Executive Coaching

Dealing with the Obvious and the Surprises

“Cha-bu-duo” is one of the most common misunderstandings between Chinese and Westerners. For many Chinese, “cha-bu-duo” means a pretty much perfect result, while Westerners might see it differently. Conceptually translated it means: only a little bit is missing. But while something “missing” may be acceptable to one group of professionals, it may be devastating to others. On the other hand, what may be considered a great event or clever design in your home country will not necessarily produce the same result in China. Marianne Friese has over 15 years of on-the-ground managerial experience in Asia and helps seasoned, successful professionals in this region to deliver great results. Such individual support is highly personalized and confidential. Project-related or ongoing counseling is tailored to specific assignments and needs.

Client Feedback

I really have enjoyed collaborating with Marianne and I am particularly appreciative of her proactive approach to support and advise team members on bridging the East/West divide to encourage a more international mindset. ...

Marianne is an inspiration, a guide and a challenger

I worked with Marianne for 4 years in 2 functions as Regional Marketing Director APAC for a Fortune 500 company and thereafter as founder and Executive Director of a regional consultancy specializing in market entry for consumer goods companies. ...