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WHERE THEORY & EXPERIENCE COME TOGETHER

Kimberly combines over 20 years of multinational growth leadership, with a masters degree in cross-cultural communications, and a passion for helping  clients grow their international skills, relationships, and markets. 

Starting with The DuPont Company (a Fortune 50 company), as an electrical engineer, she was quickly recognized for her talents and passion for growth.  She developed an environmental business, then a specialty Teflon(r) consumer products business.  Singled-out for these successes, she was heavily trained in strategy and growth tools, then became an internal growth consultant.  This led to further marketing and leadership training, and roles as a global product manager, EMEA regional manager, and global business manager.  With each business exceeding expectations, she became a corporate growth manager and strategist for DuPont in Central Europe.

Culture affects everything in international business; yet, research on the topic isn't widely known. Just like x-ray machines show the structure of people, the right cross-cultural tools enable leaders to see the structures behind international relationships and business. Spreading this technology is now my passion." Kimberly VanLandingham, BSEE & MACCC

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These international roles, which included travel to over 50 countries, revealed the gaps in cross-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.  
Association of intercultural education training and researchKimberly's theory, experience and passion enable her to translate your needs into bespoke action-oriented training and team-building workshops. 

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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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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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