Listed often as one of the world's most influential, living, management thinkers, keynote speaker Fons Trompenaars is recognized worldwide for his work as a consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on all subjects of culture and business. In 2017, Fons was listed at Thinkers50 Hall of Fame.
Organization success = Culture x Strategy x Execution
Speaker Fons Trompenaars studied Economics at the Free University of Amsterdam and later earned a Ph.D. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation on differences in conceptions of organizational structure in various cultures. Fons experienced cultural differences firsthand at home, where he grew up speaking both French and Dutch.
Listed regularly in the past decade as one of the world’s most influential, living, management thinkers, he has been awarded the International Professional Practice Area Research Award by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Recently listed on Thinkers50 Hall of Fame 2017, he is a well-respected speaker and author.
As founder and director of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner, an intercultural management and consultancy firm, Fons and his team has spent 30 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.
Fons is also the creator of the renowned Trompenaars’ model of national cultural differences. As a speaker Fons Trompenaars is very engaging and entertaining, and he understands how to get his message across in an inspiring and motivating way.
Fons is also the author/co-author of 13 books, including the bestseller Riding the Waves of Culture, Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business. This book has sold over 20,000 copies and been translated into 16 languages and the Dutch translation of this book was awarded “Book of the Year” by the Order of Experts and Consultants on Organization (OOA).
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