Maya Hu-Chan, MA


Rated in the Top 100 Thought Leaders by Leadership Excellence Magazine and Top Leadership Guru from Asia by Leadership Guru International, Maya Hu-Chan is an international management consultant, executive coach, author, and sought after speaker. She specializes in global leadership, executive coaching and cross-cultural business skills.

Harvard Business School has chosen her book "Global Leadership: The Next Generation" to be one of their Working Knowledge recommended books. This book was translated into Chinese and Polish.


Maya has trained and coached thousands of leaders in Global Fortune 500 companies throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, and Australia.

She has worked extensively in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan, helping global companies develop their senior executives and high-potential leaders as well as their teams. Maya has delivered many training programs in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Clients she has served include (partial list):

Abbott Vascular, Acushnet Company, Agilent Technologies, AMD, American Airlines, Apple Computers, AT&T, Belkin, Berkshire Life Insurance, Black & Veatch, Budget Rent-a-Car, Callaway Golf, Chase Manhattan Bank, Cisco Systems, City of San Diego, Conexant, Detroit Edison, Disney, Economist, Ericsson, Dreyer' Grand Ice Cream, Fluor Corporation, Generali Group, Honeywell, IBM, IDT, James Hardie, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, KPMG, Kraft Foods, Labatt Breweries, Las Vegas Metro Police, Lever Brothers Thailand, LG Electronics, LifeScan, Los Angeles Police Department, Merck, Medtronic, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Monsanto, Motorola, MGM-Mirage, New Balance, Netscape, National Oilwell Company, Nokia, Northern Telecom, Northrop Grumman, Novartis, NVIDIA, Ortho McNeil, Pfizer, PMI, Qualcomm, Sematech, Semiconductor Research Corp., Siemens, SONY, Southern California Edison, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments, Toyota, UBS Investment Bank, U.S. Postal Service, Unocal, University of Southern California, U.S. Olympic Committee, UTStarcom, Warner Lambert and W.L. Gore & Associates

Publications and Media:

Maya is a frequent contributor and interviewee to a wide range of business publications and media, including BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Online, Bloomberg, OD Practitioner, Leadership Excellence, Business Coaching Worldwide, SmartBrief on Leadership, Voice America' Insight on Coaching and Asia Media. She is also a regular conference speaker.

In addition to "Global Leadership: The Next Generation", she is also a contributing author of the following books:

  • "AMA Handbook of Leadership"
  • "Developing Your Conflict Competence"
  • "Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook"
  • "Leading the Global Workforce"
  • "Best Practices in Leading the Global Workforce"
  • "Coaching for Leadership: How the World' Greatest Coaches Help Leaders Learn"
  • "Partnering: The New Face of Leadership"
  • "A Study in Excellence: Management in the Nonprofit Human Services"

Maya also authored Leadership Resource Guides for: AT&T, Budget Rent-a-Car, Calpers, Eastman Kodak, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T Broadband, MGM Mirage Casinos & Resorts, Nortel, Schering-Plough, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, and US West. Some of her publications were translated into German, Spanish, and French.

Maya has an extensive list of publications on management, leadership, global business skills, and multicultural teambuilding. She also developed a well-received series of Working in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore.


Born and raised in Taiwan, Maya received her B.A. in Journalism and Business from National Chengchi University in Taiwan, and Master' degree from Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania.


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 San Diego, California. She has lectured at the Brookings Institution, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of Southern California (USC), Pennsylvania State University, and International MBA Program at University of Chicago.

Honors, Professional Affiliation & Community Involvement:

  • Rated Top 100 Thought Leaders by Leadership Excellence Magazine
  • Named Top Leadership Guru from Asia by Leadership Guru International
  • President of International Operations, Asia/Pacific and Europe, Global Leadership Development Center, Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Alliant International University
  • Certified Executive Coach
  • Certified provider for: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Extended DISC, InsideOut G.R.O.W. coaching model
  • Leading the Global Workforce Best Practice Award" by Linkage Inc.
  • Founding Partner, Marshall Goldsmith Group
  • President of International Operations, Global Leadership Development Center, Marshall Goldsmith School of Management Member, The Alexcel Group Member, The Institute of Executive Development
  • Member, Community Action Professionals
  • Former Advisor of Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC); Board of Director of the Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial County; Commission of the Status for Women (City of San Diego); Workforce Development Council; and Asian Business Association of San Diego.


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