Partners below are ranked in alphabetical order. 

China has been developing very fast, and Chinese people are exposing to all kinds of western resources too. The westner world, however, has never stopped on the increase of great ideas, and a lot of them have helped people improve a lot. CF has been working on looking for great resources from the west according to China’s needs, and cooperating with the thought leaders to spread their great messages. Below are our offical partners who are influencing the world, and we hope Chinese people and companies can benifit from these information.

David MarquetDavid Marquet

David Marquet is the author of the award-winning book Turn the Ship Around! In 2012 Fortune Magazine called it the “best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution.” He teaches graduate level leadership at Columbia University.

A 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, David Marquet served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years. He commanded the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe. Captain Marquet completely turned around Santa Fe, where the crew went from being “worst to first.” Santa Fe continued to win awards after his departure and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to positions of increased responsibility, including 10 subsequent submarine captains. After riding USS Santa Fe, Stephen R. Covey said it was the most empowering organization he’d ever seen and wrote about Captain Marquet’s leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit.

Captain Marquet retired from the Navy in 2009, and is the Captain, Human Capital Engineering at Next Jump, Inc., a leading e-commerce company in New York. He speaks to businesses and groups who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of each person. This bold and highly effective leadership approach can be summarized as “give control, create leaders.” He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and lives in Manhattan with his wife, Jane.

David Marquet’s message of shared leadership is the solution to one of China’s largest problems in getting people to think. He committed to us and China and spent 10 days speaking all over the country. He was received at Tsinghua University, the American Chamber of Commerce and Chinese tech giant Huawei. 
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QQ截图20140611080511Dr. Mark Goulston

Dr. Mark Goulston is the Chief Mentor and Principal at China Foundations with offices in Shanghai and Beijing that focuses on building trust between all incoming Expats to China and Outgoing Chinese expats all over the world. Their clients include Johnson controls, Fidelity, Bombardier, Starbucks, Nike, Dell, J&J, Corning,  Pfizer and the US State Department and the US Department of Agriculture. Dr. Goulston is also the author of “Just Listen” Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone (which became the top book on listening in the world).

Mark Goulston, M.D. is a business advisor, consultant, speaker, trainer and coach trained as a clinical psychiatrist who honed his skills as an FBI/police hostage negotiation trainer who increases people’s ability to get through to anyone.

He is Co- Founder of Heartfelt Leadership whose Mission is: Daring to Care and Go Positive Now and is the Resident Big Brother at Business Women Rising and serves on the Board of Advisers of American Women Veterans and Dr. Oz’ foundation, Health Corps.

He is the author of international best selling book, “Just Listen” Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone (AMACOM, $24.95) which has reached #1 at amazon kindle in six business categories, #1 in China and Germany , #1 in audible audiobooks and has been translated into fourteen languages.  Dr. Goulston and his book was also a PBS special entitled “Just Listen with Dr. Mark Goulston.”  His next book, REAL INFLUENCE: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In, co-authored with Dr. John Ullment will be the lead book for the American Management Association in January, 2013 and will focus on influencing people in a post-selling world.

Dr. Goulston’s development of those skills started with his education: a B.A. from UC Berkeley, an M.D. from Boston University, post graduate residency in psychiatry at UCLA. He went on to be a professor at UCLA’s internationally renowned Neuropsychiatric Institute for more than twenty years, become a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and was named one of America’s Top Psychiatrists for 2004-2005 and again in 2009 and 2011 by Washington, D.C. based Consumers’ Research Council of America.

A partial list of companies, organizations and universities he has trained, spoken to, provided executive coaching to or consulted with include: GE, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Xerox, Deutsche Bank, Hyatt, Accenture, Astra Zenica, British Airways, Sodexo, ESPN, Kodak, Federal Express, YPO, YPOWPO India, Association for Corporate Growth, FBI, Los Angeles District Attorney, White & Case, Seyfarth Shaw, UCLA Anderson School of Management, USC, Pepperdine University.

He is or has been a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches and is the best selling author of four prior books including the international best seller, Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior (Perigee, $13.95) Get Out of Your Own Way at Work…and Help Others Do the Same (Perigee, $14.95), is a contributor to Harvard Business,  blogs for the Huffington PostBusiness Insider writes the Tribune media syndicated column, Solve Anything with Dr. Mark, column on leadership for FAST COMPANYDirectors Monthly. He is frequently called upon to share his expertise with regard to contemporary business, national and world news by television, radio and print media including: Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, Los Angeles Times, ABC/NBC/CBS/Fox/CNN/BBC News, Oprah, Today.

Dr. Goulston lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

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QQ截图20140611075634Verne Harnish

Verne is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT.  Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company, Verne has spent the past 30 years educating entrepreneurial teams.  The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture Columnist for Fortune magazine. He’s the author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits which is endorsed by over 100 CEOs of mid-size companies and is published in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Serbian, Polish, Dutch, German and Spanish.  Verne also chairs annual Growth Summits in North America, Australia, Europe, and Latin America and continues to teach in t he MIT-based executive program he founded and the “Taipan: Making of Asian Giants” program he co-chaired for 10 years.  He also led the first delegation of young entrepreneurs to Mainland China.  Residing in Barcelona, Spain, he’s married with four children and enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

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