Kristine E. Menn
Kristine E. Menn is an expert cross-cultural trainer who specializes in bridging the gaps between Brazilian and U.S. culture. She is a U.S. citizen with over twenty years of experience living and working in Brazil.
Since 1992 she has worked as a consultant, trainer and executive coach specializing in cross-cultural communication and change management in transnational environments, in Brazil as well as the U.S., China, Japan, Kuwait, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Kristine is knowledgeable about Japanese culture, and in 2008 studied East Asian culture and Japanese business and management in the summer session at Sophia University in Tokyo.
A member of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) Brasil, Kristine lectures and writes about Brazilian culture and cross-cultural communication. She is author of the chapter "Doing Business with Brazilians" in the textbook Managing Cultural Differences, edited by Philip R. Harris and Robert T. Moran and adopted by more than 200 universities worldwide. She also served as a professor at Universidade de São Paulo in São Paulo from 1998 to 2007, where she offered courses on cross-cultural communication and business English at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Kristine graduated cum laude from Texas Lutheran College with a BA in business administration in 1985. During her undergraduate studies she spent a year in Madrid at the Institute of European Studies. She earned her master’s degree in international management in 1991 from Thunderbird—American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona, a program emphasizing international management, international studies, and cross-cultural dynamics. In addition to her native English, she is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish.