To support others on the topics I know best, I take on a limited number of speaking engagements per year, giving preference to webcasts and podcasts over in-person events, but I do some of those too. I enjoy doing business strategy sessions with growth-focused executives, keynote addresses at conferences, virtual events for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), advisory sessions with boards of directors and due diligence sessions with investors.
I’ve done webinars with Harvard Business Review, presented before the European Commission, spoken at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, and at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. I’ve been an invited speaker at Google (three times!) as well as Microsoft and United Airlines. I’ve served as a guest lecturer in many college classrooms too. But if you ask me, my toughest speaking engagement was a talk for a local girl scout troop (hey, they ask really difficult questions!)
I enjoy helping business leaders and entrepreneurs gain deeper knowledge on topics of international expansion, global growth, marketing, scale-ups, B2B SaaS go-to-market, and localization. Inspiring students to pursue careers in foreign languages and international business is also a passion of mine.
If you need my help for an upcoming talk, please get in touch.
If I can’t help you, I’ll do my best to refer you to others in my network.
For now, here are some examples of my past talks and podcasts that you can access online.
How to Develop a Targeted Market Expansion Strategy
Fostering a Global Mindset
Beyond the Anglophonic
This panel session for GetGlobal explored business expansion into non-English markets, with Alexia Ohanessian (Atlassian), Rachel Carruthers (Canva), and Anoop Kumar (HotelEngine).
This panel session for MultiLingual explored localization issues at large software companies, with Teresa Marshall (Salesforce), Jennifer Johnson (Autodesk), moderated by Katie Botkin (Multilingual).
International Expansion Podcast
This podcast is fairly new but a real gem, hosted by my colleague and fellow member of International Masterminds, international expansion expert Ramsey Pryor (Port of Entry Partners). This episode covers a variety of topics, including advice for companies just starting to build up a localization practice.
Global Ambitions Podcast
This podcast is hosted by Antoine Rey, and we discussed content creation, including native content creation in other languages vs. localization vs. hybrid models.
The Global Podcast
This podcast is an industry favorite, hosted by Renato Beninatto (Nimdzi) and Michael Stevens (Translated). In this episode we talked about all kinds of things, including why relationships matter so much for localization professionals.
Worldly Marketer Podcast
This podcast is a longtime fave, hosted by the wonderful Kathrin Bussman. This episode goes back a few years (a lot has changed since 2018), but I love her work so wanted to include it.
How LSPs Are Adapting to COVID-19
This panel session for Women in Localization discussed how language service providers (LSPs) and others in the language industry adapted due to the pandemic, with Renato Beninatto (Nimdzi) and Winnie Heh (Middlebury Institute).