Over the past 15 years, professional keynote speaker, Michael Landers has designed and facilitated programs for global executives and managers to help them build essential skills in arenas such as cross-cultural communication, leadership, team building, sustaining employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and international recruiting and staffing. He has conducted business in over 30 countries, including the creation of a cross-cultural consultancy in Japan, staffing a global advertising conglomerate throughout Europe, and leading various successful business development initiatives in Latin America, among other international endeavors.
Michael’s collective experiences have left him with a unique understanding of the challenges that professionals often face while working within multicultural communities and building relationships across international borders. Whether facilitating large groups or conducting private coaching sessions, Michael utilizes the same insightful, lively, and thorough approach that underscores his passion for improving cultural awareness and understanding.
Although American, Michael was raised in countries throughout Latin America. He returned to the U.S. to receive a B.A in International Business from the University of Miami, followed by a Master’s degree in Cross-cultural Studies from Lesley College.
Fluent in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, proficient in Japanese and Italian, Michael’s language skills enable him to establish strong and sustained connections with many of his clients. He also shares his expertise with others through lectures and speaking engagements at schools, universities, and other institutions around the globe.