April Yacoub is an American executive leadership coach and cross-cultural training facilitator who brings a global perspective to her work after having lived over 20 years in Japan, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, and Israel, and working with Fortune 500 companies. She has extensive experience in developing training content based on organizational and individual cultural knowledge gaps. Her passion for building relationships, developing leaders, and promoting synergy across business lines to drive positive change and innovation inspired her to develop a Global Collaboration Competencies program that has helped improve global team dynamics and communication, and her Pre-Departure programs have helped prepare individuals and their families to thrive professionally and socially in their temporary ex-pat assignments.
Ms. Yacoub has co-written several blogs for Association for Talent Development on international business experiences such as Get to Work of Get to Know: A Close-Up on Diverse Cultures; Am I Polite Enough for Your Country; and Does it Matter Where You Sit in a Meeting? She has developed with Taka Muraji and Mala Subramaniam Coffee Break Webinars addressing topics such as What Does Diversity and Inclusion Mean in China and India, and Diversity and Appreciation. April Yacoub received her Master of Science degree in Development and International Relations from Aalborg University in Denmark and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of California, San Diego.