Global Business Mobile Talent
Los Angeles, January 27, 2016
Bringing talent and innovation into Southern California
L A Women in Leadership ...NextGenMobileTalent™
Nestlé, Broadcom, Curacao, Right Management
Re-invent YOUR future
Relocation and Housing

to be held at...
888 South OLIVE Street, LA 90014
• near Staples Center, just off the 110 freeway, exit 9th Street downtown

Bring a young colleague to this highly-interactive training
Memo from
Edwin B Cohen, Content Developer & Moderator

Why another meeting? I love this quote for its simplicity and relevance from Mr Larry Fink, Chairman & CEO, BlackRock: "In a global, interconnected economy, jobs will flow to the nations, the regions and the companies with the best training and education for talent development". GLOBALBUSINESS LIVE is designed to be helpful to companies and leaders and for those who aspire for new growth.

• practical information designed for better understanding situations.
• take-away practical info, solutions, and new contacts for a lifetime of rapport and mutual service.


9:45, CHECK-IN opens
property tours
private meetings

Delegate introductions and Moderator's commentary

10:20-10:55, Opening keynote

Invent The Future That is Calling To You

Paul David Walker


Paul David Walker helps leaders discover, unleash and manifest their natural genius while collaborating with them to invent the future that is calling them. This skill has been developed over the last 30 years, and expressed in his leadership and poetry books. Paul works with individuals and teams of leaders as a consultant and coach. He will help you integrate your natural genius or calling into your life as a leader. A psychologist, priest, or spiritual guide can do the same, but chances are they do not know much about business.

It is important that you consciously invent your future from moment to moment. He will combine his experience helping leaders invent the future of their businesses and leadership with yours. While helping to build businesses, Paul has been trained and mentored in psychology, philosophy, and finding happiness by some of the most profound teachers of our time.

We all have natural genius and gifts. Together we can release those persistent thoughts that block you from being your very best. Working together in this manner will help you live consciously with ease and grace. You will become a natural expression of your genius that is both humble and powerful, like an athlete in “The Zone.”

Paul David Walker is one of the early innovators of leadership consulting and coaching at the executive level. For more than thirty years he has successfully guided the CEOs and senior executive teams of such Fortune 500 and midsized companies as New York Life, Mutual of Omaha, Chase GIS, Finance One, Pacific Mutual, Rockwell International, Conexant Systems, Harrods, Anne Klein, Union Pacific, StarKist, The City of Long Beach, Culver Studios, and many other thriving organizations. He also is author of Unleashing Genius: Leading Yourself, Teams, and Corporations.

11 - 12:35,
NextGen and Talent Mobility Programs

Carol Joy, Head of Mobility and Immigration

Stephen A. Leach, Manager,
Workforce Diversity and Inclusion
Nestlé, USA

Andres Ruvalcaba, MSHR
Vice President Human Resources
Head of Learning and Development

