Maya Hu-Chan is a globally recognized speaker, author, leadership consultant, and ICF Certified Master Coach. She specializes in global leadership, cross-cultural management, and inclusion.
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 throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe.
Maya Hu-Chan is president of Global Leadership Associates, an international management-consulting firm based in San Diego, California. Since founding the firm in 1992, she has built a reputation for excellence in global leadership, cross-cultural management, diversity and inclusion.
Maya's new book "Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust" was released in June 2020 (Berrett-Koehler). She is the co-author of "Global Leadership: The Next Generation," recommended by Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. She is also a contributing author of 10 business books.
Her charismatic and engaging style has made her a regular conference presenter and popular keynote speaker. Maya has lectured at The Brookings Institution, the University of Southern California, Penn State University, The University of Chicago, Dartmouth College and the University of California, San Diego.
Born and raised in Taiwan, Maya received her bachelor's degree in journalism and business from National Chengchi University. She was an anchor for the China Broadcasting Company, then moved to the U.S. to get a master's degree from The University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. She served as the CEO of a non-profit organization in San Diego before embarking on her consulting career.