“When we enlarge our view of the world, we deepen our understanding of our own lives.”

– Yo-Yo Ma


Cross-Cultural Articles

Style Switching for Success with Multicultural Groups
Who Am I?
Cultural Perspectives–Steps to Working Effectively in a Global Environment
Cultural Divides in German-American Business Alliances
The Art of the Appraisal
Decision-Making Across Cultures
Transitioning Abroad
The Effects of Culture on Productivity

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  • Exploring Intercultural Boundaries co-presented at SIETAR-USA 13th Annual Conference, Arlington, VA, November 2013


Cross-Cultural Presentations

  • “Transforming Unconscious Bias into Inclusive Leadership” presented to French-American Chamber of Commerce, Arlington, VA, March 2015
  • “How Well Do You Listen?” presented to Capital Speaker’s Club, Chevy Chase, MD, March 2015
  • “Bridging the Gap in Franco-American Concepts of Power and Leadership” presented at SIETAR USA 14th Annual Conference, Portland, OR, October 2014
  • “The Myths and Realities of Military Culture Today” panel discussion presented at American University’s Intercultural Management Institute’s 15th Annual Conference, Washington DC, March 2014 and SIETAR USA 13th Annual Conference, Arlington, VA, November 2013
  • “Les Challenges de l’Expatriation & les Outils d’une Adaptation Culturelle Réussie” (Challenges of Expatriation and Tools for Successful Cultural Adaptation)  –  at French International School of Washington DC, November 2012
  • “Style Switching for Success with Multicultural Groups” presented at Intercultural Management Institute’s 13th Annual Conference, Washington DC, March 2012 and SIETAR USA 12th Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2012
  • “Out of Your Head…Into the Moment: Using Improv and Stories to Enhance Cross-Cultural Learning” presented at SIETAR USA 11th Annual Conference, Denver, CO, April 2011
  • “Ricains & Frogs – Overcoming Cultural Bias to Work Together Effectively” presented to French-American Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC, January 2011
  • Développer les Compétences Culturelles : Les Français et les Américains” presented to members of Washington Accueil, French Embassy, Washington DC, 2010, 2011, 2012,2013, and 2014
  • “Storytelling – Connecting Cultures through Creative Media” presented at NASAGA’s (North American Simulations and Gaming Association) Annual Conference in Arlington, VA, October 2009 and IMI’s 11th Annual Conference, Washington DC, March 2010
  • “Cross-Cultural Experiential Learning Activities” presented at George Mason University’s Workplace Diversity Conference, Arlington, VA, July 2009
  • “Developing Self-Awareness and Global Consciousness through Yoga and Cross-Cultural Competence” presented at SIETAR USA 9th Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, April 2009 and Intercultural Management Institute’s 12th Annual Conference, Washington DC, March 2011
  • “The Use of Film in Cross-Cultural Training” presented at Intercultural Management Institute’s 10th Annual Conference at American University, Washington DC, March 2009
  • Developing Cross-Cultural Competence in Mental Health Practice” presented to Air Force psychology residents, Andrews Air Force Base, July 2007
  • “Communicating Creatively Across Cultures” presented to members of Capitol Creativity Network, Washington DC, May 2007
  • ”Building Cultural Competency” presented to a delegation of international entrepreneurs at The Swiss House for Advanced Research and Education, Cambridge, MA, June 2003
  • “The Effects of Culture on Productivity” presented to members of Bangalore Management Association, Bangalore, India, March 2003