In 2015 Andres Ruvalcaba was recruited for the position of Vice President of Human Resources Learning and Development for Curacao, one of the most exciting Department Store format, Consumer Electronics Retail business in the Southwestern United States. In this capacity he contributes to Curacao’s strategy by shaping the culture, support change, focusing on strategic decision, and building infrastructure. Under his leadership the HRLD department is the architect of people strategies and steward of the Curacao’s culture and is responsible of supporting Curacao in achieving its Core Purpose and to ensure that Curacao continues to attract, motivate, develop and retain the very best people. In 2012 Andres was recruited for the position of Director of Human Resources Development for The Comex Group, USA (dba Frazee Paint and Parker Paint), in this capacity he was charged with reestablishing credibility of the Human Resources department due to a high turnover (6 HR leaders in 5 years). He was also responsible of developing, managing and overseeing the implementation and execution of strategic Human Resources and Operation programs and initiatives for the West Cost (California, Arizona, Nevada, and Washington). Andres lead a team of 5 HR professionals and supported 1,000 employees in 5 business units: Outside Sales (Regional and National), Retail Stores (130+), Manufacturing (2 plants with 3 shifts), Warehouse (3 warehouses with 2 shifts) and Regional Corporate Support Center (IT, Marketing, Loss Prevention, Finance, Credit, Purchasing, Transportation, QA and R&D). Andres has in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to management of employees, has contributed to reduce legal risks, ensuring regulatory compliance, reduce unemployment payments, and successfully mediate employee relation issues. In 2014, The Sherwin-Williams Company acquired the assets for The Comex Group USA and Andres and his team were selected as the only HR professionals to continue with the company, Andres was given the task to lead the HR Integration and the culture transformation of The Comex Group USA. Andres and his team successfully integrated 800+ employees, 130+ stores, 1 plant and 1 distribution center facing short timelines and critical cross-functional interdependencies. The integration team was required to go beyond retaining the workforce (employee engagement during the integration) but charged with successfully integrating the talent from this acquisition into leaders of the new organization (talent alignment and talent development). Prior to his current position Andres was the Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations for Jenny Craig, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestlé. In this capacity he served as a strategic human resources business partner to Sales & Service, North America and Canada. Andres was responsible of all aspects of employee relations, performance management, executing recruiting strategy, managed and responded to State and Federal agency complaints, employee conflict resolution, and also served as the Company’s EEO Officer. In 2007, Andres joined Jack-in-the-Box as the Human Resources Specialist to support 150 restaurants across South- ern California and Yuma, AZ. He provided strategic human resource consulting and coaching to the region while ensuring alignment with federal, state, and local employment laws for 150 restaurants. Andres had a clear sense of what the success- ful restaurant looked like, how the right people with the right tools and proper training lead to customer satisfaction, and how this was critical to the brand’s success. In 2008 he reduced the cost of recruitment by $8,867 and improved the turnover by 66% in team leaders and 75% in team members, and received the Jack’s Staff Award. In 2010, Andres was promoted to Human Resources Generalist and oversaw the implementation and execution of strategic human resources, organization effectiveness and development programs, projects and plans for seven distribution centers in six different states (California, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona, Texas, and Illinois). In this role, he was responsible for building a strong operations team that supported the more than 2,200 company and franchise Jack in the Box and Qdoba restaurants. Through analysis of financial results, such as sales, labor, temporary help, overtime, productive hours, shrink and damage, employee relations and cost of injuries/workers compensation Andres drove continuous performance improvement within the distribution infrastructure. From 2005 to 2007, his passion and love for human resources, workplace safety and organizational development led him to manage the human resources initiatives for THE HOME DEPOT in San Diego and the Safety and Training Department of Heaviland Enterprises, in Vista CA. At The Home Depot, Andres reduced the turnover rate by incorporating the Department Supervisors and Assistant Managers in the interview process and kept the monthly training curriculum above 85%; at Heaviland Enterprises, Inc., he was charged with the development of suitable training solutions in English and Spanish that supported the operational function of the company. His leadership was instrumental in the implementation of systems and trainings that reduced the frequency of injuries by preventing accidents and screening claims for evidence of fraud and questionable compensability. During 2005 Andres was responsible of the development and implementation of the worker’s compensation program and workplace safety policies, programs and services at Catalina Restaurant Group, Inc., and in 2000 he joined the County of San Diego to manage the administration of the Office of the Alternate Public Defender-Dependency Section, where he received the Director’s Award for Employee of the Year and the County Customer Service Award. From 1995 to 2000 Andres was an associate at Ysita & Gonzalez Olguin Law Firm in Mexico City where he advised employers on personnel policies, wage/hour laws, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, strategic hiring, disciplining and firing employees, executive employment agreements, and reductions in force, he handled several arbitrations and mediations. Andres lives in San Marcos, California with his family. Curacao ranks among the top 50 electronics and appliance retailers in the U.S. The company has expanded many times over, adding new stores and warehouses, offering new services beyond retail sales, and becoming the most trusted name within our market. Curacao gains momentum with each passing year, with plans to enter Hispanic markets in new cities and give more communities access to our quality products and services. Here at Curacao we value our unique relationship with our customers. The local Latino population is more than a market to us—it is a vibrant community, and Curacao is an active member. Curacao's Children Foundation ...Our commitment to our customers goes beyond low-prices and high-quality products. Curacao Children's Foundation provides direct assistance to families in need referred by local government agencies, schools, churches, and other organizations. Families recommended to our foundation are contacted directly by our staff, have their needs assessed, and are provided with products from our stores.

