Meet Maya Hu-Chan

Maya Hu-Chan is a globally recognized speaker, author, leadership consultant, and ICF Master Certified Coach. She specializes in global leadership, cross-cultural management, and diversity and inclusion.

Maya partners with organizations to build leadership capabilities to enable profound growth and change, aligned with business and personal goals. 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, government agencies, and non-profit organizations throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

Maya is a popular keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. She has addressed audiences at corporate events and public conferences around the world, and delivered lectures at the Brookings Institution, University of California, San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Southern California, and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Harvard Business School chose her book, Global Leadership: The Next Generation, to be their Working Knowledge book. She is a columnist for Inc.com. Her most recent book, Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust (Berrett-Koehler Publishers), explores the nuances of working with people across cultures and diverse backgrounds through the universal concepts of saving, losing, and honoring “face.”

Prior to her consulting career, Maya was an anchor for the China Broadcasting Company in Taiwan, and the CEO of a non-profit organization in California. Maya is the founder of Global Leadership Associates, and has served as its president since 1992.

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.

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

 

Maya Hu-Chan is a globally recognized speaker, author, leadership consultant, and ICF Master Certified Coach. She specializes in global leadership, cross-cultural management, and diversity and inclusion.

Maya partners with organizations to build leadership capabilities to enable profound growth and change, aligned with business and personal goals. 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, government agencies, and non-profit organizations throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

Maya is a popular keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. She has addressed audiences at corporate events and public conferences around the world, and delivered lectures at the Brookings Institution, University of California, San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Southern California, and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Harvard Business School chose her book, Global Leadership: The Next Generation, to be their Working Knowledge book. She is a columnist for Inc.com. Her most recent book, Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust (Berrett-Koehler Publishers), explores the nuances of working with people across cultures and diverse backgrounds through the universal concepts of saving, losing, and honoring “face.”

Prior to her consulting career, Maya was an anchor for the China Broadcasting Company in Taiwan, and the CEO of a non-profit organization in California. Maya is the founder of Global Leadership Associates, and has served as its president since 1992.

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.

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

 

Our Partners

We have a global network of seasoned, expert partners in executive education, leadership development, assessment, and coaching.

Ann Bowers-Evangelista

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Executive coaching, assessing leaders for top jobs, women’s leadership

Julian Chu

China / Taiwan

Expertise:
Executive coaching, change management, action learning on leadership breakthrough program

Ruediger Fleisch

Germany

Expertise:
High-impact coaching for leaders and teams, systems analysis and training design for creating success in times of crisis, instabilities or uncertainties

Julie Forbes

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Development, strategy, and systemic change

Joel Garfinkle

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Executive presence, career advancement, lead with influence

Bill Hawkins

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Leadership development workshops, keynote speeches, executive coaching

Remington Hu

China/Taiwan

Expertise:
Leadership development, team effectiveness, communication effectiveness

Kevin Hummel

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Executive coaching, leadership teamwork, recruiting, hiring and retaining top talent

Eun Kim

U.S.A./South Korea

Expertise:
Executive presence and communication, inspiring leadership with impact and influence, design thinking for innovation and collaboration

Ming-Cheng Lai

Taiwan/China

Expertise:
Leadership development, sales, negotiation and communication, NLP training and coaching application

Xavier Lee

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Building high-performance teams and environments, harnessing collective intelligence, mindfulness and emotional intelligence for leadership, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)

Lawrence Levin

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Senior team optimization, executive advisement and coaching, organizational growth

Carlos Marin

U.S.A./Latin America/Mexico

Expertise:
Executive coaching, integration and alignment in senior executive teams, organizational change and transitions leadership

Jim Moore

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Executive coaching, succession planning design and execution, executive development strategy and program design

Carlos Paulet

Peru/U.S.A.

Expertise:
Leadership skills, leadership metrics including multi-rater feedback, cultural alignment

Heather Robinson

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Leadership, global effectiveness, training of facilitators

Diana Rowland

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Japan specialist, cross-cultural training, Global Collaboration™ competency

Andreas Seitz

Germany

Expertise:
Increasing leadership impact, cultural development in global companies, buliding high-performing management teams

Jeremy Solomon

U.S.A./Rwanda

Expertise:
Global leadership, everyday inclusion, diverse teams, difficult conversations

Rita Wuebbeler

U.S.A./Germany

Expertise:
Leadership coaching, global team development, cultural competence-building

Diane Vere

U.K.

Expertise:
Behavioural change for senior international executives, stakeholder-centered coaching

Simon Vetter

U.S.A./Switzerland

Expertise:
Executive coaching, team buliding, culture change

Patricia Wheeler

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Executive coaching, team optimization, leadership development

Martha Williams

Spain

Expertise:
Leadership development, executive development and advisory, executive coaching 

Rossana Johnston

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Effective communication, accountability, trust-building, coaching, team building, and corporate culture

Our Partners

We have a global network of seasoned, expert partners in executive education, leadership development, assessment, and coaching.

