ECCO International Associate
Mary Beth Lamb has helped business people and graduate students in more than 20 industries on five continents achieve peak performance and maximize return on worldwide business investment by developing cultural competency.
She consults, facilitates, teaches, and speaks worldwide on global leadership, cross-cultural sales and service effectiveness, virtual teamwork, global diversity and knowledge management across cultures.
For the last 13 years she has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business, where she specializes in global workforce development.
This is her fifth year as adjunct faculty at St. Catherine University, where she lectures on global leadership, virtual teaming, and multicultural sales strategy. She is now designing a graduate school course on global virtual team leadership for Fall 2012.
Mary Beth also built and sold two international communications consulting businesses in Europe and the United States and served as a senior consultant at two leading human performance improvement companies, ProGroup and Wilson Learning Worldwide. In 1998, Wilson Learning acquired the intercultural training company she co-founded in 1991, Transnational Strategies, Inc.
Before that, Lamb spent more than seven years working throughout Europe and North Africa for European, U.S., Canadian and Australian global communications companies as a foreign correspondent and communications strategist.
Mary Beth co-authored the critically acclaimed book “Do’s and Taboos Around the World for Women in Business,” published by John Wiley & Sons in 1997 and reissued in China in 2004. She also contributed to “Global Women Healers,” published in 2010 and has written articles for many professional journals and magazines. In 2012, she was featured in the “Macalester College Magazine” and in “IQ,” a business journal, among other publications.
In 2009 she was also chosen as a Minnesota Woman of Influence because of her passion, values, and commitment to making a positive difference in Minnesota, the U.S., and the global community.
Lamb has lived and worked on five continents where she learned German, Spanish and Portuguese.
She is a member of the Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research (SIETAR) and volunteers at several multicultural community organizations in Minneapolis, where she lives.
Lamb pursued graduate studies in intercultural communications in the U.S. at the University of Oregon and in international studies in Germany at the Albert Luedwig Universitaet. She designed her own undergraduate degree, and holds a Phi Beta Kappa degree in international communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was the recipient of eight academic scholarships. She also holds certificates in global leadership, globalization strategy, cultural competency, multicultural management, and cross-cultural conflict resolution.
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