Elevate and Inspire Every Team Member

Group Training to Boost Productivity, Collaboration and Innovation

Inclusive Leadership Mastery

In today's rapidly changing economic landscape, the key challenge for leaders is to boost team productivity amidst increasing disengagement.

The 2023 Gallup workplace survey reveals a concerning trend: 60% of employees are 'quiet quitting' – physically present but mentally disengaged. This alarming reality is leading CEOs to seek solutions to spur greater productivity and innovation.

In this context, the skill to lead multicultural teams effectively has emerged as a pivotal strategic advantage for leaders today.

This essential ability transcends typical leadership competencies, calling for a rich understanding of varied cultural landscapes and the dexterity to connect disparate norms and perspectives to build unified teams.

Elevate Productivity and Innovation

Under the expert guidance of Joy Chen, renowned for her ability to lead diverse teams in both in-person and remote settings, our elite team combines cutting-edge organizational psychology with extensive business acumen.

We are committed to equipping you with the skills necessary to deeply engage and motivate every team member. Our goal is to unify your team, propelling them to new heights in productivity, collaboration, and innovation, regardless of the working environment.

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Our Transformative Programs

Our programs are meticulously designed to transform challenges into opportunities for enhancing team cohesion and productivity. Our comprehensive services range from engaging keynotes to in-depth training programs, all tailored to deliver:

Enhanced Engagement

Create a remote or hybrid environment that bolsters satisfaction and recognition of each team member

Increased Productivity

Apply psychological insights to motivate each team member to excel.

Strengthened Team Bonds

Cultivate deep connections with team members from varied backgrounds and perspectives, even in virtual interactions

Innovative Processes

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

Joy Chen 陈愉

A trailblazer in inclusive leadership development

Joy Chen is CEO of the Multicultural Leadership Institute and a trailblazer in integrating cultural intelligence into leadership, enhancing global competitiveness and innovation. Her journey from Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles to executive recruiter for Fortune 500 leaders has equipped her with unparalleled leadership acumen and cultural insights.

As Deputy Mayor, Joy led economic and workforce development for a culturally diverse city whose workforce speaks 90+ languages. Transitioning executive search, Joy joined Heidrick & Struggles and over seven years recruited Fortune 500 CEOs and Board members across North America, Europe, and Asia.


Joy's pivot to leadership training was serendipitous, sparked by the unexpected success of her leadership blog in China. This launched her as a celebrated keynote speaker and author, and led her to establish global leadership training organizations that have benefited millions in Asia and the Americas. Joy's global cross-cultural leadership has garnered features in media including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, CNN and Vogue China.


At the Multicultural Leadership Development Institute, Joy, alongside her exceptional team, delivers training programs that are meticulously crafted to enable leaders and teams to greater impact in a culturally diverse marketplace.

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
Director

"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
Supervisor

"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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