Mai Moua, Ph.D., is the founder and president of Leadership Paradigms, Inc., a consulting firm which specializes in leadership and organizational development and training. She is Hmong-American and came to the United States in 1979 as a refugee from Thailand.
Dr. Moua received her doctorate degree in leadership studies from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She has presented her research and conducted workshops on leadership and organizational effectiveness to an internationally diverse audience consisting of leadership scholars and academics, executives and directors, practitioners, and students on a national and international level including the Middle East, Europe, and Canada.
Her work is in the areas of cross cultural leadership, women's leadership, leadership development – especially in communities of color, cultural competency and intelligence, and nonprofit and public management and leadership. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of MN Humphrey Institute, Concordia University, and the College of St. Scholastica, where she teaches graduate level courses in public and nonprofit management and leadership and management communication.