SimTanzer

Who We Are

SimTanzer LLC is a small consulting business with two partners, Catherine Q. E. Sim, PhD, MBA, and Norbert K. Tanzer, PhD. We specialize in helping organizations to be more effective, especially across cultures and borders. As a boutique consulting firm, we can customize our coaching and training programs to the specific needs of our clients.

 

With an MBA in International Management and a PhD in Organizational and Cross-Cultural Psychology, Catherine Sim brings a rare mix of business and psychological acumen to the consulting relationship. Understanding both the soft skills side of management and the hard skills side of business gives Catherine the ability to see situations from different perspectives, making her a better business partner. The synergy created from her understanding of business and management principles, and her knowledge about organizational psychology (leadership development, organizational change processes, etc.) makes her a wholistic management consultant and executive coach.

 

Catherine has a wealth of international experience, having lived and worked in 12 cities across 6 countries and 3 continents.  Leveraging her international and cross-cultural expertise, Catherine helps leaders and organizations to be more effective in cross-border, cross-cultural, and multicultural situations. She helps her clients to not only understand and appreciate cultural differences, but also to use them to create synergy and added value.

 

With his doctoral training in the field of psychometrics and research methods, Norbert Tanzer is an expert in survey design, data analyses, development of performance metrics, and evaluation of training programs. He has developed and validated a number of surveys and individual assessments for use in a multicultural context, including measures of Work-Life Balance, Person-Workplace Fit, Emotional Intelligence, Proactive Personality, Networking, Job Performance, Job Satisfaction and Employee Engagement.


Norbert is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and holds a PhD in Psychology/Mathematics from the University of Vienna, Austria. He is bilingual (German and English) and has two decades of international experience, gained from working in Austria, Australia, China, Norway, Singapore, and the USA (Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas).

 

What We Do

SimTanzer LLC coaches leaders to attain their leadership potential by achieving personal best, and make their impact by delivering best performances in themselves and in their teams. We consult with organizations to help them thrive, and be more effective and successful. As every client and every situation is unique, we work together with our clients to customize solutions according to their specific situation and needs.

 

Catherine has a wealth of international experience, having lived and worked in 12 cities across 6 countries and 3 continents. Leveraging her international and cross-cultural expertise, Catherine helps the leaders to be more effective in cross-border, cross-cultural, and multicultural situations. She helps her clients to not only understand and appreciate cultural differences, but also to use them to create synergy.

Managing Partner

Catherine Sim, PhD, MBA

catherine@simtanzer.com

858.413.7462

 

Academic Degrees

MBA in International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management, U.S.A.

PhD in Organizational and Cross-Cultural Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria

Maȋtrise (MA) in Social Psychology, Université Paris X, France

 

Languages Spoken

English, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Chaozhou, Fujian), French, German

 

International Experience

Austria, China, France, Singapore, The Netherlands,  U.S.A.

 

Consulting Experience

Allergan, Autodesk, Ericsson, Flowserve, HP, Honeywell, Lucent Technologies, Medtronic, Nestlé, Pentair, Qualcomm, SAP, Shepell-FGI, UN Peacekeeping Forces, Western Digital, The City of Chula Vista

 

 

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