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Lance J. Descourouez  
Lance Photo Lance J. Descourouez is an international business consultant and training specialist. He maintains a private practice in Silicon Valley, California, specializing in cross-cultural consulting, organization development, and executive coaching for both public and private-sector organizations.

Lance has over 20 years of intercultural training and management consulting experience in 32 countries, across three continents and within 35 industries. Lance specializes in organizational assessment, multinational team building, cross-cultural communication, global leadership, team decision-making and conflict management. In addition to U.S. managers and expatriates, Lance Descourouez has trained numerous foreign nationals on U.S. business practices, communication styles and multi-national team-building.
Before beginning his own successful practice, Lance Descourouez was the director of intercultural communications and organization development at Geonexus Communications in Palo Alto, California. Under Lance Descourouez's leadership, the Geonexus team provided worldwide expatriate training programs and intercultural management instruction for clients such as Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, The Gap, and Levi Strauss & Co. The focus of the training and instruction programs took him to 15 countries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Lance Descourouez lived in Washington D.C. before locating to Northern California, and was the director of training for the O.D. firm, Horizons Consulting Group, Inc. Lance also worked for seven years as a program manager and training specialist for the Business Council for International Understanding Institute (BCIU), the American University.

Lance Descourouez has a master's of science degree in Organization Development provided jointly by the American University and the National Training Labs, and a master's degree in Cross-cultural Psychology from the American University, Washington D.C.
 
Qualifications  
  • 20 years business management and consulting experience in 65 distinct industries.
  • Geographic experience includes 32 countries within North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
  • Project content consists of topics such as strategic planning, change management, business process redesign, negotiations, technology transfer, TQM, teambuilding, cross-cultural communication, conflict management, personal development and decision-making.
  • Solid background in general management, organizational assessment and theory, group process and facilitation, human relations training, instructional design and intercultural communications.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, sales, project management, product development, presentation, communication, staff development and strategy.

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