Stacie Berdan is a marketing and communications consultant, an engaging speaker, and an award-winning author. Focusing on the elements of globalization, she provides practical and relevant advice to succeed in the global marketplace, including the value of understanding cross-cultural environments, the benefits of feminine leadership, and the changing role of managers within the context of an increasingly global and virtual workplace. Stacie has served as coach, counselor, strategist, and advisor to CEOs, politicians, and senior executives around the world. Her cross-cultural consulting experiences enable her to work well with a diverse mix of professionals across industry and sector, seniority level, nationality, and gender. As a business leader, international careers expert, and mother, Stacie bridges the divide between corporate and education, and serves as an important advocate for preparing our children to succeed in the global marketplace.
Stacie’s numerous broadcast appearances include NBC’s Weekend Today, NPR’s Marketplace, ABC News’ Money Matters and America This Morning, CNN International, and numerous FOX appearances. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Time, the Language Educator, and many others.
Stacie blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and on her website, www.stacieberdan.com, about the need to prepare American students for the global marketplace. Her first book, Get Ahead by Going Abroad, won two business-career awards and identified a fast-tracking career trend in women working internationally. Her most recent book, Go Global! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad has received rave reviews. She speaks at conferences and on campuses across the country about this hot topic. Her third book, Raising Global Children, was published in 2013.
Stacie spent the majority of her career at Burson-Marsteller, one of the world’s leading global communications firms, rising from entry level to senior management. She then went to Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer products companies, where she led the successful rollout of a new global brand and was responsible for the internal and external communications strategy for the $11 billion business’s reorganization in North America. Throughout her career, she has counseled dozens of senior executives at the world’s leading companies, internationally acclaimed nonprofit organizations, and several foreign governments in the area of strategic business communication. She is equally comfortable advising business leaders, campus counselors, teachers, and students on the ins and outs of going global. Her professional responsibilities have spanned more than 50 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and South America.
Stacie received a bachelor of arts degree from Florida Atlantic University in 1988 and completed a graduate course there in 1991. Stacie lives in a 1750 historic home in Glastonbury, Connecticut, with her husband, twin daughters, and a Vizsla named Cody.