David Sanford

David Sanford

Cross-Cultural Communication Trainer, Coach, and Consultant

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Boulder, Colorado

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David Sanford, MA, CPCC, is an intercultural training specialist with more than 20 years of related experience in the field. Having spent more than 13 years living and working abroad including assignments in the UK, Taiwan, India, Iran, Italy, and Japan, he has an intimate understanding and insight into the challenges faced by those living and/or working in multicultural environments. Mr. Sanford's diverse corporate experience includes international sales, marketing, and transnational strategic business development for Fortune 500 companies as well as educational institutions in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

As a professional consultant, he has coached and conducted need assessments, designed, and facilitated specific cross-cultural training to meet the global business needs of such clients as AT&T, General Motors Corporation, Ball Aerospace, Media One Telecommunications, Prudential Insurance, Hughes Aircraft Corporation, The Gap, BP Amoco, Coors Brewing Company, Intel, and Twentieth Century Fox.

Mr. Sanford currently serves on the Board of Advisers for The America-Bhutan Council and Global Nomads International. He is also a former board member of SIETAR-USA (Society for International Education, Training and Research), and currently serves as a selection panelist for the Fulbright Memorial Fund as administered by The Institute of International Education.

Mr. Sanford holds a master's degree in Intercultural Management from The School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. He obtained his BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. In 2003 David was certified as a Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) by The Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California, and is a practicing business coach.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business etiquette culture
  • Change management
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Developing global competence
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Multicultural team building
  • Outsourcing - India-specific
  • Performance coaching
  • Pre-departure preparation
  • Repatriation
  • Virtual teams
  • Cultural Differences & Conflict Management
  • Doing Business Across Cultures
  • Global Awareness: Effective Inter-Cultural Business Relationships
  • Articles