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Stacie Berdan

Stacie Berdan

    • Consultant and Expert on Women and International Careers
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Stacie Berdan

Stacie Berdan

Stacie Berdan Speaker Biography

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan is a seasoned global executive, an international careers expert and an award-winning author on how to succeed in the global marketplace. She provides practical and relevant advice on the value of understanding cross-cultural environments, the benefits of feminine leadership, and the need for developing a global mindset in all American students today. She spent the majority of her career at Burson-Marsteller and Unilever, where she served as strategist, coach, and counselor to CEOs, politicians and senior executives around the world. Her extensive global leadership experience in corporate communications, brand marketing, public affairs and cross-cultural consulting extends across four continents with a specific focus on Asia.

Stacie uses her international business experience to promote the need for global awareness and cross-cultural competency for all in her books, media appearances, by-lined contributions and speaking engagements across the country. She has authored four books on the intersection of globalization and careers. Her two most recent books were released in the fall 2013: Raising Global Children (ACTFL, November 2013), co-authored with her husband, veteran travel writer Marshall S. Berdan, is a combination parenting-advocacy book filled with practical information for parents and teachers on how to help prepare our children for a global world. A Student Guide to Study Abroad (IIE, September 2013) – coauthored with Dr. Allan Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education, and Sir Cyril Taylor, Founder of AIFS – is the go-to guide for students and advisers on how to make the most of study abroad. Her first book, Get Ahead By Going Abroad, won two business-career awards, and identified a fast-tracking career trend in women working internationally. Her second book, GO GLOBAL! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad has received rave reviews.

Stacie blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and on her own website. Her numerous broadcast appearances include NBC “Weekend Today”, NPR’s “Marketplace,” ABC News “Money Matters” and “America This Morning”, CNN International, numerous FOX appearances, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Time, The Language Educator and many others.

Stacie spent the majority of her career at Burson-Marsteller, one of the world’s leading global communications firms, rising from entry level to senior management. She then went to Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer products companies, where she led the successful roll-out of the new global brand and was responsible for the internal and external communications strategy for the $11 billion business reorganization in North America. Throughout her career, she has counseled dozens of senior executives at the world’s leading companies, internationally-acclaimed non-profit organizations and several foreign governments in the area of strategic business communication. She is equally comfortable advising business leaders, campus counselors, teachers and students on the ins and outs of going global. Her professional responsibilities have spanned more than 50 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe and South America.

Stacie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University in 1988 and completed graduate coursework in English literature there in 1991. Stacie lives in a 1750 historic home in Glastonbury, CT, with her husband, twin daughters and a Vizsla named Cody.

To book global leadership and women in business speaker Stacie Berdan call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Are You Ready for the Global Marketplace?

Today's employers are increasingly global and – whether you work here or abroad – demand is on the rise for graduates with international skills. Learn how the global marketplace has changed the dynamics of searching for a great job and what skills are necessary to differentiate yourself from the pack. Award-winning author Stacie Berdan will take you through a lively and interactive discussion about WHY everyone needs to start thinking globally.

Stacie shares not only her own experience working globally, but the experiences of hundreds of other successful internationalists. She can tailor her talks to address different students groups, campus counselors, professional organizations, teachers and student teachers, and parents on a variety of topics:

  • How going global is all about a mindset and steps you can take to become a global thinker
  • Why today’s workers need global skills to compete, whether at home or abroad
  • How job seekers can develop international qualifications and build a global resume
  • Why students should pursue a foreign language and study abroad
  • The practical ups and downs of working internationally, as well as most important things to know
  • What an international career in PR and Marketing looks like and how to pursue one
  • For K-12 teachers/student teachers: The critical role today’s teachers play in preparing our children for the global economy by bringing the world into the classroom and inspiring curiosity about different cultures
  • For parents: What raising global children means, why global awareness is important and how to develop a global mindset

Stacie can give a lecture-style talk, an interactive workshop or a keynote speech, for example:

Lecture-style Presentation on how the global marketplace has changed the job-search today, what skills are necessary for differentiation with employers, how students can build an international skill set, developing a winning global job search strategy, and the ups and downs of working abroad. 90+ minutes with Q&A; books can be purchased at a discount.

Interactive Workshop on “Creating a Winning Global Job-search Strategy and Toolkit” designed to help college students develop a career strategy and action plan; define their global brand; draft a global elevator pitch, cover letter and resume; use social media and personal branding; and conduct appropriate research to find the jobs. This session is limited to 25 students and includes 25 copies of Go Global! or A Student Guide to Study Abroad.

A Keynote or Plenary as a speech and Q&A, or combine a 30-minute talk and a panel discussion of thought leaders for which she would identify the panelists and develop the discussion. 1-2 hours.

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