About Maya Hu-Chan

Maya Hu-Chan is an international management consultant and executive coach who helps her clients bridge cultural barriers to get results. An expert in global leadership and cross-cultural management, she has worked with thousands of leaders across Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific region. Fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English, and a native of Taiwan, she brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to her work.

Her charismatic and engaging style has made her a regular conference presenter and popular keynote speaker. She is the co-author of “Global Leadership: The Next Generation,” recommended by Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. Among numerous awards, she was named one of the top eight Global Solutions Thinkers in the world by Thinkers50.

Engage Maya

Are you part of an international team? Do you work with people from other cultures? Are you about to do business in an unfamiliar country or culture?

Maya’s deep expertise in cross-cultural management will give you the awareness and skills you need to be effective in global business. As a coach, Maya sparks positive changes and supports you until your goals are met. As a trainer, she creates dynamic experiences that get teams working seamlessly together. As a speaker, she inspires audiences and brings events to life.

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Global Leadership: The Next Generation

Recommended by Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge and translated into several languages

Maya Hu-Chan, President
Global Leadership Associates

Global Leadership Associates


  • Shankar Ram, Vice President
    Maya impressed me with not just her professional prowess and expertise in coaching but also the genuine way she makes the connection. The sincerity of purpose is evident. The cross cultural sensitivities and dynamics one can imbibe from her coaching is invaluable.
    Shankar Ram, Vice President
    Strategic Alignment & Integration, Humana
  • Xiang Wang, President
    Through the course of our work together, Maya managed to fundamentally enhance the way I manage my team, whether the team worked across the hall from me, or half way around the world.  Her knowledge of global leadership, both in theory and practice, is unparalleled, and her impact on me has been immeasurable. I would wholeheartedly recommend her as a world class executive coach.
    Xiang Wang, President
    Qualcomm China
  • Aidan O'Meara, President
    "Maya has been an important and trusted advisor for us in the work we have done to define, communicate and embed our company culture, in a relevant way, to our Asian leaders and associates."
    Aidan O'Meara, President
    VF Corporation, Asia Pacific
  • Darlene J.S. Solomon, Ph.D.
    As my coach, Maya has really helped me focus on what I most need to do to maximize my effectiveness and add significant value in those organizations. She often helps me accelerate my own thinking and focus on priorities through her experience, intelligence, and ability to ask the right questions.
    Darlene J.S. Solomon, Ph.D.
    Chief Technology Officer
    Agilent Technologies
  • Sherri Neasham, CEO
    “Maya Hu-Chan has a gift for the balance between tough love and empathy. She insists on dealing with brutal reality but always provides warmth and assurance in like measure. She requires self-responsibility but always stands ready to be a loyal, supportive wingman.”
    Sherri Neasham, CEO