Anne Randerson

  • PhD, Koriyama Women’s University, Japan, Human Life Studies
  • MA, Koriyama Women’s University, Japan, Human Life Studies
  • BA, University of California at Davis, French

Anne Randerson, Ph.D. is an intercultural business consultant and trainer specializing in cultural intelligence, cross-cultural business communication (EU-Japan-USA), global leadership, diversity awareness, global mobility and cultural lifestyle integration for expatriates.

Born and raised in San Diego, California, Anne 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.

Anne received her B.A. degree in French from the University of California at Davis, and her M.A. 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 global corporate clients, Anne is a lecturer in Cultural Intelligence at the Center for Executive Education at the UCSD Rady School of Management, an MBA lecturer in Intercultural Business Communication at United Business Institutes in Brussels, Belgium, and a visiting lecturer in Vietnam, Croatia and Serbia. She also facilitates Leading Cross-Cultural Teams seminars for the Ahlers Center for International Business, and is an adjunct lecturer in Sociology at the University of San Diego and National University.

Since 2008, and until her recent relocation to San Diego in 2012, 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, Anne 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 Anne’s book, Scenes of Japan, have been exhibited in numerous locations, including both the Japanese and American Embassies in Brussels, Belgium. She is currently working on the manuscript for her next book, Cultural Intelligence – Adapting to a Global Lifestyle in an Increasingly Diverse World.