Stephen A. Leach was named Manager of Workforce Diversity and Inclusion in January 2014 after serving as Nestlé’s Community Relations Manager since June 2011. As the world’s largest food and beverage company focused on Nutrition, Health, and Wellness, Nestlé is committed to “having the right people in the right place at the right time to support its ever-expanding business needs” As head of Nestlé USA’s Diversity and Inclusion, Stephen is responsible for leading the charge in recruiting, developing, and retaining the best talent that reflects Nestlé’s diverse consumer base.  Prior to this role, Stephen managed community relations where he was responsible for the development of a strategy for external affairs, corporate social responsibility, and philanthropy. In addition to his work at Nestlé, Stephen serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena and the American Diabetes Association Los Angeles Community Leadership Board. A native of Salisbury NC, Stephen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University and still continues to be an active member of their alumni association. He began his career in the non-profit sector providing direct services for such organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters, the YMCA, and The Crosby Scholars Community Partnership. In 2002, Stephen relocated to Washington D.C. and continued working with children and families in varied roles with community organizations. In May 2004, Stephen joined Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s oldest and largest child and family literacy organization serving one year as a Program Specialist before joining RIF’s government relations team, serving first as Coordinator, then Director of the department. In June 2009, he was promoted to serve on RIF’s executive leadership team when he assumed the role of Vice President of Government Relations and Community Outreach. His responsibilities included overseeing RIF’s Capitol Hill campaigns and educating members of Congress about children’s literacy. He was a guest speaker at numerous congressional forums all over the country including New York, Florida, Illinois, Alaska, and Hawaii. Stephen also worked to strengthen RIF’s multicultural literacy campaign by helping develop the South Texas Literacy Coalition and by partnering with community and school-based national organizations such as the National PTA, the National Urban League, the National Council of La Raza, as well as various American Indian tribes and advocacy groups. Stephen’s passion for humanity continues to drive him to be better and do more. He prides himself on being a role model and inspiration for the next generation of young leaders

Carol Joy left the snows of western New York to join Broadcom in Irvine as Global Mobility Manager where she has been leading the mobility function to develop best practices while aligning processes and initiatives to meet Broadcom’s strategic objectives: ensuring transferee delight, delivering efficient & effective quality services while managing costs and exploring best in class technology. Prior to Broadcom, Carol led the international relocation function for Moog Inc in East Aurora NY, and Northrop Grumman Corporation in Falls Church VA. She brings to Broadcom over 18 years of progressive experience in international HR, tax, expatriate compensation, relocation, immigration, and management of vendor services. Carol recently served on the WorldWide ERC Board of Directors and was a leading advocate and guiding the role of relocation practitioners to meet the needs of the ever changing global economy. In today’s vernacular, Global Mobility is transformational and no longer transactional. Carol enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping and traveling. Several years ago, she completed 750 miles backpacking the Appalachian Trail north from the southern terminus in Georgia. Carol’s youngest daughter, Kristin, shares her love of quilting, reading and writing short fiction. Even in California, during football season you can find Carol supporting her favorite east coast team in full team colors – red & gold.

12:30, working luncheon

Audience discussion
and ...housing, Mortgages

1:20 - 1:50,
How digital learning platforms combined with time-tested expertise will change the definition of 'support'
... for your very valuable global talent.

Elena Mosko, CEO

Founder and CEO of Globiana, Elena Mosko was born in Moscow, Russia, and first came to the USA in 1990 to join a graduate business program at one of the American universities. Having experienced the international relocation as a very young person, she never forgot the challenges of adjustment to an unfamiliar culture and the importance of the empathic support she received from expats and the other international students. Receiving the advice and the critical information for those early steps on the American soil, made it possible for Elena to succeed in her new home country. For over 20 years she continued her involvement in the Silicon Valley international community by developing support programs for newcomers to the US. More recently as a consultant to Fortune 500 clients, she also ran projects building and managing a variety of professional and educational online communities. In 2012, her vision of a high-touch cloud-based learning platform supporting the newly relocated families produced Globiana. Their unique platform educates and guides global families on pre-departure organization, cultural transition, social adaptation, local knowledge and professional and personal development post-move. Elena holds an international MBA from Santa Clara University and outside of running Globiana she is acting as chief life officer of her husband and three boys. She can also be found tending to her flock of urban chickens, pruning the backyard grape vineyard, or painting.

Globiana helps businesses educate, guide and support their globally mobile employees and their families. Successful relocation is not possible without a well-prepared and continuously supported expat. Through our unique cloud platform they get easy access to weekly coaching sessions, self-paced multi-media courses and premium resources. We educate and coach your global talent on pre-departure organization, cultural transition, social adaptation, local knowledge, professional and personal development in the new location and repatriation. Globiana’s team brings together over ten different nationalities and decades of international living experience. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Silicon Valley, California.

2 - 3:15,
Leadership – 7 Steps to Conscious Inclusion

Despite efforts, we as a nation and global community are stalled when it comes to women in key leadership roles.

Right Management research highlights how different gender and generational groups see this problem and possible solutions.

