Become a thought leader in cultural intelligence

CQ Fellows is a one-year, elite certification program using monthly MasterMinds, individual coaching sessions, and two in-person retreats to provide you with a mastery of cultural intelligence (CQ) applied to a specific context/domain. Upon completion, you will have created a new CQ resource to expand your influence as a CQ thought leader.

The 2023 program is now full but I plan to offer the program again in 2024 and possibly sooner. Click the link bellow to be notified when applications are open for future cohorts.

Program Description

CQ Fellows is a one-year (Jan-Dec 2023) elite certification program that provides you with a mastery of cultural intelligence applied to a specific domain.


Two, 3-day retreats (March–Singapore; November–San Diego). Retreats will include facilitated sessions on CQ research, time to work on your CQ resource, feedback on resource design, networking, and peer coaching. [Option to join Nov. retreat virtually]. Expect rich learnings, sharpening dialogue, solo time, great food, and more.


Nine MasterMinds that include pre-work and discussion on a specific topic and 15 minutes for each member on the “hot seat” to gain feedback and direction. This will ensure deepened understanding and accountability as you expand your expertise and influence. Cohorts will be limited to 5-6 individuals.


Quarterly 1:1 sessions with me to discuss individual goals and your work toward completing your CQ resource. In addition, our group will engage in meaningful, online discussions between retreats and MasterMinds.


Create and produce a new CQ solution to expand your authority as a CQ thought leader (book, course, podcast, organizational strategy, etc.). CQ Fellows will provide the tools needed to make this a reality.

Program Content

The burgeoning body of cultural intelligence research will serve as the foundation for CQ Fellows. We’ll dig into the latest findings and talk about how to translate those findings for practitioners. The program is designed for both independent consultants and individuals working inside organizations.

We’re still fine tuning the program content, some of which will be designed based on the confirmed participants but the following is a minimum of the themes we will cover:


Learn how to translate rigorous research into relevant insights for real-world results.


Identify the audience, context and domain where you can have the most impact.


Develop a plan to create your new CQ resource. This might be a book, podcast, or a tool designed for your organization.


Gain tools for marketing your thought leadership in a way that is true to you and will expand your influence and impact.

Benefits for CQ Fellows

This elite group will learn from the pioneering researchers in cultural intelligence including myself, Soon Ang, and others. Each fellow will deepen their expertise in cultural intelligence to emerge as one of the leading thought leaders in CQ globally.

Become a CQ Thought Leader

Publish a new CQ Resource

Lifelong Member of Society of CQ Fellows

Earn Increased Income from CQ Expertise


USD $12,500 if paid in full or $1,250/month for twelve months.

Fee includes all sessions, content, materials, personalized coaching and feedback, and lifelong membership to the Society of CQ Fellows.

Fee does not include travel, accommodations, and meals for in-person retreats.

*The program is now full but if you’d like to be notified when future cohorts open, click the link below.