Randall Stieghorst, Partner
Randall Stieghorst is a principal with Language & Culture Worldwide where he brings over 20 years of personal and professional cross-cultural experience—including living, working, and studying for extended periods in Eastern and Western Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. Born in the U.S., his focus at LCW is on intercultural training design and delivery, as well as translation and consulting projects.
As part of LCW initiatives to increase our clients' competency for leveraging and working with today’s global markets, Randall has designed and developed cross-cultural programs for groups ranging from Fortune100 firms to world class educational institutions.
Complementing his undergraduate work in International Studies, he received his International M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business in Management, Strategy, and Economics. He has also pursued on-going professional development such as those found at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication in Oregon and the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualifying Seminar. He is proficient in adult-learning methodologies, counseling, and language instruction. Randall's first professional experience as a trainer was with a premiere language school where he led Spanish and English language training programs for small groups and individuals.
For nearly three years, Randall served as an educator and technical trainer for the U.S. Peace Corps in Latvia. He was responsible for the design and facilitation of two intensive 11-week pre-service technical training programs, preparing incoming Volunteers to work in the Latvian education system. As an educator in Latvian education system, Randall worked primarily with students in grades 7-12. During this time, he also led teacher-training seminars, worked short-term with elementary school children in grades 2-4, and presented at international and multi-lingual workshops.
Randall began developing his cross-cultural skills in 1987 as an AFS exchange student in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His time at Colegio Loyola, one of the country's most demanding high schools, was the beginning of what would eventually become a very international personal and professional life. Randall is proud to speak numerous languages well, the strongest of which include Spanish, Portuguese, Latvian, and French.