Barbara F. Schaetti, Ph.D.
Principal Consultant, Transition Dynamics; Founding Partner, Personal Leadership Seminars LLC
Dr. Barbara F. Schaetti is co-founder of Personal Leadership™, a practice-based methodology that focuses on responding to the new and unfamiliar with mindfulness and creativity. Her background includes multicultural community mediation, corporate diversity training, and expatriate and repatriate family services, while her current work as a consultant, coach, and trainer-of-trainers focuses on the translation of intercultural knowledge into intercultural competence. Barbara's clients are individuals focusing on their professional development, communities designing for authentic inclusion, and organizations involved in international cooperation, higher education and multicultural team development. Among her many publications, she is lead author of both Making A World of Difference—Personal Leadership: A Methodology of Two Principles and Six Practices and Cultural Detective® Blended Culture. Barbara is a member of the faculty of the ICI/University of the Pacific Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations program, where she teaches about the process of change and multicultural identity. She holds a Ph.D. in intercultural communication with a focus on intercultural identity development, an M.A. in intercultural conflict resolution, and a B.A. in international political science. She is a dual national of the U.S. and Switzerland, and lived in ten countries on five continents during the first twenty-two years of her life.
Co-author of Cultural Detective Blended Culture