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  • C.J. is the chief consultant in Directions Consulting, he is also the Master Trainer for Leadership IQ in Asia, he also accredited Belbin Team Role Facilitator and certified COA cross-culture consultant.


    So far, C.J. is the 1st and ONLY Asian sales, innovation and leadership expert to have been invited to speak at the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) International Convention.


    C.J. is a bilingual facilitator and consultant in English and Mandarin, and has conducted Mandarin training, coaching and consulting projects for audiences in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China. His diverse experience in different functional roles, from sales and marketing to human resources, to senior management, as well in different corporate cultures allows him to provide otherwise hidden insights to his clients. He have helped international companies achieve quantum improvements in performance in China and beyond.

  • Mr. Greg Whitehorn is an executive coach, cross-culture consultant and leadership development facilitator with over 30 years of global management experience. He was the Deputy Director of International Development for Portman Properties (in which he participated in the early negotiations and development of the Portman Shanghai Centre project), as well as the Vice-President, Asia Pacific for Joseph E. Seagram & Sons. He has extensive global business experience in China, Japan, India, Europe and Latin America.

    Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Greg studied Chinese at the prestigious Stanford University Language Center at National Taiwan University in 1975. He also holds a Master of International Management degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

    He is a certified facilitator of the Cultural Orientation Approach (COA), as well as the Global Mindset Inventory (GMI) developed by the Najafi Global Mindset Institute at the Thunderbird School of Global Management..

    Greg is also an accredited Belbin Team Roles Facilitator, which is the Gold Standard in measuring team leadership and performance as well as accredited with Harrison Assessments, a leadership and talent assessment tool, which measures 175 behavioral traits and employment engagement factors and with Lumina Spark, Lumina Leadership, Lumina Sales and Lumina Team. Greg is a member of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC)



  • Ms. SHEN has more than 15 years of experience in the Learning and Employee Development field, including 6 years experience in different consulting firms. During the time, she led a plenty of leadership development/Talent management/learning programs, and was highly recognized by her different customers.

    Moreover, she translated and delivered a series of training courses in the past few years in AP different countries/plants/sites, and got great recognitions from the participants and management. She is known as a knowledgeable, sharp and humorous trainer.
      - MBA- FUDAN BI Norwegian Business School
      - Certified Trainer- “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)”, CPP/APP;
      - Certified Trainer – “Situational Leadership”, Center for Leadership Studies.
      - Certified fundamental part of Co-active Coach, CTI.
      - Certified International Soft Skill Trainer – IRCES.
      - Certified Facilitator – “Lominger Competency Architect”, Korn/Ferry.
      - Certified Facilitator – “Talent *7 Learning Agilitiy” interpretation
      - More than 10 years studying and practicing at family psychotherapy
  • Jamie Dixon is a Learning and Development expert with over 8 years’ experience in China. He has a working background in HR and Training Management, having previously worked for Amway China, and the recruitment industry in the UK.

    Jamie’s training style reflects his personality and passion for learning; friendly but to the point. He focuses on creating a relaxed environment where the trainees feel free to open up and aren’t afraid of making mistakes. He takes an experiential approach to learning; presenting necessary information as efficiently as possible before moving on to engaging activities, followed by debriefing and focused feedback.

    Jamie has a Masters Degree in HR Management from the University of Liverpool.  He is DISC Certified, TAP Certified and also Globe Smart certified. He speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin) and is able to train in both English and Chinese, with the majority of his training being delivered in Chinese.
  • David is an entrepreneur and corporate facilitator based in Shanghai, China and focused on the APAC region. Possessing the ability to speak fluent English, Spanish and Mandarin, David can communicate with 2.27 billion people, or about 1/3 of the world’s population.


    With a business background in sales, commercial real estate and learning & development, David A. Davila has been facilitating group learning professionally since 2007. He now works with management groups in a variety of industries. Clients include Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Danone, HP, Roche, Marriot Group and others.


    David earned a B.A. in Chinese Cultural Studies from the University of Houston and a secondary degree in Global Business with a focus on Asian Leadership from the Bauer College of Business – at the time ranked the top business school for entrepreneurship. He is also the only Blue Ocean Strategy practitioner in China certified by the regional authority.


  • David has been the VP, Talent Development Manager of HSBC & Learning & Talent Development Manager of AXA China & Training & Development Manager of Manpower China.


    David has been professionally certified for coaching & leadership programs in Singapore and Hongkong. He has driven succession plan and company culture change project, familiar with competency model, management trainee program and Gen Y management. David is a member of Certified Belbin ? Team Role consultant & Firo-B/Business certified consultant.


  • As a certified coach, seasoned facilitator and trainer, Deborah is devoted to combining traditional training with coaching and facilitation to maximize the learning effectiveness.


    Bearing the expected outcomes in mind, Deborah is good at designing programs to match the business needs and framing the learning content closely and logically towards the agreed objectives.


    Deborah’s course delivery features learner-center and high interactivity.


    Deborah was involved in industries of education, consultancy, logistics and chemical. She worked with business organizations such as BASF, DHL and Wall Street English, with more than 10 years in senior leadership positions. Her roles range from customer service, product development and marketing, Human Resources learning and development, organization development etc.

Directions Management Consulting Co., Ltd.

668 Beijing East Road, Hi-Tech Kingworld West Block, Room 20B, Shanghai

Tel:(86-21) 62190021

Fax:(86-21) 51687510

Email:info@directions-consulting.com