I have enjoyed a successful forty-year career working on four continents leading, teaching, and coaching teams engaged in strategic communications. Starting in broadcast journalism covering politics for ABC affiliates in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, I?ve spent the past 20 years working with countries and companies transitioning from communist economies to market economies and from dictatorships to democracy. I was an instructor of business communications and public speaking at University ... [more]
As part of the team that helped to write and negotiate the passage of the first law on career counseling for students in Serbia, I've written and delivered training for the country's principals, teachers, college deans and 200 private business owners on the subject. My company helped those 200 companies write the first job training and career development programs for their companies. We helped them recruit and train nearly 1,000 Serbian youth which opened 840 new jobs for unemployed graduates. Working directly with the Roche and Novo Nordisk operations in Serbia, I provided 172 hours of direct one-on-one coaching for their top employees. The lessons learned were then written into policies and programs for newly formed Human Resource departments for the firms. I am currently working with five high school and college students to help them shape their goals and near-and-long term plans.