Melissa Lamson: Global Intelligence Coach
One of Melissa’s favorite places:
Cape Town, South Africa
Melissa’s reading:
The Culture Map
Melissa’s watching:
The Blacklist
Melissa recommends:
Culture Compass, a business app

Melissa’s favorite quote right now:
“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Melissa Lamson is one of the world’s foremost intercultural consultant. As president and CEO of Lamson Consulting, she uses her decades of global expertise to help companies and business leaders cultivate a successful global mindset, bridge cultures, and achieve real results. Her experience spans two decades and projects in more than forty countries, affording her invaluable expertise in helping organizations expand globally, improve time-to-market, and increase profits. She has offered hundreds of companies the tools and insights to be build successful leaders and effective teams in every corner of the world. Past clients include LinkedIn, Ikea, MTV, Porsche, and SAP.

As a thought leader in her industry, Melissa’s insight has been featured in the Wall Street Journal Europe, Inc.com, About.com, and The Financial Times. She is a sought after keynote speaker at major international professional conferences and a regular publisher on LinkedIn.

Melissa has authored five books, including #WomenAdvance, #BridgingCultures, #CulturalTransformation and No Such Thing as Small Talk: 7 Keys for Understanding German Business Culture. She’s just published Why Europeans Companies Fail in the US Market and How They Can Succeed in English (originally in German). Melissa is currently working her sixth book, working title: The New Global Manager: Adapt, Empathize, Win!

She has a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.