Linda F. Jacobsen

Linda Jacobsen is the founder and president of Global Vision Strategies. Her specialty is designing and facilitating customized solutions in global business, but her first love is teaching. Linda has conducted over one thousand training sessions over the past ten years, from working with legal and cultural aspects of negotiating, to international human resources, global marketing, and training programs with both workplace and family focus. Over time, her expertise has evolved to include facilitating key global meetings, world class keynote addresses, and diplomatic and trade representation around the world.

Ms. Jacobsen holds both a B.A. in English Literature and a B.S. in Linguistics from Iowa State University in the United States. She earned her Master's Degree in the Teaching of English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., USA, and at the Université de Dijon, France. She has taught ESL from the elementary grades through university, and has extensive experience in refugee resettlement.

For the past eleven years, Linda has been working with global relocation and cross-cultural training as it affects families, motivation, and productivity in the workplace. She has studied, lived, worked, and taught overseas, and has also been an accompanying spouse without a work visa. Her particular areas of in-depth specialty are China, India, West Africa, and the countries of Eastern Europe. Recently, the city of Zhengzhou, in Henan province, China, bestowed upon her the honor of representing their city of over 5 million in their business interests abroad. 

Linda is very active in community service and international relations and has been recognized by the Working Woman Network as a recipient of the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for Social Responsibility. Global Vision Strategies was also honored as the Exporter of the Year 2000, by the US Small Business Administration. Global Vision Strategies is a proud corporate sponsor of National Public Radio in St. Louis. Linda is committed to working toward global peace through business, education, and empowerment. 


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