"My mission is to create an ECOSYSTEM for developing Essential Soft Skills That Matter (ESSTM) and applying them at the intersection of doing business in China"


• China Business Advisory & Consulting
• Cross-Cultural Negotiations
• Training Programs & Workshops
• Keynote Speaker & Events
• FREE Online Content (CLD NATION, CLD Podcast, Online Courses, Vlogs, and Lessons)


I’ve spent over 20 years leading people, projects, and cross-cultural teams in APAC and China (from Applications Engineer to Founder and CEO). I’ve taught Cross-Cultural Management at Hong Kong University – Institute of China Business to Chinese business executives and MBA/EMBA students at several universities in Shanghai and the US since 2007. I am as American as football and apple pie, but I am also 100% fluent in Mandarin Chinese, so I fully assimilated into every cross-cultural interaction where I discovered the critical importance of EMPATHY and SELF-AWARENESS as the primary gateways into social acceptance and long-term success.


• China Leadership Dilemmas (CLDs)
• Essential Soft Skills That Matter (ESSTM)
• Cross-Cultural Management TRAINING COURSES (in Chinese and English)
• Mindset for China Business WORKSHOPS
• Cross-Cultural Performance EXECUTIVE COACHING & MENTORING
• Cross-Cultural Performance KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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