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AGC Global Training

Customized multicultural training programs to help American and Asian business people learn how to do business globally and teach a multicultural workforce how to work together. For more info see www.AGCSeminars.com

Jinsoo Terry
Edu-Tainment Programs

Customized educational entertainment programs led by Jinsoo Terry. For more information and to book her contact Jinsoo Terry

Creating Superheroes:
Music Rap Album

Creator, Jinsoo Terry.

Teenagers, young leaders and college age students. Enjoy positive rap and hip-hop music to give your day a positive boost. Price: $12.99

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Jinsoo Terry Music Samples

Jinsoo: Succeeding in America the Jinsoo Way

USA English version.
Author, Jinsoo Terry

This is Jinsoo Terry’s story coming to America. Read her personal story. Learn from her tips and ideas. She shows you how to make it in the USA. “If Jinsoo can do it, you can do it too.”

Price: $ 16.95

P.A.L.B.O.T and Mr. Kim
Come to America


First Issue. Creator, Jinsoo Terry

Young people, parents, grandparents and family friends will love to give this funny comic book to anyone who wants to see the funny experiences Mr. Kim has in America and how he learns American culture from PALBOT the robot. Also, the reader will learn Korean culture from Mr. Kim. A great guide to learn multicultural differences.

Available in English or Japanese

Price: $ 14.95

“Be Confident in the
World” Tee Shirt

Unique design by Jinsoo Terry. 100% cotton. Good to wear to get in a positive, happy mood. This exclusive design will bring cultural awareness to you and your community. Wear when you want to be creative and have fun.

Sizes: S M L

Colors: Hot Pink or Royal Blue

Price: $ 29.95

“Jinsoo Terry” Rapper’s Bandana

Do you want to have a positive mind and be creative? Wear this “Jinsoo Terry” rapper’s cultural awareness bandana, just like Jinsoo Terry.

One size fits all.

Colors: Hot Pink or Royal Blue/Orange

Price: $ 11.95

About Us: Advanced Global Connections

The AGC Corporate Diversity Training and Consulting Team brings extensive organizational leadership experience in:

  • Cultural Diversity Training
  • International Business Practices
  • Organizational Leadership Training
  • Teaching Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
  • Effectively Providing Cross-Cultural Solutions to the Business World

AGC consultants, instructors and facilitators are some of the best in the fields of corporate diversity training, cultural diversity training, organizational leadership training and intercultural communication in the workplace. They hold graduate degrees in diverse areas including business, cross-cultural communication, executive development, education, psychology and law.

All have substantial international experience and are familiar with the struggles faced by executives who compete in the global business environment.

For more information about Advanced Global Connections' Training Programs click here.



Jinsoo Terry, Founder and CEO

Blaine Carman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Eric Mendelsohn, Director of Programs

Timothy J. Colbert, Director of Training

Danielle Pelletier, Program Development



Terry Hird

Peter Wilton

Syndi Sied


AGC Trainers and Consultants Have Worked With:

  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Intel
  • Citibank
  • Toyota
  • Kodak
  • UC Berkeley
  • LG
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Motorola
  • Samsung
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Gap
  • Direct TV
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • And many others

Jinsoo Terry, Founder and CEO

Jinsoo Terry created Advanced Global Connections, LLC in 2004 to meet the demand for training, consultancy and other services related to multicultural business activities in the USA and abroad. She is a well-known author and speaker in the USA, Asia and increasingly in Europe, and has gained a reputation as an expert on multicultural and motivational issues. Her skills in managing widely multicultural workforces led to a demand for Jinsoo to speak at international events on the subject, and to help the US Department of Commerce with multicultural trade issues. She co-founded the Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in San Jose, and Success Builders International in Silicon Valley to help train business owners and professionals in communication, leadership and human relations. She founded a San Francisco chapter of Toastmasters International which she called the Rhinoceros Business Club (“charge straight ahead, thick skinned”) in 1998, where she has mentored more than 800 young business people in public speaking and leadership.

A member of the National Speakers’ Association, she makes frequent speeches and presentations at major events and conferences. She is a regular weekly columnist for The Korea Times, America’s largest Korean newspaper, and for the Korean Christian Times. She was voted Most Influential Korean-American by The Korea Times, has been featured on Channel 5, CBS Eyewitness News in the San Francisco Bay Area and hailed as one of the top 10 Asian Pacific Island community leaders by ABC TV. San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown proclaimed July 10, 2001 “Jinsoo Terry Day” in recognition of her contributions to the San Francisco business community. She was also proclaimed Minority Business Advocate of the Year in 2003 by the US Department of Commerce, and was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for her assistance with minority outreach and trade promotion activities. In 2004 she gained the US Commercial Service Export Award.

For more information on Jinsoo Terry go to www.jinsooterry.com.


