Intercultural leadership coach, consultant, author and speaker specialised in East-West expat assignments and business. An expat since age 4, a former diplomat and China-based since 2002, he has advised, coached and trained leaders for 100+ clients in 25+ countries.
Intercultural leadership expert & East-West expat coach
Whether your office (home-office couch) is in Stockholm, Shanghai or Seattle, some of your expertise will get lost in translation as soon as you start doing business with foreigners. For the last 20 years, I have helped executives, entrepreneurs, academics and artists build intercultural self-awareness, skills and successful new habits.
For business leaders running multinational firms in China, the first half of 2020 was a surreal time...
Gabor Holch | 20 July, 2020
COVID19 spawned brilliant stories of adaptation and innovation. None of the key decisions to support such success stories...
Gabor Holch | 30 April, 2020
2020 stood for 'vision' at most multinational leadership teams I advised, coached or trained last year....
Gabor Holch | 17 February, 2020
The lonesome masked figures of security guards in empty streets have become an eloquent social media meme in China’s cities
Gabor Holch | 13 February, 2020
Global people skills aren't optional any more - 2019 made this message clear. Global business reached managers even if they
Gabor Holch | 11 January, 2020
Those who have ever been foreigners in China know how easy it is to trample onto the country’s countless taboos, and how ..
Gabor Holch | 30 September, 2019
Research on millennials makes fascinating reading. Never before have we dedicated so much time and effort to understanding..
Gabor Holch | 29 August, 2019
By the time Dave took up his post as the Shanghai branch’s General Manager, he had done his homework on Confucian leader...
Gabor Holch | 21 August, 2019
“They are quite polite and indirect,” the new project manager describes her local colleagues. “When they communicate...
Gabor Holch | 12 August, 2019
The non-extroverted majority of ambitious business leaders consider networking, similarly to public speaking, a dreadful and
Gabor Holch | 10 August, 2019
Globalisation in business, management and leadership often disorients the very people who are supposed to provide orientation to others. Take, for instance, a typical European automotive CEO placed in charge of a major Asian market. This vibrant man or wo
Gabor Holch | 4 June, 2019