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Cynthia Dearin

International business strategist, speaker and author on a mission to help micro-to-medium sized companies to amplify their impact in the world.

International Business Strategist, Speaker and Author

Cynthia Dearin is on a mission to help micro-to-medium sized companies to amplify their impact in the world.

She is a keynote speaker, author and international business strategist. Cynthia is the Founder of Dearin & Associates and the International Business Accelerator – a structured program that helps companies expand into international markets.

She is the author of Camels, Sheikhs & Billionaires: Your Guide to Business Culture in the Middle East and North Africa, and the host of the Business Beyond Borders with Cynthia Dearin podcast.

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Listen, Learn and Read

Cynthia speaks regularly on topics relating to international business strategy and women in international business, via workshops, public events and online training webinars.Heading Text Here

Coaching & Consulting

Cynthia is a trusted advisor, coach and consultant to companies that are looking to make a bigger global impact and expand their business internationally.

MEDIA

Cynthia is an avid blogger and LinkedIn author, publishing content on a regular basis with the latest insights, trends and personal experiences from the world of global business.

Camels, Sheikhs & Billionaires:

Your Guide to Business Culture in the Middle East and North Africa

Have you ever considered working or doing business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and decided that the cultural differences made it all too difficult? If so, Camels, Sheikhs and Billionaires: Your Guide to Business Culture in the Middle East and North Africa is for you.
  • Provides a compelling rationale for why companies should consider the MENA as a potential market
  • Demystifies the cultures of the Middle East and North Africa
  • Highlights essential information about the commercial environments of the MENA countries
  • Takes you through the process of how to do business there, step-by-step
  • Sets out strategies for dealing with social and professional situations

Camels, Sheikhs & Billionaires

is full of unique insights from a businesswoman who has successfully navigated
the cultures of the Middle East and North Africa for more than a decade.
Written by former Australian diplomat and management consultant, Cynthia Dearin.

Customers reviews

“Cynthia and her team recently ran a Cultural Competency for the UAE training session at The Fred Hollows Foundation. Her delivery and presentation was exceptional and had the room captivated for hours. Cynthia worked with me to really understand our needs for the session prior to delivery and delivered on point and exactly what we needed. We look forward to building this relationship further.”
Nicola Marshall
Major Gift and Partnership Manager
“I recently had the pleasure of Cynthia being a presenter at workshop on business culture and tourism in the Middle East. From the moment Cynthia walked into the room she was engaging, professional and polished. Her presentation was flawless and captured the room’s attention and resonated with everyone. I couldn’t have been more pleased with how the workshop went and especially all the great comments I received from our suppliers and clients who walked away with some great insights. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cynthia as a speaker and expert on business culture in the Middle East”.
Dianne Biviano
Marketing Manager,
“Cynthia has a non nonsense experience based approach that I find very valuable. The course content acknowledges that there is an evolution that will take place, you are encouraged to focus on the next most important tasks. By following a structured path I was forced to reevaluate my own assumptions and this helped me identify opportunities in my earlier approach. I would encourage anyone who is considering expanding into other regions to contact Dearin and Associates. They will not give you a hard sell, they will help you reflect on what are your most important next steps.”
Tim Gray
Director
“Cynthia has a great depth of knowledge on doing business in the Middle East. Cynthia’s recent presentation ‘myth busting’ perceptions of the Middle East for food and beverage companies was very well received.”
Michael Rogers
General Manager, Trade
“Cynthia is knowledgeable and provides insightful guidance as to the required steps to access certain international markets. She would be a great advocate to have on your side.”
Kate Ingham
Managing Director
“Cynthia is a trusted advisor, great at sharing expertise, and supportive.”
Alan Magner
Director and Principal Consultant

podcast

Business Beyond Borders

Cynthia is the host of the Business Beyond Borders podcast, which unlocks the secrets to international business success through interviews with successful global entrepreneurs.

Blogs

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