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Blaine Carman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Blaine Carman is a business professional with 20 years proven experience in marketing and business development for international high technology companies. He recently developed and grew an IT business incubator for Japanese startups entering Silicon Valley, called the U.S.-Japan Business Incubation Center. The center is a project of JETRO (the Japan External Trade Organization), a Japanese semi-governmental trade organization.

Prior to managing the U.S. - Japan Business Incubation Center, Blaine was Pricing Manager of a $3 billion division of Sun Microsystems where he succeeded in developing and implementing worldwide pricing strategy for the division’s products. He also held a variety of management positions for both U.S. and Asian enterprises providing marketing and operational leadership for companies seeking to globalize their business.

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Eric Mendelsohn, Director of Programs

With over 20 years of professional experience in education and management, Eric has worked with a wide range of individuals and organizations from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. He has an M.A. in English and extensive management and program development experience, as well as many years of teaching and training experience in various aspects of Business Communications.

As the Director of Learning Development at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, he designed and implemented learning and training programs for a diverse, international student population. He has also taught courses at San Jose State University and The Academy of Art University, and is a highly skilled workshop facilitator and dynamic and engaging speaker.

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Timothy J. Colbert, Director of Training

Tim holds a M.A. in Intercultural Management from the School for International Training. He has lived and worked in North America, South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. His extensive intercultural experience includes work with the Korean Department of Education, The Arab-American University in Palestine, the Soros Foundation in Bulgaria, as well as extensive training and facilitation work in Chile and Japan.

Tim has experience developing successful training programs for an impressive array of clients, including (among others) multinational companies in the technology, automotive, clothing, telecommunications, aerospace and financial services sectors. He is a strong communicator and has authored many intercultural training materials, including “Beyond Words”, a cross-cultural training handbook for Chilean professionals. He also co-developed “Working in America”, a handbook for foreign-born job seekers living in the Bay Area.

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Danielle Pelletier, Program Development

Danielle has been developing custom-designed courses and teaching the English language and U.S. culture since 1997. Prior to teaching, Ms. Pelletier worked for ten years in the business sector in operations, sales, marketing and account management. She blends her experience in the business world with extensive experience teaching communication skills.

Ms. Pelletier has taught students from Asia, the Middle East, South America, Russia, India, Europe and Africa in Intensive English Programs at universities and colleges on both coasts ~ Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. She has also worked on a one-on-one basis with international professionals in U.S. companies in the software engineering, financial services, biotechnology, and sound technology industries.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a Concentration in Interpersonal Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a TEFL Certificate from New World Teachers in San Francisco, California and a MATESOL from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Terry Hird

Terence Hird, Founder of Negotiation-International and a UC Berkeley Extension Honored Instructor, has over 35 years of international business and negotiation experience under his belt. Mr. Hird’s work as a business owner, consultant and educator has brought him into contact with top business organizations and learning institutions around the world. He has done business and negotiation in more than fifty countries around the world including countries throughout Asia, Europe, The Middle East, South America, and Africa.

Selected as a UC Berkeley Extension Honored Instructor in 2004, Terry teaches various programs for UC Extension including business negotiation and international business strategy. His negotiation training and facilitation has recently included many Bay Area firms and organizations such as Genentech, Wells Fargo, InterMune, The Port of Oakland, Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Lab, Chevron, and Samsung.

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Peter Wilton

Peter Wilton is a Lecturer in Marketing at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. He teaches Global Marketing Strategy and International Management. He has served on the faculties of Duke and Purdue Universities in the U.S. and the Graduate School of Management at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He is also currently a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He has also collaborated with a variety of international professional bodies to design and deliver executive development initiatives that enrich the organization's membership.

Peter Wilton has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships for his work in management, including several from the prestigious National Science Foundation as well as the Marketing Science Institute. In the US, he has been recognized by Business Week magazine as one of the country’s leading business instructors. In addition, he has been recognized in the Who’s Who Registry of Leading American Executives. His articles on management appear in numerous leading journals, including the Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Retailing, the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, and European Research.

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Syndi Sied

Syndi Seid, founder and director of Advanced Etiquette, is the etiquette expert of choice to companies, organizations, and individuals seeking comprehensive training and consulting in international business and social etiquette and protocol. She presents the most comprehensive training and consulting available in contemporary etiquette and protocol. She advises and instructs foreign nationals conducting business in the United States, corporate executives, and private individuals who wish to master this new form of professional polish.

As a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington, Syndi holds the highest certifications available as an Independent Certified Corporate, International Protocol Officer, Children's and Teen, Tea Etiquette Trainer and Consultant. Her television appearances include Good Morning America on ABC; Party At Home on HGTV; Picture This on Discovery Home Channel; National Evening News, Eye on America on CBS, Trading Spouses on Fox, and Evening Magazine on CBS.

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Contact Advanced Global Connections

For more information on facilitator training, cultural diversity workplace and japanese business culture please call us: (415) 348-6256

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