Principal, The Essex Consulting Group

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Tuula Piispanen-Krabbe is a Finnish national, living in the United States since 1970. She is principal of The Essex Consulting Group, a cross-cultural consulting and training firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She holds a master's degree from the University of Tampere, Finland, and an M.B.A. from New York University.

Trained in Finland as a journalist, Tuula started her career in Finland and continued it in the United States in business communications and broadcast advertising. In 1985, after earning an M.B.A. in international business and marketing, she started her own cross-cultural consulting firm. She also taught marketing and business ethics at New York University and Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She now specializes in one-on-one mentoring, online coaching, and custom training design.

Tuula and her Danish-American husband live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, after spending more than 30 years in the New York metro area. She has lived and worked in four countries, speaks four languages, and has written for publication in three of them.

Co-author of Cultural Detective Denmark, Cultural Detective Finland, and Cultural Detective Sweden

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