Natalie J. Sayer
Senior Global Executive CoachCompany: Global Coaches Network (GCN)
Role: Session Presenter
2021 Conference Session:
Working in a Global Organization? Common Cultural Assumption Traps and What to Do About Them
Natalie Sayer is senior global executive coach and has been with GCN (Global Coaches Network) since 2005 in various coaching and leaderships roles. She has coached a variety of senior leaders across organizational functions. Natalie brings more than 35 years of experience developing people, processes and culture with organizations in the Americas and Western Europe. She combines a unique blend of business and technical expertise, people savvy, and global perspective to enable her clients to navigate volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in today’s business climate. Her clients are able to achieve more employee engagement while delivering successful initiatives and sustainable results, wherever they operate.
Natalie has worked in 16 different countries, speaking both English and Spanish. While she started her career in engineering and operations in Fortune 130 companies, she has spent the past 18 years coaching and consulting mainly in manufacturing- and construction-related industries. Her consulting work spans strategic planning, executive presence and presentation skills, team integration, process improvement based on Lean, leadership transitions, global leadership effectiveness, and organizational development.
Natalie spent more than 20 years in the automotive industry in the U.S. and Mexico. During her tenure there, she held various managerial positions; developed and led product design teams and engineering organizations; started manufacturing facilities in Mexico; led merger and acquisition activities; and functioned as an internal consultant supporting the organization in continuous improvement initiatives, team-building sessions and providing customized facilitation. She is a Lean expert and the lead author of “Lean for Dummies” (Wiley 2007/2012).
She holds a Master of Science in manufacturing systems engineering from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton, and is a graduate of Coach University and Corporate Coach University. She is a longtime professional member of the National Speakers Association, an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through The International Coaching Federation, a Certified Global Coach, and a master facilitator. She is certified in the use leadership assessments including The Global Executive Leadership Assessment, Korn Ferry Assessment of Leadership Potential, The Polaris Global Leadership Assessment, the Country Navigator, Taylor Protocols Core Values Index™, The Cultural Orientations Indicator, and the Cultural Orientations Model®.
When not traveling or working, Natalie enjoys the desert with her husband and expanding her acting resume. She has more than 20 stage and theater credits — so far. Fun fact: In the 1990s, Natalie designed parts for GM’s EV1 electric vehicle, which is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.