Leadership Development Consultancy

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is a Greek word that means excellence of any kind

Team Areté

We are a team of consultants and speakers championing the pursuit of personal excellence, organizational development, and culture building.

For over 15 years, we have co-designed and collaborated with top organizational leaders on strategic learning & change interventions.

We believe in the value of change;

the ability to pursue excellence, truth,

meaning, and joy.


Personal Excellence

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Organizational Development

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Culture Building

Our Founder

Atty. Marc Castrodes

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Lead Trainer & Consultant

Areté Leadership Development Consultancy

  • Public Speaker
  • Entrepreneur
  • Author of The Public Speaker Leads & The Gift of Peace
  • President and CEO of Aretei Foods Corporation
  • Former Board Member and Corporate Secretary of GoNegosyo
  • Former Commissioner-at-Large of the National Youth Commission
  • Former Member of the Board of the Optical Media Board
  • Former Vice Chairman of MTRCB
  • Former Main News Anchor of PTV 4
  • Former Managing Attorney of Castrodes Law Firm
  • Participant to the Japan Executive Leadership Program in 2018
  • Awardee of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines
  • Former National Oratorical Champion
  • Former International Debater & Palarong Pambansa Athlete

Our Expertise

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Impact Speaking

Professional Excellence & Building Business Relationships

Strategic Networking

Handling Difficult Conversations & Org Communication

Conflict Management

Persuasion and Negotiation Skills

Selling Excellence

Mission & Vision and Core Values Mapping

Strategic Planning

Helping Middle Managers Pivot and build the company

Middle Management

Values-Aligned Team Building

Meticulously crafted activities based on participants’ demographic

A mix of fun and engaging activities that will challenge both physical and mental capacity

The perfect blend of enjoyment and learning with insightful post-processing

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Our Clients’ Reviews

“Highly recommended for working assured you will have a great time as well!”

-DAISO Japan

“One of a kind training, i didn’t expect, as a manager, to learn more leadership lessons.”

-Global Estate Resorts, Inc.

“Very very helpful in helping us rollout our values-aligned program.”


“We’ve always been excited to meet the new facilitators in Areté, what we are most excited about is meeting the team, especially

Atty. Marc”

-Robinsons Supermarket

Our Industry Partners

We listen

We envision

We co-design

Shoot us an email for inquiries!

4 Gumamela Street, Malanday, Marikina

Mobile: 09675993931