Coach Spotlight


Washington, DC

Milagros “AKA” The Race Healer

Milagros is a dynamic extemporaneous speaker and results-oriented coach. For over twenty-five years, she has partnered with organizations looking to create a culture of equity and belonging through race literate employees that can support diversity and inclusion initiatives. She helps her clients create
empowered cohesive teams, and elevate companies as an employer of choice.

Out of all the diversity topics, race is the most difficult for most organizations, and Milagros’s experience and compassionate style uniquely positions her to help organizations solve their diversity challenges. She assists clients with business challenges related to race in the workplace. Milagros is
passionate about coaching leaders in championing their diversity and inclusion programs.


Her twenty-five years of experience in learning and development means she effectively partners with clients to quickly decipher clients’ challenges and create solutions that enhance work relationships and team cooperation. She designs strategic learning programs for clients seeking to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion by adding race literacy to their initiatives. She specializes in creating a safe space for engaging in difficult conversations

Milagros delivers the following diversity and inclusion solutions:
• Enhancing racial awareness and race literacy in your organization
• Effective conversations on race
• Understanding the business case for racial equity
• Creating a culture of equity and belonging
• Having difficult conversations
• Race equity coaching
Leadership coaching
• Developing race-conscious policies
• Train the trainer program

She Delivers In Multiple Formats Including:
• Dynamic, inspiring keynotes on the subject of race
• Customized webinars
• Customized seminars
• Coaching

Education/Trainings/ Certifications/Assessments

Milagros’s Qualifications and Published Work:
• Racialized Trauma Course Certificate
• Certified Professional Coach
• TEDx Talk:
• Race Healer TV:
• Race Healer Magazine:

Her books:

SPEAKING RACE IN HEALTHCARE – A Manual for the dialogue
11 REASONS TO BECOME RACE LITERATE – A Pocket Guide to a New Conversation

Past Clients/Industries

Milagros has worked across industries and services, including corporations in financial, insurance, and healthcare, higher education, and nonprofit, as well as with national and political leaders. She recognizes that “organizations have specific needs, and programs must be customized to meet those

Milagros started her career in sales, moved into technology, and served as the founding executive director of The Resource Center for the Healing of Racism. She is a Keynote Speaker, TEDx Presenter, and three times author. Also, she is the Producer/Host of Race Healer TV and the creator of Race
Healer Magazine. Her 2-day seminar, “Race Demystified and the Healing Process,” has been successfully presented for more than 16 years.


“While I can’t speak on behalf of the Maryland Judiciary, I can say personally that I think Milagros handles conversations on race, race education, and race healing better than any I’ve experienced. A safe space for learning, no judgment, and a broad history of humans mistreating humans. Milagros has a way of presenting the material, so by the end, you are craving more. I especially recommend her two day Race Demystified course. A must for anyone who wants (or needs) to become aware.”

-Dir ADR Director FEMA

“I participated in a 9-week weekly discussion on race and healing led by Milagros Phillips in 2014. It completely changed the lens through which I saw the world, and gave me tools and words to process what was going to be a lifetime of learning from there on out. I also took a weekend course with her on the history of race in America (I moved to the US as an adult, so I knew little of the kind of US history that doesn’t appear in mainstream history books). Milagros is a gifted and compassionate teacher who knows how to guide an emotional group discussion with care and aplomb.”

-NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

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