MEET THE COMPANY OWNER, ROBERT STRAUSS
Growing up in the Dominican Republic in the West Indies, Robert Strauss has lived in an intercultural world since adolescence. With a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Biola University’s School of Intercultural Studies in Los Angeles, California, he offers over 35 years of experience in intercultural consulting and instructional design. His post-graduate degree was conferred with Highest Honors (4.00 GPA) and his dissertation was featured during the 25th Anniversary of the School of Intercultural Studies.
Robert has traveled to and/or worked in 20 countries, speaks Spanish and English, and has developed trainers in Ibero-America, India, and Southeast Asia. The focus is on a sustained worldview change through intercultural training that utilizes narrative as a locally familiar form of communication.
In addition to Robert’s extensive work as a practitioner, he is also equally grounded in the academic research which underlies the intercultural field. As a Lead Faculty in Regis University’s Anderson College of Business, Robert facilitates courses in Cultural Intelligence, Program Development and Accountability, and Research Methods. He has a CITI certification in human subject research and is trained in online facilitation at the graduate level. The author of academic journal articles and chapters in books specializing in intercultural communication training, Robert is also the co-editor of a 290-page training manual, written in Spanish, published in 2009 in Cordoba, Argentina. Robert author a book on worldview expositional storytelling published in 2017, Introducing Story-Strategic Methods: Twelve Steps toward Effective Engagement. With his son Christopher, in 2018, Robert wrote Four Overarching Patterns of Culture: A Look at Common Behavior. In January 2013, Robert was added to the Fulbright Specialist Roster in the field of cultural anthropology. He is a member of the International Academy of Intercultural Research.
October 2016, he became the owner of Global Perspectives Consulting.
Programs of Instruction
The research consultants of Global Perspectives Consulting provide training programs to help leaders excel in global marketplaces. Participants are able to apply a variety of culture general and culture specific skills to all interactions. Global Perspectives has extensive experience performing cross-cultural needs assessment for unique and challenging intercultural environments. Consultants design and deliver culture programs contextualized for local situational needs. Since 2017, Global Perspectives has specialized in cultural competency training for law enforcement agencies.