Elisa Mallis is an experienced Executive Coach, Speaker and Human Capital Consultant with a passion for developing people and their global mindset. She is known for her ability to successfully blend a focus on values, purpose and meaning with practical actions and results. Elisa is the China Country Director for MDS and has spent the last 5 years leading a team of highly qualified Senior Consultants and Executive Coaches to deliver world class leadership development and executive coaching solutions for numerous multi-national and government organization in Asia. Elisa and her team are also the Executive Coaching partner for members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Leadership Fellows Program in Asia.
Prior to MDS, Elisa spent over 10 years at Accenture, working as a Management Consultant in the areas of human capital strategy, talent management, coaching and leadership effectiveness. A few of Elisa’s current and past clients include Microsoft, Swiss Reinsurance, Total, Wanda, SAP, Vodafone, Toshiba, the US Embassy, Scholastic Publishing and the UK Department of Work and Pensions.
As an executive within Accenture, Elisa developed the Human Capital Strategy for nine countries in the Asia Pacific region, including China, and led the development of the Culture Change portion of Accenture’s Global Human Capital Strategy from 2008 to 2010. Prior to working in Asia, Elisa provided consulting and coaching to numerous Accenture Fortune 500 clients across the United States and Europe. She led teams of up to 35 people on multi-million dollar transformation projects and also led the development of several large coaching initiatives within Accenture. Before joining Accenture, Elisa worked as a therapist for several years, supporting and developing programs for community mental health centers in the New York City Bronx.
Elisa has earned a Masters in Organizational Psychology and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology both from Columbia University in New York City. She holds and ACC credential from the International Coach Federation and is also an accredited practitioner for the Global Mindset Inventory™ (GMI), the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and the Leadership Effectiveness Analysis™ (LEA) 360 and the IDI (Individual Directions Inventory).
Elisa is currently a Vice Chair for the American Chamber’s HR Forum in Beijing. She was the Chair of the European Chamber of Commerce in China’s HR Forum from 2011 to 2013, leading two Human Capital Conferences with over 150 participants. From 2005 to 2009 Elisa served as the Selection Committee Chair for the International Spirit at Work Awards. Elisa has also been a frequent speaker and workshop leader at a number of Human Capital, Leadership and Coaching Conferences in the US, Europe and China. Elisa has also authored research articles, articles and book chapters on topics related to global leadership and has been quoted in related media articles (CNN, China Daily, Forbes). For the last eight years Elisa has been based in Beijing with her husband and their two boys.