The study offers 7 clear steps
to achieve Conscious Inclusion in your workplace.

Tricia La Marca, Regional Vice President
Right Management

Karen Clark, SVP
Multicultural Strategies Manager
City National Bank

Passionate about work that aligns business objectives with talent drivers, Tricia La Marca brings more than twenty years of experience focusing on work that enhances the impact of the Human Resources function. In her current role with Right Management, Tricia and her team are responsible for the growth and development of Right Management’s talent and career management consulting business in the U.S. western states. Before joining Right in 2011, Tricia spent 8 years with PDI Ninth House (now Korn Ferry) where she was most recently Managing Director, Pacific South Region. Prior to PDI Ninth House, she had an 11 year career in the talent acquisition industry holding variety of sales, operations and leadership roles. Tricia began her career as a music teacher and continues to advocate the importance of the arts in our public school systems. An active volunteer in the Los Angeles community, Tricia is on the Board of Directors of the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles. In addition, she is Past President of the LA chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs and Century Plaza Toastmasters. Tricia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton and her Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Karen A. Clark, senior vice president, is the Multicultural Strategy Manager at City National Bank, creating marketing strategies to attract diverse clients; and working with HR to ensure recruitment & development of diverse talent. Previously, she was the national multicultural market manager for U.S. Bank; and prior, she was the development director for Operation HOPE. Karen began her career in Wells Fargo’s construction lending group; moved to Bank of America as a commercial real estate manager of a $7 billion portfolio; and later served as a corporate diversity specialist for BofA, trained and certified by J. Howard and Associates. In that role, she traveled BofA’s footprint internationally teaching managers how to attain greater bottom line productivity utilizing effective inclusionary practices; self-examination; and, behavioral change. She later authored a strategic plan, adopted by the CEO, to move deserving women and minorities up the corporate ladder. Karen serves on the following boards: Educating Young Minds (secretary); L.A. Women’s Theatre Festival (secretary); Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Center (treasurer); L.A. County Parks Foundation (development chair); Streetlights Production Assistant Program; and, financial education director for the Duke Media Foundation. She holds a BA in economics (CSU Sacramento); was named one of the “Top 20 Black Female Power Players in L.A. Business” Focus Magazine 2012. She is an actor, singer, songwriter, & spoken word artist. Her sophomore album, the Karen A. Clark Project, is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby. She has been featured locally on the main stage of the Long Beach Jazz Fest; Pip’s; and the Central Ave Jazz Fest to name a few. Karen’s one woman theatrical show “The Women”, has been featured numerous times (2013 – present) at the Ivy Substation (home of The Actor’s Gang); The Electric Lodge; The Fremont Centre Theatre.... connect on fb, Twitter, Instagram – karenaclark

NextGen Leading a Multi-cultural Org

Peter Kordos ...

Born in Eastern Europe, Peter speaks four languages, and has lived, worked and traveled to six continents and over 70 countries in the past 20 years. Peter has lived in the United States for the past ten years. He is a member of Society of Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR).

Peter will be accompanied by a client

Global Leadership * Virtual Collaboration * Effective Multicultural Teams

Peter is Multi-lingual: English, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and basic Russian... and he is an experienced cross-cultural educator, speaker, trainer and consultant. He has an extensive entrepreneurial background that includes working in corporate strategy, organizational turn-around, environmental consulting and intercultural training.

Over the past ten years he has worked with multinational corporations and businesses such as: 3M, Apple, Audi, Avery Dennison, Boeing, Bombardier, Bosch, Chrysler, Dell, Disney, General Motors, Graebel, Honeywell, Nestle, Nissan, Procter & Gamble, TetraPak, and Valero. In addition, he has worked with the US Military, including The Navy Seals and the Special Boat Team. Peter specializes in leadership development, intercultural communication and cultural relocation strategies for management executives, providing relocation strategies & cross-cultural training for companies as well as working with expatriate and repatriate families looking to relocate to different countries. Peter combines workplace and life experiences from living and working in Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, England and the United States. These experiences provide him with an excellent background for assisting the diverse needs of his clients by using an interactive presentation style combined with practical information that is immediately applicable. Specialties:
- Global Leadership Development
- Cross-Cultural & Intercultural Training
- Multicultural Team Building
- Executive Coaching
- Corporate Global Responsibility

3:45, Moderator's summary and announcements

adjourn for property tours
private meetings

For more information, contact Ed Cohen:
Phone: +1.619.787.3100
Conference Sponsors:
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