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WHY

 

we do what we do

we believe that every one has the potential to live with vigor, alignment, and authenticity.

hummingbirds do the impossible: fly in all directions with wings tracing the infinity symbol ‘8’ in search of possibility. as its namesake, Hummingbird rcc  is small, agile, and tireless to help you unleash potential.

HOW & WHAT we do

rooted in mindfulness and positive psychology, we work with individuals and organizations, from academia to the Fortune 1000, to build compassionate resilience and strategic presence for maximum impact from the inside out. with an asset-based approach, we work with you to identify your natural strengths, harness your authentic power, and expand your impact.

noted expertise: women, immigrants & expats, young professionals, and the underrepresented

Individual

Professional and career coaching * Leadership development * Strengths assessment and cultivation * Public speaking and interviewing skills * Intercultural communication training

Team & Organizations

Mindfulness and emotional intelligence * Train-the-trainer facilitation * Cross-cultural inclusion * Instructional and program design * Strategic ideation and research

Sample Workshops

Facilitation Essentials for Engagement * Find Your Why * Mindful Living by Design * Mindful Presence for Masterful Presence * M.A.G.I.C. of Communication

Sample Tools

Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator * Designing Your Life * Gallup’s StrengthsFinder * VIA Institute on Character’s Survey * Thomas-Kilmanm Conflict Mode

CASE STUDY

Diplomatic Diversity

Public diplomacy plays a critical role in U.S. foreign policy. The interpreters, language officers, and citizen diplomats are often on the frontlines of interfacing with emerging leaders around the world, navigating conflict and cross-cultural miscommunication.

Hummingbirdrcc worked with the U.S. Department of State to create and facilitate a workshop on intercultural communication to: 1) gain understanding of negotiation across cultural norms; and 2) build awareness of personal conflict styles and how to use them appropriately.
CASE STUDY

Mindfulness Messaging

Public speaking remains one of the most feared activities. Yet the ability to effective communicate and influence others is critically important in today’s workplace. Young professionals are often taught off-the-shelf standard “dos and don’ts” of public speaking.

Hummingbirdrcc worked with Dartmouth College to design and teach young professionals to: 1) understand the role of mindfulness and nonverbal cues; and 2) the nuance of effective communication in small and large group settings.
CASE STUDY

Corporate Collaboration

Automobile manufacturing companies are incredibly complex and matrixed organizations. Yet one area of the organization cannot avoid working with another to ensure that cars are manufactured to meet the highest safety standards.

Hummingbirdrcc worked with Audi and Mind Gym to design an interactive online tool to: 1) recognize potential hurdles to working across units; and 2) learn and practice the key components of effective collaboration.
CASE STUDY

Executive Educator

The academic sector and federal government do not lack in technical experts with deep experience in their fields. Yet while many hold decades of experience with demonstrated scholarship and research, as well as multiple academic degrees, they are often promoted to senior management levels without robust management training.

Hummingbirdrcc worked with the National Science Foundation to support its senior directors to: 1) raise awareness of their leadership strengths and areas of growth; and 2) identify opportunities for greater effectiveness in managing their teams and departmental dynamics.

Affiliations

we partner with and initiate endeavors that support our belief that every person has the potential to live with vigor, alignment, and authenticity.

The Mindful Spot

integrated training in mental flexibility, emotional resilience, and physical awareness.

Ignition Coaching LLC

corporate training and career coaching in mindful resilience through change for greater engagement and performance.

Search Inside Yourself

Google-born mindful emotional intelligence training to teach people tools for compassion, empathy and wisdom so that they can create a better world for themselves and others.

WHO we are

Belinda H. Y. Chiu, Ed.D.

*photo by gertie gebre photography

Belinda believes in the power of play and the authentic life as a path to a more peaceful, joyful, and connected world. She is known for her directness, honesty, and humor to push people to think harder, work smarter, and relate better.

Belinda has 20 years of experience in university admissions; leadership development and training; career and executive coaching; and strategic consulting.

She is a mindfulness teacher and certified RYT© yoga instructor, as well as Myers- Briggs® certified and a teacher-in-training with the Google-born Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.

Belinda has worked with organizations, such as U.S. Department of Education, GlaxoSmithKline, and University of Denver. She also co-founded Zomppa, a global education nonprofit for children.

She is the author of a number of journal articles, The One-Hundred-Year History of the Phelps-Stokes Fund as a Family PhilanthropyWe Are One: yoga meditations for children and The Ladies’ Practical Guide to the Camino de Santiago: Walk Your Way.

Belinda holds a bachelor’s from Dartmouth College, a master’s from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, and a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Breakthrough—This word describes what it’s like to work with Dr. Chiu… She gets to your core—and for the first time in many years, I’ve been able to answer the question, “What makes you get up in the morning?”

I have no doubt that individuals or groups working with Dr. Chiu will be nothing short of amazed by the experience.
~C.D.

Belinda guides and probes into the recesses of your mind and soul to unearth your true passion and self…. The most important conundrum that I have faced in my professional career is how I balance my cultural values of humility with self promotion. Working with Belinda, I have learned to redefine my understanding of humility…Belinda and Hummingbird helped me redefine my values, my professional self and find my career path!

~ T.Y.

My story is pretty simple: I’m a high-achieving minority woman so focused on “getting there” that I hadn’t ever stopped to identify where “there” is and subsequently lost myself.

Working with Dr. Chiu has given me the opportunity to reflect on my life experiences and goals, to better understand my own career and educational trajectory, to identify my talents and skills and to gain the confidence that comes from this knowledge.
~ E.H.

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