I am a San Francisco-based Strategy Advisor, supporting mission-driven organizations and social leaders do their best work. My strengths unite innate and learned wisdom with over a decade of cross-sector experience in China and US working with Fortune Global 500 companies and NPOs locally and nationally.
In the 1990s, I was a vital team member of one of the first joint venture companies in China introducing luxury brands Mercedez-Benz and BMW to the Chinese market. I was one of the two Senior Consultants who helped Sir David Tang and his team set up The Beijing China Club at one of the treasured local historical landmarks built in the 17th century, now one of China’s most luxury private clubs. In the last decade, I co-produced the annual Concert of Excellence, featuring the Remy Martin XO Excellence Awards (now the AXA Awards) celebrating outstanding Asian Americans in entertainment on some of New York City’s most important and historic stages, including The New York State Theatre, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. In 2008, as Managing Director of Independent Film Week, I successfully renamed, rebranded and produced the annual week long film forum and conference in New York City.
I strongly believe, for a nonprofit to thrive in today’s economy and environment, the mindset of its leaders must change. One, nonprofits need to have a for-profit business mindset, in order to be more competitive, sustainable, and impactful. Two, nonprofit leaders must grow and reinvent themselves along with their organizational development efforts. Thus, my areas of focus are two-fold: one, help organizations gain momentum and stability through strategic evaluation and planning to achieve enhanced mission-sustainability alignment. Two, through coaching and mentorship, help social leaders become more balanced, focussed, and strong.
The ‘Consulting’ page and ‘Coaching’ page further explains each area respectively. You are also welcome to shuffle through my blog for topics of your interest. I hope you find it helpful. Thanks for dropping by. Please don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you feel inclined to, or connect with me on LinkedIn, and Twitter.