Bridge Cultures to Unify Teams
and Grow Sales

Essential training for today's leaders and teams

In today's swiftly evolving markets, leaders face the dual challenge of not just crafting strategies but also effectively implementing them. Success hinges on the ability to engage, inspire, and mobilize team members and clients from varied backgrounds and perspectives.

In such an environment, the ability to bridge cultural divides is a critical strategic advantage for modern leaders.

Enter the Multicultural Leadership Institute. Our training transcends typical leadership competencies, providing your leaders with a rich understanding of varied cultural landscapes, and the agility to connect disparate norms and perspectives to connect deeply with every colleague and client.

Our Unique Approach

Guided by Joy Chen, acclaimed for her trailblazing leadership across the globe, our team merges extensive learning and development expertise with fresh insights from cultural anthropology and organizational psychology. We provide you with the tools to understand and navigate complex cultural dynamics, empowering you to unite your team and broaden your market reach.

Our programs utilize leading psychometric assessments to enhance cultural competencies within your leaders and teams, offering personalized training aimed at improving your capacity to engage and mobilize individuals from all backgrounds.

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Our Transformative Programs

Our comprehensive services range from engaging keynotes to in-depth training programs, all tailored to deliver:

Strengthen Team Bonds

Cultivate deep connections with team members from varied backgrounds and perspectives.

Boost Productivity

Employ cultural and psychological insights to inspire peak performance in every team member.

Deepen Client Ties

Improve trust-building with clients across all cultures, even in virtual interactions.

Drive Market Growth

Harness the latest findings in organizational psychology to amplify every voice, integrating varied perspectives for innovation and growth
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About your speaker

Joy Chen 陈愉

A trailblazer in global leadership and cross-cultural market engagement

Joy Chen, CEO of the Multicultural Leadership Institute (MLI), is a trailblazer in global cross-cultural leadership development. A former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles and executive recruiter for Fortune 500 CEOs and Board members, her leadership has spanned three continents and been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, and Vogue China.

As Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, Joy led economic and workforce development for a culturally diverse city whose workforce speaks 90+ languages. Her initiatives, aimed at equipping Angelenos with the necessary skills for global economic success, endure as policy benchmarks. Transitioning to the corporate sphere, Joy joined Heidrick & Struggles and over seven years recruited global leaders across North America, Europe, and Asia.

The pivot to leadership development was serendipitously sparked by the success of Joy's leadership blog in China, launching her there as a keynote speaker, author, and training organization founder serving millions in Asia and the Americas.

At the Multicultural Leadership Institute, Joy and her team deliver training that integrates global leadership expertise with insights from across the social sciences, enabling audiences to connect across cultures to enhance collaboration and achieve ambitious growth targets.

Voices of Success

"Joy is captivating! She brings a unique blend of cutting-edge research, real-life stories and practical insights. I’d recommend her as a leadership speaker for any convention."

Ngan Nguyen
Senior Vice President

"Joy connects deeply with the hearts and minds of every audience member, inspiring and equipping us all to stronger leadership."

Mia Newell

"Joy Chen is a strong and clear voice onstage. Her thought leadership is grounded in research and lived experience that makes for a compelling (and often, humorous!) listen. Her tailored content has propelled thousands of learners. The Multicultural Institute is a must-have resource for those committed to the development of leaders."

Angela Cheng-Cimini
Chief Human Resources Officer

"Before this course, I never really knew where to start unraveling my own invisible barriers to advancement. Through this course, I’ve found my roadmap. Now, I can confidently take back control and drive my career."

Peter Yo
Vice President

"I’ve done a ton of leadership training, seen many courses that rehash the same ideas, or are less actionable, or really long. Joy’s lessons are novel, and they cut to the chase, giving us only what we need to know. I’m super grateful for that."

Lian Huang
Senior Counsel

"Joy's program helps us to unlock the competencies we need to advance our careers, and to connect with other rising Asian leaders, so that we can uplift one another and others alongside us."

Brian Pang
Development Director

"The program provided me knowledge of roadblocks that I didn’t know existed, and that I can now overcome by being purposeful with my actions."

Heather Hansen
Global Consultant

"The program contains practical advice and tools we can use to succeed in corporate America. All are specific to the AAPI community and backed by research and data. It is really great!"

Helen Ahn
Associate Director

"This course made a huge difference in how I approach work. I’ve been sharing the techniques and lessons with coworkers who would find them useful."

Hedi Cho

"I highly recommend the Asian Leadership Accelerator by Joy. It was filled with incredible API-tailored knowledge and many helpful takeaways. I found so much value in the cohort interaction."

Bernice Chao
Creative Lead

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