Cross-Cultural And Intercultural Communication, Diversity Expert, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Author
(AKA Dr. Thomas Connell, President, Interlink Consulting Services, Inc.)
Dr. Thomas Connell (Dr. Culture) is a member of the National Speakers Association and an internationally recognized expert and speaker on Intercultural communications, cultural diversity and business communication. He is also President of Interlink Consulting Services, Inc. which delivers specialized, needs-driven, Business Management, Intercultural And Diversity Training for International Program Managers, Expatriates, Study Abroad participants, as well as IMSOs, Special Forces, Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Security Assistance personnel.
Tom holds a BS in Journalism, MS in International Human Resource Management, and a PhD in US-Latin America Diplomatic History. He is the winner of several awards including the Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil Award and two-time winner of the Thomas Jefferson Award. He has appeared in nearly all the main US media outlets and the BBC.
A former military officer, Connell worked with US Special Operations Forces for almost a decade developing and directing the only Cross-Cultural Communications course in the Department of Defense. In 1995, he formed Interlink Consulting Services, Inc. that today now boasts more than 200 specialists. Connell and his team members present their training in-person, anywhere in the world.
Clients include global businesses, law enforcement, active duty-reserve military and government agencies, US Special Forces, International Special Forces members, and universities. Connell is a featured Keynote speaker and lecturer at National Defense University, Army War College, and the US Coast Guard’s Yorktown Training Center. He is the author of the popular “Dr. Culture’s Newsletter,” a subscription publication explaining American cultural components, US historical issues and activities for each month. The newsletter is written for international students and non-US employees working for American businesses while in the US or in their home country.
“Dr. C’s” first book, “America’s Japanese Hostages: The WWII Plan for a Japanese Free Latin America” exposed a Top Secret WWII program in which the US kidnapped Latin Americans of Japanese background, brought them to the US, and traded them for American POWs.
The release date for his next book, “Dr. Culture Explains The Secrets Of The American Culture” is early-2017.
FOOTNOTE: International students first called Connell “Dr. Culture.” It quickly became his professional name and is now a registered trademark.