Karine Schomer, PhD, Global Cross Cultural Management Consultant, Speaker, Trainer, Coach. President of CMCT and Leader of The CMCT India Practice
Dr. Karine Schomer is a global management and cross cultural awareness expert with a higher education background and experience in executive leadership and senior management. She helps individuals, teams and companies bridge and leverage cultural differences, and become more adept at leading and managing with a global mindset.
She has been involved professionally with India for over 25 years, has lived and worked in India for many years, and is fluent in a number of Indian languages. She is a frequent speaker on cross cultural and organizational change issues in India-U.S.A. business undertakings and how to overcome communication and work style differences to achieve results. Her articles and blogs appear in tne magazine Sourcingmag.com and elsewhere.
Dr. Schomer delivers keynotes and leads seminars on cultural awareness as a business effectiveness skill, differences in business cultures, managing in the global workplace, intercultural communication, and how to establish credibility, motivate, manage, negotiate, sell and build teams across cultures, including in the offshore outsourcing context.
Her consulting specialties include human resource strategy, change management, strategic planning, organizational culture and design, work process improvement, team development, and training needs assessment. She is a skilled facilitator of meetings, retreats and other group processes, and an effective coach to executives and senior managers.
Clients she has served include Accenture, Actel, Aon, Aristocrat, Cardiac Science, Charles Schwab, Ciber, CVS/pharmacy, Dow Jones, EarthLink, Foundation Systems, France Telecom, Fresh & Easy/Tesco, GIA, HCA, Harman, Hitachi, Insight, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, KLA-Tencor, LNBL, Levi Strauss, Lockheed Martin, Nielsen Mobile, Novartis, Novellus, Oracle, Parametric, Patni, Standard Insurance, State Bank of India, Sun Life, TNS, Triton, University of California, USAA, Visioneer, and Xoriant.
Dr. Schomer holds an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and a PhD in South Asian Studies from the University of Chicago. Her background includes 10 years on the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley. She has been a Dean at Golden Gate University, San Francisco, where she developed a successful Applied Psychology program. She has also served as Chief Operating Officer of the California Institute of Integral Studies. In 1997, Dr. Schomer founded Change Management Consulting & Training, LLC, with the mission of providing integrated solutions to organizational change. She now leads The India Practice, a division of CMCT focusing on the cross cultural dimensions of doing business with India.