WHERE THEORY & EXPERIENCE COME TOGETHER
Kimberly combines over 20 years of corporate and international growth (in sales, marketing and business management) with degrees in cross-cultural communications (MACCC) and engineering (BSEE). Combining theory and experience, she helps clients grow their international communications skills, relationships, and markets.
Starting with DuPont (a Fortune 50 company), as an electrical engineer, she was recognized for her talents and passion for growth. She developed an environmental business, then a specialty Teflon(r) consumer products business as the Global Consumer Products Business Leader. Singled-out for these successes, she was trained in product development and strategic growth tools as a DuPont internal product development consultant. This led to further training and larger leadership roles as R&D and Technical Service Manager, Global Product Manager, EMEA Regional Manager, and Global Business Manager. With each business exceeding expectations, she became a Corporate Growth Manager for DuPont in Central Europe.
Culture affects everything in international business. Understanding the values and practices across teams and in new markets enable better strategic decisions, communications, and results. Just like x-ray machines show the underlying structure of people, cross-cultural and intercultural frameworks provide critical tools and insight for international leaders and teams." Kimberly VanLandingham, CEO, adviser, trainer & speaker (BSEE & MACCC)
These international roles, which included travel to over 50 countries, revealed the gaps in cultural and communication knowledge and skills. After substantial independent research, she obtained a masters degree in cross-cultural communications. Then, Kimberly turned her growth passion toward others, believing that better communications makes better business and a better world. Today, she consults, facilitates workshops, and speaks at universities and associations, such as the European American Chamber of Commerce, and the World Trade Center. She manages the Cross-Cultural Management Linkedin Group and is a member of Sietar Switzerland.
Kimberly's theory, experience and positive energy go into every project, as she thoughtfully translates your needs into bespoke action-oriented training and team-building workshops.