Frank Xu

Clinical Therapist
Business Consultant,
Executive Coach,
Independent Author/Columnist,

Phone: +86 138 118 14245

Frank Xu is a researcher and a Ph.D Candidate at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Frank Xu is also a guest lecture teaching at multiple Universities and Institutes. Frank Xu is teaching post-modern psychology, collaborative dialogue, and collaborative leadership courses to help people and organizations to promote relational, collaborative, and multi-voice atmospheres. Frank Xu is also researching and teaching moral psychology, not only from a culture comparison perspective, in association with Chinese tradition, especially Confucianism, but also from a pragmatism perspective, in relation to how do we construct a new collaborative and more harmonic future: it is rather we need a new attitude than more advanced technology for us to turn the direction of the society and have a brighter future for all.

As a business consultant, Frank Xu works with many organizations on their culture, relations, and communication environments. Frank Xu is also an EAP specialist working with many mental health and psychological services firms, helping enterprises to establish more efficient and harmonic working environment, not only reducing psychology issues at workplace, but also creating a facilitative platform which cultivates employees’ self-developments and career paths. As an executive coach, Frank worked with many business leaders on helping them to find their way of balancing life and work, and walking towards the directions which lines up with their values, believes, and dreams. Frank Xu also works with many healthcare organizations/firms to help to alter the doctor-patient relationship, and to improve the wellbeing of the healthcare professionals. 

Frank’s research and practice interests includes:

  • Collaborative Dialogue Therapy/Counselling
  • Collaborative Leadership in Organizations
  • Collaborative Classroom and Character Development
  • Collaborative Communication on Patient Relationships
  • Narrative Practice/Counselling
  • Reflecting Teams practice in Peer Advisory Group for Business Executives
  • Post-modern Psychology and Chinese Traditional Culture
  • Integral Psychological Framework and Cross Culture Collaboration
  • Cultural Difference on existential anxiety, terror management, and DTA

Member of:

  • International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
  • International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP)
  • American Contextual Behavior Science (ACBS)
  • ACBS, China Chapter (Board Member, Secretary of Treasure)
  • Post-modern Psycho-therapy Academy, China Academy of Science, (senior expert member)

Ph.D. Candidate, Culture and Social Psychology, Tsinghua University
Global EMBA, China European International Business School (CEIBS)
Former global executive of fortune 500 company (in US & Canada headquarter), former CEO of high-tech private firm, independent director of multiple private firms.

Main Research/Teaching Fields
Business/Clinical Training:

  • Organization Culture and Leadership, Character and Leadership, Psychology for Managers, Employee Motivation and Engagement, Judgement, decision making and thinking process, Time, Energy and Efficiency Management, Psychology Capital and Positive Organization Behavior, Cross Cultural Communication and Globalization, Collaborative Leadership,Talking Collaboratively: a relational approach of communication,Crucial Communication and Crisis Management

University Lectures/Credit Courses:

  • Managerial Psychology
  • Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
  • Patient Communication: Knowledge, Trust, & Care, a collaborative approach
  • Introduction to Post-modern Thoughts: from Philosophy to Psychology
  • Relational Approach of Being: a brief introduction to Chinese Tradition


  • Process Focused Management – a post-modern approach (2016, in press)
  • Liberal Education and Humanity Quality: a post-modern approach (2016, in press)
  • Designing and Implementing IP/MPLS-Based Ethernet Layer 2 VPN Services: An Advanced Guide for VPLS and VLL (Wiley, 2009, USA)
  • “Sympathy, Compassion, and Congruence – an introduction to Peer Advisory Group”, Journal of China Human Resource Management, co-authored, 2014, June.
  • “What do we need to teach besides knowledge?”, Geographical Education Magazine, China, 2014, February.
  • “Employee First: Engagement and Happiness”, CEIBS Business Journal, 2013, February.

Translated Works:

  • Man (dis)counected (by Philip Zimbardo, In press, 2016)
  • Driven to Distraction at Work (by Dr. Ned Hallowell, In press, 2016)
  • The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application(Chinese Translation, in press, 2016)
  • Character Strengths and Virtues(Chinese Translation, 2015)