Our Work:

China Foundations (CF) fundamentally believes that forming a base of trust from an environment safe from judgment will produce better work and accelerate excellence. When opinions are valued and appreciated, people contribute more experiences and information so we can reach clearer alignment, quicker task completion, and more robust support for employees and families.

We can improve the ways we talk and act to better exhibit our values, competencies and abilities. This newfound transparency forces us to recognize incorrect past assumptions. Acceptance of legitimate information builds trust

with those we work with. We shrink the gap between cultures, continents and levels of the management hierarchy.

Our philosophy has permitted us to build consulting, coaching and certification of the most interesting and relevant employee growth and development techniques for China. Informed employees are more self aware, work together more happily and are motivated to stay and grow with their company. Our work was recognized this year in 4 of the 2013 EMMAs Global Forum for Expat Management Awards.

China’s segmented population evolves so quickly that CF is compelled to continually seek new information that will simplify the way we engrain this belief into company culture. Traditionally, cultural theory and historical data are used to help international coworkers align.  Technology and increasing personal awareness have spawned discussions, public talks, apps, blogs, and blasts of detailed content, providing deeper context into people’s experiences. Analysis of these experiences has made sole use of traditional data incomplete or obsolete. We use this data and the input from global thought leaders who are influencing our world, psychologists and educators involved in understanding traditional and current Chinese behaviors and trends, current local and foreign industry leaders with at least a decade of on the ground experience, and individuals willing to expose themselves to share their personal experiences for the good of bringing China and the world closer together.

CF was born in 2006 supporting the largest expat mobilization to a Chinese tier 2 city for China’s single largest private investment. We excel at building trust with Chinese and global expatriate clients in multinational, government, foreign joint venture and local companies in China. Our customers and support partners reach across industries, regions, and local/foreign government offices. We spend our time aligning joint venture strategies, developing local and foreign talent, and helping local offices and Global HQ better understand their local customers and how to best support each other. We value relationships, time spent together, and patience to learn about each other. We strive to always be present, sincere, thoughtful and as enjoyable as possible.