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In August this year, SwedCham and Mercuri Urval held a workshop for employees of Nordic companies in China, focusing on further developing and progressing their careers in cross-cultural business environments. Through this first workshop, participants gained a better understanding of Nordic culture and the behaviours their Nordic leadership and HQ expect and appreciate in a manager.

In the upcoming second workshop, Mercuri Urval China will continue the training in cross-cultural leadership and introduce coaching as a leadership tool: two coaches will facilitate and demonstrate how you apply coaching as a manager to succeed in leading effectively. Coaching has been well applied as an effective leadership skill in Nordic companies, and in this workshop Mercuri Urval will also share potential pitfalls for leaders who are using coaching in a global perspective.

Coaching is a cornerstone of Mercuri Urval Talent Solutions and they have a strong tradition of using coaching when working with development of individuals, teams and organisations. Coaching is a structured process used to coach individuals or entire management teams. When coaching, the knowledge of coaching is also passed on as a leadership tool.

Trust, courage and willingness to listen are essential skills a leader has to master for her or him to succeed. Coaching skill is a crucial part of that. During the upcoming workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn and practice fundamental coaching skills.

Who should attend?

  • Professionals, Leaders, Managers who are experienced in leading (leading teams, leading projects, leading other individuals)
  • HR Leaders, Business Leaders who want to understand what is coaching and learn coaching skills


  • 13:30 - 14:00 Arrival and Mingle
  • 14:00 – 17:00 Workshop
  • 17:00 – 17:30 Q&A

About the coaches:

Caroline Qian (Lead), Executive Coach & Senior Consultant

Caroline joined Mercuri Urval as the very first Consultant at Mercuri Urval China in 2007. She is a certified ICF Coach, Soft Skill Trainer and Assessment Consultant. Caroline is based in Shanghai, she has more than 24 years of experience working for Swedish companies and Nordic clients within Business Consulting, Executive Search and Talent advisory.

Anne Zhang (Co-Lead), Executive Coach & Senior Consultant

Anne joined Mercuri Urval in 2010, she took the role of Team Leader and became one of Mercuri Urval's first group of Partners in 2018. Anne's key focus are in Talent & Leadership Advisory and Executive Search. Her typical clients are European companies that are growing fast in the Asia market, facing interesting challenges during different development phases.


  • Caroline Qian (Senior Consultant at Mercuri Urval (Shanghai) Enterprise Management Consultants Co., Ltd.)

    Caroline Qian

    Senior Consultant at Mercuri Urval (Shanghai) Enterprise Management Consultants Co., Ltd.

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  • Anne Zhang (Partner & Director (Team Leader) of Mercuri Urval (Shanghai) Enterprise Management Consultants Co., Ltd.)

    Anne Zhang

    Partner & Director (Team Leader) of Mercuri Urval (Shanghai) Enterprise Management Consultants Co., Ltd.

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Sponsors and Partners

Corporate Gold Partners

A special thanks to our Corporate Gold Partners for supporting the Swedish business community in China.