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Derek Tronsgard

Derek Tronsgard


“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.” (Isaac Asimov)

I am a global citizen at heart with diverse, 20-year business experience. I believe in building strong relationships in a global context, because business is about people.

Countries

Canada, United States, Germany

Languages

English, German, French, Russian
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Professional background

  • Born, lived, attended school and worked in Alberta, Canada
  • Attended university & worked in Quebec, Canada
  • Lived, attended university and worked in Germany
  • Lived and worked in the USA
  • Worked in the United Kingdom
  • Multiple visits to Moscow, Russia from 1995 – 2016
  • Public Relations Officer at SIETAR Deutschland e. V.
  • Director International Accounts with Prime Research Communications Consulting, Mainz, Germany
  • Director UK / USA Operations with Prime Research Communications Consulting, Management of PRIME’s US & UK research centres in Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Oxford, UK.

Experience as coach or trainer

  • Excellence in Virtual Teams: This workshop provides teams with rules for success to get things done across the virtual divide. The training can be broken up into several shorter modules: creating team spirit & identity, ways of working, i.e. channels & tools for communicating and giving feedback, emotional and intercultural intelligence, importance of setting goals & managing expectations.
  • Intercultural Sensitivity Training: This training design relies heavily on experiential learning and introduces participants to the intercultural concepts such as stumbling blocks, cultural dimensions and hidden rules. Using a combination of group work, activities and simulations, participants actively discuss the theoretical constructs.
  • Intercultural Preparation Training Canada: Training to prepare assignees, spouses and family members for their transfer to Canada.
  • Repatriation: Directed primarily at middle managers returning from their initial posting abroad, the repatriation workshop examines (reverse) culture shock, pitfalls of reintegration into the headquarter workforce and strategies to succeed.

Additional work experience

What people say about me

“Derek was able to provide an excellent training package in a short time, managing to transmit knowledge and know-how while making the time enjoyable and interesting.”
Andrea Tinagli, Division Head, Europ. Investment Bank

“I admire Derek’s networking skills and attention to detail which results in a natural ability to identify issues and work out solutions. This brings fresh air to organizations and motivates peers and managers alike. She also has very strong interpersonal and presentation skills – she definitively adds values.”
Caio Pezzola, Manager, Gruppo AB

 

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