30 YEARS OF MOMENTS ON OUR JOURNEYS

Merci, thank you.

How else I can begin a recap of what working with  and for you over the past 30 years has meant? You invited me to "faire un petit bout de chemin ensemble"(share a little part of the way) on your personal and/or professional journeys, and I thank you for your trust.

With the launch of new e-learning and a website, Global'Ease has kept us busy in the present and focused on the future. Yet, this retrospection - digging through dusty programs,  revisiting  old programs, pulling up old files & photos - has been invigorating. It has reminded me of how much humanity, good will and optimism we shared as you prepared your companies and teams to realize your full global potential!

Have we lost it? I don't believe so! Perhaps the "insouciance" is gone. But as long as organizations depend on  people to fuel their purpose and profit,  connection is still the key to prosperity.   We still have the road ahead, but for now, I invite you to discover, revisit and share some of the highlights of three decades of exploration & exchange.

In borderless friendship,
Nathalie (Nat) Kleinschmit 

GLOBAL'EASE MILESTONES 

1992 - LAUNCH

Launched on May 15, 1992
"Authentic English à Paris" book
Language training for press & advertising: Hachette Filipacchi Press, TF1, Axel Gantz Group, Euro RSCG
First cross-cultural courses for EuroDisney, Saft, Groupe St Gobain, BNP Paris, Abecor Banking Institute

1997 - ESSENTIALS

Pilot intercultural training in large groups, including Schneider Electric
"Borderless English" publication
Facilitation & coaching services for global executives
Delivered courses for HEC MBA & CEMS students, as well as IAE AIx en Provence students
Rebuilt approach around "Full Potential Company" & four stages of international growth for individuals, teams & companies

2002 - EXTENSION

Published "Roots & Wings, My Adventure Roadbook" for expat kids
Family-friendly approach to mobility recognized with Trophée de la Formation
Released "Heading Home", first eLearning module in 2002
Large-scale corporate training initiatives for Renault-Nissan, Société Général, Alcan-Péchiney, TOTAL
Launched Global'Ease train-the-trainer programs & network
KUNVENO club welcomed internationally-minded members (100+ nationalities, monthly events)

2007 - EXPANSION

Accompanied Veolia Tranport in its worldwide customer service initiative "Going for Green" by developing core and refresher training modules,  cultural change tools for country managers, an internal TTT program
SMILE! brought to Veolia-run utilities in the Middle East as TTT programs for local trainers in the region
In Canada, delivered workshops to support workplace diversity, onboarding of international students 

2013 - EMANATIONS

Created ReferEASE for sports officials and referees (based on much of SMILE!'s content
Supported UNESCO Heritage Site designation of France's Grotte Chauvet with the training of local Cultural Ambassadors to deliver WOW (Welcoming Our World) programs for tourists & citizens
Formalized "Meaningful Change" programs as "Innovation & Change MBA" studies & thesis

2018+ - ITERATION

ArtsGrove & MyArtist.Life workshops & webinars to learn from business & marketing
"How to Be a RockStar" course to learn from artists about leading through uncertainty and change
Return to intercultural training and TTT programs with new tools & language to embrace multiple belongings & new worlds
Retrospective - and moving forward

 "The Board of Directors would like to thank you for leading our Strategic Planning Process over the past months. We’ve exceeded our expectations. Most importantly, our Managing Director is happy, clear on what to focus on in the months ahead.” 

Not-for-profit organization
Manitoba, Canada

1992-2022

30 YEARS - 30 000 SHARED MOMENTS...

Every experience - from Auckland to Zurich - has enriched our understanding of the stakes and solutions that fuel performance & prosperity! 

Creative Design

LEAD! Supervisor & Manager Training

Competently mesh market positioning premium process improvements for trailers.

VEOLIA TRANSPORT - RAIL (NZ)

SMILE! (Going For Green) Initiative

Impact: 30% more commendations & 40% fewer complaints within 2 months of company-wide training & culture change plan

MOALAJAH (AJMAN, UAE)

LEAD! Supervisor & Manager Training

Competently mesh market positioning premium process improvements for trailers.

SAFFIES GENERAL STORE (CANADA)

SMILE! ("Wheel of Excellence") 

Impact: Smooth onboarding of seasonal new hires (mostly youth) leading to consistent delivery of customer service

IAE AMGSM (FRANCE)

PRESENT (Stress-free Presentations)

Impact: 750 students since 1995 for this International Seminar course offered each year - still going!

IAE AMGSM (FRANCE) - MBA

Leading Through Change (RALLY) Pilot

MBA thesis on case study method as an "outdated or outstanding" tool for teaching Change Management led to new course. Fellow students confirmed the value of a "living case study" as a learning tool!

Creative Design

LEAD! Supervisor & Manager Training

Competently mesh market positioning premium process improvements for trailers.

VEOLIA TRANSPORT - RAIL (NZ)

SMILE! (Going For Green) Initiative

Impact: 30% more commendations & 40% fewer complaints within 2 months of company-wide training & culture change plan

MOALAJAH (AJMAN, UAE)

LEAD! Supervisor & Manager Training

Impact: Integrated approach to customer care between commercial & technical teams of Ajman's wastewater utility

GLOBAL'EASE TRAINERS (WW)

Global'Ease Train-the-Trainer Forum

In 2005, it was a remarkable feat to bring together 20 trainers from 8 countries and deliver today's DELVE INTO & DISTRIBUTE modules.

IAE AMGSM (FRANCE)

PRESENT (Stress-free Presentations)

Impact: 750 students since 1995 for this International Seminar course offered each year - still going!

IAE AMGSM (FRANCE) - MBA

Leading Through Change (RALLY) Pilot

MBA thesis on case study method as an "outdated or outstanding" tool for teaching Change Management led to new course. Fellow students confirmed the value of a "living case study" as a learning tool!

Creative Design

LEAD! Supervisor & Manager Training

Competently mesh market positioning premium process improvements for trailers.

VEOLIA TRANSPORT - RAIL (NZ)

SMILE! (Going For Green) Initiative

Impact: 30% more commendations & 40% fewer complaints within 2 months of company-wide training & culture change plan

MOALAJAH (AJMAN, UAE)

LEAD! Supervisor & Manager Training

Impact: Integrated approach to customer care between commercial & technical teams of Ajman's wastewater utility

GLOBAL'EASE TRAINERS (WW)

Global'Ease Train-the-Trainer Forum

In 2005, it was a remarkable feat to bring together 20 trainers from 8 countries and deliver today's DELVE INTO & DISTRIBUTE modules.

IAE AMGSM (FRANCE)

PRESENT (Stress-free Presentations)

Impact: 750 students since 1995 for this International Seminar course offered each year - still going!

IAE AMGSM (FRANCE) - MBA

Leading Through Change (RALLY) Pilot

MBA thesis on case study method as an "outdated or outstanding" tool for teaching Change Management led to new course. Fellow students confirmed the value of a "living case study" as a learning tool!

HAVE OUR PATHS CROSSED? 

Do you have a memory of a class or a conversation? A photo or souvenir? Nathalie & Global'Ease team would love to hear from you!
We are genuinely interested in knowing what is left from our time together, what you think is left to do. We welcome your messages!

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