Karine Schomer, President
Dr. Karine Schomer is a change management, organizational development, cross-cultural management and corporate training specialist with a higher education background. She has had ten years in executive leadership and senior management, and international experience in both India and Europe . She has facilitated major organizational change and renewal efforts, including strategy development, systems redesign, culture change, and management development, in both private industry and higher education.
Her consulting specialties include leadership strategy, organizational culture and design, strategic planning, organizational development, human resource strategy, change management, team development, process re-engineering, and training needs assessment. She is a skilled facilitator of meetings, retreats and other group processes, and an effective coach to executives and senior managers.Experienced in the design and delivery of corporate training, Dr. Schomer's training expertise is in leadership development, management skills, teamwork and workplace communication, including in contexts where there are divergent cultural styles. She gives briefings and leads workshops dealing with cultural awareness as a business effectiveness skill, differences in business and workplace cultures, managing in the global workplace, intercultural communication, and how to establish credibility, motivate, negotiate, sell and build teams across cultures, particularly in the offshore outsourcing context.
Dr. Schomer has special cross-cultural expertise relating to the Indian subcontinent, and leads the CMCT India Practice. She is the author of a number of books on India, writes articles on global management issues, and is a frequent speaker on cross-cultural and organizational change issues relating to the India-U.S. business nexus. Her column "Culture Matters" appears in Sourcingmag and other online publications.
Dr. Schomer's background includes ten years on the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley. She has been a Dean at Golden Gate University, San Francisco, where she developed a successful Organizational Psychology program. She also served as Provost and Chief Operating Officer of the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, where she oversaw programs in Organizational Development, Applied Psychology, and Transformative Learning. She holds an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College, and a PhD in South Asian Studies from the University of Chicago. She has lived in India for 8 years and in France for 12 years, and is fluent in both Hindi and French.In 1997, Dr. Schomer founded Change Management Consulting & Training, LLC, headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the mission of providing integrated solutions to organizational change. As President of CMCT, Dr. Schomer develops and coordinates team projects for change, drawing on the expertise and backgrounds of CMCT's affiliate consultants and strategic partners. Among Dr. Schomer’s recent clients are Accenture, Aon, CAM Systems, Ciber, CVS/pharmacy, Dow Jones, EarthLink, Fresh & Easy, Foundation Systems, France Telecom, GIA, Insight, KLA-Tencor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Levi Strauss, Lockheed Martin, Nielsen Mobile, Novartis, Oracle, Satyam, Charles Schwab, Sun Life Financial, TNS, Triton, University of California, USAA, Visioneer, and Xoriant.
Jerry Garfield, Affiliate Consultant
A former corporate manager and nonprofit executive, Mr. Garfield provides leadership coaching and organization consulting to leaders and managers and their teams. Mr. Garfield’s work enables executives and their organizations to take full advantage of changes expected and unexpected, continuous and discontinuous, internal and external.
Mr. Garfield’s facility with proven tools and strategies comes from serving for twelve years as a corporate manager and consultant to the health care industry; five years as a university lecturer; as co-founder and facilitator, with a $100,000 award, of the Marin Leaders Institute, a yearlong professional development program for executive directors; and as executive leadership coach for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of California, San Francisco. Mr. Garfield holds a BS degree in Mass Communications from the University of Illinois and an MSW from the University of Michigan.
Mr. Garfield’s professional articles appear in traditionally published and online journals and include lead articles in Consulting Today and Harvard Business School’s Harvard Management Update.
Client organizations include The Asia Foundation, BCCI Construction Company, Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, Chevron Energy Company/Global Shipping, Kaiser Permanente Health Care Services, County of Los Angeles, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SSA Landscape Architects, Stanton Chase International Executive Search Consultants, Success Foods Marketing, Tandem/HP Computers, The American Red Cross, International Services Department, and The Ford Foundation.
Martin Kenney, Strategic Partner
Martin Kenney is a Professor at the University of California, Davis, and a Senior Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. He has published five books and over 100 scholarly articles on the development of Silicon Valley and service globalization. His two recent edited books, Understanding Silicon Valley and Locating Global Advantage, were published by Stanford University Press, where he is the editor of a book series in innovation and globalization.
He was a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School; Judge School of Management, Cambridge University; Institute of Innovation Studies, Hitotsubashi University; Kobe University; and Tokyo University. He has consulted for or lectured at various private-sector organizations including, for example, Association of Computing Machinery, Dell India, Intel, and GHX.
He has consulted or prepared commissioned papers for public-sector organizations such as Interamerican Development Bank, World Bank, OECD, the President's Council on Science and Technology, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science, and the National Research Council. His research has been supported by the NSF, the Sloan Foundation, and the Kauffman Foundation.
Dinesh Chandra, Strategic Partner
Dinesh Chandra is a global citizen by both experience and conviction. Born in India, and educated in both India and the U.S. , he has worked professionally in the U.S. and 16 other countries. He has expertise in total quality management, knowledge sharing, change management, learning communities, transformational leadership, and global management. His approach to organizational issues and management challenges involves a special blend of western and eastern values and philosophies.
Starting out as an engineer in India, Mr. Chandra acquired an MBA from the University of Florida, then served as Director of Productivity/Quality for Beckman-Coulter in India. He has delivered workshops and consulted with Fortune 500 companies around the globe, including U.S. companies involved with India and Indian companies involved with the U.S.
