Working 25 years in Asia Pacific, MaryAnne’s cross-cultural experience informs her focus on dialogue as a key to unlock the possibilities of individuals, teams and organizations. She supports clients who want to develop global leaders with intercultural competence and emotional intelligence.
Mary Anne has a passion to support leaders and teams to develop their strengths and create a culture of engagement. Her cross-cultural experience, working over 25 years with global professionals across Asia Pacific, informs her focus on dialogue as a key to unlock the possibilities of individuals, teams and organizations. Through her experience managing a multi-cultural team of consultants at a human resources firm, she realised that in addition to self-awareness, intercultural competence was a foundation to support high performance. She joined Hofstede Insights as an Associate Partner in 2016.
Clients share appreciation for the special energy MaryAnne brings to each engagement. As individuals gain a deeper understanding of self and others, they see cultural challenges and opportunities through new lenses and are able to more deeply connect. She is known for making a difference to clients who want to flex their communication approach, increase emotional intelligence and strengthen multicultural teams.
Mary Anne started her career in Tokyo working in international trade, managing the purchasing of raw materials from clients in Asia, Europe, and North America. After several years, she discovered she preferred the people part of the performance equation and shifted her focus to learning and development, where she has worked for over 15 years.
Mary Anne is certified in Intercultural Management with Hofstede Insights and is an accredited practitioner of MBTI and Lumina Spark. She holds a BA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and works in English and Japanese. She has a strong interest in supporting women in leadership and is the Chair of the ACCJ Kansai Women in Business Committee and President of Foreign Executive Women (FEW) Kansai.
Leadership development, Intercultural competence
Worked and lived in