Leadership, to student assemblies and on occasion, to faculty members. 

He is married to Tina Alvarez-Mossesgeld. They are the Pastoral Council chair couple of the Magis Deo Community, a community of Marriage Encounter Week-end graduates who are formed in Ignatian spirituality. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Monchito considers facilitating growth as his life mission. The lives of those he has touched and inspired is the legacy he wishes to leave in this world. 


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