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  • Global Diversity: Energize Your Global Workforce to Achieve Business Objectives
  • Effective Global Communication
  • Global Leadership: Successful Strategies for Leading, Managing, and Working in a Multicultural Business Environment
  • Effective Cross-Cultural/Virtual Teamwork: The Key to Aligning Your Global Strategy with Execution
  • Global Negotiating Skills: Tools to Keep You One Step Ahead
  • Global Diversity: Blending Our Cultures, Blending Our Strength
  • The Deal on Doing Business in China
  • Successful Cross-Cultural Sales and Customer Service in the Domestic Marketplace


Communications | Globalization | Sales | Generations and Demographics


Sheida Hodge is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts on cross-cultural and international business. With over 25 years of business experience, she is the founder of Hodge International Advisors--a cross-cultural speaking, training, and coaching firm in Seattle--offering key note speeches as well a full range of services focused on helping executives succeed in cross-cultural and international business. Ms. Hodge is the author of Global Smarts: The Art of Communicating and Deal Making Anywhere in the World, published by John Wiley & Sons. She has an MBA and a BS degree in mathematics.

Ms. Hodge's most recent work includes speaking at conferences and conducting cross-cultural training programs for Bayer, Booz Allen Hamilton, Colgate, Ralph Lauren, Honeywell, Thyssen Krupp, The Gucci Group, Hugo Boss, European Relocation Associations, Thomson Prometric, Plastics Industry Association, and the University of Washington. Her programs won rave reviews, and provided members of the audience with critical insights toward achieving continuous success in their cross-cultural and international business endeavors.

Over the past several years, Sheida Hodge has been invited to speak and conduct cross-cultural training programs on international and cross-cultural topics in Japan, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, France, U.K., Germany, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, The Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Mexico, and Brazil. She has also presented cross-cultural programs at major conferences such as ASTD, ERC, and SHRM. She has designed, developed, and led advanced courses on cross-cultural communication and cross-cultural negotiation skills at the University of Washington's Global Executive MBA program, UCLA, the University of California Irvine, and Thunderbird.

Ms. Hodge began her career with GE, where she gained invaluable international and cross-cultural experience traveling to Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East in support of GE's international business development. More recently, she led the Berlitz International's Cultural Consulting Division as its Worldwide Managing Director. She has been quoted as a leading expert in her field in such major publications and television networks as The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Orange County Register, CNBC, and CNN. She has also published numerous articles in major trade publications.

Sheida Hodge speaks and conducts seminars on Cross-Cultural Communication, Global Teamwork, Global Diversity, Global Leadership, Cross-Cultural Negotiation, and Successful Sales and Customer Service in the Domestic Multicultural Marketplace. Her energetic, upbeat, and positive style inspires people to implement her creative business solutions and achieve measurable results. Her programs are highly interactive, visual, and humorous.

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  • Global Smarts: the Art of Communicating and Deal Making Anywhere in the World

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