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Andrea M. Breidenbach

Andrea M. Breidenbach


“Your success is my success”

Hello there, my name is Andrea Breidenbach. I’m here to help you sharpen your awareness around cultural variances across borders, leading to better communication and ultimately to better business outcomes. With my guidance, you will grow your cross-cultural confidence by tapping into the resources of a caring, diligent and skilled professional. I know what it’s like to live and work abroad. I have done this for my entire adult life and have experience in High Tech, Telecommunications, Solar Industry, Pharmaceuticals, Financial and Higher Education. I’ve successfully completed seven multi-year assignments and business projects for Silicon Valley employers. I thrive on supporting my clients in accelerating their foreign assignment adjustment. Your success is my success. I will show you how to address global business and mobility challenges and achieve peak performance through customized one-on-one sessions, interactive work-shops and tailored programs to your individual needs. Together, we will discover cooperative strategies in navigating your cultural challenges and you will learn the art of cross-cultural bridge building. Let’s arrange a complimentary 10-minute introductory session. Click the button at the end of this page.

Countries

United States, Germany, Spain, Mexico, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Languages

English, German, Spanish
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Professional background

  • Since 2015: Consultant, Mentor, and Coach for Start-ups entering the European Market and for European Companies setting up in Silicon Valley. Cross-Cultural Trainer & Facilitator for Multinational Corporations
  • 2015-2018: Adjunct Professor at the American College in Spain. Taught Business Management, Public Speaking, Services Marketing courses to US American and International University Students
  • 2009-2014: Sr. Director, EMEA Channels & Marketing in Silicon Valley and Europe. Was hired as an individual contributor to develop the EMEA Reseller Channel and quickly had to take charge of hiring a European Sales Team. Managed a group of 9 people and grew revenue from scratch to $25M
  • 2005-2009: Consulting for Solar Companies and Industry Consortiums in Spain, Germany, USA (Silicon Valley)
  • 2002-2005 Sales Executive for Financial Products and Services in Germany
  • 1996-2001: Strategic Alliance Management for Cisco Systems at HQ in Silicon Valley, across Europe, and in Mexico/LatinAmerica
  • 1987-1996 various direct sales and sales-related roles for US employers in Silicon Valley and including a 2-year assignment at 3Com GmbH in Munich, Germany
  • 1984-1987: worked in the Semiconductor Industry during my studies
  • MBA, International Business with Focus on Management & Marketing at Golden Gate University, San Francisco, USA

Experience as coach or trainer

  • Since 2016: Relocation Trainer & Facilitator for NetExpat, Global LT, Dwellworks, CrossCultureAcademy, BGRS, Berlitz
    Multinational Client Companies include Lam Research USA, Mercedes-Benz R&D North America, Genentech-Roche Switzerland and USA, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Mexico and Spain, ThermoFisher USA and Spain, BASF Group Germany and Spain, Wacker Group Germany and Spain, Opel/GM USA and Germany, ICC World Japan and USA.
  • Living Abroad: The Country’s People and its Key Cultural Drivers, Attitudes & Values, History, Geography, Religion, Politics, Interpreting and Adapting Communication Styles
  • Business Culture Abroad: Management Styles, Communication Feedback, Presentations & Facilitation of Meetings, International Negotiations, Conflict Management, Customer Management

 

Additional work experience

  • Sales and Customer Management: Strategic Account Selling, Channel Development, Marketing Programs, Building Successful Alliances, Integrating Customer Focus across the Firm
  • Team Leadership and Development for High Achievers and International Teams: Stakeholder Analysis, Establishing Shared Goals, Building Trust, Clarifying Roles & Responsibilities, Reward Systems
  • Integration after Mergers & Acquisitions: Due Diligence, Trust Building, Recognizing and Bridging Cultural Patterns, Teamwork at the Top

What people say about me

“Andrea’s knowledge and experience in the corporate life and multi-cultural adaptation makes her an excellent trainer for this type of training.”
D.O., Human Resources Manager, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

“The most valuable part of the training was talking openly about the differences in different cultures and how to overcome or embrace these differences.”
M.P., Regional Product Support Manager, Lam Research

“It was great dialogue. I liked the mixture of theory and practical exercises as well as the speed and the adapting to my personal preferences.”
P.K., Head of Quality & Validation Services, Genentech-Roche

“Andrea was not only very knowledgable about the training topics, but also very helpful in answering specific questions. She was extremely responsive, kind and approachable.”
M.G., Sr. Fusion Engineering Manager, Mercedes-Benz R&D

“Andrea provided intercultural training for international work relocation. The information she shared was very insightful, presented in an organized manner, well prepared and she even tailored a section for our 5 year old that included general knowledge, puzzles, games, and blind food tasting! I would highly recommend Andrea!”
S.S., Quality Assurance Manager, Thermo-Fisher

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