Ann Bowers-Evangelista

U.S.A. / Japan
Expertise:
Executive coaching, assessing leaders for top jobs, women’s leadership

Julian Chu

China / Taiwan

Expertise:
Executive coaching, change management, action learning on leadership breakthrough program

Ruediger Fleisch

Germany
Expertise:
High-impact coaching for leaders and teams, systems analysis and training design for creating success in times of crisis, instabilities or uncertainties

Julie Forbes

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Development, strategy, and systemic change

Joel Garfinkle

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Executive presence, career advancement, lead with influence

Bill Hawkins

U.S.A.
Expertise:
Leadership development workshops, keynote speeches, executive coaching

Remington Hu

China / Taiwan

Expertise:
Leadership development, team effectiveness, communication effectiveness

Kevin Hummel

U.S.A.
Expertise:
Executive coaching, leadership teamwork, recruiting, hiring and retaining top talent

Eun Kim

U.S.A. / South Korea

Expertise:
Executive presence and communication, inspiring leadership with impact and influence, design thinking for innovation and collaboration

Ming-Cheng Lai

Taiwan / China

Expertise:
Leadership development, sales, negotiation and communication, NLP training and coaching application

Xavier Lee

U.S.A.
Expertise:
Building high-performance teams and environments, harnessing collective intelligence, mindfulness and emotional intelligence for leadership, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)

Lawrence Levin

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Senior team optimization, executive advisement and coaching, organizational growth

Carlos Marin

U.S.A. / Latin America / Mexico
Expertise:
Executive coaching, integration and alignment in senior executive teams, organizational change and transitions leadership

Jim Moore

U.S.A.
Expertise:
Executive coaching, succession planning design and execution, executive development strategy and program design

Carlos Paulet

Peru / U.S.A.

Expertise:
Leadership skills, leadership metrics including multi-rater feedback, cultural alignment

Heather Robinson

U.S.A.
Expertise:
Leadership, global effectiveness, training of facilitators

Diana Rowland

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Japan specialist, cross-cultural training, Global Collaboration™ competency

Andreas Seitz

Germany
Expertise:
Increasing leadership impact, cultural development in global companies, building high-performing management teams

Jeremy Solomon

U.S.A. / Rwanda
Expertise:
Global leadership, everyday inclusion, diverse teams, difficult conversations

Rita Wuebbeler

U.S.A. / Germany

Expertise:
Leadership coaching, global team development, cultural competence-building

Diane Vere

U.K.
Expertise:
Behavioural change for senior international executives, stakeholder-centered coaching

Simon Vetter

U.S.A. / Switzerland

Expertise:
Executive coaching, team building, culture change

Patricia Wheeler

U.S.A.
Expertise:
Executive coaching, team optimization, leadership development

Martha Williams

Spain
Expertise:
Leadership development, executive development and advisory, executive coaching 

Rossana Johnston

U.S.A.

Expertise:
Effective communication, accountability, trust-building, coaching, team building, and corporate culture

Our Clients

Global Leadership Associates has worked with thousands of leaders from organizations throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

Auto

Toyota

Biotech

Illumina
LifeScan
Life Technologies

Consulting

A.T. Kearney
Ernest Young
KPMG

Consumer products

Alibaba Group
Acushnet Company
Archer Daniels Midland
Callaway Golf
Coach
DFS
Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream
Johnson & Johnson
Kodak
Kraft Foods
Labatt Breweries
Levi Strauss & Co.
Lever Brothers Thailand
Monsanto
New Balance
Nike
Panasonic
Petco
Proctor & Gamble
SONY
VF Corporation
W.L Gore & Assoc.

defense

Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
Parker Hannifin

energy

CGG
Detroit Edison
ExxonMobil
Fluor Corporation
National Oil Company
Unocal

Financial

BSI Swiss Bank
Calpers
Chase Manhattan Bank
MBK Partners
Merrill Lynch
Morgan Stanley
UBS Investment Bank
Union Bank

government & non-profit

City of San Diego
Girl Scouts
Las Vegas Metro Police
Los Angeles Police Department
Million Dollar Round Table
Nature Conservancy
PMI
U.S. Olympic Committee
U.S. Postal Service

hospitality / Entertainment

Disney
MGM-Mirage

Insurance

Berkshire Life Insurance
Generali Group
Humana

Media

The Economist

pharmaceutical

Abbott
Allergan
AstraZeneca
Becton Dickinson
Medtronic
Merck
Novartis
Ortho McNeil
Pfizer

Technology

Agilent Technologies
AMD
Apple
Applied Materials
Atotech
Belkin
Black & Veatch
Conexant
Cisco Systems
Danaher
Dell
General Atomics
Hewlett-Packard
Honeywell
IBM
IDT
Infor
Ingersoll Rand
Intel
Microsoft
Netscape
NVIDIA
Oracle
SAS
Sasol
Sematech
Siemens
Texas Instruments

telecommunications

AT&T
Ericsson
Lenovo
LG Electronics
Motorola
Nokia
Nortel
Qualcomm
Semiconductor Research Corp.
UTStarcom

Travel

American Airlines
Budget Rent-a-Car
JTP (Japan Tourist Bureau)

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