Mr. Chandra is co-editor of What Is True Wealth & How Do We Create It, and a contributing author to Learning Organizations: Developing Cultures for Tomorrow's Workplace and Community Building: Renewing Spirit and Learning in Business.
Peter Glassman, Affiliate Consultant
Dr. Peter J. Glassman consults on cross-cultural communication, strategic planning, public policy formation, and transformational leadership for senior business and government executives in
North America, Europe, and Asia. He provides private counsel and political forecast and analysis services to several Minister-rank government officials and numerous private business founder-owners in China.
He specializes in the technology, finance, real estate development, and education sectors. On behalf of private entrepreneurs in China, he identifies alliance opportunities in North America and Europe,
organizes introductions, and facilitates cooperation agreements. He is retained by confidential clients in China and the west to provide on-call conflict management and crisis resolution services.
Dr. Glassman is the founder and president of the Sino-American Education Council, and Vice President for Curriculum & Instruction of the Early Learning Institute in Palo Alto, California. He received his BA, MA, and PhD degrees from Columbia University. He has taught and administered at Columbia and several other major universities in the US, Europe, and Asia. He publishes private trend analysis reports for selected subscribers, is the author of a number of books and articles, and has written numerous essays on human creativity and community.
Dr. Glassman has lived and traveled extensively in China since 1982. He holds the title of Permanent Visiting Professor of Culture at Hangzhou University and at Guangxi Teacher’s University the only westerner upon whom this title has been conferred in China.
Mohan Kapur, Strategic Partner
Mohan Kapur is a leading business coach, strategic organizational development consultant, group process facilitator, public speaker and writer, with 30 years of senior management experience in India
with multi-national conglomerates. He has conducted over 1800 consulting engagements with over 300 organizations in India and the U.S., helping organizations systematically address their issues
and develop their potential.
He specializes in using a systematic methodology to identify needs, devise plans and track measureable performance goals. He has worked with large, mid-sized and small businesses, and has worked with CEOs, line managers and field staff. In India, he pioneered this approach with major corporations such as Siemens, Lucent Technologies, Honda Group, India Gypsum, Delphi, Nortel Networks, and Westinghouse. Awarded an exclusive immigration status for aliens of extraordinary ability by the U.S. Goverment, he has worked with American companies such as Alltel, Windstream, American Express, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
Mr. Kapur holds an undergraduate degree in economics from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Edwin Bernbaum, Affiliate Consultant
Dr. Edwin Bernbaum is a keynote lecturer, author, mountaineer and scholar who has done extensive research on mountain metaphors of leadership. He is the author of Sacred Mountains of the World, winner of numerous national and international awards, and co-leads annual leadership treks to Mount Everest for graduates of the Wharton MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education Programs. Independently and under the auspices of CMCT, Dr. Bernbaum offers keynote presentations, workshops and seminars for corporate and business school groups on the power of mountain metaphors to help sharpen leadership and teamwork skills, and on the insights to be gained from the mountain metaphors found in the world's different cultures. The organizations for which he has provided programs include Sprint, Gene Logic, Usinternetworking, Triton Container International, the International Association for Management Education (AACSB), the Smithsonian Institution, the John Muir Medical Center, and the National Park Service.
Dr. Bernbaum is the co-creator of CMCT's "Scaling the Heights Together" team building program, which helps corporate and non-profit leadership and work teams use the tool of mountain metaphors and the experience of hiking together in local settings to strengthen their leadership and teamwork skills.
Dr. Bernbaum holds his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a PhD in Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. He is Director of the Sacred Mountains Program of the Mountain Institute, and a Visiting Scholar in International & Area Studies at the University of California.
Carol Fleming, Affiliate Consultant
Dr. Carol Fleming is a communication consultant and speech coach who helps people increase their communication impact, and thereby their business effectiveness, by using all their communication capacities. She has worked with a wide variety of executive and professional clients, enabling their success by teaching them to be better communicators.
Her skill-building approach embraces vocal technique, articulation, intonation, poise, presence, and presentation techniques. She provides one-on-one communication coaching, workshops focused on specific communication skills, public seminars, training audio-cassettes, and a monthly newsletter offering tips and practice activities for enhancing communication skills.
Dr. Fleming is the author of the cassette series The Sound of Your Voice and The Serious Business of Small Talk. She holds a doctorate from Northwestern University. Her speech communication practice, The Sound of Your Voice, collaborates with CMCT in providing private coaching and group workshops to CMCT clients with speech communication needs, including individuals whose native language is not English.
Rafiq Dossani, Strategic Partner
Dr. Rafiq Dossani's consulting and research include business process outsourcing, innovation and entrepreneurship in information technology, financial, technology and energy-sector reform in India,
Asian entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, South Asian security, and South Asian political reform. He has advised U.S. and Indian government agencies, corporations in a number of industries (telecom, information
technology, heath care services, accounting) and associations such as the National Academies of Engineering. Recent projects have been in the areas of software offshoring operations, impacts of BPO expansion,
infrastructure restructuring, knowledge process outsourcing structures, and developed country market strategy.
He is Senior Research Scholar and Executive Director of the South Asia Program at the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. He worked previously for the Robert Fleming Investment
Banking Group, first as CEO of its India operations and later as head of its San Francisco operations. He has also been the chairman and CEO of a stockbroking firm on the OTCEI exchange in India, the
deputy editor of Business India Weekly, and a professor of finance at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Telecommunications Reform in India and Prospects for Peace in South Asia.
Dr. Dossani holds a BA in economics from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a PhD in finance from Northwestern University.