Sue Perlmutter brings over two decades of extensive experience as a strategic intercultural consultant to her clients. As such, she has assisted executives from around the world as they manage the intricacies and nuances of conducting business across borders. Her areas of global coaching expertise include communication, intercultural and transcultural leadership, international management, talent development, global teams, negotiation and conflict resolution, and the accompanying challenges and tensions inherent in such issues. A key strength, as her clients consistently attest, lies in her ability to capture and articulate the differences between and across cultures in a meaningful and practical manner, so as to empower her clients to leverage their learning and optimize performance at every turn.
Her intense involvement with culture has been a lifetime passion, whether professional, academic or experiential. Years of living in Asia in the two contrasting cultures of Hong Kong and Japan ignited a further interest in cultural differences as they play out in the business universe. While Asian culture is her premier area of expertise, she has a thorough knowledge of the business environment and cultures of the countries of Western and Eastern Europe, sections of the Middle East and Latin America, and Australia and New Zealand.
With her understanding of the intimate connection between language and culture, Sue has pursued the study of multiple languages for decades, and incorporates this awareness into her work. She is fluent in Japanese, fairly proficient in French, has basic speaking knowledge of Cantonese, and has been enrolled in intensive study of Mandarin since 2003.
Sue has designed and delivered highly customized programs for clients of major multinationals and non-profit business organizations in individual and group settings. She joined Cartus (formerly part of Cendant Corporation) in 1999, and has consulted independently as well. Her client list over the past decade includes GE, UBS, Pepsico, Kraft Foods, Corning, MetLife, Boehringer-Ingelheim, BASF, Lockheed Martin, Novartis and United Technologies, among others. She has held seminars and workshops on American Culture both in Asia and to newly arrived international assignees here, as well as discussion groups on repatriation issues and leveraging diversity in the workplace. More recently, she has prepared culturally based eLearning materials for the legal profession.
Sue holds a Master of Science in Education from Tufts University and a Master of Science in International Management from Manhattanville College.