President and CEO of Global LK, a global management consulting firm, has lived on three continents and worked in over 93 countries.
In 1989, she launched a management consultancy to build, leverage and develop leaders and managers in an increasingly global economy.
Laraine is a sought after consultant and speaker on diversity and inclusion trends in the global workplace and marketplace. She provides strategic managemnet consulting, facilitation and program delivery for a variety of global organizations.
She has a strong understanding of inclusion and diversity opportunities and challenges with a global perspective. Laraine focuses on cultural, religious, gender and generational issues and how they impact on organizational effectiveness and inclusiveness.
She advises, mentors, and educates leaders and team members on the value of inclusive leadership. Her ability to communicate the complexities of the global mindset has been recognized in multiple media.
Her clients and experience include diverse organizations in the public and private sector, many national and international businesses and several law, financial and professional services firms.
Laraine has ‘leaned in’ and has both a personal and professional interest and expertise in leveraging and including global diversity and inclusion.
She takes a well-rounded approach to expanding her own cross cultural competence, and draws from life experience, study, research, and travel – in particular, she enjoys exploring a culture from the seat of her bicycle and cycles in as many countries as possible.
In most of the Northern Hemisphere, September post-Labour Day is the demarcation between summer holidays ending and the school year beginning.
September is the month of new beginnings for many children and students.
It is frequently the month in which there is a renewal and "start-up" of processes at home and in the work place. Read more
In the beginning ….. as many stories start, a company had a head office in a city in the US, travel and communication were complex and complicated so it took a great deal of time and trouble to get input from “the region.” Read more
This article re-affirms that diversity training is a key step in building awareness within organizations of what diversity is, and what the organizational business case is for valuing those differences. Diversity training provides a forum and venue for discussion, in a safe and controlled environment, of topics that are frequently not discussed. Read more
An American golf ball manufacturer launched its products in Japan packed in boxes of four, then had to change the package size. Why? In Japanese the word "four" sounds like the word for "death." Things don't sell well packed in four. Read more
Your organization is filling a very specific job and the list has been narrowed to two suitable candidates. The first interview didn’t go as planned. The candidate, a newcomer to Canada, didn’t shake your hand when they entered, never looked you in the eye, and was reluctant to talk about past accomplishments. Read more
Workforce Diversity Network
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Workforce Diversity Network Executive Director
Guided by the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management, operation, and well-being of WDN. The Executive Director champions the development and implementation of the organization's mission and goals, oversees the organization's strategic plans, manages the organization's financial operations, and provides leadership and direction to WDN contractors and volunteers.