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I am a cross-cultural communications, public speaking, and leadership  trainer and coach, working primarily with a culturally and linguistically diverse population.  My almost 20-year career has brought me in contact with people from every part of the globe, from all walks of life, embracing many different belief systems, and representing many different perspectives.  I have come to appreciate the diversity of human society and recognize that there is much we can learn, especially from those we disagree with.  As Pastor Rick Warren has said, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

I know many Christians feel frustrated or at a loss of how to address the many divisive issues confronting the church and American society.  I have come to recognize that many of the communication strategies I have been teaching in my classes would benefit anyone wishing to engage in the discussions that could lead to solutions to the problems we collectively face.  It is my hope to raise awareness of the importance of communication skills and cross-cultural communication strategies to enable these discussions to more effectively take place.

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 Professional Communications Instructor with Multilingual, Intercultural and Technology Expertise
Adaptable and creative instructor with 17 years of experience in language and communications education. Demonstrated expertise in curriculum design, technology integration, and classroom management of highly-educated multicultural and diverse professionals. Recognized as teacher, mentor, and coach with strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Skill set also includes  intermediate foreign language expertise in Spanish, French, and Korean.
B.A. Spanish/Minor French, 1995, Oral Roberts University (Summa cum Laude)
M.A., Education – TESL 1999, Oral Roberts University, Graduated with honors
A.A. Communication Arts – Foreign Language 1992, St. Louis Community College – Meramec
Concentration in Spanish and French, Received Honors Scholarship
M.A. Communication, Culture and Technology, expected graduation 2016, Georgetown University
John Maxwell Team Certification, expected completion August 2015

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