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Maya Hu-Chan

  • Globally Recognized Leadership Educator, Ranked In The "Top 8 Global Solutions Thinkers" by Thinkers50

Maya Hu-Chan Biography

Expertise

Maya Hu-Chan is a globally recognized author, speaker, executive coach and leadership educator.  She specializes in global leadership, diverse and virtual teams, intercultural communication, executive presence and women leadership.  

Ranked Top 8 Global Solutions Thinkers by Thinkers50, World Top 30 Leadership Gurus, and Top 100 Thought Leaders in Management & Leadership, Maya has worked with thousands of leaders from major corporations throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe.   

Maya partners with organizations to build leadership capabilities to enable profound growth and change, aligned with business and personal goals.  Maya’s ability to significantly advance the leadership effectiveness of executives has led to important and measurable results.

Her book “Global Leadership: The Next Generation” was recommended by Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. She is also a contributing author of 10 business books and a columnist for INC.com. Prior to her consulting career, Maya was an anchor for the China Broadcasting Company in Taiwan, and served as the CEO of a non-profit organization in California.   

Maya has lectured at the Brookings Institution, University of California, San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Southern California, and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.  

Representative assignments for Leadership Development

Technology: Agilent Technologies, Applied Materials, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Dell, Ingersoll Rand, Intel, Apple, Cisco Systems, Belkin, CGG, Atotech, Black & Veatch, SAS, Honeywell, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Oracle, Siemens, Texas Instruments, AMD. Consumer Products: Alibaba Group, Acushnet, DFS, Levi Strauss, Callaway Golf, Kraft Foods, Labatt Breweries, Kodak, Procter & Gamble, New Balance, Johnson & Johnson, Petco, Archer Daniels Midland, Monsanto, VF Corporation, W.L. Gore & Assoc., SONY, Panasonic.  Telecommunications: AT&T, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Motorola, Ericsson, Nortel, Nokia, Qualcomm.  Financial: BSI Swiss Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, Calpers, Merrill Lynch, Union Bank, UBS.  Biotech: Illumina, LifeScan, Life Technologies. Pharmaceutical: Abbott, Allergan, AstraZeneca,BD, Medtronic, Novartis, Merck, Ortho McNeil, Pfizer. Travel: American Airlines, Japan Tourist  Bureau, Budget Rent-a-Car. Insurance: Humana, Berkshire Life Insurance, Generali Group. Consulting: A.T. Kearney, KPMG. Defense: Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Parker Hannifin. Energy: Unocal, National Oil Company, Fluor, Detroit Edison. Entertainment: Disney, MGM-Mirage. Media: The Economist. Auto: Toyota. Government & Non-Profit: Los Angeles Police Department, Nature Conservancy, City of San Diego, Las Vegas Metro Police, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Olympic Committee, PMI

Education, Training & Certifications

Born and raised in Taiwan, Maya is fluent in Chinese and English.  She earned her M.A. from University of Pennsylvania and B.A. from National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

She is certified in the following:  PCC by ICF; Master Coach by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder-Centered Coaching; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Extended DISC, InsideOut Coaching; GlobeSmart; Cultural Navigator/COI; CDR 3-D Assessment Suite; Center for Creative Leadership 360 Leadership Assessment; WorkPlace Big 5; ICF Coaching Supervision

Personal

Maya lives in San Diego, California with her husband and their triplets.  She enjoys yoga, dancing, and traveling.

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Maya Hu-Chan

  • Globally Recognized Leadership Educator, Ranked In The "Top 8 Global Solutions Thinkers" by Thinkers50
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Developing Cultural Agility for Global Leaders

Session length: 45 minutes

2019-06-12T13:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 12th 13:00 EDT

One of the key competencies for global leaders is whether they have mastered Cultural Agility. It’s an ability that enables leaders to work and communicate effectively with people across cultures, geography, and time zones. As companies continue to expand their operations globally and domestically, they face a common challenge: how to equip their leaders with the right mindset and skills to lead multicultural teams, collaborate with diverse business partners, and achieve long term success?

As a leadership coach, how can you help your leaders develop cultural agility? How do you develop your own cultural intelligence so you can coach your clients effectively?

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. What is Cultural Agility and why it is important for your coaching clients?
  2. What are the top leadership challenges when working across cultures?
  3. How do you develop cultural agility for your clients and yourself?
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Maya Hu-Chan

  • Globally Recognized Leadership Educator, Ranked In The "Top 8 Global Solutions Thinkers" by Thinkers50
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Coach-Led Q&A: Developing Cultural Agility for Global Leaders with Maya Hu-Chan

Session length: 45 minutes

2019-06-12T17:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 12th 17:00 EDT

Participants will find themselves part of a fully-immersive, interactive learning experience, by seizing the opportunity to put their questions to formidable coaching expert, Maya Hu-Chan, globally recognized leadership educator, executive coach, author, and speaker. During this engaging, deep-dive session, participants will explore Cultural Agility - the ability that enables leaders to work and communicate effectively with people across cultures, geography, and time zones- empowering them to immediately apply the knowledge and skills they have gained with their clients.

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. How to communicate effectively with people across cultures, geography, and time zones.
  2. Clarity surrounding how to develop cultural agility for your clients and yourself?
  3. Insight into the top leadership challenges when working across cultures.
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Maya Hu-Chan

  • Globally Recognized Leadership Educator, Ranked In The "Top 8 Global Solutions Thinkers" by Thinkers50
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Leading with an Innovative Mindset

Session length: 90 minutes

2020-01-16T09:00:00-05:00 Thursday, January 16th 9:00 EDT

Many of today’s leadership problems are critical and time sensitive; they require quick and decisive actions.   But at the same time, they are so complex and unprecedented that often leaders do not know how to act. There is a need to slow down, reflect, and approach the situation in an unconventional way - with an innovative mindset.

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. Global trends on today’s fast changing business landscape.
  2. Best practices by the most innovative companies in the world.
  3. Three key steps to help your leaders create an innovative climate for their teams.
Maya Hu-Chan Photo

Maya Hu-Chan

  • Globally Recognized Leadership Educator, Ranked In The "Top 8 Global Solutions Thinkers" by Thinkers50
GET ACCESS TO THIS SESSION

Coach-Led Q&A Leading with an Innovative Mindset with Maya Hu-Chan

Session length: 90 minutes

2020-01-16T17:00:00-05:00 Thursday, January 16th 17:00 EDT

Many of today’s leadership problems are critical and time sensitive; they require quick and decisive actions. But at the same time, they are so complex and unprecedented that often leaders do not know how to act. There is a need to slow down, reflect, and approach the situation in an unconventional way - with an innovative mindset.

Participants will find themselves part of a fully-immersive, interactive learning experience, by seizing the opportunity to put their questions to globally recognized leadership educator., Maya Hu-Chan, During this engaging, deep-dive session, participants will explore Leading with an Innovative Mindset - empowering them to immediately apply the knowledge and skills they have gained with their clients.

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. Global trends in today’s fast-changing business landscape.
  2. Best practices by the most innovative companies in the world.
  3. Three key steps to help your leaders create an innovative climate for their teams.