International Careers Expert + Award-winning & Best-selling Author + Global Marketing Consultant
Stacie uses her international business experience to promote the need for global awareness and cross-cultural competency for all.
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 six award-winning books on the intersection of globalization and careers. Her most recent, Preparing to Study in the USA (IIE, April 2016), is a bestseller and helps students planning to attend a U.S. college or university succeed in and fully embrace the U.S. education system by addressing the topics most critical to international student success. It has been translated into Chinese and Arabic. 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 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. 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 and serves as the basis for a popular, interactive workshop Stacie delivers on college campuses across the country.
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.