International business expert "Huffington Post blogger
International business expert - Skilled, experienced and flexible trainer!
With over 15 years of international business development experience as a dual citizen of Switzerland and the United States, Valérie is an experienced consultant, cross-cultural trouble-shooter, international speaker, and trainer. She offers practical insights on the essential tools necessary to achieve meaningful and profitable business results internationally.
Valérie has an extensive entrepreneurial background in international business development and cross-cultural training. Over the past fifteen years she has worked for Swiss, Taiwanese, South African, French, Brazilian and U.S. companies. Valérie specializes in international troubleshooting, cross-cultural mediation, intercultural communication, and international strategies for management executives.
Valérie is a graduate of Swiss International Business School and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She is also a North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE.)
Valérie is an international business expert for the Huffington Post, a frequent contributor to Training Magazine, the Vancouver Business Journal and other trade publications. She has lectured at Portland State University, the University of San Diego, and Oklahoma State University.
Through her “Professional Passport®: Work Anywhere with Confidence” curriculum, Valérie provides training that brings the global business world into focus, bridging cultures to succeed in today’s global marketplace. The World Customs Organization, a United Nations agency, has solicited her training program to be included in the training of Customs officials in 178 countries.
Valérie is fluent in English, French and Spanish. She resides in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. with her husband and daughter.