Maya Hu-Chan


Maya Hu-Chan is President of Global Leadership Associates. She is an international management consultant, executive coach, author and sought-after speaker specializing in global leadership, executive coaching and cross-cultural business skills. Maya is also a “Tiger Mom,” raising teenage triplets while she travels the globe 50% of her time to serve clients all over the world.

Originally from Taiwan and a US resident since 1985, Maya has been training and coaching leaders and teams in global Fortune 500 companies throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America and Australia for over 24 years. Her clients have included Abbot VascularAgilent TechnologiesAmerican AirlinesApple ComputersAT&TBudget Rent-a-CarCallaway GolfChase Manhattan Bank, Cisco SystemsCity of San DiegoDetroit EdisonDisneyHoneywellIBMJohnson & JohnsonKraft FoodsLabatt BreweriesLos Angeles Police DepartmentMerckMedtronicMerrill LynchMicrosoftMonsantoNew BalanceNational Oilwell CompanyNorthrop GrummanNovartisPanasonicPfizerQualcommSiemensSONYSouthern California Edison, Texas InstrumentsThe EconomistToyotaUS Postal ServiceUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUS Olympic Committee, and Warner Lambert, among many others. Maya delivers her training programs in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Maya holds a BA in Journalism and Business from National Chengchi University in Taiwan and a Master’s degree from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she is a certified provider for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Extended DiSC, and the InsideOut G.R.O.W. coaching model.

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 InstitutionUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD); University of Southern California (USC)Pennsylvania State University; and the International MBA Program at the University of Chicago.

A frequent contributor and interviewee for a wide range of business publications and media, Maya’s work has appeared in BusinessWeekHarvard Business OnlineBloombergOD Practitioner, Leadership Excellence, Business Coaching Worldwide, SmartBrief on LeadershipVoice America’s Insight on Coaching and Asia Media. She has also contributed to a number of books on global leadership, including AMA Handbook of LeadershipDeveloping Your Conflict CompetenceBest Practices in Leadership Development HandbookLeading the Global WorkforceBest Practices in Leading the Global WorkforceCoaching for Leadership: How the World’s Greatest Coaches Help Leaders LearnPartnering: The New Face of Leadership, and A Study in Excellence: Management in the Nonprofit Human Services. Maya’s own book, Global Leadership: The Next Generation, was chosen by Harvard Business School to be one of their Working Knowledge recommended books.

Maya has been rated one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders” by Leadership Excellence Magazine and was named “Top Leadership Guru from Asia” by Leadership Guru International. She has received the “Leading the Global Workforce Best Practice Award” from Linkage Inc. and was nominated for San Diego Magazine’s “Woman of the Year” award in 2010. She is a founding member of the Marshall Goldsmith Group and a member of the Alexcel Group, the Institute of Executive Development and Community Action Professionals.

I have no doubt that the learnings from your workshop have helped to establish a strong foundation for the future of our team to make the transition “from good to great.
— General Manager, Kraiburg TPE USA, Duluth, Georgia