Kate Berardo is a facilitator, coach and consultant who specializes in global leadership development, communications, and diverse teams. Kate helps individuals and teams to increase effectiveness, reduce miscommunication, and build stronger working relationships. Her work has spanned more than eighteen countries, involved working with individuals from over fifty nations, and been the subject of media worldwide, including CNN's Business Traveler and the Gulf News. Kate is the founder of Culturosity.com, the co-author of Putting Diversity to Work (Thomson Learning, 2003), and an author of the Cultural Detectiveï¿½ Self-Discovery and Bridging Cultures packages. She holds a distinguished Masters in Intercultural Communication and has lived in the US, Spain, Japan, France, United Kingdom, and Denmark. She is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Argonaut Online and is an active committee member of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research.
Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators, a national professional organization based at Duke University, where she is a Research Scholar in Education. In addition, she holds faculty positions at other institutions including Leeds-Metropolitan University (UK) and the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication (Oregon). With five books and numerous articles, she has published widely on international education and cross-cultural issues including Building Cultural Competence (Stylus, 2012). A leading expert on intercultural competence and assessment, Darla has given invited talks, trainings and workshops around the world on intercultural competence, international education assessment and global leadership and serves as a consultant and trainer on these topics. She is founder of ICC Global, a global network on intercultural competence for researchers and practitioners.