Consulting & Executive Coach
Have a problem that you need to solve? My years of training, teaching and thinking make me uniquely qualified to help you solve almost any problem in my areas of expertise (leadership, innovation, strategy, culture, competitive advantage.) Not meeting your full potential as a leader? I can help. My goal is to teach you how think outside the box so that you can become an unconventional leader who innovates. Strong with the force you will become!
I provide training in all the areas that I present and also traditional business subjects such as motivation, teams, etc. These are custom designed to meet your needs in terms of content, length and delivery format. My goal is to provide more than knowledge. I strive to change the way participants think and behave. The goal is for participants to Think Outside the Box so they can Compete Outside the Box!
International Business Retreats
These are trips designed to provide executives with an understanding of how culture affects business practices. They also allow companies to identify international opportunities and threats that are relevant to them.
There is clearly a need for such experiences. Black, Morrison and Gregersen (1999) found that 85% of Fortune 500 firms do not have enough global leaders and 67% of their current global leaders have less than required global capabilities. Unfortunately, the overseas business retreats offered by my competitors are little more than sight-seeing trips.
The unique structure of my programs are as follows:
- Pre-visit preparation: research the country’s culture, business practices and climate, economic and political environment; prepare written country analysis
- Visit: attend seminars delivered by local executives and government officials, visit businesses, learn about how culture impacts business, identify threats and opportunities for your company
- Post-visit debriefing: complete the written analysis, add opportunities and threats for your company as well as how to prepare for them, and summarize lessons learned
My trips facilitate the development of valuable global business competencies. They are custom designed and suitable for short (weekend – 1 week) country visits.