The authors
The Mindful International Manager was written by Jeremy Comfort
and Peter Franklin. They were both brought up and educated in
Great Britain but since then have both had international and
intercultural careers, working outside the UK (mainly in Europe)
and with people from all over the world.

Jeremy Comfort founded York Associates, UK, nearly thirty years ago with the mission to develop people internationally. He has trained and coached hundreds of individuals and teams who face the ever more complex challenges of working internationally. Jeremy is responsible for creating the Developing People Internationally approach, an innovative set of training materials out of which this book has grown.

Jeremy has published extensively in the field of business language, communication and intercultural learning. His titles include the Oxford Business Skills (Oxford University Press 1994 – 98) and Best Practice (Heinle 2007).

Jeremy is accredited to use both the International Profiler and also the Team Management Profile. He combines these tools with training seminars and transition coaching for multinational clients such as Nestlé, Henkel and UEFA.

Peter Franklin is professor of intercultural business and management communication at HTWG Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He is a co-founder member of the KIeM Konstanz Institute for Intercultural Management, Values and Communication and is director and editor of The Delta Intercultural Academy, an internet-based knowledge and learning community devoted to culture and communication in international business.

His teaching and research activities cover language, communication and culture in international business.

A book entitled Intercultural Interaction: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Intercultural Communication, by Helen Spencer-Oatey and Peter Franklin, will be published by Palgrave-Macmillan in 2009.

Since 1989, Peter Franklin has advised, trained and addressed numerous international corporate and institutional clients in the area of intercultural communication, co-operation and management. His work in recent years has focused on post-merger integration, international team building and intercultural management competence development.

Peter is licensed to use The International Profiler development tool. The competency set on which it is based features in The Mindful International Manager. In cooperation with its creators at WorldWork Ltd., London, he was responsible for the localisation of the German version of the Profiler.

Peter Franklin has lived in Germany since 1978 and has mainly worked there but also for short periods in the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.