LKD Consulting, LLC in association with Hofstede Insights, is having a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. at 240 Forest Ave.
Dr. Lisa DeWaard is launching and the company and moved to the Chattanooga area five years ago. She previously worked as a professor at Clemson University teaching Spanish and linguistics with a focus on intercultural communication. Before that she taught Russian at the University of Iowa.
"I am now opening a new consulting practice that assists businesses with cultural differences," said Dr. DeWaard. "Examples of the work I do include speaking at diversity and inclusion events about how national culture affects interaction, coaching executives on how to get the most out of international teams, and evaluating a company's culture to ensure it aligns with their strategy."
Dr. DeWaard is an associate partner through Hofstede Insights, a global culture consulting firm (based in Helsinki, Finland).