Trainer & approach

YOUR TRAINER

WHERE THEORY & EXPERIENCE TAKE-ON A PERSONAL TOUCH

Kimberly combines over 20 years of international business growth leadership with researched best practices to help clients grow their international skills, relationships, and markets. 

She started her career with The DuPont Company (a Fortune 50 company), as a technical service and product development engineer in electronics.  With a strong interest for sales and marketing, she moved into business development, and started an environmental services business, then a Teflon(r) consumer products business.  Singled-out for early successes, she was heavily trained in strategy and growth tools as a product development consultant in the imaging industry.  This led to further marketing and leadership training, then roles in global marketing management, EMEA regional leadership, and global business leadership roles in coatings and chemical industries.  She researched growth best practices and became a corporate growth manager and strategist for DuPont in Central Europe.

Working closely with those from other countries, I realized the impact that culture plays on business and relationships. I found extensive research on the topic, that wasn't being used by most international managers. Like an x-ray machine enables doctors to see the structure of people, these tools provided a picture of the structures behind international business and people. Spreading this technology is now my passion." Kimberly VanLandingham, BSEE & MACCC

Trainer & Coach for Presentation Training Switzerland

These international leadership roles, which included travel to over 50 countries, revealed the impact of culture on business.  Kimberly developed a fascination with international culture and communication issues.  After years of studying and international business experience, she obtained an MA in cross-cultural communications.  Kimberly stays abreast of the latest international research through her relationship with universities and  associations, such as Sietar in Switzerland.

Association of intercultural education training and researchBringing together experience and theory; Kimberly provides practical training, consulting, and team-building to international professionals, teams, and leaders.  She has an energetic teaching style, an easy-to-understand native English accent, and loves working with complicated international problems.   


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WHO

FOR THOSE WORKING INTERNATIONALLY

WHAT

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Training and team building sessions are based on extensive research using concepts from business theory, behavioral-psychology, neurology, and cross-cultural communications. Action-oriented training modules are packed with activities and arranged into a cumulative process to ensure learning. But we don't stop here, we're constantly looking for new ideas and technologies, so our courses remain leading-edge. Below are the key focus areas for our training and consulting expertise.

CULTURE SYNERGY & DIFFERENCES

Understanding cultural frameworks provide insight into growth opportunities, problems, and relationships. Our culture information and frameworks are based on numerous large studies, such as the GLOBE Research Project, and other research. We select the most practical business characteristics for your geography, the roles of those involved, and the business situation.

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EUROPE COUNTRY DIFFERENCES

Country comparison data and expertise focus on European countries differences (including all the EU, EFTA, and CIS countries), with comparisons to the U.S., China, and other continents. The interactive review sessions are tailored to your situation, and include sales and marketing experiences. Data is often included as part of strategic processes and growth related training sessions.

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STRATEGIC INTERNATIONAL GROWTH

This includes market development processes, best practice strategies, and rules of thumb to help businesses make decisions regarding how and where to start or expand their business in Europe. Based on research and experience with large and small businesses, our methodologies support marketing and sales strategic decisions for specialty consumer and B2B industries.

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COMMUNICATIONS

Our courses provide communications skills and processes to help leaders and teams develop more effective business relationships, gain support for their ideas or products, and grow their businesses. International communications expertise includes communication marketing strategy, sales and persuasion, cross-cultural communications, and presentation skills.

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IT'S OUR TRAINING APPROACH THAT YOU'LL LOVE

It's our training approach that really creates the learning. We alternate short theory discussions with real world examples, exercises and practice. These are tailored to your needs. Courses include workbooks and other tools. For example, the presentation training includes videos of the presenters for self-discovery and further learning.

Specific tools

Short theory modules introduce concepts, strategic best processes, or supporting data.

Examples

Video or case-study examples, and other demonstrations accompany theory modules.

Discovery-workshops

Concepts are directly applied during team workshops or practice sessions.

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TRAINING & OTHER SERVICES
SUMMARY

WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL

All about you!

Training courses are adjusted to the individual and the business needs of the group, thanks to our flexible training modules and workshop approach.

Action-oriented

Theory is implemented and practiced throughout the training.

Theory & experience

Your facilitator brings over 20 years of experience, plus academic credentials.

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Team-building

Attendees help and learn from each other in a comfortable and fun environment.

Technical, sales & business

Training approach, examples, and workshops are designed for technical minds, and selling applications, so they're particularly appropriate for technical, sales, and business.

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Video feedback

Presentation practice sessions are videoed so you can refine your individual style and gain confidence.

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