Patricia M Coleman is an international speaker, business consultant, trainer and coach, specializes in International Business, Cross-Cultural consulting and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging training in various fields such as Travel & Hospitality, International Education, Global Mobility, Global Corporate Compliance, Global Talent acquisition and Management.
She has lived and done business internationally for over 30 years. She walks the talk navigating cultural differences locally and globally due to her personal life experience, rich ethnic heritage, and career achievements. She is multilingual, speaks Fluent English and French, has an advance command of Spanish, basic German and currently exploring Brazilian Portuguese.
Patricia’s strength is understanding and bringing people together regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or generational gap. Her coaching techniques start each client with a look within of their personal and cultural identity raising awareness of their values and beliefs and how to interact inclusively with others.
Patricia is a co-author of Cultural Detective-African American as well as the author and lead facilitator of the seminar series: “Face of Women around the world”, “What are you? You don’t look French” (Stories of identity in a diverse world), “Working with virtual teams”, “Doing business in the Caribbean is No vacation”, “Successful communication across cultures with a smile”, “Study abroad is NO game” (student athletes) and more.
She holds certifications such as Life Coaching from CTA recognized by International Coaching Federation, Global Inclusion Calculator by RW3 CultureWizard™️, Intercultural Development Inventory®️ (I.D.I). Formal education includes a B.A degree in International Business and Modern Languages from Eckerd College of St. Petersburg in Florida, USA. An M.B.A. degree with a concentration in International Business and Marketing from University of Tampa, Florida, USA.
She is a former President of SIETAR USA and Global SIETAR Leadership group. An active ambassador to SIETAR Europa and SIETAR France.