Sondra Thiederman

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Sondra Thiederman, Ph. D., is President of Cross-Cultural Communications, a San Diego-based training firm. She has served as a consultant to the University of California and the American Cancer Society, and she was appointed by Elizabeth Dole to serve on the Diversity Cabinet of the American Red Cross. Her extensive media experience includes mentions in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and U. S. A. Today. She has written on diversity for Monster. com, and she has been published in professional journals like Training and Development, Real Estate Today and Association Management. She is the author of four books, including Making Diversity Work: Seven Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace. Thiederman is a speaker, trainer and author with 25 years of experience helping professionals in Fortune 500 companies, public sector organizations and associations successfully navigate our increasingly diverse workplaces. Her clients include Xerox Corporation, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Mariott Corporation, Century 21 Real Estate, American Express, The Federal Reserve Bank, Motorola and AT&T. She has addressed associations like the Arthritis Foundation, the Society for Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business, the American Society of Association Executives and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Sondra Thiederman is one of the nation′s leading experts on workplace diversity, cross-cultural business, and bias reduction. As President of Cross-Cultural Communications, a San Diego-based training firm, Sondra has 25 years experience as a speaker, trainer, and author helping professionals in Fortune 500 companies, public sector organizations, and dozens of associations find ways to successfully navigate our increasingly diverse workplaces. Since receiving her doctorate with an emphasis on cross-cultural studies from UCLA, Sondra has helped hundreds of groups develop solutions to their cross-cultural and diversity leadership challenges. Perfect for any conference theme, Dr. Sondra Thiederman’s programs on bias-free leadership, diversity, and cross-cultural business provide audiences with what they need to lead more effectly and work more profitably in our increasingly diverse world. Widely-known as one of the nation’s leading experts on diversity issues, Sondra brings 25 years experience as a speaker, trainer, and author to delivering programs that diffuse resistance, motivate, and provide the practical information that today’s audiences demand. Using humor and often unexpected illustrations, she takes a fresh and inspiring perspective that leaves audiences laughing, thinking, and, most important, changing. Sondra’s various programs will show your audience how to:Lead more effectively by reducing subtle “Guerilla Biases”™ within themselves and others. Model the behaviors that help create a diversity-friendly and productive workplace. Reduce diversity- and bias-related barriers to successful sales relationships. Convert diversity-related conflicts into opportunities for increased understanding. Build more productive teams by using the “Magic If” strategy to identify shared values and goals. Among the clients who have received this information are such leading organizations as Xerox Corporation, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Marriott Corporation, Century 21 Real Estate, American Express, The Federal Reserve Bank, Motorola, and AT&T. She has also addressed notable associations including the Arthritis Foundation, the Society for Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business, the American Society of Association Executives, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In addition, she has served as consultant to the University of California and the American Cancer Society and has been appointed by Elizabeth Dole to serve on the Diversity Cabinet of the American Red Cross. Sondra has extensive media experience including mention in such national publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and U. S. A Today. She is published in professional journals ranging from Training and Development to Real Estate Today to Association Management, has written on diversity for the web site Monster. com, and is the author of four books including the ground-breaking Making Diversity Work: Seven Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace.

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