About Celia Cheng-Ying Young
Ms. Young is a well-known global organizational development consultant for Fortune 500 and other large companies worldwide. She is also a dynamic and motivational professional speaker on topics including: organization behavior, organization culture change, globalization, diversity and creativity, cross-cultural relationships and team building, leadership skills, and multinational marketing strategies.
Celia is also a faculty member of The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Organization and System Development Programs in Cleveland, Ohio, where she teaches the Gestalt theory, concept, methodology and application in the development of individuals, groups and organizations. She is currently writing a book with the working title “Developing a Truly Global Organization: Moving Beyond American-Centric Business Orientation”.
Prior to establishing her own consulting business, she spent 12 years in senior marketing positions for companies including Wells Fargo Bank, McDonnell Douglas and Calcomp.
Celia was born in Hong Kong, raised in Taiwan and has family ties in China. She has lived in the U.S. since 1971. Learning and working on both sides of the Pacific Rim has given her the unique ability to straddle the two worlds. It also provided her the ability to understand the sometimes subtle, yet often complex dynamics at play in working with multi-national organizations, leaders, and teams.
It’s between those two worlds where her life’s work continues.
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
MBA, Marketing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration and Marketing, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan
Former Board member of Women In World Trade
Former Program Chairperson for the World Trade Center Association
Member, Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR)
Member, Professional Coaches and Mentors Association (PCMA)
Member, Organization Development Network (ODNet)
Founding sister, Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute (APAWLI)