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Connie Y. Stephens,

Founder of Headstart Consulting

Facilitator, executive coach & business consultant


In her over 20 years of professional experience in international business, Mrs. Stephens has accumulated vast and diversified experience in management consulting and training, general management, sales & marketing, Human Resource that cover consulting, telecommunication, oil, and hospitality industries.

Connie developed and implemented strategies and programs and ran many consulting projects for many international companies and local enterprises that includeSchebstadTelcom, Atlas Copco, China Petroleum, BP, Bayer, Sinopec, Kodak, ConocoPhillips, APC, Amersham Health, United Carrier, Peer Bearing Company, National Starch, Hawk Electronics, Landmark Hotel (Shenzhen), STS, SinoPharm, SinoChem, Hinge Software, Detroit Steel Product, Ramada, Shangri-la, Jianguo Hotel, Foss China, Carus Chemical, Seagate, ICBC, Honeywell, McDonald's, Ingersoll Rand, Danone, Siemens VDO,Auchan, Arkema, BMS, AstraZeneca, Continental, Secco, SCIP, Sony, Intertek, EGL, Hunan TV, Wabco, Avery Dennison, Emerson, StoraEnso, Micron, Bunge, Invensys Control, APP, adidas, General Mills, Safmarine, Cargill , L'Oreal, Philips, Roche, Medtronics, AAM, Land Rover, Bosch, Continental, Volvo and many others.

The training programs she has conducted:

  Management & Leadership related topics: Leadership Development, Mentoring Skills, Leader as Coach, Coach for Performance & Growth, Team Coaching, Organization Effective Coaching, EI & SI for Managers and all the topics on Leadership Pipeline, etc. 

  HR Related Topics:  Behavioral Interview Skills, HR Management for Non-HR Management, Coaching for Performance & Development, Performance Management, Train the Trainer, etc.

  Personal Development: Result Orient Communication, Presentation Skills, Mastering Time & Priorities, Integrity Selling Skills, Negotiation Skills, etc.

  Cross Culture: Working Across Culture Effectively, etc.

Connie coaches many executives and she also design and lead many consulting project on leadership development, talent development and organization development. She is ICF certified coaching program with golden standard.

Connie's training style is a combination of "east-meet-west".  She not only focuses on the western theory, but also on the adaptation with Chinese characteristics. Her sense of humor makes the course more vivid and interesting.

Connie currently resides in Chicago, but devotes most of her time in China on training and consulting projects.  She is a member of American Society of Training & Development (ASTD) in Chicago land;  co-founder of Chicago China Club both in Chicago & Shanghai; and a leader in a charity organization called "Yan Xing China" (雁行中国)。

Connie holds a Master of Business Administration from Norwegian School of Management, specializing in General Management and a Bachelor of Art degree in English Literature from Guangzhou University of Foreign Language. 

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