Expatriate Specialist Bio – Lisa La Valle-Finan

Career Coach

Lisa La Valle-Finan reveals how the invisible hand of culture drives your behavior in ways you never imagined. She is a global talent consultant who also serves as founding shareholder and cross-cultural training lead at Globiana.com, a cloud-based relocation support service. 

Experience – Intercultural trainer and expat career coach for clients - employed at BASFBNP Paribas, Christie’s Auction House, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, L'Oréal, Mars, Nestlé, Maybelline, TOTAL, Sanofi, SIRVA, Unilever, Vanguard – who receive guidance to work across teams and across cultures, boost the job search, start-ups, personal branding, and career strategies. Expatriate work/life experience as editor at Greece’s Weekly for Business & Finance (GR) freelance journalist (UK), and TEFL instructor (SP).

Speaker – To groups and moderates panel discussions about global talent development including SHRM New YorkGlobal Business HRDuty of CareSIETAR Europa Congress. Guest lectures about cross-cultural communication, global business practices and ethics around the world, including CETYS Universidad Baja MexicoIBM School of Graduate School of Management Nice, France and CUNY Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business.

Author – Published content contributing to the body of intercultural literature and mainstream media, Global Living MagazineHuffPost, and New Jersey Monthly. Quoted in The Greek National HeraldForbes Woman, and PRI’s The World. Her Globalista Gal Minute podcasts on iHeart Radio and Sound Cloud. Several in the works, including a guide for Americans abroad to cope and adapt with culture shock @ Thrive Global.

Memberships – Alliance FrançaisATDInternational Coaching FederationExpat Coach AssociationSIETAR EuropaAmerican Society of Journalists and Authors, SheSource. Board Member of the Pastoralist Child Foundation(dedicated to eradication of harmful traditional practices) and BCA Global (Black Culinarian Alliance).