Şirin Köprücü

Şirin Köprücü is the founder of StrategicStraits, Inc. and a global business coach/trainer/consultant with over 20 years of work experience. Şirin specializes in helping internationally growing organizations enter international markets in fast, efficient and lasting ways and leads the required processes by

  • integrating expert business partners/resources according to client needs
  • helping clients build their “innovation and growth system”
  • pointing out mechanisms that help client organizations learn continuously

Şirin is a certified Global Mindset® facilitator with the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University and a contributor to “Developing Your Global Mindset – The Handbook for Successful Global Leaders”, the first practical handbook for developing a global mindset published by Thunderbird School in 2013. Şirin also facilitates online courses on leadership, strategic marketing, global negotiations and conflict management as an international educator at the Thunderbird School of Arizona State University.

Şirin’s ability to understand strategy in global context and her deep curiosity for the circumstances of each organization enables her clients to succeed locally and globally. She thrives working with entrepreneurs, helping them innovate and realize their dreams. In her workshops and coaching sessions Şirin is able to enrich the learning experience of the global entrepreneur and leader through her extensive first- hand experience in international business as a marketer and trainer in the pharmaceutical and health communications industries.

Şirin Köprücü holds an MBA Degree with specialization in marketing from Eastern Michigan University and an undergraduate degree in business from Istanbul University. Şirin has served as an international section council member at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and as a judge in the annual George Washington University School of Business Intramural MBA Case Competition. Currently, Şirin is a consultant member at the ASAE and serves on the board of the American Turkish Council (ATC) where she has also founded the Innovation and Growth and the Business Women Dialogue Committees.

Şirin lives and works in Washington, DC. Prior to coming to the United States, she lived and worked in Turkey, the UK, Switzerland and Germany, and speaks Turkish, English and German fluently. Şirin has more than 35 years of experience in communicating with people from different country origins and pursuing different personal and professional adventures around the world.  In an effort to celebrate and connect cultures around the world, Şirin has helped start and currently is a member of the Global Friends volunteer corps of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.