Bill Bao is a Human Resources Management Consultant. His areas of expertise include development (including executive coaching), employee engagement and succession planning. He has worked in the medical devices, automotive, fitness, power management, textile and manufacturing industries.
Over his 30-year career, Mr. Bao has gained extensive experience in working and consulting in the United States and Asia. His accomplishments have included introducing new products into the Chinese market; assisting businesses to set up joint ventures in China; designing, implementing, and leading human resources efforts and establishing key recruitment relationships with colleges and universities in China; and creating succession planning and leadership development programs for companies operating throughout Asia.
From 2007 - 2010, Mr. Bao served as the Human Resources Director — Greater China for Stryker Corporation. At Stryker, his responsibilities included building a team that served customers throughout Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People’s Republic of China; managing succession planning and development for senior business leaders; and launching a campus recruitment program and developing a mentor program. His accomplishments included growing business 35% per year for four consecutive years while improving employee engagement by 15% as measured by Gallup’s Q12 employee engagement metric.
Mr. Bao earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Nankai University, China. He received a master’s degree in business administration with a focus in human resources management from Arkansas State University. He is a Gallup certified Strengths Performance Coach as well as a Zenger-Miller certified training facilitator. He is also certified in Facet5 assessment tool and Lominger VOICES. Mr. Bao is fluent in both English and Mandarin and has served as an instructor of English as a second language in China.
Bill’s coaching cases include: China GM, Deputy GM, Sales Director, Marketing & Sales Director, Asia Managing Director, etc.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, FACULTY, PUBLICATIONS
- Arkansas State Unversity, MBA
- English Language and Literature, Nankai Unviersity, BA
- Certification of Lominger VOICES
- Certification of Gallup Strength Performance Coach
- Certification of Facet5 Assessment Tool
- Certification of Zenger-Miller certified training facilitator
- Food and Beverage
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- 360 Assessment
- Executive Assessment
- Executive Coaching
- Executive Selection & Team Formulation
- Executive Team Assessment & Development
- Experience as a Senior Executive
- High Performing Organizations
- Hiring and Selection
- Coaching for Executives in New Roles
- Selection Assessment
- Strengths-based Leadership Development