The China Startup Pulse

Navigating the Pitfalls of being an Aspiring Entrepreneur in China with Mike Burns, Founding Partner of Asia Growth Solutions and Executive Coach

Episode Summary

Running a business is an exciting and rewarding process, but at times, can also be very stressful and fraught with many pitfalls. In this episode, Mike Burns, Founding Partner of Asia Growth Solutions, talks about his experiences as an executive coach, business coach, and strategy consultant in China. He highlights the challenges his clients often encounter and gives crucial advice to leaders of all levels. This includes the importance of having a good support network, the need for strong personal values compatible with business, and the 4 key issues most leaders face! With prior leadership experience at Walmart and General Electric, Mike’s advice is invaluable to all those trying to navigate the difficult task of starting a successful business in China.

Episode Notes

Running a business is an exciting and rewarding process, but at times, can also be very stressful and fraught with many pitfalls. In this episode, Mike Burns, Founding Partner of Asia Growth Solutions, talks about his experiences as an executive coach, business coach, and strategy consultant in China. He highlights the challenges his clients often encounter and gives crucial advice to leaders of all levels. This includes the importance of having a good support network, the need for strong personal values compatible with business, and the 4 key issues most leaders face! With prior leadership experience at Walmart and General Electric, Mike’s advice is invaluable to all those trying to navigate the difficult task of starting a successful business in China.

Show Notes:
1:53 Introduction of Mike Burns
3:33 What does Mike do
4:12 Adapting to China
5:32 Importance of having a strong network
9:01 Experiences in executive coaching and development
13:14 4 key issues leaders most often face in China
28:05 What Mike is working on right now
29:35 Important advice to startups
33:59 Mike’s contact information

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Many thanks to our host Ryan Shuken, guest Mike Burns, editor David and Geep, organizer Chinaccelerator
and sponsor People Squared. Make sure to check out our website www.chinaccelerator.com