I am often called "The Cross-cultural Connector", and sometimes "The Global Mindset Advocate"
My company is "Delta Safari International", an International Tour Operator business specializing in Cultural Tourism (plus a little bit of Birdwatching), and promoting Sustainable Tourism, Ecotourism and Responsible Travel. Our flagship product is a Weeklong Group All-inclusive Tour of Senegal (Dakar, Gorée, Saint-Louis, Various National Parks and Bird Sanctuaries) - and it's extremely popular!
2 one-liners: "Get a Richer Life, Extend Your Comfort Zone" and: "Let's Know Each Other to Better Know Ourselves!"
As a cross-cultural communication strategist, I advise, coach, consult with global or going-global firms on how to better understand and communicate with their foreign and overseas customers, markets, audiences...
Global Cross-cultural Communication Audit
What must be translated/localized?
When? Where? Who?
How? We source, assess, recruit, follow up (SARF)
Translation/localization in-house? We leverage our 35+ year presence in the translation/localization industry, consult with hiring managers to assist them in solving complex recruitment challenges. We keep diverse and powerful candidate pools (languages cover 98% of the global marketplace)
Outsourcing? We help you choose between Freelancer, SLV or MLV, based on your needs and available resources
Or we act as your full-blown outsourced Translation/localization Division: our relationship is totally different from the one you have with a classic translation agency.
After some time in the diplomatic service (Counsellor, Senegal Embassy, London), I started a career as a translator.
Professional translator since 1972. Strategic Cross-cultural communication, LSP (Language Service Provider) recruiting.
I've written a book to teach translators/interpreters how to market their services - "The Insider Guide to the Strategic Marketing of Translation Services"
I write on various topics: linguistics, localization, globalism, health/wellness, personal development, etc. (2 websites, 2 blogs, 3 ezines, 1 Social Networking site).
As a "global individualist", I see people as individuals, not as being of "a race", color, gender, religion, country, nationality, etc.
I have good friends and business partners on all continents.
I love networking: "we connect with each other based on our similarities and we enrich each other based on our differences"
I was once a professional guitar-player. Pretty eclectic musical tastes: I simply love ALL good music!