About the Faculty
Dr. Anne Randerson is an intercultural business consultant and trainer specializing in cross-cultural business communication (EU-Japan-USA), global leadership, diversity, global mobility, comparative lifestyles and cultural integration.
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Dr. Randerson has lived for nearly 25 years as an expatriate in Belgium, Japan, France and Spain. Through her diverse expatriate experiences she has learned to speak six languages, including French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.
Dr. Randerson received her B.A. degree in French from the University of California at Davis, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Human Life Studies from Koriyama Women’s University, in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. After conducting her doctoral research for six years in Japan, funded by a Monbusho Japanese government academic research scholarship, she returned to Europe in 2003, to work as a translator at NYSE Euronext, the international stock exchange in Brussels, Belgium.
In addition to consulting and leading training seminars for corporate clients, Dr. Randerson is an MBA lecturer in Intercultural Business Communication at United Business Institutes in Brussels, Belgium, and a visiting lecturer in Vietnam, Croatia and Serbia. Since 2008, and until her recent relocation to San Diego this September, she taught graduate courses in Culture and Development, Leadership, Project Management and Communications at Boston University in Brussels. She also taught seminars at various institutions in Europe, including the European Commission, the European Training Institute, and the International School of Protocol and Diplomacy in Brussels.
As a seminar facilitator in global companies and EU institutions, Dr. Randerson regularly team-teaches, co-designs and co-facilitates seminars for clients and colleagues. She highly appreciates the synergy and creativity resulting from combining individual strengths and sources of knowledge and inspiration. She has an intense desire to motivate the participants in her seminars through interactive presentations, role-playing, self-assessment activities and teambuilding exercises.
Photos from Dr. Randerson’s book, Scenes of Japan, have been exhibited in numerous locations, including both the Japanese and American Embassies in Brussels, Belgium.