Managing Director, Global Interface

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Karen has been involved since the early 1970s in the field of intercultural communication. To date, she has prepared thousands of people for work life or lifestyle transitions, ranging from high school and college students participating in international educational exchange programs to corporate executives and their families on long- and short-term assignments abroad. Destination countries are worldwide, ranging from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Recently she delivered multicultural team-building programs in Shanghai and Bangkok for a U.K.-based client firm. Executive coaching assignments have included clients based in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and The Philippines.

Moving from the United States to Australia in 1988, Karen established Global Interface, a cross-cultural training and development-consulting firm, in 1990 in Sydney. She holds an M.A. in philosophy and has completed graduate work in organizational behavior. She regularly attends the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, held annually in Oregon, where she has completed 370 hours in professional development programs.

Co-author of Cultural Detective Australia, Cultural Detective Global Teamwork, and Trainer of Facilitators

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