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“As a coach and mentor, Sirin has provided me with valuable and foundational guidance. Working with her has been an incredible experience. Sirin has helped identify my strengths, assisted me in understanding specific cultural mindsets and encouraged me to work through areas of uncertainty.”


Kelly Jackson

International Business Manager – Right Weigh, Inc.

“Sirin demonstrated global awareness and expertise for our Applied Global Negotiations Course at Thunderbird School of Global Management.  Sirin facilitated our coursework; provided real world applications; and challenged me to think differently regarding negotiations.”


Jane Shimkus

Executive Sales Representative – Merck & Co, Inc.

“Şirin Köprücü is a wonderfully accomplished expert in helping organizations expand into international markets in fast, efficient, and lasting ways. I find her focus on improving leaders’ global mindset to be absolutely critical for achieving success abroad, particularly in today’s drawbridge-up world. More importantly, she is delightful to work with… knowledgeable, open, engaging, and inquisitive in a way that helps elicit the best out of those she counsels. It is my pleasure to recommend Şirin and her global mindset platform to all those looking for a leg up in the ever-changing international marketplace.”


Tommy Goodwin

Government Relations Manager, Project Management Institute

“The session was excellent. I admit, I had been concerned that the focus might be on cultural awareness only, but was very pleased to find the broader focus on the full dynamics of working cross border.”

Global Association Executive

“Our partnership with StrategicStraits helped our organization develop an innovation and growth system that started producing immediate results, and we signed up for a long-term collaboration with this unique consulting firm to pursue our vision with the energy and speed we gained right from the beginning of our collaboration.”

Howard Beasey

President and CEO American Turkish Council


“We learned that there is no right or wrong regarding cultural preferences and that’s important when working internationally. Cultures are rooted in the shared experiences of people and develop for very good reasons.  What’s most important is to become more self aware, make an effort to understand others’ cultures, bond through similarities, and continue building trust by developing a repertoire of language and behavior to bridge differences and connect.”


Veta Richardson

President and CEO Association of Corporate Counsel

“Absolutely excellent workshop! Given the time restraint it was amazingly full of content.”


Anne Schmitz

Executive Director ECDC at NIH, U.S. Departments of HHS and ED and U.S. Department of State

“Sirin’s presentation was insightful, thought provoking and professionally delivered. We especially enjoyed her examples about different ways of doing business across different cultures and countries. Her exercises helped reinforce the learning objectives and they allowed us to learn how we could operate in foreign business environments.”


J. William Hudson

President and CEO Global Cold Chain Alliance