Mary Beth Lamb
Senior ConsultantCompany: ECCO International
Role: Session Presenter
2020 Conference Session:
Mind the Gap: How to Make Global Virtual Teams Work
Mary Beth Lamb, senior consultant for ECCO International, has helped business people in more than 20 industries on five continents achieve peak performance and maximize return on worldwide business investment by developing successful cross-cultural management and international communication skills. She consults, speaks, and facilitates worldwide on global leadership, virtual teamwork, global mergers and acquisitions, cross-border knowledge transfer, and multicultural presentation and coaching skills.
Mary Beth has lived, worked and studied on five continents in 70 countries, where she learned German, Spanish and Portuguese. She built and sold two consulting businesses in Europe and the United States, and spent almost eight years working across Europe and North Africa for global communications companies.
She pursued graduate studies in the U.S. and Germany, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin with a self-designed, cross-disciplinary degree in international communications.
Since 1999, Mary Beth has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business. She has taught in the graduate school of St. Catherine University since 2006. In 2013, she began teaching at Wake Forest University Business School in the University Master’s in Leadership program.
In 2009, she was chosen as one of the Minnesota Women of Influence because of her commitment to making a difference in the global community. Mary Beth co-authored an acclaimed business book, “Do’s and Taboos Around the World for Women in Business” (John Wiley & Sons, 1998), reissued in China in 2008, and contributed to “Women as Global Healers” (2010). She frequently writes and is interviewed for national media about building successful global organizations, leaders and teams.
Mary Beth is a member/speaker for the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) and the Intercultural Communications Institute (ICI). She volunteers for several Twin Cities-based multicultural nonprofit organizations.