Vicki Flier Hudson
Vicki Flier Hudson is the Chief Collaboration Officer for Highroad Global Services, Inc, a company offering cross-cultural training and coaching for global virtual teams, expatriates, and leaders across borders. Vicki has helped countless mid to large-sized corporations have successful partnerships between Asia, Europe, and North America. She delivers high-impact, interactive presentations, keynotes, and webinars that build collaboration and release the power of global teams. Vicki sings and plays guitar for two hard rock bands, Overtime Crew and The Spirit of Rush, and enjoys making the pictures on her walls go crooked just by turning up the distortion on her amplifier.
She has delivered presentations and cultural competency programs to Procter & Gamble, CIBA Vision, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Siemans Healthcare, UPS, The Home Depot, Delta Airlines, and many more. Vicki is a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and a trained coach through Coaches Training Institute. Previously, she supervised and conducted training for Distribution and Manufacturing for Immucor, Inc., a worldwide blood bank automation company with affiliates throughout the globe. She also spent several years as a software analyst in the company’s I.T. department. She has lived in Nepal and Thailand, and spent 19 years traveling and working in different parts of India.
Vicki is the author of the book Zen and the Art of Offshoring: How to Build a Collaborative and Profitable Team with Your Partners in India, and a recipient of Kennesaw State University’s Instructor of the Year award for International Programs. She has also authored two articles on global teams for Industrial Management magazine. She is an active member of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR), Japan-America Society of Georgia, and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves on the Board for the TAG's International Business Society.