Founder and PrincipalCompany: Connecting Differences, LLC
Role: Session Presenter Session: Staying Centered While the World is Spinning (S1-C)
Tatyana Fertelmeyster is founder and principal of Connecting Differences, LLC. As a consultant, trainer, and coach, Tatyana offers her services to organizations, teams, and leaders who are ready to accept a simple fact: bringing diverse people together does not mean that we’ve got diversity “covered.” It is a starting point. A real job is about engaging with each other across differences and sustaining that engagement.
The focus of Tatyana’s work is on saving her clients time and energy by increasing clarity of communication and decreasing conflict, creating positive customer experience and minimizing turnover. Time saved is time invested into creativity, productivity, and building toward the future.
Using a distinctive technique of spontaneous facilitation, Tatyana works with individuals and groups with maximum concentration on the reality of the present moment, empowering her clients to arrive at deeper levels of insight and develop practical and sustainable skills.
Tatyana is a faculty member at the Summer, Winter, and Qatar Institutes for Intercultural Communication. She is a senior facilitator of Personal Leadership. Tatyana is a co-author of the Russian version of a training tool, “Cultural Detective,” and a master trainer of facilitators for “Cultural Detective.” She is a contributor to The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence and Building Cultural Competence: Innovative Activities and Models. She is a leadership team member at the KMA Race and Reconciliation Institute.