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Fons Trompenaars

Author of "Riding the Waves of Culture - Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business"

Dr Fons Trompenaars is recognised around the world for his work as a consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on all subjects of culture and business.  He is a world leader in understanding cultural difference, his seminal book Riding the Waves of Culture, Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business put culture in business on the map.

He has spent over 30 years helping Fortune500 leaders manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in the areas of globalisation, mergers and acquisition, HR, Managing Change, leadership development and digitalisation.

To learn more about Fons, listen to his podcast here

Fons Trompenaars has been ranked as one of the most influential management thinkers worldwide in the Thinkers50 three times in 2011, 2013 and 2015.  The fact that business is getting more and more global makes it imperative to address the issue of managing cultural differences. Fons’ vision and expertise in this area, therefore, made him a logical contender for this list.  He was inducted Thinkers50 Hall of Fame in November 2017 which salutes distinguished Management Thinkers and their contributions whose names and legacies are added to the ranks of those who have arrived before them.

Fons’ passion is in translating values into performance. He turns corporate leaders into top performers through developing their ability to identify and reconcile dilemmas. Outstanding leaders sense the dilemmas facing their industries and their organisations before their competitors and tend to find solutions quickly. The more formidable the dilemma, the greater the gain from resolving it first.

Fons began his career in the Personnel Division of the Royal Dutch Shell Group in 1981, where he looked at job classification and management development at the Shell Research Laboratories in nine different countries. He studied Economics at the Free University of Amsterdam and later earned a Ph.D. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. 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).

Fons co-founded THT (Trompenaars Hampden-Turner)an intercultural management firm in 1985, with Charles Hampden Turner and together they pioneered the Seven Dimensions of Culture and Dilemma Reconciliation philosophy into a powerful approach for reconciling cultural differences. With his growing team of consultants, Fons has translated this approach into innovative, practical and profitable results in all areas of international business for such companies as: BP, Philips, IBM, Heineken, Applied Materials, AMD, VNU, TRW, Mars, Motorola, General Motors, Dow Chemical, CSM, Telfort, Wolters Kluwer, Gerling NCM, Merrill Lynch, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, ABN AMRO, ING, PepsiCo, and Honeywell.

He is the author/co-author of 16 books, including the best seller and “Book of the Year” Riding the Waves of Culture, Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business. This book sold over 200,000 copies and was translated into 16 languages.

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Topics

Managing People Across Cultures

Team Building and Remote Management

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Leadership for the 21st Century

Riding the Waves of Culture

21 Leaders for the 21st Century

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Fons Trompenaars topped all the keynote speakers we ever had – 4.5 on a total of 5, this is extremely high. And he is indeed such a lovely man to work with.

Teradata

Improving the organisational ability to face dilemmas and the leadership competence to resolve these has connected our change process to the business results and bottom line impact in a surprisingly effective way.

Global pharmaceutical company

Thank you for your time and effort in helping our organisation. Your work helped make our yearly Executive Conference such a success. The feedback I received was great and I am truly happy to recommend your organisation whenever cultural issues and negotiation skills are important. After all the efforts we all made, the result was absolutely fantastic!”

Leading Financial Services Organisation

I feel lucky to have been introduced to the instruments and materials of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner. You were really responsive to our questions and equipped us with hands-on knowledge for our global challenges

Fortune 100 chemical products company

Publications

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Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business

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Business Across Cultures

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Managing People Across Cultures

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The Enlightened Leader: An Introduction to the Chakras of Leadership

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Did the Pedestrian Die? Insights from the Greatest Culture Guru

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Marketing across Culture

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Managing Change Across Corporate Cultures

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Riding the Waves of Culture

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • Netherlands

Languages

English, French

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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