clients, case studies, & call-outs

a few clients

private & public

academia

Campbell’s, Diageo, Emaar, Enbridge, GlaxoSmithKline, HPE, Kayak, Maersk, National Life, Ohio Health, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Regeneron, Sony, TIAA, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of State, WeWork, World Economic Forum

American Indian Higher Education Consortium, East Asian Regional Council of Schools, Gabelli School of Business, Hotchkiss School, New School University, Stanford University, Tuck Executive Education, University of British Columbia, University of Denver


a few case studies

Diplomatic Dialogues

Public diplomacy plays a critical role in U.S. foreign policy. The interpreters, language officers, and citizen diplomats interface directly with global emerging leaders.

We worked with the U.S. Department of State to design and facilitate workshops to: 1) explore cross-cultural negotiation and communication; and 2) build awareness of conflict styles and how to apply them appropriately.

Artistic Advocates

Storytelling are fundamental to human cognitive, communication, and connection. Stories form the basis of how we understand ourselves and our place in the world. Stories frame how who we are and who we can become.

We worked with Music to Life to coach musician-social change activists to: 1) craft and build their stories of music and activism for justice; and 2) inspire others during broadcasted live events.

Complex Collaboration

Automobile manufacturing companies are incredibly complex and matrixed organizations. Each area of the organization must work seamlessly with each other to ensure that cars meet the highest safety standards.

We worked with Audi and Mind Gym to design an interactive online toolkit to: 1) recognize potential hurdles to cross-functional engagement; and 2) practice the key components of effective collaboration.

Skillful Scientists

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

We 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 to effectively manage their teams and navigate departmental dynamics.


a few call-outs

don’t take our word for it – here’s what a few of 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.