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 Michelle E. Tapia
Michelle Tapia is an international management consultant with practice areas in strategy development, organization design and integrated strategic change management.
Currently, Mitsch is founding manager of Mozaik Multimedia, Inc., a startup company that creates cultural edutainment products using emerging multimedia and internet technologies. She is primarily responsible for research and is also involved in content design and development.

Mitsch has over 13 years extensive consulting, management and professional experience in OD, change management, and corporate training in the private and public sectors. She conducted intercultural workshops to high tech companies and homebuilders in California and Arizona, as an Associate of Charis Intercultural Training Corp. She was also OD Adviser for Intel Technology Philippines, advising management on strategy development & execution, organization design, leadership and team development, succession planning and culture alignment. She designed and implemented HR account teams in the Philippines site’s business units, and co-facilitated the first OD session in Intel Shanghai, China. Within 9 months on the job, Mitsch was recognized with the Intel Business Group Human Resources Achievement Award for Strategic Business Partnering.

Before joining Intel, Mitsch co-founded Human Capital Asia, an HR outsourcing and consulting firm. She also provided HR and OD consulting, either as an internal manager or an external consultant, to various multinational and local companies in the Philippines such as Alfa Laval, First Data Corp., Earth & Style, Shell Solar, Fort Bonifacio Development and its joint venture companies, and the Metro Pacific group of companies.
Mitsch had the opportunity to serve the Philippine government twice – first as Technical Assistant to the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) then Deputy Commissioner Rene G. Bañez during the Ramos Administration, providing technical assistance in HR development and change management. As a Presidential appointee during the Macapagal-Arroyo Administration, Mitsch worked again with then BIR Commissioner Bañez to instill a culture of good and effective governance by initiating and managing institutional reforms in the agency, performing various roles as Internal OD and Change Management Consultant, Transformation Manager, and Liaison to International Development Agencies such as the World Bank, the USAID, and the German Technical Foundation. She was also Resource Speaker for the BIR Transformation to multi-sector stakeholders including the Office of the President of the Philippines.

Mitsch holds a BS Psychology degree from Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines. She also earned the internationally renowned MS Organization Development from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business, USA, where she conducted field consulting assignments in the US, Canada, Mexico, China and the Philippines, and completed her research on the factors that lead to the integration of national and organizational cultures in a foreign affiliate of a transnational firm.

Mitsch is based in Redwood City, California, USA. She enjoys traveling, cooking, dining, listening to jazz and world music, and watching international films. Her interests are world cultures, spirituality, social change, and conscious evolution.