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Fons Trompenaars

Motivational Speaker Fons Trompenaars
  • Expert on corporate culture, regarded as one of the world's most influential management thinkers.
  • Advises corporations on how to manage  cultural and business differences across international borders.
  • Consistently listed within the worlds Top 50 most influential management thinker.
  • ...

Fons Trompenaars

Motivational Speaker Fons Trompenaars
  • Expert on corporate culture, regarded as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers.
  • Advises corporations on how to manage  cultural and business differences across international borders.
  • Consistently listed within the worlds Top 50 most influential management thinker.

Fons Trompenaars is regarded and listed as one of the top 50 most influential management thinkers alive.

Fons is known all over the world for his work as consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of many books on the subject of culture and business.

He has spent over 25 years helping Fortune 500 leaders and professionals manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in the areas of globalization, mergers and acquisition, HR and leadership development.

Accolades & Positions Held

  • Voted one of the top 20 HR Most Influential International Thinkers 2011 by HR Magazine, top 50 in 2013.
  • Co-Director at the Servant-Leadership Centre for Research and Education (SLCRE) at the Free University Amsterdam
  • Distinguished Advisor of Centre for TransCultural Studies at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
  • International Director at the International Society for Organisational Development
  • Faculty member at the Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD)
  • Judge of the Fons Trompenaars award for Innovation and Creativity at the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

Publications

Fons wrote ‘Riding the Waves of Culture, Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business’. This book sold over 120,000 copies and was translated into French, German, Dutch, Korean, Danish, Turkish, Chinese, Hungarian and Portuguese.

He is co-author of ‘Seven Cultures of Capitalism, Building Cross-Cultural Competence’ and ’21 Leaders for the 21st Century’ with Charles Hampden-Turner and ‘Riding the Whirlwind’, a dynamic new take on creativity and innovation.

Fons has co-written an article with Peter Woolliams entitled ‘Lost in Translation’ regarding culture and failure which was published in the April 2011 online issue of the Harvard Business Review.

Awards

In 1991 Fons was awarded the International Professional Practice Area Research Award by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). He was mentioned as one of the top 5 management consultants, next to Michael Porter, Tom Peters and Edward de Bono in a leading Business magazine in August 1999.

He is ranked in the ‘Thinkers50′ to be one of the most influential management thinkers alive in November 2011 and shortlisted as making substantial strides in the contribution to the understanding of globalisation and the new frontiers established by the emerging markets.

Biography

Client Testimonials

'Fons Trompenaars topped all the keynote speakers we ever had – 4.5 on a total of 5, this is extremely high. And he is indeed such a lovely man to work with.'

Client Testimonials

'Fons Trompenaars topped all the keynote speakers we ever had – 4.5 on a total of 5, this is extremely high. And he is indeed such a lovely man to work with.'

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Fons Trompenaars – The Social Conference 2012
Fons Trompenaars Leadership & Diversity at the International Consultancy Conference 2015
Fons Trompenaars Leadership & Diversity at the International Consultancy Conference 2015
Riding the waves of culture: Fons Trompenaars at TEDxAmsterdam
Riding the waves of culture: Fons Trompenaars at TEDxAmsterdam

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