About Stacie Berdan
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan is a seasoned global executive, a marketing and communications consultant, an international careers expert and an award-winning author. She is a strategic thinker with excellent communication and business management skills, coupled with an entrepreneur’s discipline, drive and creativity. She has served as coach, counselor, strategist and adviser to CEOs, heads of state, politicians and senior executives around the world. Her cross-cultural consulting experiences enable her to work well with a diverse mixture of professionals across industry, seniority level, nationality and gender. She brings a unique perspective to the table as a female leader with both integrated marketing and international experience in these dynamic times.
Stacie serves as senior adviser to rkl3D, a growth-focused integrated global marketing, brand and communications strategy firm, to which she brings 25 years of extensive leadership experience in global communications and marketing, brand positioning, public affairs and organizational communication across four continents.
Stacie spent the majority of her career at Burson-Marsteller, one of the world’s leading global communications firms, rising from entry level to senior leadership. There she distinguished herself as a results-driven leader who developed and oversaw the implementation of successful internal and external brand, marketing and communications models designed to drive business objectives. Her clients included management consulting, consumer goods and health care companies and several foreign governments. After leaving Burson-Marsteller, Stacie joined Unilever where she was responsible for the development and roll-out of the new corporate brand before leaving to write her first book, Get Ahead By Going Abroad: A Woman’s Guide to Fast-Track Career Success.
In addition to her consulting practice, Stacie uses her international business experience to promote the need for global awareness and cross-cultural competency through her books, media appearances and speaking engagements. She has authored five award-winning books on the intersection of globalization and careers. Her most recent, A Parent Guide to Study Abroad (IIE, English edition: May 2015, Spanish edition: Sept. 2015) is a bestseller and offers concise, strategic advice to parents to help their child make the most of the international experience, including when – and when not – to get involved. Raising Global Children (ACTFL, November 2013), co-authored with her husband, veteran travel writer Marshall S. Berdan, is an award-winning combination parenting-advocacy book filled with practical information for parents and teachers on how to help prepare our children for a global world. A Student Guide to Study Abroad (IIE, September 2013) is the go-to guide for students and advisers on how to make the most of study abroad. Her first book, Get Ahead By Going Abroad, won two business-career awards, and identified a fast-tracking career trend in women working internationally. Her second book, GO GLOBAL! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad has received rave reviews.
Stacie provides expert commentary to news organizations; her national broadcast appearances include NBC’s “Today Show”, NPR’s “Marketplace”, ABC Morning News, CNN International, and numerous Fox shows. Stacie’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Time, Huffington Post, Business Upstart Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, among many other publications.
Stacie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University in 1988 and completed graduate coursework there in English literature in 1991. She has participated in several Executive Education courses at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.