• Who We Are

    Cat Thao Nguyen is Managing Director of Global Ready Limited. She has been a CEO, investment executive, corporate lawyer, board member concurrently working in various social justice  areas including advocacy of ethnic minority communities. She is a certified executive coach and as Managing Director of Global Ready, works together with a range of professionals. Together, we have deep experience across Asia, Australia and North America in talent and inclusive leadership development, professional services, international education and executive coaching. We have worked across jurisdictions in multi-national companies with multiple teams across time zones and cultures. Our work experience spans negotiating resolutions at the United Nations General Assembly, leading teams in international transactions, being members of boards of non-profits addressing diversity and designing and implementing human capital strategy. We believe in a world where everybody belongs; where everyone feels celebrated for who they are and can therefore fully contribute their whole selves. We want you to lead effectively in this type of world. We are here to help you be Global Ready.

  • What We Do

    Leadership Development, Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

    Diverse markets

    Do you have customers in diverse markets or from different cultures? Does your team know how to maximise customer satisfaction across differences? Can they optimise their engagement with your customers? Diversity is everywhere. Do your people understand how to embrace diversity to drive business?

     

    Diverse teams

    Do you have diverse teams working across time zones or cultures on common accounts and projects? Can you minimise conflict and miscommunication to maximise productivity? Do your teams personalise negative experiences limiting effective teamwork? Are your team members self aware to master nuances that can lead to better outcomes?
     
    Is your leadership team sufficiently diverse to reflect your customer base or the reality of a globalised marketplace? Is your culture inclusive enough to attract, retain and develop talent that can work across difference? Do all your staff feel they belong? Do you know how to lead change?
  • Services

    We provide coaching, training and consulting in Inclusive Leadership, Team Development & Effectiveness, Executive Development. We also have established programs in Unconscious Bias, Racial & Gender Equity and Inclusive Leadership.

    "Uncomfortable and absolutely necessary"

    "The Inclusive Leadership program was challenging, uncomfortable and absolutely necessary. To create the truly diverse, inclusive and dynamic teams that organisations require in order to succeed, leadership groups need to confront and challenge the status quo. The Inclusive Leadership program systematically raises awareness of areas that organisations must address, while simultaneously providing practical advice and tools (such as the Lumina assessment tool) to better engage and empower our people. I would highly recommend the program for all leadership teams that want to create a high-performing and inclusive culture within their organisation"
     
    Paul Howes
    National Managing Partner - KPMG Australia, Enterprise.

    "confronting and significant leadership programs"

    "I found the Inclusive Leader program to be one of the most eye-opening, confronting and significant leadership programs I have participated in. Through highlighting the importance of always seeking to understand the complex situations and challenges people are facing, both at work and often more importantly outside of work, the program has given me the awareness and practical tools to better engage, empathise and empower my team.

    The Lumina tool in particular has helped me to better understand and reflect on the strengths I bring to teams, while giving me a greater awareness of my own ‘blind spots’ to ensure I seek out individuals and teams with those assets. Through beginning to implement many of the practical suggestions from the program in day-to-day interactions with my team, I have already noticed a new dynamic developing in which my team feel more comfortable and empowered, I look forward to continuing along the journey."

     

    Peter Bentley
    Partner, Enterprise Executive
    KPMG Australia

     

    "most rewarding and insightful journey"

    I have found the programme one of the most rewarding and insightful journeys I have been on in my career.
    We can not underestimate the importance of cultural mindfulness not only in the workplace but in our everyday lives.
    The programme leads us on a path of self-awareness. We must all speak up against racism. Thank you Cat for leading the conversation.

     

    Amanda Bond
    Partner, KPMG Australia

     

    "significant impact"

    “Ingredion Asia Pacific has started to partner with Cat Thao in building a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment for all of its employees since 2019. Cat-Thao has provided amazing support and assistance in designing and facilitating numerous DEI workshops for our Executive Regional Leadership Team, sub-region business leadership teams and all people managers. These workshops have made significant impact for Ingredion to foster an inclusive work environment where each person is valued and feels inspired to contribute their best. We would have no hesitation in recommending Cat-Thao for her passion and in-depth DEI expertise in supporting any enterprise to accelerate their DEI agenda with real impact."

     

    Quang Nguyen, Human Resources Director, Ingredion South East Asia, India and ANZ

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