About the Author
ERNEST GUNDLING is co-founder and managing partner of Aperian Global. He assists clients in creating strategic global approaches to leadership development, organizational change, and relationships with critical business partners. Dr. Gundling works with multicultural executive teams, coaches executives with global responsibilities, and is a sought-after keynote speaker. He also teaches at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and has authored four previous books as well as numerous other publications. Dr. Gundling holds a BA from Stanford University and MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago.
CHRISTIE CALDWELL is the Director of Consulting for Asia Pacific at Aperian Global. Leveraging her business experience in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific, she drives thought leadership and innovative approaches to support clients’ global talent development needs. Ms. Caldwell conducts research and writes regularly on topics related to globalization, with particular focus on leadership development for high potentials in fast-growth markets. Originally from the United States, she has spent over 14 years as an expatriate in Asia and Europe. She holds an MA degree from Harvard University and also completed an MA program in Chinese Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Nanjing, China.
KAREN CVITKOVICH is a Senior Consultant with Aperian Global and assists clients in the areas of global leadership, teams, negotiations, diversity & inclusion, change management, and post-acquisition integration. Ms. Cvitkovich has worked in more than thirty countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. She holds a BBA in Business from the University of Massachusetts, and an MS from Lesley University in Training and Organizational Development. In addition, she has gone through CTI Coach Training and a certificate program in Neuro Leadership, and is certified on various psychometrics.